[Studyplan] Book Lists for Optional Subjects of UPSC Civil Services Mains Examination (UPSC CSE) and other State PSC Exams.
While looking for study materials, many questions asked.like.
Can i prepare for UPSC exam while doing job? -
You can also prepare while doing your job, but it depends on what kind of job you are doing. As you have mentioned nothing about your job profile, please do think again before quitting it. If you have doubts with that you can always get it cleared ;-)
Now coming to guidance for preparation, well in brief you will have to follow this trend
Zero: Choose your optional subject and preferably study it daily for an hour or two. You can even rigorously prepare it for whole month or two and then switch to
next step. But dont hurry, in doubt always get it cleared.
1st: Read NCERT's
2nd: Now comes the Role of Standard Books
3rd: Test Series, so that you can assess/judge your performance till now.
4th: Practice CSAT, this is to be done parallel with step 1, 2 & 3.
5th: Start mains answer writing practice and essay writing
6th: Do the same for Optional.
7th: Repeat 5 and 6 till you are sure that you can write relevant answers on any topic asked.
8th: Probably within 2 months, you will have Prelims 2016 ---> attempt it, go for mains and then you have the interview.
If the hard work is sincere and smart, and most importantly REGULAR, then clearing it in one go is possible or may be not. Cant assure you on this one, thats UPSC.
Book Lists for Optional Subjects of UPSC Civil Services Mains Examination (UPSC CSE) and other State PSC Exams.
Optional Subjects demand Many books because of their very nature and vast syllabus. I have collected these books from various sources and have strictly complied the necessary books for various optionals for UPSC CSE and other State PCS Exams. Some of the State PSC have different syllabus but still their syllabus match 80-90% with UPSC syllabus so the book list remains almost same.
I will keep updating the Lists as soon as I will Come to know Good Books and info also will post about remaining optional subjects. Stay connected and keep visiting. Subjects Mentioned below are followings :
History of Modern India – Shekhar Bandopadhyaya/Bipan Chandra
Mastering Modern World History – Norman Lowe
India’s Struggle For Independence – Bipan Chandra and Others
Ashoka and the Decline of the Mauryas - Romila Thapar/ A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India
Medieval India: From Sultanat to Mughals – 1- Satish Chandra
Medieveal India: From Sultanat to Mughals -2 – Satish Chandra
India’s Ancient Past – R.S. Sharma
History of the World – Arjun Dev
The Wonder That Was India – A.L. Basham
A History Of Political Thought: Plato To Marx – Mukherjee and Susheela Ramaswamy
Politial Theory – Rajeev Bhargava
Introduction to Political Theory – O P Gauba
International Relations -Khanna
Politics – Heywood
Introduction to the Constitution of India - D D Basu
Global Politics – Heywood
Foundations of Indian Political Thought – V R Mehta
India’s Struggle For Idependence – Bipan Chandra
Indian Government and Politics – B L Fadia
Does The Elephant Dance? Contemporary India Foreign Policy – Malone
Physical Geography – Majid Hussain/ Savindra Singh
Models in Geography – Majid Hussain
Modern Physical Geography – Strahler and Strahler (Optional)
Certificate Physical and Human Geography – Goh Cheng Leong
Economic and Social Geography Made Simple – Rupa Publication
Dictionary of Physical Geography – Penguin
Evolution of Geographical Thought – Majid Hussain
Physical Geography Made Simple – Rupa Publication
Dictionary of Human Geography
Oxford Student Atlas / The Orient BlackSwan School Atlas
India Year Book – Publication Division
Regional Planning in India – Mahesh Chand
India – A Comprehensive Geography - Khullar
Sociology – Anthony Giddens
Sociological Thought – Francis Abraham and John Henry Morgan
Sociology – Harlombos and Holborn
Political Theory – O P Gauba
HARALAMBOS & HOLBORN SOCIOLOGY: THEMES AND PERSPECTIVES
Sociology - Macionis
Sociological Theory – Ritzer G
Social Change in India – M N Srinivas
Indian Society and Culture – Nadeem Hasnain
Modernization of Indian Tradition – Yogendra Singh
Indian Sociological Thought by Nagla B K
Handbook of Indian Sociology – Veena Das
Rural Sociology – Doshi and Jain
Social Background of Indian Nationalism – A R Desai
Indian Public Administration – Arora and Goyal
Administrative Thinkers – Prasad and Prasad
Public Administration In India 1st Edition - Maheshwari
Public Administration – Fadia and Fadia
Public Administration In India – B L Fadia (optional)
Public Administration – Laxmikant
New Horizons of Public Administration – Mohit Bhattacharya
Public Administration and Public Affairs 12th Edition – Nicholas Henry
Essentials Of Organizational Behaviour10th Edition – Robbins, Sanghi and Judge
Microeconomics – Ahuja and Koutsyansis
Macroeconomics – Ahuja and Mankiw
Public Finance - Lekhi, Balton and Bhatia
International Economics – Salvatore and M.C Vaish
Money and Banking – Gupta and Ahuja
For Growth and Development ,I followed Mishra and Puri .
