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BPSC Book List for Prelims and Mains Exam

BPSC (Bihar Public Service Commission) conducts the examination to recruit candidates for various administrative positions within the state of Bihar. The examination consists of two stages: the Preliminary Examination (Prelims) and the Main Examination (Mains). BPSC Book List for Prelims and Mains Exam:

BPSC Book List for Prelims and Mains Exam

BPSC Preliminary Examination (Prelims) Book List:

  1. History of Modern India by Bipan Chandra: This book covers the modern history of India from the mid-18th century to the post-independence period.
  2. India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra: This book provides a detailed account of India’s freedom struggle, which is an essential topic in the BPSC Prelims examination.
  3. Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth: It covers the Indian political system, Constitution, and governance. This book is considered one of the best for understanding the political aspects of the Indian polity.
  4. Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh: This book provides a comprehensive overview of the Indian economy, covering both theory and current affairs related to economic development.
  5. Geography of India by Majid Husain: This book covers the physical, economic, and social geography of India and is helpful in preparing for questions related to the geography of Bihar as well.
  6. General Science books by Lucent’s or Arihant Publications: These books cover basic science topics and are useful for the General Science section of the BPSC Prelims.
  7. Bihar Specific GK Books: There are various books available in the market that specifically cover Bihar’s history, culture, geography, economy, and current affairs. You may consider Imtiaz Ahmed for this section.
  8. BPSC Previous Year Solved Question Paper: Refer Licchavi Lyceum for solved papers.

BPSC Main Examination (Mains) Book List:

The BPSC Main Examination consists of four compulsory papers and one optional paper. The compulsory papers are as follows:

  1. General Hindi: For this paper, candidates can refer to Hindi grammar books and previous years’ question papers to get an idea of the type of questions asked.
  2. General Studies Paper 1: Topics covered in this paper are similar to the Prelims syllabus. Candidates can refer to the Prelims booklist for most of the topics. In addition to this refer R S Agrawal book for the questions on quantitative aptitude and Reasoning.
  3. General Studies Paper 2: This paper includes areas like Bihar-specific questions, Indian Polity, Governance, and International Relations. For this, candidates can refer to the books mentioned in the Prelims booklist.

Optional Subject: For the optional subject, candidates have a wide range of choices like History, Geography, Public Administration, Sociology, etc. It’s essential to choose an optional subject based on individual interest and comfort level. For the optional subject, candidates should refer to the standard books recommended for UPSC Civil Services Examination.

In addition to the mentioned books, candidates should also regularly follow newspapers, magazines, and other reliable sources for current affairs related to Bihar, India, and the world.

Please note that the book list provided here is for general guidance, and candidates may also seek advice from coaching institutes and successful candidates to get more personalized book recommendations based on their strengths and weaknesses.

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