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2.8 Mathematics
2.9 Civil Engineering

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1. Tata mc graw hills - General Studies Manual


2. India Year Book (Publication of Govt. of India)
edurite.com
3. NCERT Books (Std.6 to 12 - Geography, Polity, History, Social Sci.,
Eco.)
Interactive Grammer
4. Yojana & Kurukshetra
Learning CDs. For All
5. National Newspaper (Example: Times of India, Economic Times,
Age Groups. Try Now.
The Hindu)
6. Introduction to the Constitution of India - D.D. Basu
7. Indian Economy - Datta and Sundaram
8. Geography of India - D.R. Khullar
9. India's Struggle for Independence - Bipin Chandra
10. Modern India - Bipin Chandra
11. India Year Book (Publication of Govt. of India)
12. Economic Survey of India
13. Yojana and Kurukshetra
14. NCERT Text books (std. 6 to 12)
Aptitude Test

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Objective Arithmatic - R. S. Aggarwal


CSAT - Arihant Publications
CSAT - Pratiyogita Darpan
Sankhyatmak Abhiyogyata - Pratiyogita Darpan
New reasoning test - Pratiyogita Darpan

Books for main exam


Gujarati Literature

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Gujarati Sahityani Vikas Rekha (Part 1 & 2) - Dr. Dhirubhai Thakkar
Gujarati Sahityano Itihas (Part 1 to 4) - Gujarati Sahitya Parishad
Gujarati Dhvani Vyavsthani Vicharna - Pro. Pinkiben Shah
Gujarati Bhashanu Vyakran - Dr. Yogendra Vyas
Boli Vigyan ane Gujarati Bolio - Dr. Yogendra Vyas
Bhasha Vigyan - Jayant Kothari
Bar Sahitya Swarupo - Paras Brahmbhatt

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Manvi ni Bhavaai - Pannalal Patel
Dhwani - Rajendra Shah
Saptapadi - UmaShankar Joshi
Janantike - Suresh Joshi
Ashwatthama - Sitaanshu Yashchandra

History
Ancient History
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History of Ancient India Jha & Srimali


Wonder that was India - A. L. Basham
Ancient India
- D. N. Jha
Prachin bharat ka itihas Romila Thapar
Ashok evam morya samaj ka patan Romila Thapar
Bharat me samantwad Ramsharan Sharma
IGNOU Book no. 2

Medieval History
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Medieval History Part I & II Harishchandra Verma


Medieval History Part I & II Satish Chandra
Medieval History Part I, II, III J. L. Mehta
Medieval History - - Chaudhary , Majumadar & Datta (Three
Authors)

Modern History
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Adhunik bharat ka itihas R. S. Shukla


Adhunik bharat ka itihas B. L. Grover
Bhartiya Rashtrawad ki samajik prusthbhumi A. R. Desai
Bharat me upniveshwad evam rastrawad Satyaray
Adhunik Bharat Sumit Sarkar
Bharat ka swatantrata sangharsh Bipin Chandra

World History
1. Hobswam
2. Johnsons European History
3. H.G. Hells
Sociology
1. IGNOU Material
2. Sociology - Sachideva & Vidhya Bushan

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Sociology - T.B. Bottomore


Sociology Themes & Perspectives - Moralambose & R.M. Heald
Unique Guide
Dhilion Guide
Spectrum Guide
Sociology Dictionary - William P. Scott
Social Demography - Asha & Bandhi
Social Anthropology - Madan & Majumdar
Political System - Smelser
Cultural Anthropology -Madan and Majumdar
Sociology - Horton and Hunt
Harlambus - Introduction to Sociology
Tribal India - L.P. Vidhyarthi
Modernisation of Indian Tradition - Y. Singh
NCERT tests on sociology
Oxford Dictionary / Collins
Chapters from a good book on Demography and Urban geography

Public Administration
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Indian Administration - Ramesh K. Arora & Rajni Goyal.


Indian Administration - S.R. Maheswari.
Administrative Theory - Avasti & Avasti
Public Administration - Avasti & Maheswari.
Administrative Thinkers - R. Prasad and Prasad.
Administrative Thinkers - S.R. Maheswari
Public Administration - Sadan and Sharma
Local Government - S.R. Maheswari
New Horizons of Public Administration - Mohit Bhattacharya
Public Administration Theory and concepts - Rumki Basu
Public Administration (Manual) (TATA MC Graw Hill) Laxmikanth
Indian Constitution - D.D. Basup (or) Pandey
Public Administration and Public Affairs - Nicholas Henry
Modern Public Administration - Nigro and Nigro
For General Reference (Public Administration)

1. Public administration in theory and practice - M.P. Sharma and B.L


Sadan
2. Public administration - Mohit Bhattacharya
3. Modern public administration - Nigro and Nigro
4. Theories and principles of administration : Administrative thinkers Prasad & Prasad
5. Principles of management - Terry and Frankline
6. Administrative Behaviors: Managing organizational behavior - Paul
Hersey & Kenneth Blanchard
7. Personal Administration - Public personal administration - O.
Glennstal
8. Financial administration: Financial administration of India - M.J.K.
Thavaray
9. Comparative administration : public administration a comparative
perspective - Ferrel Heady or Comparative public administration Ramesh
10. Control over administration : Public administration - Avasthi &
Maheswari
11. Central administration in India: Central administration - A. Avasthi
12. Civil Services in India : Indian administration - S.R. Maheswari,
State
13. District and local administration: State administration - J.D. Shukla
14. District administration -- S. S. Khera
15. Local Government in India - S.R. Maheshwari
16. Laxmikant's guide (for clearing conepts)
17. IGNOU Study Materials
18. IJPA articles on relevant topics
19. Current News Papers
Psychology
1. Theories of personality - Hall and Lindxy
2. Abnormal psychology and modern life - Cokman Vead, well being &
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Mental disorders, therapeutic approaches and coping mechanisms.


