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What are the best books for UPSC?

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    The IAS Exam or the Civil Services Exam is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The highly prestigious exam is also one of the toughest exams in the country. Best Books For Prelims is, For History: India’s Struggle for Independence – Bipan Chandra, Facets of Indian Culture – Spectrum, NCERT XI (Ancient & Medieval), NCERT XII (Modern Indian History), For Geography : Certificate Physical Geography – G C Leong, NCERT VI – X (Old Syllabus), NCERT XI, XII (New Syllabus),World Atlas, For Indian Polity Indian Polity – M Laxmikanth, NCERT IX-XII. For International Relations : NCERT XII (Contemporary World Politics), Current Affairs. For CSAT: Tata McGraw Hill CSAT Manual, CSAT II – Arihant,,Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning – R S Aggarwal.Best Books For Mains History, Indian Heritage & Culture, [GS Paper 1]: An Introduction to Indian Art Part 1: Textbook in Fine Arts for Class XI,India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra,India after Independence by Bipan Chandra,History of Medieval India by Satish Chandra,Ancient India by R.S Sharma.

    Dhanapal - Nov 06, 2019 |

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    Based on the below answer the consolidated list of books are : – General Studies Paper I : General Studies Manual – Paper 1 by Manohar Pandey. General Studies Paper I for Civil Services Preliminary . Examination by Majid Husain, D R Khullar, N K Bajaj, N D Arora, Ashok Kumar Singh. General Studies – Paper I For Civil Services Preliminary . Examination by Edgar Thorpe, Showick Thorpe. General Studies Paper I by MHE. Indian History: History of Modern India by Bipan Chandra. India’s Ancient Past by R.S.Sharma. Art & Culture : The Wonder That Was India by A.L. Bhasham. Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania. Indian Geography : Oxford School Atlas – Oxford. (Geography).Geography of India by Majid Husain ,TMH Publishing. Certificate Physical and Human Geography by Goh Cheng Leong. Indian Polity : Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth. Indian Economy : Indian Economy Book by Ramesh Singh. The Indian Economy Book by Sanjiv Verma. Environment : Environment for Civil Services Prelims and Mains and Other Competitive Examinations Paperback by D R Khullar, J A C S Rao. General Studies Paper II : General Studies Paper II by MHE General Studies Paper 2 for Civil Services Preliminary Examination by V. Sasikumar, N.D. Arora, Prem Sahajpal. Books for Mains: IAS Mains General Studies Paper 1 INDIAN HERITAGE & CULTURE HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY OF THE WORLD & SOCIETY by Arihant Experts (Reference Manual GS-1) History of Modern World by Jain, Mathur (History GS-1). Books for Interview: Interviews The Last Basic Tips On facing Civil Services Personality Test (Interview Basics) What…? When…? How…? Answers to All Questions About Civil Services (Interview) (Interview Questions)

