Are you preparing with the latest IAS books? Which are the new releases of UPSC titles? Read to know more.
After the last syllabus change in the UPSC Civil Services Mains exam, aspirants cannot stop with just 3-4 books. The competition has increased tremendously and aspirants need to expand their horizons of reading, particularly on new topics like internal security, governance, disaster management, world history etc.
There was a dearth of good books to suit the latest syllabus, but thanks to new authors and publishers who came up with promising texts, things have now started to improve rapidly.
This post is a list of the new releases related to the UPSC exam in the Indian market. Aspirants can click on the links for any book to buy online from Amazon.
Latest IAS Books With Good Reviews: Click on the links to buy online
- Indian Polity – by M. Laxmikanth
- Important Acts that Transformed India – by Alex Andrews George
- Important Judgments that Transformed India – by Alex Andrews George
- Indian Art and Culture – by Nitin Singhania
- Ancient History of India – by Snehil Tripathi and Sonali Bansal
- Ancient and Medieval India – by Poonam Dalal Dahiya
- Modern Indian History – by Sonali Bansal and Snehil Tripathi
- Oxford Student Atlas for India
- Indian Economy – by Nitin Singhania
- Indian Economy – by Ramesh Singh
- Science and Technology – by Ravi P. Agrahari
- Environment – by PMF IAS
- Fundamentals of Essay and Answer Writing – by Anudeep Durishetty
- Mastering Essay and Answer Writing – by Awdesh Singh
- Post-Independence India: For Civil Services Examinations – by Sonali Bansal and Snehil Tripathi
- World History – by Krishna Reddy
- Indian Society: Themes and Social Issues – by Nadeem Hasnain
- Indian Society – by M Senthil Kumar
- Governance in India – by M. Karthikeyan
- India’s Foreign Policy in the Post-Covid World – by Amb. Surendra Kumar
- The India way – by S. Jaishankar
- Internal Security – by Rajkumar SP
- Internal Security of India and Disaster Management – by Syed Waquar Raza
- Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude – by Awdesh Singh
- Ethical Dilemmas of a Civil Servant – by Anil Swarup
Publishers in the field of UPSC Exam Preparation
There are many publishers like Mc Graw Hill, Pearson, Spectrum, Arihant, Access etc. publishing competitive books for UPSC Exam preparation.
How to find the right books for UPSC/IAS preparation?
To get a quick understanding of the most basic/essential books for UPSC Preparation, ClearIAS.com has published three main lists so far: (1) IAS Prelims + Mains Books, (2) IAS Prelims Books and (3) IAS Mains Books. If you are a fresher in the UPSC preparation field, the best way to select useful books for preparation is by referring to what previous year’s toppers had studied. You can check the UPSC Toppers’ Booklist/Study materials in Toppers’ interview module.
New Books Released for UPSC Preparation: Review of latest IAS books
- Book Review – Review of latest IAS Books.
- UPSC Books Search – Direct check on the Amazon website.
- UPSC Books Search – Direct check on the Flipkart website.
PS: We keep updating this page when new books worth the time and money of candidates appear in the market. So come back to check this page again!
Also check: Books for Other Exams (Click on the links to buy online)
Tips regarding IAS book selection
It’s not necessary to read 201-heavy-weight-books to clear IAS! But considering the competition and vast syllabus, there is no doubt that UPSC exam preparation cannot be done without some essential books. Quality books act as add-ons to your online preparation and help a lot in self-study. Concentrate on the recommended books mentioned on this website along with NCERT books for daily study and use additional books as references.
Of course, there are many more books. Also, a lot of new books/editions are mentioned as the forthcoming item on e-commerce sites like Flipkart or Amazon. We have listed only the best, considering the fact that it is not practical to read a lot many books within a limited time frame. Also, though some books are promising, there are low-quality books too, which does not add any value to the UPSC exam perspective. All our lists are just indicative in nature, to generate awareness about new books available in the market for UPSC/IAS self-study. Also please note that readers/publishers/authors are free to suggest any book be added to the list.
PS: ClearIAS.com publishes reviews on new books in the market under our Book Review section. Publishers/authors can send us samples for review. Readers too can post the reviews about the UPSC books they bought in the comment section. That will be helpful for other aspirants for book selection.