Important UPSC Books to be Referred for Preparation

Candidates preparing for the civil services examination often get confused when it comes to choosing UPSC books. It is because of the availability of numerous books in the market. It becomes difficult to select the right books for the preparation. Books play a vital role in the journey of preparation as it is used for making short notes. Notes can be made to revise the crux of the various topics within a short period of time. Although there are many candidates who have qualified this examination without referring to any book.

In this article on UPSC Books, we try to provide you the list of best books for IAS Exam 2022. IAS exam or Civil Services exam is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The highly coveted exam is also one of the toughest exams in the country.

Candidates who actually want to know about the books for preparation for the civil services exam can check them on the internet. There are a number of websites that provide the right book list to ace this exam. Many toppers and candidates who have passed this examination have shared their book lists and handwritten notes on the internet which can be helpful. So, it is not a tough task to get the names of the important books. Following is the list of books:

SubjectBook List
Art & CultureIndian Art & Culture By Nitin SinghaniaNCERT Class 11: An Introduction to Indian Art Part-I, Living Crafts Traditions of IndiaNCERT Class 12: Craft Traditions of India
HistoryNCERT XI (Ancient & Medieval)NCERT XII (Modern Indian History) India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipin ChandraHistory of Medieval India by Satish ChandraAncient India by R.S SharmaIndia’s Ancient Past by R.S. SharmaIndia After Independence (1947 – 2000) by Bipin Chandra
GeographyNCERT VI – X (Old) NCERT XI, XII (New) World Atlas (Orient Black Swan)Geography of India by Majid HusainIndian Geography by D. R. Khullar
EnvironmentClass 12 NCERT Book on Biology (Chapters pertaining to Ecology) India Year Book (Chapters on Environment)
EconomicsIndian Economy by Nitin Singhania Economic Development & Policies in India – Jain & Ohri NCERT XI   
PolityNCERT Class XI – Political ScienceNCERT Class XII – Political Science INCERT Class XII – Political Science IIIndian Polity for Civil Services Examinations – M. Laxmikanth

Why Current Affairs is Important?

There is a crucial role of current affairs in the selection and rejection of candidates. In the latest trend, there are almost 50% of questions are based on the latest events. So, it is very important to hold a good understanding of the trending topics. It can be anything related to India or World or Science and Technology, etc. Candidates should not ignore this portion while preparing for the examination.  

To prepare for this section, candidates can refer to online platforms or can read newspapers, magazines, etc. There are a number of youtube channels as well as websites that provide study materials on daily basis. Candidates can make notes of it so that they can revise it properly. Revision should not be ignored in order to attempt maximum questions in the exam. Without revision, it is not possible to write detailed answers for the examination. Apart from studying it, candidates should also develop the skills to use the details in subjective matters also.

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