Well, UPSC preparation used to be just about studying so many books. But nowadays, things have changed to such an extent, that it’s involving massive use of technology. Now, things have become easier due to so many technological innovations like Video lectures, pendrive courses etc.
So, in my point of view, an aspirant should use these video courses along with few recommended books, if he /she does not have a good option of offline coaching nearby.
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Please note: These video courses are precise, attractive, simple, lucid and covers up the whole syllabus.
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Recommended book list
Books for UPSC Prelims & Mains:
🔷 NCERT: History, Geography, Polity(Civics) of classes 6th-12th, Science of classes 6th-10th and Economics, Fine Arts only of classes 11th-12th.
🔷 History for UPSC: Ancient India by RS Sharma, Medieval India by Satish Chandra and Modern India by Rajiv Ahir, Spectrum.
🔷 Polity for UPSC: Indian Polity by M. Laxmikant, Introduction to the Constitution of India by DD Basu
🔷 Geography for UPSC: Oxford school atlas, Geography of India by Majid Hussain,
🔷Economy for UPSC: Indian Economy Book by Ramesh Singh
🔷 Art and Culture for UPSC: Indian Art & Culture by Nitin Singhania.
🔷 Environment for UPSC: Environment for Civil Services Prelims and Mains by Dr. Khullar, JA CS RaoBooks especially for UPSC Mains:
🔷 Ethics for UPSC: Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude by Subba Rao
🔷 History of modern world by Jain Mathur
🔷 Social problems in India by Ram Ahuja
🔷 India’s National Security
🔷 Internal Security & Disaster Management
Please follow video lectures along with NCERTs (must) and few recommended books.
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