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Which books should be preferred for IAS preparation?

Which books and other notes which are more effective in preparation for the IAS should I follow? Please, list name of such books and site link.

11th January 2018, 11:20 PM
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The best books for Indian Administrative Services examination preparation:

Indian Polity by Laxmikant.

Geography by G.C Leong, Savinder Singh.

History by Bipan Chandra.

Economics by Ramesh Singh.

Mrunal is a good website for Self study aspirants. First try to complete NCERT books of these subjects from 6th to 12th.

12th January 2018, 12:17 AM
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Here are the books best suited for IAS Exam preparation.

Indian Economy for Civil Services Examination (English) 6th Edition (Paperback)
Rs. 378

Trishna's CSAT: Supercourse in English Language Comprehension and Reading Comprehension (English) 1st Edition (Paperback)
Rs. 215

General Studies for Civil Services Preliminary Examination Paper - 1 (2016) (English) 1st Edition (Paperback)
Rs. 1,250

General Studies for Civil Services Preliminary Examination (Paper 2) 2016 (English) 1st Edition (Paperback)
Rs. 740

12th January 2018, 12:36 PM
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Some of the important books for CSE Preparation are:

Environment by Shanker IAS academy.

Geography by Savinder Singh.

NCERT and NIOS books.

Polity and governance by Laxmikant.

History --Spectrum and Bipan Chandra.

Notes are available at xaam.in and shashidthakur123.wordpress.com.
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13th January 2018, 08:04 AM
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Below were the best books for preparing CIVIL Services (IAS) examination:

-->Quantitative Apitude by R.S. Aggarwal( for prelims)

-->Current Affairs – Any standard Newspaper( Eg: Hindu)

-->Indian History – India Struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra;

-->Indian Economy – Plus One, Plus Two Books, Pratiyogita Darpan

-->General Science – Tata Mc Graw Hill Guide

-->Geography – Spectrum

-->Indian Polity – Constitution of India by Bakshi.

Apart from the above books try to write mock exams also.
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13th January 2018, 11:19 PM
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NCERT books of class 6 to 10 for all subjects are the best books recommend for IAS exam. Those below mentioned books are so useful for IAS exam.

1.History Of Modern India – Bipan Chandra. (History)
2.India’s Struggle For Independence – Bipan Chandra. (History)
3.India’s Ancient Past – R.S. Sharma. (History)
4.History Of Medieval India – Satish Chandra. (History)
5.The Wonder That Was India – A.L. Bhasham. (Culture)
6.Indian Art and Culture – Nitin Singhania. (Culture)
7.Geography of India – Majid Husain. (Geography)
8.Oxford School Atlas – Oxford. (Geography)
9.Certificate Physical and Human Geography – Goh Cheng Leong. (Geography)
10.Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations – M. Laxmikanth. (Polity)
11.Indian Economy – Ramesh Singh. (Economy)
Economic Survey. (Economy)
12.Science and Technology in India – TMH. (Science and Technology)
13.Environmental Studies: From Crisis to Cure – Rajagopalan. (Environment)
14.Environment for Civil Services Prelims and Mains – Khuller. (Environment)
15.India Year Book (Current Affairs)
16.Manorama Yearbook. (Current Affairs)
17.CSAT Paper – 2 Manual by MHE or CSAT-II by Arihant (CSAT – Paper 2)
18.Analytical Reasoning – M. K. Pandey (CSAT – Paper 2: Analytical Reasoning)
19.Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning – R. S.Aggarwal (CSAT Paper 2: Reasoning)
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