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Below is the UPSC books list for studying General Studies in Civil Service Exam conducted by UPSC.

GENERAL STUDIES BOOK LIST  ( Prelims and Mains)

Miscellaneous

1. Previous Years Question Paper Analysis for both Pre and Mains
2. India Year Book by Publication Division

History

3. 11 and 12 th NCERT books
4. India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra and Others
5. India since Independence by Bipin Chandra
6. India After Gandhi by Ramchandra Guha
7. World History Guide by Jain and Mathur

Geography

8. 11 and 12 th NCERT books
9. Certificate Physics and Human Geography by Goh Cheng Leong
10. Oxford Student Atlas for India

Environment

11. ICSE 9th and 10th standard book of environment education

Polity

12. 11 and 12 th NCERT books
13. Indian polity for civil services by M Laxmikant
14. Introduction to the constitution of India by D. D. Basu
15. Concise encyclopedia of Indian polity and governance by Subhash c Kashyap
16. Our Parliament by S C Kashyap

Science and technology

17. 8, 9 and 10 th NCERT books for Science
18. 11 and 12 th NCERT books for Biology
19. 11 and 12 th NCERT books for Physics
20. Guide for Science and Technology by Spectrum Publication

Economy

21. 11 and 12 th NCERT books
22. Indian Economy by Dutt and Sundharam or Uma Kapila
23. Latest Economic Survey

Social Issues

24. 11 and 12 th NCERT books
25. Social Problems in India by Ram Ahuja

International Relations

26. Challenge and Strategy: Rethinking India's Foreign Policy by Rajiv Sikri

Current Events

27. Newspapers- The Hindu, Indian Express
28. Magazines- Yojana, Kurukshetra, Frontline, World Focus, Science Reporter etc.

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