Reference Books for UPSC Mains Exam Preparation

Many of the Books for UPSC Mains Exam and  IAS Prelims Exam 2017-  2018  is common. But some books needed to special focus on some special topics which is exclusively for some subjects. For instance International relations, disaster Management, India after Independence, Ethics, internal security etc. need some additional standard books along with different ministry websites, magazines and newspapers .Along with this, you can refer our online study material which makes your preparation better.

Books for UPSC Mains

The below list of books for UPSC prepared from the feed backs from toppers who found these books useful for their IAS preparation. Time to time we are updating the list on the basis of their relevance on exam point of view. So keep checking this page .

 Books for UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam Preparation

  1. India’s struggle for independence by Bipan Chandra. (Modern History)
  2. History Of Modern India – Bipan Chandra. (History)
  3. India’s Ancient Past- RS Sharma. (Ancient History)
  4. History of Medieval India – Sathish Chandra. (Medieval History)
  5. Indian art and culture by Nitin Singhania.( Art & Culture)
  6. The Wonder that was India – AL Bhasham (Art & Culture
  7. Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations – M. Laxmikanth (Polity)
  8. Science and Technology in India – TMH. (Science & Technology)
  9. India Year Book (Current Affairs)India year book 2017
  10. Manorama Yearbook (Current Affairs)
  11. Certificate of Physical and human geography by G C Leong. (Physical Geography)
  12. Geography of India by Masjid Hussain. (Indian Geography)
  13. Oxford School Atlas.(Geography)
  14. Environment by Shankar IAS.(Environment)
  15. Environmental Studies: From Crisis to Cure – Rajagopalan. (Environment)
  16. Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh. (Economics)
  17. Economic survey. (Economics)
  18. Contemporay Essays by Ramesh Singh. (Essay paper)
  19. Essays for Civil Services – Pulkit Khare. (Essay Paper)
  20. 151 ESSAYS For UPSC Mains. (Essay Paper)
  21. Social Problems In India – Ram Ahuja. (Indian Society-GS1)
  22. India After Gandhi–Ramchandra Guha.(History – GS1)
  23. World History by Norman Lowe OR History of Modern World – Jain and Mathur (World History-GS1)
  24. IAS Mains General Studies Paper 2 (Arihant Manual – GS2)
  25. Governance in India by Laxmikanth  -(Governance – GS2)
  26. Pax Indica by Shashi Tharoor.(Foreign Policy – GS 2)
  27. Challenge and Strategy: Rethinking India’s Foreign Policy (Foreign Policy – GS2)
  28. India’s National Security: A Reader. (Internal Security – GS3)
  29. Challenges to Internal Security of India. (Internal Security – GS3)
  30. Lexicon for Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude. ( Ethics – GS4)
  31. IAS Mains General Studies – Ethics. ( Arihant Manual – GS4)

Also read : UPSC Exam Syllabus for IAS Prelims, Mains

Other Book Lists

  1. IAS Books for UPSC Prelims Preparation
  2. IAS Books for  UPSC Prelims & Mains Preparation
  3. Optional Book List for IAS Preparation
  4. NCERT Books for IAS Preparation
  5. Useful IAS Books in Hindi
  1. Civil Services Interview: How to Excel.
  2. What…? When…? How…? Answers to All Questions about Civil Services (Prelims, Mains and Interview).

 Books for UPSC Mains Exam in the Hindi Language

As many of the books given in the English Language, corresponding books in the Hindi language are available in the book market. Hindi medium students can check the link UPSC IAS Books in the Hindi Language to buy from Amazon at a lower price.

Books for Other Competitive Exams

Links of UPSC Books at online Stores

Full list of UPSC books available in Amazon
Full list of UPSC books available in Flipkart

Also read :Useful websites for IAS preparation

Free Resources For UPSC IAS Exam

  1. Yojana Magazine Download
  2. Download Kurukshetra Magazine
  3. Pratiyogita Darpan issue
  4. Download IGNOU Books 
  5. NCERT Books Download.
  6. Buy NCERT Books Online
  7. Free IAS Study Materials
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