Books required for preparation

February 18, 2018

There are thousands of books in the market and thus it becomes imperative to understand what to read and what not to read. The preparation require smart work along with hard work and thus reading everything without any direction will lead to only chaos and confusion. Thus, a book list is sine qua non to start preparation. These are the list of relevant books that one must read to have an understanding of the topic at hand. One can read more books if one wishes but before going any further one must complete these books given below. 


  • Ancient history:

    • Class XI, XII: Tamil Nadu board

    • The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS): Ancient history material 


  • Medieval history:

    • Pearson Publication - A Comprehensive History of Medieval India from Twelfth to the Mid Eighteenth Century (click here)

  • Modern history:

    • Bipin Chandra - History of Modern India (click here)

    • Bipin Chandra - India's struggle for independence (click here)


  • NCERT Class 6 to 12

  • Goh Cheng Leong - Certificate Physical and Human Geography (click here)

Environment and Ecology:

  • R. Rajagopalan - Environment And Ecology-A Complete Guide (click here)

  • Biology text book Class 11th and 12th


  • NCERT Class 10th to 12th

  • M. Laxmikant - Indian Polity (click here)

  • Subhash Kashyap - Our Parliament (click here)

  • DD Basu - Introduction to the Constitution of India (click here)

  • PM Bakshi - The constitution of India (click here)


  • NCERT Class 11th and 12th

  • Pursuit IAS lectures

  • Ramesh Singh - Indian Economy (click here)


  • M. Laxmikanth - Governance in India (click here)

  • Pursuit IAS lectures and Notes

Social Issues:

  • Ram Ahuja - Social Problems in India (click here)

  • NCERT of Sociology Class 11th and 12th

  • Pursuit IAS lectures


International Affairs

  • Newspapers - The Hindu/The Indian Express

  • Pursuit IAS lectures








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