Planning to Prepare for UPSC? Here is a list of 5 Books Recommended by Toppers 

How to Prepare for UPSC? It is simple, get your facts right and invest in the right study material

Cracking UPSC exam is not a child’s play. A lot of hard work, commitment  and dedication goes into the process. Different strategy works for different people. Keeping in mind the kind of competition, it is important to do smart study.  If you are planning to prepare for UPSC? It is important to first collect all the information that you can, and invest in the right study material. To make your work a little easy, we have listed out 5 books that are recommended by toppers that you should definitely buy. 

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1. Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations by M. Laxmikanth (Polity) 

Indian Polity by Laxmikanth is a book that comes under ‘must-read ‘ category. Over the decade, this is one of the bestsellers. The wide range and scope of issues that are covered in the book also make the book invaluable. Students who want reliable research material and information on the country’s political and constitutional issues can refer to this book. The content provided in the book is strictly up-to-date and accurate. 

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2. Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania (Culture)

If you have not read this enlightening book, then you probably have missed a major part of the syllabus. This book contains the Indian art, paintings, music, and architecture for the aspirants of Civil Services Examinations. Apart from two new chapters and one appendix, the chapters have been enriched with details to make it more focused and comprehensive. There are questions at the end of each chapter which will help students prepare for the examinations. Also, a new appendix on Current affairs related to Indian Art and Culture, videos related to the chapters available through QR codes. 

3. Certificate Physical and Human Geography by Goh Cheng Leong. (Geography)

This is an indispensable tool for those who are planning to crack the UPSC exam. It brings together all the main aspects of physical geography, world climatic and vegetation regions and human geography so that the relationships between them can be easily appreciated. Maps, graphs and diagrams help students to get a complete picture.

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4. Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh (Economy)

Unequivocally, the best book in the market for Indian Economy. It provides all the essential material that covers the part of subject in the exam. This comprehensive book is written in simple, uncomplicated to give a clear perspective to the reader.

5. History of Modern India by Bipan Chandra 

This is the gem for UPSC aspirants. Those who find history insipid and worrisome, this book can work like magic for them.  It is a great result of Chandra’s research where he gives the content that revolves around the history of British India, throwing light on the nationalist movement and colonialism. This book is a must-have for history students as well as for those who want to gain insight into the history of modern India.

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