There is another book by Lekhi (this book covers the syllabus so it is bit handy)/Debraj Ray-Development Economics. I extensively used Internet for some new developments in same.
Indian Economy – Mishra and Puri, Dutt and Sundaram, Uma Kapila,
Economic Survey, EPW, RBI
Any One Business Newspaper - ET, The Economist or Financial Express
Corporate Accounting – Naseem Ahmed (A very good & simple book to cover entire topics, selected topics only)
Accounting Standards- D. S. Rawat (Cover AS 1-20, 22 & 26 in detail & practice numerical also)
2. Cost Accounting
Cost Accounting; Theory & Problems- Maheshwari & Mittal (Selected topics to cover syllabus of UPSC only)
Students’ Guide to Auditing- Aruna Jha (Taxmann) (Selected topics only)
4. Taxation- Income Tax, Service Tax & VAT
Income Tax book by- V.K. Singhania or Girish Ahuja
Following is the link for a Income Tax book by Mr. Bhavin Pathak. This book is written in a wonderful way and one should download for covering Income Tax part from this book.
5. Financial Management
Financial Management; Text & Problems- Khan & Jain ( ALL CHAPTERS, sufficient to cover the entire syllabus)
6. Financial Markets & Institutions
Indian Financial System- M.Y. Khan
OR Selected Topics to cover syllabus only
Financial Institutions & Markets- L.M. Bhole
1. Organisation Theory & Behaviour
Organisation Theory & Behaviour- B.P. Singh & T.N. Chabra
Organisation Behaviour- L.M. Prasad
2. Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management- C.B.Gupta
Human Resource Management- K. Ashwathapa (Tata McGraw Hill)
3. Industrial Relations
Industrial Relations- T.N. Chabra & R.K.Suri
Dynamics of Industrial Relations- C.B. Mamoria & Satish Mamoria
Human Anatomy—B D Chaurasia books of Anatomy (all three volumes); Embryology from I B Singh;
Human Physiology- Ganong; Guyton & A.K.Jain book
Biochemistry- by U. Satyanarayan’s book.
Pathology- Pathological basis of disease by Robbins and Cotran, one can also refer to Harshmohan’s book also.
Pharmacology- K D Tripathi’s book or even Lipincott is very good for memory point of view.
Microbiology- D R Arora’s book. And same author’s book for medical parasitology.
Forensic medicine- Essentials of Forensic medicine and Toxicology by Dr. K S Narayan Reddy. It is better to go by the tables that have been given in this book as question are asked directly from there and it is advisable to not to miss them.
(Community medicine)Preventive and social medicine- K Park’s book is sufficient enough. There is no need to refer any special book for the programs of Govt. of India as K Park deals with them in good detail and one has to follow a word limit in writing questions.
General Medicine- there are various books for medicine and no one is complete. I would highly recommend reading only those books which you have referred during your graduation years. Like I followed CMDT(no need to buy latest edition), textbook of medicine by S N Chugh, Emergency medicine by S N Chugh. I would recommend making notes on certain medical emergencies like asthma, COPD, Status epilepticus, poisoning cases etc. It is better to avoid reading Harrison as one need to prepare any question optimally and not totally. For Infectious diseases one should refer book from Indian author as presentation of Infectious diseases is a bit different in our country than west so avoid CMDT or Harrision for that.
General Surgery- Manipal’s manual of surgery. For Differential diagnosis part one can refer to clinical surgery by S Das.
Pediatrics- Essential pediatrics by O P Ghai, Paul and Bagga. For d/d one can refer to DR. Mayoor K cheda book.
Deramatology- illustrated synopsis of Dermatology and sexually transmitted diseases by Neena Khanna.
Obstetrics and gynecology including family planning- Obstetrics by D C Dutta. And for gynecology either D C Dutta’s book or Shaw’s Gynecology. Practice questions in flow chart format like that has been given in D C dutta as it is the standard format to prepare for answer writing in medical science paper.
Linear Algebra: Linear Algebra by Vasishtha and Sharma (Krishna Series)
Matrices by Vasishtha and Vasishtha (Krishna Series)
Calculus: Differential Calculus by Shanti Narayan (S. Chand)/ Or Here
Integral Calculus by Shanti Narayan (S. Chand)
A Course of Mathematical Analysis by Shanti Narayan (S. Chand)
Analytic Geometry: Analytical Solid Geometry by Shanti Narayan (S. Chand)
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