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Best Books to Prepare for UPSC IAS (Prelims & Mains) 2022

Best Books to Prepare for UPSC IAS (Prelims & Mains) 2022

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Examinations are conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Many students get confused about which books they should start with so we have prepared a list of the best books to prepare for UPSC IAS (Prelims & Mains) 2022.

It is considered as the toughest Competitive Exam in India to crack with a less than 1% success rate, after qualifying for the exam, the aspirants are then groomed to serve as Bureaucrats.

It is conducted in three phases;

  1. Preliminary Examination (IAS PRELIMS)

  2. Main Examination (IAS MAINS)

  3. Interview

All of them are conducted in offline mode and require different strategies.  Leave about the tough examination protocols, even the preparation phase is also exhausting.

As the syllabus is vast and huge, books have another important role to play besides strategies and planning.  Here’s a list to ease the burden and save time for the goodwill of aspirants.

For stage 1, Preliminary (IAS PRELIMS)

Two papers are conducted for two hours each with Multiple Choice Questions only.

  • Paper 1 is of GS (General Science)

     1.History

NCERT (Ancient and Medieval) XIth and XIIth

NCERT (Ancient and Medieval) XIth and XIIth

 

Concise History of Modern India by Sujata Menon

Concise History of Modern India by Sujata Menon

 

     2.Geography

NCERT (VIth- XIIth)

NCERT Geography(VIth- XIIth)

 

World Atlas

Geography World Atlas

 

     3.Indian Polity ( Civics/ Political Science)

NCERT ( IXth- XIIth)

Indian Polity NCERT ( IXth- XIIth)

 

Constitution of India by P.M. Bakshi

Constitution of India by P.M. Bakshi

 

     4.Economics

NCERT XIth

Economics NCERT XIth

 

Indian Economy by Nitin Singhania

Indian Economy by Nitin Singhania

 

     5.International Relations

NCERT XIIth (Contemporary World Politics)

NCERT XIIth (Contemporary World Politics)

 

Current Affairs (Times of India, The Hindus)

Current Affairs (Times of India, The Hindus).

 

  • Paper 2, Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT)

Tata McGraw Hill CSAT Manual

Tata McGraw Hill CSAT Manual

 

Verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning – R.S. Aggrawal

Verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning – R.S. Aggrawal

 

Pearson CSAT Manual

Pearson CSAT Manual

Note:- Areas of logical reasoning and Mental Ability have higher difficulty levels.

 

For Paper 2, Mains Examination (IAS MAINS)

After qualifying the Prelims, a total of 9(2 of which are optional and rest are compulsory). Theory papers are conducted afterward.

The exam is solely theory-based and hence demands rigorous hard work combined with patience and smart work.

 

  • Compulsory Papers
    • General Science (GS)
    • ESSAY
    • ENGLISH
    • INDIAN LANGUAGE

 

  • Optional
    • Social Science
    • Science
    • Language
    • Others (engineering & medical)

 

  • GS Paper 1

      1.History, Indian Heritage, and Culture

Indian art and culture by Nitin Singhania

Indian art and culture by Nitin Singhania

 

India after Independence by Bipan Chandra

India after Independence by Bipin Chandra

 

History of Medieval India by Satish Chandra

History of Medieval India by Satish Chandra

 

  • GS Paper 2

     2.Geography

World Geography by Majid Hussain

World Geography by Majid Hussain

 

Fundamentals of Physical Geography NCERT XIth

Fundamentals of Physical Geography NCERT XIth

 

  • GS Paper 3

     3.International Relations and Polity

International Relations by Pushpesh Pant

International Relations by Pushpesh Pant

 

Introduction to the Constitution of India by D.D. Bose

Introduction to the Constitution of India by D.D. Bose

 

  • GS Paper 4

     4.Economics

Challenges to Internal Security of India

Challenges to Internal Security of India

 

Environment and Disaster Management by Tata McGraw Hill

Environment and Disaster Management by Tata McGraw Hill

 

  • GS Paper 5

     5.Ethics

Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude for Civil Services by Subba Rao and P.N. Roy Chaudhary

Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude for Civil Services by Subba Rao and P.N. Roy Chaudhary

 

     6.English

As per the convenience,

Compulsory English by A.P. Bhardwaj

Compulsory English by A.P. Bhardwaj

Considered as the best reference guide with precise explanations and ample questions for grasping the concepts.

 

     7.Essay

The vault of Essay by Yagya Nand JhaThe vault of Essay by Yagya Nand Jha

The book will suffice for almost all the topics for the essays with precise points and proper writing etiquettes as well.

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