IAS Exam Preparation: Management Optional Booklist

UPSC Mains Exam: Booklist for Management Optional

Here’s a list of books for management optional subject for UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam Preparation. 

Booklist for Management Optional Subject Paper-I

  1. Organizational Design: Khandwala; Madhukar Shukla (both)
  2. Organizational Behaviour: Luthans and Robbins
  3. Organizational Behaviour: Luthans
  4. Strategic Cost Management: Business Today supplements
  5. Economics: Any good economics book
  6. Management: Terry and Franklin; Koontz and Donnel ; Koontz and weihrich
  7. Strategic Management: Michael Porter

Booklist for Management Optional Subject Paper-II

  1. Marketing: Kotler and any one Indian author book (Saxena / Ramaswami etc.)
  2. Financial: Pandey / Chandra / Khan & Jain/ Bearley
  3. Information Technology: Any good book which gives holistic view covering all the topics along with Internet based notes.
  4. International: Business Media and Government Rules on export procedures, transfer pricing etc.
  5. Operations: Adams / Taha
  6. HRD: Mammoria/ Monappa/ Prasad/ Flippo

Below-given are the major topics as mentioned in the UPSC Mains Syllabus for Management optional Subject.


  1. Managerial Function and Process
  2. Organisational Behaviour and Design
  3. Human Resource Management
  4. Accounting for Managers
  5. Financial Management
  6. Marketing Management 


  1. Quantitative Techniques in Decision Making
  2. Production and Operations Management
  3. Management Information System
  4. Government Business Interface
  5. Strategic Management
  6. International Business


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