Book List for General Studies for UPSC CSE

For General Studies, here find mentioned the books that I referred

History: NCERT(old syllabus books for XI and XII)

India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra

Note: First complete the NCERT books. You can arrange the old books from some seniors as the old syllabus books are not available in the market.

Geography: NCERT (XI and XII books, new syllabus books are also good).

Geography through Maps by Anil Kesari.

I also referred Wizard’s Geography for GS only because I was not sure about Geography syllabus.

Note: Have an Atlas handy while studying Geography. And when I say handy means, refer it whenever you encounter some geographical feature, relief, place, pattern, etc.

Polity: Indian Constitution by Laxmikanth,

Introduction to the Constitution of India by DD Basu (only if you want to)

Economy: Read NCERT books specially India Economic Development

Science and Technology: Read NCERT books (I did this)

Or You can rely on TMH Guide or Spectrum Guide.

Misc: India Year Book.

Note: Also have the syllabus handy while studying so that you do not overburden yourself with useless information. Stick to the syllabus.

Click here for CSAT Syllabus!

32 thoughts on “Book List for General Studies for UPSC CSE

  1. Hello. I was about to start my general studies preparations so was browsing around. Just wanted to know whether you have already qualified for IAS or have appeared in 2012 ?

  2. Sir,
    give me suggestion tricks to study this huge syllabus.how can I remember all those?it will really really helpful…to know the proper way of study.
    Thank you.

  3. if you don’t mind, tell me something about DLPD for upsc cse examination. Which institute is better.

    >>>>>>> THANK YOU <<<<<<<

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  5. Sir,which books to refer for Public Administration subject..???I am a novice in this field as I belong to Engineering background..so please suggest some books that would help me to start from the scratch..???

  6. Sir I Want Best Upsc Books So Send Me Mail Books List Hindi And English With Author And Best Magazin Newspapers Year books Also Send Me

  7. sir, i am a working person and at times find it hard to cope up with the civil service studies due to time constraint. I am confused how to deal with the International Relations and with the Science & Tech syllabus (non science background). Also can you please suggest any good magazines because i am unable to go through the entire newspaper. Thanks

  8. Sir, Which book can i refer for GS – History of Modern India by Bipan Chandra (or) Spectrum’s A BRIEF HISTORY OF MODERN INDIA ?

  9. Hi sir…. I want to give exam in hindi language. Can u suggest books names for pre as well as mains mains preparation?

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