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3rd August 2014, 10:22 AM
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Re: Reference books for the Deputy Collector exam

As you want to get the list of some of the best Reference books for the Deputy Collector exam so here it is for you;

I want to tell you that you can become Deputy Collector by giving you state’s Civil Services exam

Here for your reference I am giving you the list of some of the best reference books for IAS exam:

Preliminary IAS (General Studies)
 History books of Classes XI and XII – NCERT
 Freedom Struggle (NET) – Bipin Chandra

World Geography – including Indian Geography Good books
 Principles of Geography (Class XII-Part I, II)
 General Geography of India (Class XII) Part I – NCERT
 Geography of India – Resources and Regional Development Part II (Class XII) – NCERT
 Physical Geography – Leong
 Atlas

Indian Polity Good book
 Introduction to Indian Constitution – D.D. Basu Related

Indian Economy
 Evolution of Indian Economy – NCERT
 Indian Economy – Dutt and Sundharam.
 Indian Economy – Mishra and Puri

General Science
 NCERT books on Science.
 Science and Technology supplements in the Newspapers and magazines.

Current Events of National and International importance
 One major National Daily – Either The Times of India or The Hindu.
 Newsweeklies like India Today or/and Outlook
 Current Events – Spectrum

General Mental Ability
 No special preparation is required in this area. But some practice may be done from any exercise books or quantitative aptitude. In fact, an intelligent calculation is the basic requirement for this topic.

Main (General Studies)

History of Modern India
 India’s struggle for Independence – Bipan Chandra and others.
 Modern India – NCERT.
 Freedom Struggle (NBT) – Bipan Chandra
 Modern India – IGNOU
Note: -If one is hard pressed for time, he/she may skip the Modern India and Freedom Struggle.

Indian Culture
 Art and Culture portions of history books and Gazetteer of India.
 Culture Chapter (s) in the India Year Book.
 Encyclopaedia of Indian Culture. A good library invariably has more than one encyclopaedia on Indian Art and Culture selected notes may be taken from it.
 Books on culture / cultural topics brought out by Publications Division of Ministry of Information and broadcasting and National Book Trust.

Current Affairs
 At least one major national newspaper – either The Times of India or The Hindu
 Newsweeklies like India Today or/and Outlook
 Current Affairs and News Analysis of BBC.
 Current events – Spectrum

 Book on Statistics (Class XI) – NCERT

Indian Polity and Constitution
 Introduction to the Constitution of India – D.D. Basu.
 Our Parliament – S.C. Kashyap

Indian Geography and Economy
 Indian Geography (Class XI and XII) – NCERT
 Yozna
 Indian Economy – Dutt and Sundharam/Mishra and Puri
 The editorial page of the Economic Times.

Science and Technology
 Science and Technology section of the Wednesday edition of the newspaper ‘The Hindu’.
 Science and Technology Published by the Spectrum.
 Yozna contains science and environment related topics.
1. Indian History – India Struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra; NCERT Books ( XI & XII )
2. Geography – Spectrum
3. Indian Polity – Constitution of India by Bakshi
4. Indian Economy – Plus One, Plus Two Books, Pratiyogita Darpan
5. General Science – Tata Mc Graw Hill Guide
6. Mental Ability – Quantitative Apitude by R.S. Aggarwal
7. Current Affairs – Some magazines and Newspapers
i. The Hindu/The Times of India
ii. Frontline
iii. Civil Service Chronicle
iv. Chanakya
v. Competition WIZARD
vi. Civil Services Today
8. Guides
1. Tata Mc Graw Hill
2. Spectrum
3. Unique

Books on Indian History & Culture:
 NCERT (+ 2 level): Ancient India, Medieval India, Modern India.
 Publication Division : Gazetteer of India (Vol 2 : History & Culture)
 Gandhi Nehru Tagore & Ambedkar : Gopal Krishna
 Bipin Chandra – Modern India
 A.C.Banerjee – History of Modern India Raghavan Aiyer : Mahatma Gandhi

Books on Geography:
 NCERT : Physical Geography of India for X – XII Std
 A Good School Atlas
 Sharma & Cotinho : Economic and Commercial Geography of India.
 Khullar : India- A Comprehnsive Geography
 Charles Farro : General Principles of World Geography
 Charles Farro : Monsoon Asia Reports published by Centre for Science and Enviornment And Tata Energy Research Institute
 National journal – Kurukshetra, Yojana etc.
 Down to earth

Books on Indian Economy:
 NCERT (+1 level) : Evolution of Indian Economy(I C Dhingra).
 Mishra & Puri or Dutt & Sundaram – Indian Economy
 Economic Survey
 The Economic Times,Business Standard
 Yojana

Books on Social and National Issues :
 Social Problem – Ram Ahuja
 Social Welfare Magazine – Published by ministry of social welfare
 Yojana/Kurukshetra
 IIPa Journal

