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WBCS AT A GLANCE

WBCS: SUGGESTED BOOKS FOR MAIN

Assume that you are acquainted with the WBCS Examination. WBCS Examination is the biggest and the most prestigious competitive examination conducted by the West Bengal Public Service Commission. Thus, you have to cover much area, read many books to become a WBCS officer. Since, time is always at a premium, you would prefer to read those books which will directly help you in your WBCS preparation. The struggle is to find the right books, so that you can utilize your precious time reading them, rather than wasting your time in the useless venture of reading books that would make no difference to your bottomline. The funda of reading books or other material is simple: if it is not in the syllabus, do not read them. Here is a list of reference books for the optional paper of the WBCS examination. We are still adding resources to this page. Please visit our active links for the information you are looking for.
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AGRUCULTURE

ANIMAL HUSBANDRY AND VETERINARY SCIENCE

ANTHROPOLOGY

BOTANY

CHEMISTRY

CIVIL ENGINEERING

COMMERCE AND ACCOUNTANCY

ECONOMICS

GEOGRAPHY

GEOLOGY

HISTORY

LAW

MATHEMATICS

MEDICAL SCIENCE

PHILOSOPHY

PHYSIOLOGY

PHYSICS

POLITICAL SCIENCE

PSYCHOLOGY

SOCIOLOGY

STATISTICS

ZOOLOGY

AGRICULTURE

Soil Science – D.K Das
Soil Science – Brady
Genetics – B.D.Singh
Plant Breeding – B.D. Singh
Entomology – Vasantha Raj & David
Pathology – Singh
Indroduction To Horticulture – Kumar

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ANIMAL HUSBANDRY AND VETERINARY SCIENCE

ANTHROPOLOGY

An Introduction to Anthropology : Haviland
Cultural Anthropology: Herskovits
Cultural Anthropology: Gaya and Pandey
An Introduction to Social Anthropology: Majumdar & Madan
Physical Anthropology & Human Genetics:Shukla & Rastogi
An Introduction to Physical Anthropology:Stein & Rowe
Social Change in Modern India: Srinivas
Caste in India & Other Essays: Srinivas
Indian Anthropology:N. Hasnain
Tribal India:N. Hasnain
Indian Tribes:R.C. Verma
Tribal Cultures of India: Vidyarthi & Rai

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BOTANY

Microbiology:J Powars
Pathology: Singh
Cryptograms:B.R. Vasista
Cryptograms:Pandey and Trivedi
Plant Anatomy: B.P. Pandey
Taxonomy: Datta
Cell Biology: De Robertis & Ambrose
Genetics: Strickberger
Physiology and Biochemistry: Salisbury and Ross
Ecology: Vir Bala Rastogi and M.S. Jayaraj and P.D. Singh
Economic Botany: B P Pandey
Economic Botany:Verma V.

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CHEMISTRY

Advance inorganic chemistry – J.D. Lee
Organic Chemistry (5th Edition): Leroy G. Wade
Reaction Mechanism In Organic Chemistry: Mukherji, Singh (Macmillan)
Inorganic Chemistry:Dhawan(Tata McGraw Hill)
Atomic Structure:M.s. Yadav (Campus Publishers)
Chemical Bonding:Shobit Kumar Pandey(Campus Publishers)
Fundamentals Of Thermodynamics:Richard E. Sonntag, Claus Borgnakke, Gordon J. Van Wylen(Wiley India)
Chemical Kinetics 3rd Edition: Laidler(Dorling Kindersley (india) Pvt Ltd
Bioinorganic Chemistry:Bertini, Gray, , Lippard, Valentine(Viva Books)
Organic Reaction Mechanism:P.n. Mukherjee(Dominant)
Environmental Chemistry:Fritz Helmet

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COMMERCE AND ACCOUNTANCY

Financial Accounting:P C Tulsian
Cost Accounting:Jawhar Lal
Taxation: Singhania, Girish Ahuja
Auditing: Kamal Gupta
Financial Institution: Anand Jain
Financial Management: I.M.Panday
Organisation Theory: L.M.Prasad, Rao Narayanan, R.S.Sharma
Industrial Relation: Mamoria, Singh & Chabra, Monappa

