SUGGESTED READING                                             BOOKS REQUIRED FOR PREPARATION OF CIVIL SERVICES EXAM(IAS)

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                                    NCERT BOOKS
The basic concepts of different segments of General Studies are derived from
NCERT books, as mentioned below:
General Science: 9th and 10th standards
Biology: 11th & 12th standards
History: 11th and 12th standards
Geography: 11th and 12th standards
Economics: 11th and 12th standards

                  BOOKS LIST FOR GENERAL STUDIES- PAPER 1                           

                           General Studies - Paper I
Indian Heritage and Culture
Gazetteer of India - Volume II
L. Basham: The wonder that was India
S. A. A Rizvi : The wonder that was India (volume II)
Books on Indian dance, painting, temples etc of Publications Divisions and
National Book Trust (NBT)
Modern Indian History & Post-independent India
NCERT: Modern India
B.L. Grover: Modern India
NBT : Freedom Struggle
Bipan Chandra India’s Struggle for Independence
Bipan Chandra: Post Independent India
R.C. Guha: India after Gandhi
Gazetteer of India: Volume II
World History
NCERT: The Story of Civilization (2 Volumes)
NCERT: Contemporary World History
L. Mukherji: A History of the World
Geography of the World
NCERT books on Indian and world Geography (11th & 12th Standards)
G.C. Leong: Physical and Human Certificate Geography
Survey of Indian Agriculture: The Hindu Publications.
Survey of Indian Economy: The Hindu Publications
50 Rau’s IAS – UPSC Syllabus for Civil Services Exam
India Yearbook : Publications Division
Indian Society
NCERT: Sociology (12th standard)
S.C Dubey: Indian Society (NBT)                                                                                               

                           BOOK  LIST  FOR GENERAL STUDIES -PAPER 2                                                       

                                     General Studies - Paper II                                            

Governance, Constitution & Polity
D.D. Basu: Indian Constitution.
P.M. Bakshi: Indian Constitution
S.C. Kashyap: Citizens and the Constitution (Publications Division)
B.S. Baviskar & Ash Narain Roy Local Governance - A Global Perspective
(Publications Division)
S.C. Kashyap: Our Parliament (NBT)
S.C. Kashyap: Our Constitution (NBT)
S.C. Kashyap: Our Political System (NBT)
M.R. Singh: Indian Federalism (NBT)
Kuldeep Mathur: From Government to Governance (NBT)
International Relations
Rajiv Sikri: Challenge and Strategy- Understanding India’s foreign policy
C. Rajamohan: Crossing the Rubicon                                        

                                        BOOK LIST FOR GENERAL STUDIES -PAPER 3

                                              General Studies - Paper III

Science & Technology
India Yearbook: brought out by Publications Division : Chapter on Science and
Annual Reports of the department of Space, Atomic Energy, Ministry of
Environment etc
Economic Survey
Indian Economy
NCERT: India’s Economic Development
Mishra and Puri: Indian Economy
Dutt & sunderam: Indian Economy
Relevant Economic Survey
12th Five Year Plan Document
Bimal Jalan: India’s Economy Challenges and Prospects
Any one Economic Newspaper like The Economic Times, Business Standard,
Financial Express.
Yojana which comes every month in Hindi, English, Assamese, Bangali, Gujarathi,Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu
Kurukshetra in Hindi/English
Environment and Bio-diversity
NCERT: India’s Physical Environment
Together, Towards a Safer India: CBSE Publication
Encyclopedia of Disaster Management: S.L. Goel (Deep and Deep Publications)
Economic Survey
Annual Reports of Ministry of Home Affairs, Defence and External Affairs               

                          BOOK LIST FOR GENERAL STUDIES -4
                           General Studies - Paper IV
Ethics and Integrity
NCERT: Psychology (11th & 12th standards)
Ramesh K Arora - Ethical Governance in Business and Government
Ramesh K Arora - Ethics in Governance
Ramesh K Arora & Tanjul Saxena - Ethics and Accountability in Government and Business.
Stephen Law: The World’s Greatest Thinkers 

A regular study of newspapers with focus on issues before society and issues raised by civic society groups will be beneficial. All events of National and International importance which effect human lives at large are important from the point of view of General Studies.
The Hindu
The Times of India 

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