Zoology as a subject is not a popular one. It assumes great significance in both Prelims and Mains examination in the IAS Exam. If the approach to the subject is right, this can be a scoring optional.
Taking Zoology Optional in UPSC Mains examination is a choice made by the candidates who are either in their college studying the subject or someone who has already graduated with this subject.
IAS aspirants who have opted for Zoology as their optional subject, may also check IAS Zoology Strategy in the linked article.
Zoology Books for IAS
Zoology Optional Books for Paper-I & II
An IAS aspirant should be in consistent touch with UPSC Zoology Syllabus and should not go off-track while preparing for civil services exam.
The table below mentions Zoology books for UPSC:
|Zoology Optional Books (Paper-I & II)|
|Modern Zoology by Ramesh Gupta|
|Organic Evolution (Evolutionary Biology) by Veer Bala Rastogi|
|Ganong’s Review of Medical Physiology|
|Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology|
|Cell Biology by CB Powar|
|Genetics by PK Gupta|
|Modern Textbook of Zoology – Invertebrates by RL Kotpal|
|Modern Textbook Of Zoology: Vertebrates by RL Kotpal|
|Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry|
|An Introduction to Embryology by AK Berry|
|Ecology And Environment by PD Sharma|
|Applied And Economic Zoology by VB Upadhyay and GS Shukla|
|Animal Behaviour by Reena Mathur|
IAS aspirants focussing on UPSC 2020 may check the linked article to get updates on civil services exam-pattern, notifications, syllabus, and more.
You can also check the articles relevant to UPSC Zoology Syllabus and also IAS exam preparation in the table below:
|UPSC Exam Strategy||UPSC Question Papers|
|UPSC Books||Best IAS Optional|
|NCERTs for UPSC Preparation||Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science Optional|
|NCERT Notes for UPSC||UPSC Notes|