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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

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).

34 comments:

  1. sir mukul pathak sir class notes as well printed materials .
    specially about class notes after the new syllabus 2008,plz tell the book store whr we can get it(the new syllabus class notes)

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  2. also by self study can we attain the 370-400 marks.or mukul sir's class coaching is must for for getting higher marks.

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  3. Hi,
    I have a question that will help a lot of people. Please tell us if a quality coaching (like Vajiram for Psychology) is necessary to get good marks in Psychology in mains. We non delhites can get the books and the class notes photocopy but moving is Delhi is not always possible and there is no quality coaching available elsewhere. So, can we manage a good score with the books and the class notes and some extra hardwork (which we can do in the time and resources saved by not going to delhi) or does a quality coaching (esp like Vajiram) surpass everything. Ofcourse, people can clear the exam even without coachings, but I am looking for the practical advice. I am asking this because I can not evaluate between "coaching in delhi" and "self study with your suggested list and some extra hard work".
    Please let us know, it would be of great great help.
    Thanks,
    Deepak

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  4. Am too having the same query as Mr.Deepak. Please do make a reply Sir.


    Regards,
    Sathy

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  5. HI SNEHA,

    MUKUL PATHAK SIR'S NEW SYLLABUS CLASS NOTE XEROX IS AVAILABLE AT "ASHA PHOTOSTAT" NEAR SOOD BOOKSTORE IN FRONT OF VAJIRAM & RAVI IN OLD RAJINDER NAGAR.IT IS DIFFICULT TO GET 370-400 IN PSYCHOLOGY BY SELF STUDY.COACHING DEFINITELY HELPS.SO PLEASE AVAIL THE OPPORTUNITY IF FINANCIAL PROBLEM IS NOT THERE ...

    IF FINANCIAL CONSTRAINTS ARE THERE,JUST GO THROUGH THE TOP 5-6 BOOKS & MATERIAL MENTIONED BY ME THOROUGHLY.THAT WILL SUFFICE.BUT YOU MUST HAVE HIGH MOTIVATION,DETERMINATION & INTEREST ...

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  6. HI DEEPAK & SATHY,

    THE THING IS THAT THERE ARE SOME FINER NUANCES OF AN OPTIONAL WHICH CAN BE UNDERSTOOD ONLY IN A CLASS ROOM TAKEN BY A HIGH-QUALITY TEACHER.THEREFORE MUKUL PATHAK SIR'S CLASS DEFINITELY HELPS IN GETTING 350-400 MARKS IN PSYCHOLOGY.HE TEACHES HOW TO WRITE,MAKES YOUR UNDERSTANDING CLEAR & "GENERATES INTEREST" IN "YOUR HEART" TOWARDS PSYCHOLOGY.

    THIS IS IMPORTANT.

    IF YOU DON'T GO TO DELHI AND DO NOT ATTEND COACHING THEN IT WILL REQUIRE "A SUPREME EFFORT" FROM YOU TO GET MORE THAN 350 MARKS IN PSYCHOLGY.AS EVERYTHING "YOU" WILL HAVE TO UNDERSTAND & MASTER.IT WILL DEMAND NOTHING LESS THAN 100 % EFFORT.

    WITH COACHING EVEN 70-80 % EFFORT WILL GIVE YOU 350-380 MARKS.BUT HERE ALSO YOU MUST HAVE HIGH INTEREST IN PSYCHOLGY,YOU MUST ENJOY THE PROCESS OF LEARNING NEW THINGS IN PSYCHOLOGY & YOU MUST SUSTAIN THE MOTIVATION FOR 1-2 YEARS.

    SO THE CHOICE IS YOURS ...

    STILL COACHING IS BETTER.IF YOU CAN GO FOR IT,NOTHING BETTER THAN THIS ...

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  7. Dear Sir,
    Thanks for replying. Thank you very much Sir

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  8. hi sir and congrats for this extra-ordinary achievement.
    sir,
    do i have 2 read all the books mentioned by u because it will take a long time plz//guide...

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  9. sir
    i have often heard that it is not necessary to do the entire syllabus . so wat are the most important topics and which ones can be avoided in psychology.plz specifify the most important chapters in both papaer I and paper II.

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  10. Hi Bijay,
    This is indeed an amazing blog, thanx a bunch

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  11. Hi Bijay,

    I am writing the mains this year with Psycho and Medical science. I wished to ask you about the importance of citing research articles in our answers do they add a lot of value.I have to consider memorizing them vis-a-vis the time I have, which u know is never enough. Please elucidate. Thanks

    Praveen

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  12. Dear sir,


    Can u tell me the name of books for paper -II of psychology. Do i have to go through entire syllabus. What shud be the approach while reading.



