The UPSC CSE is one of the most difficult exams in India. Candidates who wish to take this exam are advised to begin preparing for it as soon as possible. Candidates are frequently perplexed about the study material; they do not know where to begin their preparation. Today, we’ve compiled a list of books that will aid you in your UPSC preparation.
1. Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations by M. Laxmikanth (Polity)
The book Indian Polity for Civil Service Examination by M. Laxmikant (Polity) needs no introduction. It is one of the foremost books on the subject and has been a consistent bestseller for many years. It has become an essential book for the aspirants preparing for various competitive exams and especially Civil Services Exam. If you are starting UPSC preparation, then this book can prove to be the best for you.
2. The Indian Economy by SRIRAM’s IAS
First published by Pearson Publishing House in the year 2019, Indian Economy by Shriram IAS book has been one of the staple books for UPSC aspirants since decades. It is said that most of the questions in UPSC preliminary and mains exam are taken from here.
3. Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania. (culture)
To read in detail about Indian Heritage and Culture, the book Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania (Culture) is best for UPSC aspirants. In the book, the writer has explained Indian art in great detail with the help of pictures and sketches.
4. Oxford School Atlas by Oxford Publishers. Geography
The Oxford School Atlas includes 200 clear and easy-to-understand maps with charts and diagrams along with 94 thematic maps of India. If you want to know about maps in geography, then this will be the best book for you.
5. India Year Book (Current Affairs)
The India Year Book is prepared by the Publications Division of the Government of India. This book provides complete information about the current affairs of the country. The book contains important data about important dignitaries, state policy, public schemes and demography, business, economy and others. Being a government publication, the information presented is authentic. Aspirants preparing for UPSC can read this book to prepare for Current Affairs.
6.A Brief History of Modern India by Rajiv Ahir (Modern India)
A brief history of modern India, the book details the events that followed the fall of the Mughal Empire, the rise of the East India Company and the beginning of British rule in the country. The book covers important events from India’s first war of independence in 1857 to the attainment of independence in 1947. UPSC aspirants should not miss this book.
7. Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity, Climate Change & Disaster Management – Dr. Ravi Agrahari (Environment)
Published by McGraw Hill, this book describes all the major environmental issues. It prepares the candidates with answers to questions related to Disaster Management which are important in CSE.