Prelims Paper I (GS)

General Studies Paper-1
  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • Indian and World Geography -Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
  • Indian Polity and Governance -Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  • Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
  • General issues on Environment, Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialisation
  • General Science.


Current events of national and international importance:

(i) Daily Current Affairs :

(ii) INSIGHTS Daily Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Preparation:

History of India and Indian National Movement:

(i) History of Modern India – Rajiv Ahir – Spectrum

(ii) Ancient India (Old NCERT) – Romila Thapar

(iii) Ancient India (Old NCERT) – Makkhan Lal

(iv) Medieval India (Old NCERT) – Romila Thapar

(v) Modern India (Old NCERT) – Bipin  Chandra

(vi) India’s Struggle for Independence – Bipan Chandra

(vii) India After Gandhi – Ramchandra Guha

Art & Culture

(i) Art culture by Nitin singhania 

(ii) CCRT Indian Culture Notes

(iii) Facets of Indian Culture – Spectrum

Indian and World Geography:

(i) Certificate Physical & Human Geography- GC Leong

(ii) Indian & World Geography –  Majid Husain

Indian Polity and Governance:

(i) Indian Polity  Fourth Edition-  M Laxmikanth

(ii) Laxmikant Extra chapter 5th Edition

(iii) Governance in India – M. Laxmikanth

Economic and Social Development: 

(i) Indian Economy  – 7th Edition– Ramesh Singh

(ii) Indian Economy – Key Concepts – K Sankarganesh

Environment, Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change:

(i) Environment & Ecology

(ii) Bio-diversity

(iii) Climate Change

(iv) Environment – Shankar IAS 

Science and Technology

(i) Science and Technology – TMH Publication – Ashok Singh

Prepare well, Best of Luck