Most Recommended UPSC Books by Toppers : English Medium πŸ“™πŸ“˜


Indian History and Culture

1 - πŸ“™ India’s Ancient Past – R.S. Sharma. (Ancient India – Text Book)

2 - πŸ“™ History Of Medieval India – Satish Chandra. (Medieval India – Text Book)

3 - πŸ“™ History Of Modern India – Bipan Chandra. (Modern India – Text Book)

4 - πŸ“™ India’s Struggle For Independence – Bipan Chandra. (Modern India – Read like a story)

5 - πŸ“™ The Wonder That Was India – A.L. Bhasham. (Ancient India and Culture)

6 - πŸ“™ Indian Art and Culture – Nitin Singhania. (For quick reference – Culture)

7 - πŸ“™ Ancient and Medieval India – Poonam Dalal (For quick reference – Ancient and Medieval India)

8 - πŸ“™ Modern Indian History – Sonali Bansal (For quick reference – Modern India)

9 - πŸ“™ A Brief History of Modern India – Spectrum (For quick reference – Modern India)

Indian Geography and World Geography

1 - πŸ“˜Oxford School Atlas – Oxford. (Geography)


5 - πŸ“˜ Human Geography – Majid Husain (Human Geography – Social and Economic)



Indian Polity and Constitution

1 - πŸ“™ Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations M. Laxmikanth. (Polity)


Indian Economy

1 - πŸ“˜ Indian Economy – Ramesh Singh. (Economy)



Science and Technology

1 - πŸ“™ Science and Technology – Sheelwant Singh 




Environment - Ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change

1 - πŸ“˜ ​Environmental Studies: From Crisis to Cure – Rajagopalan. (Environment)


Current Affairs

1 - πŸ“™ ​India Year Book (Current Affairs)



CSAT (For those weak in CSAT)

1 - πŸ“˜ Cracking the CSAT – Arihant (CSAT – Paper 2)


2 - πŸ“˜ Analytical Reasoning – M. K. Pandey (CSAT – Paper 2: Analytical Reasoning)





Essay (UPSC Mains Essay Paper)

1 - πŸ“™ Selected Contemporary Essays – Saumitra Mohan


2 - πŸ“™ Essays for Civil Services – Pulkit Khare



Indian Since Independence (Part of UPSC Mains GS1 Paper)

1 -  πŸ“˜ India Since Independence Bipan Chandra


2 - πŸ“˜ India After Gandhi – Ramchandra Guha

3 - πŸ“˜ Post-Independence India – Sonali Bansal




World History (Part of UPSC Mains GS1 Paper)

1 - πŸ“™ History of the World – Arjun Dev


2 - πŸ“™ Mastering Modern World History – Norman Lowe

2 - πŸ“™ World History – Krishna Reddy

4 - πŸ“™ Modern World History – Uddipan



Indian Society (Part of UPSC Mains GS1 Paper)

1 - πŸ“˜ Social Problems In India – Ram Ahuja.


2 - πŸ“˜ Social Change in Modern India – M N Srinivas

3 - πŸ“˜ Indian Society – Senthil



Governance (Part of UPSC Mains GS2 Paper)

1 - πŸ“™ Governance in India – Laxmikanth


2 - πŸ“™ Governance in India – M.Karthikeyan

3 - πŸ“™ Essential Current Affairs



Foreign Relations of India (Part of UPSC Mains GS2 Paper)

1 - πŸ“˜ International Relations – Pavneet Singh.


2 - πŸ“˜ Pax Indica – Shashi Tharoor.

3 - πŸ“˜ India and the World – Surendra Kumar



Internal Security (Part of UPSC Mains GS3 Paper)

1 - πŸ“™ Internal Security – M.Karthikeyan.


2 - πŸ“™ Challenges to Internal Security of India – Ashok Kumar.

2 - πŸ“™ India's Internal Security – Raj Kumar.

2 - πŸ“™ India's National Security – Bajpai.



Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude (UPSC Mains GS4 Paper)

1 -  πŸ“˜ Lexicon for Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude – Niraj Kumar.


2 - πŸ“˜ Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude – M. Karthikeyan

3 - πŸ“˜ Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude – Subha Rao




All-in-one manuals for UPSC Civil Services Main Exam

1 - πŸ“™ GS Paper 1 – Arihant  


2 - πŸ“™ GS Paper 2 – Arihant

2 - πŸ“™ GS Paper 3 – Arihant

4 - πŸ“™ GS Paper 4 – Arihant



NUPSC CSE Mains Previous Year Solved

1 - πŸ“˜ IAS General Studies Main Solved Papers – New Vishal


2 - πŸ“˜ IAS Mains General Studies Solved Papers – Heed


3 - πŸ“˜ IAS Mains Chapterwise Solved Papers General Studies – Arihant