Important Booklist for UPSC IAS Prelims:
Ancient and Medieval Indian History:
- Ancient Indian History by R.S Sharma– Class 11th Old NCERT.
- Ancient India Class 11th Tamil Board Book- Newer Version.
- Medieval Indian History by Satish Chandra– Class 11th Old NCERT.
- Medieval India Class 11th Tamil Board Book- Newer Version.
- Themes in Indian History- Part I: Chapters 1 to 6
- The Harappan Civilisation.
- Early States And Economies.
- Early Societies.
- Cultural Developments.
- Perceptions of Society.
- Bhakti-Sufi Traditions.
Note: By reading the above books your “Art and Culture” section will also get covered. You can also refer to below link for more information on “Art and Culture”-
Modern Indian History:
- Modern Indian History by Bipan Chandra– Class 12th Old NCERT.
- Modern India Class 12th Tamil Board Book- Newer Version.
- Spectrum Modern India – Rajiv Ahir.
- India’s Struggle for Independence: 1857-1947 by Bipin Chandra.
- From Plassey To Partition And After by Sekhar Bandyopadhyay.
- Certificate Physical & Human Geography (Oxford) by Goh Cheng Leong.
- Class 6th NCERT Book: The Earth-Our Habitat.
- Class 7th NCERT Book: Our Environment.
- Class 8th NCERT Book: Resourse and Developement.
- Class 9th NCERT Book: Contemporary India-I.
- Class 10th NCERT Book: Contemporary India-II.
- Class 11th NCERT Book: Fundamentals of Physical Geography.
- Class 11th NCERT Book: Indian Physical Environment.
- Class 12th NCERT Book: Fundamentals of Human Geography.
- Class 12th NCERT Book: Indian people & economy.
- Geography Class 11th Tamil Board Book.
- The Orient Blackswan School Atlas.
- Indian Polity – M Laxmikanth– Must Read Book (Bible For IAS Exam Preparation).
- Download Political Science NIOS Books For IAS Exam.
- Class 6th NCERT Book: Social and Political Life-I
- Class 7th NCERT Book: Social and Political Life-II
- Class 8th NCERT Book: Social and Political Life-II
- Class 9th NCERT Book: Democratic Politics I
- Class 10th NCERT Book: Democratic Politics II
- Class 11th NCERT Book: Political Theory
- Class 11th NCERT Book: India Constitution at Work
- Class 12th NCERT Book: Contemporary World Politics
- Class 12th NCERT Book: Politics in India Since Independence
- Class 11th NCERT Book: Indian Economic Development.
- Indian Economy by Sanjiv Verma.
- Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh.
- Download Environmental Science NIOS Book For IAS Exam.
- Biodiversity and Conservation.
- Environmental Issues.
- IAS- Nitin Sangwan- Notes on Environment.
- Environment By Shankar IAS Academy.
Science and Technology:
- NCERT- Class 6th to 10th.
- Science and Technology by Ravi P.Agrahari.
- IAS- Nitin Sangwan- Notes on Science and Technology.
- Must read Hindu Newspaper (Only Editorials).
- Vision IAS Monthly Current Affairs 2020.
- Vajiram & Ravi IAS Monthly Current Affairs 2020.
- Yojana and Kurukshetra Gist.
- Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV).
- Press Information Bureau News.