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Preparation for UPSC depends a lot on the books that one can read. We often end up searching for IAS preparation books in bookstores, book fairs, and other places, spending a lot of time gathering study material. Candidates who clear the Prelims reach the Mains stage of the IAS Exam. There are 9 theory papers in UPSC out of which two papers are on the optional subject.

To save IAS aspirants time and effort in gathering UPSC preparation books, we have come up with a single-page IAS book list that contains links to all the UPSC books aspirants commonly need. In the UPSC mains exam, a candidate has to choose an optional subject also. The best IAS books can vary from candidate to candidate depending on their previous expertise and knowledge of the subject matter. However, the UPSC booklist recommended by experts is listed in this article subject-wise.

Latest UPSC Books List PDF – IAS Prelims

SubjectUPSC Books
  1. India’s Struggle for Independence – Bipan Chandra
  2. Facets of Indian Culture – Spectrum
  3. NCERT XI (Ancient & Medieval)
  4. NCERT XII (Modern Indian History)
  1. Certificate Physical Geography – G C Leong
  2. NCERT VI – X (Old Syllabus)
  3. NCERT XI, XII (New Syllabus)
  4. World Atlas (Orient Black Swan)
Indian Polity
  1. Indian Polity – M Laxmikanth
  1. Indian Economy by Nitin Singhania
  2. Economic Development & Policies in India – Jain & Ohri
International Relations
  1. NCERT XII (Contemporary World Politics)
  2. Current Affairs
  1. Tata McGraw Hill CSAT Manual
  2. CSAT II – Arihant
  3. Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning – R S Aggarwal

New UPSC Books List – IAS Mains

SubjectUPSC Books
History, Indian Heritage & Culture [GS Paper 1]
  1. Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania
  2. India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra
  3. India after Independence by Bipan Chandra
  4. History of Medieval India by Satish Chandra
  5. Ancient India by R.S Sharma
Geography [GS Paper 1]
  1. Geography of India by Majid Husain
  2. World Geography by Majid Husain
  3. World Atlas (Orient Black Swan)
  4. Certificate Physical and Human Geography – G C Leong
  5. Fundamentals of Physical Geography NCERT Class 11
Polity & International Relations [GS Paper 2]
  1. Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth
  2. Introduction to the Constitution of India by DD Basu
  3. International Relations: Pushpesh Pant
Economy [GS Paper 3]
  1. Indian Economy – Nitin Singhania
  2. Environment and Disaster Management – Tata McGraw Hill
  3. Challenges to Internal Security of India – Ashok Kumar
Ethics [GS Paper 4]
  1. Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude for Civil Services Main Examination by Subba Rao and P.N. Roy Chaudary
Solved Papers
  1. IAS General Studies Prelims Solved Papers – Vishal Publications

UPSC Books List for Optional Subject

UPSC Books – History OptionalIAS Books – Political Science OptionalUPSC Books – Public Administration Optional
IAS Books – Geography OptionalUPSC Books – Anthropology OptionalIAS Books – Sociology Optional
UPSC Books – Hindi Literature OptionalIAS Books – Economics OptionalUPSC Books – Tamil Literature Optional
IAS Books – Mathematics OptionalUPSC Books – Philosophy OptionalIAS Books – Botany Optional
UPSC Books – Kannada Literature OptionalIAS Books – Gujarati Literature OptionalUPSC Books – Chemistry Optional
IAS Books – Physics OptionalUPSC Books – English Literature OptionalIAS Books – Telugu Literature Optional
UPSC Books – Statistics OptionalIAS Books – Geology OptionalUPSC Books – Commerce Optional
IAS Books – Psychology OptionalUPSC Books -Electrical Engineering OptionalIAS Books – Medical Science Optional
UPSC Books – Agriculture OptionalIAS Books – Civil Engineering OptionalUPSC Books – Mechanical Engineering Optional
IAS Books – Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences OptionalUPSC Books – Law OptionalIAS Books – Zoology Optional
UPSC Books – Assamese Literature OptionalIAS Books – Sindhi Literature OptionalUPSC Books – Kashmiri Literature Optional
IAS Books – Malayalam Literature OptionalUPSC Books – Nepali Literature OptionalIAS Books – Bengali Literature Optional
UPSC Books – Bodo Literature OptionalIAS Books – Konkani Literature OptionalUPSC Books – Manipuri Literature Optional
IAS Books – Oriya Literature OptionalUPSC Books – Santhali Literature OptionalUPSC Books – Urdu Literature Optional
UPSC Books – Maithili Literature OptionalIAS Books – Marathi Literature OptionalUPSC Books – Punjabi Literature Optional
IAS Books – Sanskrit Literature Optional

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