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Title: Best Books and Preparation Material for UPSC Civil Services Exam

Best Books and Preparation Material for UPSC
Civil Services Exam
  • The Civil Services Examination is a coveted exam
    for which many students appear every year.
    Before starting the preparation, it is necessary
    to go through the books and materials present
    for the UPSC exam preparation so that a student
    can decide how to start his preparation.
  • These days most students prefer online
    preparation for examination. You can join UPSC
    online classes to start your preparation.
    However, one cannot ignore the importance of the
    books and study material for the examination.
  • There are a plenty of books and study material
    available in the market, but opting for the best
    is very necessary to get an edge ahead of others.
    In this blog, we will discuss about books and
    study material that are the best complement your
    online preparation for examination.
  • Subjects and Their Study Materials
  • Books for CSE prelims examination-
  • Indian Polity- Start with the books of Political
    Science of NCERT.
  • Indian Polity (M. Lakshmikanth).
  • Introduction to Indian Constitution (D.D Basu).

  • History- NCERT books of History
  • Indias Struggle for independence (Bipan Chandra)
  • Facets of Indian Culture (Spectrum).,
  • Modern history (Norman Lowe)
  • CCRT website.
  • Geography- NCERT books
  • World atlas
  • Certificate Physical geography (G.C. Leong),
  • Shakar IAS notes for Environment and Ecology.
  • Economics- The basic economy of Class IX and XII.
  • Indian Economics by Ramesh Singh,
  • Sriram IAS notes.
  • Recent Economic Survey.
  • International Relations- Keep reading Current
    affairs and world Affairs.
  • Civil Services Aptitude Test-
  • Tata McGraw Hill CSAT manual,
  • CSAT II- Arihant,
  • Verbal and Non- Verbal Reasoning R.S. Aggrawal.
  • Books for mains-

  • Introduction to the Constitution of India by DD
  • Indias Foreign Policy by Rajiv Sikri
  • Indian Economy-
  • Indian Economy Ramesh Singh
  • Current affairs related to RBI
  • Sriram IAS notes for economy.
  • Ethics (GS Paper 4)-
  • Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude for Civil Services
    Main Examination by Subba Rao and P.N. Roy
  • Apart from these books, you are required to keep
    a very keen eye on Current affairs for online
    exam preparation, for that you can try-
  • Read a Newspaper daily to stay updated. You may
    start with The Hindu.
  • Indian Express and Economic Times.
  • Try using some websites such as- GK today, Cloud
    Affairs, ADDA 247 etc. these sites are very
  • You can also read the Vision IAS or Insight IAS
    monthly magazine to add more points to your
    mains answer.
  • You may go for some YouTube channel, which
    provide updated news and
  • updates about various national and international
  • Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Debates. These debates
    would clarify various pro and con points related
    to any topic.
  • Any magazine such as Yojana or Kurukshetra. What
    steps the government is
  • taking and any new scheme that is launched by
    the government are thoroughly covered in these
  • After covering all these things, do not forget to
    focus on the following mentioned things too-

- Law commissions report etc. Conclusion There
is abundant material to prepare from. What you
really need to clear the most difficult
examination of the country is dedication,
persistency and perseverance. This examination
is simply not just about how much you know, but
also about how much effort you can put in and
how much you understand the events happening
around you.