Important Books List for IAS, UPSC, IFS(IFoS) Civil Services  Examinations Mains

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Important Books List for IAS, UPSC, IFS(IFoS) Civil Services  Examinations Mains

Essential IAS Books For IAS, UPSC, IFS(IFoS) Civil Services  Examinations Mains. 

Contemporay Essays by Ramesh Singh OR 151 ESSAYS For UPSC Mains (Essay Paper)
India After Gandhi – Ramchandra Guha (History – GS1)
Norman Lowe OR History of Modern World – Jain and Mathur (World History – GS1)
Social Problems In India – Ram Ahuja. (Indian Society – GS1)
IAS Mains General Studies Paper 2 (Arihant Manual – GS2)
Governance in India for CSE. (Governance – GS2)
Pax Indica – Shashi Tharoor. (Foreign Policy – GS2)
India and the World by Surendra Kumar. (Foreign Policy – GS2)
IAS Mains General Studies – GS3. (Arihant Manual – GS3)
India’s National Security: A Reader. (Internal Security – GS3)
Challenges to Internal Security of India. (Internal Security – GS3)
Lexicon for Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude. ( Ethics – GS4)
IAS Mains General Studies – Ethics. ( Arihant Manual – GS4)
PS: Many books for UPSC Civil Service Main Exam overlap with books recommended for Prelims, except the mentioned additional books for topics like Foreign Relations, Internal Security, Ethics etc.

IAS Books for Optional Subjects and Additional Reference (Click on the links to buy online)
General Studies For Civil Services Preliminary Examination – TMH. (GS Problem Solving)
UPSC Civil Services Prelims in 60 days – Rakesh Dwivedi. (Revision)
IAS Prelims 22 Years General Studies Topic-wise Solved Papers – Disha.
IAS (Pre.) Solved Papers General Studies with CSAT Papers – Arihant.
IAS Mains Civil Services Main Examination: General Studies Chapter-wise Solved Papers.

Contemporary Essays by Ramesh Singh OR 151 ESSAYS For UPSC Mains (Essay Paper)
India After Gandhi – Ramchandra Guha (History – GS1)
Norman Lowe OR History of Modern World – Jain and Mathur (World History – GS1)
Social Problems In India – Ram Ahuja. (Indian Society – GS1)
IAS Mains General Studies Paper 2 (Arihant Manual – GS2)
Governance in India for CSE. (Governance – GS2)
Pax Indica – Shashi Tharoor. (Foreign Policy – GS2)
India and the World by Surendra Kumar. (Foreign Policy – GS2)
IAS Mains General Studies – GS3. (Arihant Manual – GS3)
India’s National Security: A Reader. (Internal Security – GS3)
Challenges to Internal Security of India. (Internal Security – GS3)
Lexicon for Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude. ( Ethics – GS4)
IAS Mains General Studies – Ethics. ( Arihant Manual – GS4)
PS: Many books for UPSC Civil Service Main Exam overlap with books recommended for Prelims, except the mentioned additional books for topics like Foreign Relations, Internal Security, Ethics etc.

IAS Books for Optional Subjects and Additional Reference (Click on the links to buy online)
General Studies For Civil Services Preliminary Examination – TMH. (GS Problem Solving)
UPSC Civil Services Prelims in 60 days – Rakesh Dwivedi. (Revision)
IAS Prelims 22 Years General Studies Topic-Wise Solved Papers – Disha.
IAS (Pre.) Solved Papers General Studies wih CSAT Papers – Arihant.
IAS Mains Civil Services Main Examination: General Studies Chapter-wise Solved Papers.

IAS Books in Hindi Language

For many of the books listed above, get the Book List for IAS Mains corresponding books in the Hindi language are available in the market. Hindi medium students may check the link UPSC Books in the Hindi Language to buy online at discounted prices.

Ramanasri IAS Study Materials

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