UPSC Mains Booklist


General Studies paper 1

  • Old NCERT by Arjun Dev.
  • India since Independence- Bipin Chandra.
  • India’s struggle for Independence- Bipin Chandra.
  • Indian art and culture -Nitin Singhania.
  • Indian Society by S.C. Dube
  • Social Problems in India- Ram Ahuja
  • India year book
  • 11th and 12th Geography NCERT
  • Certificate physical and human geography- Goh cheng Leong
  • Oxford Atlas/Orient Blackswann atlas
  • SUN IAS ACADEMY notes.

General Studies paper 3

  • Indian economy since Independence – Uma Kapila
  • Budget/Economic survey.
  • The Hindu and Indian Express newspaper Economy articles.
  • Science and Technology – Tata Mcgraw publications.
  • Ministry of Home affairs annual report for Internal Security.
  • NIOS material for Environment.
  • SUN IAS ACADEMY notes.

General Studies paper 2

  • Indian Polity – M. Laxmikanth.
  • Governance – M. Laxmikanth
  • 2nd Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC) report.
  • The Hindu and Indian express newspaper IR articles.

General Studies paper 4

  • Lexicon for Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude
  • Ethics in governance – 2nd ARC 4th
  • SUN IAS ACADEMY notes.