BPSC Books 2019 – Prelims & Mains ( Hindhi & English Medium Download in pdf)


BPSC Books 2019: Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) is the organization responsible for conducting the recruitment process of State Service Officers through Competitive Examinations (BPSC Exams) and interviews to the services of various departments of the Government of Bihar. BPSC recruits officers for the State Civil Service through the BPSC Common Combined Competitive Examination.

Before embarking upon the process for preparation for BPSC, we need to understand the pattern of questions that are asked in the examination. The nature of questions that are asked in the BPSC Common Combined (Preliminary) Competitive Examination are quite distinct from the UPSC Civil Services Examination. The pattern of examination is also different, both in Preliminary and Mains stages. The Preliminary stage consists of just one General Studies paper. For the Mains stage, BPSC had changed the pattern only last year and will have papers of:

  • General Hindi (Qualifying)
  • General Studies – I
  • General Studies – II
  • Optional Paper

BPSC Books 2019 – Prelims & Mains

This is followed by a Personality Test for the final selection of a candidate.

BPSC Books: Preliminary Paper consists of 150 questions with each question having 5 options including None of Above or More than one of the Above being a common option. There is no negative marking but requires a high degree of accuracy from the aspirant. The questions are covered from diverse fields like Current Affairs of State, National and International importance, History, Geography, Polity, Economy, Sports, Authors and Awards, Aptitude and General Science. The questions are mostly factual hence requires repeated revisions to choose the options correctly in the examination.

In this article, we will cover the relevant books that need to be referred for preparation of BPSC Common Combined (Preliminary) Competitive Examination. Aspirants need to focus on areas that cover most questions to maximize their scores as the cutoff goes high for the examination. The aspirant only needs to qualify the Preliminary examination to appear for the Mains examination. The marks of the Preliminary exam will not be accounted for the final selection.

Current Affairs

Current Affairs has always been one of the favorite sections in most of the State PSC exams. Aspirants also need to be in touch with State news along with National and international news. They should keep their eyes open for grasping the facts that can be asked in the exam. Notes should be regularly made for quick revision. Current Affairs of previous one year from the date of the exam should be given special attention.


  • GradeUp: Daily Current Affairs, News in brief: One-liner, PCS focused Current Affairs
  • Chronicle
  • The Hindu or Indian Express as Daily Newspaper


Modern History is given much importance than ancient and medieval history. Over 20 questions are asked from Modern History while just a few questions from the rest. Thus Modern History becomes one of the important vehicles for gaining high scores.


  • Bipan Chandra: Struggle for Independence


Spectrum Modern History

  • Old NCERT textbooks (Ancient History- R.S. Sharma, Medieval India- Satish Chandra)


Geography is another highly scoring section. Around 20 questions are asked in the examination. Many questions are asked from the Human Geography part. 8 to 10 questions are asked from the Geography of Bihar.


  • New Geography NCERTs from class 6-12.
  • Oxford Student Atlas
  • Comprehensive Geography by Khullar

Indian Polity

The questions of Polity are quite easy and direct in nature. They mainly cover various constitutional aspects. Aspirants have to remember constitutional provisions. 10 to 12 questions are asked from this section.


  • Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth

Indian Economy

Again this section covers simple questions from the economy. Most of the questions are asked from the economic planning of India. Aspirants need to be updated with the current economic developments.


  • New Economy NCERTs
  • Indian Economy by Shankar Ganesh

General Science

The questions asked are very straightforward. They are 10th level Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Hence these questions are very easy to remember. 20 questions are asked from this section.


  • NCERT textbooks
  • Lucent General Science
  • Arihant Objective General Science

Bihar Related

This portion can be covered from any of the relevant study material.


  • Lucent / Upkar / Arihant
  • The practice of previous years questions is a must as questions are often repeated


Simple questions of quantitative aptitude and reasoning are asked. It has 10 questions.


  • Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma
  • Quantitative Aptitude by Rakesh Yadav

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