67th BPSC Exam 2022: Must Do Book List suggested by Toppers

Every candidate who is preparing for the BPSC exam needs to have the best BPSC books that will guide him/her to prepare for the 67th BPSC exam. Separate books have been prescribed here for BPSC Prelims and Mains exam. It is important to have good conceptual clarity for the Prelims exam so that your basics are right enough to approach the Mains exam. Here you can find the list of important books for BPSC exam for Prelims and Mains exam and also answers to following Questions:-

  • What are the best books for BPSC exam 2022?
  • Which books are the best for Hindi medium for BPSC exam?
  • Why are books important for BPSC exam preparation?
  • Why is NCERT book important for BPSC exam?
  • Is NCERT book enough for BPSC preparation?

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.

67th BPSC Exam 2022

BPSC Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2022

Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) is one of the most reputed State Level Civil Services Exam conducted for recruitment to multiple posts such as Sub Divisional Officer, Rural Development Officer, District Sanapark Officer and other PCS level Officers etc. The BPSC Syllabus is set by the Bihar Public Service Commission. BPSC Prelims and Mains Syllabus is set by the Bihar Public Service Commission. The commission is constitutionally incorporated to assist the Bihar State Government in matters of recruitment, transfer, and disciplinary matters, of public service in the state. Let have a look at the BPSC Syllabus for upcoming exams.

BPSC Syllabus and Exam Pattern

Like the other State Service Commission and UPSC, BPSC also conduct the Combined Competitive BPSC Exam in three stages. Candidates can check the stages below.

  1. Prelims: One objective type paper for 150 marks.
  2. Mains: Four Papers
  3. Interview: 120 marks

Stage of BPSC ExamType of ExamModeTotal MarksDuration
PrelimsObjectiveOffline1502 Hours

One qualifying paper (Hindi)

900 ( 3 Papers of 300 marks each)

3 Hours for each Paper
Personal InterviewPhysically PresentOffline120Not Defined

Candidates have to clear each stage in order to be eligible for the next stage, if candidates clear the prelims, they can give the mains, clearing which they would be summoned for the final stage i.e., interview of the BPSC Exam.

BPSC Prelims Exam Pattern

The Prelims is the qualifying in nature, it is basically used to screen out the non serious candidates. Those who qualify the Prelims exam are called for BPSC Mains. The marks in Prelims will not be taken into consideration for the final merit list.

Before going to the syllabus of BPSC Prelims Exam candidates must check BPSC Prelims Exam Pattern in the table below.

BPSC Prelims Exam Pattern
Name of ExamCombined Competitive Exam
Conducting BodyBihar Public Service Commission ( BPSC )
No of Papers1 – General Studies (150 marks)
Duration2 hours
BPSC Syllabus
  1. General Science
  2. Events of national and international importance
  3. History of Bihar and Indian History
  4. Geography(mainly Geography of Bihar)
  5. Indian Polity and Economy
  6. Changes in the economy of Bihar post-independence
  7. Indian National Movement and the Role of Bihar
  8. General Mental Ability.

Best Books for BPSC Prelims and Mains

BPSC books for Prelims and Mains exam are listed here for all the subjects. The syllabus of BPSC Prelims and Mains are quite similar where the subjects of Prelims overall with that of Mains. Therefore, the books for BPSC Prelims and Mains are also the same. You must always refer to NCERT books to build your basics first. The list of books for BPSC exam that are given here has been the most recommended BPSC books suggested by toppers. The following books are written in a lucid manner that is easy to understand for any candidate. Check out the list of the most important books for BPSC Exam.

BPSC Prelim Exam Books:-

I. Study Crown General Knowledge or Lucent General Knowledge Cover to Cover (word by word). Read and revise at least 3 times.

II. KBC Nano Bihar Samagra for Bihar related questions. Give special focus to Bihar history, geography and census related data.

III. Read a monthly magazine for current affair. It can be either Pratiyogita Darpan or Ghatna Chakra.

IV. Quantitative aptitude is basic in nature so just solve RS Aggarwal examples and Previous Year Questions.

V. For general Science follow Tata Mcgraw hill's gist of ncert from class 6th to 10th. S Chand Chemistry and Biology books for class 9th and 10th. Also solve all previous year questions from BPSC, UPPSC and others (Ghatna Chakra Science PYQs)

Strategy - Minimum Source, Maximum Revision.

BPSC Mains Exam Books:-

History, Art and Culture

  • Bihar: Ek Parrichay (Imtiyaaz Ahmad)
  • Spectrum: Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore
  • Previous Year Solved Paper
  • Art and Culture: Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania (Only selective reading based on Previous Year Paper)

Indian Polity

  • M. Lakshikant


  • NCERT Class IX-XII
  • Majid Hussain or G C Leong


  • NCERT Class XI-XII
  • Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh
  • Vision IAS Monthly Magazine - Economy Related Section or Mains365 by Vision IAS - Economy

Science and Technology

  • Vivash Panorma
  • Vision IAS - Mains 365


  • Aapda Prabandhan by Mahesh Barnwal
  • Vajiram IAS Environment Module 

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