Books on Indian Polity:
 NCERT (+1 level) : Indian Political System
 N.L. Madan : Bhartiya Rajya Vyavastha
 D.D. Basu: Indian Constitution
 Kashyap: Constitution of India
 Publication Division : Subhash C. Kashyap : Our Parliament
 P.M. Bakshi: Indian Constitution
 Our Constitution : Subhash C. kashyap
 Perspective on Constitution : S.C. Kashyap
 Frontline Magazine
 IIPa Journal

Books on Science & Technology:
 NCERT : (10 level) : Science, (+2 level) : Biology.
 Popular Science Series (CSIR)
 Reports Of the Ministry of Science and Technology Yojana
 Science Reporter
 Science and Technology in India – Spectrum
 Books on Statistics:
 (NCERT +1 level) Elementary Statistics
 S.C.Gupta : Statistical Methods

Books on India and the World :
 Journal of peace Studies
 World Focus
 Strategic Analysis
 South Asian Journal

Other Books for General Studies:
1. India Year Book latest
2. One competitive Magazine
3. Guides like Tata Mc Graw Hill, Spectrum or Unique For General Reference
4. The Pearson General Studies Manual
17th September 2019, 07:50 AM
Re: Reference books for the Deputy Collector exam

Hi buddy here I am looking for Reference books for the Deputy Collector exam , so will you plz let me know some of the good preparation books list , so that i could start my study for this exam ??
17th September 2019, 07:51 AM
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Re: Reference books for the Deputy Collector exam

As you are asking for Reference books for the Deputy Collector exam preparation so on your demand I am giving bellow their name here:

General Studies Paper I

General Studies Manual - Paper 1 by Manohar Pandey
General Studies Paper I for Civil Services Preliminary Examination byMajid Husain, D R Khullar, N K Bajaj, N D Arora, Ashok Kumar Singh
General Studies - Paper I For Civil Services Preliminary Examination by Edgar Thorpe, Showick Thorpe
General Studies Paper I by MHE
Indian History

History of Modern India by Bipan Chandra
India's Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra
India's Ancient Past by R.S.Sharma
A Brief History Of Modern India by Rajiv Ahir
A History of Medieval India by Chandra Satish
Concise History of Modern India for Civil Services Examination by Sujata Menon
A New Look at Modern Indian History: Form 1707 To The Modern Times by B.L. Grover, Alka Mehta

Art & Culture

The Wonder That Was India by A.L. Bhasham
Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania
Indian Geography

Oxford School Atlas Oxford. (Geography)
Geography of India by Majid Husain ,TMH Publishing
Certificate Physical and Human Geography by Goh Cheng Leong
Indian and World Geography: Objective Questions with Explanatory Notes for Civil Services Preliminary Examination by D.R. Khullar
Oxford School Atlas by Oxford
Indian Polity

Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth
Introduction to the Constitution of India by D.D.Basu
Magbook Indian Polity & Governance by Arihant Publication
Indian Polity, Governance and National Movement for Civil Services Preliminary Examination - Paper 1 by N D Arora, Access Publishing
Indian Economy

Indian Economy Book by Ramesh Singh
The Indian Economy Book by Sanjiv Verma
Indian Economy: Performance and Policies: by Uma Kapila

Environment for Civil Services Prelims and Mains and Other Competitive Examinations Paperback by D R Khullar, J A C S Rao
Environmental Studies: From Crisis to Cure Book by R. Rajagopalan
General Studies Paper II

General Studies Paper II by MHE
General Studies Paper 2 for Civil Services Preliminary Examination by V. Sasikumar, N.D. Arora, Prem Sahajpal
CSAT - Solved Papers for Civil Services Preliminary Examination (General Studies Paper II) by Access
General Studies Paper II For Civil Services Preliminary Examination by Edgar Thorpe, Showick Thorpe
Cracking the CSAT Paper-2 by Arihant Experts
Books for Mains:

IAS Mains General Studies Paper 1 INDIAN HERITAGE & CULTURE HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY OF THE WORLD & SOCIETY by Arihant Experts (Reference Manual GS-1)
History of Modern World by Jain, Mathur (History GS-1)
Social Problems In India by Ram Ahuja (Indian Society GS-1)
India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy by Ramachandra Guha (World History GS-1)
Governance for Growth in India (Governance GS-2)
Pax Indica: India and the World of the 21st Century by Shashi Tharoor (Foreign Policy GS-2)
India and the World: Through the Eyes of Indian Diplomats by Surendra Kumar (Foreign Policy GS-2)
Indias National Security: A Reader (Critical Issues in Indian Politics) (National Security GS-3)
Internal Security & Disaster Management GS Paper 3 (Internal Security GS-3)
IAS Mains General Studies Paper 4 ETHICS INTEGRITY & APTITUDE (Reference Manual GS-4)
Contemporary Essays for Civil Services Examination (Essay)
151 Essays (Essay)

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