UPSC CSE Prelims English Books List - VISION

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Tuesday, January 07, 2020

UPSC CSE Prelims English Books List

1. History

(iv) Brief History of Modern India (Spectrum Publication)
 (vi) Magbook Indian History –Test Yourself
Art and Culture
(i)Introduction to Indian Art Indian Art and Culture By Nitin Singhania
(ii)Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT)

 2. Geography

(ii) Certificate Physical and Human Geography by Goh Cheng Leong — Good book for UPSC Prelims & UPSC Mains for physical & Human geography.
(iii) School Atlas – Oxford or Orient BlackSwan School Atlas
            (iv) Indian Geography by Mahesh Barnawal –Simple & Easy to understand, Based on NCERTs.
(v) Objective Indian and World Geography – Test Yourself

  3. Indian Polity

(i) Indian Polity – Laxmikanth

  4. Indian Economy

(i)Economy 11th and 12th NCERTs
(iv) Objective Indian Economy and Social Development by TMH —Test Yourself

  5. Environment

(i)Environment By Shankar IAS– Wonderful book for Environment for UPSC Prelims & UPSC Mains. 
(ii)Biology NCERT Class -12 — Read only Selective Topics on Environment.

  6. Science

  7. Other Important Books

(iii)Previous Year Solved Papers 1995 to 2018   You must solve at least last 5 papers to get idea about, how UPSC frame questions and it will also help you to access your knowledge. 
(iv) General Knowledge of Lucent
(v) GS Paper-I, by TMH – Only for freshers to get some basic idea. If you have completed NCERTs then no need to refer this guide. 

Important Books for GS-Paper-II (CSAT)

You need to secure a minimum of 33% of 200 marks. Few good civil service aspirants could not qualify UPSC Prelims because they could not get minimum marks in CSAT Paper and wasted their precious attempt. We would request you, don’t ignore CSAT paper. 
Solve atleast 10 CSAT papers, before going to UPSC Exam.
(ii) Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
All the Best!!!

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