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Which books to refer for IAS Prelims 2013 ?

Jan 4, 2013 17:14 IST

With the IAS exams just around the corner, you would like to know which books to refer for IAS Prelims 2013. By understanding about the right study material which should be used for the preparation, you can at least feel confident to take part in the race for IAS. So, here is the list of books to refer for IAS Prelims 2013 (for Paper 1 and Paper 2).
Books to refer for IAS Prelims 2013 (Paper 1 and Paper 2)

General Science:
•    NCERT Science books of class IX and X
•    NCERT Biology books of class XI and XII
•    Ebook published by Jagran

Current Affairs of National and International importance:

•    Newspapers- The Economic Times, The Times of India, The Hindu, Statesman, Telegraph
•    Periodicals- Frontline, Business Today, Business Outlook, Yojana: Publication Division, Government of India
•    Current affairs eBook published by Jagran
•    Regular current affairs update on Jagranjosh.com

History of India, Indian National Movement:
•    Social Science NCERT books of class IX and X (topics to cover- Contemporary India, India and Contemporary World I, India and Contemporary World II)
•    Social Science NCERT books of class XI and XII (topics to cover- Themes in World History, Themes in India History- I, II and III)
•     Modern Indian history by Bipan Chandra
•    Ebook published by Jagran

India and World Geography:
•    Geography NCERT books of class XI and XII
•    School Atlas of Oxford Publication
•    India-2013 : Publication Division, Government of India
•    Ebook published by Jagran

Indian Polity:
•    Political Science NCERT books of class XI and XII
•    Introduction to Indian Constitution by D.D. Basu
•    Our Constitution by Subhash Kashyap
•    Indian Constitution (Bare Act): P.M. Bakshi
•    Ebook published by Jagran

Indian Economy:
•    Economics NCERT books of class XI and XII
•    Indian Economy by Ruddar Dutt and K.P.M. Sundaram
•    Indian Economy by S.K. Mishra and V.K. Puri
•    Annual Budget: Publication Division, Government of India
•    Economic Survey of India: Publication Division, Government of India
•    India-2013: Publication Division, Government of India
•    Ebook published by Jagran

Paper-II: CSAT:
•    Comprehensive Ebook on CSAT being published by Jagran.
•    Online Test series by Jagranjosh.com

Special study material from Jagran for amateurs and advanced learners
Apart from the aforementioned books provided to you, special study material in the form of e-booklets is also provided from Jagran to the students. The eBooklet on Paper 1 comprises of study material on general studies. Apart from this, the eBooklet on Paper 2 contains comprehensive CSAT study material which can assist you in your IAS Prelims examinations.
Online Test Series by Jagran to help you judge yourself
Once you have prepared yourself for the prelims, it is important that you take the tests for judging your skill and knowledge. For helping you judge yourself, Jagran also provides you with online test series on General Studies as well as CSAT. These online tests will help you in knowing about your level of preparation.

With all these books and study material, your journey to IAS will be simplified. These books, study materials as well as online tests especially designed by Jagran will help you reach your aspiration!

Judge your preparation by taking our Indian History and Indian Polity (paper 1) Online Test

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ankit singh,

sir i want know about that ias pre books for civil service


sir iam btech 3rd year i want to start preparing for the civil services which books i have refer sir from now itself


very good reference books


sir these books r help us to clear prelims what about the books should help us to clear mains...i think these books r enough for both prilms and mains ?

s m khairuddin,

very nice jagran josh site


Sir...presently I am in standard 12 nd I wish to start IAS preparation from now itself....Please guide me...how shall I start...which books to begin with...Nd how the preparation should be done ??

aezaz jamadar,

Pls give list of prelim books. I will appear in gujarati

khushboo sharma,

ive just passed mt 12th and i wish to apply for ias exam..but i dnt know how and what to start..i completely have no guidance on the start of it..could you help me preferring any good guidance


sir, I want to appear in ias exams. But now I m out of touch with all the subjects. Please guide me which all books I hav to study and can I crack an xam.

manali mishra,

dear sir , thanks for ur immense guidance and support . I m an mba and want to appear in ias exam. pls guide

mahesh babu,

Thez gave me a good guidence & sir plz suggest me that after b.tech 2nd year how to approach for ias

krishna kanhaiya,

Sir plz suggest me and please help me to become IAS.... how to prepare for IAS.

Santosh kumar,

sir mein ias ke compitition ko pas karna chahta hu.isliye sabse adik humko success mantar ki jarurat h aor achhi kitab aor achhe margdarshak ki jarurat h please sir humara margdarshan karte rhe. thank you.


Very helpful in my preparation

Goutham babu G,

Hi pls send me the good links for study for IAS on line thank u

ramandeep singh,

good site for aspirants who want to crack ias

Vishal Anand,

Which institue for IAS preparation in delhi is good?

sujeeta thakur,

hello sir, please help me to become IAS.. i dont know what books should read for this course.plz send me important books name on my email id ......Thanks


sir may i get online coching now i am doing b.com 2nd year. plz help me sir


sir..please help me to become IPS..i dont know what books should read for this course.pls help me & the importan books name please sent my mail ID sir.


can i get any materials for study on online free for ias preparation...?


sir..please help me to become IAS..i dont know what books should read for this course.......please help me sir!


dear sir please help me regarding syllabus n books to refer plus the change in pattern of IAS 2013 exams


dear sir,i am going to prepare ias exam.i have so much confusion for reffering the books.so kindly refer me best books and athuor name as soon as possible


i neeed how i can approach to write an IAS exam which books are prefered and the syllabus and books for it thanqu

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