When preparing for UPSC, studying the NCERT textbooks is an essential part of the learning process. But then again a lot of people are confused about what need to read when preparing for UPSC. For best results, you should read all the books from Class 6th to Class 12th. But then again the smarter way to do this would be to identify the more important topics and learn those. So given below is a subject wise list of NCERT books that you need to learn in order to prepare for UPSC. Note that the ones marked in bold are the relatively more important topics and therefore should be given due importance.

Paper I NCERT Textbooks

1. History

  • NCERT Class VI – Our Past
  • NCERT Class VII – Our Past -I
  • NCERT Class VIII – Our Past II and III
  • NCERT Class IX – India and the Contemporary World – I
  • NCERT Class IX – India and the Contemporary World – II
  • NCERT Class X – Themes In World History
  • NCERT Class XII – Themes In Indian History – I
  • NCERT Class XII – Themes in Indian History – II
  • NCERT Class XII – Themes In Indian History – III

2. Indian Society

  • NCERT Class VI – Social Science: Social & Political Life I
  • NCERT Class VII – Social Science: Social & Political Life II
  • NCERT Class VIII – Social Science: Social & Political Life III
  • NCERT Class XI – Sociology: Understanding Society
  • NCERT Class XII – Indian Society
  • NCERT Class XII – Social Change and Development in India

3. Art and Culture

  • NCERT Class XI – An Introduction to Indian Art
  • NCERT Class XI – Living Craft Traditions of India (Chapters 9 & 10)

4. Geography

  • NCERT Class VI – The Earth Our Habitat
  • NCERT Class VII – Our Environment
  • NCERT Class VIII – Resource and Development
  • NCERT Class IX – Contemporary India – I
  • NCERT Class X – Contemporary India – II
  • NCERT Class XI – Fundamentals of Physical Geography
  • NCERT Class XI – India – Physical Environment
  • NCERT Class XII – Fundamentals of Human Geography
  • NCERT Class XII – India – People and Economy

Paper II NCERT Textbooks

5. Polity

  • NCERT Class IX – Political Science: Democratic Politics Part – I
  • NCERT Class X – Political Science: Democratic Politics Part – II
  • NCERT Class XI – Political Science: Indian Constitution at Work
  • NCERT Class XI – Political Science: Political Theory
  • NCERT Class XII – Political Science I: Contemporary World Politics
  • NCERT Class XII – Political Science II: Politics in India since Independence

Paper III NCERT Textbooks

6. Indian Economy

  • NCERT Class IX – Economics: Economics
  • NCERT Class X – Understanding Economic Development
  • NCERT Class XI – Indian Economic Development
  • NCERT Class XII – Introductory Microeconomics
  • NCERT Class XII – Introductory Macroeconomics

7. Science & Technology NCERTs

  • NCERT Class VI
  • NCERT Class VII
  • NCERT Class VIII
  • NCERT Class IX
  • NCERT Class X
  • NCERT Class XI – Chemistry: Unit 14 & Biology: Units 4 & 5
  • NCERT Class XII – Chemistry: Unit 16 & Biology: Units 8, 9 & 10

8. Environment & Ecology

  • Class XII – Biology: last four Chapters (13 to 16)

Paper IV NCERT Textbook

9. Ethics

  • NCERT Class XII – Psychology

 

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Written by Lekshmi Sasidharan

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