BOOKS REQUIRED FOR UPSC PRELIM EXAM PREPRATION
The UPSC Preliminary Examination tests the basic knowledge of aspirants across multiple subjects. Here are some of the standard books that are recommended for UPSC Preliminary Examination preparation:
1. History: ‘A Brief History of Modern India’ by Rajiv Ahir, ‘India’s Struggle for Independence’ by Bipan Chandra, and ‘History of Medieval India’ by Satish Chandra.
2. Geography: ‘Certificate Physical and Human Geography’ by Goh Cheng Leong, ‘Oxford School Atlas’ by Oxford University Press, and ‘Geography of India’ by Majid Husain.
3. Polity: ‘Indian Polity’ by M. Laxmikanth, ‘Introduction to the Constitution of India’ by D. D. Basu, and ‘Our Parliament’ by Subhash Kashyap.
4. Economy: ‘Indian Economy’ by Ramesh Singh, ‘Economic Survey’ by the Government of India, and ‘India Year Book’ by the Government of India.
5. Environment: ‘Environment by Shankar IAS’, ‘India Year Book’ by the Government of India, and ‘Ecology and Environment’ by P.D. Sharma.
6. Science and Technology: ‘Science and Technology’ by Spectrum, ‘Science Reporter’ by Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, and ‘India Year Book’ by the Government of India.
Apart from these books, aspirants should also read newspapers such as ‘The Hindu’ and ‘Indian Express’ to keep themselves updated with the latest events and developments in the country.
It’s important to note that this is not an exhaustive list, and aspirants should refer to the UPSC syllabus and consult with their mentors or coaching institutes for additional reading material.