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There are two papers in UPSC civil services prelims exam – General Studies and Aptitude or CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test) and both prelims papers consists of multiple choice (objective) questions. Who qualify in UPSC civil services prelims exam are chosen to write the mains exam. For the preparation of UPSC civil services prelims exam qualities like a sharp memory and basic retention power and proper strategy is needed. Selection of best books for prelims exam play key role. Conceptual clarity on every topic of the syllabus is required. Utilize time well and crack the UPSC civil services prelims exam in first attempt. I hope this BEST REFERENCE BOOKS FOR UPSC CIVIL SERVICES PRELIMS EXAM article is helpful to you in preparation of UPSC civil services prelims exam.

Books for prelims exam

English Hindi
Indian Economic and Social Development
1)STD-9-Economics 1)अर्थशास्त्र
2) STD-10-Understanding Economic Devel 2) आर्थिक विकास की समझ-अर्थषास्त्र
3) STD-11-Indian Eco. Development 3)भारतीय अर्थव्यवस्था का विकास
4) STD-12-India People and Economy 4) भारत और अर्थव्यवस्था
5) Indian Economy – Sanjeev Verma 5) भारतीय अर्थव्यवस्था- संजीव वर्मा
6) Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh 6) भारतीय इकॉनामी वाय रमेष सिंह

History and Art And Culture

1.). STD-6-Our past – History 1)हमारा अतीत-इतिहास
2) STD-7-Our Past II – History 2) हमारा अतीत-2 भाग - इतिहास
3) STD-8-Our Past III part I – History 3) हमारा अतीत 3 भाग- इतिहास
4) STD-8-Our Past III part II – History 4) हमारा अतीत 3 भाग- 2 इतिहास
5) STD-9-India & Contemporary World – History 5) भारत और समकालीन विष्व इतिहास
6) STD-10-India & Contemporar World II– History 6) भारत और समकालीन विष्व 2- इतिहास
7) STD-11-Themes of World History 7)विष्व इतिहास के कुछ विषय
8) STD-11-An Introduction to Indian Art 8) एन इंट्रोडक्षन टू इंडियन आर्ट
9) STD-11-(Ancient Indian History ¬ RS Sharma) 9) STD-11- (प्राचीन भारतीय इतिहास आरएस शर्मा)
10) STD-11- (Medieval Indian History ¬ Satish Chandra) 10) STD-11- (मध्यकालीन भारतीय इतिहास सतीष चन्द्र)
11) STD-12- (Modern Indian History ¬ Bipin Chandra) 11) STD-12- (आधुनिक भारतीय इतिहास विपिन चन्द्र)
12) Indian History – Spectrum 12) भारतीय इतिहास - स्प्रेक्ट्रम
13) India’s Struggle For Independence-Bipin Chandra 13) भारत की स्वतंत्रता के लिए संघर्ष- विपिन चन्द्र
14) Indian Art and Culture – Nitin Singhania. 14) भारतीय कला एवं संस्कृति- नितिन सिंघानिया

Books required for CSAT (Prelims Paper-II)

2. Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
3.Logical reasoning and analytical ability
4. Decision-making and problem-solving
5.General mental ability
6. Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. Class X level) English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).

1) STD 6 to 10 Mathematics 1) STD 6 to 10 गणित
2) RS Aggarwal verbal reasoning 2) RS Aggarwal verbal reasoning (hindi)
3) RS Aggarwal Non verbal reasoning 3) RS Aggarwal Non verbal reasoning