Recommended Books for IAS Exam

This page lists all the recommended Books for IAS exam including IAS Prelims Books, GS Mains Books for IAS, Pub Ad Books, Sociology Books, History Books, Geography Books, Political Science Books and other IAS exam books.

Best Books for IAS Exam

Reference Books for IAS Prelims

The important reference books for IAS Prelims are listed below.

1. IAS Solved Papers

Section-wsie solved papers help you to analyse number and type of questions from different topics each year. You can understand the current trend of UPSC questions from this book.

Get Section-wise Solved Papers

2. GS Manual for Paper 1

Mc-Graw Hill’s General Studies Manual is a highly recommended reference manual for all topics of Paper 1. You can find all information at one place and the information is very reliable.

Get GS Manual for Paper 1

3. CSAT Manual for Paper 2

Mc-Graw Hill’s CSAT Manual covers all the topics of Paper 2 in complete detail with many test questions and examples. No need to refer any other book for Paper 2.

Get CSAT Manual for Paper 2

4. Manorama Year Book (MYB)

A good Year Book is must for IAS Prelims preparation. MYB is a recommended source for general knowledge information. It’s international events section is also very useful.

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5. India Year Book (IYB)

IYB is the official govt. publication and very important source of all the schemes and facts and figures related to census and other topics like defence, economy, agriculture, education etc.

Get India Year Book

6. Oxford Student Atlas

A reliable atlas is a must for Prelims and Mains to tackle map-based questions. Oxford Atlas has high quality and accurate maps of India and the World. Practice for 30 minutes daily.

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Topic-wise IAS Books for Prelims

Apart from reference books, you also need to read topic-wise IAS Books for Prelims which are given below:

1. Indian Polity by Laxmikanth

Mc Graw Hill’s Indian Polity book covers the entire Constitution – Artciles, Schedules and Amendments- in detail. The language is easy to grasp for lay readers. The latest developments in polity are also covered.

Get Indian Polity by Laxmikanth

2. Environment and Ecology by Majid Hussain

This is avery important topic for Prelims and Mains and many questions are asked from it. Majid Hussains book covers this topic in detail including recent developments on climate change, global warming, various international agreements etc.

Get Environment and Ecology by Hussain

3. Struggle for Independence by Chandra

Most questions on Indian History are asked from the Modern History part and the best book to tackle it is Bipin Chandra’s India’s Struggle for Independence. This book starts from the 1857 Revolt and continues right till the independence period.

Get Struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra

4. Brief History of Modern India

What Bipin Chandra’s book leaves out, Spectrum’s Brief History covers well including Social Reform movements of 19th Century, important details of all the pro-independence movements of 20th Century etc. It is a handy reference book for Modern Indian History.

Get Brief History of Modern India

Note: Also refer NCERT text books on Ancient, Medieval and Modern India.

5. Indian Art and Culture

As you know Art and Culture is an important topic for both Prelims and Mains. Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania covers all the aspects of this topic in detail so you don’t have to refer different sources for information on Indian art and culture.

Get Indian Art and Culture

6. Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh

Mc Graw Hill’s Indian Economy covers the entire Economy syllabus quite well. It covers all the relevant sub-sectors of Indian economy like Planning, Industrialization and Policy, Agriculture, Economic Reforms, Inflation, Banking, External Trade and so on

Get Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh

7. Physical Geography by Goh Cheng Leong

Another very important book to read is Certificate Course in Physical Geography by Goh Cheng Leong to tackle questions related to physical geography. Whether it’s Climate, Earthquakes, Winds, or Oceans everything is covered in this book on Physical Geography.

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Also refer class XI and XII Geography NCERTs

GS MAINS BOOKS FOR IAS

This section lists all the important books for all 4 General Studies papers of IAS Mains exam.

