[UPSC CSE Mains] Books for UPSC Civil Services Mains Examination General Studies and Optional Subjects

Recommended and Must Needed Books for Civil Services Mains Examination (UPSC CSE) General Studies and Optional Subjects

Paper I : GS1: History, Culture, Social Issues & Geography of India and World

Important Books:

New Arrival : IAS Mains General Studies - Indian Heritage & Culture History & Geography of the World & Society (Paper 1) - Arihant
  1. Facets of Indian Culture - Spectrum / Here (Culture – GS1)
  2. Trends in Indian Culture and Heritage / Here (Culture – GS1)
  3. Vajiram & Ravi - Indian Art And Culture  (Culture – GS1)
  4. Indian Heritage and Culture / Here  (Culture – GS1)
  5. From Plassey to Partition - A History Of Modern India /Here  (History – GS1)
  6. History of Modern India - Bipan Chandra (History – GS1)
  7. Spectrum Book on Brief History of Modern India- Rajiv Ahir (History – GS1)
  8. Comprehensive History Of Modern India – Spectrum(History – GS1)
  9. India Since Independence – Bipan Chandra / Here  (History – GS1)
  10. India After Gandhi: The History Of The World’s Largest Democracy- R.C. Guha / Here (History – GS1)
  11. Mastering Modern World History by Norman Lowe (Buy From Amazon India)   Or This IMPORTED Edition  ( World History – GS1)
  12. History of the World from the Late Nineteenth to the Early Twenty First Century- Arjun Dev ( World History – GS1)
  13. History of Modern World – Jain and Mathur  (World History – GS1)
  14. Indian Society – Ram Ahuja (Social Issues – GS1)
  15. Social Problems in India – Ram Ahuja (Social Issues – GS1)
  16.  Silent features of Indian Society (Social Issues)
  17. Contemporary Issues in Globalization : An Introduction to Theory and Policy in India (Social Issues – GS1)
  18. Certificate Physical and Human Geography -Goh Cheng Leong (Physical Geography – GS1)
  19. World Geogarphy - Majid Hussain (World Geography – GS1)
  20. Geography of India -Majid Hussian (Indian Geography – GS1)
  21. INDIA: A COMPREHENSIVE GEOGRAPHY - D. R. Khullar / Here (Indian Geography – GS1)
  22. India & World Geography by TMH- Majid Hussain (Geography – GS1)
  23. The Orient BlackSwan School Atlas (With CD-ROM) 6th Edition
    ( Geography – GS1)
  24. Oxford School Atlas (With CD)  by Oxford University Press
    ( Geography – GS1)
  25. Contemporary Essays - Ramesh Singh OR 151 ESSAYS For UPSC Mains (Essay Paper) 
  26. IAS Mains Civil Services Main Examination: General Studies Chapter-wise Solved Papers. [Question Papers]
 




Paper II : GS2: Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations
  1. Introduction to the Constitution of India 20 Edition D.D. Basu / Here (Polity and Constitution – GS2)
  2. Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations – Laxmikanth (Polity and Constitution – GS2)
  3. Select Constitutions: 16th Edition – S Chand / Here (Constitutions – GS2)
  4. Our Parliament - S. Kashyap / Here  (Polity and Constitution – GS2)
  5. Challenge And Strategy : Rethinking India’s Foreign Policy – Rajiv Sikri  / Here (Foreign Policy – GS2)
  6. Public Institutions in India: Performance and Design - Pratap Bhanu Mehta / Here  (Social Justice – GS2)
  7.  D.D. Basu’s Classic on the Indian Constitution – Shorter Constitution Of India  (Polity and Constitution – GS2)
  8. Development & Developmental Processes (Social Justice – GS2)
  9. Issues Relating to Social Development (Social Justice – GS2)
  10. Pax Indica – Shashi Tharoor. (Foreign Policy – GS2)
  11. India’s Foreign Policy -Muchkund Dubey. (Foreign Policy – GS2) 
  12. India YearBook 2014.  (Polity and Social Justice – GS2)
  13. Economic Survey (2013-2104) (Indian Economy – GS3) 
  14. IAS Mains Civil Services Main Examination: General Studies Chapter-wise Solved Papers. [Question Papers]
 



Paper III : GS3: Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management


Important Books:
New Arrival : IAS Mains General Studies - Technology Economic Development Bio Diversity Environment, Security & Disaster Management (Paper 3) - Arihant

  1. Indian Economy for Civil Services Examinations - Ramesh Singh (Indian Economy – GS3)
  2. The Indian Economy : For UPSC and State Civil Services Preliminary and Main Exams  Or Here - Sanjiv Verma (Indian Economy – GS3)
  3. Economic Survey (2013-14) (Indian Economy – GS3)
  4. India YearBook 2014  (Indian Economy – GS3)
  5. Science and Technology in India – Kalpana Rajaram : Spectrum. or Here (Science and Technology – GS3)
  6. Environmental Studies from Crisis to Cure 2nd Edition – R.Rajagoplan. or Here (Environment – GS3) 
  7. Ecology and Environment - P. D. Sharma or Here (Environment - GS3)
  8. Environment & Ecology - Biodiversity, Climate Change and Disaster Management - Majid Hussain or Here (Environment – GS3)
  9. Environment by Shankar IAS Academy  (Environment – GS3) 
  10. India’s National Security: A Reader. (Internal Security – GS3)
  11. Disaster Management / Here  (Disaster Management – GS3)
  12. Indian Economy - Dutt & Sundharam (Indian Economy – GS3) [Optional]
  13. Indian Econmy - Mishra & Puri (Indian Economy – GS3) [Optional]
  14. IAS Mains Civil Services Main Examination: General Studies Chapter-wise Solved Papers. [Question Papers]




Paper IV : GS4: Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude

Important Books:

New Arrival : IAS Mains General Studies - Ethics Integrity & Aptitude (Paper 4) - Arihant

  1. Lexicon for Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude by Civil Services Chronicle ( Ethics – GS4)
  2. Ethics In Governance. ( Ethics – GS4)
  3. Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude for Civil Services Mains. / Here ( Ethics – GS4)
  4. Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude - PD Sharma / Here  ( Ethics – GS4)


Also Useful : 

  1. Ethics and Integrity of Governance: Perspectives Across Frontiers
  2. Public Administration Ethics for the 21st Century
  3. Corruption, Ethics and Accountability: Essays by an Administrator
  4. Ethics and Integrity in Public Administration: Concepts and Cases
  5. Politics and Ethics of the Indian Constitution
  6. Ethics: Approaching Moral Decisions
  7. Managerial Ethics: Managing the Psychology of Morality
  8. Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude for Civil Services Mains. (Written according to UPSC syllabus)
  9. Ethics – by Frankena K William (Used in many universities)
  10. Human Values and Professional Ethics with Case Studies






Also Read (Detailed Strategies):

Paper 2 : GS2 Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and IR


Paper 3 :
GS3 Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management

Paper 4 :
GS4 Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude






GS Manuals :
  1. Tata Macgrawill General Studies Manual [English]
  2. Tata Macgrawill General Studies  Manual [Hindi]
  3. General Studies Manual Paper - I  Publisher: Arihant
  4. The Pearson General Studies Paper I Publisher: Pearson
  5. General Studies - 2014 (Paper 1) 35th Edition Publisher: Unique
  6. Spectrum's Handbook for General Studies 24th Edition


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