UPSC Booklist Recommended By IAS Toppers | Latest Booklist for UPSC 2023

UPSC Booklist Recommended By IAS Toppers | Latest Booklist for UPSC 2023: “How many books are too many books?” is one thought that resonates with almost all the aspirants especially when it is about the UPSC booklist. When it comes to preparing a UPSC booklist for Civil Services, you may find yourself buying every book that is present in the book store. So, when you sit with those books to finally read, many-a-times thoughts like “too many books, too little time” make you feel distraught!

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UPSC Booklist Recommended By IAS Toppers

Hence, to make you worry a little less and study a little more, we have compiled an exhaustive booklist for UPSC that is recommended by toppers. You should follow only a specific UPSC book list in order to ensure you’re not digressing too much from the core syllabus. Please note that you do not have to read all the books in their entirety. Make sure you download our micro-topics syllabus PDF and read the books provided in the UPSC booklist in accordance with it. That way, you’ll be able to keep yourself focused on the actual UPSC syllabus.

Let’s have a list of UPSC booklist that is sure to help you with an exhaustive preparation of UPSC.

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Booklist for UPSC CSE Prelims

Although the booklist for UPSC may vary in accordance with your previous knowledge and expertise, here is an exhaustive booklist that both fresh aspirants and experienced ones can refer to for their UPSC Preparation needs. Some of the books may be relevant for both Prelims and Mains. Before checking it out, it is important that you know the syllabus and exam pattern well. Check out this article to know about UPSC CSE Exam Pattern & Syllabus:

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Check out the table below to know the UPSC booklist to refer to while studying for Civil Services Prelims examination.

PaperBooklist
General Studies (Paper I)
NCERTs of History,

Geography & Polity Class 8th-12th

India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra

Certificate of Physical Geography by GC Leong

Indian Polity by M Laxmikanth

Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh

Current Affairs – The Hindu,

Yojna Magazine,

Kurukshetra Magazine

Oxford World Atlas

International Relations

NCERT XI and XII Indian Culture- Spectrum NIOS Course Materials
CSAT
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning – RS Agarwal

TMH CSAT Manual

Quicker Maths by M.Tyra

English Grammar & Composition Wren & Martin

Booklist for UPSC CSE Mains

Here is the list of UPSC Books that you should be reading while preparing for UPSC CSE Mains:

PaperBooklist
General Studies – 1
India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra

India After Independence by Bipan Chandra

Ancient India by RS Sharma

History of Medieval India by Satish Chandra

From Plassey To Partition And After by Sekhar Bandyopadhyay

Introduction to Indian Art for Class XI (NCERT)

Geography of India – Majid Hussain

World Geography- Majid Hussain

Oxford Atlas

Central Physical and Human Geography by GC Leong

Geography NCERTs (Class XI  and XII)
General Studies -2 Indian Polity by M Laxmikanth

Constitution of India by DD Basu

India’s Foreign Policy by Rajiv Sikri
General Studies-3Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh
General Studies- 4
Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude by Subba Rao and PN Rao Chaudhry

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NCERT Booklist for UPSC

Here is a list of all the titles of NCERT books that UPSC aspirants should read for preparation for the UPSC exam:

SubjectTitle of the NCERT Book For UPSC
History
History: NCERT Class VI – Our Past

History: NCERT Class VII – Our Past -I

History: NCERT Class VIII – Our Past II and III

History: NCERT Class IX – India and the Contemporary World – I

History: NCERT Class X – India and the Contemporary World – II

History: NCERT Class XI – Themes In World History

History: NCERT Class XII – Themes In Indian History – I

History: NCERT Class XII – Themes in Indian History – II

History: NCERT Class XII – Themes In Indian History – III
Art & Culture
Art & Culture: NCERT Class XI – An Introduction to Indian Art,

Art & Culture: NCERT Class XI – Living Craft Traditions of India (Chapters 9 & 10)
Polity
Polity: NCERT Class IX – Political Science: Democratic Politics Part – I

Polity: NCERT Class X – Political Science: Democratic Politics Part – II

Polity: NCERT Class XI – Political Science: Indian Constitution at Work

Polity: NCERT Class XI – Political Science: Political Theory

Polity: NCERT Class XII – Political Science I: Contemporary World Politics

Polity: NCERT Class XII – Political Science II: Politics in India since Independence
Geography
Geography: NCERT Class VI – The Earth Our Habitat

Geography: NCERT Class VII – Our Environment

Geography: NCERT Class VIII – Resource and Development

Geography: NCERT Class IX – Contemporary India – I

Geography: NCERT Class X – Contemporary India – II

Geography: NCERT Class XI – Fundamentals of Physical Geography

Geography: NCERT Class XI – India – Physical Environment

Geography: NCERT Class XII – Fundamentals of Human Geography

Geography: NCERT Class XII – India – People and Economy
Economy
Economy: NCERT Class IX – Economics

Economy: NCERT Class X – Understanding Economic Development

Economy: NCERT Class XI – Indian Economic Development

Economy: NCERT Class XII – Introductory Microeconomics

Economy: NCERT Class XII – Introductory Macroeconomics
Environment & Ecology
Biology: NCERT Class XII (Last 4 chapters)

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This booklist for UPSC is recommended by almost all the toppers as well as UPSC experts. Now, that you have an entire list with you, there should be no worrying about what to read! You can also enroll in our NCERT course to cover the NCERTs exhaustively. 

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