GS 3 Books for IAS Mains General Studies 3 (Paper 4):


General Studies 3 (GS 3 Books: Syllabus) Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management

GS 3 Books: Economic Development

Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment.

Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.

Government Budgeting:

Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.

Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
Investment models.

GS 3 Books: Agriculture


  • Land reforms in India.
  • Major crops-cropping patterns in various parts of the country, – different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e- technology in the aid of farmers.
  • Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.
  • Food processing and related industries in India- scope’ and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.


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GS 3 Books: Technology


  • Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.
  • Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
  • Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.


  • Science & Technology by Spectrum – English

GS 3 Books: Environment & Disaster Management

Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

  • Best Book: Shankar IAS – Environment – English |

Disaster and disaster management.

  • Environment and Ecology: Biodiversity, Climate Change and Disaster Management for Civil Services Examination – By Majid Hussain – English


GS 3 Books: Internal Security


  • Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
  • Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate
  • Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
  • Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention.
  • Security challenges and their management in border areas – linkages of organized crime with terrorism.


  • Internal Security for UPSC – English
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