UPSC CSE complete booklist (prelims+mains) in 2021

Hello, You must be preparing for UPSC civil service examination and If you are looking for the UPSC CSE complete booklist then you are at the right place.
 
Today in this article I will tell you the UPSC complete booklist for civil service examination. 
 
UPSC CSE complete booklist

 

I have tried my level best to write this article from the perspective of a beginner aspirant who is starting from level zero.
This article is specifically for those aspirants who want to prepare for the UPSC CSE examination from their home.
 
Let’s start!
 

BOOKLIST FOR PRELIM

1. HISTORY-

  • Class 6-8 NCERT (For basic understanding)
  • Ancient and medieval History- Old Ncert for class 11th and 12th.
  • Modern History – Old History for class 11 and 12th, Spectrum
2. GEOGRAPHY-
3. ART AND CULTURE
  • Fine Arts Ncert class 11th
  • Only IAS youtube videos for Art and culture
4. ECONOMICS
  • Ncert class 11th and 12th(Only macroeconomy portion)
  • Sriram IAS notes or Ramesh Singh book
5. POLITY
  • Ncert class 6-8 (For basic understanding)
  • Ncert class 9-12 (To understand more on democracy and federalism)
  • Indian Polity by M. Laxmikant
6. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
  • NCERT Class 8-12
  • Daily newspaper
7. ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT
  • Ncert class 12th biology(Last 4 chapters only)
  • Shankar IAS
8. SOCIETY
  • Class 12th NCERT
  • Government schemes compilation by VisionIAS
9. CSAT (PAPER-2)-

BOOKLIST FOR MAINS

1. GENERAL STUDIES-1

 
a. HISTORY-
b. SOCIETY-
  • Class 12th Ncert
  • Editorials
  • RSTV Big picture
  • Yojna magazine
c. GEOGRAPHY-
  • Ncert class 9th-12th
  • GC Leong
  • Videos by M.S. Rajtanil Solanki in Mrunal

2. GENERAL STUDIES-2

a. POLITY-
  • M.Laxmikant
  • PRS monthly compilation for policies
b. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS-
  • Newspaper editorials
  • RSTV Big pictures 

3. GENERAL STUDIES-3

  • Economics survey summary- Yojna special edition or by vision IAS
  • VisionIAS notes
  • Internal Security- ALS booklet
  • International Relations- Newspaper editorials

4. GENERAL STUDIES-4

  • Lexicon book
  • ARC reports (Relevant parts according to syllabus)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1) Can I clear UPSC without coaching?
 
Ans- Yes, one can clear the UPSC CSE examination without coaching. But may not be everyone can do it. it depends upon the efficiency of the aspirant in self-study. If you are good at self-study then you can clear this exam without any coaching.
 
2) Is Laxmikant enough for polity UPSC?
 
Ans- Laxmikant can help you in fetching the full mark in the polity section of the exam. The book is written in a very lucid language which is very easy to understand.
 
3) Is Ncert books enough for IAS?
 
Ans. Ncert books are the first books in UPSC preparation. These can be studied for clearing of your fundamentals. Ncert books along with reference books can be studied for better performance.
 
So that’s it, hope you have liked this article and I think this UPSC booklist will help you in your preparation.
 
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