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Best Gifts For UPSC Aspirants

Everyone will have someone in the family who aspires to be an IAS officer and tirelessly work for it. So the gifts for the future IAS and IPS should be ultimately special. Now you don’t need to overthink, here we have recommended some of the best gifts for UPSC aspirants that you can gift them to support their IAS dream.

1. NCERT Text Books

NCERT Text Books are an excellent tool for IAS preparation. It covers almost every essential topic in various civil service examination subjects such as mathematics, geography, history, and science. So NCERT textbook can be the best gift for UPSC aspirants. You can buy NCERT textbooks for classes 6 to 12.

2. UPSC Books

If you want to gift UPSC preparation books to UPSC aspirants, the first thing you need to know is what is the selective subject they chose for their exam. Here we have listed some best books for various UPSC exam subjects.

Best UPSC Books for Indian Polity and Constitution

  1. Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth
  2. Introduction to the Constitution of India by D.D. Basu
  3. Indian Constitution & Polity by Mahesh Kumar Barnwal, Kunal Verma
  4. Important Acts that Transformed India by Alex Andrews George
  5. Important Judgments that Transformed India by Alex Andrews George.

Best UPSC Books for Indian History and Culture

  1. Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania
  2. Indian Art & Culture by Arihant Experts
  3. Art and Culture Question Bank by Vinay GB
  4. India’s Ancient Past by R.S Sharma
  5. Ancient and Medieval India – by Poonam Dalal Dahiya
  6. A Compendium of Indian Art and Culture – For Civil Services and Other Competitive Examination by B.S. Baliyan
  7. Modern Indian History – by Sonali Bansal and Snehil Tripathi

Best UPSC Books for Indian Geography and World Geography

  1. Geography of India by Majid Hussain
  2. Objective Indian and World Geography by D.R Khullar
  3. Certificate Physical And Human Geography by Goh Cheng Leong

Best UPSC Books for Indian Economy

  1. Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh
  2. Indian Economy Key Concepts by Sankarganesh Karuppiah
  3. Indian Economy For Civil Services and Other Competitive Examinations by Nitin Singhania

Best UPSC Books for Science and Technology

  1. Esencia Science and Technology: For Civil Services and Other Competitive Examinations by  H. S. Sidhu and Gurbinder Kaur
  2. Science and Technology by Ravi P. Agrahari

Best UPSC Books for Environment Ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change

  1. Environment and Ecology: Biodiversity, Climate Change, and Disaster Management for Civil Services Examination by Majid Hussain
  2. Environment and Ecology by R. Rajagopalan
  3. Environment by Shankar

Best UPSC Books for World History

  1. World History by Krishna Reddy
  2. History of the World  by Arjun Dev and Indira Arjun Dev

Best UPSC Books for India Since Independence

  1. India Since Independence by Bipan Chandra
  2. India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra
  3. Post-Independence India: For Civil Services Examinations by Sonali Bansal and Snehil Tripathi

Best UPSC Books for Indian Society

  1. Indian Society by For Civil Services Main Examination by M. Senthil Kumar and Rijesh
  2. Indian Society: Themes and Social Issues by Nadeem Hasnain

Best UPSC Books for Foreign Relations of India

  1. Challenge and Strategy: Rethinking India’s Foreign Policy by Rajiv, Sikri
  2. International Relations – by Pavneet Singh

Best UPSC Books for Governance

  1. Governance in India by M. Laxmikanth
  2. Governance in India: Basic and Beyond  by M. Karthikeyan

Best UPSC Books for Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude

  1. Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude – by G Subba Rao & P N Roy Chowdhury
  2. Lexicon Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude for IAS General Studies – by Niraj Kumar
  3. Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude – by M. Karthikeyan

Best UPSC Books for Internal Security

  1. Challenges to Internal Security of India by Ashok Kumar and Vipul Anekant
  2. Internal Security for Civil Services Main Examination by M. Karthikeyan 

3. Watch


Though whatever advancements in tech come through the modern world, Watches that show us time will never ever go out of fashion because time is always precious, and would you agree that time is even more precious for UPSC aspirants? Yes, Time is crucial for UPSC aspirants. Watches allow them to manage their precious time more efficiently. As Analog watches are only allowed during the UPSC examination, you would require to gift a decent analogue watch.

4. Pen

Pen is a good choice to gift UPSC aspirants as they will get to practice a lot for examinations. So You can either gift them dozens of pens of low cost for use during practice sessions or a single good pen to be used in the final examination. You can gift UPSC aspirants with blue or black pens which are the allowed colour to write in the UPSC examination. Here we recommend some of the best pens for UPSC exams.

  1. Rorito Teramax
  2. Pilot v5/v7
  3. Cello Butterflow
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4. Birthday Gifts

If you want the gift for the UPSC Apriant to be motivating as well be a birthday gift, there you have a multitude of options to choose from. You can get customized cake toppers for cake decorations, photo engravings, personalized wallets and a lot more.

5. IAS Themed Gift Articles

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