Useful Books for UPSC Civil Service Preliminary Examination 2019


Useful Books for UPSC Civil Service Preliminary Examination 2019

UPSC IAS is one of the most competitive as well as prestigious examination. There are basically two major stages of clearing UPSC IAS exam, namely, Preliminary and Mains. The preliminary exam consists of General Studies Paper 1 and Paper 2.

Furthermore, the UPSC IAS Preliminary examination is going to be held in June 2019. Therefore, it is crucial to begin your practice. Before you begin, it is also crucial to know about study material. To help you with the same, we have compiled a list of books you can use to start preparing for your UPSC IAS 2019 exam.

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Here is the list of useful books enlisted subject-wise, which can help begin your preparation for UPSC IAS 2019 examination:

Ancient Indian History
Ancient Indian History R.S. Sharma
Medieval Indian History
Medieval Indian History History of Medieval India – Satish Chandra
Indian Modern History
History of Modern India 

India’s Struggle for Independence 

A Brief History of Modern India – Spectrum 

Bipan Chandra

Bipan Chandra

Rajiv Ahir

Indian Art and Culture Nitin Singhania
Certificate Physical and Human Geography 

Geography of India 

Goh Cheng Leong

Majid Hussain

The Oxford School Atlas Oxford
NCERT books from Class 6 to 12 is adequate. While studying these books, seek help from Oxford School Atlas.
Environment and Ecology
Environment Shankar IAS Academy
Indian Polity
Indian Polity for Civil Services Examination  M. Laxmikant
  1. Indian Economy
  2. Economic Survey
Ramesh Singh
Important report published by the Government of India and other sources
Development of Indian Economy NCERT of Class 11
Science & Tech
  1. NCERT’s book from class 6 to 10

2. Vivas Panorama

Current Affairs
  1. OnlineTyari’s Website (
  2. OnlineTyari Current Affairs Video
  3. OnlineTyari Current Affairs PDF Digest


  • Apart from these books, it is beneficial to study IGNOU’s notes, plans, and Kurukshetra and India 2019.
  • Be sure to see the questions of past years as the question here is likely to be repeated.

Textbooks for CSAT

 1 Mathematics R S. Agarwal
 2 Reasoning R S. Agarwal
 3 Modern Hindi Grammar and Composition Vasudevanandan Prasad
 4 General English  J.K. Chopra


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