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Reference Book for General Studies and Optional Subjects For Civil Services, IAS Exam


Reference Book for General Studies and Optional Subjects

General Studies : PRELIMS

(1) NCERT 8th TO 12th STD.
(2) Prelim’s Manuals – Spectrum or Unique or TataMcGraw-Hill’s
(3) Any good School Atlas of Geography
(4) India Year Book
(5) History Ancient :
  • Romila Thapar
  • Medieval : NCERT
  • Modern : Bipin Chandra
(6) News Paper
  • The Hindu,
  • Statesman
(7) Economics :
  • Indian Economy by – Dutta & Sundaram
  • Economic Survey
  • Pratiyogita Darpan Indian Economy
(8) Science :
  • TataMcGraw-Hill’s + NCERT 8th to 12th Std.
  • Science & Tech. – by Spectrum Publication
(9) General Mental Ability :
  • TataMcGraw-Hill’s Prelim’s Manual
  • Maths by R. S. Aggarwal
(10) Polity :
  • Introduction to Indian Constitution – D. D. Basu
  • Perspectives on Constitution – P.M. Bakshi
(11) Geography :
  • NCERT VIIth to XII std.
  • Goh Cheng Leong
  • Atlas (School)
(12) Current Affairs :-
  • News Paper + Magazines – Civil Service Times, Competition
  • Wizard, India Today, Chronicle, Yojana, Out look, Front Line, Pratiyogita Darpan, etc. + Spectrums guide on current affairs (Published in April & September)

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