Best Books for APSC Preparation – APSC Books for Prelims & Mains

What are the best books for APSC Exam preparation? Which IAS books should be studied for APSC Civil Services Examination Prelims and Mains? Read to know more.

We recommend Civil Service aspirants start their preparation with our NCERT Textbooks (Class 6-12). Click Here to download NCERT Textbooks

Once aspirants get a basic idea from NCERT Textbooks, they should focus more on the Standard Textbooks.

Recommended APSC Books or for Any Assam Government Examination & Strategy

There are plenty of books that are available, but the choice of the right Books while preparing for any Assam Government Exam is most important as some of them are not accurate or do not contain the exact Content and usually, aspirants get confused while comparing with other books available on a certain topic which aspirants need.

Here we have listed out below some of the important and recommended APSC books having good reviews from toppers which have helped them to achieve their success. And for you just picking up the right book and keeping them in your bookshelf will not achieve your success. To that,  for making your life colourful and earning respect and dignity, definitely, hard work is utmost required, so set your goal, make your timetable and start preparing for your exams before it is too late for you to realize it. Simultaneously you also check the Previous year APSC question papers and Other  Important Assam Government Examination Question Papers to boost your strategy.

Although we have listed out below the most important static books which are chosen by toppers to crack their Exam whether ACS/APS/IAS/IPS/Banking/ Any State Government Exams, but our personal strategy would be also to study dynamically as there are plenty of resources available on the internet, but this is not for the last-minute preparation. For Current Affairs Polity and Current Events, we would recommend you to read The Hindu Newspaper & Assam Tribune Daily and pick out the important points and note down it in your notebook. Also, we will suggest you to buy a good monthly Magazine and the most important is to digest the NCERT Books from Class 6-10 and for Class 11-12 in a selective manner.

Books for Assam Government Exam

Indian Polity

1. Indian Polity 5th Edition – by M Laxmikanth

Indian History 

1. India Since Independence – by Bipan Chandra

2. History of Modern India – Bipan Chandra

3. Spectrum’s – A Brief History Of Modern India – by Rajiv Ahir

4. India’s Struggle for Independence – by Bipan Chandra

Assam History

1. Assam: From Yandabo to Partition – by Priyam Goswami

2. A Comprehensive History Of Assam – by  S. L. Baruah

3. History of Assam – by Sir Edward Gait

Indian Economy

1. The Indian Economy – by Sanjiv Verma( New Edition)

2. Indian Economy – by Ramesh Singh (New Edition)

Indian Culture 

1. Indian Art and Culture – by Nitin Singhania

Environmental Studies

1. Environmental Studies – by R. Rajagopalan


1. Geography of India – by Majid Husain

2. Certificate Physical And Human Geography – by Goh Cheng Leong

3. Oxford School Atlas

4. The Orient BlackSwan Atlas

General Knowledge

1. India 2019

2. Lucent’s General Knowledge

3. General Knowledge 2020 – by Manohar Pandey 

4. Manorama Yearbook 2019

5. General Knowledge 2020 (Pocket Book) – by Manohar Pandey

General English

1. Word Power Made Easy Paperback – by Norman Lewis

2. How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT – by Arun Sharma

3. English is Easy – by Chetananand Singh

4. English for General Competitions ( New Edition) – by Neetu Singh

5. English for General Competitions: from Plinth to Paramount – by Neetu Singh

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