Books for GS Paper 1

(Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)

History Books

Book Name

​India's Struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra

Facets of Indian Culture by Spectrum

A New Look at Modern Indian History by BL Grover

India Since Independence by Bipin Chandra

A History of Modern World by Ranjan Chakravarti

India’s Struggle for Independence and New Look at Modern Indian History cover the period from 19th century to India’s independence. Both books are required since the former presents the entire period in the proper perspective and narrative while BL Grover’s book lists the various acts and reforms during the British period in point-wise format which is easier to grasp and reproduce in the Mains paper. I recommend you get both the books.

Facets of Indian Culture is a short but precise book on Indian culture and heritage topics.Answers to 2, 3 and 5 mark questions on this topic can be easily located in this book.

India Since Independence covers the period from 1947 to present times and is authored by Bipin Chandra, renowned author on Modern Indian History.

A History of the Modern World deals with World History topics including French and Industrial revolutions, World Wars and accompanying political changes in the world.


Geography Books

Book Name

Certificate Physical and Human Geography by Goh Cheng Leong

Indian and World Geography by Majid Hussain

NCERTs of class XI and XII

Goh Cheng Leong’s book is a must-read book for Physical Geography for Mains as well as Prelims. You can expect questions testing your knowledge of Geography basics from this book.

Indian and World Geography by Majid Hussain is another recommended book for economic geography and World geography topics.


Book on Development, Participation, Secularism, Women Issues

Book Name

India: Development and Participation by Amartya Sen and Jean Dreze

This is the best book I can recommend for authoritative understanding of the above issues. Since questions relating to development and its costs will be more analytical than factual Amartya Sen’s book will help you develop the critical understanding to tackle this tricky topic.


Books for GS Paper 2

(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations)

Book Name

Our Constitution by Subhash Kashyap

Our Parliament by Subhash Kashyap

Governance in India by M Laxmikanth

International Relations in 21st Century by Pushpesh Pant

Our Constitution is the recommended book on Indian Polity for Mains as well as Prelims. Its explanatory as well as analytical writing style is well suited for Mains.

Our Parliament is also authored by Subhash Kashyap and explains all the parliamentary processes, committees and procedures in detail.

Governance in India by Laxmikanth is a good book to get an overview of the administrative setup in India. It has detailed chapters on civil services as well apart from state and union governments, legislative bodies etc.

International Relations by Pushpesh Pant is a recommended book to understand India’s relations with the international community, its foreign policy, various regional organizations and changing dynamics in South Asia.


Books for GS Paper 3

(Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)

Book Name

Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh

Indian Economy: Performance and Policies by Uma Kapila

Economic Survey

Environment & Ecology: Biodiversity, Climate Change & Disaster Management by Majid Hussain

Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh is a must-read book for Mains as well as Prelims to understand the basic economic concepts. Before you delve into analytical concepts, you should know the fundamentals of Indian economy and related economic terms; this book does this job really well.

Uma Kapila’s book focusses on the current economic issues and is updated almost every year. Very good book for analysis of current economic issues and tackling related questions in the GS paper.

Economic Survey of India released by the Finance Ministry every year before the budget presentation is a must-read book for Mains as well as Prelims. Questions directly related to the economic survey have been asked in the Mains GS papers in the past and you just cannot ignore this vital book without losing precious marks.

Environment and Ecology by Majid Hussain is a one-stop book for all issues related to environment and ecology including disaster management in India; for both Mains as well as Prelims. Highly recommended book.


Books for GS Paper 4

(Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude)

Book Name

Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude for Civil Services Main Examination by Subba Rao

GS Paper 4 focusses on ethics and integrity in civil services and your aptitude for it. Questions in this topic are far from straight forward and will test your resolve to serve the country without fear or favour or consideration for personal profit. Subba Rao’s book not only helps in understanding of ethics and integrity concepts but contains several case studies to prepare you for questions based on this topic.


