UPSC Topper Strategy for Economics Optional by Harshika Singh (Rank-8)
My Background in Economics and the interest in the subject was the most obvious reason for Economics as my first optional. I am B.A Economics(Hons) from St.Xavier’s College ,Ranchi (Jharkhand) and MSc.Economic History from London School Of Economics and Political Science,London,UK.
The Comprehensive list of the books that I followed was For both my optionals ,I emphasized on making my concepts very clear and re-read the textbooks.I read all the books enumerated below-different books cater to different portions of the syllabus so I have enumerated all of them…
For Paper 1
Ahuja and Koutsyansis
and for some random parts
Money and banking-
For Growth and Development ,I followed Mishra and Puri .There is another book by Lekhi (this book covers the syllabus so it is bit handy)/Debraj Ray-Development Economics .I extensively used Internet for some new developments in same.
Indian Economy from
Dutt & Sundaram
Mishra & Puri
Extensive study of the Economic Survey
EPW (Economy and Political Weekly)
Any one business newspaper like ET/FE etc
The Economic Times:
In this attempt which was my second attempt I just followed the basic textbooks that are taught in most of the Indian Universities but in general I also kept myself updated with new textbooks and relevant study materials available on Internet of some renowed Universities around the world.
Courtesy: Ms.Harshika Singh