Get Complete Booklist for UPSC IAS

In this article on UPSC Books, we are going to provide you the complete Booklist for UPSC IAS Prelims and Mains Exam which is recommended by Toppers only.

I have seen a lot of aspirants are sometimes confused that which book should I read for our UPSC exam preparation, this happens because of watching different videos of toppers for the same content on youtube.

Perhaps, You have heard in almost every topper’s talk, and It should be clear in your mind that minimum resources and maximum revision is the key to success in the UPSC IAS exam.

But now this question arises in mind that What does mean by minimum resources i.e. how many books are included in the ‘minimum resources‘?

Actually ‘minimum resources’ refer to a ‘single source for single Topic’.

Toppers suggest minimum resources to UPSC aspirants because of a plethora of study material available both online and offline.

Therefore, it is crucial that the candidates select the best books for UPSC IAS preparation and stick to it.

IAS toppers recommend that aspirant start their UPSC preparation with NCERT books and then move on to the standard reference books.

The best Booklist for UPSC can vary from candidate to candidate depending on their previous expertise and knowledge of the subject matter & Optional Subject. However, the books for UPSC recommended by experts are listed in this article subject-wise.

Taking inputs from toppers, we have prepared a detailed list of the best UPSC books available in the market.

UPSC IAS Question Papers 

Booklist for UPSC Prelims

Standard Reference Books

Booklist for UPSC Mains

In UPSC Mains Booklist, I am not writing the name of Prelims Books again so, you will have to include the Prelims Booklist also.

General Studies – 1

General Studies – 2
General Studies – 3
General Studies – 4