IAS study Exam needs a vast understanding of day-to-day issues and knowledge on diverse topics. To acquire such knowledge, candidates have to read a lot of books.

There are some recommended books and magazines that a candidate preparing for CSE should not miss. They include:

• NCERT Books
• Indian Polity by Laxmikant
• Introduction to the Constitution of India by D.D. Basu
• Indian Struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra
• Certificate Physical and Human Geography - Goh Cheng Leong
• Economic Survey
• India Year Book
• Yojana Monthly Magazine
• Kurukshetra Monthly Magazine
• Economic and Political Weekly

Apart from all these, the most important source for acquiring the necessary information for the exam is a newspaper. Subscribing to a good newspaper is thus essential.