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MPPSC Books: Best Subject-wise Books for MPPSC Prelims, Mains Exam

MPPSC books play an essential role in a candidate’s preparation. If the candidate uses the right MPPSC books during their preparation, then they will easily be able to answer questions in the examination.


MPPSC Books: MPPSC preparation is one of the key strategies for candidates appearing for the state public service examination. In order to prepare well for the examination, candidates should begin by buying the MPPSC Books. MPPSC books are specifically designed to cover major parts of the syllabus. MPPSC books focus on simplifying the syllabus and making it easy for students while preparing for the examination. 

Needless to say, MPPSC books are one of the major sources through which candidates can enhance their preparation. If the candidates buy the right and best books for the MPPSC exam will help the students to acquire in-depth knowledge and understanding of the topics required to excel in the exam.

 MPPSC books aim to give comprehensive coverage to the students appearing for the examination. Utilizing these books as part of the study plan can significantly enhance a candidate's chances of success in the MPPSC examination. Although there are various MPPSC books in the market, candidates should always buy those that cover most of the syllabus and the language of the book is easy to understand.

MPPSC Prelims Books 

MPPSC prelims exam is the first step of the examination. Candidates who qualify the prelims exam will then be eligible to appear for the MPPSC mains exam. Further, MPPSC prelims have two papers including general studies and aptitude tests. Candidates can take a look at the following MPPSC prelims books for both papers. 

MPPSC Books for Paper I

MPPSC Books Name 

Author Name 

Fast Track Objective Arithmetic

Rajesh Verma

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

RS Aggarwal

A New Approach to Reasoning

BS Sijwali & Indu Sijwali (Arihant Publication)

MPPSC Books for Paper II

MPPSC Books Name 

Author Name 

Indian Economy (selective reading)

Ramesh Singh (11th edition)/ Sanjiv Verma

Indian Polity (4th or 5th edition)



State Board school Textbooks (Class 11th and 12th)

Modern Indian History (Latest edition)

Rajiv Ahir (Spectrum Publication)

Basic Concepts of History, Political Science, Geography, Science, Environmental Science

NCERT + State Board Books

MPPSC Mains Books 

MPPSC mains exam 2023 is the second step of the examination. MPPSC mains exam took place from July 17 to 22, 2023. Further, candidates who will qualify for the MPPSC mains exam 2023 will then be eligible to appear for interview round. MPPSC's mains syllabus consists of 4 general studies papers and 2 Hindi papers. Candidates can take a look at the following books down below. 

Subject Name 

Books Name 


  • Ancient History - Old NCERT + Lucent
  • Modern History - Old NCERT + Lucent
  • Medieval History - Old NCERT + Lucent


  • Indian Polity by M.Laxmikant
  • Governance is a dynamic subject – Newspaper + Internet


  • NCERT- Class 11th
  • Ramesh Singh’s Indian Economy ( 11th Edition)
  • Indian Economy by Sanjiv Verma


  • New NCERT (Class VI-X)
  • Physical Geography- Class XI NCERT (New)

Social Issues 

  • NCERT- Class 11th
  • Indian Economy by Sanjiv Verma
  • Ramesh Singh’s Indian Economy ( 11th Edition)

Madhya Pradesh Knowledge 

  • Know Your State- Madhya Pradesh by Arihant
  • Lucent's Madhya Pradesh Samanya Gyan


  • Lexicon for Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude
  • TMH Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude by M.Karthikeyan


  • Lucent's Samanya Hindi
  • Lucent's Sampurna Hindi Vyakaran Aur Rachna

Hindi Essay 

  • Nimband Manjusha by Samiratmaj Mishra

Books for MPPSC Exam 2023 

Candidates can take a look at all the important books for MPPSC which are considered by last year’s topper. These books are specially designed for general knowledge and for candidates to have in-depth knowledge about the state of Madhya Pradesh. 

Books Name


Madhya Pradesh- Ek Parichaya

McGraw-Hill Publication


Government websites, Wikipedia, MP State Website

MP General Knowledge

Arihant Publication


Pratiyogita Nirdeshika (last six months), Samsyamiki Semi-annual (Maheshwari)

NOTE: Apart from these books, there are a bunch of other books as well which can be referred to by the candidate during the preparation for the MPPSC examination. Candidates can take a look at the following books down below.

  • NCERT Class X-XII Economics, Social Studies, as well as some Culture topics.
  • Indian Polity by M.Laxmikanth
  • India Year Book (GOI publication)
  • Newspaper/Judicious internet usage

Why are MPPSC Books Important?

MPPSC Books plays an important role for all the candidates who are appearing for the examination. Books can help the candidate to cover major part of the syllabus. Candidates must know that the MPPSC prelims and mains syllabus is different from one another. Candidates can take a look at the following MPPSC syllabus listed down below. 



MPPSC Prelims Syllabus 

  • General Studies (Objective)
  • General Aptitude Test

MPPSC Mains Syllabus 

  • General Studies I
  • General Studies II
  • General Studies III
  • General Studies IV 
  • Hindi 
  • Hindi essay

MPPSC Interview Syllabus 

  • General Knowledge and Day-to-Day Happenings 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are best books for MPPSC ?

Best books for MPPSC are A New Approach to Reasoning, Modern Indian History (Latest edition), Indian Economy by Sanjiv Verma and others. 

Which is the best Geography book for MPPSC ?

Best Geography book for MPPSC are New NCERT (Class VI-X) and Physical Geography- Class XI NCERT (New). 

Which are the best books for MPPSC in English ?

Fast Track Objective Arithmetic, Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations, A New Approach to Reasoning and Indian Polity (4th or 5th edition).

Where can I find MPPSC mains subject-wise books?

You can find MPPSC mains subject-wise books online or from any near by book market. 

When did MPPSC mains exam 2023 took place ?

MPPSC mains exam 2023 took place from July 17 to 22, 2023.

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