7 Best books for IAS Exam Preparation
When it comes to preparation of one of the prestigious exam then books play an essentials role to clear this exam. As we all know that the UPSC conduct’s IAS Exam every year.
Hell lot’s of the candidate are willing to join IAS and they start preparation from the past to years of the date of examination. As everybody knows that UPSC examination is tough, many of them take coaching classes and do lots of stuff to crack this prestigious exam.
What make them success, hard work?? Not at all, well preparation strategy, and smart work lead to success. Preparing form right book leads to success.
In the market, you will find an ample number of books for preparation, but here I m listing the best out of best books for clearing the UPSC Examination.
Here I m listing the best books for IAS exam with detail information i.e. what does books consists of.
1. Indian Polity 5th Edition
The book itself needs no introduction. It is one of the most popular and comprehensive books on the subject and has been a consistent bestseller for many years.
It has become a must-read book for aspirants appearing in various competitive examinations, especially the civil services examinations.
The wide range and scope of issues that it covers also make it valuable to postgraduates, research scholars, academics and general readers who are interested in the country’s political, civil and constitutional issues.
This new, fifth edition, has seven new chapters added, along with four new appendices. The extant chapters have been completely revised and updated with recent developments.
2. Indian Economy
Indian Economy is a comprehensive text, with detailed coverage of all topics in the UPSC Preliminary and Main syllabus.
Written by a subject expert who has several books on economics, contemporary essays etc. to his credit, the book is of immense importance to academics, researchers, aspirants of civil services examinations and those with an abiding passion for the subject.
The book is recommended by UPSC on its reading list. The book is a stellar product, with many years of bestselling performance.
3. A Brief History Of Modern India
Good Book for studying History of Modern India for Civil Service Exams.It is an overall compilation of India’s Struggle For Independence and India After Independence.
4. Certificate Physical and Human Geography
Much of geographical knowledge that one needs to possess is there in this book. And for it, the book is highly relied upon by students appearing for competitive admission examinations or those aspiring to make the grades at competitive examinations held for many government openings by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
The book is divided into two main sections. The first one deals with physical geography, where in-depth information about existing land masses, oceans, types of winds, rivers, glaciation, mountain types, groundwater, rainfall and its global patterns and such existing natural phenomenon is presented in a well-illustrated manner that makes reading a pleasure.
It also has information on Earth’s crust and the various natural forces present in our world. There is a detailed section on earthquakes and volcanoes too.
The second section details about the existing global climatic zones of Savanna, Steppe, Mediterranean, Equatorial and Tropical Monsoon Climate.
Aspects of Human Geography spread over these varied climatic zones, the types of agriculture practised, the urban centres, mineral wealth and the developed industrial belts have also been included.
5. General Studies Based on NCERT Syllabus
In this book, students will find that that the entire syllabus for Civil Services paper 1 appropriately covered in details. Right from the basics to the most complicated topics, every topic has found a place in this book. Students who are preparing for competitive exams can greatly benefit from this book.
The format of the book is very user-friendly and the authors have done quite a bit of research for it. Students will be glad to know that the entire syllabus prescribed for Prelims has been covered in this book.
The book is very useful for students from class six onwards. There are well-written chapters on General Science, Technology, Indian Polity, Constitution, Geography, Indian Economy and History in this book.
As evident from the description, the book pretty much covers all the important topics. Students who want to boost their confidence and learn the basics properly can refer to this book readily.
6. Oxford School ATLAS
Makers of the Atlas have the passion in promoting Knowledge by redefining Wisdom. Neat and Comprehensive Understanding can be Achieved.
Deeper Contemplating Analysis of Economic Maps, thereby Scrutinising the available resources and effective utilities can be Known.
CD Provided is an Added Advantage.
7. India year book / Current affairs (Latest)
The reference book is an authoritative compilation of the complete information about the current affairs of the country, which includes important dignitaries, state policy, public schemes and important data related to demographics, trade, economy and others.
