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POLITY

CONCEPT CLEARANCE
Sr.No. Book Title Author MRP
1 Social and Political Life - I NCERT Class VI 50
2 Social and Political Life - II NCERT Class VII 50
3 Social and Political Life – III NCERT Class VIII 50
4 Democratic Politics NCERT Class IX 75
5 Democratic Politics - II NCERT Class X 80
6 Political Theory NCERT Class XI 100
7 Indian Constitution at Work NCERT Class XI 100
8 Contemporary World Politics NCERT Class XII 100
9 Politics in India Since Independence NCERT Class XII 125
POLITY (OLD NCERT)
Sr.No. Book Title Author MRP
1 Our Civic Life NCERT Class VI 50
2 How We Govern Ourselves NCERT Class VII 50
3 Our Country Today Problems And Challenges NCERT Class VIII 60
4 India Constitution And Government NCERT Class X 70
5 Indian Constitution At Work NCERT Class XI 90
6 Indian Constitution And Administration NCERT Class XI 70
7 Democracy In India, Issues And Challenges NCERT Class XII 90

BASIC RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Sr. No.1 Book Title Author
1 Indian Polity Laxmikanth
2 Our Parliament SubhashKashyap
3 The Constitution of India P. M. Bakshi
4 Newspapers & Magazines For Latest Updates.
5 Yojana Publication Division
6 A A SHAH’s Class Notes A. A. Shah’s IAS Institute
ADDITIONAL BOOKS
Sr. No. Book Title Author
1 Our Judiciary SubhashKashyap
2 Introduction to Constitution D. D. Basu
3 Governance in India M. Laxmikanth

HISTORY & CULTURE

CONCEPT CLEARANCE
Sr. No. Book Title Author / Publisher MRP
1 Our Pasts – I NCERT Class VI 50
2 Our  Pasts – II NCERT Class VII 50
3 Our Pasts – III Part I NCERT Class VIII 50
4 Our Pasts – III Part II NCERT Class VIII 50
5 India & Contemporary World – I NCERT Class IX 95
6 India & Contemporary World – II NCERT Class X 125
7 Themes in World History NCERT Class XI 160
8 Themes in Indian History Part –I NCERT Class XII 80
9 Themes in Indian History Part –II NCERT Class XII 95
    10 Themes in Indian History Part –III NCERT Class XII 115
HISTORY & CULTURE (OLD NCERT)
Sr. No. Book Title Author / Publisher MRP
1 Ancient India NCERT Class VI 60
2 Medieval India NCERT Class VII 60
3 Modern India NCERT Class VIII 100
4 The Story Of Civilization Volume I NCERT Class IX 90
5 The Story Of Civilization Volume II NCERT Class X 90
6 Ancient India NCERT Class XI 150
7 Medieval India NCERT Class XI 150
8 Modern India NCERT Class XII 150
9 Contemporary World History Part I+II NCERT Class XII 120

HISTORY & CULTURE RECOMMENDED BOOKS

BASIC RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Sr. No. Book Title Author / Publisher
1 History of Modern India Bipan Chandra
2 A Brief History of Modern India1 Spectrum Publication
3 India after independence Bipan Chandra
4 India’s Ancient Past R S Sharma
5 History of Medieval India Satish Chandra
6 A A SHAH’s Class Notes A. A. Shah’s IAS Institute
ADDITIONAL BOOKS
Sr. No. Book Title Author / Publisher
1 India’s struggle for independence Bipan Chandra
2 Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore Spectrum

GEOGRAPHY

CONCEPT CLEARANCE
Sr. No. Book Title Author / Publisher MRP
1 The Earth Our Habitat NCERT Class VI 50
2 Our Environment NCERT Class VII 50
3 Resources And Development NCERT Class VIII 50
4 Contemporary India-I NCERT Class IX 50
5 Contemporary India-II NCERT Class X 65
6 Fundamentals of Physical Geography NCERT Class XI 80
7 India: Physical Environment NCERT Class XI 60
8 Fundamentals of Human Geography NCERT Class XII 65
9 India People & Economy NCERT Class XII 95
GEOGRAPHY (OLD NCERT)
Sr. No. Book Title Author / Publisher MRP
1 Lands And Peoples Part I NCERT Class VI 60
2 Lands And Peoples Part II NCERT Class VII 70
3 Lands And Peoples Part III NCERT Class VIII 70
4 Understanding Environment NCERT Class IX 70
5 Geography of India NCERT Class X 70
6 Principles Of Geography Part I NCERT Class XI 80
7 Principles Of Geography Part II NCERT Class XI 70
8 India A General Geography NCERT Class XII 70
9 India Resources And Regional Development NCERT Class XII 70
BASIC RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Sr. No. Book Title Author / Publisher
1 School Atlas Orient Black Swan
2 Geography of India D. R. Khullar
3 Certificate Physical & Human Geography Goh Cheng Leong / Oxford
4 Geography Rajiv Ahir
5 A A SHAH’s Class Notes A. A. Shah’s IAS Institute
ADDITIONAL BOOKS
Sr. No. Book Title Author / Publisher
1 Geography of India MajidHussain / TMH

