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

NCERT Economics Class 9 to 12 (Set of 5 Books)
  • Authored by the grammarian Norman Lewis, Word Power Made Easy serves as a ready reference for students who want to brush up their English speaking, reading and writing skills.
  • It is a must for students who want to excel in the subject and feel confident.
  • It is made up of premium quality material.
  • NCERT (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
Standard Reference Books
Certificate physical and human geography
  • A Textbook of certificate physical and human geography
  • Genuine Books.
  • Goh Cheng Leong (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 11/21/2020 (Publication Date) - Oxford University (Publisher)
Environment - 8/edition, 2021
  • Shankar (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 436 Pages - 01/01/2021 (Publication Date) - Shankar IAS Academy (Publisher)
Indian Economy for Civil Services, Universities and Other Examinations | 12th Revised Edition

  • Financial sector fully revamped as per the recent offcial changes

  • Burning Socio-Economic issues have been revised with contemporary inputs

  • This entirely enlarged, revamped and revised edition includes the inputs from the economic Survey 2019À“20, Union Budget 2020À“21, India development report 2017 (The latest), India 2020 and other relevant official documents, making it a one stop solution to the needs of the aspirants for the forthcoming examinations in a much better way.

  • Bestseller book of Indian Economy to Prepare Goverment Exam. Language Published: English

  • Best For Civil Services

    Language Published: English

Booklist for UPSC Mains

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

General Studies – 1
India's Struggle for Independence: 1857-1947
  • Physical Condition: No Defects
  • Bipan Chandra (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 600 Pages - 08/09/2016 (Publication Date) - Penguin Random House India (Publisher)
History of Medieval India Complete Book in English By Satish Chandra

  • Language Published: English
  • English (Publication Language)
India's Ancient Past

  • Language Published: English
  • Sharma, R.S. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 387 Pages - 10/20/2006 (Publication Date) - Oxford (Publisher)
History of Medieval India by Satish Chandra & India's Ancient Past by RS Sharma- Combo
  • Language Published: English
  • Binding: Paper Back
  • English (Publication Language)
India a Comprehensive Geography-2020 Edition

  • Language Published: English
  • D R Kullar (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 02/02/2023 (Publication Date) - Generic (Publisher)
General Studies – 2
General Studies – 3
General Studies – 4
Lexicon for Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude for IAS General Studies - 7/edition, 2022
  • Comes with secure packaging
  • It can be used as a gift
  • It ensures you get the best usage for a longer period
  • Chronicle Editorial Team & Niraj Kumar (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

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