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Mpsc is a state level exam. The main focus of aspirants should be on best study material and strategy. In this article, you will get a complete list of all the books needed to prepare for your exam. Candidates should remember that preparation for any state level exam should be done by keeping the state in mind. If a candidate is preparing for MPSC exams he/she should have a clear and crisp knowledge about Maharashtra specific current affairs, History, Geography, etc. As discussed earlier, you must have understood why it’s so important to pick the best books for MPSC exams. Here, we have compiled a comprehensive list of all the books that are required for MPSC State Service Exams. 

MPSC study material and preparation tips 

All aspirants need to prepare from the best books for a sure shot selection in MPSC State Service Exams. Refer to the study material and preparation tips for MPSC Exams 2021 provided below :

Candidates can go through the following :

  • MPSC State Board Books and Reference books in Marathi.
  • NCERT Books and notes 
  • Current Affairs from The Hindu, PIB and Yojana Magazine 
  • Newspaper : Loksatta and Maharashtra times 

Preparation tips for MPSC Exams

  • Candidates should be well versed with the exam pattern of MPSC.
  • You should know the detailed syllabus.
  • Go through previous year question papers.
  • Always try to solve as many mock tests as possible.
  • Refer to all the books mentioned in this article for better preparation.
  • Study regularly with breaks. 
  • Ensure to revise once a week. 
  • Follow a timetable and keep ample time to solve practice sets, test series, previous years’ papers, etc.
  • Be positive and believe in yourself! You can do it !!!

MPSC State Service Exams books(for prelims exam)

Subject Books Author/Publication 
HistoryHistory of Modern MaharashtraVidyula Mhaisekar
India’s Struggle for Independence Bipin Chandra 
Adhunik Maharashtracha ItihasAnil Kathare
Geography Geography of MaharashtraNirali Publication
Bhugol va Paryavaran – 9th EditionA B Savadi 
Panchayat RajKishor Lavate
Economy Deepstambh Spardha Pariksha Arthashastra 1Dr. Kiran J Desale
Indian Economy Ramesh Singh
Bharatiya ArthavyavasthaRajan Kolambe
Indian Economy Pratiyogita Darpan
Polity Bhartiya Samvidhan Va Bharatiya Rajkaran – Bhag I and Bhag IIMahesh Shirapurkar, Tukaram Jadhav
Fundamental of Agriculture Volume 1Arun Katyayan (Kushal Publication)
MPSC CSAT SimplifiedDnyandeep Publication

MPSC State Service Exams books(for Mains exam)

Subject / Paper Books Author/Publication 
General Studies Paper I Modern HistorySpectrum
India’s Struggle for IndependenceBipin Chandra
Adhunik Maharashtracha ItihasAnil Kathare
Maharashtra State Board Geography Books – 9th to 12thMSB
General Studies Paper IIIndian PolityM.Laxmikant
Bare ActP.M. Bakshi
Our Constitution and parliament Subhas Kasyap
Oxford student atlas for IndiaOxford 
Bhartiya Samvidhan Va Bhartiya Rajkaran – Bhag I and Bhag IIMahesh Shirapurkar, Tukaram Jadhav
General Studies Paper IIIHuman Resource Development and Human RightsI.P. Singh
Manvi Sansadhan VikasUnique Publications
General Studies Paper IVIndian Economy Ramesh Singh
Bharatiya ArthavyavasthaDeepstambh
Arthavyavastha books (class 11th and 12th)Maharashtra State Board
Economic Survey and Budget of Maharashtra State
Science and TechnologyTata – Mcgraw Hill

Other Important Sources Available for MPSC State Service Exams 2021 Preparation

  • Aspirants can also refer to online notes, Preparation tips and Model test Papers for MPSC examinations.
  • Always remember that solving Previous Years Exam Papers is a must to excel in any examination.
  • Candidates can also watch videos related to Previous Year Questions that are asked in the MPSC exam to get a better understanding of the exam. 
  • Learn Current affairs on a daily basis as it will help you to improve your knowledge and stay updated with events. Moreover, it will help you to boost your score in the General Awareness section.
  • There are many e-books available across many sites to help the candidates to study anywhere and anytime.
  • Candidates should also go through Online Test Series related to specific exams which will help them to self-evaluate themselves for the examination.

MPSC State Service Exams FAQs 

Do we need to study NCERT books for MPSC exams?

Ans: Yes, you should be completely thorough with NCERT books.

Do we need to prepare for Maharashtra State Board books for MPSC?

Ans: Yes, a candidate needs to be well versed with Maharashtra state board books.

What duration should we study Current Affairs for MPSC?

Ans: The Current Affairs of the past 12 months before the actual date of the exam are required to be prepared by aspirants.

How to prepare for General Science for the MPSC exam?

Ans: Aspirants can go through NCERT textbooks for classes 6-12th.

Are 6 months enough for the preparation of MPSC?

Ans: you should be thorough with the syllabus, exam pattern, previous year papers and Mock tests for clearing the exam.