Books & Periodicals for General Studies : UPSC Civil Services

Preliminary Examination:
Comprehensive Guides for Preliminary Exam
  • IAS General Studies Manual : Unique Publishers
  • General Studies Manual : Tata McGraw Hill Publications
  • General Studies Manual : Spectrum Publication

Individual Books:

  • Pratiyogita Darpan General Studies : Indian Polity (For selective Notes)
  • Pratiyogita Darpan General Studies : Indian History (For Selective Notes)
  • Ancient India , NCERT Class XI
  • Medieval India , NCERT Class XI
  • Modern India , NCERT Class XII
  • Indian Polity by Lakshmikanth
  • Physical Geography of India, NCERT Class XI
  • Land and People, NCERT Class XI
  • Latest Economic Survey by Hindu
  • Dutt & Sundaram or Mishra & Puri or IC Dhingra (Reference only)
  • Science and Technology, NCERT Class IX & X
  • India Year Book (Download Here)
  • Manorama Year Book

Periodicals :

  • Pratiyogita Darpan English : The Economy Section of This magazine is best.
  • Civil Services Chronicle
  • Times of India
  • The Hindu
  • Frontline
  • Yojna (more suitable for mains)
  • The Hindu Surveys : Indian Agriculture, Indian Industry and Environment

Main Examination:

  • Comprehensive Guides written above
  • Modern History by Spectrum Publications
  • Physical Geography of India, NCERT Class XI
  • Land and People, NCERT Class XI
  • Geography of India by Khullar – (Do Selective Reading )
  • Indian Polity by Laxmikant, TMH

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  • Jitendra Gupta

    The links are excellent especially the South Asia Group and PIB. Thanks a lot.