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Recommended Books for UPSC Civil Service Prelims

Paper I - General Studies

1.    History (Indian History and Indian National Movement)

Essential:

      NCERT books IX, X, XI, XII

      Modern India by Bipin Chandra

Additional:

      History of Modern India by A.C Banerjee

2.    Geography (Indian and World Geography)

Essential:

      NCERT books IX, X, XI, XII

      General Principals of World Geography by Charles Farro

      School Atlas

Additional:

      Certificate Course in Geography by Goh Cheng Leong

3.    Economics (Indian Economics and Economic Theory)

Essential:

      An Evolution of Indian Economy by I.C. Dhingra

      Economic Survey of India by Govt. of India

      Economic Dictionary by Penguin                 

Additional:

       Indian Economy by Dutta and Sundara

      Indian Economy by Mishra and Puri

      Economic Dictionary by Collins

4.    Polity (Indian Constitution)

Essential:

      An Introduction to the Constitution of India by D.D. Basu

Additional:

         Our Constitution by Dr. Subhash Kashyap

5.    General Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)

      Essential –

       NCERT books IX, X

Additional:

      Anatomy & Physiology by Evelyn Pearce

6.    Environment (Ecology, Bio-diversity, Climate Change)

Essential:

      Biology and Geography NCERT Books plus current events on Environmental Issues

7.    Current Affairs

Essential:

        Hindu and Economic Times Newspapers

        Frontline, Political & Economic Weeks Periodicals

Additional:

       India Year book

 

Paper II – Aptitude

 

1.    Numeracy

Essential:

      NCERT Mathematics VII, IX, X

2.    Data Interpretation

Essential:

      Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency by Tyra and Kundan

3.    English Comprehension and Communication

Essential:

      Objective General English by R.S. Agarwal

4.    Logical Reasoning

Essential:

      A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal

Additional:

                A new Approach to Reasoning by Sijwali and Sijwali

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