BPSC Book List

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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 –

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

Focuses 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 Book List for Bihar Specific

This section can be covered from any of these relevant study material:

How to Prepare for BPSC?

Here are some useful tips to keep in mind while preparing for BPSC:

  1. Using the NCERT Resources
  2. Studying from the standard reference books
  3. Making notes for objective type and theory questions
  4. Aligning current affairs with the BPSC syllabus
  5. Solving previous years’ question papers and practising mocks
  6. Revising 

While preparing for BPSC, if aspirants find a few terms confusing, they should try to identify or search for the fundamental differences between important topics, terms or concepts.

Leverage Edu BPSC Notes

Along with the BPSC Book List, BPSC aspirants can also check out Leverage Edu sectional notes to make their preparations easier: 

BPSC List of Important Topics


  1. 1857 Revolt
  2. Civil Disobedience Movement
  3. Delhi Sultans
  4. Land Revenue System
  5. Non-Cooperation Movement
  6. Indian National Congress Sessions
  7. Viceroys of India
  8. Mansabdari System

You can read about a few important history topics here: 

Indian National Movement NotesSimon Commission Notes Golden Revolution Notes
Non-Cooperation Movement NotesRevolt of 1857 NotesHome Rule Movement Notes
Civil Disobedience Movement NotesNotes on Medieval History of IndiaRevolutions in India


  1. Antyodaya Programme
  2. Census 2011
  3. Niti Ayog
  4. Order of Precedence
  5. Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan Scheme
  6. Panchayati Raj Institutions
  7. Parliamentary & Unitary Form of Government
  8. Tribes
  9. Writs

BPSC aspirants can read some important topics from the links mentioned below:

PM Modi YojanaLatest Government Schemes 2021

Geography & Environment

  1. Geological formations of India
  2. Tributaries of Rivers
  3. Mountains and Hills of India
  4. Coral Reefs
  5. Natural Vegetation

BPSC aspirants can read about these topics from the links mentioned below:

Minerals and Energy ResourcesGeography Class 10 CBSEPhysical Features in India
Major Landforms of the EarthNatural Vegetation and WildlifeIndia Size and Location


  1. EPCG
  2. Direct Finance
  3. Foreign Exchange Reserves
  4. Hindu Growth Rate
  5. MSP
  6. India’s Exports
  7. Five-Year Plans

BPSC aspirants can read about important topics from the links mentioned below:

Economic Reforms since 1991Direct Finance

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

Also Read

YouTube: Delhi Knowledge Track

BPSC Result 2021: Topper List

Candidates Name
Gourav Singh
Chanda Bharti
Varun Kumar
Sumit Kumar
Avinash Kumar Singh
Aditya Srivastava
S Prateek
Aditya Kumar
Ankit Kumar

So, this was all about the BPSC Book List. We hope you find this helpful in your preparation. We wish you good luck! For more such content, stay connected to Leverage Edu!

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