Booklist For UPSC Prelims And Mains 2022

Complete Booklist for UPSC : NCERT Books Needed For UPSC Prelims And Mains Preparation

Reading NCERT textbooks is essential for your IAS exam preparation and if you have a question on your mind about which NCERT books to study for UPSC, then here are some relevant UPSC books from the NCERT catalogue.

Ideally, it would help if you worked your way through all UPSC-related books from class 6 to class 12. But even in these books, some topics are more important than the others, so here’s the list of all important NCERT books for IAS and topics which are essential for the civil services exam.

This article tries to answer the question, ‘Which NCERT books are important for the IAS exam?’ and gives a detailed NCERT book list for UPSC preparation.

These NCERT books required for the Civil Services Exam will help you in both UPSC Prelims and Mains.

Subject Wise Booklist For UPSC Prepration

Booklist for upsc

NCERT BOOKS FOR UPSC

The UPSC CSE Syllabus for Prelims and Mains examination is comprehensive and requires a lot of information sources to address the challenges of the UPSC question paper adequately.

Here, we are giving the list of NCERT books for the IAS 2021 Prelims & Mains Examination. This UPSC book list drawn from the NCERT Book Catalog will help the aspirants to prepare for the exam thoroughly.

This list includes books for UPSC prelims and books for IAS mains. The download link for all essential NCERT books for UPSC – IAS is given at the end of the article.

 

NCERT Books for General Studies Paper I

UPSC Preparation Books from NCERT History Books:

History: NCERT Class VI – Our Past

History: NCERT Class VII – Our Past -I

History: NCERT Class VIII – Our Past II and III

History: NCERT Class IX – India and the Contemporary World – I

History: NCERT Class IX – India and the Contemporary World – II

History: NCERT Class X – Themes In World History

History: NCERT Class XII – Themes In Indian History – I

History: NCERT Class XII – Themes in Indian History – II

History: NCERT Class XII – Themes In Indian History – III

Also read- UPSC Topper Subham Kumar Biography

NCERT Books about Indian Society for UPSC exam:

Indian Society: NCERT Class VI – Social Science: Social & Political Life I

Indian Society: NCERT Class VII – Social Science: Social & Political Life II

Indian Society: NCERT Class VIII – Social Science: Social & Political Life III

Indian Society: NCERT Class XI – Sociology: Understanding Society

Indian Society: NCERT Class XII – Indian Society

Indian Society: NCERT Class XII – Social Change and Development in India

IAS aspirants can also refer the class 12 book for Sociology.

NCERT Indian Art and Culture books for UPSC:

Art & Culture: NCERT Class XI – An Introduction to Indian Art

Art & Culture: NCERT Class XI – Living Craft Traditions of India (Chapters 9 & 10)

UPSC Preparation Books from NCERT Geography Books for IAS:

Geography: NCERT Class VI – The Earth Our Habitat

Geography: NCERT Class VII – Our Environment

Geography: NCERT Class VIII – Resource and Development

Geography: NCERT Class IX – Contemporary India – I

Geography: NCERT Class X – Contemporary India – II

Geography: NCERT Class XI – Fundamentals of Physical Geography

Geography: NCERT Class XI – India – Physical Environment

Geography: NCERT Class XII – Fundamentals of Human Geography

Geography: NCERT Class XII – India – People and Economy

Additional IAS preparation books for reference: Old NCERT books for History (Pre 2000s):

Ancient India (class XI) by RS Sharma:

This covers the ancient Indian history syllabus completely

Alternative Published version: India’s Ancient Past – RS Sharma: Covers all of the NCERT syllabi for IAS and is more detailed in all aspects. Should be a good substitute

Medieval India (class IX) by Satish Chandra

Alternative Published version: History of Medieval India – Satish Chandra: More detailed than the NCERT but less easy to read. NCERT would be better

Modern India (class X) by Bipin Chandra: Best book for UPSC Medieval History

Alternative Published version: India Before Independence: Bipan Chandra’s published book is readily available and is more comprehensive, but the NCERT is more objective and more comfortable to read

World History (Class X): Should be enough for an intro to world history

Continue reading below to know which NCERT books to study for IAS for General Studies Paper-II.

