Book List for IAS Prelims Examination

Book List for IAS Prelims Examination:

Here is the complete book list for IAS Prelims. These book list for IAS Prelims will help you to score high marks in GS Paper 1.

SubjectMust Read (NCERT)Primary MaterialReference Material
HistoryOLD NCERTs: Ancient India RS Sharma Medieval India Sathish Chandra Modern India Bipan ChandraNew NCERTs: 6th to 12th Standard New NCERTs Themes in Indian History Brief History of Modern India (Spectrum) History of World by Arjun Dev
Geography Geography NCERTs 6th to 12th Contemporary India (9th and 10th standard) Fundamentals of Physical Geography (11th Standard) India Physical environment (11th Standard) Fundamentals of Human Geography (12th Standard) India People and Economy (12th Standard)Certificate Physical and Human Geography by Goh Cheng LeongSchool Atlas - Oxford or Orient BlackSwan School Atlas
Indian Polity Political Science NCERTs (11th and 12th Standard) Indian Constitution at Work Politics in India Since IndependenceIndian Polity - Laxmikanth
ScienceScience NCERTs (6th to 12th Standard)Hindu Newspaper Science and Tech Weekly Column (Sunday)
Indian Economy Economy 11th and 12th NCERTs Micro and Macroeconomics Indian Economic DevelopmentIndian Econmy - Ramesh Singh
Art and Culture: Art and Culture NCERTs (11th Standard) Introduction to Indian ArtIndian Art and Culture By Nitin Singhania
Environment:Science Biology 12th Standard NCERT (Last four Chapters 13 to 16)Shankar IAS Environment Material (Act, Policies and Convention)IGNOU Environment notes.
Current Affairs:The Hindu and Indian ExpressLive Mint, Economic Times, Business Standard
MagazinesYojana Kurukshetra Frontline Economic and Political Weekly
Year BookIndia Year Book - PIB Publication

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