Further Reading

Apart from these recommended books for GS Mains for IAS, you should also read news articles and editorials from newspapers like Indian Express and The Hindu. Also you should stay updated with the latest development in the field of Science and technology, Ecological issues, International Relations, Polity, Economic developments through online and offline news sources.


BOOKS FOR IAS OPTIONALS

Above, I've listed and described books for IAS Prelims and GS Mains books in detail. You can also find recommended books for popular IAS optional subjects for Mains exam by following the links below:


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Abhishek

i want a good book on Indian economy with simple English right now i have Indian economy by ramesh singh and i need to know that for medieval and ancient history is ncert of 11 12 are sufficient

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    balaji s

    Go for Indian economy by pradiyogita darpan. One stop destination for economics

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pinki datta

i want to prepare for 2016 ias exam.so plz give me idea for optional subject history and pub ad books and other papers with writer

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bina tensn k din rat pdo sbse best idea hhh
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i m sure u can select in ias exam & intrvew

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    satbir singh

    I want to prepare for civil services pls tell me hw can i start and guide me pls pls

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DURAIRAJ

Sir
I am from chennai and I studied bba management I had not any knowledge of neither history nor public administration. Please suggest me which is easy to study and understand. Which optional is mostly related to preliminary and other papers.
Thanking you
DURAIRAJ.

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    Vimlaksh

    What is easy to understand and read is a personal preference. You will need to go through basic books of History and Pub Ad to know which subject you prefer.

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khaja

sir, can i get the books list for English literature

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Veera Dhesan

Please provide me a list of books for the optional subject MANAGEMENT

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sheodutt

sir, provide or suggest me philosophy optional book and which study materials thanks.

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mukul

sir my self mukul sir please suggest me books for hindi (hindi optional paper 1 and 2 )

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    Vimlaksh

    Hello Mukul,

    I will suggest it a later stage when I have comprehensive list ready

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ruchi

can u please tell me that “20 years previous year paper of preliminary exams ” of DISHA PUBLICATION are good or not??

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ruchi

what about books of “R Gupta” publication

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Gokul Sahana

Pls say me the newspaper to go through for current affairs

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Harsh Shukla

Hi, my name is harsh. Hope you are doing well. Please let me know how to prepare notes for geography and method to get the information from Oxford atlas. And can you provide me the notes of ancient and modern history for prelims if possible. It will be really appreciable.

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Damineti Gunasekhar

I am studying btech 3rd year…I start prepare for upsc civilservices..my optional subject is mathematics..so,pls provide standard books for mathematics optional subject…

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    Vimlaksh

    Right now I don’t have Maths book list. Will publish when credible list is available!

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thouseef

Sir , i am a final year mbbs student . Is it feasible for me to to crack the test with medicine as the main subjct .is such an option available .wat else are my options.

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shivam tiwari

sir i want to prepare for 2016 ias exam.so plz give me idea for optional subject history and pub ad books and other papers with writer

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Maddy

I am now currently pursuing my third year and i m planning of writing the i.a.s exam on 2019…..Suggest the necessary books for me to start the preparation….Please….Is this time efficient for me to cover the syllabus??

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    Vimlaksh

    The books are already listed on this page. You have more than enough time considering you plan to attempt in 2019.

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Madhi

I haven’t started anything regarding preparation……give me an idea for initial level preparation….please…I m planning on writing it around 2019

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divya

Please guide me as to how to read the atlas?

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diksha

plz tell books for medical science optional?

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    Vimlaksh

    Sorry, but I don’t have a ready book list for this optional.

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Eva

Sir,
I am going to start preparing for Economics prelims& gs3 today. Shd I start with ncert or Indian economy by Ramesh Singh directly?

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Pragya

Dear Sir,
Please throw some light on English literature..very less information is available online. It will be of great help sir. Many thanks!

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Rita

sir ,How many hours should I read to top UPSC ? i am in F.Y.B.A.