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ECONOMICS

Monetary Theory and Public Policy – Kenneth Kurihara
Micro Economics Theory:James M Enderson
Macro Economics: M Gregory Mankiw
International Economics – Bo Soderston
Public Finance – K.K. Andley and Sundharam
Indian Economy – Mishra and Puri
Indian Economy – R. Dutt and KPM Sundaram

The Economic of Developments and Planning:M L Jhingan

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GEOGRAPHY

Physical Geography -Savindra Singh
Physical Geography – Bunnett
Geomorphology: Arthur M Bloom
Economic Geography: study Of Resources:Roy P K(New Central Book Agency Culcutta)
Human Geography:Majid Husain(Rawat Publication)
World regional geography – Fellnan
Indian geography – Rammorthy Gopalakrishnan
Physical geography of India – S.M. Mathur
Political geography – Dixit
Economic & Commercial geography of India – Mamoria
World Grography: Majid Husain
Geography for The UPSC Civil Services Main Examination Optional Paper: Rajiv Ahir(Spectrum)

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GEOLOGY

Text Book of Geology – P.K. Mukherjee
Geomorphology – Woolridge or Tharnbury
Structural Geology, 3rd Edition:Billings(Prentice-hall Of India Pvt Ltd)
Principles of Petrology – G.W. Turrel
Petrography – Williams
Economic Geology:U Prasad(Cbs Publishers)

Simple Geological Structure – Plate and Charlincr

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HISTORY

An Advanced History Of India:Majumdar Et Al(Macmillan)
Medival India – Volume I & II Satish Chandra
Medival India – L. Mukherjee
Modern Indian History – Groover & Grooover.
Freedom Struggle – BipinchandraVarun Dey and Amlesh Tripathy (NBT)
Modern India – L. Mukherjee
A Concise History Of The Modern World:S R Bakshi
European History: Jere Link
European History – L. Mukherjee
Europe since Napolean – David Thompson.

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LAW

Constitutional Law Of India:Acharya Dr. Durga Das Basu
Indian Constitutional Law:M P Jain
Jurisprudence:Dr.B N Mani Tripathi
Salmond of Jurispredence: P J Fitzgerald
Law of Tort:Winfield
The Law Of Torts:Frederick Pollock(Bibliolife)
Merchantile Law:M C Kuchhal(Vikas Publishing)/li>
Mercantile Law:Arun Kumar(Atlantic)
The Indian Evidence Act, No. 1 Of 1872:India(General Books)
Criminal Major Acts: Khastagir

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MATHEMATICS

Linear Algebra – K.C. Prasad, K B Datta
Calculus – Santhi Narayan
Calculus – Das,Das & Mukherjee
Theory and Problems of Advance calculus:Murray R. Spiegel
Introduction To Ordinary Differential Equations:Coddington(Prentice-hall)
Introductory course in Differential Equations:D. A. Murray(Orient Longman)
Vector Analysis:Murray R. Spiegel(Schaum Publishing)
A Text Book of Vector calculus:Shanti Narayan
Statics:S.L. Loney(Macmillan)
Dynamics of a Particle: M.Ray
Tensor Calculus:Barry Spain
An Elementary Treatise on the Dynamics of a Particle and of Rigid Bodies:S.L. Loney
Introduction to the Theory of Relativity:P.G. Bergmann(Prentice Hall of India)
An Introduction to Real Analysis:P.K. Jain and S.K. Kaushik(S. Chand & Co)
Complex Analysis: Ponnuswamy(Narosa Publishing )
Complex Analysis -J.N. Sharma
Elements of Partial Differential equations: I.N. Sneddon(McGraw Hill)
Introduction to Numerical Analysis: C.E. Froberg(Addition-Wesley)
Numerical Analysis – S.S. Sastry
An Introduction to Applied Probability:I. Blake(John Wiley & Sons)
Numerical analysis and Computer Progg. – V. Rajaraman, SS Shasri

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PHILOSOPHY

The Problems of Philosophy:Russell, Bertrand
A Short History of Philosophy:Higgins, Kathleen M. and Solomon, Robert C.
Contemporary Western Philosophy:Dr. B.K. Lal
Indian Philosophy:Dr. C.D. Sharma
Socio-Political Philosophy:Dr. J.P. Sood Vol IV
Philosophy of Religion:John Hick
Philosophy And Religion:M. Kirti Singh
Outlines Of Logic, Psychology And Ethics:Arthur Baker
Indian Ethic:Dr. Divakar Pathak
Western Ethic:Dr. V.P. Verma

