• General Studies Manual:Before you get any other book for IAS get a GS manual as it covers all aspects of Paper 1 in good detail. It is also useful from revision point of view. Besides, if you don't get enough time to study text books the second best option is to go through a good GS manual.
  • Modern History: India's Struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra
  • Ancient and Medieval History: NCERT text books of class VIII to X
  • General Science: NCERT text books of class IX and X
  • Geography: NCERT text books class XI and XII + a good Atlas +Certificate Course in Physical Geography by Goh Cheng Leong
  • Indian Economy: Spectrum's books on Economy + Economic Survey for figures and analysis
  • Current Affairs: Manorama Year Book + The Hindu newspaper + a good magazine like Civil Services Chronicle
  • Polity: Our Constitution by Subhash Kashyap + bare constitution containing just the articles

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