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lakhee kumari

Respected sir,i have completed my bcom in 2014 and now pursuing mcom..my mcom will get over in 2016..sir i want to take commerce and accountancy as an optional for ias mains exam..ryt now m 21 yrs old so i have started preparing by myself at home and planning to give exam on 2017.i want to get it in first attempt itself…plzzzzzzz sir its an earnest request to suggest me wether i have taken a wuse decision or not???and is commerce a good option for me since for 7 years i have been studyn commerce..plz advice me n also helo me with books for commerce and accountancy optional..
i am waiting for your reply
thankew
plz mail me in m email id
thank u sir

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surya

I am planning to choose management as optional.. I cant find proper books for the same.. please guide me on the books and strategy to study for management mains optional.

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Ajit

Nice propaganda.

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surbhi

sir, how to improve my writing skill .i am a science student so my writing is not good
plz suggest me better way.

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K K MISHRA

i am very happy and relieved from the tension of selecting exact books for this so called mountainous exam.Thank u very much.I pray the God that you continue with ur endeavour

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pavan

Please give me a suggestion about books for economics apart from ramesh singh, i like to take it as my optional

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digpal

My daughter Jagriti Bsc medical first year dob 27-9-1997
Appear in IAS exam 2019
Please guide us what should we

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suresh

I m trying to appear…bt hav no ideas abt it…

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amaan

i am already preparing for exam since last two years and also qualifies RAS 2013 pre but unfortunately exam was result was dissolved and government decided to plan again for take exam pre 2013 RAS but problem is that i am in depression right now since last 9 months how can i revive again for crack 2015 IAS , please planning studies provide me as guidness to crack the exam because time is not enough to beat….tell me please…

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ml bishnoi

Sir , aap n jo book k writer’s batay h v sab English language m edition karane vale h hindi medium vale candidates k liye problem hoty esaliya hindi writers ki book k bare m batay

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sai kiran

hello sir,i have a doubt regarding to histoy.sir,u mentioned that for ancient history, ncert rs sharma is enough but i had 1st edition of rs sharma.Is it enough for me to prepare for civils in these days?

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sai kiran

Sir,i had 1st edition of ancient history by rs sharma,is it enough for modern day exams?

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Anton

I have
gs part 1 tmh
All rs agarwal cat collection books
Manorama year book
and ncert books
R they enough for clearing prelims? ? ?
Or it is mandatory to buy all the books u have listed for prelims above? ?
Pls give me a suggestion

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arpan panda

sir,i have got commerce for class 11 but i am also lazy. but i want to achieve my dream job i.e, IAS. can i do it.

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Swati soni

hello sir,thank you for giving this article…it is very very useful for our preparation..but sir i live in bhilai and there is no coaching for optional commerece and accountancy..i m a commerce background student..what i do sir..is the correct optional for me..and yes then give me the names of the books according to the syllabus..and if no then which optional i should opt..there is no good coaching of any optional and i cannot go to other cities…what i do sir..plz reply..

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devang

Sir I am doing now BBA first year so what will be right time for me to start preparing for upsc examination & which year upsc I should give..??

Revert as soon as possible

Thanks you

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AJO BABU

I just wanted to know if i could take english language as my paper 1 mains exam subject

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Adarsh

I want to know the books for psychology could you please suggest

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Amit

Hello sir, I am bsc (math honors )part -2 student. Can math creates problems. How i start my preparation. IAS is my goal.

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Ashwith kumar

medum i completed my mba cource 2014 batch i want to write next entrence examination what are the procedure have to apply.

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saltaf

Informative website

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priya

I’ve just appeared my HSC board examination. I’m planning for UPSC. It would be great if you could help me out with how to start at this stage so that I begin my preparations from now. Please do suggest me with the entire module of preparations for UPSC and required steps to be taken.

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Ansari Fouziya

Can u please tell me when the process of filling form will be started

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brajesh gour

Sir, abhi m b.a. kar rha hoon , ias pre ki tyari ke liye , self study mein kya karein !

