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List of Books to clear IAS-Exam

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Ground Report | New Delhi: List of Books to clear IAS-Exam; The IAS exam is one of the most prestigious and toughest exams in the country. After years of hard work, full study material, right guidance, and best strategy, that is, after taking care of every small and big thing, the selection for this exam is done.

Although the scope of this exam and its preparation is very large, which is not possible to cover completely, today we have brought for you the list of some important books to be used in the preparation of the UPSC IAS Pre Exam.

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List of Books to clear IAS-Exam

Indian Polity for Civil Services Exams by M. Laxmikant (Politics)

Indian Politics needs no introduction by M Laxmikant. It is one of the most popular and comprehensive books on the subject and has been a consistent bestseller for many years.

Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania. (Culture)

Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania covers the curriculum of Indian Heritage and Culture. The author has provided an extensive knowledge base on Indian art, painting, music and architecture with the help of numerous illustrations and diagrams.

Oxford School Atlas by Oxford Publishers. (Geography)

The Oxford School Atlas consists of 200 clear and easy-to-understand maps, with 94 thematic maps of India supported by charts and diagrams.

Certificate Physical and Human Geography by Goh Cheng Leong. (Geography)

Preliminary descriptions of most subjects involving physical and human geography are covered in easy to understand language, with numerous photographs, illustrations and maps providing detailed descriptions wherever necessary.

Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh. (Economy)

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Indian Economy written by Ramesh Singh is a comprehensive text, with detailed coverage of all the topics in UPSC Prelims and Mains Syllabus.

Economic Survey by the Ministry of Finance. (Economy)

The Economic Survey conducted by the Ministry of Finance is the most authoritative and updated source of data on India’s economy. The Economic Survey identifies broad challenges and summarizes government policy and performance.

India Year Book (Current Affairs)

India Year Book is prepared by the Publications Division of the Government of India.

A Brief History of Modern India by Rajiv Ahir (Modern India)

A Brief History of Modern India by Rajiv Ahir deals with the events that followed the fall of the Mughal Empire and the rise of the East India Company and the advent of British rule in the country.

General Studies Paper 2 Manual by MHE (CSAT)

McGraw-Hill Education’s General Studies: Paper II is based on the prescribed syllabus and pattern of the examination. The content is synchronized with the curriculum.


Last but not least, NCERT books are among the most recommended books by almost all the toppers. Collect NCERT Books for all Humanities subjects from class 6-12.

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