Free UPSC IAS study material PDFs are hard to find for most Civil Services Examination candidates. The highly competitive nature of the IAS exam and the comprehensive UPSC Syllabus merits that the study material is of the best kind.

NCERT books are reputed to be among the best sources for UPSC exam.

Most IAS toppers have hailed these NCERT books as the essential starting point of their preparation. To ease the efforts of IAS aspirants, we have provided links to free download NCERT books for UPSC.

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The UPSC Civil Services Exam Preparation is undeniably a prolonged and difficult process and to make this process easy, we have provided links to free download NCERT books pdf. The NCERT  UPSC books are significant as they serve as a strong foundation in the civil services exam preparation and help one gain a complete idea about various topics and concepts as well as correlate the issues in news with these topics.

NCERT Books for UPSC

When it comes to the sources for IAS exam preparation, the NCERT UPSC Books and NIOS material play an important role. While many recommend the aspirants to read the NCERT UPSC Books, no one explains which NCERT Books should be given importance.

Hence, here we bring to you, the list of NCERT Books that are important for IAS prelims and mains examination. You can download NCERT books for IAS exam from the links given below.

Here, in this section, IAS aspirants can download the PDF of all the basic and necessary NCERT UPSC books.

Subject-wise download NCERT books (class 6- class 12th)

  1. Free download NCERT books – History
  2. Free download NCERT books – Geography
  3. Free download NCERT books – Polity
  4. Free download NCERT books – Economics and Social Issues
  5. Free download NCERT books – Science
  6. Free download NCERT books – Maths (for CSAT)

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Free download Important NCERT books PDF for UPSC

  1. Free download NCERT books pdf – Social Change and Development in India
  2. Free download NCERT books pdf – Geography Class 11th Part 1
  3. Free download NCERT books pdf – Geography Class 11th Part 2
  4. Free download NCERT books pdf – Indian Society
  5. Free download NCERT books pdf – Political Science Class 11th
  6. Free download NCERT books pdf – The Story of Civilization Part 1- Arjun Dev
  7. Free download NCERT books pdf – The Story of Civilization Part 2- Arjun Dev
  8. Free download NCERT books pdf – Modern India – Bipin Chandra
  9. Free download NCERT books pdf – Ancient India – RS Sharma
  10. Free download NCERT books pdf – Medieval India – Satish Chandra

You can also check out NCERT notes for UPSC preparation from BYJU’S Free IAS Prep. For UPSC Exam, here are a few more important links and articles to give your IAS preparation a boost.

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UPSC related queries

  • Are NCERT books enough for UPSC preparation?
  • NCERT books are a must for the IAS exam. However, candidates should also refer to subject-specific books ( for e.g. Indian Polity by Laxmikanth) and keep tabs on the current affairs. For the complete list of UPSC Books, check the linked article.
  • What is the syllabus of UPSC Prelims?
  • The UPSC Prelims syllabus can be divided into:
    • General Studies (GS) Paper I – History, Geography, Economics, Current Affairs
    • CSAT/ GS Paper II – Analytical and Comprehension questions ( Class X level)
    • Refer the article UPSC Prelims syllabus 2019 for the detailed analysis.
  • How can I apply for UPSC 2019?
  • To apply for IAS exam 2019, candidates have to fill the two-part online registration on the UPSC official website before the application deadline (before 6 PM, March 18, 2019).
  • How many marks are required to clear UPSC prelims?
  • To clear IAS Prelims, a candidate has to score more than the cutoff in GS Paper – I. Also, the candidate has to score at least 33% marks in CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test) or GS Paper – II
  • Which magazine is best for UPSC preparation?
  • For UPSC preparation, Yojana magazine is an essential resource. It has credible facts and data which can also be quoted in the IAS Mains exam as the magazine is published by the  I&B Ministry. See this link for a detailed guide on how to read Yojana for UPSC 2019.
  • What is the per month salary of an IAS officer in India?
  • The basic monthly salary of IAS officers start at Rs.56,100(TA, DA and HRA are extra) and can go on to reach Rs.2,500,00 for the post of  Cabinet Secretary.  To know the pay scale and salary structure of an IAS officer after the 7th Pay Commission recommendations in detail, refer this article IAS Salary

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  1. BYJU’S is a very nice and wonderful platform at which all the information, guidance, motivation and subject content are available and designed in a very systematic manner with very lucid and easy language which is understood by any students. This is the special sailent features of BYJU’S.

  2. It would be of great help if you could post ncert notes for polity, economics and environmental science too and basic science.

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