Suggested Strategy for Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science

The Syllabus for Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science as an optional paper in the Civil Serviceds Mains examination is here http://www.civilserviceindia.com/subject/Animal-Husbandry/main-syllabus.html

Please go through the entire syllabus carefully to build a sound strategy for its preparation. The syllabus includes various components and you need to do intensive reading for preparing this paper.



As you know the marks of the optional paper is crucial to decide your ranking in final list, you to have to perform exceptionally well in the paper of your choice.

Since the rest of the papers are compulsory for all, its only the optional paper that can make or break your fortune. So dont try to do selective reading and gamble, as there is only one optional paper now.

The right strategy should be to go through each section of the syllabus and pick up the books and read them carefully. First pick up lighter books to clear your concepts and then go on to read the advance books.

Cover the entire syllabus and after reading each segment make notes of them simaltaniously. Rember that your notes will be the final course material for reading and revising in future. So take your time and do a good job with it.

Go ahead and start your preparation with books listed here. If any section of the syllabus is not covered in these books, you can look for other suggestive readings.

Books On Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science for IAS Exam

  • Animal Husbandry by Gyan Deep Singh, Anmol Publishers,
  • A Textbook Of Animal Husbandry by G C Banerjee, Oxford,
  • Advanced Animal Nutrition by Reddy,Oxford
  • Principles Of Animal Nutrition & Feed Technology, by D V Reddy, Oxford
  • Animal Physiology by Kavita Juneja, Anmol Publishers
  • Basics Of Animal Physiology by Monalisa Kar, Anmol Publishers
  • Animal Physiology by K. A. Goyal, Rastogi Publishing
  • Principles Of Genetics & Animal Breeding by F H KHAN, Jaypee Brothers
  • Textbook Of Animal Diseases by Ashok Kumar, Sonali Publication
  • Milk And Milk Products Technology by Subhash Biswas, Jaypee Brothers
  • Handbook Of Animal Husbandry by Manoj Kumar Rai, Oxford Book Company
  • Biotech's Dictionary Of Animal Husbandry by Daya Publishing
  • General Agriculture by Muniraj S Rathore, Jain Brothers
  • Essentials Of Plant Breeding by Phundan Singh, Kalyani Publishers
  • Fundamentals of Agriculture Vol-1 by Arun Katyayan, Kushal Publications
  • Fundamentals Of Agriculture Vol-2 by Arun Katyayan, Kushal Publications
  • Introduction To Agriculture by A K Vyas, Jain Brothers
  • Agricultural Economics by S Subba Reddy, Oxford
  • Horticulture At A Glance Volume II by A S Salaria, Jain Brothers
  • Handbook Of Agriculture, Publisher : ICAR
  • Principles Of Agronomy, Yellamanda Reddy, Kalyani Publishers
  • Biotechnology Expanding Horizons by B D Singh, Kalyani Publishers