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UPSC CSE Prelim 2020 Booklist

Books for Prelims:

General Studies - Paper I for Civil Services Preliminary Examination (2020)

[A must Have Book]

1.From Plassey to Partition – A History Of Modern India  (A must buy in my opinion)or A Brief History of Modern India – Spectrum Publications (For Mains, you should read the book by Bipan Chandra, but it is better if one can finish it before Prelims if you have more time)

2.The Indian Economy – Sanjiv Verma (this is for people who find economy difficult/distasteful -a must read before you hop for other books)

3.Indian Economy : For Civil Services Examinations 5th Edition (2013) – Ramesh Singh (This book is now universally recommended by every one – should be read only after reading the above book by Sanjiv Verma)


4.Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations 4th Edition – Laxmikanth (For prelims you don’t have read any other book on Polity except this one. However, for Mains, you should read D D Basu as it helps you to form opinions to attempt some difficult questions in the exam)

5..Certified Physical and Human Geography – Goh Cheng Leong

6.Environment & Ecology: Biodiversity, Climate Change and Disaster Management : General Studies for Civil Services (Main) Examination – Paper II and IV   (This is both for Prelims and Mains  )

7.1000 Plus Questions on Indian Polity: General Studies for Civil Services Preliminary Examination (Paper – 1)(Purely for Practice purpose – don’t expect questions from these books to appear in the exam)

8. General Studies for Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2013  (Again for Questions – buy any one)  - Remember to buy the latest Editions!!

 9.India 2013 – Publication Division, Govt. of India  (Buy the latest edition next year, or even this one will do)

10.Indian Polity Question Bank – TMH

11.General Science Question Bank – TMH

12.Geography (India+World) Question Bank – TMH

13.Social & Economic Development Question Bank – TMH

14.14000+ MCQs For Paper-I Prelims          

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