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The Civil Services Examination which is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) consists of objective-type multiple-choice questions divided into two papers: General Studies I and General Studies II.

Good Reference Books

Indian History:
India Struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra
NCERT Books (XI and XII)
Gandhi Nehru Tagore and Ambedkar by Gopal Krishna
Modern India by Bipin Chandra
History of Modern India by A.C.Banerjee

Geography:
NCERT Books (XI and XII),
Economic and Commercial Geography of India by Sharma and Cotinho
India - A Comprehensive Geography by Khullar
General Principles of World Geography by Charles Farro
School Atlas

Indian Economy:
NCERT Books
Evolution of Indian Economy by I C Dhingra
Indian Economy by Mishra and Puri
Economic Survey by Dutt and Sundaram
The Economic Times
Business Standard
Pratiyogita Darpan
National Journal Yojana

Indian Polity:
Constitution of India by Bakshi
NCERT books on Indian Political System
Bhartiya Rajya Vyavastha by N.L. Madan
Indian Constitution by D.D. Basu
Indian Constitution by P.M. Bakshi
Our Constitution by Subhash C. Kashyap

General Science:
Tata Mc Graw Hill Guide
NCERT Books
Popular Science Series (CSIR)
Reports of the Ministry of Science and Technology by Yojana
Science Reporter
Science and Technology in India by Spectrum
Anatomy and Physiology by Evelyn Pearce

Current Affairs: Some magazines and newspapers as follows can be utilized:
India Today
The Hindu/The Times of India
Frontline
Civil Service Chronicle
Chanakya
Competition wizard
Civil Services Today

Mental Ability:
Quantitative Apitude by R.S. Aggarwal

Data Interpretation:
Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency by Tyra and Kundan

English Comprehension and Communication:
Objective General English by R.S. Agarwal

Logical Reasoning:
A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal
A new Approach to Reasoning by Sijwali and Sijwali
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Can you list me the names of some of the good reference Books for preparation for UPSC or Union Public Service Commission Civil Service Prelims?
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The names of some of the good reference Books for preparation for UPSC or Union Public Service Commission Civil Service Prelims are as follows:

Paper I - General Studies

1. History (Indian History and Indian National Movement)

Essential:

NCERT books IX, X, XI, XII

Modern India by Bipin Chandra

Additional:

History of Modern India by A.C Banerjee

2. Geography (Indian and World Geography)

Essential:

NCERT books IX, X, XI, XII

General Principals of World Geography by Charles Farro

School Atlas

Additional:

Certificate Course in Geography by Goh Cheng Leong

3. Economics (Indian Economics and Economic Theory)

Essential:

An Evolution of Indian Economy by I.C. Dhingra

Economic Survey of India by Govt. of India

Economic Dictionary by Penguin

Additional:

Indian Economy by Dutta and Sundara

Indian Economy by Mishra and Puri

Economic Dictionary by Collins

4. Polity (Indian Constitution)

Essential:

An Introduction to the Constitution of India by D.D. Basu

Additional:

Our Constitution by Dr. Subhash Kashyap

5. General Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)

Essential –

NCERT books IX, X

Additional:

Anatomy & Physiology by Evelyn Pearce

6. Environment (Ecology, Bio-diversity, Climate Change)

Essential:

Biology and Geography NCERT Books plus current events on Environmental Issues

7. Current Affairs

Essential:

Hindu and Economic Times Newspapers

Frontline, Political & Economic Weeks Periodicals

Additional:

India Year book



Paper II – Aptitude



1. Numeracy

Essential:

NCERT Mathematics VII, IX, X

2. Data Interpretation

Essential:

Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency by Tyra and Kundan

3. English Comprehension and Communication

Essential:

Objective General English by R.S. Agarwal

4. Logical Reasoning

Essential:

A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal

Additional:

A new Approach to Reasoning by Sijwali and Sijwali
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