Must Read (OLD & NEW) NCERTs for IAS Preparation

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As you start your preparation for the IAS/ UPSC exam, you would be advised to give a good read to the standard NCERT textbooks before catching up on with the advanced material.

Recommended Books for IAS Prep (Amazon links on pics)

#1. Indian Polity by Laxmikanth

#2. Environment (Shankar’s IAS)

#3. Physical and Human Geography by Goh Cheng Leong

#4. India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra

#5. India Since Independence

#6. Indian Art and Culture


Download NCERTs (OLD & NEW) from these links

#1. History – Old NCERTs + TN Ncerts

#2. History – NEW NCERTs (right click to download)

#3. Indian Art & Culture (right click to download)

#4. Indian Polity (right click to download)

#5. Economics (right click to download)

#6. Geography (right click to download)

#7. Science NCERTs (Class 6 – 12) (click to access the folder)

#8. Sociology NCERTs (right click to download)

#9. Other Reference Books

If you wish to start your preparation in the earnest, make sure you read this blog on Detailed strategy for cracking IAS examination for the beginners

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