Best Books for UPSC Prelims Exam 2021

Union Public Service Commission Prelims 2021 – Best Books for UPSC Prelims Exam 2021: In the following table, aspirants find IAS Prelims books for UPSC beginners to know all the details clearly before going to begin their IAS preparation. However, we have listed subject-wise experts recommended books for UPSC 2021 Prelims Exam in this article for better education.

As you all know that there are two papers in the prelims (GS1 and CSAT) exam. Both of the papers are objective type with negative marking. So, don’t neglect your IAS prelims exam preparation. Hence, check the best UPSC IAS books for prelims from the below-given table & prepare very well for the exam.

SubjectUPSC Books for Civil Services Exam Prelims
HistoryNCERT XI (Ancient & Medieval)
NCERT XII (Modern Indian History)
India’s Struggle for Independence – Bipan Chandra
Facets of Indian Culture – Spectrum
GeographyCertificate Physical Geography – G C Leong
World Atlas
NCERT VI – X (Old Syllabus)
NCERT XI, XII (New Syllabus)
Indian PolityIndian Polity – M Laxmikanth
NCERT IX-XII
EconomicsIndian Economy by Ramesh Singh
NCERT XI Economic Development & Policies in India – Jain & Ohri
International RelationsCurrent Affairs
NCERT XII (Contemporary World Politics)
CSATTata McGraw Hill CSAT Manual
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning – R S Aggarwal
CSAT II – Arihant

Note: The CSAT exam is qualifying in nature. Therefore, keep practicing more on this paper with the help of the best UPSC books for CSAT.

Most Important UPSC IAS Books

The most important books for UPSC IAS Prelims & Mains are given below. It is a must for you to read the newspaper daily to stay updated with the current affairs. Acquire previous year questions papers of the Prelims and Mains and identify the nature of questions in the UPSC exam.

  1. Indian polity by Laxmikanth
  2. Geography of India by Majid Husain
  3. Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh
  4. A brief history of modern India by spectrum
  5. General Studies Based on NCERT Syllabus
  6. Certificate Physical and Human Geography

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