Important Books For Agriculture Optional For UPSC IAS Mains

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 stages- Prelims, Mains and Interview. The candidates appearing for the mains examination are required to choose an optional subject of choice for the IAS 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. Any UPSC aspirant who has a scholarly foundation in Agriculture, Life Sciences, Botany, and other related fields can choose this subject as their optional.

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

Books For Agriculture Optional

UPSC Agriculture Books
  • Fundamentals Of Agricultural Extension Education by U Barman
  • A Text Book of Agricultural Statistics R. Rangaswamy
  • 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

IAS Agriculture Optional Booklist PDF:- Download PDF Here

Candidates should check the UPSC Agriculture Optional Syllabus from the linked article.

Links related to UPSC Agriculture Optional given in the table below:

Strategy for Agriculture Optional
Success Rate of Different Optional Subjects in UPSC Exam

Important links related to IAS Exam are given in the table below:

UPSC 2022
NCERT Notes for UPSC
NCERT books for UPSC
Current Affairs for UPSC
UPSC Exam Strategy Articles


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