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Books for IAS exam

On this page you can find links to books that are free for your to access and read and improve your chances of clearing the the general studies paper in the UPSC prelims as well as the UPSC mains. IAS Books are also available online for purchase. We have listed some books here that you can buy now but we would advice you to visit the suggested reading pages to buy more books online.

You can also print these free books and read them at your convienience. With easy handeld devices you can also save them on your phone and ipads or kindle and read these books for IAS exams while waiting for class or bus or anything else.

  • Reference books from the Govt. Publication Division


  • Free NCERT Books Download

    Any list of IAS preparation books is incomplete without NCERT books. Even though NCERT books are very good for your prelims, you must use these NCERT books for upsc mains too. The importance of general studies has increased manifold with the increase in the number of papers in the IAS Mains exam. The NCERT books can be treated as your guide books for the UPSC exams, but they are not enough as they will cover all topics but you need to understand the depth of each topic and subject. Do Download these books for reference and getting the gist of subjects that you will study in details for the civil services exam.

    List of General Studies NCERT Books for IAS Exam that you can Download free of cost.


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