Polity and constitution

Elementary reading

Democratic Politics 1 (Class IX)

Democratic Politics II (Class X)

Read through for an overview of politics in India

Further reading

Political theory (Class XI)—Ch2, 3, 4,5,6,7,8 Focus on main ideas and concepts. Don’t worry about thinkers and political philosophers.

Indian Constitution at work (Class XI)-Go through the entire work. Try to make your own notes if you are unfamiliar with the subject area.



Basic economics concepts

Microeconomics Class 11—Chapters 1, 6.1,2 (Don’t bother about the mathematical details)

Macroeconomics Class 11—Chapters 2, 3, 5, 6,  (Just look at the concepts, don’t bother about quantitative stuff), Glossary (Terminology)


Geography Class 12 (India)

  • Chapter 1 (Population),
  • Chapter 2 (Migration)

Social development

  • Economics for Class 9—Ch2 (population as a resource, human resource development)
  • Geography Class 12 (India: People and Economy) Ch3 (Human development)
  • Economics for Class XI (Indian Economic Development)—Chapter 5(Human capital)

Poverty & inclusion

  • NCERT Economics for Class 9—Ch. 3 (Poverty & inclusion)
  • NCERT Class XI– Ch. 4 (poverty)
  • NCERT Economics for Class XI (Indian Economic Development)—Ch. 9 (sustainable development)
  • NCERT Geography (Class XII)—India: People and Economy
    • Ch.9 (Sustainable development and planning)



Class 11 Physical Geography—Chapters 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

Indian Geography

Elementary reading

NCERT Geography (Class 8)—Resources and development

(Go through whole book)

Further reading

NCERT Geography (Class XI)—India: Physical Environment

(Ch.1-6, appendices 1-5)

NCERT Geography (Class XII)—India: People and Economy

(Ch. 1, 5, 6, 7, 10)

General issues on environment & ecology

Elementary reading

Science (Class 8)—Ch7, ch18

Science (Class 9)—Ch14

Science (Class 10)—Ch15, 16

Further reading

Fundamental of Physical Geography (Class XI)—Ch12, 15, 16

Biology (Class 12)—Ch13, 14, 15, 16

India: Physical Environment (class 12)—Ch5,


Elementary reading

This is only for those who have not been linked with science in their college days.

Class 9 Science Chapters 1-15

Class 10 Science Chapters 1-14 (other two chapters are recommended above also)

This part will also be useful in most state level examinations.

Area wise reading in science


NCERT Science (class 9)—Ch.8, 9, 10,11,12

NCERT science (class 10)—ch.10, 11, 14,


NCERT Science (class 9)—Ch.2, 3, 4

NCERT science (class 10)—ch.1, 2, 3, 4,5

Life Sciences

NCERT Science (class 9)—Ch.5, 6, 7, 13

NCERT Science (class 10)—ch.6, 7, 8, 9

NCERT Biology (Class XI)—Ch.16, 17.1, 2, 4, 5, 6. Ch.18, Ch.19.1, 2, 8, Ch.20.5, Ch.21.2, Ch.21.1, 2

NCERT Biology (Class XII)—Ch.4.1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Ch.8,

Miscellaneous aeas

NCERT Science (class 9)—Ch.14, 15

Other sections

Other sections of General Studies PT are integrated with mains reading.