Book List and Apps

MUST READ BOOKS FOR UPSC
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1) Introduction to the Constitution of India 20 Edition

2) India Since Independence – Bipan Chandra

3) India’s Struggle For Independence – Bipan Chandra

4) Indian Economy : For Civil Services Examinations 6th Edition (2014) – Ramesh Singh

5) Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations 4th Edition – Laxmikanth

6)Geography of India- Majid Hussain – 5th Edition

7) Ethics In Governance

8)India After Gandhi: The History Of The World’s Largest Democracy

9) Mastering Modern World History -5th Edition, Norman Lowe

10) Select Constitutions: 16th Edition – S Chand

11) Challenge And Strategy : Rethinking India’s Foreign Policy – Rajiv Sikri

12) India’s Foreign Policy – Muchkund Dubey

13) History of the World from the Late Nineteenth to the Early Twenty First Century – Arjun Dev

14) Social Problems in India 2 Edition – Ram Ahuja

15) Politics and Ethics of the Indian Constitution

16) Public Institutions in India: Performance and Design – PRATAP BHANU MEHTA

17) Certificate Physical and Human Geography – Goh Cheng Leong

18) India’s National Security – A Reader

19) Indian Social System – Ram Ahuja

  • Current Affairs – Newspapers, Insights on India Daily Current Events (daily + revision 2 weeks before Mains), Vision IAS monthly Current affairs notes, Shankar IAS’s Civilspedia Current affairs notes, general reading online on relevant topics
  • Newspapers – The Hindu, Times of India, Editorials from Economic Times
  • Magazines – None this year due to paucity of time (used to read Frontline and Wizard in 2011-12)

Here I suggest you some Android apps for your
IAS exam preparations.
1. Daily hunt
2. Civils daily
3. Pratiyogita darpan
4. IAS duniya
5. The Hindu
6. Clear IAS
7. PIB
8. Current affairs jogaran Josh

9. Shankar IAS Academy

10 .Civil Service guide
11.  Ncert books app

Sociology

Paper 1

  1. C N Shankar Rao – Introduction to sociology
  2. Shankar IAS notes
  3. Haralambos – very important book according to me (understood Mead thanks to this book!)
  4. IGNOU BA Notes – selectively. (Did all units on thinkers thoroughly)
  5. Ritzer for Thinkers
  6. Collins Dictionary for Sociology – for concept clarity

Paper 2

  1. C N Shankar Rao – Introduction to sociology
  2. Shankar IAS notes
  3. IGNOU BA Notes  – selectively
  4. Nagla for Indian Thinkers
  5. Nadeem Hasnain – Tribal India selectively
  6. Ram Ahuja – very few topics
  7. Year Book for programmes/schemes
  8. Spectrum History – for national movement
  9. Online resources for few topics
  10. Newspaper articles/editorials on social issues
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