Suggested Readings for General Studies

1. Indian History - India Struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra; NCERT Books ( XI & XII )
2. Geography - Spectrum
3. Indian Polity - Constitution of India by Bakshi
4. Indian Economy - Plus One, Plus Two Books, Pratiyogita Darpan
5. General Science - Tata McGraw Hill Guide
6. Mental Ability - Quantitative Aptitude by R.S. Aggarwal
7. Current Affairs - Some magazines and Newspapers

· The Hindu/The Times of India

· Frontline

· Civil Service Chronicle

· Chanakya

· Competition WIZARD

· Civil Services Today

8. Guides

· Tata Mc Graw Hill

· Spectrum

· Unique

Topic Wise Reference

Indian History & Culture:
NCERT (+ 2 level) — Ancient India, Medieval India, Modern India.
Publications Division : Gazetteer of India (Vol 2 : History & Culture)
Gandhi Nehru Tagore & Ambedkar — Gopal Krishna
Bipin Chandra - Modern India
A.C. Banerjee - History of Modern India

Raghavan Aiyer — Mahatma Gandhi

NCERT : Physical Geography of India for X - XII Std
A Good School Atlas
Sharma & Cotinho : Economic and Commercial Geography of India.
Khullar: India- A Comprehensive Geography
Charles Farro : General Principles of World Geography
Charles Farro : Monsoon Asia Reports published by Centre for Science and Environment And Tata Energy Research Institute
National journal - Kurukshetra, Yojana etc.
Down to earth

Indian Economy:
NCERT (+1 level)—Evolution of Indian Economy(I C Dhingra).
Mishra & Puri or Dutt & Sundaram - Indian Economy
Economic Survey
The Economic Times
Business Standard

Social and National Issues:
Social Problem - Ram Ahuja
Social Welfare Magazine - Published by ministry of social welfare
IIPA Journal

Indian Polity:
NCERT (+1 level)—Indian Political System
N.L. Madan: Bhartiya Rajya Vyavastha
D.D. Basu—Indian Constitution
Kashyap—Constitution of India
Publication Division—Subhash C. Kashyap: Our Parliament
P.M. Bakshi—Indian Constitution
Our Constitution : Subhash C. Kashyap
Perspective on Constitution : S.C. Kashyap
Frontline Magazine
IIPA Journal

Science & Technology:
NCERT : (10 level) : Science, (+2 level) : Biology.
Popular Science Series (CSIR)
Reports of the Ministry of Science and Technology

Science Reporter
Science and Technology in India - Spectrum

(NCERT +1 level) Elementary Statistics
S.C.Gupta : Statistical Methods

India and the World:
Journal of Peace Studies
World Focus
Strategic Analysis
South Asian Journal

Other Books:
1. India Year Book latest
2. One competitive Magazine
3. Guides like Tata McGraw Hill, Spectrum or Unique For General Reference
4. The Pearson General Studies Manual