NCERT BOOK LIST FOR UPSC
Without NCERT Books no preparation of Civil Service Exam can happen. Sometimes even direct questions from the NCERT Books have been asked if you analyze the previous year questions. When you complete NCERT from 6-12 you will have an idea about relevancy of the questions asked in Prelims or Mains.
For geography it is necessary to cover all books, but you need focus better on the books provided in 11-12 for geography. Physical Geography to Human Geography as well as some essential ideas about Geology, NCERT beautifully elaborated them all. For World Geography and Indian Geography maps and diagrams efficiently clear all doubts.
To understand current scenario of Indian Economy apart from Specific Author’s books NCERT is must to be read by the aspirants. Fiscal policy to monetary policy, Microeconomics to macroeconomics, you can have a rich idea about everything when you read from NCERT.
Art and Culture
For a better understanding of art and culture of India that existed in the past as well as modern scenario of it, go through the NCERT Books specially focus on Class XI‘s An Introduction to Indian Art.
These subjects you can read from any private publisher’s books or NCERT books. We are talking about Sociology, Heritage Crafts etc. You can access these books if you want.