UPSC civil services examination is known as the toughest exam in India. The exam is conducted in three stages- Prelims, Mains, and Interview. Optional subjects are considered as a vital part of UPSC IAS Mains Exam. The Mains stage in IAS Exam comprises nine papers including two papers of optional subject.
UPSC aspirants choose the Management as an optional subject in UPSC Civil Services examination only when they are graduated with this subject. The marks fetched in the optional subject is a crucial factor in deciding the fate of aspirant.
BYJU’s has already come up with the UPSC Management Syllabus. Now we have compiled important books for Management optional for UPSC exam.
UPSC Management Books for IAS Mains
Previously, Management was a less popular optional. But now it has been consistently attaining the attention of aspirants over in the last couple of years. The successful candidates have those who had Management as their optional, have unequivocally prescribed Management to all Management graduates.
UPSC Management Optional Booklist
Management optional Paper- I consist of topics like Managerial Functions, Organizational Behaviour, Human Resources Management, etc; while Management Optional Paper-II comprises topics like Management Information System, Strategic Investment, etc.
Books for IAS Management Optional Paper I
Paper 1 of the Management optional has conceptual parts and less technical. The table below presents the booklist for Management Paper-I:
|Management Optional Books for Paper-I|
|Fundamentals of Management by DeCenzo, Agarwal, Bhattacharya and Robbins|
|Marketing Management by Philip Kotler|
|Cost and Management Accounting by MN Arora|
|Organization Behaviour by Stephen Robbins|
|Financial Management by Prasanna Chandra|
|Financial Management by Rustagi|
|Human Resource Management by K Aswathappa|
IAS aspirants targeting UPSC 2021 can check the linked article to better understand the pattern and align their preparation accordingly.
Books for IAS Management Optional Paper-II
|Management Optional Books for Paper-II|
|Quantitative Approaches to Management by Levin and Rubin|
|Operations Management by Heizer and Render|
|International Business by Hill and Jain|
|Business Environment by AC Fernando|
|Strategic Management by Hill and Jones|
|Management Information Systems by either Laudon or O’Brien|
IAS candidates may also like to check the table below that comprises relevant articles about UPSC Management optional and IAS exam.