OPSC Combined Competitive Recruitment Examination
OPSC Combined Competitive Recruitment Examination

OPSC Books 2023: Check Subject-Wise Books For Prelims, Mains and Interview

OPSC books are an essential part of a student's preparation. Candidates who are appearing for the recruitment examination should look for the best books for the exam. Candidates should buy those books which consist of most of the syllabus.
OPSC Books

OPSC Books

OPSC Books 2023:  Odisha Public Service Commission, popularly known as OPSC is the exam conducting body that conducts the OPSC exam which is a recruitment exam in the state of Odisha. Candidates who are intending to appear for the recruitment exam should have rock-solid preparation for the examination. In order to prepare for the exam, candidates should refer to the best books and study material. The OPSC exam has three stages including the prelims, main and interview rounds which are also known as the personality test.

Candidates appearing for the OPSC exam are usually confused regarding the study material or the books they should recommend for their preparation. While there are plenty of books for OPSC preparation, candidates should only rely on those books which contain all the syllabus of the exam. Needless to say, the OPSC books and study material are the best source through which candidates can prepare well. 

Candidates who will qualify for the prelim stage also known as the screening stage will be then eligible to appear for the main stage. Now, those candidates who will clear both the prelim and main stages will further appear for the interview round. Candidates must know that they need to clear all three stages in order to get recruited to the post they have filled in the application form. 

OPSC Books 2023 

Since the exam has three stages, the OPSC books are different for all three stages. Hence, candidates should only refer to those books regarding the exam in which they are going to appear. Candidates should look for different books which are available in the market. One important point that candidates should always remember is that while selecting the books, aspirants should look at whether the book consists of the entire syllabus as prescribed by the exam conducting body and whether the language of the book is easy to read or not. 

 The best books for the OPSC exam are available to students in order for them to do well and do significantly better than other candidates. This article sheds light on different books written by renowned authors which can prove beneficial for the candidates preparing for the examination. 

OPSC Books: Quantitative Aptitude Subject 

The books listed below are some of the top picks for helping candidates do well on their exams and get excellent exam scores.

Name of Book

Description of Book 


Quantitative Aptitude for all Competitive Examinations

Gives students the opportunity to answer several questions of all levels. 

R.S. Aggarwal (S. Chand Publications)

Quantitative Aptitude for All Competitive Examinations

This book consists of all the types of questions with each difficulty level.

Abhijit Guha (McGraw Hill Education Publications)

OPSC Books: General Studies 

Candidates can take a look at the following books which are recommended by experts 

Name of the book 



OPSC General Studies (for Odisha Civil Service Preliminary Exams)

Talks about general knowledge topics like Indian economy, geography, general science, current affairs,  etc.

S. N. Rath, S. K. Rout. BK Editorial Board

General Knowledge 2022

The book contains information about important current affairs, General Studies, and essential events 

Manohar Pandey

General Studies

The book sheds light on several different topics and solved questions

Disha Experts

General Knowledge Manual

Covers OPSC syllabus, question patterns and main topics

Shock Thorpe and Edgar Thorpe

OPSC Books:  English Language and Essay

Here are some of the best-recommended books for the English Language and Essay 

Name of Book 

Description of Book


Objective General English

The book sheds light on the concepts of the English Language and also has concepts such as  Foundation Module, Verbal Ability, Practical Grammar

S. P. Bakshi

Essays for Civil Services and Other Competitive Examinations

This book will help the student to understand the writing essay and also give tips and tricks along with sample essays

Pulkit Khare

Objective General English

The book consists of several question papers from which candidates can practice.

R. S. Aggarwal and Vikas Aggarwal (S. Chand Publications)


OPSC Books:  Mental Ability and Reasoning

Candidates preparing for the subject of mental ability and reasoning can refer to these books. 

Name of Book 

Description of Book 


A New Approach to Reasoning

Book covers  3 parts entirely- Non-verbal, Reasoning, Verbal 

B.S. Sijwali and Indu Sijwali (Arihant Publications)

General Mental Ability- Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability

The book consists of Venn diagrams, data-based questions, debates, and trick questions that are relevant to analytical and logical thinking.

Sachhida Nand Jha

OPSC Book for Indian Polity 

Candidates can refer to these books to study Indian Polity 

Book’s name 


The Constitution of India

P.M Bakshi

Old NCERT books


Indian Polity 


An Introduction to the Constitution


OPSC Books For Odia Language

These are the books that candidates can refer to while studying for the Odia language 

Name of Book



English and Odia Language

Includes essays, translation from Odia to English, and English and Odia language understanding, use, and vocabulary.

Bijay Kumar Mohapatra and Sangram Keshari Rout

OPSC Books for Indian Economy 

Here are some books which can be considered while studying for the Indian economy 

Book’s name 


Indian Economy

Mishra and Puri

Current Economic Survey

Google/ Websites

Class 11th and 12th NCERTs

NCERT book

Indian Economy

Ramesh Singh

OPSC Books for Indian History

Following are some of the books on the subject of Indian History 

Name of Book



Ancient History

Ancient History

  • RS Sharma
  • Old NCERT

History of Medieval India

Medieval History

Satish Chandra

A Brief History of Modern India.

Modern History

Spectrum publications

Concise History of Modern History

Sujata Menon

Facts of Indian Culture

Indian Culture

Spectrum publications

Centre for Cultural Resources and Training

Official Websites

OPSC Books For Third Stage: Personality Test

The last stage of the OPSC Examination is often ignored by applicants, despite the fact that it has the importance of determining whether the candidate will clear the exam or not. Interviewers evaluate a candidate's personality, character, mental clarity, and cognitive process through this section. Candidates should thus continue to be extremely diligent in their preparation.

Name of the Book 



Civil Services Interview- How to Excel

Almost each and every topic and interview question are covered in this book to ensure that the performance is perfect.

Madhukar Bhagat

Important Judgements that Transformed India: For UPSC Civil Services Examination

Examines some topics relevant to prelims, mains, and interviews as well

Alex Andrews George

All about IAS Interview

It covers several topics, including interviewing techniques, research utility, questions, and sample answers.

K. Siddhartha


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the best books considered for the subject of ancient, medieval and modern history?

Books such as 'Ancient History, history of Medieval India, and a brief history of Modern India are considered as best books for the mentioned subjects.

Where can I find OPSC books?

Candidates can find the OPSC books from any of the e-commerce websites or at nearby books markets.

How can OPSC books help candidates in their preparation?

OPSC books can help the candidates by understanding the exam syllabus and candidates can prepare in a well-mannered way.

Can candidates access OPSC books in PDF format?

Yes, Candidates can access the OPSC books in PDF format. One can access these books by downloading them from various websites.

Who conducts the OPSC exam?

OPSC exam is conducted by OPSC and the application process for the same is released on the official website.