BPSC Book List

BPSC Book List

Bihar Public Service Commission Combined Competitive Exam is conducted by the Bihar Public Service Commission for those seeking entry into the 20 posts of Bihar Administration. Students preparing for BPSC are often confused about which books to refer to for preparing for BPSC. In this blog, we shall list a few books that aspirants must use to add to their preparation for BPSC. Read on to know more.

BPSC Book List

Now that you know the exam pattern and syllabus, let’s have a look at the list of books you should refer to while preparing for BPSC:

BPSC Book List for Current Affairs

It is one of the most crucial sections of the paper. If prepared well, students can score too. Listed  below are few sources for current affairs –

  • The Hindu Newspaper
  • Express Daily Newspaper

BPSC Book List for History

Nearly 20 questions are asked from history. Hence, candidates must prepare well for this section.

BPSC Book List for Geography

Around 20 questions are asked in the examination, of which most are from the World Geography part and nearly 8 to 10 questions are the Bihar Geography.

  • New Geography NCERTs of Class 6th to 12th.
  • Comprehensive Geography by Khullar

BPSC Book List for Indian Polity

Focusses on constitutional aspects and candidates must remember constitutional provisions. Nearly 10 to 12 questions are from this section. Students should refer to –

BPSC Book List for Economy Booklist

Most of the questions from this section are from the economic planning of India. Aspirants must refer to the following books – 

BPSC Book List for General Science Booklist

The questions asked are of 10th level Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Nearly 20 questions are from this section. Candidates can use the following books- 


BPSC Book List for Aptitude

This section can be very scoring, if students prepare well for it. Listed below are few sources candidates can use 

BPSC Syllabus

Like IAS exams, BPSC exams are conducted in three phases –

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Personal Interview

A candidate must clear all the rounds to be eligible for securing a post in the BPSC. The round wise syllabus has been given below.

Prelims Syllabus

The topics candidates must prepare for the prelims are : 

Mains Syllabus

The topics candidates must prepare for the mains are : 

BPSC 2021 Exam Pattern

Candidates must also be aware of the exam pattern of BPSC while preparing for the exam. The pattern in which prelims and mains is conducted, has been mentioned below –

Paper NumberSubjectsMax Marks Duration
1General Studies1002 hrs
2Law1002 hrs
Paper NumberSubjectsMax Marks Duration
1General Studies1503 hrs
2Hindi Lang1503 hrs
3English Lang1503 hrs
4Indian Penal Code1503 hrs
5Indian Evidence Act1503 hrs
6CrPC1503 hrs
7Other laws1503 hrs

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