As you are aware that the marks of the optional paper are vital to choosing your candidature in the final rank list, you need to perform outstandingly well in your preferred optional paper of IAS Exam. Union Public Service Commission conducts the Civil services Exam yearly to recruit the aspirant to different administrative services under Government of India.
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Statistics as Optional Subject for UPSC IAS Mains Exam
Statistics are most likely a decent subject to pick as an optional subject for UPSC IAS mains exam, however, it will rely on upon aspirant’s interest. The syllabus of statistics for UPSC Mains exam includes various elements. The aspirants need to do intensive practising and wide reading for preparing this paper.
In this article, we are giving the complete list of books for Statistics optional. This will enhance your UPSC IAS Mains exam preparation. Candidates can check out the UPSC Statistics Optional Syllabus for the exam in the linked article.
Books for Statistics Optional for IAS
The table below suggests books for Statistics Optional Paper I & II:
|An Introduction to Probability Theory & Mathematical Statistics -V K Rohtagi|
|An Outline of Statistical Theory (2 Vol.) -A M Goon, M K Gupta and B. Dass Gupta|
|Fundamentals of Applied Statistics- S C Gupta and V K Kapoor|
|Fundamentals of Mathematical Statistics-A C Gupta and V K Kapoor|
|Fundamentals of Statistics (2 Vol.)- A M Goon, M K Gupta and B Dass Gupta|
|Introductory Probability and Statistical Applications – Paul Meyer|
|Sampling Techniques-William G. Cochran|
|Sampling Theory of Surveys with applications – B. V Sukhatme & B V Sukhatme|
Statistics for IAS requires a high level of proficiency, and an effective UPSC Statistics Optional Strategy, hence preparation should start early. Candidates should solve questions from previous years’ UPSC question papers as well as participate in mock tests for preparation. This would enable them to score well and be successful in the UPSC exam.
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