Which reference books are the best to prepare for the MPSC 2021 Exam?

Which reference books are the best to prepare for the MPSC 2021 Exam?

MPSC refers to Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC), a body created under article 315 of the Constitution of India. The body aims at recruiting suitable candidates for different positions for the smooth functioning of the government of Maharashtra. 

MPSC conducts examinations for appointments to the services of the Government of Maharashtra. Recruitment examinations are conducted for two groups- Group A and Group B. The examination is conducted at three levels: pre-examination, main examination, and personality test. Candidates between 19 and 38 years can appear for this examination. It is also necessary that the candidate is a resident of Maharashtra and has studied Marathi till matriculation level. The main subjects in MPSC Prelims and Mains are History, Polity, Economics, Geography, and Environment in the MPSC syllabus.

MPSC Prelims-2021 is scheduled to be conducted on January 2, 2022 while the mains exam is to be conducted on 7th, 8th, and 9th May 2022. Thus, you may check out the reference MPSC books to prepare for the exam in the best manner.

List of MPSC exams

Different exams are conducted for the available posts. The list of exams by MPSC is:

1.      Assistant Motor Vehicle Inspector Exam

2.      Police Sub Inspector Exam

3.      Maharashtra Subordinate Services Combined Exam

4.      Civil Judge and Judicial Magistrate Exam 

5.      Assistant Section Officer Exam 

6.      State Service Exam 

7.      Assistant Section Officer Exam

8.      Maharashtra Engineering Services Combined Exam

9.      Maharashtra Agriculture Services Examination

10.    State Tax Inspector Exam

11.    Maharashtra Group-C Services Combined Exam

12.    Maharashtra Education Services (Group B) Exam

13.    Maharashtra Forest Services Exam

The Preliminary exam in MPSC State Service Exam comprises –

1.      Paper 1 – MCQs

2.      Paper 2 (CSAT) – MCQs

The MPSC Mains comprises six papers:

1.      General Studies I – MCQs

2.      General Studies II – MCQs

3.      General Studies III – MCQs

4.      General Studies IV – MCQs

5.      Language Paper 1 (English/Marathi) – descriptive

6.      Language Paper 2 (English/Marathi) – objective (MCQs)

Books for MPSC-2021 preparation

For the preparation of any of these exams, it is necessary to study from the right books. This article describes the most famous books that are used for MPSC exam preparation.

MPSC-Prelims Books

1. Paper 1

  SubjectReference books
HistoryIndia’s Struggle for Independence:-Bipin Chandra आधुनिक भारत :Grover and Belheker  महाराष्ट्र: Anil kathare NCERT
GeographyNCERT books Maps
EnvironmentParyavaran Paristhitiki By Tushar Ghorpade Environment by Shankar IAS
General ScienceNCERT Dr. Sachin Bhaske’s Samanya Vidnyan 
PolityIndian Polity -M. LaxmikanthBhartachi rajyaghatana aani prashasan Ranjan Kolambe Bharatache Sanvidhan by Rajesh Chaudhari
EconomicsBhartiya Arthvyavastha UPSC MPSC-Bhagirath PrakashanSpardha Pariksha Arthashastra – 1 (Economics ) 10vi Avrutti – Dr. Kiran Desale
Current affairsNewspapers

2. Paper 2

·           MPSC CSAT Simplified by Dhyandeep Publication

·           Naveen Ankganit By Dr. RS Aggarwal

·           Previous years question papers for maths and logical reasoning

MPSC-Mains Books

ExamConstituent  subjectsReference books
GS IHistory Geography AgricultureNCERT India Since Independence – 12th Polity NCERT Adhunik Bhartacha Itihas: Ek Navin Mulayankan by B L Grover & N K Belhekar Maharashtratil Samajsudharak V Vyakti Vishesh by Sanskruti Book House Environment by Shankar IAS Principles of Agronomy by Reddy and Reddy
GS IIPolityIndian Polity by M. LaxmikanthPanchayat raj by Kishore Lavte and Santosh Bhaske
GS IIIHR and HRDMPSC UPSC Manav Sansadhan Vikas aani Manavadhikar by Ranjan KolambeSuccess Academy Manavi Sansadhan Vikas aani Manavi Hakk by Dilip Sir Parikrama March 2021 by Vishwanath Patil
GS IVEconomyBhartiya Arthvyavastha UPSC MPSC by Ranjan Kolambe  Parikrama March 2021 by Vishwanath Patil
EnglishWren & Martin High School English Grammar and Composition Book  (Regular Edition) by NDV Prasada Rao Sampurn Engraji Vyakaran 11th Edition by Balasaheb Shinde (Author)
MarathiSugam Marathi Vyakaran With Shabdratn by Walimbe

For detailed information on essential topics in each subject and the constituent syllabus, please visit BYJU’s Exam Prep. Get free access to all preparation materials, including notes, book lists, syllabus, and previous year’s papers. 

Moreover, It is beneficial for applicants to practice mock tests and previous year’s papers to get a brief idea of the exam pattern. This can also help the candidates assess their preparation level and the areas they need to work on.

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