Nowadays the Internet is the main source of information. If you search as an aspirant who would like to study the main books for IAS exam, there will be a huge list in front of you. But it is our advice that you should not refer to all the books. For your ease, we have summed up a list of some important books. You should just focus on the revision of the book & the syllabus done rather than doing a new thing of a new book.
List of important books for UPSC IAS Exam
1.Ancient History: ‘Ancient India’ by RS Sharma (Old NCERT)
2.Medieval History: History of Medieval India by Satish Chandra
3. Modern History: i)‘A Brief History of Modern India’ by Spectrum
ii)‘Concise History of Modern India’ by Sujata
4. Indian Culture: ‘Facets of Indian Culture’ by Spectrum
5. Geography: i) NCERT books
ii) Physical Geography by Goh Cheng Leong
iii) Oxford School Atlas for Maps
6.Indian Polity: i) Indian Polity by Laxmikanth
ii) An Introduction to the Constitution of India by D. D.
iii) Old NCERT books for Indian Polity
iv) The Constitution of India by P. M. Bakshi
7. Indian Economy: i) NCERT Books of Class 11th & 12th
ii) Current Economic Survey in Newspaper
iii) Indian Economy by Mishra and Puri
iv) Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh
8. Science & Technology: i)Newspaper (The Hindu,
ii) Online Resources like ISRO website &
9.Environment and Ecology: i)Newspaper & online resources
ii) NIOS website, study material
10.Current Affairs: i)Newspaper (The Hindu, Economic Times
ii)Blogs & other online resources.
11.General English: i) Magazines like Yojana, India Today, Frontline and
ii) The newspapers like Indian Express, The Hindu,
iii) Practice Previous years question papers
12.Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability: i)MK Pandey’s Analytical
13.Mathematics: R S Aggarwal of S Chand publication
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