Top 10 Books for UPSC Civil Services Exam

This page lists the top ten recommended books for UPSC civil services exam. The books are in no particular order. All the books are highly recommended if you are preparing for the civil services exam conducted by UPSC.1. General Studies ManualThe GS Manual contains information on all topics of the General Studies paper of the

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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 formats and books. India Year Book published by Publications Division, Govt. of India, is one of the most important reference books for IAS

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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 in the civil services exam. Apart from reading Subhash Kashyap’s Our Constitution, his other book Our Parliament should also be covered. In this

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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 exam as well, Laxmikanth was indispensable for Pub Ad and IAS aspirants used to literally rote the entire book. Even today when Indian

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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 see them through the IAS Prelims. Keeping this in mind I’ve listed the relevant books for IAS CSAT Prelims so you make optimal

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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 books for IAS preparation I have suggested that you should refer old syllabus NCERTs for Ancient and Medieval Indian history. The NCERTs I

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When Should You Buy New Edition of a Book for IAS?

After I published the books for Environment and Ecology, some readers asked should they buy the latest version of the books or will previous versions suffice? I think many IAS aspirants who have been preparing for over a year must have this question in mind: should they make do with the older version or grab

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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 cannot ignore environment and ecology topic. In this post I list the recommended Environment and Ecology books for IAS exam. But first go

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