Recommended Books for OPSC OAS Preliminary Examination 2019

While starting Preparation for OPSC OAS Examination every aspirant faces the same problem of “What to read?”. After thorough research and taking advice of many successful aspirants and guides we suggested few books for your OAS Preliminary Preparation according to Syllabus:

Don’t read 20 books one time, Read 1 books 20 times. Read less books more times.


A. Current Events of National and International Importance
1. One Major National Dailies: The Hindu
2. Any Good Monthly: Civil Services Chronicle, Competition Refresher etc

B. History of India and Indian National Movement.
1. Ancient India by RS Sharma
2. Medieval India by Satish Chandra
3. Modern India by Bipin CHandra

C. Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
1. Physical Geography by NCERT
2. Human Geography by NCERT
3. India: Physical Environemnt by NCERT
4. India People and Economy by NCERT
5. Certificate Physics And Human Geography; Indian Edition

D. Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
1. Indian Polity by Laxmikanth

E. Economic and Social Development Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
1. Introductory Macroeconomics by NCERT
2. Indian Economic Development by NCERT
3. Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh

F. General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization.
1. Environment by Shankar IAS Academy

G. General Science.
1. General Science by Tara Chand & Co
2. Lucent’s General Science

Useful Guides
1. General Studies-I 2019 by TMH
2. General Studies-I 2019 by Arihant


1. General Studies Paper-II by Spectrum

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