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
4. SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY – TMH Manual
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
4. Front Line