Sl No.UPSC Exams
1UPSC SyllabusPreliminary Syllabus
Book List

Current Events of National and International Importance

  • Daily (The Hindu/The Indian Express), PIB, AIR

Reference:

  • Yojana, Kurukshetra
  • Economics and Political Weekly
  • Science Reporter
  • World Focus.
Art & CultureHistory of India and Indian National Movement
  • NCERT Introduction to Indian Art-class XI
  • Nitin Singhania – Indian Art & Culture

Reference:

  • CCRT website
  • India Yearbook – 2020 (Chapter – 5)
  • Art and culture articles-The Hindu
Ancient India
  • Old NCERT 11th Std Book – RS Sharma
  • Tamil Nadu state board-class XI

Reference:

  • New NCERT 12th Std-Themes in Indian History-Part I
Medieval India
  • Old NCERT 11th Std Book – Sathish Chandra
  • Tamil Nadu state board-class XI

Reference:

  • New NCERT 12th Std-Themes in Indian History-Part II
Modern India
  • Old NCERT 12th Std Book – Bipin Chandra
  • Spectrum Modern India
  • Tamil Nadu state board-class XII

Reference:

  • New NCERT 12th Std-Themes in Indian History-Part III
Post-Independence India
  • Politics in India since Independence-NCERT 12th Std
World History
  • NCERT 12th Std-World History
Indian Society
  • NCERT 12th Std-Indian Society
India and World Geography
  • NCERT 11th Standard – Fundamentals of Physical Geography
  • NCERT 11th Std – India: Physical Environment
  • The Oxford Advanced Atlas

Reference:

  • NCERT 12th Std – Fundamentals of Human Geography (Selective Chapters)
  • NCERT 12th Std – India People and Economy (Selective Chapters)
  • India Yearbook 2020 (Chapter – 1)
  • Goh Cheng Leong – Chapter on Climatic Regions
  • Vetrii Physical Geography Book
  • Vetrii World Geography Book
  • Vetrii Indian Geography Book
Indian Polity and Governance
  • Indian Polity – M.Laxmikant

Reference:

  • NCERT 11th Std -Indian Constitution at work
  • PRSIndia.org: latest Bills & Amendments
  • India Yearbook – 2020 (Chapter – 3)
International Relations

Economic and Social Development
  • Indian Economy – Key Concepts – Shankar Ganesh
  • 12th NCERT: Economics: Macroeconomics

Reference:

  • Indian Economy : Ramesh Singh
  • 11th NCERT: Economics: Indian Economic Development
  • India Yearbook 2020 (Chapter – 6,7,13,14,19,21,23)
  • Economic Survey 2019-20
  • Budget 2020-21
Disaster management

Indian Polity and Governance
  • Indian Polity – M.Laxmikant

Reference:

  • NCERT 11th Std -Indian Constitution at work
  • PRSIndia.org: latest Bills & Amendments
  • India Yearbook – 2020 (Chapter – 3)
Internal security

Ethics
  • Lexicon for Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude
General issues on Environment
  • NCERT 12th Biology – Unit 10 – Ecology
  • NCERT 11th Chemistry Volume 2: Unit 14 – Environmental Chemistry
  • India Yearbook – 2020 (Chapter – 12)
General Science
  • Aspirant IAS Academy’s Science and Technology

Reference:

  • NCERT- Class 12 (Chapter 12 – Biotech and Applications, Chapter 11 – Biotech Principles and Processes)
  • NCERT 12th Biology – Unit 8 and 9
  • India Year Book – 2020 (Chapter 8,9,11,25)
CSAT
Sl NoUPSC Exams
1UPSC MainsGeneral Studies – IGeneral Studies – IIGeneral Studies – IIIGeneral Studies – IV
Book List:

Current Events of National and International Importance

  • Daily(The Hindu/The Indian Express), PIB, AIR

Reference:

  • Yojana, Kurukshetra
  • Economics and Political Weekly
  • Science Reporter
  • World Focus.
History of India and Indian National MovementArt & Culture
  • NCERT Introduction to Indian Art-class XI
  • Nitin Singhania – Indian Art & Culture

Reference:

  • CCRT website
  • India Yearbook – 2020 (Chapter – 5)
  • Art and culture articles-The Hindu
Ancient India
  • Old NCERT 11th Std Book – RS Sharma
  • Tamil Nadu state board-class XI

Reference:

  • New NCERT 12th Std-Themes in Indian History-Part I
Medieval India
  • Old NCERT 11th Std Book – Sathish Chandra
  • Tamil Nadu state board-class XI

Reference:

  • New NCERT 12th Std-Themes in Indian History-Part II
Modern India
  • Old NCERT 12th Std Book – Bipin Chandra
  • Spectrum Modern India
  • Tamil Nadu state board-class XII

Reference:

  • New NCERT 12th Std-Themes in Indian History-Part III
Post-Independence India
  • Politics in India since Independence-NCERT 12th Std
World History
  • NCERT 12th Std-World History
Indian Society
  • NCERT 12th Std-Indian Society
India and World Geography
  • NCERT 11th Standard – Fundamentals of Physical Geography
  • NCERT 11th Std – India: Physical Environment
  • The Oxford Advanced Atlas

Reference:

  • NCERT 12th Std – Fundamentals of Human Geography (Selective Chapters)
  • NCERT 12th Std – India People and Economy (Selective Chapters)
  • India Yearbook 2020 (Chapter – 1)
  • Goh Cheng Leong – Chapter on Climatic Regions
  • Aspirant IAS Academy’s Physical Geography Book
  • Aspirant IAS Academy’s World Geography Book
  • Aspirant IAS Academy’s Indian Geography Book
Indian Polity and Governance
  • Indian Polity – M.Laxmikan

Reference:

  • NCERT 11th Std -Indian Constitution at work
  • PRSIndia.org: latest Bills & Amendments
  • India Yearbook – 2020 (Chapter – 3)
International Relations

Economic and Social Development
  • Indian Economy – Key Concepts – Shankar Ganesh
  • 12th NCERT: Economics: Macroeconomics

Reference:

  • Indian Economy : Ramesh Singh
  • 11th NCERT: Economics: Indian Economic Development
  • India Yearbook 2020 (Chapter – 6,7,13,14,19,21,23)
  • Economic Survey 2019-20
  • Budget 2020-21
Disaster management

Internal security

Ethics
  • Lexicon for Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude
General issues on Environment
  • NCERT 12th Biology – Unit 10 – Ecology
  • NCERT 11th Chemistry Volume 2: Unit 14 – Environmental Chemistry
  • India Yearbook – 2020 (Chapter – 12)
General Science
  • Aspirant IAS Academy’s Science and Technology

Reference:

  • NCERT- Class 12 (Chapter 12 – Biotech and Applications, Chapter 11 – Biotech Principles and Processes)
  • NCERT 12th Biology – Unit 8 and 9
  • India Year Book – 2020 (Chapter 8,9,11,25)
CSAT