Best Books for UPSC (IAS) Preparation By Toppers

In this article we are talking about the general best books, for UPSC (IAS) Preparation these books are recommended by many toppers. Many UPSC aspirants waste there time in searching of best books which leads to lose there position in prelims. So here is the list of best material by toppers.

So here the list of Best Books For UPSC. Books are written according to preference. It means books which are writtren first are the Best Books For UPSC. But in few cases it is second Best Books For UPSC.


Modern History

A Brief History Of Modern India By Rajiv Ahir

A brief history of modern india by Rajiv Ahir is also known as old NCERT which covers Modern History of India very deeply and it is highly recommended by previous toppers.

Modern World History By Norman Lowe

Modern 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 for UPSC.

‘Concise History of Modern India’ by Sujata Menon

Conscise History Of Mordern India by Sujata Menon is specially designed book for Civil Services Examination. Sujata Menon has done her PhD in Modern History and is presently a visiting faculty in history to various educational institutions in Gujarat, helping students prepare for the civil services examination. Through her initiative Gyansampark (, she undertakes teaching and training programmes to propagate the study of History. According to this description you can understand that this book contains everything which you need.

Ancient History

‘Ancient India’ by RS Sharma (Old NCERT)

For ancient history also you can read Old Ncert which has created many toppers. Many toppers had recommended this book for Ancient History, our wejobstation team also talked to an Ancient history Phd holder she also recommends this book for competitive exams. According to her Ancient History is flawlessly written in Old Ncert Book.

Medieval History

Medieval India Old NCERT

For Medieval History we have found only 1 book after 6 interviews of UPSC Toppers. Not only UPSC toppers we had verified our facts from verified purchaser of this book. So you can solve Medieval India : textbook in history for class XI. For medieval history.


Facets of Indian Culture 

After many Interview we found main 3 Sources for Indian Culture and Facets of Indian Culture is one or best of them. Facets covers each and every part very thoroughly and descriptive way.

Indian Art and Culture

Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania is also one of the best books under Indian Culture and very popular under aspirants group. You can also see the popularity in Amazon reviews by verified purchasers. It has 4.5 rating by verified purchasers.


CCRT is an official government website which contains the main cultural heritage of India. WeJobStation suggest you to use this website with any of the books for Indian Culture because books can become old but website will always keep you up to date always Click Here to visit CCRT WEBSITE.



Physical Geography

Certificate Physical And Human Geography

Be it climate change, types of natural vegetation, mountain chains, desserts, climatic patterns, glaciers, minerals or other natural phenomenon, Certificate Physical and Human Geography is a natural companion book to know and learn from. These the points which this book covers thoroughly. Much of geographical knowledge that one needs to possess is there in this book. And for it, the book is highly relied upon by students appearing for competitive admission examinations or those aspiring to make the grades at competitive examinations held for many government openings by the Union Public Service Commission UPSC.

Oxford School Atlas

For your Geography preparation Atlas is one of the most important book for a working knowledge of location and in atlases the most detailed address which my team found is from Oxford according to Oxford “Oxford University press brings to you a new and improved atlas Areal app, which you may access on your mobile phones and tablets. Simply scan the cover of your Oxford school atlas 36th edition to download and use exciting animations and fun inter-activities, maps, quizzes and much more, all free of cost.”

Indian Geography

India: Physical Environment (NCERT)

For indian geography you need to stick to the basics (NCERT) it is more than enough for UPSC prepration.

World Geography

For Modern History also you can preffer only to Certificate Physical And Human Geography & India: Physical Environment (NCERT) it will cover everything you require for UPSC preparation.


India People and Economy (NCERT)

For basic economy you should start from NCERT economy which will help you to grow your basic steams of Economy. We are providing bundle book link because individual books can not be found.

Indian Economy for Civil Services

Indian Economy for Civil Services is especially designed book for UPSC aspirants. Indian Economy, 11th edition is a comprehensive and contemporary book written by Ramesh Singh on the subject with detailed coverage of all topics prescribed by the UPSC. This book has proved to be of immense importance to the aspirants of UPSC and various State Civil Service Examinations, students at universities, academics, and those with an abiding passion for the subject.


Economy is a subject which requires current knowledge also which is not available in books, for that we suggest you take information from reliable website for latest economy survey visit

Economic Survey


Indian Polity By M.Laxmikanth

According to many toppers for polity you can prefer Indian Polity by M Laxmikanth which is very good for polity but you need to read it 3 to 4 times.

Introduction to the Constitution of India

According to Toppers they refereed Indian Constitution by DD Basu. DD Basu is an renowned author. His books are very good for competitive exams.

Constitution of India

You can also select constitution of India which is also very good but users are not that satisfied with this book. P M Bakshi’s The Constitution of India, is an Article-wise commentary on Constitution of India. This book, in this revised fifteenth edition have been updated with legislative amendments begin all the way from 1951 to the latest, The Constitution (One Hundred and First Amendment) Act, 2016 and also added all important Supreme Court decisions till 2017.

Current Affairs


PIB stands for Press Information Bureau which is an official government website which provide press release for media. If you check its weekly press release then it will help you a lot for current affair section. Click here to visit PIB



The Hindu is one of the most renowned and loved newspaper for UPSC aspirants, it contains detailed information which is very helpful. WeJobStation suggest you to prefer the hindu over PIB because PIB contains everything which is happening. But huge information is not good for good aspirants. Because UPSC toppers suggests that quantity of information is not important descriptive knowledge of important topics is required. Click here to visit The Hindu.

Best Books For UPSC


Environment Notes by Shankar IAS

Science and Technology is a very important part of UPSC exam. So notes by Shankar is book/notes written by Shankar IAS, he especially designed this book for UPSC aspirants. So for enviroment you should definitely prefer this book.

For more science and tech stuff you buy any Weekly science magazine.

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