Reference Books for UPSC – Akshat Jain AIR 2 , UPSC 2018 Book list

General Studies (Prelims) Books :

  1. Indian Polity – Lakshmikant
  2. Geography – Class 11 and 12 NCERT’s , GC Leong
  3. History :
    • NCERT’s 8th STD – Our Pasts III – Part 1, Part 2 ;
    • 12th STD – Themes in Indian History – I , II AND III ( 3 Books)
  4. Environment – Shankar IAS Academy book
  5. Economics – Ramesh Singh

General Studies (Mains) paper 1 Booklist

Topic
Art and Culture
Modern Indian history
world history
  • Vision IAS notes
  • New NCERTs Classes 6-12 specific topics
post-independence India
  • Nitin Sangwan Notes
  • New NCERTs Classes 6-12 specific topics
Indian Society

  • Indian society
  • role of women, poverty etc.
  • globalisation on Indian society
  • communalism, regionalism, secularism
  • Vision IAS Current Affairs Material
  • Vision IAS Mains Test Series
Geography

  • world geophysical
  • impact on flora-fauna
  • earthquake-tsunami etc
  • factors for industrial location
  • resource distribution
  • New NCERTs classes
  • 6th-10th, 11th and 12th
  • Ms.Rajtanil (Geo videos available on Mrunal)
  • Gc Leong
  • PMF IAS PDF
  • Oxford Atlas

General Studies Paper II Indian Constitution, Polity, Governance, Social Justice and International Relations

Topic Books / Resources
Indian Polity and Constitution

  • Indian Constitution, devolution, dispute redressal etc.
  • comparing Constitution with world
  • LegislatureExecutive – Judiciary
  • Elections – RPA
  • Constitutional bodies – statutory bodies
  • New NCERT Class VI to XII – not in detail
  • Indian Polity by Laxmikant
  • Current Affairs : Vision, Editorials, PIB, PRS
Social Justice

  • NGO, SHG etcWelfare schemes, bodies
  • Social sector, health, edu, HRD
  • Development Industry
  • Editorials, Vision IAS, PIB
  • NITI 3 Year Agenda
  • Budget and Economic Survey
Governance

  • governance, transparency, accountability
  • e-governancerole of civil service
International Relations

  • India & neighbours
  • Bilateral/global grouping
  • Effect of foreign country policies on Indian interest
  • Diaspora
  • International bodies – structure mandate
  • Vision IAS material
  • Editorials
  • MEA website PDF

General Studies Paper III Economic Development, Agriculture, Environment, Technology and Internal Security 

Topic Resources
Indian Economy

  • Indian economy,
  • resource mobilisation
  • Inclusive growth
  • Government Budgeting
  • Liberalisation
  • Infrastructure
  • Investment Models
  • Macroeconomics NCERT
  • Indian Economic Development
  • Sanjeev Verma
  • Current Affairs : Vision, Editorials, PIB
  • Budget and Economic Survey
  • Net: Arthpedia, Vikaspedia etc
Agriculture

  • Major crops, irrigation
  • Agro produce – storage, marketinge-technology for famers
  • Farm subsidies, MSP, PDS, buffer, food security
  • Technology mission
  • Animal Rearing
  • Animal Rearing Economics
  • Food Processing
  • Land Reforms
Internet references + Vision Material
Technology

  • science-tech day to day life
  • Indian achievements in sci-tech
  • awareness in IT, space, biotech, nano, IPR
  • Current Affairs : Vision
  • Editorials
Environment
  • Biology 12th NCERT (last 4 chapters),
  • Specific topics from Shankar,
  • Current Affairs : Vision, Editorials, PIBPMF IAS
Disaster Management
  • 2nd ARC – Crisis Management
  • NDMA guidelines
  • Current Affairs : Vision
Internal Security

  • non state actors, internal security
  • internal security – role of media, social networking site
  • Cyber Security and Money Laundering
  • Border Management
  • Organised crime, terrorismsecurity agencies- structure mandate

General Studies 4 Syllabus and Resources Ethics, Integrity, aptitude

Topic Books/ Resources
Ethics and Human Interface

  • Attitude, moral influence etc.
  • Civil service: integrity, impartiality, tolerance to weak etc
  • Emotional Intelligence and its use in governance
  • Moral thinkers of India and world
  • Ethics in PubAd
  • Probity in Governance Corporate Governacne
  • Citizen charter, ethics code, work culture etc.
  • Challenges of CorruptionCase studies

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