Best Text Books for Civil Services Prelims and Mains Exam Preparation

Best Text Books for IAS Preparation:

Text books selection plays a vital role in Civils Preparation. Aspirants get confused of many books present in the market. After a significant research we have come up with the list of most used text books by the Civils Toppers.

Best Text Books for IAS Prelims Preparation:

Name of the Text Book Subject Authors Link to Purchase
History of Modern India History Bipan Chandra Click Here to Purchase
India’s Struggle for Independence (1857-1947) History Bipan Chandra

Mridula Mukherjee

Aditya Mukherjee

Sucheta Mahajan

K.N. Panikkar

Click Here to Purchase
History of Medieval India History Satish Chandra Click Here to Purchase
India’s Ancient Past History R.S. Sharma Click Here to Purchase
Geography of India (6th Edition) Geography Majid Husain Click Here to Purchase
Oxford School Atlas (35th Edition) Geography Oxford Click Here to Purchase
Certificate Physical and Human Geography (Oxford New Edition) Geography Goh Cheng Leong Click Here to Purchase
The Wonder That Was India Culture A.L. Basham Click Here to Purchase
Indian Art and Culture Culture Nitin Singhania Click Here to Purchase
Indian Economy Economy Ramesh Singh Click Here to Purchase
Economic Survey Economy Oxford Click Here to Purchase
Indian Polity (5th Edition) Polity M. Laxmikanth Click Here to Purchase
Science and Technology Science & Technology Ashok Singh Click Here to Purchase
Environmental Studies Environment R. Rajagopalan Click Here to Purchase
Environment Environment D.R. Khullar

J A C S Rao

Click Here to Purchase
India 2017 Current Affairs Publication Division Click Here to Purchase
Manorama Year Book Current Affairs Mammen Mathew Click Here to Purchase
Genral Studies Paper II CSAT Paper 2 MHE Click Here to Purchase
Analytical Reasoning CSAT Paper II – Analytical Reasoning M.K. Pandey Click Here to Purchase
A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning CSAT Paper II – Reasoning R.S. Aggarwal Click Here to Purchase

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Best Text Books for IAS Mains Exam Preparation:

Name of the Text Book Subject Authors Cost of Text Book
The Wonder That Was India Culture A.L. Basham Rs. 380.00/-
India’s Ancient Past Culture R.S. Sharma Rs. 168.00/-
Indian Art & Culture Culture Nitin Singhania Rs. 448.00/-
History of Modern India History Bipan Chandra Rs. 203.00/-
India’s Struggle for Independence History Bipan Chandra

Mridula Mukherjee

Aditya Mukherjee

Sucheta Mahajan

Rs. 194.00/-
Geography of India Geography Majid Husain Rs. 620.00/-
Oxford School Atlas Geography Oxford Rs. 210.00/-
Indian Polity Polity M. Laxmikanth Rs. 404.00/-
Indian Economy Economy Ramesh Singh Rs. 412.00/-
Economic Survey Economy Ministry of Finance

(Govt. of India)

Rs. 347.00/-
Science & Technology Science and Technology Ashok Singh Rs. 251.00/-
Environmental Studies Environment R. Rajagopalan Rs. 188.00/-
Environment Environment A R Khullar Rs. 268.00/-
India Year Book Current Affairs Publication Division Rs. 125.00/-
Manorama Year Book Current Affairs Mathew Rs. 270.00/-
Essays for Civil Services & Other Competitive Exams Essay Paper Pulkit Khare Rs. 98.00/-
India After Gandhi

(The History of the World’s Largest Democracy)

History (General Studies-I) Ramachandra Guha Rs. 500.00/-
A History of the Modern World History (General Studies-I) Jain & Mathur Rs. 389.00/-
Social Problems In India Indian Society (General Studies-I) Ram Ahuja Rs. 249.00/-
Governance Constitution, Polity Social Justice and International Relations General Studies-II Arihant Rs. 368.00/-
Governance in India for Civil Services Examination Governance (General Studies-II) M. Laxmikanth Rs. 309.00/-
Pax Indica Foreign Policy (General Studies-II) Shashi Tharoor Rs. 274.00/-
India and the World Foreign Policy (General Studies-II) Surendra Kumar Rs. 1052.00/-
IAS Mains General Studies Paper 3 (General Studies-III) Arihant Rs. 419.00/-
India’s National Security Internal Security (General Studies-III) Kanti P. Bajpai

Harsh V. Pant

Rs. 732.00/-
Challenges to Internal Security of India Internal Security (General Studies-III) Ashok Kumar Rs. 175.00/-
Lexicon for Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude Ethics (General Studies-IV) Civil Service Chronicle Rs. 365.00/-
IAS Mains General Studies Paper 4 Ethics (General Studies-IV) Arihant Experts Rs. 326.00/-

 

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