GEOGRAPHY

CONCEPT CLEARANCE
Sr. No. Book Title Author / Publisher MRP
1 The Earth Our Habitat NCERT Class VI 50
2 Our Environment NCERT Class VII 50
3 Resources And Development NCERT Class VIII 50
4 Contemporary India-I NCERT Class IX 50
5 Contemporary India-II NCERT Class X 65
6 Fundamentals of Physical Geography NCERT Class XI 80
7 India: Physical Environment NCERT Class XI 60
8 Fundamentals of Human Geography NCERT Class XII 65
9 India People & Economy NCERT Class XII 95
GEOGRAPHY (OLD NCERT)
Sr. No. Book Title Author / Publisher MRP
1 Lands And Peoples Part I NCERT Class VI 60
2 Lands And Peoples Part II NCERT Class VII 70
3 Lands And Peoples Part III NCERT Class VIII 70
4 Understanding Environment NCERT Class IX 70
5 Geography of India NCERT Class X 70
6 Principles Of Geography Part I NCERT Class XI 80
7 Principles Of Geography Part II NCERT Class XI 70
8 India A General Geography NCERT Class XII 70
9 India Resources And Regional Development NCERT Class XII 70
BASIC RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Sr. No. Book Title Author / Publisher
1 School Atlas Orient Black Swan
2 Geography of India D. R. Khullar
3 Certificate Physical & Human Geography Goh Cheng Leong / Oxford
4 Geography Rajiv Ahir
5 A A SHAH’s Class Notes A. A. Shah’s IAS Institute
ADDITIONAL BOOKS
Sr. No. Book Title Author / Publisher
1 Geography of India MajidHussain / TMH

ECONOMY

CONCEPT CLEARANCE 
Sr. No. Book Title Author /Publisher MRP
1 Economics NCERT Class IX 40
2 Understanding Economic Development NCERT Class X 65
3 Indian Economic Development NCERT Class XI 85
4 Statistics for Economics NCERT Class XI 45
5 Introductory Microeconomics NCERT Class XII 60
6 Introductory Macroeconomics NCERT Class XII 65
ECONOMY (OLd NCERT)
Sr. No. Book Title Author /Publisher MRP
1 Our Economy An Introduction NCERT Class IX-X 50
2 Indian Economic Development NCERT Class XI 90
3 Introductory Macroeconomics NCERT Class XII 80
4 Introductory Microeconomics NCERT Class XII 80

ECONOMY

BASIC RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Sr. No. Book Title Author /Publisher
1 Indian Economy Ramesh Singh
2 Indian Economy Spectrum
3 Indian Economy PratiyogitaDarpan
4 Newspaper & Magazines for Latest Updates
5 A A SHAH’s Class Notes A. A. Shah’s IAS Institute
ADDITIONAL BOOKS
1 Economic Survey Oxford
2 Economic Dictionary Collins
3 Indian Economy DuttaSundaram

SCIENCE 

CONCEPT CLEARANCE 
Sr. No. Book Title Author / Publisher MRP
1 Science  Class IX 135
2 Science Class X 165
3 Science Class VII 50
SCIENCE (OLD NCERT)  
Sr. No. Book Title Author /Publisher MRP
1 Science And Technology NCERT Class VI 70
2 Science And Technology NCERT Class VII 90
3 Science And Technology NCERT Class VIII 90
4 Science And Technology NCERT Class IX 100
5 Science And Technology NCERT Class X 100
6 Biology Textbook NCERT Class XI 120
7 Biology Textbook NCERT Class XII 120

SCIENCE

BASIC RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Sr. No. Book Title Author / Publisher
1 Science & Technology Neeraj Nachiketa
2 A A SHAH’s Class Notes A. A. Shah’s IAS Institute
ADDITIONAL BOOKS
Sr. No. Book Title Author / Publisher
1 Science Reporter Monthly Science Magazine
3 The Human Machine National Book Trust

GS PAPER 1

History:

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

Related Topics

Yojana

 

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

 

Geography

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

Geography

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

Geography

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

GS PAPER 2

Syllabus Subject Book Title Author / Publisher
  • Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.
  • Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
Polity Indian Polity Laxmikanth
The Constitution of India P. M. Bakshi
Newspaper & Magazines For Latest Updates.  
  • Separation of powers between various organs, dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.
A A SHAH’s Class Notes  
  • Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries
  • Parliament and State Legislatures - structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
  • Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.
  • Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
  • Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.
 

  • Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies

 

  • Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
  • Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders
Socio-Economic related

 

Yojana Publication Division
  • Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
  • Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
  • Issues relating to poverty and hunger.
Yojana Publication Division
A A SHAH’s Class Notes  
  • Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.
  • Role of civil services in a democracy.
Public Administration related Yojana Publication Division
A A SHAH’s Class Notes  
  • India and its neighborhood relations.
  • Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
  • Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.
  • Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.
International relations

 

India’s Foreign Policy V N Khanna
Newspapers, Magazines  
A A SHAH’s Class Notes  

GS PAPER 3

Syllabus Subject Book Title Author / Publisher
  • Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
  • Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
  • Government Budgeting.
Economy Indian Economy Pratiyogita Darpan
A A SHAH’s Class Notes
  • Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers
  • Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.
  • Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
  • Land reforms in India.
Agriculture A A SHAH’s Class Notes  
  • Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.
  • Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
  • Investment models.
Economy Indian Economy Pratiyogita Darpan
  • Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life
  • Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
  • Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, Nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
S&T Newspapers, Magazines  
A A SHAH’s Class Notes  
  • Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
Ecology & Environment Ecology & Environmental P.D.Sharma
Chronicle Special Issue Chronicle
  • Disaster and disaster management
Disaster Management Yojana Special Issue Publication Division
A A SHAH’s Class Notes
  • Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
  • Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
  • Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention
  • Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism
  • Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate
Security Yojana Special Issue Publication Division
A A SHAH’s Class Notes
Internet  

GS PAPER 4

Syllabus Subject Book Title Author / Publisher
  • Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
  A A SHAH’s Class Notes  
Lexicon Chronicle
  • Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behavior; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
  • Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections.
  • Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.
  • Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.
  • Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.
     
  • Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
  • Case Studies on above issues.

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