The pattern of the Civil Services examination has been evolving. The Main Examination has become more challenging. Selective study of a few topics has given way to a comprehensive study of every topic. The added importance of GS implies that you can no longer choose to ignore any of its areas. Students must embrace the Internet more than ever for their preparation, since a lot of reports and statistics are available only on the net. Here are Few Important Sites that students must visit for their specific preparation


Read laws, policies, schemes and recent updates (What's NEW) on these websites regularly.
It is advisable for students to complement their existing knowledge on current topics from the above mentioned websites.


  • NCERT books from Std. 6 to 12 (History, Geography, Civics, Economics)
  • NCERT Biology book for class XII (Unit on Ecology)
  • Living Craft Traditions of India, NCERT class XI
  • An Introduction to Indian Art Part I, NCERT class XI
  • Craft Tradition of India: Past, Present and Future, NCERT class XII
  • IGNOU notes on Ethics and World History
  • India's Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra, Mridula Mukherjee,
  • Aditya Mukherjee, Sucheta Mahajan, K. N. Panikkar, Penguin Publishers
  • Introduction to the Constitution of India by D.D. Basu, LexisNexis
  • Constitution of India: Bare Act (any good publication)
  • Certificate Physical and Human Geography by Goh Cheng Leong, Oxford
  • University Press
  • Mastering Modern World History by Norman Lowe, Palgrave Macmillan
  • Ethics in Public Administration: A Philosophical Approach by Patrick J.
  • Sheeran, Praeger Publishers
  • Economic Survey of India, officially released by the Government of India
  • India Year Book by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting


  • Frontline by The Hindu Group of publications
  • Economic and Political Weekly by Sameeksha Trust
  • World Focus
  • Down To Earth by Society for Environmental Communications
  • Yojana by Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India
    Kurukshetra by Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India
    Science Reporter


  • The Hindu
  • Indian Express