BEST BOOKS FOR UPSC EXAM Recommended by Toppers

Contents of This Post

1. UPSC Books for Indian Polity and Constitution

Indian Polity


Important Acts that Transformed India


Important Judgments that Transformed India


2. UPSC Books for Indian History and Culture

Indian Art and Culture


Ancient and Medieval India


Modern Indian History


3. UPSC Books for Indian Geography and World Geography

Certificate Physical and Human Geography


Geography of India


Oxford Student Atlas for India


4. UPSC Books for the Indian Economy

Indian Economy by Nitin Singhania


Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh


Indian Economy Key Concepts


5. UPSC Books for Science and Technology

Science and Technology


6. UPSC Books for Environment – Ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change

Environment by Shankar IAS


Environment by PMF IAS


7. UPSC Books for Current Affairs

India 2022 Yearbook by Rajiv Mehrishi


The Malayala Manorama English Yearbook 2022 by Mammen Mathew


INDIA 2022 Year Book English Medium


8. UPSC Previous Year Question Papers

27 Years UPSC IAS/ IPS Prelims Topic-wise Solved Papers 1 & 2 (1995 -2021)


9. Prelims Manual for GS (All-in-One Guide)

General Studies Manual Paper-1 2022 Paperback


10. IAS Books for Essay (UPSC Mains Essay Paper)

Fundamentals of Essay and Answer Writing


Mastering Essay and Answer Writing


11. IAS Books for India Since Independence (Part of UPSC Mains GS1 Paper)

Post-Independence India: For UPSC | Civil Services Examinations


India Since Independence by Bipan Chandra


12. IAS Books for World History (Part of UPSC Mains GS1 Paper)

World History by Krishna Reddy


History of the World by Arjun Dev


13. IAS Books for Indian Society (Part of UPSC Mains GS1 Paper)

Indian Society: Themes and Social Issues by Nadeem Hasnain


Indian Society by M Senthil Kumar


14. IAS Books for Governance (Part of UPSC Mains GS2 Paper)

Governance of India by M. Laxmikanth

Governance of India by M. Karthikeyan


15. IAS Books for Foreign Relations of India (Part of UPSC Mains GS2 Paper)

International Relations


India and the World


India’s Foreign Policy in the Post-Covid World


16. IAS Books for Internal Security (Part of UPSC Mains GS3 Paper)

Challenges to Internal Security of India


Internal Security by Rajkumar SP


17. IAS Books for Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude (Part of UPSC Mains GS4 Paper)

Lexicon for Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude by Niraj Kumar


Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude by M. Karthikeyan


Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude by G Subba Rao & P N Roy Chowdhury


Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude by Awdesh Singh


18. Paper-wise All-in-One Manuals for UPSC CSE (Mains)

IAS Mains General Studies Paper 1 by Arihant


IAS Mains General Studies Paper 2 by Arihant


IAS Mains General Studies Paper 3 by Arihant


IAS Mains General Studies Paper 4 by Arihant


19. UPSC CSE Mains Previous Year Solved Question Paper Books

9 Years UPSC IAS/ IPS Mains General Studies Paper 1-4 Year-wise Solved (2013-2021) by Disha Experts


9 Years UPSC IAS/ IPS Mains Essay Year-wise Solved Papers (2013-2021) by Disha Experts


20. Books for UPSC Interview

How to Ace Civil Service Interviews Paperback by Remya Roshni


Civil Services Interview by Madhukar Bhagat