IAS toppers recommend starting Union Public Service Commission preparation at least one year before the Prelims Examination Date. The Union Public Service Commission has released the official examination calendar for 2020 on their official website. Interested and eligible aspirants should kick start their UPSC IAS Recruitment 2020 preparation as soon as possible as the Civil Services Exam is a comprehensive and highly competitive examination that needs no introduction.

Union Public Service Commission: Check significant books for the preparation of Union Public Service Commission (IAS) Prelims and Mains (All Papers). Union Public Service CommissionCalendar 2020 has been recently released. Union Public Service Commission (IAS) Prelims 2020 is scheduled to be held on 31 May. Applicants preparing for exams conducted by Union Public Service Commission can now plan their studies accordingly. This article is helpful for candidates who are going to appear for the Union Public Service Commission (IAS) Mains paper this year or UPSC (Indian Administrative Service) Prelims and Mains, next year.

Union Public Service Commission (IAS): Important Books


Union Public Service Commission Calendar 2020 is now released. Applicants preparing for the exams conducted by Union Public Service Commissioncan plan their studies accordingly. This article is helpful for both types of applicants. In this article, we are going to give some useful information which is helpful for both types of candidates. Here, we are going to give significant books for Union Public Service Commission (Indian Administrative Service) Prelims and Mains preparation. These books are recommended by Indian Administrative Service toppers (based on the interviews).

History & Indian Culture Modern History 1. ConciseHistory of Modern India by Rajiv Ahir 2. World History by Norman Lowe 3. Proper History of Modern India’ by SujataMenon
Ancient History ‘Ancient India’ by RS Sharma (Old NCERT)
Medieval History History of Medieval India by Satish Chandra (Old NCERT)
Indian Culture 1.‘Facets of Indian Culture’ by Spectrum 2. Art and Culture by NitinSinghania 3. CCRT website
Geography Physical Geography 1. Certificate Physical and Human Geography 2. Maps Oxford School Atlas
Indian Geography India: Physical Environment (NCERT)
World Geography 1. Fundamentals of Human Geography (NCERT) 2.Certificate Physical And Human Geography
Economy Economy 1.India People and Economy (NCERT) 2.Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh 3. Recent Economic Survey
Polity Polity 1. Indian Polity by Laxmikanth 2.An Introduction to the Constitution of India by D. D. Basu 3.The Constitution of India by P. M. Bakshi 4.Old NCERT books for Indian Polity
Current Affairs Daily, Monthly & Weekly Current Affairs 1. Hindu 2. PIB 3. Jagran Josh
Science & Tech Science & Tech 1. Notes by Shankar IAS 2. Daily Newspapers 3. ISRO website
Environment & Ecology Environment & Ecology 1. Recent Events on Climate change through Newspapers 2. NIOS Study Materials

Job Summary for UPSC IAS Recruitment 2020

Country India

General Studies: IAS Mains Paper 1

– Ancient History by R.S Sharma (Old NCERT)
– Art and Culture by NitinSinghania
– The modern history of Bipin Chandra (Old NCERT)
– Politics in India since Independence (NCERT)
– India since Independence WriterBipin Chandra (Old NCERT)
– World History NCERT by ArjunDev (Old NCERT)
– Fundamentals of Physical Geography (NCERT)
– Fundamentals of Human Geography (NCERT)
– India: Physical Environment (NCERT)
– India People and Economy (NCERT) 
– Indian Society (NCERT)
– Social Change and Development in India (NCERT)

General Studies: IAS Mains Paper 2

– Indian Constitution at Work (NCERT)
– Indian Polity by Laxmikanth
– Introduction to the regulations of India by D.D. Basu
– Governance in India by Laxmikanth
– India Year Book
– Contemporary World Politics (NCERT)


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