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Janani

Hi Sir,, Im Janani..n nav m n ma 3rd yr of computer science nd engineering..i dunn hv much knowledge bot civil service…IAS s ma goal..n m n great confusion abt startin preparation..nd whn shd i strt..gv sum idea for smart preparation…plz help me sir..

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Althaf

Dear sir,

I am a Asst.Manager in a bank(Recently joined) with B.Tech as my qualification.My DOB is 15-Sep-1992.Sir as my job profile concern,I can spend at max 4 hours per a day for preparing civil services.My ambition is to become an IPS officer,but financial necessities dragged me to settle in any job,it happened to be an Asst.Manager.Now i want to focus on my dream.Sir,Is it possible to crack civil services with this kind of meager time preparation.If any changes needs kindly guide me.

Hope this site becomes my Play zone…..

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Amrit Aryan

As i am the new aspirants for ias and in present i am in the first year of the graduation and i cannot express my happiness that how much this weebpage has helped me to get information. so for giving such type of information …..thanking you…

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asim husain

Dear Sir,
How Could i get books of psychology for the mains
kindly help for the above issue

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Anuj

Dear Sir i am right now in my 5th year and perusing law from Symbiosis and i want to know some good books and coaching for law as subject in mains. And also one king information that whether 1 year preparation would be sufficient for cracking civils. kindly let me know. So that i can do the needfull.

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Dhivya

Sir, Am a Mathematics student. Please suggest me an optional subject which helps me to prepare easily as well as to get good marks in the IAS(Mains) Exam. Please sir.

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Prakher Gupta

Hello,sir. I am pursuing my B.Tech. In civil engineering.. I want to take mathematics as my optional subject! Is it a scoring subject? I have heard and even read that mains maths paper is quite tough to solve. But I find the subject quite interesting.. So plz tell wil it be a good decision??

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Mitesh

sir
i am study in b.sc first year.so u sujjest me what take it optional subject.
sir i hope u wiil be help me.
thank you.
yours sincerly
Mitesh

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BHOMA

Hello sir,
I want to do IAS exam i m noe doing CS and b.com
What is the subjects in IAS exam.And how much time it needed,and How to krack it sir .Please tell mi

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guptaraj

dear sir,i am studing agriculture and i want agriculture in my optional…is it good to take agri as a scoring sub???

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kushal

any list for books on philosophy

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surya

Hello sir,
I want to do IAS exam in 2017.i am studing final year BE belongs to Electrical department. how to choose my optional & main subject.please guide me sir…

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Shafquat Taufique

Hello sir,
The books prescribed for prelims nd mains written by Majid hussain both are same???

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Saranya

Hello sir,
Please suggest me book list for tamil literature

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Kiransinh

Hello sir,
Muje optional subject Gujarati Literature rakhna he……or sir 2017 me appear hona chahta hu exam me…..to muje preliminary paper 2 k bare me thoda detailes me btayenge ….or solved question papers milenge???

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poonam

i am a student of b.sc. medical plz suggest me books for ias
how i prepare.

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ASHUTOSH KUMAR JHA

Sir, I want books on mathematics for mains.

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Madhukar

HI,
I AM PHYSICAL HANDICAPPED PERSON AND CURRENTLY WORKING AS CLERK IN TIFR,MUMBAI.
AS I AM PHYSICAL HANDICAP PERSON HOW TO PREPARE ABOUT CSAT. AS I AM FRESH CANDIDATE FOR CSAT.WILL U PLEASE Help me How to prepare for CSAT and how much time need to study as i am working Professional
……….

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parul sharma

I want help how to study and help that how to understand atlas

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Prakash Seth

sir, how to see Atlas ?please guide me

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Rohan gautam

Please provide me a list of books for the optional subject MATHEMATICS.

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jyoti

sir, just want clarification, do we need to study from old ncert books , what about the current ncert books. which ones are better

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vikas kumar

sir, provide or suggest me law optional books and which study materials thanks.

