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Important Books for Zoology Optional for UPSC IAS Mains

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 – David L Nelson
An Introduction to Embryology by AK Berry
Ecology And Environment by PD Sharma
Applied & Economic Zoology by VB Upadhyay and GS Shukla
Animal Behaviour by Reena Mathur

IAS aspirants focussing on UPSC 2021 may check the linked article to get updates on civil services exam-pattern, notifications, syllabus, and more.

UPSC Zoology Booklist:-Download PDF Here

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

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