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Best Recommended Books for UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam

Best books for UPSC civil services preliminary exams

UPSC union public service commission, centre conducts civil services exams that are in two parts preliminary and mains after that the process of interview. Many aspirants are preparing for IAS and it is necessary to have knowledge about good books for IAS. So you can crack the exam with a focused preparation.

If you have decided in your mind to prepare for UPSC civil services then its good, but the question arises is what are the best books to crack the UPSC preliminary exam?

Here we are discussing a list of best books that will help you to choose the best books for your preparation and will help you in achieving success.

Name of the Subject Name of the books Authors Name/publications Details
History India’s struggle for independence Bipin Chandra These books are best to prepare History for UPSC civil services preliminary exams. Here you will get the detailed knowledge about the topic either it belongs to modern, medieval or ancient India history.
History of modern India Rajiv Ahir
History of medieval India Satish Chandra
Art & culture Indian art and culture Nitin Singhania The complete detail about Indian art and culture you will find in these books. You can refer these books to score best in the IAS preliminary exam 2018.
Facts of Indian culture spectrum
The wander that was India A L Bhasham
Polity and constitutions Indian polity 5th edition M Laxmikanth The book consisted all the latest amendments and modifications related with constitutions and the present day and past Indian polity. That will help you to score good marks.
Environment, Ecology and Bio diversity Environment Shankar The books are prepared keeping in mind the syllabus of civil services preliminary exam. You can get all the relevant information about environment, ecology and bio diversity.
Environment studies: From crisis to cure 2nd Edition R Rajagopalan
Environment for civil services prelims and mains Khullar
Environment and Ecology Arihant Experts
Geography Indian & world geography for civil services D. R. khullar The books are good to prepare the geography for UPSC civil services preliminary exams. These books consist of Indian and World geography, Physical and human geography. Most of the aspirant prefers these books.
Certified Physical and human geography Goh Cheng Leong
Physical geography Savinder singh
Geography of India & world Majid Husain
Economy Indian economy Sanjeev Verma To get the complete knowledge of Indian Economy you can prefer these books.
Indian economy 8thedition Ramesh Singh
Indian economy Uma kapila
Sci-Tech Science & technology TMH publication For science and technology part you can read TMH publication’s books.
Science & technology Ashok Singh
English English language comprehension R S Aggarwal To understand the pattern of comprehension and essay writing you can prefer these books. You can score good marks in IAS preliminary exam by following these books to study English.
Contemporary essay Ramesh Singh
Reasoning Analytical reasoning M K Pandey You can score more by scoring in analytical reasoning and verbal & nonverbal reasoning. These books will help you in that.
Verbal & non- verbal reasoning RS Aggarwal
General Studies General studies for civil services preliminary examination Pearson To score more in General studies you can prefer these books. Most of the IAS aspirants prefer these books to gain the complete syllabus relevant knowledge.
General studies for civil services preliminary examination McGraw Hill



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