CSS and PMS Recommended Books by 45th Common

Right selection of books for the preparation of CSS and PMS is very essential. It is one of the tactics of the toppers. Although FPSC has provided a junk of recommended books. however, It is very hard to cover all the recommended book in a short period of time. Therefore, 45th common of CSA(Civil Services Academy) candidates have provided a huge list of recommended books. These books are given and their own experience of CSS journey which also proved fruitful while getting higher marks and qualifying CSS. Here, you will find a list of all CSS and PMS Recommended Books by 45th Common.

CSS and PMS Recommended Books by 45th Common

CSS and PMS Recommended Books by 45th Common:

CSS and PMS Recommended Books by 45th Common

S.No

Subjects

Book titles

Authors

Publishers

ENGLISH ESSAY

1

Understand the topic. Figure out whether you are good in Philosophical type essays or current affair based.

Don’t JUST attempt the one about which you have read something , If you could not understand its true dimension and demand .

Understanding completely will land you in the safe zone. Don’t rush. Take time to understand.

English Essay

Better Writing now

Francine D.Galko

Learning Express

How to write good essays

Lauren Starkey

Learning Express

ENGLISH PRECIS

2

English Precis

High School

English Grammar and composition

Wren and Martin

OXFORD

Polymer English Grammar

and Composition for B.A

Chishty,

B. A. R. A. Khan , S. A. Hamid

Polymer

Exploring the world of English

Syed Saadat Ali shah

ILMI

Vocabulary

SAT or GAT books

Challenging Vocublary

Redspot Publishers

GENERAL SCIENCE AND ABILITY

3

General Scince and ability

General Science & Ability

Prof.Muhammad Akram Kashmiri

JWT General Science

and Ability

Mian Shafiq

World times

Encyclopedia of EDS

Dr.Rab Nawaz

GMAT, GAT, SAT for ability

portion

PAKISTAN AFFAIRS

4

PAK. AFFAIRS

Constitutional and Political

Development of Pakistan

HAMID KHAN

OXFORD

Concise history of Pakistan

M.R.Kazimi

OXFORD

Pakistan : A hard country

Aatol Leivin

OXFORD

The Future of Pakistan

Stephen Cohen

Brookings

Making Sense of Pakistan

Farzana Sheikh

Columbia University

Press

Pakistan Enduring Challenges

Christine Fair

Pakisan: Beyond the crisis state

Maleeha Lodhi

OXFORD

CURRENT AFFAIRS

5

C.Affairs

Useful Links:-

http://thediplomat.com/

https://www.foreignaffairs.com/

http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/

http://cscr.pk/

http://carnegieendowment.org/

https://www.usip.org/

http://www.criterion-quarterly.com/

http://www.belfercenter.org/

https://www.cfr.org/

Pakistan Enduring Challenges

Christine Fair

Foreign Policy of

Pakistan

Abdul Sattar

OXFORD

Modern South Asia

Ayesha Jalal

The China Pakistan Axis

Andrew Small

Policy of Parlimentary Affairs Journal

Dawn, The Diplomat, The Economist, Pildat

ISLAMIC STUDIES

6

Islamic Studies

ISLAM ITS MEANING AND

MESSAGE

Prof. Khursheed

The islamic

foundation

Islamic Studies

Hafiz Karim Dad

Chughtai

Introduction to islam

Hamidullah

Islam at the cross road

Allama Muhmmad Asad

Sealed nectar(

Life of Holy Prophet)

Safi-ur- Rehman

Al-Mubarakpurri

Dar -us- Salam

Islamiat

O-Levels

Topic related discussions of

Dr. Israr and Javed Ghamidi could be helpful to an extent

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

1

International Relations

Globalization of

World Politics

JOHN. BAYLISS,Patricia Owens,

and Steve Smith

International

Relations

Joshua.S.Goldstein

PEARSON

World Politics: Trend and

Transformation

Charles W. Kegley Jr

Paperback

How the world works:

A Brief Survey of International Relations

Russel Bova

International Relations

theories and approaches

Robert jackson

OXFORD

Foreign Policy of

Pakistan

Abdul Sattar

OXFORD

Understanding International

Relations

Chris Brown

INTERNATIONAL LAW

2

International Law

International Law

DR. H.O. Agarwal

International Law

J.G Starke

International Law

Malcolm Shaw

International Law

Kapoor

International Law

L.N.TANDON

A.H.PUBLISHERS

https://sites.google.com/site/walidabdulrahim/

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLhJY-ribaZKB0CsF2pU4pzCM0Uu0wVzr

USA HISTORY

3

USA History

History of The United

States of America

MAJUMDAR

The USA 1917-1980

Nigel Smith

A People’s History of the United

States

Howard Zinn

Harper & Row;

HarperCollins

The American Journey

Outline of US History by US Department of State in the US History Head

https://archive.org/details/OutlineOfUSHistory

http://www.ushistory.org/

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLx5B22t2Ksu0Sj1bK0yjZbJBXnineoxWD

CRIMINOLOGY

4

Criminology

An introduction to

Criminology theory

Roger Hopkins Burke

Willian Publishing

http://global.oup.com/us/companion.websites/9780195387322/chapter1/flashcards/

http://cw.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415628945/questions.asp?unit=1

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

5

Environmental Sciences

Environmental

Sciences

Botkin

Pearson

Enviromental Science:

Working with the Earth

Taylor Miller

Enviromental Science

Mian Sons

Official Website

of Govt. of Pakistan

www.environment. gov.pk

Official Website of UN

Environment

www.unep.org

SOCIOLOGY

6

Sociology

Sociology

Horton and Hunt

Sociology

Abdul Hameed Taga

Down to earth Soiciology

James Henslin

Sociology-13th ED

John J Macionis

Sociology

Richard Schaefer

Sociology

Amal Sajjad , Jawad Tariq

GENDER STUDIES

7

Gender Studies

Gender Studies

Sujata Sen

PEARSON

50 key concepts in

Gender Studies

jane Pilcher

Theories of Women Studies

Eds., Bowles. Gloria and

Renate D. Klein

Women of Pakistan: Two Steps Forward, One

Step Back

Mumtaz,Khawar& Shaheed, Farida(1987)

Gender Studies

Amanullah Gondal

Basic Statistics related to

women unemployment/ employment/ violence (UN data, newspapers)

Youtube videos on the Suffrage Movement and the waves of Feminism

Human Rights Commission of Pakistan Report

PSYCHOLOGY

8

Psychology

Essentials of

Understanding Psychology

Robert S. Feldman

Clinical Psychology

Rakshanda

TOWN PLANNING AND URBAN MANAGEMENT

9

Town planning and urban management

Urban Planning Theory and Practice

M.Pratap Rao

Urban Growth Management for Sustainable Urbanization

(Examples from Asia Pacific Region)Research Papers

ANTHROPOLOGY

10

Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology: The

Human Challenge

William A. Haviland

Essentials of Cultural

Anthropology

G. Bailey

Anthropology: Appreciating

Human Diversity

Phillip Kottak

Anthropology

William A. Haviland

Pakistani Society

Akbar S. ahmed

Introduction to Anthropology of

Religion

Brian moris

OXFORD

ECONOMICS

11

Economics

The Economy of

Pakistan

Khawaja Amjad Saeed

OXFORD

Principles of

Microeconomic

Mankiw

Principles of

Macroeconomic

Mankiw

Development Economics

Todaro

Issues in Pakistan ‘s

Economy

Akbar S.Zaidi

PUNJABI

12

Punjabi

Dungian Sochaan

Akhtar Hussain

Jehangir Publishers

PUNJAB RANG

Qamar Husnain Qadri

& Faisal Hayat Jappa

GEOGRAPHY

13

Geography

Human Geography

De Blij

Physical Geography

De Blij

Comprehensive

Geography

Jahangir Sanpal

EUROPEAN HISTORY

14

European History

Mastering modern European History

Stuart Miller

Palgrave Master Series

A History of Modern Europe

(1789-1991)