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Manoj Desale

I would really appreciate if you could suggest only 2 best books for each mains paper as well as for optional subject(political science and international relations) Because there is very less time span for me (8 Months) targeting 2016 Preliminary. Also I am already referring NCERT Books thoroughly. I Hope will get an early reply.

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singh

Dear sir,
could you please suggest me the success of zoology in mains? I Have done Msc Microbiology and have read the zoology course and most of the sllyabus i have studied 2 years back, so would be wise to choose zoology or should i go for psychology?
also could you suggest some good books or study material for Zoology?

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alagumari

sir iam a nursing student idont know the knowledge of maths so how to preparing my ias exam please coach me

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Rajeev

What about indian polity by Laxmikant by TMH

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Rohtash

I want to become a IAS so please provide me a list of books for the optional subject

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Amit Kr. Paul

I have got this site on 21/11/2015 as first link on Google by key word “What to study for IAS”. I like it. Thank a lot. Zero to everything for IAS under one umbrella. I Like it. I am a failure student but still loving reading.

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soumya

hello sir’ iam form odisha .i compl.. BA. please send me total booklist for preliminary preparation.

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Chetan pagadpalliwar

Hello sir pease successfully for best reference boobs.

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manoj thakur

manoj thakur vii post p s Lauriya

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Anitha

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ganesh tandale

thanks

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ruhum

tnx a lot..Sir ..It is really very helpful to an ias aspirant like me..I have to do it without any coaching…nd hopeful that ur guidance will help me to crack it……I will b more thankful to u if u guide me about the remaining part i.e. essay ..nd the indian language….Thank you so much sir….GBU….

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ragavardhini

sir..i am an aspirant from chennai..is it necessary to go class for optional..i am terribly confused..bcoz wat i thought is i need to manage my time but all r insisting me to go for optional coaching seperately..i took geography as my optional but not having any clear idea still now..guide me

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Anjeet shaw

Sir,
I’m doing B.SC (G). I want start study for IFS. I’m science student. So please sujest me subject and book for preparation.

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vinita

Sir,
I want to start study for IAS 2016.I’m a medical student but confused for optional subject plz suggest me is medical science subject is ok to go with?

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ummed dan

Sir please hindi medium ki ias pre and main ke liye books bataye…please sir..

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jitendra

what sayllabus for ias per exam

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kumartripathy

Hallo sir,
Can i face IAS Main in regeonal language

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aakash

Can we choose economics as optional subject

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Ashish Kumar

sir,
aap preparation ke liye jitni books ke name writer ke sath likhe hai.
prelims,mains or optional ke…kya sare book hindi version me market me available hai…ydi nhi to plzz hindi medium ke student ke liye v bataye. sare prelims,mains or kam se kam political science ke optional ke sath.plzz sir.

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Ashish Kumar

sir,plzz provide me useful book list also for hindi medium student

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moulika

I need an idea about preparation of prelims . I want to prepare for the exam and I need to buy books so please suggest some best books .

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Sidharth

Sir, I want to take psychology as an optional can you guide me as of which books to use for the same? 🙂

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sowparnika

Sir i am doing my 2nd year be right now,i hav plan to right upsc,so suggest me guidelines to prepare for it.i have planned to write in 2018

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poduri sai sumanth

Sir please do provide me with the brief process of civil service examination i.e. Which optional subject to be selected and what are the papers

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Hilal

Sir,I wanna to prep for kas which iz at state levl nd for dt we have to chose 2 optnal for prelmz also. I have chozn pol.sc as 1 now m nt able to judge for 2 bt I have 2 optn either anthropology or sociology, thse are both new feldz for m.so…….
ned ur sugstn plzz Sir

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Susmita

Sir Good evening..
I myself Susmita in a hurry of preparing cse 2016, n there are sharp 6 months for prelims. As I’m gone through motivative videos, all suggested of at least 10 months before prelims, but I need to clear it within the time limit I’m having. Are there any techniques, methodologies so that I complete the syllabus of both prelims n mains if start today onwards seriously and consistently. Please suggest n oblige.
Thanking you..

