UPSC Prelims 2018 Most Important Books List – Best Books For IAS 2018

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UPSC Prelims 2018 Most Important Books List – Best Books For IAS 2018

UPSC Prelims 2018 Most Important Books List – Best Books For IAS 2018 -Hello Friends Welcome to studydhaba.com .Here We are sharing some of the most important books for UPSC prelims 2018 Exam.

If you are an aspirant who for the first time have planned to appear for the UPSC 2018 Civil Services IAS Exam or to write the exam in any near future but stuck on which sources or books to refer then here we present you a list of best books for UPSC Prelims which every candidate must have to clear the UPSC Prelims Exam in their first attempt.

After a thorough research and analysing the other aspirants’ preparation strategies who have cracked the exam or who are preparing for the exam, here we have tried to present the best books for UPSC Prelims and guide the aspirants in the beginning of their journey with right approach and strategy.

In this article, we have shared the most important and best books for UPSC Civil Services IAS prelims exam of both GS Paper I and Paper II.

UPSC Prelims 2018 Most Important Books List - Best Books For IAS 2018

UPSC Syllabus for Prelims GS Paper I

  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
  • Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  • Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
  • General issues on Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialisation General Science.

UPSC Prelims 2018 Most Important Books List – Best Books For IAS 2018

Books For UPSC Prelims 2018

History of India and Indian National Movement

This part of the prelims syllabus covers Ancient, Medieval, and Modern Indian History also includes art and culture as well as Society. To cover this part, here we recommend four important books as mentioned below.

  1. India’s Ancient Past by R S Sharma – Candidates can refer NCERT when they think they didn’t understand any concepts as NCER is the one and best source to refer in understanding any basic concepts.
  2. A brief History of Modern India (Rajiv Ahir)
  3. History of Medieval India
  4. Nitin Singhania Indian Culture Book

Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World

  1. NCERT Books
  2. Wizard Geography
  3. Certificate Physical and Human Geography by Goh Cheng Leong (Author)

Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.

  1. Indian Polity by M Laxmikant
  2. Our Constitution by Subhash C. Kashyap

Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.

  1. NCERT Books
  2. Current Affairs (Comprehensive News Analysis) The Hindu
  3. Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh

General issues on Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialisation General Science

Books recommended to cover this part are:

  1. NCERT / NIOS
  2. Current Affairs (Comprehensive News Analysis)

UPSC Syllabus for Prelims GS (CSAT) Paper II

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision-making and problem-solving
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. – Class X level)

To cover the Prelims GS (CSAT) Paper II, candidates can refer the below-listed books or start with practicing UPSC previous years’ question papers.

  1. CSAT Paper – 2 Manual by TMH
  2. Analytical Reasoning – M. K. Pandey
  3. Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning – R. S.Aggarwal
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