• The books for the CSE Preliminary are the primary elements for studying.
  • To go in advance, candidates have to choose section-wise books. Try to read the old and new NCERT books on each subject.
  • Other than the NCERT books, here is a Compact list of paper wise books for the CSE Mains :
Name of PapersName of Books
General Studies Paper-IAn Introduction to Indian Art – Textbook in Fine Arts for Class XI Indian Art and Culture – Nitin Singhania India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra History of Medieval India – Satish Chandra (Oxford University) Mastering Modern World History – Norman Lowe World Geography – Majid Husain Indian Geography – D. R. Khullar
General Studies Paper-IIIntroduction to the Constitution of India – DD Basu From Government to Governance – Kuldeep Mathur Panchayati Raj in India – Kuldeep Mathur India and The World & International Institute – Chanakya Publications Pvt Ltd
General Studies Paper-IIIIndian Economy – Uma Kapila Economics Dictionary – Collins and Penguin Chapters on Environment – India Year Book India’s Security in a Turbulent World – Jasjit Singh Science Reporter for Science & Technology – Monthly Magazine
General Studies Paper-IVEthics in Governance – ARC Report Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude – M. Karthikeyan