Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts various competitive examinations for recruitment of competent candidates to serve in various departments of the Government of India. Indian Economic Service (IES) exam is held every year by UPSC to recruit Grade IV officers for the Indian Economic Services. To be eligible to appear for IES exam, the candidates must have successfully completed postgraduate degree from a recognized university in Economics/ Business Economics/ Applied Economics / Econometrics. To prepare well for Indian Economic Service Examination, a good collection of study material is essential. The lists of the exam books and guides for IES exam are enlisted below.
UPSC Indian Economic Service Examination Study Material
- For general English refer to Arihant General English by C S Gupta
Arihant - General English for All Competitive Examinations (In English)
- For General Studies a regular reading of good Magazines and good General Knowledge book of Upkar is adequate.
- For Micro: Koutsoyyiannis, Ahuja or any other good book
- For Macro: Shapiro, Dornbusch and Fischer, Ahuja
- Referring to Books of Class 11th and 12th NCERT Maths book is also necessary
- Refer Class 12th book of CBSE for National Income Accounting
- For Monetary topics refer to SB Gupta (For both) RBI Report and M L Jhingan
- For International Economics prescribe Mannur, Soderston or any other book
- For Growth and Development refer to Baldwin, Meir and M L Jhingan and go through any one or two latest book of Amratya Sen
- For Statistics refer to Class 11th and 12th NCERT books as well as some chapters of any graduation level statistics book or Gujarati-Econometrics book
- For Public Finance refer to Bhatia and one good book of foreign author Indian
For Economy refer to the Planning chapters of Uma Kapila
For Environmental Economics refer to various books on topic wise coverage
- For Indian Economy refer to books by Dutt and Sundaram, Mishra & Puri, A N Agrawala, Uma Kapila
- Thorough study of Economic Survey of last two years, Budget of3 years is very important and latest two Monetary & Credit Policy (mid term and annual), Latest data about CRR, SLR and Repos rate should be known
- Intensive study on different reports like Human Development Report, World Development Reports (available on net) and many other good reports including report and papers by United Nations Environment Programme will help in GE-III paper, as questions are highly unconventional in paper III of Economics.