Category Archives for "IAS Books"

Manorama Year Book Review: Boost Your Prelims Preparation

Last Updated on April 8 2014 A good year book helps boost your IAS Prelims preparation since a year book contains all the important current events and GK data that matters for the IAS exam. Based on this requirement I have always recommended the highly acclaimed Manorama Year Book in the post on IAS Books […]

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What to Read in India’s Struggle for Independence for Prelims and Mains

Bipan Chandra’s (and others) India’s Struggle for Independence is a classic book, highly recommended for covering Modern Indian History syllabus not just in Prelims but also in GS Mains paper. That’s why I list this book prominently in my post on Books for Prelims. In this post I list the most important chapters to cover […]

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TMH General Studies Manual Review: Must Have Books for IAS Preparation

Are you looking for a companion that will provide all the topics of Prelims Paper 1 and 2 syllabus in one place? One that you can easily go through and revise before the Prelims? Tata McGraw Hill (TMH), a renowned name in educations books including books for IAS exam, has come out with with two […]

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How to Prepare the Atlas for IAS Prelims

As I mentioned in the eBook on IAS preparation that map based questions can fetch you 10-15 marks quite easily in the Prelims provided you go through the atlas regularly. But not all books or atlases are equal. I always recommend the Oxford Student Atlas as the best atlas to refer for the civil services exam. As […]

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8 Recommended Political Science Books for IAS

Political Science is opted by many IAS aspirants as Political Science is a popular subject at the undergrad and post-graduate level. No wonder I receive so many requests to share the most useful political science books for IAS Mains. On this page I suggest the 8 most recommended books for Paper 1 and Paper 2 […]

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Recommended Geography Books for IAS Exam

Geography is a very popular optional subject opted by IAS aspirants in Civil Services Mains exam. The reasons for Geography being a popular optional are the well defined syllabus, its semi-scientific nature, map based questions that are easy to score off. No wonder Geography fetches good marks in the IAS Mains exam. But to score […]

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Recommended Sociology Books for IAS

Sociology is a popular subject among IAS Aspirants and requires a holistic understanding of the entire syllabus. This post lists the most recommended Sociology books for IAS Paper 1 and Paper 2. Sociology Books for Paper 1 1. Sociology- Themes and Perspectives by Haralambos and Holborn The most definitive and must read book for Paper […]

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5 Recommended Public Administration Books for IAS

Public Administration is by far the most popular optional for IAS Mains and, naturally, has the highest share of successful candidates among all optionals. One of the reasons for its popularity is the relatively limited and well defined syllabus. Correspondingly the books required are also quite limited, more so for paper 2. So which books […]

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