NCERT Books List for UPSC Preparation


GS Paper-1 ( Indian Heritage nd Culture, History, and Geography of the World and Society)



Class XI - An Introductin to Indian Art.
ClassXI–LivingCraftTraditionsofIndia(Chapters 9&10).


Class VI – Our Past
Class VII – Our Past-I
Class VIII – Our Past II and III
Class IX – India and the Contemporary World–I
Class X – India and the Contemporary World–II
Class XI – Themes In World History
Class XII – Themes In Indian History–I
Class XII – Themes in Indian History–II
Class XII – Themes In Indian History–III


Class VI – The Earth Our Habitat
Class VII – Our Environment
Class VIII–Resource and Development
Class IX – Contemporary India–I
Class X – Contemporary India–II
Class XI – Fundamentals of Physical Geography
Class XI – India–Physical Environment
Class XII – Fundamentals of Human Geography
ClassXII – India–People and Economy


Class VI – Social Science: Social & Political Life I
Class VII – Social Science: Social & PoliticalLife II
Class VIII – Social Science: Social & PoliticalLife III
Class XI – Sociology: Understanding Society
Class XII – Indian Society
Class XII–Social Change and Development in India

GS Paper-2 (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)



Class IX – Political Science: Democratic Politics Part–I
Class X – Political Science: Democratic Politics Part–II
Class XI – Political Science: Indian Constitutionat Work
Class XI – Political Science: Political Theory
Class XII – Political Science I: Contemporary World Politics
Class XII – Political Science II: Politics in India since Independence

GS Paper-3 (Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)



Science: NCERT Class VI
Science: NCERT Class VII
Science: NCERT Class VIII
Science: NCERT Class IX
Science: NCERT Class X
Science: NCERT Class XI–Chemistry: Unit 14 & Biology: Units 4 & 5
Science: NCERT Class XII–Chemistry: Unit 16 & Biology: Units 8, 9 & 10


Class IX – Economics: Economics
Class X – Understanding Economic Development
Class XI – Indian Economic Development
Class XII – Introductory Microeconomics
Class XII – Introductory Macroeconomics


Science: Class XII – Biology: last four Chapters(13 to 16)



1. Ancient India(ClassXI) by RS Sharma
2. Medieval India(Class IX) by Satish Chandra – (This book is enough for complete Medieval history)
3. Modern India (Class X) by Bipin Chandra
4. World History(ClassX): The Story of Civilization by Arjun Dev –(Should be enough for an intro to World History)