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    Suggest some best books for the preparation of UPSC Civil Service Exam?

    Suggest some best books for the preparation of UPSC Civil Service Exam?
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    Re: Suggest some best books for the preparation of UPSC Civil Service Exam?

    dear friend,

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    Re: Suggest some best books for the preparation of UPSC Civil Service Exam?

    Following are good books for civil service:-
    1. Indian History - India Struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra; NCERT Books ( XI & XII )
    2. Geography - Spectrum
    3. Indian Polity - Constitution of India by Bakshi
    4. Indian Economy - Plus One, Plus Two Books, Pratiyogita Darpan
    5. General Science - Tata Mc Graw Hill Guide
    6. Mental Ability - Quantitative Apitude by R.S. Aggarwal
    7. Current Affairs - Some magazines and Newspapers
    i. The Hindu/The Times of India
    ii. Frontline
    iii. Civil Service Chronicle
    iv. Chanakya
    v. Competition WIZARD
    vi. Civil Services Today
    8. Guides
    1. Tata Mc Graw Hill
    2. Spectrum
    3. Unique
    Topic Wise Reference On General Studies
    Books on Indian History & Culture:
    NCERT (+ 2 level) — Ancient India, Medieval India, Modern India.
    Publication Division : Gazetteer of India (Vol 2 : History & Culture)
    Gandhi Nehru Tagore & Ambedkar — Gopal Krishna
    Bipin Chandra - Modern India
    A.C.Banerjee - History of Modern India Raghavan Aiyer — Mahatma Gandhi

    Books on Geography:
    NCERT : Physical Geography of India for X - XII Std
    A Good School Atlas
    Sharma & Cotinho : Economic and Commercial Geography of India.
    Khullar : India- A Comprehnsive Geography
    Charles Farro : General Principles of World Geography
    Charles Farro : Monsoon Asia Reports published by Centre for Science and Enviornment And Tata Energy Research Institute
    National journal - Kurukshetra, Yojana etc.
    Down to earth

    Books on Indian Economy:
    NCERT (+1 level)—Evolution of Indian Economy(I C Dhingra).
    Mishra & Puri or Dutt & Sundaram - Indian Economy
    Economic Survey
    The Economic Times,Business Standard

    Books on Social and National Issues :
    Social Problem - Ram Ahuja
    Social Welfare Magazine - Published by ministry of social welfare
    IIPa Journal

    Books on Indian Polity:
    NCERT (+1 level)—Indian Political System
    N.L. Madan : Bhartiya Rajya Vyavastha
    D.D. Basu—Indian Constitution
    Kashyap—Constitution of India
    Publication Division—Subhash C. Kashyap : Our Parliament
    P.M. Bakshi—Indian Constitution
    Our Constitution : Subhash C. kashyap
    Perspective on Constitution : S.C. Kashyap
    Frontline Magazine
    IIPa Journal

    Books on Science & Technology:
    NCERT : (10 level) : Science, (+2 level) : Biology.
    Popular Science Series (CSIR)
    Reports Of the Ministry of Science and Technology Yojana
    Science Reporter
    Science and Technology in India - Spectrum

    Books on Statistics:
    (NCERT +1 level) Elementary Statistics
    S.C.Gupta : Statistical Methods

    Books on India and the World :
    Journal of peace Studies
    World Focus
    Strategic Analysis
    South Asian Journal

    Other Books for General Studies:
    1. India Year Book latest
    2. One competitive Magazine
    3. Guides like Tata Mc Graw Hill, Spectrum or Unique For General Reference 4. The Pearson General Studies Manual.

    Good luck and prepare well.

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    Re: Suggest some best books for the preparation of UPSC Civil Service Exam?


    The Pearson CSAT Manual 2012
    Edgar Thorpe,Showick Thorpe
    Publisher: Pearson Education (2012)

    Prelims 17 Years Civil Services (IAS): General Studies Topic Wise Solved Papers (1995-2011)
    Disha Experts
    Publisher: Disha Publication

    IAS Preliminary General Studies: Topic Wise Solved Question Papers (1995 - 2011)
    Publisher: Upscportal.com

    CSAT: General Studies 2012 (Paper 2)
    Arun Sharma,Madhukar Kumar Bhagat,Hari Mohan Prasad,Abhijit Guha
    Publisher: Tata Mcgraw-hill (2011)

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