India Year Book 2016 Review

As you are aware that Reference Books are crucial to Prelims preparation since they contain a lot of information across different topics in a single book which is otherwise available in different... Read more »

IAS Book Review: Our Parliament by Subhash Kashyap

Whether it be Prelims or Mains, Indian Polity, particularly, Parliament is a very important topic that you need to cover very thoroughly. Questions on Parliamentary procedures, committees, and legislations are routinely asked... Read more »

Indian Polity by Laxmikanth Book Review

Indian Polity by Laxmikanth is a very popular book for civil services examination particularly for Public Administration. In fact, till a few years back when there were optional subjects in the preliminary... Read more »

Recommended Books for IAS Prelims (CSAT)

The new CSAT Prelims syllabus from 2011 onwards focuses on the basics, logical analysis, and requires candidates to be well versed with the fundamentals rather than focussing solely on current affairs to... Read more »
ncert text books for upsc

Alternative to History NCERT Books

All IAS Aspirants should read NCERT text books to cover History syllabus of IAS Preliminary and Mains exam. I have already listed the important NCERT Books for UPSC. In this post on NCERT... Read more »

Environment and Ecology Books for Prelims and Mains

A long standing demand of readers has been to add some credible books for environment and ecology; given the importance of this topic in prelims and the new mains GS syllabus you... Read more »

Where to Get Old Syllabus NCERT Books

After I listed the NCERT books required for Prelims preparation, I have received many emails and comments from readers asking is it possible to obtain the old syllabus NCERT books from somewhere;... Read more »
IAS mains history book list

Recommended History Books for IAS Mains Optional

History is one of the most popular optional subjects in the IAS exam partly because we all have studied History in our school and/or college days. Also, it is fun and interesting... Read more »