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Sunday, August 16, 2009

BOOKS FOR GENERAL STUDIES : MAINS

1. INDIA'S STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE by BIPAN CHANDRA (Read it 2-3 times and make condensed note,say,1 chapter in 2 pages.)

2. NCERT GEOGRAPHY XI,XII STANDARD (Read especially India : Land and People and India Physical Geography well )

3. D D BASU AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA or VAJIRAM RAVINDRAN SIR'S CLASS NOTE ( Any one will do.But read 2 times at least )

4. WIZARD SOCIAL ISSUES + VAJIRAM SOCIAL ISSUES CLASS NOTES

5. THE HINDU EDITORIALS ( Only the 2 small editorials in the left hand column will do but keep 150-200 important editorials in one folder and revise them. 1 important small editorial per day )

6. WIZARD CURRENT AFFAIRS FOR MAINS

7. VAJIRAM CLASS NOTES ( Polity,Economics,Social Issues,Stats,Science & Tech,Current Affairs are good )

8. ECONOMIC SURVEY ( All box items,Chapter 1,3 & 10 are most important.So read them first.)

9. INDIAN ECONOMY by UMA KAPILA ( Read selected chapters like current hot topics in Indian Economy which you can get from Hindu.Read those chapters only )

10. Spectrum Statistics and Science and Technology

11. MAGICAL 2 MARKERS, UP 2 THE MARK & CST 2 MARKERS

12. SPECTRUM CULTURE OF INDIA AND PERSONALITIES ( Occasionally refer )

13. COLLINS ECONOMICS DICTIONARY ( For Eco 2 markers )

14. VAJIRAM YELLOW BOOK ( For reference purpose only.Its current national and international affairs part is good.)

15. Wizard Monthly magazine.Occasional reading of some issues.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

BOOK LIST : PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION FOR MAINS

1. NEW HORIZONS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION by MOHIT BHATTACHARYA(2-3 READINGS FOR CONCEPTUAL CLARITY.MAKE NOTE OF SOME IMPORTANT CHAPTERS)

2. ADMINISTRATIVE THINKERS by PRASAD & PRASAD

3. INDIAN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION by GOYAL & ARORA

4. IJPA ARTICLES XEROX ( GIVEN BY VAJIRAM AND RAVI)(READ 40-50 SELECTED ARTICLES OUT OF 100)

5. COMPARATIVE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION by FERREL HEADY ( CH 1,2.MAKE NOTES FROM CH 1)

6. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION & PUBLIC AFFAIRS by NICHOLAS HENRY ( CH 2,3,4,5,8 & 10.MAKE NOTES OUT OF CH 2,8 & 10)

7. RESTRUCTURING PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION by MOHIT BHATTACHARYA

8. SOCIAL THEORY AND DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTARTION by MOHIT BHATTACHARYA

9. IGNOU PUBLIC POLICY(SELECTED CHAPTERS WHICH ARE IN SYLLABUS)(GRADUATION LEVEL)

10. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION by AVASTHY & MAHESHWARI (Optional)

11. INDIAN ADMINISTRATION by AVASTHY & AVASTHY (Optional)

12. NEW SYLLABUS PRINTED MATERIAL OF SYNERGY AND SEARCH INTERNET FOR NEW TOPICS LIKE ANTI-DEVELOPMENT THESIS,CONSTITUTIONALISM,POLICE REFORMS,DISASTER MANAGEMENT etc.

13. MOTIVATION 2 CHAPTERS AND LEADERSHIP 2 CHAPTERS FROM ROBBINS.

BOOK LIST : PSYCHOLOGY MAINS

1. MUKUL PATHAK SIR'S CLASS NOTE ( FOR BOTH PAPERS)(2-3 READINGS FOR BASIC UNDERSTANDING)

2. MUKUL PATHAK SIR'S PRINTED MATERIAL ( FOR PAPER 2 ONLY.READ VERY LESS FOR PAPER 1 AS IT IS TOO BULKY)

3. ANY ONE OF THE THREE.MORGAN KING or BARON or CICCARELLI.The last one is good.Read it 2-3 times and make personal note of each chapter.Baron is also good and continue with it if you are familiar with it or have read it once.

4. SYSTEMS AND THEORIES OF PSYCHOLOGY By KRAWIEC & CHAPLIN ( If u have less time then read Perception 2 chapters,Personality,Thinking and Language,Quantitative Psychology)(If you have enough time in your hand then read the whole book word by word and 2-3 times and make note of each chapter)
EXCELLENT BOOK.READ IT WELL IF YOU WANT A SCORE OF 370-400.

5. THEORIES OF PERSONALITY By HALL & LINDZEY ( Last chapter and Introduction & Current Status and Evaluation of each theorist ).

6. SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY By BARON & BYRNE ( Attitude chapter,Summary of each chapter,all terminologies and definations and all pictographic representations)(Write them down in note format).(It is helpful in Paper 2 if you can apply the concepts & terminologies).

7. ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY AND MODERN LIFE By CARSON & BUTCHER ( Therapies chapter,Summary of each chapter and all pictographic representations)(Write them down in note format)

8. NCERT PSYCHOLOGY XI,XII.(For Indian aspect)(more helpful in paper 2)(Optional)

9. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN PSYCHOLOGY & ANY PSYCHOLOGY RELATED NEWS FROM THE HINDU.

10. JOT DOWN 200-300 TERMINOLOGIES FROM THESE TEXT BOOKS AND APPLY THEM IN MAINS WHEREVER YOU THINK THEM TO BE APPROPRIATE AND RELEVANT.


10.APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY By SMARAK SWAIN (Optional).

BOOK LIST : PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION FOR PRELIMS

1. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION By LAXMIKANTH 5TH EDITION.(3-4 READINGS AND REMEMBER WORD BY WORD)

2. NEW HORIZONS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION By MOHIT BHATTACHARYA(FOR CONCEPTUAL CLARITY)

3. ADMINISTRATIVE THINKERS By PRASAD AND PRASAD

4. INDIAN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION By GOYAL & ARORA (INDEPTH STUDY AND REMEMBER WELL)

5. AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA By D D BASU

6. THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA By P M BAKSHI(BE THOROUGH WITH THE ARTICLES AND THEIR PROVISIONS).

7. FACT FILE (VOL 1 & 2) PUBLISHED By SYNERGY COACHING INSTITUTE + RECENTLY ADDED FACTS IN LAXMIKANTH 5TH EDITION i.e.ADDED SECTION IN THE END.

8. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS By NICHOLAS HENRY ( CH 2,3,4,5,8 & 10)(Optional)

9. ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR By STEPHEN ROBBINS 13TH EDITION ( CH ON MOTIVATION(2 CH),LEADERSHIP(2 CH),DECISION MAKING,COMMUNICATION,ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE)(Optional)

10. MANAGEMENT By KOONTZ,WEIHRICH ( SAME CH AS ABOVE)(Optional)

11. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN PUB AD FROM THE HINDU,ECONOMIC SURVEY ( FINANCE AND SOCIAL SECTOR CH),INDIA YEAR BOOK (FINANCE,SOCIAL WELFARE CH).

12. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION By AVASTHY & MAHESHWARI(SELECTED CHAPTERS & Optional FOR UNDERSTANDING CONCEPTS)

13. Model Test Papers By VAJIRAM & RAVI,SYNERGY,BRAIN TREE(Practise them as many as you can after reading the above mentioned text books).

14. PRACTISE LAST 10 YEARS UPSC QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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