Important Books for UPSC

 

Topics

Author’s Name

1

INDIAN ECONOMY

Old NCERT’s (9th to 12th stds.) (compulsory books)
S.N. Lal’s  Mishra & Puri/ Dutt & Sundaram (only reference books)

2

MODERN HISTORY

Old NCERT’s (6th to 12th stds.)  (compulsory books)
Spectrum Publication (only reference books)

3

WORLD HISTORY

Old NCERT (compulsory books)
Deenanath Verma’s (only reference books)

4

INDIAN ART & CULTURE

ccrt (compulsory books)
Spectrum Publications (only reference books)

5

SOCIAL ISSUES

NCERT’S books (11th & 12th stds. Books) (compulsory books)
Ram Ahuja’s (only reference books)

6

GEOGRAPHY Oxford School Atlas (compulsory books)
NCERT’s (6th to 12th stds. ) (compulsory books)
Mahesh Barnwal (only reference books)
Khullar’s (only reference books)

7

INDIAN POLITY & GOVERNANCE (6th to 12th stds.) (compulsory books)
M.Luxmikant’s (only reference books)
Bare Acts (compulsory books)
D.D. Basu’s (only reference books)

8

SOCIAL JUSTICE Chronicle (special issues)
Related Ministries’ Annual Reports
INDIA YEAR BOOK (compulsory books)

9

INDIA & WORLD and INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS Pushpesh Pant’s
Tapan Biswal’s
‘World Focus’ magazine (compulsory books)

10

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY ‘Vivas Panorama’ (basics updated)
Chronicle Magazines and various Website

11

BIODIVERSITY NCERT’s
IGNOU- 2 issues

12

DISASTER MANAGEMENT Savinder Singh’s

13

INTERNAL SECURITY Chronicle (special issues)

14

GENERAL SCIENCE (NCERT 6th to 10th stds.) (compulsory books)

15

ETHICS, INTEGRITY and APTITUDE Lexicon or Drishti’s notes
Subba Rao and Roy Chowdhury 
Ramesh Arora

16

CURRENT AFFAIRS Iasprabandhan website, chronicle/Drishti magazine and pib/prs

17

Important Newspaper The Hindu or Indian Express (English Newspaper)
Dainik Jagran (National Edition Hindi) 
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