Essential Books

Subject wise essential books for UPSC Prelims


1. Polity

Indian polity by M. Laxmikanth



2. History

a)India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra

b)NCERT Class 12 – Themes in history part 1,2 and 3



3. Economy

Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh



4. Geography

a)Certificate Physical Geography by G.C.Leong

b)NCERT Class 11 – India’s Physical Geography


c) Khullar’s Comprehensive Geography



5. For Environment and Science

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