09 Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations by M. Laxmikanth (Polity)

It has become a must-read book for aspirants appearing in various competitive examinations and the civil services examination in particular. 

08 Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania. (Culture)

The author has provided a wide-ranged knowledge base on Indian art, paintings, music and architecture with the help of several pictures and diagrams. 

07 Oxford School Atlas by Oxford Publishers. (Geography)

The atlas contains detailed physical and political maps related to India, new and informative preliminary pages, and extensive coverage of core thematic issues such as climate, natural vegetation, wildlife, agriculture, minerals, industry, demography, human development, environmental concerns, and natural hazards. 

06 Certificate Physical and Human Geography by Goh Cheng Leong. (Geography)

Elementary details of most topics that comprise of physical and human geography have been covered in an easy to understand language, with many photographs, illustrations, and maps offering a detailed explanation, wherever required.  

05 Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh. (Economy)

Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh is a comprehensive text, with detailed coverage of all topics in the UPSC Preliminary and Main syllabus. 

04 Economic Survey by the Ministry of Finance. (Economy)

Economic Survey identifies wide-ranging challenges and summarizes policy and performance of the government. Get the latest copy corresponding to each exam year. 

03 India Year Book (Current Affairs)

This reference book is an authoritative compilation of the complete information about the current affairs of the country, which includes important dignitaries, state policy, public schemes and important data related to demographics, trade, economy and others.  

02 A Brief History of Modern India by Rajiv Ahir (Modern India)

. The important events – which include India’s first war of independence in 1857 to attaining freedom in 1947 – have been structured in a timeline that is easy to understand.