NCERT Booklist for UPSC CSE Prelims + Mains #100DaysChallenge | How to NCERT IAS Preparation    

So now we have approximately 100 days in our


This number may differ depending on when you

are READING THIS ARTICLE but hopefully, you

must have read NCERTs in past.

So in this video, I will tell you the minimum

number of NCERTs that you have to read.

Also, I want to tell you that this list is


There is no hard and fast rule - you can use

your own discretion while choosing books according

to your plan.
NCERT Booklist for UPSC CSE Prelims + Mains #100DaysChallenge | How to NCERT IAS Preparation
NCERT Booklist for UPSC CSE Prelims + Mains #100DaysChallenge | How to NCERT IAS Preparation

And I have not mentioned NCERTs ONLY but along

with NCERTs, there are some other state board

books also.

So, in short, you can add or subtract you

can do that.

Use your own discretion.

So without wasting a time let us begin -

For Art and Culture - read Fine arts Class

Xi NCERT and last two chapters of crafts and


For Ancient and Medieval India read Tamilnadu

Board History Books.

These books are available in PDF format for

free just search over google and you will

get the PDF copy or I will provide the link


For Modern India - you can read Modern Indian

History by Bipin Chandra which also goes by

the name of the old NCERT.

If this book is not available in the local

book shop you can buy this book online from


Apart from that book, you can read Class XII

New NCERT i.e.

Themes in Indian History Part 3 specifically

the topic on Gandhiji.

For Geography, you have to read Class XI and

XII NCERTs there are total 4 NCERTs If you

are finding it difficult to understand Geography

then you can start with Class VI NCERT and

read all NCERTs up to Class X and then read

+1 and +2 NCERTs.

Now, these NCERTs will cover a significant

portion of agriculture and environment also.

For Indian Polity you can read Political Theory

and Indian Constitution at Work, both are

Class XI NCERTs for political science

For International Relations and Indian Foreign

Policy, you can read Contemporary World Politics

and Politics in India Since Independence.

This NCERT is also useful in Post Independent

History of India.

For Economy NCERT – Class 11 (Indian Economic

Development) Class 12 – Macroeconomics.

For Environment read Biology class XIIth Last

four chapters

For Society and social issues, there are 3

NCERTs that you have to read NCERT: Class

12 - Indian Society NCERT: Class 12 - Social

Change and Development in India.

And understanding Indian society.

For science, you can read Class 9th and 10th


But read them after you finish all the above


Keep them at last.

For world history, I am also writing blog

posts on which are free

and these blogs are notes from toppers class

notes and old NCERT and random google search.

If you do not wish to read blogs then go for

the Old NCERT - World History (Arjun Dev)

Now after reading all the above NCERTs, if

you are left with some time then the first

thing is to re-read these same books once


You have to cover all these books before November


Now do not ask any doubts and start reading


There will be no video till 15th November.

Also, remember that along with all these NCERTs

you have to finish 50-60% of optional and

also you have to read daily newspaper.

As discussed in the last video this is your

checklist and time will pass just like that.

Now some people do not like free motivation

or in local language bolbacchan so they can

leave now.

unka time aagaya he, Wo nikal sikate hai,

And those people who wish to listen more can

stay here.

And I love both types of these people no hard


I want to tell you that don’t go for shortcuts

and buy any gist of NCERT or that kind of

things read these books only.

Also, don’t go for watching videos on NCERTs

like the one that I made on Geography.

Yes, these videos can help and great to watch

but you forget that these videos are supplementary.

You can watch them after you finish reading

your books.

First, read your stuff then watch those videos.

Solely depending on them is not the right


So Don’t add any shortcut material in your


If you are doing this mistake then you will

ask the same doubts in next year to some another

educator like which NCERT should I read, how

to read and all.

It is better to utilise this time and opportunity

till 15th November and those who will finish

this task and this checklist can send their

checklist pic on Instagram on 14th November.

Amazingly It coincides with Children Day.

Send the checklist and you will get a surprise

gift from me.

Don’t go for shortcuts.

Increase the number of hours if you had to

but do not search for alternatives, you will

sacrifice your attempt if you make such silly


You should remember that most dear thing that

you have with you is your attempt.

So don’t waste it.

The equation is quite simple - the one who

will put extra effort and finish the tasks

without going for shortcuts will find his

name where it matters the most.

Have a ruthless determination and focus on

things that you have to do.