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UPSC Preparation Books to Refer
Important Sources (Follow any one newspaper for news items (preferably The Hindu); one for editorial (best Indian Express); and one Business newspaper  – only editorials (best is Livemint).

The Hindu
The Indian Express
Press Information Bureau (keep checking the Features section for imp articles and our weekly PIB Gist)
PRS (only for recent Bills and articles related to them)
IDSA: Institute for Defense Studies and Analysis (keep checking every 2-3 days for in-depth IR articles)
Yojana and Kurukshetra (no need to read all articles – read selectively)
LokSabha and RajyaSabha Debates

Baba’s Monthly Magazine; Yojana, RSTV and PIB Gist (If you refer to this alone, you will only need to read a daily newspaper)

Modern India
NCERT – Class 8th (New) – ‘Our Pasts – III’
NCERT-Class 12th ‘Modern India’ (OLD)
Tamil Nadu Edition- Class 12th

Spectrum Modern India – Rajiv Ahir
Reference Book: India’s Struggle for Independence – Bipan Chandra; Plassey to Partition by Sekhar Bandyopadhyay

Medieval India
NCERT – Class 7th (New) –‘Our Pasts –II’
NCERT – Class 11th ‘Medieval India’ (OLD)- Satish Chandra
Tamil Nadu Edition-Class 11th
Ancient and Medieval India –  Poonam Dalal Dahiya

Ancient India
NCERT– Class 11th ‘Ancient India’ (OLD)- R.S. Sharma
NCERT– Class 12th ‘Themes in Indian History- Part I’ (NEW)- Chapters 1 to 6
Tamil Nadu Edition – Class 11th
Ancient and Medieval India –  Poonam Dalal Dahiya
NOTE: Most part of ‘Culture’ section overlaps with Ancient and Medieval History. Apart from the above mentioned books, you can refer the below link for more information on Culture.

You need to study CCRT Website –  CCRT ; Performing Arts and Literary Arts


NCERT Social Science, Class 6th (New) ‘The Earth Our Habitat’
NCERT Social Science, Class 7th (New) ‘Our Environment’
NCERT Social Science, Class 8th (New) ‘ Resource and Development’
NCERT Social Science, Class 9th (New) ‘Contemporary India’
NCERT Social Science, Class 10th (New) ‘Contemporary India-Part II’
NCERT – Class 11th (New)
Fundamentals of Physical Geography
India physical environment
NCERT – Class 12th (New)
Fundamentals of Human Geography
India – People and Economy
Atlas: Orient BlackSwan School Atlas (or) Oxford School Atlas
Reference Book: Certificate Physical and Indian Geography – Goh Cheng Leong; OLD NCERT Geography – Class 11th and 12th (if you can find them 🙂 )

NCERT – 6th to 8th (for basic understanding)
NCERT- Class 9th to 12th (for understanding more on democracy and federalism)
Indian Polity – M Laxmikanth
Reference Book: Introduction to Indian Constitution – D.D.Basu

Macroeconomics- Class 12th , NCERT
NCERT 11th – Indian Economic Development
NCERT- Class 9thand 10th (for basics)
Indian Economy – Ramesh Singh-Selective (Chapters on)
Introduction (GDP, GNP, growth etc.)

Evolution of the Indian economy


Inflation & Business Cycle


India and the Global Economy (include chapters relating to it)

Human development

Technology and environment

For understanding concepts refer to either of these:

Mrunal.org Economy Section
Khan Academy Macroeconomics videos
Investopedia – University (also read basics of Microeconomics from here)
Sriram’s IAS Economics Notes
The Hindu-Monday Edition (not technical news, only application based science & Tech)
NCERT- Class 6th to 10th
NCERT – Biology – 11th (Unit IV & V only – read basic concepts not technical details)
NCERT Biology – 12th (Chapters 4, 5 and rest from 7 to 16 – all important – read line by line except technical details)
NCERT – Biology – 12th (OLD) – Chapter 9 onwards
NCERT – Physics – 11th (Chap 1,5 & 8) and 12th (Chap 15 only)
NCERT – Chemistry – 11th (Chap 1 & 14 only) and 12th (Chap 14 & 16 only)
Science reporter- Selectively
ICSE Board- Environmental studies- Class 10th and 11th
NCERT- Geography Books (in 6th to 12th there are lot of chapters on Environment)
Science NCERT books mentioned above
Shankar IAS Notes
Current affairs
Reference material : Shankar IAS notes on Environment

vikaspedia.in (lists all schemes Ministry and sector wise with details)
India yearbook
NCERT books mentioned above
Current affairs (also keep checking our weekly PIB Gists – very important)
Ending notes:
We will never make you restrict your choices. But the above is essential for a solid preparation. 

There are people who qualify without even reading NCERTs or any most followed resources. The key to their success is smart study. They spend more time in chalking out what not to study than what to study.

If they follow one source, they keep on revising from the same along with complementing it with dynamic updates.

If you trust your resource, please stick to it. Never rush to fascinating books or suggested resources that are never ending. You are bound to fall. Because you are running behind them.

While NCERT books may sound deceptively simple, trust us, they are not!

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