The sections on Current Affairs and General Knowledge portion presented in India 2016 is one of the most authentic information sources as it is officially stamped and released by government publishing house.
A clear, precise and updated population table even presents the latest population estimates for the nation, for a census is only done once in a decade.
Although the book contains much information about the working of the Government, its functioning and its various agencies, it is written in easy to understand the language that is precise and updated.
Additional Best Books for UPSC Exam
As you know that there are ample numbers of books in the market and off course you can’t rely on only one or two books, you have to go through the number of books to clear the UPSC Examination.
Here I m listing the recommended books that will be quite useful to clear UPSC Exam.
When it comes to reasoning and analysing part many of them get worried, of what question will be asked n the examination. So here are the best books for IAS (Especially reasoning part) the most difficult one.
You must buy these books
1. A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning
This revised edition of A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning, while retaining the key strengths and structure of the previous edition, brings to the readers additional questions from various competitive examinations as per the latest pattern and trends.
A section on recent questions (based on memory) and their answers/solutions from different competitive examinations like SSC, SBI-CGL Tier I, AFCAT, SBI (PO), RBI Grade B, etc. has been added.
2. Analytical Reasoning
The book ‘Analytical Reasoning’ is an effective study material to work on one’s logical and Reasoning skills. Authored by M.K. Pandey, the book is specially published keeping in mind the formats and requirements of various competitive exams.
It focuses on establishing the basics around the topic of logic and reasoning. The author uses clear and logical language using comprehensive descriptions of topics like Data Sufficiency, Strengthening and Weakening Arguments, Coded Relationships, Analytical Decision-Making and Evaluating Inferences and explains effectively, allowing the students to grasp the key concepts.
This book provides ample knowledge and sheds light on all crucial aspects of Analytical Reasoning.
The focus of this book is on basics of the subject of logic and reasoning and includes discussions on argument-based questions, assumption-based questions as well as questions based on inference.
3. Manorama Yearbook 2017
Manorama Year Books in English is India’s most popular GK fact book.The 1040 page Yearbook is extremely useful for students preparing for various Competitive and entrance exams.
It is also useful for teachers, Researchers, Media persons and laypersons alike.
It serves as an Up-to-date reference database covering varied topics like Science and Medicine, Space, Environment, Literature, History, 1000 Quiz, Sports,Policies and Schemes of government, Census reports, Election results, Religious Census report, Economic indicators, Art forms, National Days, new Appointments,list of Union Cabinet Ministers, GK, Awards, Books, Cinema, Sports, etc.
The 2017 edition features more than 20 articles by people of eminence such as former RBI Governor Dr. Raghuram Rajan, MP Dr Shashi Tharoor and many others.
4. Manorama Yearbook (Hindi)
The Manorama Yearbook 2016 (Hindi) is the top selling book on General Knowledge in India. It has been used for decades by teachers, students, planners and even people from the media.
It’s 1040 pages are filled with knowledge and information, which can very useful and handy.
The book covers a wide range of topics varying from Science and Medicines, Sports and Quizzes, Literature and Art, History and Environment, latest Government policies, election results, census reports, current economic scenario and much more. It also contains detailed information on the current advances of ISRO along with a vivid account of the advancements in space technology.
There is also a section called “World Panorama and History” which contains details of the major happenings around the world in last year.
5. Economic Survey 2016-17
With detailed analysis of recent developments―-international, domestic, as well as sectoral―-the Survey is the most authoritative and updated source of information on India’s economy.
This year, it analyses radical policy actions by the government, in particular, GST and demonetization, and advocates broader societal shifts for overcoming the meta-challenges like inefficient redistribution, weak state capacity, and ambivalence towards the private sector and property rights.
Embracing ‘Big Data’, the Survey produces the first-ever estimate of the flow of goods and people within the country, to assess the effectiveness of targeting of major current schemes. Further, it brings to the fore a discussion on Universal Basic Income as a means of achieving social justice and economic productivity.