Books for OPSC OAS Mains Botany Optional


A. Microbiology and Plant Pathology

  1. Microbiology by PD Sharma 
  2. Microbiology and Plant Pathology by PD Sharma

B. Cryptogams and Gymnosperms

  1. A Text book of Botany by Singh, Pandey and Jain
  2. Algae by by Vashishta B.R. & et Al.
  3. Phycology by Lee
  4. Bryophyta by by Anupama Krishna
  5. Pteridophyta by Vashishta P.C
  6. Fungi by PD Sharma
  7. Gymnosperms by Vashishta P.C.

C. Angiosperms

  1. Plant Taxonomy by OP Sharma

D. Anatomy, Embryology and Biostatistics

  1. Plant Anatomy by B.P. Pandey
  2. Embryology of Angiosperms by S. S Bhojwani, S. P Bhatnagar, P K Dantu
  3. Introduction to Bio-statistics by PK Banerjee

E. Plant Utility and Exploitation

  1. Botany: A Human Concern by R.S.P. Verma
  2. Economic Botany in the Tropics by S.L. Kochhar

F. Plant Tissue Culture

  1. Introduction to Plant Tissue Culture by Razdan M K
  2. Plant Cell and Tissue Culture by by S. Narayanaswamy


A. Cell Biology

  1. Cell Biology by PS Sharma

B. Genetics, Molecular Biology and Evolution

  1. Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution & Ecology by Verma P.S. and Agarwal V.K.
  2. Genetics by BD Singh

C. Plant Breeding and Plant Biotechnology

  1. Plant Breeding Principles and Methods by B.D. Singh
  2. Plant Biotechnolgy by by Krishna G.K. A. Elangovan S.Devika

D. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry

  1. Fundamental of Plant Physiology by VK Jain
  2. A text book of Plant Physiology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology by by S K Verma and Mohit Verma

E. Plant Ecology and Plant Geography

  1. A Text book of Plant Ecology by by R.S. Ambasht
  2. Ecology and Environment by PD Sharma

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