Community psychology - Pande
Organisational behaviour - Stephen P. Robbins
Educational psychology - Mattur
Social psychology - Baros & Bryne
Psychological testing - A.K. Singh
Statistical Analysis Garette
Development psychology - Hurlock

Political Science
General for Political Science
1. By Subhash C Kashyap --1. Our Constitution
2. Our Parliament
3. Perspective on Constitution (ED)
2. By P.M Bakshi -1.Constitution
3. By D.D. Basu -1. Introduction to the Constitution
Political Science Paper I Section B
1. (a) Comparative Govt. & Politics J.C. Johri
(b) Comparative Govt. & Politics Ronald Chilkote
2. (a) Modern Indian Political Thinkers V.P. Verma
(b) Foundations of Indian Political Thought V.R. Mehta
(c) Indian Govt. and Politics A.S. Narang
(c) Indian Govt. and Politics J.R. Siwach
(c) Indian Govt and Politics M.P. Singh, Himanshu Roy
(d) Politics in India Rajani Kothari
(e) Govt. and Politics of India W.H. Morris Jones
Political Science Paper II Section A
1. (a) Theoretical aspects of International Politics Mahendra Kumar
(b) Politics among Nations Morganthu
(c) International Politics Schuman
Political Science Paper II Section B
1. International Politics Bookhives
2. Regular subscription of Frontline & World Focus (magazine)
Economy

1. Dictionary of Economics - Ghaham Bannock; T.E. Baxter, Ray Rees


(Penguin)
2. Economics (Read Relevant Chapters) - Paul A. Samuelson
3. The Hindu: Survey of Agriculture & Survey of Industry
4. An Introduction to Economics - A.W. Stonier and D.C. Hauge
5. Monetary Theory and Public Policy - Kenneth Kurihara
6. Economic Survey : Eighth Five Year Plan: New Industrial Policy Government of India
7. Outline of Monetary Economics (Read Relevant Chapters) - A.C.I.
Day
8. Public Finance - H.L. Bhatia
9. Modern Banking (Read Relevant Chapters) - R.S. Sayers
10. Indian Economy - Mishra and Puri
11. Macro Economic Analysis - Edward Shepiro
12. Indian Economy - R. Dutt and KPM Sundaram
13. Money Supply in India: Concepts, Compilation and Analysis (Sec.13 New Series only): Functions and Working (Read Relevant
Chapters) - Reserve Bank of India
14. Economic Growth and Development - Mayer and Baldwin
15. Public Finance - K.K. Andley and Sundharam
16. International Economics - Bo Soderston
17. National Income Accounting - Bakerman
18. Economics Choice - Koutsweanik
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19. Banking - S.B. Gupta


20. International Trade - Bo Soderston
21. The Economic Times and Economical and Political Weekly
Mathematics
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Linear Algebra - K.C. Prasad, K B Datta


Calculus - Santhi Narayan
Analytic Geometry - Shantinarayan, HC Sinha, DK Jha and Sharma
Ordinary Differential eqs:- MD Raising Lumina, Golden seris-NP
Bali
5. Dynamics, Statitics and Hydrostatics - M.Ray Vector analysis Shantinarayan
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Algebra - K C Prasad, KB Datta


Real Analysis - Shantinarayan,Royden
Complex Analysis - GK Ranganath
Linear Programming - SD sharma
Partial Diff.eqs. Singhania
Numerical analysis and Computer Progg. - V. Rajaraman, SS
Shasri
7. Mechanics & Fluid dynamics - AP Mathur, Azaroff leonid
Other books for Maths
1. Modern Algebra - A. R. Vashisth
2. Algebra - J. N. Sharma and S. N. Goyal
3. Linear Algebra - Schaum Series (Lipshutz) or Sharma and Vashisth
4. Matrices - Schaum Series (Frank Ayres) or Vashisth
5. Calculus - I. A. Menon
6. Coordinate Geometry - R. L. Soni
7. Differential Calculus - Gorakh Prasad
8. Analytical Solid Geometry - Shanti Narayanan
9. Text Book of Coordinate Geometry - Rai Ballabh
10. Mechanism - D. S. Mathur
11. Statistical Mechanism - Carson Horg .
12. Solid Mechanism - Kazmioo
13. Mathematics Dictionary - James
14. Differential Equations - Schaum Series (Frank Ayres) or N.M. Kapur
or Raisinghania
15. Numerical Analysis - S.S. Sastry
16. Complex Analysis - Schaum Series or J.N. Sharma
17. Operations Research - Kanti Swaroop or Manmohan
Civil Engineering
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Strength of material Gere and Timoshenko


Concrete Technology M.S. Shetty
R.C.C. (WSM) Shyal and Goyal
R.C.C. (LSM) A.K. Jain
Steel Structure L.S. Negi
Soil Mechanics K.R. Arora
Fluid Mechanics Modi & Seth
Theory of Structure (Vol II) Vazirani and Ratwani
Irrigation Engineering S.K. Garg
Prestress Concrete N. Krishna Rajee
Engineering Hydrology K. Subramanya

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