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UPSC Book list for IAS - 2021


UPSC Booklist for IAS: Choosing the right book in your UPSC Journey is very important for your success. Many of you have already heard about these books as these books are very prominent for Civil Services Examination.

But if you are a beginner, this becomes vital for you to be aware of the fact that reading too many books can not merely give you success. There are many books available in the market like a mushroom in the rainy season. 

But reading the right book can definitely help you to achieve success earliest. Many aspirants often find it difficult to crack the exam not because of the lack of hard work and potential but because of the right approach and strategy.

Millions of aspirants share their experience with us that - The biggest reason for their failure was the 'wrong selection of study materials".

The Foundation and first step of reading while preparing for the Preliminary Test and Main Examination are the Hindu Newspaper and the Monthly Current Affairs Digest published by infrexa.com Apart from this, the aspirants should study the following books from the below UPSC Book list for IAS.



History - Books for UPSC IAS

These books are important for UPSC CSE Prelims and UPSC Mains [GS Paper - I] 


  1. India’s Ancient Past by R.S. Sharma - Buy Now
  2. Ancient India, From the Stone Age to the 12th Century by Upendra Singh - Buy Now
  3. History of Medieval India by Satish Chandra - Buy Now Complete set of 3 books available here
  4. History of Modern India by Bipin Chandra - Buy Now
  5. India's Struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra - Buy Now
  6. India After Independence (1947 - 2000) by Bipin Chandra & Others - Buy Now
  7. From Plassey To Partition And After by Sekhar Bandopadhyaya - Buy Now
  8. Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania - Buy Now

World History

  1. The Story of Civilization, Part 2 by Arjun Dev, NCERT - Buy here - Volume 1 & 2, Free PDFs are also available here.
  2. Contemporary World History for class XII (Old NCERT Book) - By NowFree PDFs are also available here.
  3. Mastering Modern World History by Norman Lowe - Buy Now


Additionally, NCERT Books from class XI to XII are available in PDF format here on the internet. Free NCERT Mock tests are available here - Check Now




Geography - Books for UPSC IAS

These books are important for UPSC CSE Prelims and UPSC Mains [GS Paper - I] 

  1. Certificate Physical & Human Geography (Oxford) by Goh Cheng Leong - Buy Now
  2. School Atlas - Orient Black Swan - Buy Now
  3. Indian Geography by D. R. Khulla - Buy Now
  4. NCERTs (New Syllabus) Class XI - India Physical Environment (Textbook) and Class XII - India People and Economy (Textbook)
  5. NCERT Free Mock test - Check Now



Indian Polity - Books for UPSC IAS

These books are important for UPSC CSE Prelims and UPSC Mains [GS Paper - II] 

  1. Constitution of India at Work (Class XI) NCERT - Check Now
  2. Indian Polity by Laxmikant - Buy Now
  3. The Hindu or Indian Express Newspaper
  4. Yojana Magazine
  5. NCERT Free Mock tests - Check Now


International Relations - Books for UPSC IAS

These books are important for UPSC CSE Prelims and UPSC Mains [GS Paper - II] 

  1. India’s Foreign Policy Since Independence by V.P. Dutt -  Buy Part - 1 , Buy Part - 2
  2. The Hindu or Indian Express Newspaper
  3. IR Free Mock tests - Check Now



Social Issues - Books for UPSC IAS

These books are important for UPSC CSE Prelims and UPSC Mains [GS Paper - II] 

  1. XI Standard NCERT on Indian Society (Chapters on Unity & Diversity and Population Issues) - Buy Now
  2. XII Standard NCERT (Chapters on Communalism, Secularism and Urban Issues such as Poverty, Housing, etc.) - Buy Now
  3. The Hindu or Indian Express Newspaper
  4. NCERT Free Mock tests - Check Now



Indian Economy - Books for UPSC IAS

These books are important for UPSC CSE Prelims and UPSC Mains [GS Paper - III] 

  1. Indian Economic Development XI Standard NCERT - Buy Now
  2. Indian Economy by Sanjiv Verma - Buy Now
  3. Introductory Macro Economics XII Standard NCERT (Ignore all diagrams & mathematical formulas) - Buy Now
  4. The Hindu or Indian Express Newspaper
  5. Economics Dictionary published by Collins & Penguin - Buy Now
  6. Economic Survey 2019 - 20 & 2020 - 21 only recommended chapters
  7. NCERT Free Mock tests - Check Now



Governance Issues - Books for UPSC IAS

These books are important for UPSC CSE Prelims and UPSC Mains [GS Paper - II] 

  1. From Government to Governance by Kuldeep Mathur  - Buy Now
  2. Ethics in Governance, ARC Report - Buy Now
  3. Citizen-Centric Administration (Chapters 2, 5, 6, 7 & 8 only and box items in the report)



Developmental Issues - Books for UPSC IAS

These books are important for UPSC CSE Prelims and UPSC Mains [GS Paper - II] 

  1. Human Development Report & World Development Report - Get Now
  2. Panchayati Raj in India by Kuldeep Mathur - Buy Now
  3. The Hindu or Indian Express Newspaper
  4. Kurukshetra & Yojana Magazines - Buy KurukshetraBuy Yojana 
  5. Free Mock tests on NCERT - Solutions



Security Issues - Books for UPSC IAS

These books are important for UPSC CSE Prelims and UPSC Mains [GS Paper - II] 

  1. India’s Security in a Turbulent World by Jasjit Singh - Buy Now
  2. The Hindu or Indian Express Newspaper
  3. Free Mock tests on NCERT - Solutions



Science & Technology - Books for UPSC IAS

These books are important for UPSC CSE Prelims and UPSC Mains [Essay writing] 

  1. VIII, IX, X Standard NCERT books on Biology - Attempt free Mock now
  2. The Hindu or Indian Express Newspaper
  3. Monthly Magazine ‘Science Reporter for Science & Technology



Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude - Books for UPSC IAS


These books are important for UPSC Mains [GS Paper - IV] 
  1. Ethics in Governance, ARC Report - Get Now
  2. Lexicon by Chronicle Publications - Buy Now
  3. The Book on Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude published by Access Publication - Buy Now



Ecology & Environment - Books for UPSC IAS

These books are important for UPSC CSE Prelims and UPSC Mains [GS Paper - I] 

  1. Certificate Physical & Human Geography by Goh Cheng Leong (Second Half of the Book) - Buy Now
  2. XII Standard NCERT Book on Biology (Chapters pertaining to Ecology) - Get Now
  3. India Year Book (Chapters on Environment) - Buy Now
  4. The chapter on Climate Change from Economic Survey
  5. The Hindu or Indian Express Newspaper
  6. Free Mock tests on NCERT - Solutions


Current Affairs - For UPSC IAS

Important for UPSC CSE Prelims and Mains (Essay writing - Paper 1)

  1. The Hindu or Indian Express Newspaper
  2. Various announcements and Reports published on PIB, Law Commissions, Niti Ayog, Reserve Bank, and Ministries websites.
  3. PT - 360
  4. Daily MCQs by Infrexa.com
  5. Free subjective tests by NCERT Portal.
Monthly Current Affairs Digest by any reputed Coachings. 




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