    Ani

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  14. sir
    due to financial reason i cannot join coaching for pshyco but i have joined synergy for pub ad .sir i dont know anyone personally who can help me.so plz give some tips so that i can do well in exams.and u r doing something really nice for students like me.lot of students are greatful to u.

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  15. avinash said...

    sir
    i m starting my preparation with pub ad and psychology.this is my first time plz give me some guideline.

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  16. where to get hold of the book systems and theories of psychology

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  17. hello sir...cud u plz give me an rough idea of th fees charged by mukul pathak sir...

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  18. Hello Sir,

    I like to opt Pol Science in mains. So which institute would be better to join and as my second optional I like to take Sociology. Plz suggest me that this combination will help me to crack the Mains. and what are the other options in social science to opt for mains as scoring point of view.. Thanks

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  21. Respected Sir,
    I am a UPSC aspirant from pune. This is my first attempt. my optional subjects are psyco and pub. ad.
    Here not a single institute for psyco guidance.I go through NCERT books. Can you help me for notes of mukul sir from dehli or your any important suggestion for self study for mains respect with psyco subject.
    Amol

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  22. Hello Sir,
    Hope you doing well.
    sir, i have choose Psychology for prelims. So, please can you suggest good books for prelims?

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  23. Do anyone think it is possible to crack IAS main without joining any coaching institute. I cant do that while making my both ends meet. What is your opinion?

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  24. I believe coaching sets you the strategy for your preparation. In that way you need to get the direction right. the rest is your effort and commitment to that effort. All the best and wishes to you dear Sarthak Karmakar

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  25. hello Sir i want the shopkeeper address where i am able to purchase good coaching institute notes for chemistry and GS. so that i am able to prepare for IAS

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  26. sir,i am from Bengal.i have psychology as optional i got a job and sooner or latter i will join it.but is it possible to get quality number in psycho by reading of my own?here in bengal there is lack of quality coaching so where from i can get pathak sirs notes?

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  27. hello sir, my name is arijit and at present i am at chattisgarh, please suggest me name of books for psychology and public administration for mains exam.............please also tell me from where i can purchase mukul pathak sir's notes on psychology.......my e-mail id : arijitnit18@gmail.com

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  28. Examrace psychology material available at their website examrace.com is a great resource as they are pointwise and cover complete syllabus and moreover they are so cheap and economical for students with such a good coverage..

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  29. XEROX Copy of Coaching Center Notes, Print & Class-Notes available.

    PT (Prelims)
    --------------
    Spl. Pub. Admin
    Spl. General Studies
    Brilliant - Zoology
    Pub. Admin. - Atul Lohia
    Dakhsh - IAS
    Manikant Singh - History
    Career Point - History
    Apex - Political Science
    Dhyeya IAS - General Studies


    Mains
    -------
    Spl. General Studies
    Spl. Pub. Admin
    Subra Ranjan - Political Science
    Evolution - Zoology
    Evolution - Botany
    Brilliant - Zoology
    Brilliant - Physics
    Brilliant - Mathematics
    Dhyeya - IAS - General Studies
    K. Siddhartha - Geography
    Rahul's IAS - LAW
    ALS IAS- Geography (Shashank)
    Ensemble - Geography
    Synergy - Geography
    Synergy - Public Ad.
    Saraswati - (Rajesh Mishra) (Hand Written)
    Psychology (Mukul Pathak)
    P. Upendra - Sociology
    Geography - Majid Hussain - Civil India
    Geography - R. B. Singh (Hand Written)
    History - Career Point
    Apex - Political Science (SK Singh)
    Y. D. Mishra - History
    Patanjali - Philosophy (Printed)
    Patanjali - Philosophy (C.N.)


    Notes in HINDI (Mains)
    ---------------------------------
    Ensemble - Geography
    K. Siddhartha - Geography
    Rahul's IAS - LAW
    Ambition (Vidhi)
    Pub Admin. - Bhawani Singh
    Pub. Admin. - Atul Lohia
    Synergy - Pub. Admin.
    Drishti - Philosophy (Printed)
    Drishti - Philosophy (Class Notes)
    Dharmendra - Sociology
    Drishti - Hindi Lit. (Print)
    Dishant - Sociology (SS Pandey)
    Utkarsha - Hindi Lit.
    Pub. Admin. - Uniyaal IAS
    Manikant Singh - History
    Apex - Political Science

    Other coching / brand notes are also available on demands.

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    Email: sale.upsc@gmail.com
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