Important books you should follow for APSC Preparation

APSC prelims strategy and books prelims cannot be explained easily in few lines; however, a detailed compilation of books have been mentioned here.

There have been many changes in APSC pattern for couple of years now. Though there are no optional subjects in prelims but the general studies comprise a lot of subjects. Only hard work with right techniques plus planned strategy required to crack the exam.

Generally, class VI to XII NCERT study materials are ideal start for APSC preparation but you need some standard books as well for GS (General Studies) paper.

Please check the details of study materials given below:


List of NCERT books required for APSC preparation:

  • History, Geography, Polity, Economics- Standard VI- XII
  • Social and Political Life (Civics) – Standard VI-VIII
  • Indian Society- Standard XI and XII
  • Standard XI- An Introduction to Indian Art & Living craft traditions of India (chapter 9 & 10)
  • Science and Technology- Standard VI-X
  • Chemistry- Standard XI (Unit 14), Standard XII (Unit 16)
  • Biology- Standard XI Unit 4, 5 & 14; Standard XII Unit 8,9,10 and Unit 13, 14, 15 & 16
  • Study all the books related to Assam’s History & Geography, Assam Politics (read e-magazines, newspapers)

Additional Standard books for GS paper

  • Indian Polity by M Laxmikanth
  • Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh
  • India’s struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra

Indian History & Culture

  • India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra
  • A New Look at Modern Indian History by B L Grover & Alka Mehta

World History

  • Mastering Modern World History by Norman Lowe

India & World Geography

  • Certificate Physical & Human Geography by Goh Cheng Leong
  • India: A Comprehensive Geography by D R Khullar
  • World Geography by Majid Hussain

Indian Society

  • Social Problems in India by Ram Ahuja

Indian Polity

  • Indian Polity by M Laxmikanth
  • Introduction to the Constitution of India by D Basu
  • Our Constitution by Subash Kashyap

International Relations

  • India’s Foreign Policy by V P Dutt
  • Rethinking India’s Foreign Policy by Rajiv Sikri

Economic Development

  • Indian Economy Since Independence by Uma Kapila
  • Indian Economy Key Concepts by K. Shankarganesh
  • Latest Economic Survey and Budget

Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude

  • Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude by G Subba Rao
  • The Lexicon for Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude by Niraj Kumar
  • Ethics, Integrity & Values in Public Services by Ramesh K Arora.

For thorough guidance on study materials you should opt for a coaching centre. While preparing for a highly competitive exam, self-study won’t serve enough. To understand the real competitive environment, you have to step out of your study room.

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