Best books for preparation of UPSC Prelims and Mains Exam

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Start with NCERT than go deep !

NCERT books are the most fundamental books to begin preparation for UPSC Civil Services Examination, they hold the best content as they are prepared by research scholars from premier institutitions and what makes them the best is they are written in a very simple and lucid manner because they are mainly for school children so the aspirants can easily grasp difficult topics and concepts and once done with the basic study of NCERT books from standard 6 to standard 12 than the aspirants can go for deep study by referring books written by eminent authors. We are listing below books that are important for the preparation of Prelims and Mains Exam.

Indian History :

♦ India's Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra
♦ History of Modern India by Bipan Chandra
♦ A brief history of modern India by spectrum
♦ Indian History and Culture by V.K Agnihotri
♦ History of Medieval India by Satish Chandra
♦ India's Ancient Past by R.S. Sharma 
♦ The Wonder That Was India by A.L. Basham
♦ Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania

Indian Polity :

♦ Indian Polity by M Laxmikanth
♦ Introduction to the Constitution of India - D D Basu
♦ Bhartiya Rajya Vyavastha by N.L. Madan
♦ Indian Constitution by P.M. Bakshi
♦ Our Constitution by Subhash C. Kashyap 


 Certificate Physical and Human Geography by  Goh Cheng Leong
♦ Geography of India by Majid Hussain
♦ Oxford School Atlas by Oxford. 

Indian Economy:

♦ Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh
♦ The Indian Economy by Sanjiv Verma
♦ Summary of economic survey and ARC Reports

Environmental Studies:

♦ Environmental Studies: From Crisis to Cure by Rajagopalan
♦ Environment for Civil Services Prelims and Mains and Other Competitive Examinations by D R Khullar
♦ Environment & Ecology: Biodiversity, Climate Change and Disaster Management - Majid Hussain 

General Science:

♦ Science & Technology by Ashok Singh
♦ Anatomy and Physiology by Evelyn Pearce
♦ Science and Technology in India by Spectrum
♦ Science Reporter

Current Affairs :

♦ India Year Book 
♦ Yojana magazines of past 1 year
♦ Civil Service Chronicle
♦ Competition wizard
♦ Erewise-Daily Current Affairs

English :

♦ Objective General English by  S.P. Bakshi 
♦ Objective General English by R.S. Agarwal

General Aptitude : 

♦ Kiran Mathematics
♦ Quantitative Apitude by R.S. Aggarwal

Data Interpretation :  

♦ Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency by Tyra and Kundan

Logical Reasoning :

♦ A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal
♦ A new Approach to Reasoning by B.S. Sijwalii and Indu Sijwali

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