Public Administration Optional Books for UPSC Mains


Standard Booklist for Pub Ad Paper I

  • Administrative Thinkers by Prasad and Prasad
  • New Horizons of Public Administration – Mohit Bhattacharya
  • Public Administration and Public Affairs 12th Edition – Nicholas Henry
  • Public Administration: Administrative Theories and Concepts by Fadia & Fadia
  • IGNOU Books
  • Second ARC Summary

Standard Booklist for Pub Ad Paper II

  • Indian Public Administration – R. K. Arora and Rajni Goyal
  • Public Administration – Laxmikanth
  • Aribam book for Paper 1 and Paper 2 (for diagrams)

Current Affairs

  • The Indian Express / The Hindu
  • Yojana
  • Kurukshetra (for rural development)