NCERT UPSC Preparation Books for General Studies Paper-II:

Polity NCERT Books for UPSC

Polity: NCERT Class IX – Political Science:

Democratic Politics Part – I

Polity: NCERT Class X – Political Science:

Democratic Politics Part – II

Polity: NCERT Class XI – Political Science: Indian Constitution at Work

Polity: NCERT Class XI – Political Science: Political Theory

Polity: NCERT Class XII – Political Science

 I: Contemporary World Politics

Polity: NCERT Class XII – Political Science II: Politics in India since Independence

For Polity: Class 9 to 12 NCERT books should be read in detail, with a focus on 11th and 12th (of which World Politics, only if time permits).

Read on for information on which books to read for UPSC GS Paper III.

UPSC Books from NCERT for General Studies Paper III:

NCERT Books on Economy for UPSC

Economy: NCERT Class IX – Economics

Economy: NCERT Class X –

Understanding Economic Development

Economy: NCERT Class XI – Indian Economic Development

Economy: NCERT Class XII – Introductory Microeconomics

Economy: NCERT Class XII – Introductory Macroeconomics

Science & Technology IAS Preparation

Booklist for UPSC Science: NCERT Class VI

Science: NCERT Class VII

Science: NCERT Class VIII

Science: NCERT Class IX

Science: NCERT Class X

Science: NCERT Class XI – Chemistry:

Unit 14 & Biology: Units 4 & 5
Science: NCERT Class XII – Chemistry:

Unit 16 & Biology: Units 8, 9 & 10
UPSC Books from NCERT on Environment & Ecology

Science: Class XII – Biology: last four Chapters (13 to 16)

For Economics: Reference of class 9 to 12 NCERT books for IAS should be ideal, but if you are familiar with the subject, class 11 and some chapters in class 11 and class 12 (micro + macro) would be sufficient. So, read selectively!

For Science: Refer textbooks of class IX and X that would be good enough for your IAS exam preparation.

NCERT for Civil Services GS IV.

Ethics: NCERT Class XII – Psychology: Not too significant from the exam perspective, however good for some basics. Read selectively.

Must read Booklist For UPSC from NCERT book catalogue

Here’s a class-wise list of must-read NCERT Books for UPSC Civil Services Examination 2021:

Classwise Booklist For UPSC

6th Booklist For UPSC

History: Our Past

Geography: The Earth Our Habitat

Social Science: Social & Political Life I

Science: Science: Class VI

7th Booklist For UPSC

History: Our Past – II

Geography: Our Environment

Social Science: Social & Political Life II

Science: Science – Class VII

8th Booklist For UPSC

History: Our Past III – Part I & II

Geography: Resource and Development

Social Science: Social & Political Life III

Science: Science – Class VIII

9th Booklist For UPSC

History: India and the Contemporary World-I

Geography: Contemporary India – I

Political Science: Democratic Politics Part – I

Science: Class IX

Economics: Economics

10th Booklist For UPSC

History: India and the Contemporary World – II

Geography: Contemporary India – II

Political Science: Democratic Politics Part – II

Science: Class X

Economics: Understanding Economic Development

Also Read- Best Current affairs magazines for UPSC

11th Books For UPSC

History: Themes in World History
Geography:

Fundamentals Of Physical Geography
India– Physical Environment

Science:

Chemistry: Unit 14

Biology: Unit 4 & 5

Economics: Indian Economic Development

Sociology: Understanding Society
Political Science: Indian Constitution at Work

Indian Culture: Booklist For UPSC

An Introduction to Indian Art
Living Craft Traditions of India (Chapters 9 & 10)

12th class booklist for UPSC

History: Themes in Indian History
Geography:

Fundamentals Of Human Geography
India – People & Economy

Science:
Chemistry: Unit 16
Biology: Unit 8, 9 & 10

Economics: Introductory Macroeconomics

Sociology booklist for UPSC

Indian Society

Social Change and Development in India

Political Science: Contemporary World Politics

We are sure that the comprehensive UPSC Books list from NCERT that we have provided in this article will help you save time during IAS Preparation.

We hope now that your query ‘Which NCERT books should I read for UPSC?’ has been answered and you have the complete list of NCERT UPSC preparation books so that you can start your IAS preparation today!

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