Book list Suggested by Dr. Riddhi Rajyaguru – Deputy Collector

1 HISTORY
1. ANCIENT INDIA: OLD NCERT, 11TH STD.TN BOARD, NEW NCERTS, ONLINE LECTURES OF PRATIK NAYAK SIR
2. MEDIEVAL INDIA: OLD NCERT, NEW NCERT AND ONLINE LECTURES
3. MODERN INDIA: NCERT, ONLINE LECTURES OF PRATIK NAYAK SIR, BIPIN CHANDRA

2 GUJARAT HISTORY

1. WORLD INBOX, VARIOUS TOPIC FROM INTERNET

3 GEOGRAPHY
1. INDIAN- RAJTANIL MAM VIDEOS, 6 TO 12 NCERTS, BLACKSWAN ATLAS (SPECIAL MAPPING OF LOCATIONS IN NEWS), UNACADEMY VIDEOS

2. WORLD – RAJTANIL MAM VIDEOS, MAPPING IS UTMOST IMPORTANT FOR WORLD GEOGRAPHY ESPECIALLY THE PLACES IN NEWS.
3. GUJARAT- WORLD INBOX, MAP OF GUJARAT, CENSUS OF GUJARAT FROM GOVERNMENT WEBSITE, OTHER TOPICS FROM INTERNET.

4 CULTURE
1. INDIAN- NITIN SINGHANIA, 11TH FINE ARTS BOOK, NIOS, IGNOU NOTES OF INDIAN PHILOSOPHY

1 2. GUJARAT- YUVA UPANISHAD, SOME TOPICS FROM GUJARAT NI ASMITA , SOME TOPICS FROM JORAVARSINH JADHAV’S BOOK

5 ECONOMICS
1. MRUNAL SIR’S VIDEOS, RAMESH SINGH {ONLY SELECTED TOPICS}, ECONOMIC SURVEY, BUDGET {BOTH OF INDIA AND GUJARAT}, DRASHTI CURRENT AFFAIRS ECO MODULE

6 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
1. BIOLOGY TOPICS FROM NCERT

2. CURRENT ORIENTED {I DID 1.5 YEARS DRASHTI CURRENT AFFAIRS SO SCIENCE WAS COVERED IN IT}

7 POLITY
1. LAXMIKANTH
2. 11TH AND 12TH POLITICAL SCIENCE BOOK {JUST AN OVERLOOK}

8 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
1. LAXMIKANTH
2. 2ND ARC REPORTS, OTHER TOPICS FROM INTERNET e.g. NGO’s, SHG’s Etc.

9 ETHICS
1. INSIGHT IAS, DRISHTI IAS {COMPILED FROM CURRENT AFFAIRS MAGAZINE}

10 ENVIRONMENT
1. SHANKAR IAS

2. NOTE THE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY OR IUCN RED LIST OF ANY SPECIES IN NEWS. A SEPARATE NOTE SHOULD BE MADE OF THIS FOR LAST TIME REVISION

11 SOCIAL ISSUES
1. FROM DRISHTI IAS CURRENT AFFAIRS

12 CURRENT AFFAIRS {KEY TO UNLOCK THIS EXAM}
1. INSIGHT IAS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS

2. DRISHTI IAS MONTHLY MAGAZINE {IT HELPED ME IN OTHER SUBJECTS ALSO}

3. STUDY IQ VIDEOS {ESPECIALLY OF PRASHANT DHAVAN}

4. PIB AND RSTV {THEY ARE UTMOST IMPORTANT ESPECIALLY SCIENCE MONITOR, BIG PICTURE AND VISHESH}

5. GUJARAT- ICE WEEKLY AND YUVA MONTHLY MAGAZINES

Note –

  • KEEP PRACTISING MAINS ANSWER WRITING AND ESSAYS
  • LIKE ALL THE GOVERNMENT PAGES AND MINISTERS ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM
  • CONFIDENCE AND POSITIVE ATTITUDE ARE MOST IMPORTANT TO CRACK THIS EXAM
  • MAKE A APT TIMETABLE AND FOLLOW IT RIGOURSLY
  • READ THE SYLLABUS OFTEN
  • BEST WISHES AS SUCCESS FOLLOWS THOSE WHO STRIVE FOR IT.