We have consolidated our posts on IAS books so far on ClearIAS.com under three main lists : Prelims + Mains Books, Prelims Books and Mains Books (See below). This post is a visual list of best selling IAS books for Civil Service Prelims and Mains Exam. UPSC aspirants can now see and select the books as if in an online store. Books are provided by Flipkart.
Detailed list of IAS Books Arranged According To Each Subject:
Tips regarding IAS book selection
It’s not necessary to read 101-heavy-weight-books to clear IAS! Concentrate on a few good ones as mentioned in this website along with NCERT books and use additional books for only for reference. The mentioned books are based on the feedback from many aspirants/toppers who found them useful for the exam.
Requirement of books depends upon the time available and confidence level of the candidate.
We keep updating this page, when new books worth the time and money of candidate appear in market. So come back to check this page again!