1. Modern India:India's Struggle For Independence - Bipan Chandra, A Brief History of Modern India - Spectrum Publication, NCERT   Modern India.
2. Indian Arts and Culture: Ancient India and Medieval India(NCERT)
3. Indian Geography: India and Environment (NCERT)
4. Indian Polity: Laxmikanth
5. Indian Economics: Economic Survey, Development Economy (NCERT),
6. Science and Technology: Tata Mcgraw Hill, News Paper
7. Statistics: Spectrum and NCERT
8. International Organisation: refer Tata Mcgaw GS Book and Mnorama Year Book
9. Current Affairs: The Hindu and Monthly magazine (Civil Service Chronicle)
10. Ref: India Year Book

Suggested by Mr. Srinivasan IAS and Mr. Karthick IPS
1.Physical Geography- Savindra Singh
2. Model and Theories- Majjid Hussain
3. Geography Through Maps- Sidartha
4. Certificate of Human and Physical Geography- Goh Chang Leong
5. Spectrum Guide for Mains
6. Orient Longman School Atlas
1. Geography of India- Kuller
2. Geography Through Maps
3. Spectrum Guide for Mains
4. Oxford School Atlas for India
NCERT Books: XI  and XII
1. Physical Geography
2. India Physical Environment
3. Human Geography

Suggested by Ms. Sathya IRS (IT)
Section A
1. Introduction to Political Theory- OP. Gauba
2. Political Ideologies- Andrew Heywood
3. Western Political Thinkers- Sushila Ramasamy and Subrata Mukerjee
4. Indian Political Thinkers- Vishnu Bagaavan
1. Indian Polity- Laxmikanth
2. Indian Government and Politics- A.S. Narag
3. Current Affairs Magazine and News Papers
NCERT Books: XI  and XII Political science books
IGNOU Books: MA Political Science Books 1. State and Politics, 2. India and World 
1. International Relations- Tapan Biswal
2. World Focus Monthly Magazine (particularly nov-dec issue)
3. Current Affairs on International Relations
4. Baylis and Smith - Globalisation of world politics
5. J N Dixit - India’s foreign Policy 1947-2003
6. Mahendra Kumar – Theoretical Aspects of IR

Public Administration Books 
1. Public Administration- Avasti and Maheshwari
2. New Horizons of Public Administration
3. Public Administration Theory and Concept- Rumki Basu
4. Administrative Thinkers- Prasad and Prasad
5. Public Administration (Manual) TATA MC Graw Hill- Laxmikanth
6. Public Administration- Sadana and Sharma
7. Public Administration Theories- Fadia and Fadia
1. Indian Administration- Rajni Goyal and Ramesh Arora
2. Local Government- S.R. Maheshwari
3. Indian Polity- Laxmikanth
4. Indian Administration- Fadia and Fadia
MAGAZINE: Economics and Political Weekly

Suggested books for Botany

Ms. Shanmugapriya IAS

A text book of botany – Singh, Pandey, Jain
Systematic botany – R.K.Gupta
Algae – B.R. Vashista
Fungi – P.D.Sharma
Cell biology – P.S. Verma, V.K.Agarwal
Genetics - P.S. Verma, V.K.Agarwal
Molecular biology - P.S. Verma, V.K.Agarwal
Microbiology – K.P. Powar
Microbiology – Pelczar
Microbiology – Prescott
Genetics – B.D.Singh
Cytology – Esau
Plant anatomy - B.P. Pandey
Cytology, genetics and molecular biology – P.K.Gupta
Elements of biotechnology – P.K. Gupta
Outlines of biotechnology – Emkay publishers
Biotechnology – Dubey
Plant physiology – V.K.Jain
Plant physiology – P.S. Gill
Physiology and biochemistry – Salisbury, Ross
Physiology and biochemistry – Fritz, Noggle
Plant diversity and systematics – verma, singh, agarwal
Ancillary botany – Rao, Narayanasamy
Taxonomy and morphology – R.C.Dutta
Plant pathology – R.S.Singh
Plant pathology – Mehrotra
Plant pathology – Bilgrami
Plant pathology - B.P. Pandey
ICAR Handbook of agriculture
Plant breeding – B.D. Singh
Embryology – Bhojwani, Bhatnagar
Economic Botany – B.P. Pandey
Economic botany – S.L. Kochar
Economic botany – Sudhir Pradhan (1995)
A text book of Pharmacognosy – Kokate, Purohit, Gokhale
Ecology – V.B. Rastogi
Plant ecology – Shukla, Chandel
Environmental biology and toxicology – P.D. Sharma
Biodiversity conservation – P.C.Trivedi, K.C.Sharma (2003)
Evolution – T.K.Ranganathan
Plant-related articles from Yojana, Kurukshetra and other forestry related government schemes, bills, acts and laws.
IAS Botany material available online as pdf files
Competition refresher’s botany material
Brilliant tutorials botany material
Biology Special issue of civil service chronicle and Competition wizard
Botany material of TataMcGraw Hill GS Manual, Pearson, Spectrum
CSIR-NET – Life sciences material
Botany for pre-medical entrance exam
Plant quiz books
Previous year question papers (Q.Bank)

    • Sociology - T.B. Bottomore
    • Sociology - Harry M. Johnson
    • Sociology: An introduction and analysis - Maclver and Page
    • Handbook of sociology - Ogburn and Ninkoff
    • Social anthropology - Madan and Majumdar
    • Social Thought - Abraham and Morgan
    • Social structure - M.N. Srinivas
    • Dictionary of sociology - Dunean and Mitchel or Penguin
          PAPER TWO
            1. Ram Ahuja: Society in India
    2. Ram Ahuja: Social problems in India
    3. IGNOU notes (especially for thinkers and topic on Indian system)
    4. Caste its 20th Century Avatar - M.N. Srinivas
    5. Participation as freedom - Amartya Sen and Jean Dreze
    6. Y. Singh - Modernisation of Indian Tradition
    7. Y. Singh - Social tradition in India
    8. L.P. Vidhyarthi - Tribal India
    9. Y. Singh - Social Change in India
    10. Niel J. Smelser for Economy and Society
    11. Abraham and Francis - Sociological theory