Public Administration Optional: Books to read for UPSC CSE

Books for Public Administration

Public Administration is the most popular optional Subject of UPSC Civil Services Exam. Every year, around 4000 people appearing for Mains Exam with Public Administration as an optional subject. Pub Ad is useful not only for exam preparation but also useful for day to day administrative life. Comparatively, Pub Ad is a less scoring subject due to high competition. But, Pub Ad has a little edge over other optional subjects.

In addition, Public Administration Syllabus covers UPSC Prelims topics as well as Mains  GS Topics. This subject is ideal optional subject for balanced IAS Preparation. Check the useful list of Books for Public Administration for IAS Preparation.

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Books for Public Administration Optional- Civil Services Mains Exam

  1. Public Administration – Laxmikanth
  2. Public Administration: Concepts And Theories – Rumki Basu
  3. A Dictionary of Public Administration – Maheswari
  4. Indian Administration – Pankaj Singh
  5. Public Administration: Theory And Practice
  6. Governance in India for UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination – Laxmikant
  7. Administrative Theories And Management Thought – Sapru
  8. New Horizons Of Public Administration – Mohit Bhattacharya
  9. Administrative Thinkers – D. Ravindra Prasad
  10. Contemporary Debates in Public Administration – Dhameja Alka
  11. Indian Administration – Maheswari
  12. Introduction to the constitution of India – D.D.Basu

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Useful Tips

  • To make perfection in preparation for a highly competitive exam, you need to update recent news and reports along with conventional textbooks for Public Administration.
  • Materials of IGNOU, latest updates of PRS, PIB, and ASPA are really helpful.
  • Also, check Public Administration Optional Syllabus for Civil Services Mains Exam
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