Best Books for IAS Exam

The Civil Services Examination is considered as the toughest examination in India. It is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission annually. To succeed in India’s toughest examination, it is indispensable to expand the horizon of knowledge along with molding the character. Candidates depend primarily on traditional books, newspapers, magazine, internet and other resources to collect the information. At this point the role of reading makes sense. The exam demands a wide reading. Mugging up several books should not be the strategy for cracking civil services examination. There are sufficient of books available in the market with an extraordinary attractive footnote.  But occasionally candidates fall short to choose the precise source. Many books are available in market for detailed references and reading. Some books which we refer to UPSC homework is clogged with irrelevant information, facts and figures, more of technical terms and contains immaterial according to UPSC syllabus. These books are time-consuming in nature. The UPSC Civil Services Preliminary examination 2017 is approaching. Here we are introducing some standard books for extra references.

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Indian Polity- M. Laxmikanth

 General Knowledge and Political science about the Indian constitution play an important role in today’s competitive examinations. The Laxmikanth’s Indian Polity is considered as the bible for UPSC polity preparation.


Geography of India – Majid Husain

This is very useful detailed reference book. This book is useful for general studies in both Civil Services Preliminary and main exam point of view and essential for optional also. The Indian geography which is a crucial topic in Civil services Preliminary in examination is covered in this book extensively.

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Bipin Chandra

The Indian history is an interesting subject which takes us to the world of nostalgia. The best Indian history book suggested by successful candidate is Bipin Chandra’s Ancient, Medieval, and modern India. This Indian history book extensively covers the each and every event in a chronological order with adequate data needed for UPSC civil services examination.  


Indian Economy – Ramesh Singh

Economics is the hardest subject for some candidates. The basic reason for this is they do not have any basic idea in economics. Candidate those who are having basic conceptual clarity can further go deeply into Indian economy and its current scenario. The Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh is a very good book recommended by experts for the UPSC civil services examination. This book discusses all the basic concepts, evolution of the Indian economy, current scenario new updates facts and figure which is essential.


Aptitude is an integral part of every competitive examination today.  General Studies Paper II- CSAT is a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks set at 33%. Even though have to score 33% marks in CSAT Paper- II, it can turn out to be a little hard due to the unpredictable nature of the questions. The Manual by TMH or CSAT-II – Arihant are great books that can be utilized to sharpen your aptitude. To tackle the comprehension part one can depends on Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R. S.Aggarwal.

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