UPSC Books In Hindi for IAS Exam

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the Civil Services Examination annually to recruit for coveted services like IAS, IFS, IPS, IRS and more. The IAS Exam is one of the most awaited exams of UPSC and lakhs of aspirants from different walks of life take this exam. 

The  Commission gives candidates the choice to take the Civil Services Exam in English or any Indian language listed in the 8th Schedule of the Indian Constitution. Although, a majority of the candidates take the IAS mains exam and the interview in English, many candidates opt for Hindi as well. UPSC Prelims exam books in Hindi are available in the market, however, selecting the best books from the exam perspective remains critical.

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Hence, to assist the Hindi medium UPSC aspirants, we have compiled a list of essential UPSC books for the IAS exam for both prelims and UPSC Mains. The aspirants can go through the list and can access it anytime by downloading the UPSC Books in Hindi PDF given at the end.

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IAS Books in Hindi

It goes without saying that reading the NCERT books for UPSC exam preparation is an important starting point. Gradually, aspirants may start using reference books for each subject given in the UPSC Syllabus.

In the table below, we have listed the most relevant IAS Exam study material in Hindi, sorted by subjects:

IAS Subject IAS Book Name Relevant For IAS Exam Paper


  1. Prarambhik Bharat Ka Parichay by Ram Sharan Sharma
  2. Madhyakaleen Bharat – Rajniti, Samaj Aur Sanskriti by Satish Chandra
  3. Bharat Ka Rashtria Aandolan by Bipin Chandra
  4. Adhunik Bharat Ka Etihas by Bipin Chandra OR Spectrum (Hindi) by Rajiv Ahir
  5. Bharatiya Kala, Sanskriti Evam Virasat: Civil Sewa Pariksha Hetu by Meenakshi Kant
  6. Bharat: Gandhi Ke Baad by Ram Chandra Guha
  7. Samkaleen Vishwa Ka Itihas 1890 – 2008 by Arjun Dev
  1. Prelims/GS
  2. Prelims
  3. Prelims/GS 1/Essay
  4. GS 1/ Essay
  5. Prelims/GS
  6. GS 1/ Essay
  7. Prelims/GS


  1. Bharat Ki Rajvyavastha by Lakshmikanth
  2. Bharat Ka Samvidhan: Ek Parichaya by DD Basu
  3. Hamari Sansad by S Kashyap
  4. Bharat Ki Videsh Niti by VN Khanna
  1. Prelims/GS 2
  2. GS 2/ Polity Optional
  3. GS 2
  4. GS 2/ Essay


  1. Bharat Ka Bhugol by Spectrum
  2. Bharat Evam Viswa Ka Bhugol by Majid Hussain
  3. Bhautik Bhugol by Majid Hussain
  4. Orient Blackswan (Vishwa Atlas Laghu Sanskaran)
  1. Prelims/ GS 1
  2. GS 1
  3. Prelims/GS 1
  4. Prelims


  1. Bhartiya Arthvyavastha by Ramesh Singh
  1. Prelims/GS 3/Essay

Indian Society/Sociology

  1. Samajik Samasyayein by Ram Ahuja
  2. Samaj Ka Bodh (NCERT class 11)
  3. Samajshastra Parichaya (NCERT Class 11)
  4. Bhartiya Samaj (NCERT Class 12)
  5. Bharat Main Samajik Parivartan Aur Vikas (NCERT Class 12)
  1. GS 1/Essay
  2. GS 1/Essay
  3. GS 1/Essay
  4. GS 1/Essay
  5. GS 1/Essay


  1. Paryavaran Evam Paristhitiki: Civil Sewa Pariksha Hetu by Majid Hussain
  2. Paryavaran Evam Parishthiti by K Siddhartha
  1. Prelims/ GS 3
  2. Prelims/ GS 3

Science & Technology

  1. Vigyan Evam Prodhyogiki Ka Vikas – TMH – Sheelwant Singh
  2. Vigyan Evam Prodhyogiki Ka Vikas – TMH – Sheelwant Singh
  1. Prelims/ GS 3
  2. Prelims/ GS 3


  1. Bharat Ki Aantrik Suraksha by Mukhya Chunuatiya
  1. Prelims/GS 3


  1. IAS Mukhya Pariksha Samanya Addhyan Paper 4 Nitishastra, Satyanishtha Aur Abhiruchi by Arihant
  1. GS 4/Essay

IAS aspirants who are targeting UPSC 2020 may check the linked article to complement their preparation with UPSC IAS exam pattern, syllabus and more.

UPSC Books in Hindi for IAS Current Affairs

The books listed above are preferred by candidates preparing for the IAS and other UPSC exams. These UPSC books in Hindi are helpful for both Prelims and Mains stage of the CSE. Apart from the above list, a candidate should also prepare for the Current Affairs part of the UPSC exam.

Listed below are a few more IAS books in Hindi for GK/Current Affairs:

  • Lucent’s Samanya Gyan
  • Manorama Year Book 2019 – Hindi
  • Bharat 2019 – Publication Division (GOI)
  • IGNOU books
  • Yojana magazine/Kurukshetra

Hindi is the second most opted medium of choice by IAS aspirants in the CSE after English. Also, many candidates take Hindi as their optional subject in the UPSC mains. Moreover, there is a compulsory Indian language paper in mains as well. The above-mentioned IAS study materials in Hindi, books and resources, although essential, are still a small subset of the total amount of information needed for successfully cracking the IAS exam.

The candidates who belong to Hindi-Medium category are advised to also go through IAS Hindi Syllabus if they think of opting Hindi Literature as their optional subject in UPSC Mains. 

Hindi medium aspirants should diligently look for and update their knowledge of current affairs from trusted sources.  Hindi Literature is also one of the optional subjects in the list of 48 optionals in UPSC mains and hence, candidates can look for UPSC Hindi Literature Optional Strategy in the linked article.

List of UPSC Books in Hindi:- Download PDF Here

For an exam like UPSC civil services, every reading seems to be insufficient. It is advised to also go through below articles which are related to IAS exam preparation:


  1. sir mai ghar se upsc krna chahti hu kaise tyari kru kis class tak pade kaun book pade

    1. Hi, you can get the tips for IAS Preparation from home at the linked article.

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