References Prelims

General Studies (Preliminary & Main Examination)

  1. Indian History – India Struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra; NCERT Books ( XI & XII )
  2. Geography – Spectrum
  3. Indian Polity – Constitution of India by Bakshi
  4. Indian Economy – Plus One, Plus Two Books, PratiyogitaDarpan
  5. General Science – Tata McGraw Hill Guide
  6. Mental Ability – Quantitative Apitude by R.S. Aggarwal
  7. Current Affairs – Some magazines and Newspapers
    1. The Hindu/The Times of India
    2. Frontline
    3. Civil Service Chronicle
    4. Chanakya
    5. Competition WIZARD
    6. Civil Services Today
    7. Civil Services India
  8. Guides
  1. Tata McGraw Hill
  2. Spectrum
  3. Unique
  • A Brief History of Modern India
  • Trends in Indian Culture and Heritage
  • Economic Survey of the current year
  • Indian Economy
  • Science & Technology

Indian History & Culture:

  1. NCERT (+ 2 level) – Ancient India, Medieval India, Modern India.
  2. Publication Division : Gazetteer of India (Vol 2 : History & Culture)
  3. Gandhi Nehru Tagore &Ambedkar – Gopal Krishna
  4. Bipin Chandra – Modern India
  5. A.C.Banerjee – History of Modern India RaghavanAiyer – Mahatma Gandhi

Geography:

  1. NCERT : Physical Geography of India for X – XII Std
  2. A Good School Atlas
  3. Sharma &Cotinho : Economic and Commercial Geography of India.
  4. Khullar : India- A Comprehnsive Geography
  5. Environmental Studies from Crisis to Cure 2nd Edition – R.Rajagoplan
  6. Charles Farro : General Principles of World Geography
  7. Charles Farro : Monsoon Asia Reports published by Centre for Science and Enviornment And Tata Energy Research Institute
  8. National journal – Kurukshetra, Yojana etc. Down to earth

Indian Economy:

  1. NCERT (+1 level) – Evolution of Indian Economy(I C Dhingra). Also topics from books from 6th – 12th classes
  2. Indian Economy – Mishra &Puri or Dutt&Sundaram
  3. Indian Economy Since Independence + Indian Economy: Performance and Policies- Uma Kapila.
  4. Economic Survey
  5. The Economic Times, Business Standard, India Year Book
  6. Yojana
  7. Budget: Railway, Annual Financial Statement (AFS)
  8. The Hindu (Economy sections)
  9. Also refer “Indian Economy” – Ramesh Singh
  10. Indian Economy – SanjivVerma, if you have less time
  11. March of the Indian Economy – I.C. Dhingra

Social and National Issues

  1. Social Problem – Ram Ahuja
  2. Social Welfare Magazine – Published by ministry of social welfare
  3. Yojana/Kurukshetra
  4. IIPa Journal

Indian Polity:

  1. NCERT (+1 level)-Indian Political System
  2. N.L. Madan : BhartiyaRajyaVyavastha
  3. D.D. Basu-Indian Constitution
  4. Kashyap-Constitution of India
  5. Publication Division-Subhash C. Kashyap : Our Parliament
  6. P.M. Bakshi-Indian Constitution
  7. Our Constitution : Subhash C. kashyap
  8. Perspective on Constitution : S.C. Kashyap
  9. Frontline Magazine
  10. IIPa Journal

Science & Technology:

  1. NCERT : (10 level) : Science
  2. (+2 level) : Biology
  3. Popular Science Series (CSIR)
  4. Reports Of the Ministry of Science and Technology Yojana
  5. Science Reporter
  6. Science and Technology in India – Spectrum

Statistics:

  1. (NCERT +1 level) Elementary Statistics
  2. S.C.Gupta : Statistical Methods

India and the World :

  1. Journal of peace Studies
  2. World Focus
  3. Strategic Analysis
  4. South Asian Journal

Other Books for General Studies:

  1. India Year Book latest
  2. One competitive Magazine
  3. Guides like Tata McGraw Hill, Spectrum or Unique For General Reference
  4. The Pearson General Studies Manual
  5. Analytical Reasoning – M. K. Pandey
  6. Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning – R. S.Aggarwal