H.L.Peacock

Political Science

15

Political Science

Political Thought

: From Plato to the Present

M. Judd Harmon

McGraw-Hill,

Muslim Political Thought

Muhammad Aslam Chaudhry

Publishers Emporium

Political Science: Theory and

Practice

Mazhar-ul-Haq

Bookland

Constitutional and Political

History of Pakistan

Hamid Khan, Advocate

OXFORD

Politics Among Nations: The

Struggle for Power and Peace

Hans J. Morgenthau,

Muslim Law & Jurisprudece

16

Muslim Law

Muslim Law &

Jurisprudence

Aatir Rizvi

Jahangir Books

An Introduction to the Study of

Islamic Law

Dr. Hussain Hamid Hassan

Islamic Law of Inheritance

Hamid Khan, Advocate

Agri-Forestry

17

Agri-Forestry

Agri-Forestry

Akhtar Abbas

Constitutional Law

18

Constituitional Law

Comparative

Constitutional Law

Hamid Khan & M.W. Rana

Constitutional & Political History

of Pakistan

Hamid Khan , Advocate

OXFORD

Accountancy and Audit

19

Accountancy and Audit

Principles of Accounting, and Advanced

Sohail Afzal

Financial Accounting

Walter B. Meigs, Robert F. Meigs

Principles of Accounting, and Advanced

Accounting

M.A Ghani and Ejaz

Advanced Auditing

Prof. Dr. Khuaja Amjad Seed

Business Administration

20

Business Administration

Principles of

marketing

Kotler and Armstrong

Principles of

Management

Stephen Robbins

Principles of Finance

Gitman

Principles of

Operation Management

Raturi and Amitabh

Supply Chain

Management

Sunil Chopra and

Peter Meindl

Operation Management

Jay Heizer, Render

Virtual university notes for Human Resource management

Human resource

management

Gary Dessler, Biju Varkey

Public Administration

21

Public Administration

Public Administration with

special reference to Pakistan

Dr. Sultan Khan

Public Administration

By John M. Pfiffner

New York, Ronald

Press Company

Philosophy

22

Philosophy

Philosophy Made Simple

Richard Popkin

Islamic Philosophy

M. Saeed Sheikh

A History of Muslim

Philosophy. Volume I & II

M. M. Sharif (SPECIFIC Topics)

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (plato.stanford.edu).

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (www.iep.utm.edu).

Physics

23

Physics

Fundamentals of

Physics

Halliday Resnick Krane

Microelectroics circuts

Sedra Smith

OXFORD

Quantum Physics

Bieser

Quantum Mechanics

David Miller

Solid State Physics

Robert F Pierret

Physics

Krane and Resnick

Electromagnetics

Sadiku

Thermodynamics

Easetop and McConkey

Graduation Books

Majeed Sons

History of Pakistan and India

24

History of pakistan and India

MUSLIM CIVILIZATION OF INDO- PAKISTAN

S.M.Ikram

Advance history of

Inida

Majumdar

Pakistan : The formative

Phase

K.B.Sayeed

OXFORD

Constitutional & Political History

of Pakistan

Hamid Khan, Advocate

OXFORD

Pushto

25

Pushto

Pohanna

Sahar Katoze

Pukhto Adab sa De

Sahar Yousafzai

Pashto (urdu edition)

Hanif Khalil

Mercantile Law

26

Mercantile Law

Companies Ordinance

Mirza Munawwar Hussain

Mercentile Law

M.C.Kucchal

Business law

khalid cheema

Company law

Lauqman baig

Bare Acts

Govt. of Pakistan

URDU Literature

27

Urdu Literature

Urdu Adab ki mukhtasir Tareen Tareekh

Sohail Bhatti

Urdu Adab

Amjad Ali Shakir

Ghubar-e-khatir

Abul Kalam Azad

Zoology

28

Zoology

Zoology 4th Edition

Miller and Harley

British History

29

British History

Part-1

History of England

PC Thomas

Modern British History

Norman Lowe

Part-2

English History 1914-1945

Taylor

For preparing portion regarding Thatcher govt. , Modern Labour, 9/11 policy, Cameron era and his policies , Consult The Economist, Guradian.com and other reliable sources.

Important note for all subjects:-

NOTE: Internet is the key to cover topics that are not covered by books.

Internet will remain helpful for all subjects (Both Compulsory and Optionals )and must be utilized in a proper way. Youtube videos give great insight.

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