    Soumya - Nov 06, 2019 |

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    Books for IAS are considered as an inextricably important during IAS preparation. No person can say that he or she did not study the relevant books for the IAS Exam during IAS preparation.General Studies Paper I: Indian History- 1. Ancient History: ‘Ancient India’ by RS Sharma (Old NCERT) has good coverage of UPSC IAS Prelims syllabus and you will find a number of questions that has been directly asked from this book.2. Medieval History: History of Medieval India by Satish Chandra (Old NCERT) is more relevant in this section because it has good coverage of topics of Medieval History of India.3. Modern History: ‘A Brief History of Modern India’ by Spectrum as well as ‘Concise History of Modern India’ by Sujata Menon have good coverage of the Modern History syllabus for IAS Prelims Exam.4. Indian Culture: For this section, the aspirant should go through the book ‘Facets of Indian Culture’ by Spectrum and also through the website of ‘Centre for Cultural Resources and Training’. Indian Geography – Old NCERT books are most preferred for the preparation of Indian Geography. For Physical Geography Goh Cheng Leong’s ‘Certificate Physical and Human Geography’ is more relevant. Aspirants must go through the Oxford School Atlas while studying physical geography.Indian Polity – Books most recommended for the preparation of Indian Polity are ‘Indian Polity’ by Laxmikanth, ‘An Introduction to the Constitution of India’ by D. D. Basu and ‘The Constitution of India’ by P. M. Bakshi. With the above standard books for Indian Polity, the IAS aspirant must finish the old NCERT books of Indian Polity.Economy – For the basic concepts and terminologies of economics NCERT books are enough for IAS Preparation. It is essential to reach the Macroeconomics Class 12th textbook by NCERT because it covers the basic terminologies of an economy which are quite helpful for understanding the growth and development of a country. For further study on Indian Economy, most recommended books are ‘Indian Economy’ by Ramesh Singh, ‘Indian Economy’ by Mishra and Puri and the precise material of Economic Survey. But these study materials are quite comprehensive in content, so, aspirants have to be selective while preparing specifically for IAS Prelims Exam. For Economic Survey, part, every year, we provide Indian Economy Quiz based on the Economic Survey of the respective year.Science & Technology – For this section, IAS aspirants must stick to the daily newspapers because the questions asked under Science & the Technology section of the IAS Prelims Exam, are generally based on the current events. The NCERT books of class 9th and 10th are also recommendable for IAS Prelims Preparation but not necessary (in case they have enough time).Environment and Ecology – For the preparation of Environment and Ecology section, the IAS aspirants must go through the study materials provided by NIOS. Apart from that aspirants should keep a close watch on the development projects of Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India and United Nations’ UNFCCC.Current Affairs – As usual, the study of newspapers on a daily basis will help them out for the preparation of Current Affairs for IAS Prelims Exam. Particularly, for this section, we to provide valuable study material for current affairs preparation at a regular interval. We are continuously providing Current Affairs Quiz as well as issue-based analytical articles which are quite relevant for IAS preparation.General Studies Paper II CSAT (Aptitude) General Studies Paper II CSAT of IAS Prelims Exam comprises of the topics like English Comprehension, Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability, Mathematics, Decision Making. Since, the Paper II CSAT has been made qualifying only, aspirants should tailor preparation by which they can score at least 40-50 marks easily. However, only 33% is required to qualify the Paper II CSAT. English Comprehension – The passages asked in this section are generally taken from standard journals and newspapers. To buy a book, particularly for this section is a waste of money. So, stick to magazines like Yojana, Kurukshetra, Frontline and the newspapers like Indian Express, The Hindu, EPW and Livemint. Also, do the practice of Previous Year Question Papers. Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability – In this section, most of the aspirants prefer RS Aggrawal but they should also take the help of MK Pandey’s Analytical Reasoning. RS Aggarwal has good coverage of various topics, but in terms of comprehension MK Pandey’s explanations and illustrations are much more advanced and lucid. Mathematics – RS Aggarwal of S Chand publication is enough for the preparation of Mathematics. This book has comprehensive coverage of the topics of IAS syllabus and there is no requirement of studying other books separately. Decision Making – Read General articles from newspapers. The news articles related to the problems of a particular area or community and how the respective civic bodies solving those problems will help aspirants to develop decision-making skills in them.

    Arun kumar - Nov 07, 2019 |

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    History Of Modern India – Bipan Chandra. India’s Struggle For Independence – Bipan Chandra. India’s Ancient Past – R.S. Sharma. History Of Medieval India – Satish Chandra. The Wonder That Was India – A.L. Bhasham.

