References Books List for UPSC Civil Services Exam Preparation For Prelims and Mains Examination

Ancient India

India’s Ancient Past – R.S. Sharma.

An Introductory Outline –  D.N. Jha

Aspects of Political Ideas and Institutions in Ancient India – R.S. Sharma.

Material culture & Social Formation in Ancient India – R.S. Sharma

Ancient India Social and Culture – Luniya

Ancient India – L.Mukherjee.

Wonder that was India – A.L. Basham.

An Advanced History of India – R.C. Majumdar, H.C. Raychaudhuri, – Kalikinkar Datta.

History of Ancient and Early Medieval India – Upinder Singh

Ancient India and Indian Archaeology Archaeological Survey of India

Mauryan : Ashoka and the decline of mouryan empire – Romila Thapar

Medieval India

History Of Medieval India – Satish Chandra.

Advanced Study in the History of Medieval India – Volume I, II, III- J.L. Mehta.

Medieval India – Satish Chandra

Wonder that was India – Rizvi.

A Comprehensive History of Medieval India – Salma Ahmed Farooqui

History of Ancient and Early Medieval India – Upinder Singh

Indian Feudalism- R.S. Sharma.

Modern India

History Of Modern India – Bipan Chandra.

India’s Struggle For Independence – Bipan Chandra.

A Brief History of Modern India – Spectrum

Modern Indian History – Grover & Grover

Modern India – Sumit Sarkar

India After Gandhi: Ramachandra Guha

History of Modern India – A.C.Banerjee

Gandhi Nehru Tagore and Ambedkar – Gopal Krishna

Art and Culture

Indian Art and Culture – Nitin Singhania.

Facets of Indian Culture – Spectrum.

The Wonder That Was India – A.L. Bhasham.


India – A Comprehensive Geography – Khullar

Geography of India – Majid Husain.

Human Geography – Majid Hussain.

Physical Geography – Savindra Singh.

Intermediate Geography – Suresh Prasad’s


Principles of World Geography – Charles Farro

Economic and Commercial Geography of India – Sharma and Cotinho

Certificate Physical and Human Geography – Goh Cheng Leong.

Oxford School Atlas – Oxford.

Census Report, 2011.

India Year Book

NCERT – from 6th to 12th class.


Environment and Ecology – Majid Hussain

Environmental Ecology Biodiversity & Climate Change – Pratiyogita Darpan

Environmental Studies from Crisis to Cure 2nd Edition – R.Rajagoplan

Environmental Studies – Benny Joseph

Environment and Ecology – Arihant Publication.

UGC NET/SET Environmental Sciences Guide – R. Gupta

Textbook of Environmental Studies for Undergraduate Courses – Erach Bharucha

Objective Environmental Sciences – B. B. Singh

Down to earth

Yojana and Kurukshetra

Reports published by Centre for Science and Environment and Tata Energy Research Institute.


Our Constitution – Subhash C. Kashyap

Bhartiya Rajya Vyavastha – N.L. Madan

Constitution of India- V.N. Shukla

Indian Administration – S.R.Maheshwari

Indian Constitution – D.D. Basu

Indian Constitution – P.M. Bakshi

Our Legislation – Subhash Kashyap

2nd ARC report

Playlists of Loksabha and Rajyasabha channels, 7 RCR.


NCERT books from Std VI-XI.

Supplement with the youtube videos esp series Pradhanmantri.


Science and Technology in India – Kalpana Rajaram

General Science – S.A.Majid

Anatomy and Physiology – Evelyn Pearce

Science Reporter

A.B.C. of Science  – Holy faith

The Human Machine – N.B.T.

Annual Report Ministry of Science and Technology


Evolution of Indian Economy – I C Dhingra.

Indian Economy – Mishra and Puri.

Economic Survey – Dutt and Sundaram.

Indian Economy – Uma Kapila.

The Government documents on Five Year Plan and Economic

Economic survey.

India Year Book: Agriculture: Food & Civil Supplies, Health
& Family Welfare, Planning, Welfare, Rural & Urban Development.

Pratiyogita Darpan Economy Special Issue

NCERT Books.

The Indian Express



Pax Indica : India and the World – Shashi Tharoor.

India and the World – Surendra Kumar.

Yojana, Kurukshtetra.

The Indian Express

The Hindu


India’s National Security: A Reader.

Challenges to Internal Security of India.