UPSC Civil Services Mains History Book



Syllabus Subject Book Title Author / Publisher

  • Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.


Indian Heritage and Culture Facets of Indian Culture Spectrum
Indian Art & Culture Notes Dr. Tara Sharma



  • Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues
  • The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country


Modern India India’s struggle for independence Bipan Chandra
India after independence Bipan Chandra
India After Gandhi Ram Chandra Guha

  • Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country


Sociology & World Society    

  • History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.


World History World History OLD NCERT

Class XII

World History Arjun Dev

Indira Arjun Dev


  • Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.


Sociology & World Society

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Publication Division

  • Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.


A A SHAH’s Class Notes  

  • Effects of globalization on Indian society



  • Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism



Syllabus Subject Book Title Author / Publisher

  • Salient features of world’s physical geography.
  • Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes


Physical Geography Certificate Physical & Human Geography Goh Cheng Leong
Fundamentals of Physical Geography NCERT Class XI
Geography of India Khullar

  • Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)


India and World Geography Indian & World Geography Majid Hussain
A A SHAH’s Class Notes