IAS Preparation:Top 10 Best Books for IAS Aspirants Must Read Books,Way to Crack Their Goal


IAS Preparation:Top 10 Best Books for IAS Aspirants Must Read Books,Way to Crack Their Goal

IAS or UPSC Civil Services Exam is one of the Difficult Exam in India.You should be very hardworking to crack the IAS.

Clearing the IAS Exam is not a week process it take  months to crack IAS.But the Proper Guidance and relevant Study material is the most important thing a aspirant must need.

There are Plenty of Books available online for IAS aspirants and choosing the right one is the most difficult task as there is always the confusion that which book to grab first.And IF you are thinking of making a serious attempt at UPSC preparation then the Best Books are the Most important Thing to consider about.

Keeping in minds these facts we have listed the Top 10 Best Books for IAS Aspirants that we recommend to every appearing candidate must read for the UPSC preparation.These books helps you in cracking UPSC exam.The recommendation is totally based on the reviews of Ex-aspirants of IAS.

So here is the List!

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#1 India After Gandhi: The History of the World’s Largest Democracy 




‘India after Gandhi: The History of the World’s Largest Democracy’ by Ramachandra Guha recalls the struggle, pain and the glories of world’s largest democracy. The book chronicles and highlights the conflicts that rocked the nation and the extraordinary factors that made India a great nation.

Guha, an Indian historian published the book under Harper Collins in 2007. Chosen as the ‘Book of the Year’ by The Wall Street Journal, The Economic, it talks about India and the Indians after they gained independence from the British Raj (British Empire) in the year 1947.

Apart from covering all the major events and personalities, the book also covers the lives of tribal, workers and farmers and their contribution in the making of the world’s largest democracy.

#2 Indian Economy 




The book, ‘Indian Economy’ is prepared according to the structure and format of the Civil Services examination and covers the entire syllabus of the subject of Indian Economy. Written in simple and lucid language, the book provides explanation to all important topics of the Indian Economy and enables students to learn about the subject with ease. Written by Ramesh Singh, the noted author, this book follows the framework given by Union Public Service Commission which conducts this examination. Plus, along with detailed notes it contains useful practice material that enables students to prepare effectively.

Plus, at the end it includes multiple choice questions so that students can practice and consult the answer as well for reference.

#3 Indian Economy: Performance and Policies: 2015 – 16 



The book gives a detailed coverage of the Indian Economy under five sections: I. Basic Issue in economic development: institutional framework and policy regimes; II. Growth and distributional issues: poverty, inequality and employment; III. Current perspectives in Indian agriculture: growth, productivity, constraints and price; IV. Industry and services sector; V. Financial sector and external sector.

This book is specially designed for the new course, keeping in mind the original studies. In this book the author has used simple language without compromising on the matter. This book of Indian Economy is one of the best in understanding the performance and policies adopted during pre and post reform period. It covers all the challenges the Indian Economy is facing.

#4 The Wonder That Was India: 1 




This book covers comprehensive Indian history that includes culture, religion, governance, social evolution, tradition, languages, philosophy and science. It reveals the glorious pas of India from the time of Harappa civilization and settlement to Aryan invasion theory.

The book also highlights some common beliefs and influences in Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. All regions in India are influenced by each other, but it was Jainism and Buddhism that mainly brought non-violence and vegetarian aspect into Indian religions.

For those who are looking forward to learn some interesting facts about Indian history and culture, the book contains almost everything: from traces of ancient invasions to modern-day evolution for the readers to enjoy and gain knowledge about.

#5 Geography of India 




Majid Husain’s book “Geography of India” is a comprehensive book on the subject which is very popular amongst students preparing for various competitive examinations. The book covers almost all the topics of Indian Geography.

Geography can be deemed as the study of the link between people and the environment they live in. It is also recognized as the study of places and the inhabitants that come along with them.

The book is a great help for aspirants who are looking to crack the Civil Services exams as it covers almost all aspects of the Geography of India, which is often a topic with high weightage in the exam. This book is also a great help for students who have picked up the subject of Geography for their graduation. “Geography of India” is a good book for readers who are interested in knowing more about the largest democracy on planet earth, India.

#6 Indian Polity 4th Edition 




This book has been specifically designed to meet the academic needs of the civil services’ aspirants. With this handy resource, a reader can gain perspective on numerous features of the political system in the country as well as the trends.

Divided into as many as 11 parts, the part one of the Indian Polity focuses on Indian constitutional framework while the part two sheds light on the system of the Government of India. The next three parts of the book provide details about the Central, State and Local Governments and their individual ways of governing while the sixth and seventh parts deal with the Constitutional Bodies and UTs of the India Union. Detailed information on non-constitutional bodies, other constitutional dimensions and working of the Indian constitution have been covered in rest of the parts.

Written in easy and clear language, Indian Polity’s appendices include A-Z aspects of Indian politics including but not limited to articles of the constitution, constitutional amendments, ministries and departments of the central government.

#7 March of the Indian Economy 




The book, ‘March of the Indian Economy’ is a useful book for all students who are preparing for the Civil services examination. This book reveals all the facets of the Indian economy and enables students to gather information in a detailed manner. This book is an extensive compilation of all topics related to Indian economy.

The book is authored by I.C. Dhingra and is published by Heed Publications Pvt Ltd.The basic idea of this book is to present all the information and knowledge of the Indian economy in a simple and engaging format which makes it easier for students to understand.

#8 India Since Independence 




With a total of 41 chapters, including the Foreign Policy: The Nehru Era, Agricultural Growth and Green Revolution and The Rajiv Years, the book provides a concise and updated overview of India and its economic growth story, besides the drift in the Indian political system since 1947. In doing so, the book also does analyze important political personalities like Indira Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and Atal Bihari Vajpayee, to name a few.


#9 India’s Struggle for Independence 




India’s struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra is your go to book for an in-depth and detailed overview on Indian independence movement . Indian freedom struggle is one of the most important parts of its history. A lot has been written and said about it, but there still remains a gap. Rarely do we get to hear accounts of the independence from the entire country and not just one region at one place. This book fits in perfectly in this gap and also provides a narration on the impact this movement had on the people. Bipin Chandra’s book is a well-documented history of India’s freedom struggle against the British rule. It is one of the most accurate books which have been painstakingly written after thorough research based on legal and valid verbal and written sources.

#10 Introduction to the Constitution of India 




Introduction to the Constitution of India by Acharya Dr. Durga Das Basu is a comprehensive book that caters to the academic requirements of various institutions and Universities in India.

The book is considered suitable for students enrolled in study programs in political science, law and other competitive exams where an aspirant’s knowledge about the Constitution of India is tested.

The book comprises of a detailed historical background of the Indian Constitution. It also touches upon the latest developments related to the Indian Constitution; currently, the twenty-second edition of Introduction to the Constitution of India is available for sale; the book is published by LexisNexis.


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