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IAS books for public administration and sociology as optional subjects?


hi.. i intend to write ias exam ... i have chosen public administration and sociology as my optionals ... can you pls guide me as to what are the books i should refer to for these two optionals and also which are the best magazines and books for general studies and essay..
i am already referring to manorama...
thank you
uzma





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3rd November 2010, 04:29 PM
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hi friend,

There is not a single book preffered for a particular subject since in a single book you may not get all the topics and if it is then probably some topics do not have extensive knowledge, which may be required for civil services examinations. I am naming the books for these two subjects:-

Public Administration:

1. Indian Administration - Ramesh K. Arora & Rajni Goyal.
2. Indian Administration - S.R. Maheswari.
3. Administrative Theory- Avasti & Avasti
4. Public Administration - Avasti & Maheswari.
5. Administrative Thinkers - R. Prasad and Prasad.
6. Administrative Thinkers - S.R. Maheswari.
7. Public Administration - Sadan and Sharma
8. Local Government - S.R. Maheswari.
9. New Horizons of Public Administration - Mohit Bhattacharya.
10. Public Administration Theory and concepts - Rumki Basu
11. Public Administration (Manual) (TATA MC Graw Hill) - Laxmikanth.
12. Indian Constitution - D.D. Basup (or) Pandey.
13. Public Administration and Public Affairs - Nicholas Henry.
14. Modern Public Administration - Nigro and Nigro.

For reference:
-Local Government in India - S.R. Maheshwari
-Laxmikant's guide (for clearing conepts)
-IGNOU Study Materials
-IJPA articles on relevant topics
-Current News Papers


Sociology:-

1. Modernisation of Indian Tradition - Y. Singh
2. Sociology - Sachideva & Vidhya Bushan.
3. Sociology - T.B. Bottomore.
4. Sociology Themes & Perspectives - Moralambose & R.M. Heald.
5. Unique Guide.
6. Dhilion Guide.
7. Spectrum Guide.
8. Sociology Dictionary - William P. Scott.
9. Social Demography - Asha & Bandhi.
10. Social Anthropology - Madan & Majumdar.
11. Political System - Smelser.
11. Cultural Anthropology -Madan and Majumdar
12. Sociology - Horton and Hunt
13. Harlambus - Introduction to Sociology
14. Tribal India - L.P. Vidhyarthi

For Reference :
- IGNOU Material
- NCERT tests on sociology
- Oxford Dictionary / Collins
- Chapters from a good book on Demography and Urban geography


For General studies , it is good that you are using yearbooks , you may refer following magazines and Newspapers for this:
- The Hindu/The Times of India(specially editorial page)
- Frontline
- Civil Service Chronicle
- Chanakya
- Competition WIZARD
- Civil Services Today
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3rd November 2010, 07:20 PM
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dear friends,
For public administration :

