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RPSC Books 2023: Subject-wise books for RPSC Prelims and Mains

RPSC books 2023 can be checked here for Prelims and Mains exams conducted by Rajasthan Public Service Commission. It is essential for aspirants to prepare from books that have been useful for past test-takers as RPSC is a highly competitive exam.
RPSC Books 2023

RPSC Books 2023

RPCS Books 2023: The Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) conducts various recruitment exams for positions in the Rajasthan state government, including administrative, police, engineering, taxation, and forest services. Aspirants who are planning to attempt the exam must prepare for it well as it is a highly competitive examination. One of the ways to conduct an effective and efficient preparation is to align it with expert-recommended books. Candidates increase their chances of performing well in the exam when they use study materials which have been proven beneficial to past test-takers.

The RPSC RAS exam is conducted in three phases, which are Prelims, Mains, and a Personality Test. These three rounds have different exam patterns and syllabi. Therefore, the study material and RPSC books will also be different for each exam phase. Utilising the right book can prove to be fruitful. Continue reading to know the list of subject-wise RPSC books. 

RPSC Books 2023

As stated earlier, preparing for RPSC exams requires a thorough understanding of the concepts covered in the RPSC syllabus. Books are an essential resource for aspirants and can provide a good foundation for preparation and further study. Find below expert-recommended and subject-wise books for RPSC Prelims and Mains.

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RPSC Prelims Books 2023

Prelims is the first stage of RPSC and it includes two main papers: General Paper 1 and General Paper 2. Subjects that are covered in this round are- History, Geography, Polity, Economy, Science and Technology, Environment, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, and General Awareness. Suggested books for each of these subjects are mentioned below for the reference of candidates-



RPSC History Books

History of Modern India by Bipan Chandra, History of Rajasthan by R.S Sharma, India's Ancient Past by R.S Sharma, India's Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra, NCERT History Books

RPSC Geography Books

Rajasthan Ka Bhugol by L.R Bhalla, Indian and World Geography by Majid Husain, The Orient Blackswan School Atlas by Orient Blackswan, Certificate Physical and Human Geography by Goh Cheng Leong, NCERT Geography Books

RPSC Polity Books

Indian Polity by M.Laxmikanth, Introduction to the Constitution of India by DD Basu, The Constitution of India: A Contextual Analysis by Arun K. Thiruvengadam, Rajasthan Ki Rajvyavastha by RK Gupta, NCERT Indian Polity Books

RPSC Economy Books

Indian Economy: For UPSC and State PSC Exam by Ramesh Singh, Economic Survey of India by Ministry of Finance, Economic Development & Policies in India by Jain and Ohri, Bharatiya Arthvyavastha by Ramesh Singh, NCERT Economics Books

RPSC Science and Technology Books

Science and Technology by Ashok Singh, Rajasthan General Knowledge Encyclopedia by CL Khanna, Encyclopedia by Arihant Experts, Lucent's General Science by Ravi Bhushan

RPSC Reasoning Books

A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by Arihant Experts, Analytical Reasoning by M.K Pandey, Rajasthan Reasoning by KK Sharma, Non-Verbal Reasoning by BS Sijwali

RPSC Quantitative Aptitude Books

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Aggarwal, Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by Abhijit Guha, Rajasthan Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal, Magical Book on Quicker Maths by M. Tyra

RPSC Mains Books 2023

Mains is the next round and students who qualify for the prelims round get to be eligible for RPSC Mains. This round of the exam includes similar subjects. However, this round is comparatively more challenging and requires in-depth clarity of concepts. The following books can be used for RPSC mains exam preparation-



RPSC Indian Polity & Public Administration

Indian Polity by M Laxmianth,

New Horizons of Public Administration by Mohit Bhattacharya

RPSC General Hindi and English

Arihant – Samanya Hindi,

Raymond Murphy’s Essential English Grammar with Answers, NCERT Language Books


Rajasthan Economy by Laxminarayan Nathuramka 

 Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh

Daily newspaper for current events related to the world and Indian economical issues


History of Modern India by Rajiv Ahir,

India’s struggle for Independence & India since Independence by Bipin Chandra,

IGNOU material for Art & Culture

World History by Norman Lowe, Rajasthan History, Art And Culture

Science and Technology

Science and Technology by Ashok Singh, Rajasthan General Knowledge Encyclopedia by CL Khanna, Encyclopedia by Arihant Experts, Lucent's General Science by Ravi Bhushan


Lexicon for Administrative Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude


NCERT Class 11 & 12 Geography textbooks and Dr L. R. Bhalla – Geography of Rajasthan

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Which books should I refer to for RPSC exams?

Applicants are advised to conduct proper research before purchasing RPSC books as the market is filled with various options. The books that have been suggested by experts should be properly analysed.

Are NCERT books sufficient for RPSC exams?

NCERT books are a good resource for building a foundation in various subjects. However, they may not cover the entire syllabus for RPSC exams. Candidates should refer to additional books that cover the entire and detailed RPSC syllabus. 

Are there any books specially created for Rajasthan GK?

Yes, there are many books available specifically for Rajasthan General Knowledge. These books cover all aspects of Rajasthan's history, geography, culture, and politics. Some such books are mentioned in the article for the candidate’s reference.

Are there any books available for specific RPSC exams like RAS or RTS?

Yes, there are many books available for specific RPSC exams like RAS, RTS, and others. These books cover the specific syllabus and requirements for these exams.


What sources can be used apart from RPSC books for exam preparation?

In addition to the books, online resources such as videos, forums etc can be used for preparation. Newspapers and magazines can also be utilised.