Environment is a major section in Civil Services Prelims Paper since 2011 and many varieties of questions are asked from this topic. Students are seen to neglect this section, resulting in low marks. Environment section of General Studies Paper (Paper 1 for 200 marks) in Civil Services Exam Prelims, is now a days more focused towards current issues related with environment. As per the UPSC syllabus, General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization is asked.
A basic knowledge on environment, various treaties, bio-diversity hot spots etc is necessary to score high in Environment related questions of Paper 1 (General Studies).
Links are provided to buy the important Environment books available in the market in a prelims perspective.
Recommended IAS Books for Environment- Civil Services Preliminary Exam
- CSAT: Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change (Paper – 1)
- CSAT Environmental Ecology Biodiversity & Climate Change – Pratiyogita Darpan
- Environmental Studies from Crisis to Cure 2nd Edition – R.Rajagoplan
- Environment and Ecology – Arihant
- UGC NET/SET Environmental Sciences Guide – R. Gupta
Additional books for reference : Civil Services Preliminary Exam Environment :
- Textbook of Environmental Studies for Undergraduate Courses – Erach Bharucha
- UGC-NET: Environmental Sciences (Paper I, II & III) – R.Gupta
- Objective Environmental Sciences – B. B. Singh
- UPSC IAS PORTAL: Environment For Civil Services Preliminary Examination – Sachchida Nand Jha
- Environmental Studies – Benny Joseph
Must Read Books for Environment in IAS Exam Prelims:
NCERT books IX, X, XI, XII – Click to download NCERT Books (Free)
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