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BPSC Books 2023: Subject-Wise Books For Prelims as well as Mains Exam

To have a thorough preparation, candidates must refer to the best BPSC books written by renowned authors. While the market consists of plenty of books for BPSC, candidates should purchase those which cover most of the syllabus.


BPSC Books 2023:  The Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) conducts the exam to recruit candidates for several civil service posts offered by the Bihar government. The exam is conducted in three stages including the prelims, mains and interview and candidates have to clear all three stages to get recruited. To qualify for the exam, candidates need thorough practice and to do that, aspirants must look for the best BPSC books that are available in the market. While the stationary market is filled with plenty of books for the BPSC prelims and mains stage, candidates should only refer to the books which help the aspirant cover most of the syllabus. 

Needless to say, the selection of the right books plays an essential role for candidates who are preparing for the examination. Since the exam has three stages, each stage has a different syllabus and for that candidates should refer to books as per the stage they are appearing for. Further, aspirants are also advised to refer to books subject-wise to have better ideas.

Since BPSC books provide applicants with the information and abilities needed to pass the BPSC test, the books play a crucial role. These books give in-depth examination and knowledge of a variety of topics that are included in the BPSC syllabus. Candidates can enhance their conceptual clarity, acquire subject-matter knowledge, and hone their problem-solving abilities by studying these books.  As a result, BPSC books are essential for helping applicants get ready for the test and do well on it. 

BPSC Books 2023 

BPSC is a recruitment exam which takes place annually in Bihar. The exam has three stages and candidates have to clear all three stages in order to qualify for the exam. To qualify for the exam, one must have a thorough preparation and for that, they can refer to BPSC books and BPSC study material. While candidates can purchase the books from the market, they can have the BPSC study material from a coaching centre.

While purchasing the BPSC books, candidates should note some important points which are extremely essential. The first tip is to buy those books which have covered most of the syllabus. The other point is that the books the candidate is buying should be easy to understand and the information should be provided deeply. Needless to say, by studying from good BPSC books, applicants will have an advantage compared to others because they are frequently prepared by subject matter experts and seasoned authors who have a thorough grasp of the exam pattern. Candidates can take a look at the following subject-wise books below. 

BPSC Books for Indian Geography and World Geography Subject

For this particular section, the candidates must have an atlas with themselves. Further, candidates can take a look at the following books for Indian geography and world geography. 

Books Name

Publisher and author name 



Certificate in Physical and Human Geography

Goh Cheng Leong

World and Physical Geography


World Geography

Majid Hussain

Geography of India

Majid Hussain

BPSC Study Materials for Current Affairs 

Current affairs are an important part of both prelims and mains syllabus. Hence, candidates should be well-versed in the study material which provides apt knowledge of the current affair. 

A few of the study materials and sources for current affairs are listed below: 

  • The Hindu
  • The Indian Express
  • Any Local Bihar newspaper for current state affairs
  • RSTV
  • Indian yearbook
  • Yojana Magazine
  • Kurukshetra Magazine
  • Pratiyogita Darpan Magazine
  • Pratiyogita Darpan Magazine
  • Economic and Political Weekly
  • Science reporter

BPSC Best Books for Science and Technology

Candidates can refer to these books for the best knowledge of science and technology. 

Books Name

Publisher or Authors name 

NCERT and Current Affairs


Science and Technology in India


BPSC Best Books for Indian Polity and Constitution

The below-mentioned books on the subject of Indian Polity and Constitution consist of several pieces of knowledge and have in-depth information. 

Books Name

Publisher or Authors name 

Introduction to the Constitution of India


Indian Polity for Civil Service examinations


BPSC Best Books for Environment

Candidates can refer to the given books for the subject of environment

Books Name

Publisher or Authors name 

Environment for Civil Service Examinations


Different Books for BPSC Preparation 

Apart from the subject-wise books, candidates can also refer to these books which will prove to be relevant for candidates while they are preparing for the examination. 

Books Name

Publisher or Authors name 

India and the World

Surendra Kumar

Social Problems in India

Ram Ahuja

India after Gandhi

Ramchandra Guha

Governance in India


Mastering Modern World History

Norman Lowe

Essays for Civil Services

Pulkit Khare

Challenges to the Internal Security of India

Ashok Kumar

Lexicon for Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude

Niraj Kumar

NOTE: Apart from books, candidates should also refer to study material. These study materials can be found in any coaching centre. Study materials can also help the candidates in their preparation. Also, candidates can refer to the previous year's question papers and mock tests to enhance their BPSC preparation. Since GK is an essential part of both prelims and mains, candidates should be well aware of everything that has been happening in recent days or what has happened in the past. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the best method to prepare for the BPSC exam?

Candidates who wish to score the best in the BPSC exam are advised to refer to the best BPSC books which are available in the market. The books are available subject-wise. Hence, candidates should look for books for the subject they are preparing.

Which books are considered the best books for aptitude questions?

Books such as Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma and Quantitative Aptitude by Rakesh Yadav are considered to be the best books for aptitude questions.

What are the preparation strategies that candidates should follow while preparing for the BPSC exam?

Candidates must practise the previous year's questions paper, and mock tests, and also study the syllabus, exam pattern and marking scheme to prepare for the BPSC exam.

Who conducts the BPSC exam ?

BPSC exam is conducted by the BPSC itself and the exam's official notification for the specific year is released on the official website.

Can aspirants refer to NCERT books for BPSC preparation?

Yes, candidates can also prepare from NCERT books for the exam as it provides appropriate knowledge and helps in building basic concepts of the candidate.

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