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    Zoology Optional Booklist – For UPSC-IAS Mains Examination.

    Zoology is one of the optional subjects offered by the UPSC for the civil services mains exam. It is a reasonably popular optional subject among life sciences students who wish to pursue the IAS exam.Continue Reading Zoology Optional Booklist – For UPSC-IAS Mains Examination.

    Being a science subject, it is a specialised one, and therefore, only life sciences graduates or doctors (MBBS graduates) are recommended to take up zoology as their optional. Zoology is the scientific study of animals, including animal anatomy, physiology, genetics, biochemistry, evolution, ecology, conservation and behaviour.

    Booklist for Zoology Optional

    1. Cell and Molecular Biology – De Robertis, C.B. Powar
    2. Genetics – P.K. Gupta, Gardner, Ahluwalia, Vir Bala Rastogi
    3. Invertebrates – R.L. Kotpal, Nigam, Jordan
    4. Vertebrates – R.L. Kotpal, Nigam, Jordan and Varma
    5. Comparative anatomy of vertebrate zoology – Kent
    6. Animal physiology – H.R. Singh, Vander
    7. Biochemistry – Harper, Leninger, Stryer, Rao
    8. Embryology – Balinsky, A.K. Berry, Vir Bala Rastogi
    9. Organic evolution – Veer Bala Rastogi
    10. Ecology – P.D. Sharma, Odum, Vir Bala Rastogi and M.S. Jayaraj, Kotpal and Bali
    11. Economic Zoology – Shukla and Upadhaya, Kotpal Series, Kotpal- Khetrapal – Agarwal
    12. Ethology – Reena Mathur, Magazines like Science Reporter, Nature etc.
    13. General Zoology – Storer and Usurger
    14. Physiology – H.R. Singh
    15. Evolution – Vir Bala Rastogi
    16. A Dictionary of Entomology – Leftwich


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