The Bihar Public Service Commission( BPSC) offers employment opportunities in various government organizations in the state of Bihar. Here is a compiled list of books that one can prepare for the BPSC exam. This is helpful for those preparing for the BPSC exam or intending to appear for the exam in the future. Above all, it is important that they select the right books. One must keep in mind the weightage of marks for each subject when allocating time for referring to the various books.
As per the last notification the exam date for the 65th Edition of the BPSC CCE will be held on 15th October 2019. The admit card for 65th Combined Prelims has already been released. Candidates should download the admit card for the prelims before the deadline.
It is imperative that the candidates check for the latest updates on the BPSC official website.
Cracking the BPSC Exam would guarantee success to one of the below posts
- Bihar Administrative Services
- Bihar Police Services
- Police Superintendent
- Bihar Financial Services
- Bihar Home Guard Services
- Assistant Planning Officer
- Asst Project Officer/ Asst Director
- Bihar Probation Services (Probation Officer)
- Rural Development Officer
- Municipal Executive Officer
- Bihar Education Services
- District Minority Welfare Officer
- Planning Officer/ District Planning Officer
- Registration Services
- Jail Services
- Labor Services
- Assistant Director- Social Security
- Sugarcane Officer
- Asst Director- Child Protection
- Bihar Election Services
- District Audit Officer
- Assistant Registrar
BPSC Exam Pattern
The examination is conducted into two stages Prelims and Main Examination. One needs to understand that the pattern of the BPSC prelims. It’s syllabus is moulded on the lines of UPSC exam. It would be a wise decision to follow the books and materials being followed for UPSC. It is good to start with the NCERT books because that covers the main topics.
BPSC Prelims Exam Syllabus
- General science
- Polity of Bihar and India
- Indian and Bihar History
- Current Affairs of National and International importance
- Indian and Bihar Geography
- Bihar contribution and Indian Movements in INM
- Economy of Bihar and India
- General Mental Ability
BPSC Mains Exam Syllabus
- General Studies Paper-1
- General Studies Paper-2
- Optional Subject
BPSC Books recommended by toppers
History and Polity
This is the most important section (40-45 questions are asked from this section). It is essential that one follows the 11th and 12th grade N.C.E.R.T.History books primarily.
- Ancient History by D.D.Kausambi’s Historical outline, R.S.Sharma
- Medieval By J.L.Mehta, Satish Chandra
- Modern India: Spectrum book by Rajiv Ahir and Imtiyaz Ahmad (will cover contribution of Bihar during National Movement)
- A Brief Introduction to Indian Constitution by Xaviers Pinto
- Indian Polity: Most noteworthy of all is M. Laxmikant
- Read some factual things about Geography of Bihar
- Certificate of physical geography by G.C. Leong (must read book)
- 11th and 12th class New NCERT
- Shriram IAS Economy book or Ramesh Singh.
- Follow a monthly magazine to cover current news related to economy
Science and Technology:
Another important section as 20 questions are asked from here. Above all reading the 8th,9th and 10th class NCERT books is essential for this.
- Lucent Publication books( cover only those things which have been asked in previous year paper)
- Biology– cell, taxonomy, Genetics, human anatomy, digestion and excretion, vitamins and nutrition, endocrine glands and hormones, diseases and treatment, etc.
- Physics– invention, light, sound, nuclear physics, space, defense etc.
- Chemistry – atomic structure, physical and chemical transformation, alloys, food preservation, nutrition, medicine, detergents, fertilizer etc.
Mathematics & Reasoning
This section has a weightage of 10 questions.
- R.S.Agarwal [Arithmetic]
- Basic Level Mathematics- Part 1 and Part 2 by Goyal Brothers
GK and Current Affairs
- For Bihar GK English Medium : KBC Nano or Crown Publication (buy any 1)
- Hindi Medium : Imtiyaaz Ahmed Bihar GK
- Upkars Today’s General Knowledge by Khanna and Verma
It is essential that one focuses on all the below points of Bihar
- Main features of Budget of Bihar
- Trade and commerce
- Industries and their policies
- Agriculture and livestock
- Public finance and fiscal policy
- Population, census and tourism
- Bihar economic survey
- Flagship program of Bihar government
Books focusing entirely on Bihar
- Bihar (Recommended for BPSC & other Competitive Exams) Paperback – 2019
- BPSC Solved Papers Pre Examination Paperback – 2018
- Samanya Addhyyan Practice Book
- (Pre.) Vastunishtha Prashn Sangrah All-in-One
- BPSC Bihar Lok Seva Aayog Samanya Adhyayan Prarambhik Pariksha Solved Papers Paperback
- Essential of Grammar- Oxford Publications
- Wren & Martin [English Grammar]
Book for Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma
Selecting the right books is a good start for preparing the exam. It is always wiser to follow the advice of the students who have already cracked the exam. Entri helps you to streamline all BPSC exam related information and bring it to you, so that you can focus better on the exams!