UPSC Civil Services Mains Agriculture Optional Subject consists of 2 papers. Each paper is of 250 marks, making a total of 500 marks.
Recommended Books for Agriculture – Civil Services Books – Mains Exam
- Plant Breeding
- Introduction To Horticulture
- Handbook Of Agriculture By ICAR
- Agricultural Economics and Farm Management
- Agricultural Extension Education in India
- Soil Science
Reference materials for Agriculture – IAS Mains Exams
- The Hindu – Survey Of Indian Agriculture
- Agriculture Statistics – Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India – http://agricoop.nic.in.