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;
Preliminary Examination (IAS PRELIMS)
Main Examination (IAS MAINS)
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)
3.Indian Polity ( Civics/ Political Science)
Paper 2, Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT)
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)
- INDIAN LANGUAGE
- Social Science
- Others (engineering & medical)
GS Paper 1
1.History, Indian Heritage, and Culture
GS Paper 2
GS Paper 3
3.International Relations and Polity
GS Paper 4
GS Paper 5
As per the convenience,
Considered as the best reference guide with precise explanations and ample questions for grasping the concepts.
The book will suffice for almost all the topics for the essays with precise points and proper writing etiquettes as well.