List of books and Resources for IAS Exam preparation

Some good books and Resources  for IAS Exam preparation


Indian History

A Brief History Of Modern India by Rajiv Ahir

Modern India

India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra

India’s Ancient Past by R.S.Sharma

Art & Culture

Indian Culture by Spectrum+ NIOS

Indian Culture


The Wonder That Was India by A.L. Bhasham

Indian Geography

Oxford School Atlas – Oxford. (Geography)

Geography of India by Spectrum

Spectrum’s Geography of India


Geography  by Spectrum

Spectrum’s Geography



Indian Polity

Indian Polity by Spectrum

Indian Polity


Introduction to the Constitution of India by D.D.Basu

Science and Technology

Science Reporter


Science and Technology


Indian Economy

Indian Economy Book by Ramesh Singh/ or  Mishra and Puri

Indian Economy: Performance and Policies: by Uma Kapila


Environment for Civil Services Prelims and Mains and Other Competitive Examinations Paperback by D R Khullar, J A C S Rao

Environmental Studies: From Crisis to Cure Book by R. Rajagopalan

 ShankarIAS+ Current from The Hindu

General Studies

Handbook of General Studies by Spectrum

Spectrum Handbook for General Studies Paper-1 Edition 2018



India 2018 – Publication Division.

Manorama Year Book 2018

Current Affairs- Hindu + InsightsonIndia

Rajya sabha TV discussions

Some selective reading of Kurukshetra/Yojana/EPW

Social Issues: Ram Ahuja.


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