Book list for Mains


GENERAL STUDIES -1 


1.Modern History 

NCERT BOOKS 

  • Class 8th NCERT Part -1 and Part II ​
  • Class 12 th NCERT Themes in Indian History III

REFERENCE BOOKS

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From Plassey to Partition: A history of Modern India by Sekhar Bandyopadhyay Click here to Purchase
India's struggle for Independence by Bipan ChandraClick here to Purchase

2.Post Independence consolidation

NCERT BOOKS

  • Class 12th Politics in India Since Independence

REFERENCE BOOKS

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India since Independence by Bipin ChandraClick here to Purchase
India After Gandhi by R C Guha Click here to Purchase

3.World History

NCERT BOOKS

  • Class 9th – India and contemporary World – I
  • Class 10th – India and contemporary World – II 
  • Class 11th – Themes in World History 

REFERENCE BOOKS

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Mastering World History by Norman Lowe

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4.Art and Culture

NCERT BOOKS

  • Class XI – Fine Arts 
  • Old NCERT class 11 Ancietn and Medieval History or Ancient History by RS Sharma Medieval History by Satish Chandra
  • Tamil Nadu book on Ancient and Medieval History class XI 

REFERENCE BOOKS

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Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania Click here to Purchase

5.Geography

NCERT BOOKS

  • Class 11th – Fundamentals of Physical Geography,
  • Class 11th – India – Physical Environment
  • Class 12th – Fundamentals of Human Geography
  • Class 12th – India – People & Economy

REFERENCE BOOKS

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Certificate Physical and Human Geography by G . C LeongClick here to purchase
Geography of India by Majid HussainClick here to purchase
Land of seven Rivers by Sanjeev SanyalClick here to purchase

6.Social Issues

NCERT BOOKS

  • Class 12th – Indian Society
  • Class 11th – Social Changes and Development of India 

REFERENCE BOOKS

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Indian Society For Civil Services Main Examination GS Paper IPurchase from Amazon

GENERAL STUDIES – II 


1.Indian Polity and Constitution

NCERT BOOKS

  • Class 11th – Indian Constitution at Work
  • Class 11th – Political Theory

REFERENCE BOOKS

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Indian Polity by LaxmikanthClick here to PurchaseClick here to Purchase

2. Social Justice

NCERT BOOKS

  • Class 11th Political Theory one chapter on Social Justice

REFERENCE BOOKS

  • No specific books for this section see the how to prepare for GS -2 section to know more about the preperation strategy for this part

3. Governance

REFERENCE BOOKS

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Governance in India by LaxmikanthClick here to Purchase

4. International Relations

NCERT BOOKS

  • Class 12th – Contemporary World Politics 

REFERENCE BOOKS

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International Relations by Pavneet SinghClick here to Purchase

GENERAL STUDIES – III


1. Indian Economy and Agriculture

NCERT BOOKS

  • Class 11th Indian Economic Development
  • Class 12th Introductory Micro Economics
  • Class 12th Introductory Macro Economics

REFERENCE BOOKS

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Indian Economy for Civil Services by Ramesh SinghClick here to PurchaseClick here to Purchase
Introduction to Macro and Micro Economics by VK OhriClick here to PurchaseClick here to Purchase

2. Science and Technology 

NCERT BOOKS

  • Same as Prelims

REFERENCE BOOKS

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Science and Technology by Neeraj NachiketaClick here to PurchaseClick here to Purchase

3. Environment and Biodiversity

NCERT BOOKS

  • Class 12th Biology 

REFERENCE BOOKS

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Environment by ShankerClick here to PurchaseClick here to Purchase

4.Internal Security and Disaster Management

REFERENCE BOOKS

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Challenges to Internal Security by Ashook Kumar IPS

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GENERAL STUDIES – IV


TEXT BOOKS

  • IGNOU Material on Ethics

REFERENCE BOOKS

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Lexicon for Ethics Integrity and aptitude by Chronicle publicationsClick here to purchase
Ethics Integrity and Aptitude by G SubaraoClick here to purchase
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