[UPSE CSE Prelims] Essential Books For UPSC Civil Services Examination : Prelims (GS/CSAT)

Essential Books For UPSC Civil Services Examination : Prelims (GS/CSAT)

Paper I : General Studies ( GS)

History, Culture, Freedom Struggle :
  1. A History of Ancient and Early Medieval  /Here  / India's Ancient Past New /HereThe Wonder That Was India /Here (Ancient History)
  2. History Of Medieval India / Here (Medieval History)
  3. From Plassey to Partition : A History of Modern India / HereHistory of Modern India / Here (Modern History)
  4. India’s Struggle For Independence – Bipan Chandra / Here (History)
  5. Facets of Indian Culture – Spectrum / Here (Culture)
  6. Trends in Indian Culture and Heritage / Here (Culture)
  7. Vajiram & Ravi - Indian Art And Culture  (Culture)
Geography:  
  1. Certificate Physical and Human Geography – Goh Cheng Leong / Here ( Physical Geography)
  2. Geography of India – Majid Husain /Here / India: A Comprehensive Geography - D.R.Khullar / Here (Indian Geography)
  3. World Geogarphy - Majid Hussain / Here (World Geography)
  4. The Orient BlackSwan School Atlas /Here / Oxford School Atlas  by Oxford University Press / Here
Indian Polity : 
  1. Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations – M. Laxmikanth /Here (Polity)
  2. Introduction to the Constitution of India - Durga Das Basu / Here (Poilty)
Economic & Social Development : 
  1. Indian Economy – Ramesh Singh / Here  (Economy)
  2. The Indian Economy : For UPSC and State Civil Services Pre & Main Exams  - Sanjiv Verma / Here  (Economy)
  3. Economic Survey (2014-15) / Here (Economy)
  4. Yojna & Kurukshetra
Environment & Biodiversity :
  1. Environmental Studies from Crisis to Cure 2nd Edition – R.Rajagoplan / Here (Environment)
  2. Ecology and Environment - P. D. Sharma / Here (Environment)
  3. Environment & Ecology - Biodiversity, Climate Change and Disaster Management - Majid Hussain / Here (Environment)
  4. Environment by Shankar IAS Academy 
  5. Tata MacGrawHill General Studies Manual : English/Here / Hindi /Here
  6. The Economics Times
General Science : 
  1. Science and Technology in India – Kalpana Rajaram : Spectrum / Here (Science and Technology)
  2. Tata MacGrawHill General Studies Manual : English / Hindi
Current Affairs : 
  1. India Year Book 2015 / Here In Hindi Bharat 2015 (Current Affairs)
  2. Newspapers : The Hindu, The Indian Express, Frontline 
  3. Megazines : Civil Services Times


General Studies Manuals : (Choose one of them)
  1. Tata MacGraw Hill General Studies Manual / Here [English]
  2. Tata MacGraw Hill General Studies  Manual / Here [Hindi]
  3. General Studies Manual Paper - I  Publisher: Arihant / Here
  4. The Pearson General Studies Paper I Publisher: Pearson/ Here
  5. General Studies - 2015 (Paper 1) Publisher: Unique / Here
  6. Spectrum's Handbook for General Studies 24th Edition / Here




Paper II: Aptitude Test (CSAT)

  1. Analytical Reasoning – M. K. Pandey / Here (CSAT – Paper 2 : Analytical Reasoning)
  2. Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning – R. S.Aggarwal / Here (CSAT Paper 2 : Reasoning)
  3. Fast Track Objective Arithmetic - Rajesh Kumar / HereQuantum CAT : Quantitative Aptitude - Sarvesh K Verma / Here (Quantitative Aptitude) 
  4. Objective General English - SP Bakshi /Here / Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension - Arun Sharma /Here (English Lang & Reading Comprehension)


CSAT Manuals : (Very Important for Practice & Previous years Papers, So Choose one of them)

  1. CSAT : Paper – 2 Manual by TMH  (English) / Here (CSAT Manaul)
  2. CSAT : Paper - 2 Manual by TMH Hindi / Here (Hindi) 
  3. CSAT : Paper – 2 Manaul by Arihant / Here / Hindi (CSAT Manual)




IAS Previous Question Papers / Practice Sets :
  1. IAS Prelims 19 Years General Studies Topic-Wise Solved Papers (1995-2013) - Disha / Here 
  2. IAS Prelims CSAT 101 Speed Tests Practice Workbook with 10 Practice Sets (Paper 2) - Disha / Here
  3. 15 Practice Sets - CSAT Paper-2 (Civil Services Aptitude Test)- English / Here 
  4.  Crack Civil Services General Studies IAS Prelims (CSAT) - Paper 1 & 2 - set of 2 books - Disha / Here
  5. IAS (Pre.) Solved Papers General Studies wih CSAT 2013 – Arihant 
  6. 14000+ Objective Questions - General Studies - Arihant / Here 



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