IAS Satyam Gandhi Booklist for UPSC CSE Prelims and Mains

If you’re preparing for Civil Services Exam, then you might be now familiar with the famous toppers. Satyam Gandhi cracked the UPSC CSE 2020 in his very first attempt securing AIR 10 with PSIR (Political Science and International Relations) as Optional. Here are his IAS Exam preparation booklist and study materials which helped him to crack the same.

Satyam Gandhi Booklist for Prelims

  • Polity- M. Laxmikanth
  • Ancient History – Old NCERTs, RS Sharma, coaching material
  • Medieval History- Old NCERTs, Satish Chandra
  • Modern History- Spectrum
  • Geography- NCERT Class XI and Class XII, GC Leong Part I, coaching material
  • Environment & Ecology- coaching material
  • Economics- NCERT Class XII Macroeconomics, coaching material
  • Science & Technology- coaching material
  • Maps- Indian Geography through Maps by KBC Nano Publication

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AIR 10 Satyam Gandhi Booklist for UPSC Mains

Civil Services Mains Examination is the real deciding factor when it comes to cracking this exam. It’s descriptive type in comparison to Prelims which is an objective type. Here are Satyam Gandhi’s Booklist and Study Material for UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam.

General Studies- I

  • Society- Coaching material on social issues, Rushikesh Reddy’s Notes
  • World History- Nitin Sangwan’s World History notes
  • Post Independence- Nitin Sangwan’s Post Independence notes
  • Art & Culture- NCERT Class XI Introduction to Fine Arts, coaching material
  • Geography- NCERT Class XI and Class XII, GC Leong, coaching material
  • Distribution of Resources- Map book, Rushikesh Reddy’s notes

General Studies- II

  • Indian Polity- M. Laxmikanth, Anudeep Durishetty’s notes for GS II, Current Affairs magazines and compilations
  • Governance- Coaching material, NITI Aayog reports- Strategy for New India @75, 3-Year Action Agenda, Rushikesh Reddy’s notes, Yojna Publication
  • International Relations- Current Affairs magazines, coaching material

General Studies- III

  • Economics- Two reports of NITI Aayog, coaching material, Current Affairs, Yojna Publication
  • Science & Technology- Coaching material, online material, Current Affairs
  • Environment & Ecology- Coaching material
  • Internal Security- Coaching material, Current Affairs
  • Disaster Management- Current Affairs, coaching material

General Studies- IV

  • Primary source- Coaching material for Ethics
  • Reference material- Mock Test series, Rushikesh Reddy’s notes

Essay Paper

  • Fundamentals of Essay Writing by Anudeep Durishetty
  • Coaching material on Essay Writing
  • Online material and self-research.

Current Affairs

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