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10 'Must-Read' Books For UPSC-CSE (IAS) Preparation

Lesson 5 of 30 • 5290 upvotes • 9:50 mins

Roman Saini

The lesson begins with stating that the first book to read is by M. Laxmikanth on Indian polity. The next book to focus on is A Brief History of Modern India by Rajiv Ahir and also tells you which parts of the book you should pay more attention to. The next book to read is NCERT's from 6th to the 12th class. After this, we must do some selective reading from India After Gandhi or India since Independence, followed by Certificate Physical and Human Geography by GC Leong. The next book, Atlas: Oxford or BlackSwan is very crucial, then we have Indian Economy by Sanjiv Verma or Ramesh Singh. The last few books that are a must read are Shankar Notes on Environment and Ecology, Economic Survey, Lexicon or G. Subba Rao: Ethics. The last part of the lesson gives an overview of other material that can also be referred to.


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