UPSC IAS Books Recommended by IAS Toppers

Important books for UPSC Prelims and Mains recommended by IAS toppers

In order to succeed in the prestigious UPSC CSE examinations, it is important that the aspirants have access to the latest updates syllabus and uses the best study material to prepare for the examinations. so, in order to succeed the UPSC CSE examinations, one needs to read important6 books and material. Here we bring to you the best books recommended by UPSC IAS toppers.

Important Books for UPSC IAS Prelims 
image Name of Books Writer/Publisher
Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations (Polity) M. Laxmikanth
indian art and culture nitin singhania Indian Art and Culture (Culture) Nitin Singhania
certificate physical and human geography by goh cheng leong Certificate Physical and Human Geography (Geography) Goh Cheng Leong
oxford school atlas by oxford publishers Oxford School Atlas (Geography) Oxford Publishers
indian economy ramesh singh Indian Economy (Economy) Ramesh Singh
Economic Survey Ministry of Finance books Economic Survey (Vol. 1 & Vol 2) (Economy) Ministry of Finance
India Year Book - India 2019 India Year Book – India 2019
a brief history of modern india by rajiv ahir A Brief History of Modern India (Modern India) Rajiv Ahir or Spectrum

Current affairs

  • The Hindu
  • PIB
  • Other important websites/applications

Science & Tech

  • Notes by Shankar IAS
  • Daily Newspapers
  • ISRO website

Environment & Ecology

Recent events on Climate change through newspapers

List of IAS Topper recommended books for Mains (Paper-wise)
GS Paper 1

Indian Heritage and Culture

India and World History

Geography of the World and Society

GS Paper 2

  • Indian Constitution at Work (NCERT)
  • Indian Polity by Laxmikanth
  • Introduction to the Constitution of India by D.D. Basu
  • Governance in India by Laxmikanth
  • India Year Book
  • Contemporary World Politics (NCERT)

GS Paper 3

  • Economic Survey
  • Science and Technology in India TMH
  • The Environment for Civil Services Prelims and Mains Khuller
  • India Year Book
  • ARC Report on Disaster Management
  • Indian Economy by Uma Kapila

GS Paper 4

  • Lexicon for Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude ( Ethics GS4)
  • IAS Mains General Studies Ethics ( Arihant Manual GS4)

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