Planning to appear in UPSC IAS and looking for a perfect “Book List for IAS Exam”?
But before you take the leap, get the facts straight:
How tough the competition is?
- Every year around 10 lakh aspirants fill up the form for IAS (but don’t worry, not all are going to sit for the exam)
- Only around 4 lakh appear in the Prelims. (so here you avoid 60% of competition)
- But only 15-16 thousand students qualify in Prelims (means UPSC deducts approximately 3 lakh 85 thousand candidates; that means only 3.75 percent qualifies Prelims)
- Prelims has two MCQ type papers and qualifying in nature
- Then among 15 -16 thousand candidates, those who write Mains, only 3-4 thousand candidates are short listed for Personality Test (means only 20% will qualify)
- Mains consists of descriptive compulsory papers along with one optional.
- Approximately 1000 candidates are finally selected. Among them, 49.5% seats are reserved. So the generals have 50.5% seats available.
- So as a general candidate, you have to rank between 1 to 500, if only 1000 candidates are selected.
What would be the salary?
- The basic salary of an IAS during training period is approximately 56 thousand rupees as per 7th pay commission.
- Then all HRA, DA, TA etc. will be included.
What are the posts available?
The exam is conducted to recruit in almost 24 posts. They are:
- INDIAN ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE (IAS)
- INDIAN POLICE SERVICE (IPS)
- INDIAN FOREIGN SERVICE (IFS)
- INDIAN REVENUE SERVICE (IT) (IRS-IT)
- INDIAN REVENUE SERVICE (CBEC) (IRS-Customs)
- INDIAN AUDIT AND ACCOUNT SERVICE (IAAS)
- INDIAN INFORMATION SERVICE (IIS)
- INDIAN CIVIL ACCOUNT SERVICES (ICAS)
- INDIAN CORPORATE LAW SERVICE (ICLS)
- INDIAN TRADE SERVICE (ITS)
- INDIAN DEFENCE ESTATE SERVICE (IDES)
- INDIAN DEFENCE ACCOUNT SERVICE (IDAS)
- INDIAN ORDINANCE FACTORIES SERVICE (IOFS)
- INDIAN POSTAL SERVICE
- INDIAN POSTAL AND TELECOMMUNICATION ACCOUNTS AND FINANCE SERVICE
- INDIAN RAILWAY ACCOUNT SERVICE (IRAS)
- INDIAN RAILWAY PERSONNEL SERVICE (IRPS)
- INDIAN RAILWAY TRAFFIC SERVICE (IRTS)
- RAILWAY PROTECTION FORCE (RPF)
- ARMED FORCES HEADQUARTERS CIVIL SERVICE (AFHQ)
- DELHI, ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLAND CIVIL SERVICE (DANICS)
- DELHI, ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLAND POLICE SERVICE (DANIPS)
- PONDICHERRY CIVIL SERVICE
- PONDICHERRY POLICE SERVICE
Book list for IAS:
Here is a complete Book List for IAS Exam for you. Click on the book name to download FREE PDF.
- Indian History:
Medieval India: History of Medieval India – Satish Chandra
Modern Indian History – Sonali Bansal
- Indian Geography:
Physical Geography – Savindra Singh
Human Geography – Majid Husain
- Indian Polity and Constitution:
The Parliament of India – Subhash C. Kashyap
- Indian Economy:
- Science and Technology
Science and Technology – Sheelwant Singh
Vision IAS Notes
Environment for Civil Services Prelims and Mains – Khuller
Environmental Studies: From Crisis to Cure – Rajagopalan
Study IQ notes on Environment:
- Art & Culture:
- Current Affairs:
India Year Book
The Hindu (newspaper)
As you have a complete list of books for IAS exam now, what’s holding you from kick starting your preparation?
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