Best Text Books for IAS Preparation-2020 (Civil Services Prelims & Mains)

Best Text Books for IAS Preparation: The selection of textbooks plays a vital role in Civils Preparation. Aspirants get confused in choosing the best books for their preparation.

After significant research, we have come up with the list of most used textbooks for Civils prelims & mains by the Toppers.

Best Text Books for IAS Preparation

Best Text Books for IAS Prelims Preparation:

Name of the Text BookSubjectAuthorsLink to Purchase
History of Modern IndiaHistoryBipan ChandraClick Here to Purchase
India’s Struggle for Independence (1857-1947)HistoryBipan Chandra

Mridula MukherjeeAditya Mukherjee Sucheta Mahajan K.N. Panikkar

Click Here to Purchase
History of Medieval IndiaHistorySatish ChandraClick Here to Purchase
India’s Ancient PastHistoryR.S. SharmaClick Here to Purchase
Geography of India (6th Edition)GeographyMajid HusainClick Here to Purchase
Oxford School Atlas (35th Edition)GeographyOxfordClick Here to Purchase
Certificate Physical and Human Geography (Oxford New Edition)GeographyGoh Cheng LeongClick Here to Purchase
The Wonder That Was IndiaCultureA.L. BashamClick Here to Purchase
Indian Art and CultureCultureNitin SinghaniaClick Here to Purchase
Indian EconomyEconomyRamesh SinghClick Here to Purchase
Economic SurveyEconomyOxfordClick Here to Purchase
Indian Polity (5th Edition)PolityM. LaxmikanthClick Here to Purchase
Science and TechnologyScience & TechnologyAshok SinghClick Here to Purchase
Environmental StudiesEnvironmentR. RajagopalanClick Here to Purchase
EnvironmentEnvironmentD.R. Khullar

 J A C S Rao

Click Here to Purchase
India 2017Current AffairsPublication DivisionClick Here to Purchase
Manorama Year BookCurrent AffairsMammen MathewClick Here to Purchase
General Studies Paper IICSAT Paper 2MHEClick Here to Purchase
Analytical ReasoningCSAT Paper II – Analytical ReasoningM.K. PandeyClick Here to Purchase
A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal ReasoningCSAT Paper II – ReasoningR.S. AggarwalClick Here to Purchase

Best Books for UPSC Mains Exam:

Name of the Text BookSubjectAuthorsCost of Text Book
The Wonder That Was IndiaCultureA.L. BashamRs. 380.00/-
India’s Ancient PastCultureR.S. SharmaRs. 168.00/-
Indian Art & CultureCultureNitin SinghaniaRs. 448.00/-
History of Modern IndiaHistoryBipan ChandraRs. 203.00/-
India’s Struggle for IndependenceHistoryBipan Chandra

Mridula MukherjeeAditya Mukherjee

Sucheta Mahajan
Rs. 194.00/-
Geography of IndiaGeographyMajid HusainRs. 620.00/-
Oxford School AtlasGeographyOxfordRs. 210.00/-
Indian PolityPolityM. LaxmikanthRs. 404.00/-
Indian EconomyEconomyRamesh SinghRs. 412.00/-
Economic SurveyEconomyMinistry of Finance

 (Govt. of India)

Rs. 347.00/-
Science & TechnologyScience and TechnologyAshok SinghRs. 251.00/-
Environmental StudiesEnvironmentR. RajagopalanRs. 188.00/-
EnvironmentEnvironmentA R KhullarRs. 268.00/-
India Year BookCurrent AffairsPublication DivisionRs. 125.00/-
Manorama Year BookCurrent AffairsMathewRs. 270.00/-
Essays for Civil Services & Other Competitive ExamsEssay PaperPulkit KhareRs. 98.00/-
India After Gandhi

(The History of the World’s Largest Democracy)

History (General Studies-I)Ramachandra GuhaRs. 500.00/-
A History of the Modern WorldHistory (General Studies-I)Jain & MathurRs. 389.00/-
Social Problems In IndiaIndian Society (General Studies-I)Ram AhujaRs. 249.00/-
Governance Constitution, Polity Social Justice, and International RelationsGeneral Studies-IIArihantRs. 368.00/-
Governance in India for Civil Services ExaminationGovernance (General Studies-II)M. LaxmikanthRs. 309.00/-
Pax IndicaForeign Policy (General Studies-II)Shashi TharoorRs. 274.00/-
India and the WorldForeign Policy (General Studies-II)Surendra KumarRs. 1052.00/-
IAS Mains General Studies Paper 3(General Studies-III)ArihantRs. 419.00/-
India’s National SecurityInternal Security (General Studies-III)Kanti P. Bajpai

 Harsh V. Pant

Rs. 732.00/-
Challenges to Internal Security of IndiaInternal Security (General Studies-III)Ashok KumarRs. 175.00/-
Lexicon for Ethics, Integrity & AptitudeEthics (General Studies-IV)Civil Service ChronicleRs. 365.00/-
IAS Mains General Studies Paper 4Ethics (General Studies-IV)Arihant ExpertsRs. 326.00/-

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