General Studies Bibliography
Indian ,World History & Culture:
1. NCERT (IX class onwards upto + 2 level) – Ancient India, Medieval India, Modern India, World History and a book on culture.
2. Gazetteer of India, by Publication Division: (Vol-2: History & Culture)
3. Kausalya Ias Academy printed & class notes
4. Modern Indian History: Grover and Mehta
5. World History: Jain & Mathur (only prescribed syllabus)
1. NCERT (XI and XII class except the book on Microeconomics)
2. Dutt & Sundaram
3. Kausalya Ias Academy printed and class notes
1. NCERT ( VII class onwards upto +2 level)
2. Sharma & Cotinho : Economic and Commercial Geography of India.
3. Kausalya IAs Academy printed and class notes. We emphasise on current geography a lot.
1. NCERT (X, XI and XII books)
2. Kausalya Ias Academy printed and class notes
1. NCERT (VIII to XII class)
2. Popular Science Series (CSIR)
For Current developments, social issues, latest developments in Science and Technology, kausalya Ias Academy notes can be depended upon with supplementary reading from the journals mentioned below.
* The Hindu
* Any newsweekly (Outlook or India Today)
* Any career magazine
Chapter-I: Introduction Mohit Bhattacharya: New Horizons of Public Administration Nicholas Henry : Public Administration and
Public Affairs Special Issues of Indian Journal of Public Administration
Chapter-II: Theories of Administration D. Ravindra Prasad, V.S. Prasad and P. Satyanarayana : Administrative Thinkers D.
Gvishiani Organisation and Management: A Critique of Western Theories.
Chapter-III: Structure of Public Organisations : R.K. Jain : Public Sector Undertakings; and Mohit Bhattacharya : New Horizons of
Chapter-IV: Administrative Behaviour Paul Hersey : Organisational Behaviour OR Stephen P. Robbin : Organisational Behaviour
Chapter-V: Accountability and Control: Mohit Bhattacharya : New Horizons of Public Administration Special Issues of Indian
Journal of Public Administration on Accountability
Chapter-VI: Administrative Law: Massey :Administrative Law OR M.P. Jain :Administrative Law
Chapter-VII: Administrative Reforms: P.R. Dubbashi : Administrative Reforms G.E. Gaiden :Administrative Reforms
Chapter-VIII: Comparative Public Administration: Ferrel Heady : Public Administration-A Comparative Perspective OR
R.K. Arora : Comparative Public Administration
Chapter-IX: Development Administration: Ferrel Heady : Public Administration – A Comparative Perspective OR R.K. Arora :
Comparative Public Administration
Chapter-X: Public Policy : IGNOU Lessons on Public Policy R. K. Sapra : Public Policy
Chapter-XI: Personnel Administration: O Glenn :Stahl : Public Personnel Administration S. L. Goel : Personnel Administration
Chapter-XII: Financial Administration M. J. K. Thavaraj :Public Financial Administration OR G.S. Lal :Financial Administration in
India IGNOU Lessons on Financial Administration
PAPER II Indian Administration
Chapter-I: Evolution of Indian Administration B.N. Puri Administrative History of India (Vol. I, II and III)
Chapter-II: Constitutional Framework D. D. Basu An Introduction to the Constitution of India
Chapter-III: Union Government and Administration A. Avasthi Central Administration
Chapter-IV: State Government and Administration J.D. Shukla State Administration
Chapter-V: District Administration T.N. Chaturvedi District Administration; and Special Issue of Indian Journal of Public
Administration on District Administration
Chapter-VI: Local Government S.R. Maheswari Local Government in India
Chapter-VII: Public Sector in India R. K. Jain Public Sector Undertakings Annual Survey on Public Sector of Department of Public
Chapter-VIII: Public Services S.L. Goel Personnel Administration in India
Chapter-IX: Control of Public Expenditure M. J. K. Thavaraj Financial Administration IGNOU Lessons on Financial Administration
Chapter-X: Administrative Reforms P.R. Dubbashi Administrative Reforms S. R. Maheswari Administrative Reforms Special Issue
of Indian Journal of Public Administration on Administrative Reforms
Chapter-XI: Machinery for Planning A. Avasthi Central Administration
Chapter-XII: Administration of Law and Order K. K. Sharma Law and Order Administration in India K. J. Guha Roy, District
Chapter-XIII: Welfare Administration Annual Reports of Department of Social Welfare
Chapter-XIV: Major Issues in Indian Administration Special Issue of Indian Journal Public Administration on Indian
Administration, Retrospect and Prospect and on Good Governance.