Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Examination

  • As the UPSC-CSE syllabus covers a wide range of subjects, an aspirant needs to refer to different sources to cover the syllabus.
  • One can refer to NCERT books for the basics and standard books for in-depth understanding.
  • Following are the standard sources an aspirant can refer to
    • History: NCERT books, India's Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra, and Spectrum's A Brief History of Modern India.
    • Geography: NCERT books, Certificate Physical and Human Geography by Goh Cheng Leong, and GC Leong's Indian Geography.
    • Polity: Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth, NCERT books, and The Constitution of India by P.M. Bakshi.
    • Economics: NCERT books, Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh, and Economic Survey of India.
    • Science and Technology: NCERT books, General Science by Lucent, and Science and Technology by Spectrum.
    • Current Affairs: The Hindu, Indian Express, Yojana, and Kurukshetra magazines.