Introduction to the Study of Public Administration L.D. White

Public Administration A.R. Tyagi

Public Administration in Theory and Practice

M.P. Sharma & B.L. Sadana

Administrative Thinkers Prasad & Prasad

Public Administration Avasthi & Maheshwari

Public Administration Mohit Bhattacharya

Constitution of India D.D. Basu

Indian Administration Avasthi & Avasthi


FOR SOCIOLOGY

Srinivas and Shah, The Myth of the self sufficiency of the Indian Village

Beteille Andre Sociology Oxford, New Delhi

Beteille Andre, Essay in Contemporary Sociology Oxford,

Singh Yogender Cultural Change in India Rawat,

Singh Yogender, Modernization of Indian Tradition Thompson Press,

Unnithan T K , Indra Dev and Singh,

Gupta, Dipasnkar, Interrograting Caste Penguine, New Delhi

Shah A M Family in Contempory India Orient Longman, New Delhi

Chandrani and Chandrani, Essay in Rural Sociology Rawat,

Desai, Neera, and Krishnaraj, Women and Society in India New Delhi

Singer Milton and Cohen B.S. Structure and chasnge in Indian Society

Sharma K L (ed) Sociolo Inequilities in Indian , Mobility Rawat,

Gallenter Masrc, Competing, Inequalities Oxford,

for general knowledge:-
* competetion sucess
*pratiyogita darpan
*newspaper(the hindu/hindustan times)
* manorma
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16th December 2010, 10:12 PM
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hi.. i intend to write ias exam ... i have chosen public administration and sociology as my optionals ... can you pls guide me as to what are the books i should refer to for these two optionals and also which are the best magazines and books for general studies and essay..
i am already referring to manorama...
thank you
uzma
You can read Public Administration by Laxmikanth-TMH Publications.
And Indian Social System by Ram Ahuja.

These are excellent books for your optional subjects.
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suresh kumar b.e (metallurgy) is sociology good for me ?what should be ideal combination with ?
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hellow sir,
i ch praveenkumar, applying for civil exams and opted sociology and public administration. please guide me how i can prepare and what are the books to be studied. pls pls tell me. how many hours should i prepare per a day?

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Hello , i would like to advise you if you can visit the website www.hajcommitte.com - / ias and allied services . this is the new initiative taken by haj committe in mumbai . i am sure you will get all the support for ias exam / books / guidance. good luck. Mohammed
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IAS PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION BOOKS:

REFERENCE BOOKS FOR PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION :
  1. Indian Administration - Ramesh K. Arora & Rajni Goyal.
  2. Indian Administration - S.R. Maheswari.
  3. Administrative Theory - Avasti & Avasti
  4. Public Administration - Avasti & Maheswari.
  5. Administrative Thinkers - R. Prasad and Prasad.
  6. Administrative Thinkers - S.R. Maheswari.
  7. Public Administration - Sadan and Sharma
  8. Local Government - S.R. Maheswari
  9. New Horizons of Public Administration - Mohit Bhattacharya.
  10. Public Administration Theory and concepts - Rumki Basu
  11. Public Administration (Manual) (TATA MC Graw Hill) - Laxmikanth.
  12. Indian Constitution - D.D. Basup (or) Pandey.
  13. Public Administration and Public Affairs - Nicholas Henry.
  14. Modern Public Administration - Nigro and Nigro.
To put the subject in its proper context the historical development (evolution of public administration discipline) of the subject should be studied with great emphasis.

•Public administration in theory and practice - M.P. Sharma and B.L Sadan
•Public administration - Mohit Bhattacharya
•Modern public administration - Nigro and Nigro
•Theories and principles of administration : Administrative thinkers - Prasad & Prasad
•Principles of management - Terry and Frankline
•Administrative Behaviors: Managing organizational behavior - Paul Hersey & Kenneth Blanchard
•Personal Administration - Public personal administration - O. Glennstal
•Financial administration: Financial administration of India - M.J.K. Thavaray
•Comparative administration : public administration a comparative perspective - Ferrel Heady or Comparative public administration - Ramesh
•Control over administration : Public administration - Avasthi & Maheswari
Central administration in India: Central administration - A. Avasthi
•Civil Services in India : Indian administration - S.R. Maheswari, State
•District and local administration: State administration - J.D. Shukla
•District administration -- S. S. Khera
•Local Government in India - S.R. Maheshwari
•Laxmikant's guide (for clearing conepts)
•IGNOU Study Materials
•IJPA articles on relevant topics
•Current News Papers

SOCIOLOGY BOOKS:
•Social Change and Development in India-Class XII-NCERT
•Indian Society-Class XII-NCERT
•Understanding Society-Class-XI-NCERT
•Introducing Sociology-Class-XI-NCERT

FOR Details about books for IAS you can see the websites:

http://www.upscportal.com
http://www.civilserviceindia.com
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sir my name is rajkumar yadav i am in b.tech 3rd year i want to preapre for i.a.s . i want to take public administration and sociology as my optional subject would you please tell me the name of books for these optional subject.thanking you.........
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hi sir am completed bsc course i want to prepare for ias exam.. which subject i can choose ?
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11th August 2011, 07:22 PM
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Best author book for Public administration subject in IAS exam:

  • Awasthi and Maheshwari- Public Administration
  • Prasad and Prasad - Thinkers
  • Ramesh Arora - Indian Administration
  • Mohit Bhattacharya - New Horizons in Public Administration.
  • Maheshwari - Indian Administration

Best author book for sociology subject in IAS exam:


  • Sachideva & Vidhya Bushan.
  • T.B. Bottomore.
  • Sociology Themes & Perspectives - Moralambose & R.M. Heald.
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hi sir i m in b.a. 3rd year student, i want to prepare i.a.s. exam & become a IAS officer, this is my dream, but my fianacial condition is not good, so, plz guide me, how i become an IAS officer & fulfill my dream, Kulwant kaur d/o hardev Singh plz..........................
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Public Administration:

1. Indian Administration - Ramesh K. Arora & Rajni Goyal.
2. Indian Administration - S.R. Maheswari.
3. Administrative Theory- Avasti & Avasti
4. Public Administration - Avasti & Maheswari.
5. Administrative Thinkers - R. Prasad and Prasad.
6. Administrative Thinkers - S.R. Maheswari.
7. Public Administration - Sadan and Sharma
8. Local Government - S.R. Maheswari.
9. New Horizons of Public Administration - Mohit Bhattacharya.
10. Public Administration Theory and concepts - Rumki Basu
11. Public Administration (Manual) (TATA MC Graw Hill) - Laxmikanth.
12. Indian Constitution - D.D. Basup (or) Pandey.
13. Public Administration and Public Affairs - Nicholas Henry.
14. Modern Public Administration - Nigro and Nigro.

For reference:
-Local Government in India - S.R. Maheshwari
-Laxmikant's guide (for clearing conepts)
-IGNOU Study Materials
-IJPA articles on relevant topics
-Current News Papers


Sociology:-

1. Modernisation of Indian Tradition - Y. Singh
2. Sociology - Sachideva & Vidhya Bushan.
3. Sociology - T.B. Bottomore.
4. Sociology Themes & Perspectives - Moralambose & R.M. Heald.
5. Unique Guide.
6. Dhilion Guide.
7. Spectrum Guide.
8. Sociology Dictionary - William P. Scott.
9. Social Demography - Asha & Bandhi.
10. Social Anthropology - Madan & Majumdar.
11. Political System - Smelser.
11. Cultural Anthropology -Madan and Majumdar
12. Sociology - Horton and Hunt
13. Harlambus - Introduction to Sociology
14. Tribal India - L.P. Vidhyarthi

For Reference :
- IGNOU Material
- NCERT tests on sociology
- Oxford Dictionary / Collins
- Chapters from a good book on Demography and Urban geography


For General studies , it is good that you are using yearbooks , you may refer following magazines and Newspapers for this:
- The Hindu/The Times of India(specially editorial page)
- Frontline
- Civil Service Chronicle
- Chanakya
- Competition WIZARD
- Civil Services Today

Thanks!!
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Is there any online coaching faculty for ias or ips exam?
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Hi, i want to write IAS exams,. i want to choose Commerce as one of my options. can anyone suggest me some good books name ?
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SIR,
I have taken sociology as my 1st optional for state civil service examination(ORISSA).I am preparing for the same by referring to the books by VIDYA BHUSHAN and SACHDEVA as well as the NCERT books.I want to know whether this is sufficient for the prelims or not.if not then kindly suggest me some more books for sociology as well as for general studies.
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Sir,
I have done graduation in physics (hons). Which optional subjects are suitable from arts subjects for me to do well in IAS main exams?
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If you select your optional as a public administration and sociology then you have to read all the ncert books from class 6th to 12th then you moved to advanced books which are referred by reports.
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