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Mukesh Tiwari

Sir I completed my graduation with math (hons). Am I eligible for geography as optional subject.

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want to be ias

i want to clear upsc in 2017…..
plz give me some guidance
as am really feeling so worry about study and the vast syllabus
but i really want to clear…… as sson as possible…..
now i have buy some books for my study as i am giving the list ……..
1) MHE General studies 1 2015
2) indian polity arihant publication of Kumud Ranjan Singh
3) UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam General Studies (Solved Papers)
Editorial Board: Pratiyogita Darpan
4) constitution of india – D.D Basu
5) Essays for Civil Services and Other Competitive Examinations
Pulkit Khar
6) 20 Years IAS Prelims (CSAT) General Studies Topic-wise Solved Papers (1995-2014)
Disha Experts

but what about the others as i decided to take law……..
because i completed my b.com so llb is my next step…….
plz guide me……………..

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abhijeet

sir we hv to study all this books for preparation

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Ayushi Sharma

Sir
I have completed my Graduation and I am about to start my preparation for ias pre.I am going to appear in 2017 exam.Please guide me from which subject I shall start and what shall I do.. Because the syllabus is quite vast and i am confused..

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ABIRAMYA

Hello sir am i choice to the optional paper history which book is best and help with me please suggested to me.

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ABIRAMYA

hello sir,now i begining stage of preparing these exam…….gives effect ideas to me

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Brajesh kumar

I will refer the same books…please guide for the civil engg streams as optional….
Thanku….

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krishna r

sir can i use cbse textbook for preparing IAS

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Ankur Gupta

Sir, my target is 2017

What about these books…will they become redundant after going through the books you referred .I think u missed the book for Security GS 2

For Sociology ::Social Problems In India – Ram Ahuja. for GS2
From Plassey to Partition

For:: Security
India’s National Security: A Reader. (Internal Security – GS3)
Challenges to Internal Security of India. (Internal Security – GS3)

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Ankur Gupta

Sir, my target is 2017

What about these books.Will they become redundant after going through the books you referred .I think u missed the book for Security GS 2

For Sociology :Social Problems In India – Ram Ahuja. for GS2
From Plassey to Partition

For:: Security
India’s National Security: A Reader. (Internal Security – GS3)
Challenges to Internal Security of India. (Internal Security – GS3)

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Gayathri

I have completed my graduation in Communicative English, and now planning to go for my PG in Mass Communication and Journalism ; at the same time i am preparing for the civil service exam. i would prefer to opt English as my optional, it would be of great support if you suggest me the names of some reference books related to English Literature.

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Devyansh Sehgal

I m trying to appear…bt hav no ideas abt it…also tell me what is the best age and study to be completed before I can apply ?
Regards,
Devyansh
Top in 10th CBSE
Have opted for Non-Med.in +1

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Syed Md Faisal

Please help in understanding the oxford atlas. I really unable to understand that how to pick up the things from it. I am preparing for the next year which would be my 2nd time appearance.

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Akash

Hello Admin

I want to crack UPSC exam 2017

Yes, i have gone through your smart IAS preparation tips, can you please refer the best book to cover whole syllabus for IAS?
Do i need to buy all books listed above in each subjects?

BYJU Classes are offering a IAS preparation tab which is worth 50k which i cannot afford. I am more keen to buy the best books which can cover whole syllabus for prelims and mains.

I am working as well please guide me how to manage time as i cant quit my job as well.

Would be very grateful if i get a response/advise via email.

Thanks
Akash
akasharajan1991@gmail.com

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unnati

Hi,I’m waiting for my tenth results and i really want to crack this exam in one go.Please tell me from which books should i start preparations.

