UPSC Public Service Exam: The Civil Service Test is organized annually by the Union Civil Service Commission (UPSC) to hire Group A and B officials in central government. Each year, more than 10 lakhs apply for 700 to 800 vacancies, with a success rate of only 0.075 percent.
To pass this test, a candidate should not only have a solid study strategy, but also a comprehensive book list to help them select the best books from a pool of books available both online and offline. To assist applicants, we have compiled a subject-by-subject list of literature that has been suggested several times by UPSC Tops.
List of books from the UPSC CSE: geography
Applicants should focus on clarifying their basic knowledge of physical geography, political geology, and other geological facts in this field. NCERTs are the best source for refreshing fundamentals. Toppers have often emphasized the value of NCERTs, and we agree.
For geography, study NCERT textbooks for grades 6 to 12, as well as an atlas of the globe. Cards help to retain information for a longer period. GC Leong’s “Certificate in Physical and Human Geography” is another excellent book for advanced geography.
UPSC CSE Book List – Indian History and Heritage
History is a broad subject that includes ancient, medieval and contemporary history, as well as post-independence India. Another important aspect of the history program is Indian heritage and culture.
Ancient India by RS Sharma (Old NCERT) covers the Ancient History curriculum, and many of the pre-test questions were taken directly from this book. The History of Medieval India by Satish Chandra (formerly NCERT) covers a wide range of issues in the history of India through the Middle Ages.
Spectrum’s âA Brief History of Modern Indiaâ and BL Grover’s âA New Look at Modern Indian Historyâ both tackle modern historical themes in easy-to-understand ways. For more information on Indian heritage and culture, the candidate should read Spectrum’s book “Facets of Indian Culture” as well as the “Center for Cultural Resources and Training” website.
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UPSC CSE Book List: Indian Polity
Known among UPSC hopes as the âBible of Indian Politics,â Laxmikant’s âIndian Politicsâ is one of the most important publications for understanding the country’s political system. Other publications to consider are âAn Introduction to the Constitution of Indiaâ by DD Basu and âThe Constitution of Indiaâ by PM Bakshi.
List of UPSC CSE books: Economics
The Class 9 to 12 NCERTs are the best resource for UPSC aspirants to acquire basic economics ideas and terminology. Apart from these, Ramesh Singh’s âIndian Economyâ and Economic Survey are also suggested. Nonetheless, all of these books are general and applicants should use a selective study strategy as part of the UPSC CSE program.
List of books from the UPSC CSE: Environment and Ecology
The number of inquiries requested in this section has increased significantly over time. As a result, applicants should focus on their preparation. Environmental studies for Erach Bharucha’s undergraduate courses and study material provided by NIOS suggested books for this part.
Aspirants should also keep an eye on the development agendas of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, the Government of India and the United Nations UNFCCC.
UPSC CSE Books List: Science and Technology
Apart from the general scientific program, no specific text is recommended for the preparation of this section. Applicants should pay close attention to current events in UPSC’s science and technology program and keep an eye on the ISRO and DRDO websites for updates.
Since current events make up a large part of the UPSC utilities question test, aspirants should keep abreast of current events in addition to the static program.