UPSC Prelims Exam Environment and ecology books list for IAS 2017 Exam

UPSC Prelims Exam Environment and ecology books list for IAS 2017 Exam – Hello friends Welcome to .The UPSC Prelims exam consist of two papers- General Studies Paper I and General Studies Paper II. The General Studies Paper I consists of History, Geography, Environment, Polity, General science and current affairs. General Studies Paper II (CSAT) deals with the aptitude and comprehension. These days, the nature of questions asked by the is tinged with current affairs.

UPSC Prelims Exam Environment and ecology books list for IAS 2017 Exam

Since 2011, the Environment and ecology play a significant play role in UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam. The commission has asked several questions from this area. According to  UPSC Prelims syllabus, General issues on Biodiversity, Environmental ecology,  and Climate Change not require subject specialization. Generally, aspirants tend to neglect this subjects as they feel it is very easy. But this can result in scoring more negative marks. A strong basic understanding of the Environment topics is sufficient to tackle the questions from Environment and ecology segment.   

Here we are giving important Environment and ecology books for IAS Exam. This will boost your UPSC preparation. The below-mentioned list includes books for basic reading and additional reading. 

Must Read Basic Books for Environment in IAS Exam Prelims

  • NCERT Geography – Class VI to Class XI
  • NCERT Science – Class VII to Class X
  • NCERT Economy –Class XI
  • NCERT Biology – Class XII
  • NCERT Chemistry – Class XII
  • NCERT   Geography: Class XI – India
  • Environmental Ecology Biodiversity & Climate Change – Pratiyogita Darpan
  • Environment and Ecology – Arihant
  • Environmental Studies: From Crisis to Cure- R. Rajagopalan

Detailed reference books for environment and ecology

  • Textbook of Environmental Studies for Undergraduate Courses – Erach Bharucha
  • Objective Environmental Sciences – B. B. Singh
  • Ecology and environment by P. D. Sharma
  • Environmental Studies – Benny Joseph 

Other sources

  • Science Reporter
  • Down to Earth Magazine
  • Economic Survey of India
  • Official Website of Environment Ministry
  • The Hindu Newspaper


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