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ankit sharma

sir as you recommended phy
geography by goh cheng leong
Is there available in hindi bcoz m from hindi medium
if there is not so please suggest another one .thank you.

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Vasu

Best book for polity

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Nilesh

Hello sir ,

i am working person and i wanted to write 2017 IAS exam .even i started studying after reading your blogs.
please provide some inputs how to do preparation or how to approach various topics as time is limiting factor in my case .

Thanks,
Nilesh

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Ranjaniramesh

Sir I want preliminary tamil and English books.So what are the books for the exam?

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amit

can I get these books in Hindi language…?

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SHIVAM SINGH

sir please tell me if defence science is available as a ias optional subject

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Nishant

The iaskracker.com is an excellent place for UPSC aspirants. I feel that the Compulsory Qualifying Segment of “INDIAN LANGUAGE” and “ENGLISH” have not been touched here. IASKRACKER should provide the strategy as to how to Crack these papers – their course structure, how much to dedicate for these subjects, preferred books for atleast HINDI as the language if not all and also English.
Thankyou.
Nishant.

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Soumya Bhattacharyya

Sir Please tell me a standard book of Practice set for Prelims 2016..

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sunidhi

Sir
What kind of questions are basically asked from maps??

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Anu Choudhary

Hello sir
sir can u please provide some online sites through which we can be remain updated to current affairs apart from newspaper or sites which are useful for the preparation.
Thank you

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Naresh kumar

hi sir i am studying b. com 3rd year and l want to prepare upsc. plz tell me book perkasion

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VaraPrasad

Hi Sir..I am working proffessional..Can you please suggest me how to prepare?

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Prashi

Hi,
Is the books mentioned in this article is enough to start my prepartion for CSE?

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ayaz Alam

I want to optional subject please tell me .about optional subject …I want prepare for ias examination…thanks..

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ram apotikar

I really thank to you for providing such a precious knowledge about IAS exam.. And I request to you please give me advice for improve my English bCOs my English is so poor ..please help me..

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mohd fazil

Sir I have applied for enforcement officer exam.I request you to please suggest me the books for (developmental issues),(Indian polity and economy),(accounting principles),(industrial relations and labour laws) and (social security in india).please sir reply as soon as possible and also tell the expected date for epfo exam. Thankyou

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abhay Poonia

Sir/madam
Mujhe IAS ki complete book with old paper chahiye plz btao kya kru or kon c books lu and kase
Plz tell me

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Vandana shukla

Hellow sir can u plz recommend me some gud books for philosophy optional in hindi

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smita kumbhar

m pehili bar exam d rahi hu plz mujhe koi batayega ki m kese study kru

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SUDHAKAR

I LIKE TO TAKE PUB ADD SUBJECT. I AM KANNADA MEDIUM STUDENT . I CAN WRIGHT IN KAANADA FOR PUB ADD. PLEASE GIVE ME THE INFORMATION KINDLY ASKING YOU

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rishi shrivastava

sir please help me upsc 2019 exam k liye tyaari kar rha hoon b.e in computer science se hoon kya me geology optional le sakta hoon sir please give answer fast please

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nishanth

will upsc syllabus change for year to year

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Kaaviya purushothaman yadhav

Which is the best book for mains solved papers.

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RAHUL

HELLO SIR,
MAIN BACHHA HU ISS IAS WORLD ME
PAR MAIN BHI IAS BANNN CHAHTA HU AUR SIRF IAS
PLZ MUJHE SUGGEST KAREN KI TYARI KAISE SHURU KAREN JO KI AGLE SAAL ME SIRF AAPKI WAJAH SE MERI
JEET HO
HAAN AUR BATAIYE KI KONSI BOOKS SELECT KARUN, SAMAY NA KHARAB HO
I AM M.A. POL.SC.
INTEREST IN POLITICAL SC.
PLZ DO THE SAME SIR
THANKYOU.

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