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Books for Mains Exam IAS (UPSC CSE) 2021

UPSC by Exam Yatra - June 04, 2021

Candidates who clear the Prelims reach the Mains stage of the IAS Exam. 

Given below are the best general studies books for the UPSC Mains:

Subject UPSC Books
History, Indian Heritage & Culture

 

[GS Paper 1]
  1. Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania(Not Imp. Qns Are very Unpredictable)
  2. India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra - V.IMP.
  3. India after Independence by Bipan Chandra
  4. Modern History - Spectrum(Must) - V.Imp 
  5. History of Medieval India by Satish Chandra - N/A
  6. Ancient India by R.S Sharma - Only 1 Reading
Geography

 

[GS Paper 1]
  1. Geography of India by Majid Husain
  2. World Geography by Majid Husain - - V.IMP For Optional
  3. World Atlas (Orient Black Swan)
  4. Certificate Physical and Human Geography – G C Leong - V.IMP
  5. Fundamentals of Physical Geography NCERT Class 11 - V.IMP
  6. Most Qns are from Current affairs. Have a good Command On the Current Issues
Polity & International Relations

 

[GS Paper 2]
  1. Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth - - V.IMP
  2. Introduction to the Constitution of India by DD Basu
  3. International Relations: Pushpesh Pant
  4. All Qns are from Current affairs. Have a good Command On the Current Issues.
Economy

 

[GS Paper 3]
  1. All Qns are from Current affairs. Have a good Command On the Current Issues.
  2. Indian Economy – Nitin Singhania - For Ref.
  3. Environment and Disaster Management – Tata McGraw Hill
  4. Challenges to Internal Security of India – Ashok Kumar
Ethics

 

[GS Paper 4]
  1. Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude for Civil Services Main Examination by Subba Rao and P.N. Roy Chaudary
Solved Papers
  1. IAS General Studies Mains Solved Papers – Examyatra

In the UPSC mains exam, a candidate has to be Choosy about the books. No one have to read all the list of these books. Our Experience says, you only have to read 1 reference book. Alongwith this, you need to have full command on news articles. Try to use the GOOGLE BABA as much as you can for a topic. 

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