IAS Exam Preparation: Medical Science Optional Booklist

UPSC Mains Exam: Booklist for Medical Science Optional

Here’s a list of books for Medical Science Optional Subject of UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam.

Booklist for Medical Science Optional Subject

Unit I: Human Anatomy

Books on Applied Anatomy

  1. MCQS in Biomechanics and Applied Anatomy – B. Arun, G. Thilagavathi, C. Sasiganesh
  2. Applied Anatomy of the Lymphatics – F.P. Millard, A.G. Walmsley
  3. Textbook of Anatomy Upper Limb and Thorax; Volume 1 – Vishram Singh
  4. Textbook of Anatomy: Abdomen and Lower Limb – Vishram Singh

Books on Gross Anatomy

  1. A Review with Questions and Explanations – Richard S. Snell
  2. A Provisional Hand Book of Haematherapy or Auxiliary Blood Supply in Medicine and Surgery – New York Bovinine Company
  3. The Surgical Anatomy of Inguinal Herniae: The Testis and Its Coverings – Thomas Morton
  4. Clinical Anatomy by Regions with the Point Access Scratch Code – Richard S. Snell
  5. Human Embryology – Inderbir Singh  

Recommended books for Medical Science


  1. Anatomy – Megraper or Snell
  2. Human Anatomy (3 Vol.) – Chaurasia
  3. Medical Physiology – Gyston
  4. Human Physiology – Chatterjee
  5. Pathology – Muirs or Robbins (Big Robbins)
  6. Review in Bio-chemistry – Harper
  7. Heinmann Medical Dictionary – Janife
  8. Heinmann Dental Dictionary – Lennox
  9. Microbiology – Anand Narayan or Chatterjee
  10. Principal and Practice of Medicines – Davidson
  11. Social and Preventive Medicine (SPM) – Park & Park
  12. Surgery – Love and Bailey
  13. Essentials of Bio-chemistry – M C Pant
  14. Histology (Inderbir Singh)
  15. Physiology: Ganong
  16. Parasitology (Jayaram Panikkar)
  17. Pathology: Robbins (Big Robbins)
  18. Medicine: George Mathew (Notes in medicine), Harrison
  19. Surgery: Bailey
  20. Basic Gray and Neuroanatomy (Inderbir Singh)

Below-given are the major topics as prescribed in the UPSC Mains Syllabus for Medical Science optional Subject.

Paper-I


  1. Human Anatomy
  2. Human Physiology
  3. Biochemistry
  4. Pathology
  5. Microbiology
  6. Pharmacology
  7. Forensic Medicine and Toxicology 

Paper-II


  1. General Medicine
  2. Paediatrics
  3. Dermatology
  4. General Surgery
  5. Obstetrics and Gynaecology including Family Planning
  6. Community Medicine (Preventive and Social Medicine)

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