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COMPREHENSIVE REFERENCE MATERIALS FOR UPSC- CSE EXAM

Prelims (Paper-1)

CULTURE

  • Indian Art & Culture by Nitin Singhania
  • NCERT-An Introduction to Indian Art for Class 11

HISTORY

  • A Brief History of Modern India-Spectrum by Rajiv Ahir
  • NCERT-Our Past – History – Class 6
  • NCERT-Our Past II – History For Class 7
  • NCERT-Our Past Ill Part I – History For Class 8
  • NCERT-Our Past III Part II – History For Class 8
  • NCERT-Themes in Indian History Part I For Class 12
  • NCERT-Themes in Indian History Part II For Class 12
  • NCERT-Themes in Indian History Part III For Class 12

GEOGRAPHY

  • NCERT-The Earth Our Habitat – Geography – Class 6
  • NCERT-Our Environment – Geography For Class 7
  • NCERT-Resource & Development – Geography For Class 8
  • NCERT-Fundamentals of Physical Geography For Class 11
  • NCERT-Fundamentals of Human Geography For Class 12
  • NCERT-India Physical Environment For Class 11
  • NCERT-India People and Economy For Class 12
  • Certificate Physical and Human Geography By Goh Cheng Leong
  • Orient Blackswan School Atlas

ENVIROMENT

  • Current Affairs Sources
  • Class Notes

POLITY

  • NCERT – Social and Political Life – Class 6
  • NCERT – Social and Political Life II For Class 7
  • NCERT – Social and Political Life For Class 8
  • NCERT – Indian Constitution At Work For Class 11
  • Indian Polity By Laxmikant

ECONOMY

  • Chahal Academy Comprehensive Economy Booklet
  • NCERT – Economics For Class 9
  • NCERT – Understanding Economic Development – Economics for Class 10
  • NCERT – Indian Economic Development For Class 11
  • NCERT – Macroeconomics For Class 12

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Current Affairs Sources

Prelims (Paper-2)

MATHS

  • Chahal Academy CSAT – Quantitative Ability Study Material

REASONING

  • Chahal Academy CSAT – Reasoning Ability Study Material

COMPREHENSION

  • Chahal Academy CSAT – Verbal Ability Study Material

MAIN EXAM (GS -1)

MODERN INDIAN HISTORY & FREEDOM STRUGGLE

  • Already Covered Along with Prelims Booklist

POST – INDEPENDECE

  • India Since Independence By Bipin Chandra

WORLD HISTROY

  • History of The World By Arjun Dev

SOCIETY

  • NCERT – Social Change & Development in India For Class 12
  • NCERT – Indian Society – Sociology For Class 12
  • Current   Affairs Sources And Class Notes

GEOGRAPHY

  • Already Covered Along With Prelims Booklist
  • Current Affairs Sources

MAIN EXAM (GS-2)

CONSTITUTION, POLITY, AND GOVERNANCE 

  • Already Covered Along With Prelims Booklist
  • Current Affairs Sources

SOCIAL JUSTICE

  • Already Covered Along With Prelims Booklist
  • Current Affairs Sources

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

  • Current Affairs Sources
  • NCERT – Contemporary World Politics For Class 12

MAIN EXAM (GS-3

ECONOMY

  • Chahal Academy Economy Notes
  • Current Affairs Sources

ENVIRONMENT, DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND SCIENCE & TECH.

