UPSC Prelims Study Material List

The UPSC announced the 2019 IAS prelims date on 2nd June 2019. So, all IAS aspirants mark this day in your calendar and gear up for the D-Day. The IAS Prelims is the first hurdle to cross in the UPSC civil services exam. Are you confused as to what to study from where? Don’t despair when help is at the click of a button. BYJU’S brings to you the whole list of study material for the UPSC prelims. Go through the USPC Syllabus and exam pattern here. Read on for the perfect UPSC Prelims study material list subject-wise.

General Studies Paper I

History and Culture

  • NCERT books (classes XI and XII)
  • India’s Struggle for Independence – Bipan Chandra
  • Facets of Indian Culture – Spectrum
  • The Hindu newspaper

 

Geography

  • NCERT VI – X (Old Syllabus)
  • NCERT XI, XII (New Syllabus)
  • India Yearbook 2017: Chapter 1
  • The Hindu newspaper
  • Indian Express newspaper

 

Economics

  • NCERT XI
  • Budget & Economic Survey
  • Economic Development & Policies in India – Jain & Ohri
  • India Yearbook Chapters 7,13,14,19,21
  • Business Standard newspaper
  • Frontline magazine

 

Indian Polity

  • NCERT IX – XII
  • Indian Polity – M Laxmikanth
  • The Constitution of India – P M Bakshi
  • The Hindu newspaper
  • Yojana magazine

 

International Relations

  • NCERT XII (Contemporary World Politic)
  • World Atlas (TTK/Blackswan)
  • The Hindu newspaper
  • Kurukshetra

 

Environment – Biodiversity & Agriculture

  • NCERT Books (topic-wise)
  • India Yearbook 2017: Chapter 12

 

Science & Technology

  • NCERT Books (classes VII – X: All; and classes XI, XII: Selected topics)
  • Any General Studies Manual for civil services preparation
  • The Hindu newspaper

 

Current Affairs

  • The Hindu newspaper
  • Yojana magazine
  • BYJU’S Current Affairs

 

General Studies Paper II (CSAT)

Maths, Data Interpretation

  • NCERT Books (classes VII – IX): If you are weak in Mathematics
  • Tata McGraw Hill CSAT Manual

 

Comprehension, Inferences

  • Analytical Reasoning – M K Pandey
  • Newspapers

 

English Language, Verbal Ability

  • English Reading Comprehension – Anjani A Gupta
  • Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning – R S Aggarwal

 

Decision Making, Communication Skill

  • Tata McGraw Hill CSAT Manual

 

Reasoning, Arrangement, Blood Relations

  • Analytical Reasoning – M K Pandey
  • Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning – R S Aggarwal

 

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