Books and Magazines Not Needed for UPSC

Time is everything when it comes to UPSC preparation. Some books consume more time , but have a very less cost benefit ratio. It is prudent to leave these books and focus on what is more important.

Below is a list of books that can be avoided. 

1. POLITY – DD Basu, Subash Kashyap , Bakshi

2. GEOGRAPHY – Majid Hussain , Khullar

3. HISTORY – India’s Struggle for Independence – Bipin Chandra ; India after Gandhi by RC Guha


5. ECONOMY – Dutt and Sundaram , Uma and Kapila , Mishri

6. ART and CULTURE – The wonder that was India

6. INDIA YEAR BOOK – Only Selective Chapters must be read

7. MANORAMA YEAR BOOK – Avoid Completely


Magazines to be avoided

1. India Today

2. The Week

3. Kurukshetra

4. Front Line

5. EPW


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