Important books for Agriculture optional for UPSC IAS Mains

Books for Agriculture Optional UPSC

The Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) conducts the IAS Exam annually to recruit the aspirants to different Central and All India Services under Government of India. The examination is conducted in three levels Prelims, Mains and the Interview. The candidates appearing for the mains examination are required to choose an optional subject of choice for the exam. The optional subject would be divided into two papers of 250 marks each, cumulating to a total of 500 marks. 

Agriculture as an optional subject is useful from numerous points of view. A decent hold over the subject helps you massively in taking care of the geography, economics, social issues in General Studies as the learning comes conveniently. Indeed, even essay paper, there is absolutely no less than one subject from Agriculture. Any UPSC aspirant who has a scholarly foundation in Agriculture, Life Sciences, Botany, and other related fields can choose this subject as their optional. The paper I of agriculture is generic in nature where Paper- II is technical. It is advisable that the Candidates with no prior knowledge of agriculture or Biology should not opt this subject as their optional for UPSC IAS Exam.

Here is the complete list of book for Agriculture optional. This will help in your UPSC  Mains exam optional preparation. 

Books for Agriculture optional for UPSC IAS Mains Exam

  • Agricultural Economics and Farm Management
  • Agricultural Extension Education in India
  • Agriculture Statistics
  • Agronomy – Yellamanda Reddy
  • Entomology – Vasantha Raj & David
  • Genetics- B.D.Singh
  • Handbook Of Agriculture -ICAR
  • Introduction To Horticulture – Kumar
  • Physiology – Pandey & Singha
  • Plant Breeding -B.D. Singh
  • Soil Science – D.K Das Or Brady
  • Special Issue of Agriculture by The Hindu
  • The Hindu – Survey Of Indian Agriculture


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