List of NCERT Books Needed for UPSC Exam Preparation

List of NCERT Books for UPSC

When preparing for the UPSC Online examination many students suffer a confusion pertaining to which NCERT Books to use when preparing for the examination. This article is written with the thought process of clarifying these confusions. Although these books are important, equally important is the material inside them and hence we will also try to touch upon some of the important topics and sub-headings.

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Preparation for Paper One

UPSC IAS prelims and main examination requires a great command over the subject of history, civics and geography. Various NCERT books are available which can satiate the thirst of knowledge and induce confidence into a scholar applying for these examinations.

NCERT UPSC Books

NCERT Books: History   

  • History: NCERT Class VI – Our Past
  • History: NCERT Class VII – Our Past -I
  • History: NCERT Class VIII – Our Past II and III
  • History: NCERT Class IX – India and the Contemporary World – I
  • History: NCERT Class IX – India and the Contemporary World – II
  • History: NCERT Class X – Themes In World History
  • History: NCERT Class XII – Themes In Indian History – I
  • History: NCERT Class XII – Themes in Indian History – II
  • History: NCERT Class XII – Themes In Indian History – III

NCERT Books: Social Science

  • Indian Society: NCERT Class VI – Social Science: Social & Political Life I
  • Indian Society: NCERT Class VII – Social Science: Social & Political Life II
  • Indian Society: NCERT Class VIII – Social Science: Social & Political Life III
  • Indian Society: NCERT Class XI – Sociology: Understanding Society
  • Indian Society: NCERT Class XII – Indian Society
  • Indian Society: NCERT Class XII – Social Change and Development in India

IAS aspirants can also refer class 12 book for Sociology.

NCERT Books: Art & Culture 

  • Art & Culture : NCERT Class XI – An Introduction to Indian Art
  • Art & Culture : NCERT Class XI – Living Craft Traditions of India (Chapters 9 & 10)

NCERT Books: Geography

  • Geography: NCERT Class VI – The Earth Our Habitat
  • Geography: NCERT Class VII – Our Environment
  • Geography: NCERT Class VIII – Resource and Development
  • Geography: NCERT Class IX – Contemporary India – I
  • Geography: NCERT Class X – Contemporary India – II
  • Geography: NCERT Class XI – Fundamentals of Physical Geography
  • Geography: NCERT Class XI – India –  Physical Environment
  • Geography: NCERT Class XII – Fundamentals of Human Geography
  • Geography: NCERT Class XII – India – People and Economy

Preparation for Paper Two

NCERT Books: Indian Politics

  • Polity: NCERT Class IX – Political Science: Democratic Politics Part – I
  • Polity: NCERT Class X – Political Science: Democratic Politics Part – II
  • Polity: NCERT Class XI – Political Science: Indian Constitution at Work
  • Polity: NCERT Class XI – Political Science: Political Theory
  • Polity: NCERT Class XII – Political Science I: Contemporary World Politics
  • Polity: NCERT Class XII – Political Science II: Politics in India since Independence

Preparation for Paper Two

NCERT Books: Economical

  • Economy: NCERT Class IX – Economics: Economics
  • Economy: NCERT Class X – Understanding Economic Development
  • Economy: NCERT Class XI – Indian Economic Development
  • Economy: NCERT Class XII – Introductory Microeconomics
  • Economy: NCERT Class XII – Introductory Macroeconomics

NCERT Books: Science & Technology

  • Science: NCERT Class VI
  • Science: NCERT Class  VII
  • Science: NCERT Class  VIII
  • Science: NCERT Class IX
  • Science: NCERT Class X
  • Science: NCERT Class XI – Chemistry: Unit 14 & Biology: Units 4 & 5
  • Science: NCERT Class XII – Chemistry: Unit 16 & Biology: Units 8, 9 & 10

NCERT Books: Environment & Ecology

  • Science: Class XII – Biology: last four Chapters (13 to 16)

So, it is a given that you must read NCERT books for IAS prelims and mains if you are serious about clearing your UPSC civil services. But you must also know which NCERT books to read and how much to read because of the time constraints and the huge amount of reading that you have to do for your IAS preparation.

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