What to read for IAS Main General Studies (GS)

Indian History: Pre and Post Independence Indian History
  1. Ancient India – Std. XI NCERT (Old Edition) by R.S. Sharma
  2. Ancient India – D.N. Jha
  3. Medieval India – Std. XI NCERT (Old Edition) by Satish Chandra
  4. Modern India – Std. XII NCERT (Old Edition) by Bipan Chandra
  5. India’s Struggle for Independence – Bipan Chandra, Mukherjee, De et. al.
  6. India since Independence – Bipan Chandra, Mukherjee, De et. al.
  7. Culture – Nitin Singhania
World History
  1. Contemporary World History – Arjun Dev (NCERT)
  2. World History – Jain and Mathur (Selective Reference)
  3. Mastering Modern World History 3rd Edition – Norman Lowe
Indian Polity & Governance
  1. How the Government Works – NCERT (Old edition)
  2. Our Constitution – Subhash C. Kashyap
  3. Our Parliament – Subhash C. Kashyap
  4. An Introduction to Constitution of India  – DD Basu
  5. Indian Administration – BL Phadia
  6. Governance in India: Paradigm and Practices – Arora and Sogani

Discussion on Contemporary Issues from:

  • www.www.iasgs.com
  • The Hindu (Daily)
  • Frontline
Social Issues
  1. Indian Society – Ram Ahuja

Discussion on Contemporary Issues from:

  • www.iasgs.com
  • The Hindu (Daily)
  • Indian Express
  • Frontline
  • Yojana
  • Kurukshetra
Geography
  1. NCERT Text Books: New Edition – All books from Std. VI till Std. XII
  2. Certificate Physical and Human Geography: G.C. Leong
  3. Physical Geography: Savindra Singh (Selective Reference only)
  4. Indian Geography: Majid Husain
  5. Oxford School Atlas
Indian Economy
  1. Indian Economy – NCERT 11th std. textbook
  2. Indian Economy – Mishra and Puri

Discussion on Contemporary Issues from:

    1. www.www.iasgs.com
    2. The Hindu (Daily)
    3. Economic Times / Mint
    4. Frontline
    5. Yojana
    6. Kurukshetra – Selective Reference
Issues related to internal security
  1. India’s Internal Security Issues & Perspectives – Dr. Shrikant Paranjpe
  2. 5th report of ARC: PUBLIC ORDER
  3. 8th Report of ARC: COMBATING TERRORISM

Discussion on Contemporary Issues from:

  • www.iasgs.com
  • The Hindu (Daily)
  • Frontline
Science and Technology in India

Discussion on Contemporary Issues from:

  • www.iasgs.com
  • The Hindu (Daily)
  • Indian Express
  • Science Reporter
  • Frontline (Selective reference only)
  • Yojana (Selective reference only)
Environmental Ecology

Relevant news and articles on Environmental Issues from:

  • www.iasgs.com
  • Science Reporter
  • The Hindu (Daily)
  • Down to Earth
  • Frontline
Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude
  1. Ethics in Governance – Arora
  2. Ethics, Integrity and AptitudeP N Roy Chowdhury and G Subba Rao
  3. 4th report ARC – Ethics in Governance