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PHYSICS

Physics Vol I&II: David Haliday and Resnick
Mechanics – D.S. Mathur, B.S. Agarwal

Special Relativity-R.Resnic
Introduction of Electrodynamics – David Griffiths
Optics-Ajay Ghatak
Text Book Of Electrostatics:D.k. Jha
Electricity & Magnetism: D.C. TAyal, B.S. Agarwal, Griffith

Fundamental of Magnetism electricity – B.N. Basudeva
Thermal Physics – Singal, Agarwal & Prakash
Thermal Physics – P.K Chakraborty
Statistical Physics -B.B laud
Quantum Mechnaics – A Ghatak
Atomic Physics – J. B. Rajan
Nuclear Physics – D.C. Tayal
Solid State Physics -Kittel
Waves and Oscillations – Brijlal & Subramanyam, B.S. Agarwal
Electronics – Milman & Halkias,

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POLITICAL SCIENCE

Political Theory —O.P. Gauba
A History of Political thought—Subrata Mukherjee, Susheela Ramaswamy
Introduction to the Constitution:D.D. Basu
‘Political Theory’ —Amal Ray, Mohit Bhattacharya
Politics in India —Rajani Kothari
Our Constitution —S.C. Kashyap
Public Administration – Avasti & Maheswari
New Horizons of Public Administration – Mohit Bhattacharya
Indian Administration – S.R. Maheswari.
International Relations:V N Khanna
International Relations: Joshua S. Goldstein
Indian Foreign Policy:Prem Arora
Foreign Policy Of India:U R Ghai

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PSYCHOLOGY

Introduction to Psychology – Morgan & King
Abnormal Psychology – Colman
Social Psychology – David G Myers
Social psychology – Baros & Bryne
Industrial Psychology -M L Bulm &J C Naylor
Organisational behaviour – Stephen P. Robbins
Educational psychology – Charles E Skinner
Organisational behaviour – Stephen P. Robbins

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SOCIOLOGY

Introductory Sociology: T.B.Bottomore
Social & Cultural Process:Madan & Majumdar
Introduction to Sociology:Harlambus

Social structure: M.N. Srinivas
Basic Concepts of Indian Sociology: Y.Singh
Social problems in India:Ram Ahuja
Social Change in India:Y. Singh

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STATISTICS

Introductory Probability and Statistical Applications – Paul Meyer
An Introduction to Probability Theory & Mathematical Statistics -V K Rohtagi
Sampling Techniques-William G. Cochran
Sampling Theory of Surveys with applications – B. V Sukhatme & B V Sukhatme
Fundamentals of Applied Statistics-S C Gupta and V K Kapoor
Fundamentals of Statistics (2 Vol.)- A M Goon, M K Gupta and B Dass Gupta

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ZOOLOGY

Fundamentals Of Ecology, 5th Edition:Odum Eugene P
Ethology – Reena Mathur
Economic Zoology – Shukla and Upadhaya
Economic Zoology:Manju Yadav
Cell And Molecular Biology, 8e (ex):E.d.p. De Robertis
Genetics:Veer Bala Rastogi
Evolution – Vir Bala Rastogi
Biochemistry – Harper
Physiology – H.R. Singh
Fundamentals Of Biochemistry:J.L. Jain, Sunjay Jain & Nitin Jain
Embryology – Balinsky
Cell Biology Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution And Ecology:P.S. Verma & V.K. Agarwal….

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3 thoughts on “WBCS: SUGGESTED BOOKS FOR MAIN

  1. i wanat to knw about bengali main subject. .which reference book i have collect. . plz tell it details.

    Posted by gokul shil | April 30, 2013, 4:05 pm
  2. West bengal geography jonno kon Writter boi sab tekhe valo?

    Posted by Saikat halder | May 2, 2013, 3:14 pm
  3. I am doing bca,may i eligible for WBCS after completing this?
    Please tel as quick as possible,i wants to start my preparation.

    Posted by jeet datta | May 4, 2013, 9:44 am

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