Published on: September 20, 2021

UPSC Mains – What to study???

UPSC Mains – What to study??? Do you Know? Mains Preparation is half done if you have prepared well for Prelims exam. These sources are to be referred in addition to what you have studied for Prelims. GS PAPER I

  1. Art and Culture: NCERT + Nitin Singhania
  2. World History: History of the World by Arjun Dev and Indira Arjun Dev
  3. Modern Indian History: India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra
  4. Social Problems in India by Ram Ahuja
  5. Contemporary Issues in Globalization by Soumyen Sikdar
  6. Certificate of Physical and Human Geography by Goh Cheng Leong
  7. Indian and World Geography by Majid Hussain


  1. Introduction to the constitution of India by D D Basu
  2. Indian Polity 6th Edition by Lakshmikanth
  3. Select Constitutions Of The World
  4. Public Institutions in India: Performance and Design
  5. Issues Relating to Social Development
  6. Governance in India
  7. Challenge and Strategy: Rethinking India’s Foreign Policy


  1. Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh
  2. Economic Survey 2019-20/20-21
  3. NCERT Books for Science and Technology
  4. NCERT Books and NIOS for Environment and Ecology
  5. Yojana for Disaster Management


  1. Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude: Namma KPSC Notes
  2. Lexicon for Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude