NCERT books for IAS Exam Preparation

Why NCERT Books?

NCERT texts being textbooks for school children are written in a very simple and lucid manner. They are not only easy to study, but also can help to save a lot of time. You can quickly grasp difficult topics and concepts.

If aspirants have enough time, it is always advised to start from standard 6 NCERT texts and read till standard 12 texts for all relevant subjects.

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Important NCERT Books for UPSC Civil Services Exam

For an IAS preparation, it is very important to read and revise NCERT books. For a student to have many regarding which NCERT books should be read or not? Old NCERT is the best or new NCERT best for the exam? etc.

Here I am compiling a list of recommended NCERT Books for IAS exam preparation and UPPCS. I have listed the most important names of the book with subject wise.

Most important things are that I have written whether it is an old or new publication. You can easily download NCERT Books from Free download links.

If exams are near, it’s quite natural to priorities. For general studies (Prelims or Mains), aspirants need to focus on the NCERT texts on the below subjects: History, Geography, Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Fine Arts, and Science. 

These mentioned 30 NCERT books are enough for your UPSC preparation along with some important textbooks to be read for IAS preparation, 

you don’t need to read each and every NCERT book but below mentioned books are necessary.

History NCERT Books

Class 9: Story of Civilization Part I (Old) = click here
Class 10: Story of Civilization Part II (Old) = click here
Class 11: Ancient India (Old) = click here
Class 11: Medieval India (Old) = click here
Class 12: Modern India (Old) = click here
Class 12: Themes in Indian History Part-I (New) – Free Download
Class 12: Themes in Indian History Part-II (New) – Free Download
Class 12: Themes in Indian History Part-III (New) – Free Download

Indian Polity

Class 9: Democratic Politics Part-I (New) – Free Download
Class 10: Democratic Politics Part-II (New) – Free Download
Class 11: Indian Constitution at Work (New) – Free Download
Class 12: Politics in India Since Independence (New) – Free Download
Class 12: Contemporary World Politics (New) – Free Download

Geography NCERT Books

Class 6: Land and People Part-I (Old) = click here
Class 7: Land and People Part-II (Old) = click here
Class 8: Resource and Development (New) – Free Download
Class 9: Contemporary India Part-I (New) – Free Download
Class 10: Contemporary India Part-II (New) – Free Download
Class 10: Geography of India (Old) = click here
Class 11: Fundamentals of Physical Geography (New) – Free Download
Class 11: Indian Physical Environment (New) – Free Download
Class 12: Fundamentals of Human Geography (New) – Free Download
Class 12: India – People and Economy (New) – Free Download

Indian Economy

Class 9: Economics (New) – Free Download
Class 10: Understanding Economic Development (New) – Free Download
Class 11: Indian Economic Development (New) – Free Download


Class 9: Science (New) – Free Download
Class 10: Science (New) – Free Download


Class 12: Indian Society (New) – Free Download
Class 12: Social Change and Development in India (New) –Free Download


Hi, This is Ram Pal Singh. I am a Profocinal Blogger and content writer, and Now I am working in the Government Sector in Uttar Pradesh.

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  1. Vinay

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