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Books List

 

GENERAL STUDIES:1

Topic

Source

 

 

Art & Culture

  • Context is very important
  • Old NCERT & New NCERT
  • NIOS Material
  • Nitin Singhania

Modern India

  • Old NCERT
  • Personalities (prepared from Internet)
  • Focus more on those which are in current affairs

Freedom Struggle

Post - Independence

  • Politics in India Since Independence (NCERT)
  • Bipin Chandra (India Since Independence - No need of all chapters )

 

World History

 

Indian Society

  • General Reading - Social Issues in Current Affairs
  • NCERTs - Basic Knowledge

Geography

  • NCERTs
  • Mrunal Slides

 

GENERAL STUDIES: 2

Topic

Source

Indian Constitution

 

  • Laxmikanth
  • DD Basu
  • Spectrum - Indian Polity

Functions and Responsibilities of Union

Separation of Powers

Comparison of Indian Constitutions with other countries

 

Parliament and State Legislatures

  • Laxmikanth
  • DD Basu
  • Spectrum - Indian Polity

Structure, organisation and function of executive

 

Salient features of RPA

  • General Reading
  • Slides

Appointment to various constitutional posts

 

  • Laxmikanth

Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies

 

Development processes and development industries

  • Yojana, Kurukshetra
  • Current Affairs

 

Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections

  • Govt Schemes compilation
  • Current Affairs

 

Health and Education

  • Yojana
  • Annual Report, Economic Survey

Poverty and Hunger

  • NCERT (Economy)

E-Governance

  • Compilation, Current Affairs (Models & Examples)

Role of Civil Services

  • Yojana; Oxford Short Introductions

IR

  • Current Affairs

 

GENERAL STUDIES:3

Topic

Source

 

Indian Economy and Planning

  • NCERT
  • Ramesh Singh
  • Economic Survey

Inclusive Growth

  • 12th FYP Introduction

Government Budgeting

  • Types of Budgeting (Pub Ad)
  • Budget highlights

Cropping Patterns

  • NCERT
  • Economic Survey (Selective)
  • Agriculture Annual Report (Selective)
  • Mrunal Website

Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies

 

Food Processing

  • Economic Survey
  • Mrunal

Land Reforms

  • Bipin Chandra

Effect of liberalisation on the economy

  • 25 Years of reforms - The Hindu
  • RSTV - Big Picture

 

Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports etc

  • Yojana
  • Economic Survey
  • Current Affairs
  • E-Books

Investment Models

  •  Mrunal Compilations

Science & Technology

  • Current Affairs - The Hindu (Sci & Tech); TATA McGRAW Hills (Indian Contributions)

 

Environment

  •  NIOS
  • Be application oriented

 

 

 

Disaster Management

  • ARC Report
  • CBSE Text Books (8,9,10)
  • Current Affairs

 

Internal Security

  • Current Affairs

ETHICS INTEGRITY & APTITUDE

  1. Lexicon
  2. P N Roy Choudhary
  3. ARC Reports
  4. Ramesh Singh
  5. Practice Case Studies