  • Current Affairs Sources
  • Class Notes

SECURITY

  • Current Affairs Sources

MAIN EXAM (GS-4

  • Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude By Arihant Publication

Recommended Books For IAS Prelims - GS/CSAT

SR.NOENGLISH MEDIUMHINDI MEDIUM
1.History Of Modern India - Bipan Chandra. (History)ADHUNIK BHARAT KA ITIHAS(BIPIN CHANDRA)
2.India's Struggle For Independence - Bipan Chandra. (History)-
3.India's Ancient Past - R.S. Sharma. (History)PRACHIN BHARAT KA ITIHAS(R.S. SHARMA)
4. History Of Medieval India - Satish Chandra. (History)MADHYAKALIN BHARAT (RAJNEETI,SAMAJ,SANSKRITI) BY SATISH CHANDRA
5.The Wonder That Was India - A.L. Bhasham. (Culture)Adhbhut Bharat( A.L.BASHAM)
6.Facets of Indian Culture - Spectrum. (Culture)BHARATIYA SANSKRITI – SPECTRUM(CULTURE)
7.Geography of India - Majid Husain. (Geography)BHARAT KA BHUGOL(MAJID HUSSAIN)
8.Oxford School Atlas - Oxford. (Geography)OXFORD STUDENT ATLAS- Oxford(Geography)
9.Certificate Physical and Human Geography - Goh Cheng Leong. (Geography)-
10.Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations - M. Laxmikanth. (Polity)BHARAT KI RAJVYAVSTHA(M.LAXMIKANT)
11.Indian Economy - Ramesh Singh. (Economy)BHARTIYA ARTHVYAVSTHA – RAMESH SINGH(ECONOMY)
12. Economic Survey. (Economy)ARTHIK SARVEKSHAN (Economy)
13.Science and Technology in India - TMH. (Science and Technology)-
14.Environmental Studies from Crisis to Cure 2nd Edition - R.Rajagoplan. (Environment)Paryavaran Evam paristhitiki(R.Rajgopalan)
15.Efforts Towards Green India - Environment and Ecology - Arihant Experts. (Environment)Paryavaran Evam paristhitiki (Arihant)
16.India Year Book (Current Affairs)Bharat(CA)
17.Manorama Yearbook. (Current Affairs)Manorama year book(Hindi)
18.CSAT Paper - 2 Manual by TMH or CSAT-II - Arihant (CSAT - Paper 2)Civil services Aptitude test (arihant)
19.Analytical Reasoning - M. K. Pandey (CSAT - Paper 2: Analytical Reasoning)--
20.Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning - R. S.Aggarwal (CSAT Paper 2: Reasoning)Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning - R. S.Aggarwal (CSAT Paper 2: Reasoning)

IAS Manuals and Previous Year Question Papers

  1.  General Studies For Civil Services Preliminary Examination – TMH. (GS Problem Solving)
  2.  UPSC Civil Services Prelims in 60 days – Rakesh Dwivedi. (Revision)
  3.  IAS Prelims 20 Years General Studies Topic-Wise Solved Papers – Disha.
  4.  IAS (Pre.) Solved Papers General Studies wih CSAT Papers – Arihant.

Books for UPSC Civil Service Main Exam Preparation

SR.NO. ENGLISH MEDIUMHINDI MEDIUM
1.History Of Modern India - Bipan Chandra. (History)ADHUNIK BHARAT KA ITIHAS(BIPIN CHANDRA)
2.India's Struggle For Independence - Bipan Chandra. (History)-
3.The Wonder That Was India - A.L. Bhasham. (Culture)Adhbhut Bharat( A.L.BASHAM)
4.Facets of Indian Culture - Spectrum. (Culture)BHARATIYA SANSKRITI – SPECTRUM(CULTURE)
5.Geography of India - Majid Husain. (Geography)BHARAT KA BHUGOL(MAJID HUSSAIN)
6.Oxford School Atlas - Oxford. (Geography)OXFORD STUDENT ATLAS- Oxford(Geography)
7.Certificate Physical and Human Geography - Goh Cheng Leong. (Geography)-
8.Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations - M. Laxmikanth. (Polity)Bharat ki Rajvyavastha
9.Indian Economy - Ramesh Singh. (Economy)BHARTIYA ARTHVYAVSTHA – RAMESH SINGH(ECONOMY)
10. Economic Survey. (Economy)Arthik sarvekshan
11. Science and Technology in India - TMH. (Science and Technology)-
12.Environmental Studies from Crisis to Cure 2nd Edition - R.Rajagoplan. (Environment)Paryavaran Evam paristhitiki(R.Rajgopalan)
13.Efforts Towards Green India - Environment and Ecology - Arihant Experts. (Environment)Paryavaran Evam paristhitiki (Arihant)
14.India Year Book (Current Affairs)Bharat (CA)
15.Manorama Yearbook. (Current Affairs)Manorama year book(Hindi)
16.Contemporay Essays by Ramesh Singh OR 151 ESSAYS For UPSC Mains(Essay Paper)
17.India After Gandhi - Ramchandra Guha (History - GS1)INDA AFTER GANDHI TRANSLATION BY SHUSHANT JHA
18.Norman Lowe OR History of Modern World - Jain and Mathur (World History - GS1)ADHUNIK VISHWA ITIHASH(JAIN AND MATHUR)
19. Social Problems In India - Ram Ahuja. (Indian Society - GS1)SAMAJIK SAMASYAYE –RAM AHUJA
20.IAS Mains General Studies Paper 2 (Arihant Manual - GS2)-
21.Governance in India for CSE. (Governance - GS2)-
22.Pax Indica - Shashi Tharoor. (Foreign Policy - GS2)-
23.India and the World by Surendra Kumar. (Foreign Policy - GS2)-
24.IAS Mains General Studies - GS3. (Arihant Manual - GS3)-
25.India's National Security: A Reader. (Internal Security - GS3)-
26. Challenges to Internal Security of India. (Internal Security - GS3)-
27.Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude for Civil Services Mains. ( Ethics - GS4)-
28. IAS Mains General Studies - Ethics. ( Arihant Manual - GS4)-