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the IAS and other services under the UPSC. General studies is a vast subjects so it helps to know the best books for the ias exam. REFERENCE BOOKS FOR PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION: General Studies Download NCERT Books Free 1. Indian History - India Struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra; NCERT Books ( XI & XII ) 2. Geography - Spectrum 3. Indian Polity - Constitution of India by Bakshi 4. Indian Economy - Plus One, Plus Two Books, Pratiyogita Darpan 5. General Science - Tata Mc Graw Hill Guide 6. Mental Ability - Quantitative Apitude by R.S. Aggarwal 7. Current Affairs - Some magazines and Newspapers i. The Hindu/The Times of India ii. Frontline iii. Civil Service Chronicle iv. Chanakya v. Competition WIZARD vi. Civil Services Today 8. Guides 1. Tata Mc Graw Hill 2. Spectrum 3. Unique Topic Wise Reference On General Studies Books on Indian History & Culture: NCERT (+ 2 level) — Ancient India, Medieval India, Modern India. Publication Division : Gazetteer of India (Vol 2 : History & Culture) Gandhi Nehru Tagore & Ambedkar — Gopal Krishna Bipin Chandra - Modern India A.C.Banerjee - History of Modern India Raghavan Aiyer — Mahatma Gandhi Books on Geography: NCERT : Physical Geography of India for X - XII Std A Good School Atlas Sharma & Cotinho : Economic and Commercial Geography of India. Khullar : India- A Comprehnsive Geography Charles Farro : General Principles of World Geography Charles Farro : Monsoon Asia Reports published by Centre for Science and Enviornment And Tata Energy Research Institute National journal - Kurukshetra, Yojana etc. Down to earth Books on Indian Economy: NCERT (+1 level)—Evolution of Indian Economy(I C Dhingra). Mishra & Puri or Dutt & Sundaram - Indian Economy Economic Survey The Economic Times,Business Standard Yojana Books on Social and National Issues : Social Problem - Ram Ahuja Social Welfare Magazine - Published by ministry of social welfare
Kalikinkar Datta 5. Madan : Bhartiya Rajya Vyavastha D.Volume I. Spectrum or Unique For General Reference 4. III J.R. Basu—Indian Constitution Kashyap—Constitution of India Publication Division—Subhash C.C. (+2 level) : Biology.Volume I & II Satish Chandra 3. Bakshi—Indian Constitution Our Constitution : Subhash C. Wonder that was India . II.C. Popular Science Series (CSIR) Reports Of the Ministry of Science and Technology Yojana Science Reporter Science and Technology in India .L.D.L. Medival India . Ancient India Social and Culture . Mukherjee BOOKS ON MODERN INDIA 1.A. 4.C.Luniya 3. Bhashem.L. Ancient India .Jha. Guides like Tata Mc Graw Hill. Ancient India . Modern Indian History . One competitive Magazine 3.Groover & Grooover. Kashyap Frontline Magazine IIPa Journal Books on Science & Technology: NCERT : (10 level) : Science. kashyap Perspective on Constitution : S.Gupta : Statistical Methods Books on India and the World : Journal of peace Studies World Focus Strategic Analysis South Asian Journal Other Books for General Studies: 1. H. Advanced study in the History of Medival India . Wonder that was India . Mehta 2.an introductory outline . Medival India . Majumda. 2. A struggle for Independence .Yojana/Kurukshetra IIPa Journal Books on Indian Polity: NCERT (+1 level)—Indian Political System N.C.D. .Rizzvi 4. IAS History Books REFERENCE BOOKS FOR HISTORY PRELIMS : BOOKS ON ANCIENT INDIA : 1.Spectrum Books on Statistics: (NCERT +1 level) Elementary Statistics S.L.N.Bipin Chandra .L. India Year Book latest 2. 2. Kashyap : Our Parliament P.M. Raychaudhurai.Mukherjee BOOKS ON MEDIVAL INDIA 1. An Advanced History of India .
Modern India .D.XI.Agnihotri 3.Krishna Reddy 2.98) .B.D. IX.K.Bridget and Raymond Allchin Ancient India in historical outline (Revised and enlarged edition .S. Mehta A history of South India . IGNOU Material 5.Mishra REFERENCE BOOKS OVERALL : BOOKS ON ANCIENT INDIA • • • • • • • • NCERT (11th) The Advanced History of India . Nilakanta Shastri IGNOU material (specially on agriculture and agrarian relations and culture) BOOKS ON MODERN INDIA • • • • • • NCERT (12th) A new look into the modern Indian history .Bipin Chandra.L Grover Freedom struggle .(a) IGNOU booklet no.Majumdar. Indian History .J. Mukherjee NCERT BOOKS VIII. Raychaudhuri & Datta Social life and cultural life of both Delhi Sultanate and Mughal India . 2 The rise of civilization of India and Pakistan .XII History HISTORY BOOKS GUIDE 1.L.Majumdar. Varun Dey and Amlesh Tripathy (NBT) India's struggle for independence .3.Bipin Chandra Modern India .N. Raychaudhuri & Datta The wonder that was India . Sharma BOOKS ON MEDIEVAL INDIA • • • • • NCERT (11th) The Advanced History of India . A. 4. Competition Wizard Workbook.Bipinchandra 4. Jha Mauryan : Ashoka and the decline of mouryan empire . X.Sumit Sarkar IGNOU material (specially on freedom struggle) . Freedom Struggle . L Bashaon Indus Civilization .L.Romila Thapar Indian Feudalism . Indian History .R.A. Y.