UPSC (IAS) Prelims exam to be held on 31 May 2020

UPSC (IAS) Prelims exam to be held on 31 May 2020: These are the best books for preparation, which are mostly recommended by Toppers
For preparing for UPSC (IAS), we have given information about important books here, which most of the UPSC Toppers recommend reading. UPSC (IAS) Prelims exam will be held on 31 May 2020.

According to the UPSC 2020 Calendar, the UPSC (IAS) Prelims exam will be held on 31 May 2020. In this article, we have given information about important books for Civil Services (UPSC IAS) exam preparation here. Most teachers and UPSC (IAS) Toppers are also advised to read these books. We analysed the interview videos of various top topped candidates in UPSC (IAS) and gave a summary of the book list mentioned by them in Tabular Format. For your convenience, we have also provided direct Amazon links here, through which you can read the reviews of these books.
UPSC (IAS) Prelims 2020: Best Books for Preparation 
  History & Indian Culture
  Modern History
  
  Ancient History
  
  Medieval History
  
  Indian Culture
  
  Geography
  Physical Geography
  
  Indian Geography
  
  World Geography
  
  Economy
  Economy
  
  Polity
  Polity
4.Old NCERT books for Indian Polity
  
  Current Affairs
  Daily, Monthly & Weekly Current Affairs
  
  Science & Tech
  Science & Tech
  
  Environment & Ecology
  Environment & Ecology
  1. Recent Events on Climate change through Newspapers
2. NIOS Study Materials
  
 UPSC (IAS) Mains 2020: Best Books for Preparation 

General Studies: IAS Mains Paper 1
  - Ancient History by R.S Sharma (Old NCERT)
  
  - Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania
  
  - The modern history of Bipin Chandra (Old NCERT)
  
  - The spectrum of modern India by Rajiv Ahir
  
  - Politics in India since Independence (NCERT)
  
  - India since Independence by Bipin Chandra (Old NCERT)
  
  - World History NCERT by Arjun Dev (Old NCERT)
  
  - Fundamentals of Physical Geography (NCERT)
  
  - Fundamentals of Human Geography (NCERT)
  
  - India: Physical Environment (NCERT)
  
  - India People and Economy (NCERT) 
  
  - Indian Society (NCERT)
  
  - Social Change and Development in India (NCERT)
  
 General Studies: IAS Mains Paper 2
  - Indian Constitution at Work (NCERT)
  
  - Indian Polity by Laxmikanth
  
  - Introduction to the Constitution of India by D.D. Basu
  
  - Governance in India by Laxmikanth
  
  - India Year Book
  
  - Contemporary World Politics (NCERT)
  
 General Studies: IAS Mains Paper 3
  - Indian Economy NCERTs of class 11th and 12th
  
  - Indian Economy for Civil Services Exam by Ramesh Singh:
  
  - Indian Economy by Uma Kapila
  
  - Economic Survey and Fiscal Budget
  
  - India People and Economy (NCERT)
  
  - ARC Report on Disaster Management
  
  - India Year Book
  
  - For Science and Technology
  
 General Studies: IAS Mains Paper 4
  - IGNOU Study Material for Ethics Course
  
  - Justice: What’s the right thing to do? - By Michael Sandel
  
  - Psychology NCERT class 12th book
  
  - Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude for Civil Services Examination by G. Subba Rao
  
  - Lexicon for Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude for IAS General Studies by Niraj Kumar:
  
  - Administrative Reforms Commission Report on Ethics:
  
 Books for UPSC (IAS) Mains Preparation: Optional Subjects
Political Science:
Books for Political Science Paper I
⇛ India's Struggle For Independence - Bipan Chandra
⇛An introduction to the constitution – DD Basu
⇛An introduction to political theory – O P Gauba
OxfordAn Oxford companion to politics in India - Niraja Gopal Jayal and Pratap Bhanu Mehta
⇛A History Of Political Thought: Plato To Marx – Mukherjee and Sushila Ramaswamy
⇛Foundations of Indian political thought- V R Mehta
⇛A New Look at Modern Indian History – B L Grover & Alka Yagnik
⇛Indian Government & Politics – B L Fadia
Books for Political Science Paper-II
⇛International organizations – Spectrum Books Publication
⇛ International Relations – Khanna
⇛India’s foreign policy – V P Dutt
⇛Challenge and Strategy: Rethinking India’s Foreign Policy - Rajiv Sikri
⇛ Does the Elephant Dance?: Contemporary Indian Foreign Policy- David M. Malone
⇛ Global politics- Andrew Heywood
Books for other optional subjects will be available here shortly.

 

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