    Manasa - Nov 15, 2019 |

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    Books for UPSC (IAS) Mains Preparation: Optional Subjects Political Science: Books for Political Science Paper I l India’s Struggle For Independence – Bipan Chandra l An introduction to constitution – DD Basu l An introduction to political theory – O P Gauba l An Oxford companion to politics in India – Niraja Gopal Jayal and Pratap Bhanu Mehta l A History Of Political Thought: Plato To Marx – Mukherjee and Sushila Ramaswamy l Foundations of Indian political thought- V R Mehta l A New Look at Modern Indian History – B L Grover & Alka Yagnik l Indian Government & Politics – B L Fadia Books for Political Science Paper II l International organisations – Spectrum Books Publication l International Relations – Khanna l India’s foreign policy – V P Dutt l Challenge and Strategy: Rethinking India’s Foreign Policy – Rajiv Sikri l Does the Elephant Dance?: Contemporary Indian Foreign Policy- David M. Malone l Global politics- Andrew Heywood General Studies: IAS Mains Paper 1 – Ancient History by R.S Sharma (Old NCERT) – Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania – The modern history of Bipin Chandra (Old NCERT) – The spectrum of modern India by Rajiv Ahir – Politics in India since Independence (NCERT) – India since Independence by Bipin Chandra (Old NCERT) – World History NCERT by Arjun Dev (Old NCERT) – Fundamentals of Physical Geography (NCERT) – Fundamentals of Human Geography (NCERT) India: Physical Environment (NCERT) – India People and Economy (NCERT) – Indian Society (NCERT) – Social Change and Development in India (NCERT) General Studies: IAS Mains Paper 2 – Indian Constitution at Work (NCERT) – Indian Polity by Laxmikanth – Introduction to the Constitution of India by D.D. Basu Governance in India by Laxmikanth – India Year Book – Contemporary World Politics (NCERT) General Studies: IAS Mains Paper 3 – Indian Economy NCERTs of class 11th and 12th – Indian Economy for Civil Services Exam by Ramesh Singh: – Indian Economy by Uma Kapila – Economic Survey and Fiscal Budget – India People and Economy (NCERT) – ARC Report on Disaster Management – India Year Book – For Science and Technology General Studies: IAS Mains Paper 4 – IGNOU Study Material for Ethics Course – Justice: What’s the right thing to do? – By Michael Sandel – Psychology NCERT class 12th book – Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude for Civil Services Examination by G. Subba Rao – Lexicon for Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude for IAS General Studies by Niraj Kumar:

    Kanaga Revathi - Nov 15, 2019 |

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    Indian History and Culture India’s Ancient Past – R.S. Sharma. (Ancient India – Text Book) History Of Medieval India – Satish Chandra. (Medieval India – Text Book) History Of Modern India – Bipan Chandra. (Modern India – Text Book) India’s Struggle For Independence – Bipan Chandra. (Modern India – Read like a story) The Wonder That Was India – A.L. Bhasham. (Ancient India and Culture) Indian Art and Culture – Nitin Singhania. (For quick reference – Culture) Ancient and Medieval India – Poonam Dalal (For quick reference – Ancient and Medieval India) Modern Indian History – Sonali Bansal (For quick reference – Modern India) A Brief History of Modern India – Spectrum (For quick reference – Modern India) Indian Geography and World Geography Oxford School Atlas – Oxford. (Geography) Geography of India – Majid Husain. (Indian Geography) World Geography – Majid Husain (World Geography) Physical Geography – Savindra Singh (Physical Geography) Human Geography – Majid Husain (Human Geography – Social and Economic) Certificate Physical and Human Geography – Goh Cheng Leong. (Physical and Human Geography) Indian Polity and Constitution Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations – M. Laxmikanth. (Polity) Important Judgments that Transformed India – Alex Andrews George (Constitution/Judiciary) Introduction to the Constitution of India – D. D. Basu (Constitution) Indian Economy Indian Economy – Ramesh Singh. (Economy) Indian Economy Key Concepts – Shankarganesh (Concepts) The Indian Economy – Sanjiv Verma (Advanced Economy Topics) Economic Survey. (Indian Economy Trends and Statistics) Science and Technology Science and Technology – Sheelwant Singh Science and Technology in India – Ravi P Agrahari. Environment – Ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change Environmental Studies: From Crisis to Cure – Rajagopalan. (Environment) Environment for Civil Services Prelims and Mains – Khuller. (Environment) Environment – Shankar Current Affairs India Year Book (Current Affairs) Manorama Yearbook. (Current Affairs) ClearIAS Current Affairs Capsule [Monthly MCQs] (Current Affairs)

    Aravind - Nov 15, 2019 |

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    1. Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania (Culture), 2. Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations by M. Laxmikanth (Polity), 3. India Year Book

    Sangavi - Nov 16, 2019 |

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    History Of Modern India – Bipan Chandra. India’s Struggle For Independence – Bipan Chandra. India’s Ancient Past – R.S. Sharma. History Of Medieval India – Satish Chandra. The Wonder That Was India – A.L. Bhasham.

    Raghu Raman - Nov 17, 2019 |


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