Important General Studies Booklist for UPSC IAS Mains:
General Studies-I: Indian Heritage and Culture, History, and Geography of the World and Society:
Indian Heritage and Culture:
- Class XI NCERT An Introduction to Indian Art Part I.
- NIOS Book On Indian Culture and Heritage.
- Notes From the Centre For Cultural Resources And Training
- Themes in Indian History- NCERT.
- Read-only Art and Culture Section from the below books-
- Ancient India Class 11th Tamil Board Book- Newer Version.
- Medieval India Class 11th Tamil Board Book- Newer Version.
- Ancient Indian History by R.S Sharma– Class 11th Old NCERT.
- Medieval Indian History by Satish Chandra– Class 11th Old NCERT.
Modern Indian History:
- Class 10th– The Story of Civilization Part- I by Arjun Dev– Download Here.
- Modern Indian History by Bipan Chandra– Class 12th Old NCERT.
- Modern India Class 12th Tamil Board Book- Newer Version.
- Nationalism in India– Chapter From Class 10th Ncert.
- The Revolt of 1857 and its Representations– Chapter From Class 12th Ncert.
- Mahatma Gandhi and the Nationalist Movement– Chapter From Class 12th Ncert.
- Understanding Partition– Chapter From Class 12th Ncert.
- Spectrum Modern India – Rajiv Ahir.
- India’s Struggle for Independence: 1857-1947 by Bipin Chandra.
- From Plassey To Partition And After by Sekhar Bandyopadhyay.
- Class 10th– The Story of Civilization Part- II by Arjun Dev– Download Here.
- The Rise of Nationalism in Europe– Chapter From Class 10th NCERT.
- World History Book– Tamil Board.
- Mastering Modern World History by Norman Lowe.
- Class 12th NCERT Sociology: Indian Society.
- Class 12th NCERT Sociology: Social Change and Development in India
- Social Problems in India by Ram Ahuja.
- 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.
- Certificate Physical & Human Geography (Oxford) by Goh Cheng Leong.
- Geography of India by Majid Husain.
- World Geography by Majid Husain.
- The Orient Blackswan School Atlas.
General Studies- II: Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice, and International relations:
- NIOS Political Science Book.
- Political Science Class 12th Tamil Board Book.
- Class 11th NCERT Book: India Constitution at Work.
- Indian Polity – M Laxmikanth.
- Governance in India– M Laxmikanth.
- International Relations by Pavneet Singh.
General Studies-III: Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Environment, Security, and Disaster Management:
- 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:
- Biotechnology– Chapter From NCERT.
- Science and Technology by Ravi P.Agrahari.
- IAS- Nitin Sangwan- Notes on Science and Technology.
General Studies- IV: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude:
- 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.
Current Affairs reading is must and link it with all the four General Studies Paper for your success in the Exam.