Athar Amir was born in Devipura, Mattan, Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir. Athar had successfully completed his B.Tech (ELECTRICAL ENGENEERING) course from IIT MANDI, Himachal Preadesh . He also secured all-India Rank (AIR) 2 and 1018 marks out of 2025 in the Civil Services Examination(UPSC-2015). This book list was provided by IAS Topper Athar Amir AIR-2 2015.
According to ATHAR studying books is not enough for any type of preparation of any civil exams, you should also give priority to other study materials like newspaper, magazines and must be a good observer or he/she must be aware of his/her surroundings. he said that for history subject he/she must go through these imp. book;
Ncert book is the famous and the most important book for beginners . Ncert is not a book it is like a tablet for any upsc aspirants. Once a person completes ncert book then he/she move forward on other competitive level exam books. Some of imp. cometitive books name or suggested by Athar Amir.
Modern History By Vipin Chandra Pal
History Of Modern India is a book that is written by renowned historian, Vipin Chandra. The contents of this book are a result of Chandra’s research on the subjects of colonialism and nationalism in the country. Apart from his research, Chandra has also drawn from the works of renowned historians during that time in history.
World History By Norman Lowe
WORLD HISTORY is the famous and the most important book for history and written by the renowned author NORMAN LOWE. It is a complete, self-contained, lively and highly readable course, suitable for individual study or classroom use.
For ancient history you can refer to Ncert History by Tamil Nadu Board textbook.
Art And Culture by Nitin Singhania
Athar Amir suggested Art And Culture by Singhania for cultural description
ATHAR AMIR believes that for polity section he/she must go through the book of LAXMIKANT and DD BASU. HE ALSO said that for current affairs a person must read newspaper because it fully filled with lots of points about what is the situation around you.
For polity you can prefer Indian Polity by M Laxmikanth which is very good for polity.
FOR CURRENT AFFAIRS
The Hindu is an English-language daily newspaper owned by The Hindu GrouP which is fully filled with interesting facts and newspaper and is great source for gaining knowledge.
For Economics you can simply go for Ncert Economics.
ECONOMY BY RAMESH SINGH AND MISHRA PURI:
THIS 2 BOOKS ARE very interesting with a treasure of knowledge. RAMESH SINGH’S book we suggest you to do only reading.
Some more books were suggested by him like RAGHURAM RAJAN, NANDAN NILEKANI, BIMAL JALAN etc.
Normally for geography you should read Ncert class 6th to 12th which is very well written and easy to understand.
BOOK BY MAJID HUSSAIN AND KHULLAR:
After completion of ncert you may go through MAJID HUSSAIN and KHULLAR books only for limited portion
Acc. to ATHAR AMIR for science section we need to only go through with NCERT books of class 11th and 12th.
These books are suggested by Athar Amir.
Thanks For Reading.