RaghukulCS Suggested Booklist for MPPSC

Booklist for MPPSC

Topic wise

This topic is further subdivided into three sections:

  1. Ancient
  2. Medieval
  3. Modern

The syllabus is similar to that of other State Civil Service exams and the IAS. As a result, it is recommended that you read the NCERT books thoroughly. Students can also refer to the state books later on.

Several points to keep in mind as you prepare for History

  1. Make a calendar of important dates and events.
  2. Writing things down in chronological order helps a lot with resurfacing.
  3. Use NCERTs for Ancient and Medieval History.
  4. In addition to the NCERT Spectrum, Rajiv Ahir’s Modern may be useful.

Geography is divided into two subtopics: physical and human. An aspirant should read NCERT books on a regular basis to gain a thorough understanding. Reading newspapers also benefits a lot on this subject.

Subjects such as Parliament, State and Central Legislatures, Panchayati Raj, Legislative Bills in the news or debate, Election Commission, and so on are given weightage. To understand Polity clearly, read M. Laxmikant’s book Indian Polity. Watching the news and keeping up with current events will also be beneficial in the long run.

This topic is quite broad in scope. However, the vast majority of questions about this topic are of the generalised variety. Yes, candidates should be aware that, unlike IAS exams, a few factual questions may be asked. To do so, one must be clear on basic concepts such as GDP, GNP, and PCI. Repo Rate, MCLR, CRR, Unemployment, Recession, Rupee Depreciation/Appreciation, and other frequently asked questions should be prioritised.

NCERT or MP Board school textbooks can help an aspirant gather the necessary information on General Science. In addition, referring to previous year MPPSC question papers can help candidates focus their preparation.

  • Current Affairs for MPPSC 2021
  • A National newspaper must be read on a regular basis to keep up with the current trend of how problems in current affairs are being raised. The approach to reading the newspaper should be solely focused on the topics covered in the MPSC Syllabus.
  • Students are advised to read weekly magazines in addition to newspapers, and several magazines cover current critical issues and much more.


  • Create notes on unbound sheets so that they can be easily updated and kept handy, as well as clipped to reference books.
  • Divide your notes into categories such as history, geography, politics, economics, and so on.
  • Make a list of 5 to 10 features from the news that are relevant to the syllabus for each topic.
  • Recognize Madhya Pradesh’s local news page.
  • Make a list of 5 to 10 features from the news that are relevant to the syllabus.
  • Pay close attention to the Madhya Pradesh local news page.
  • Tips for Developing an MPPSC Preparation Strategy
  • Make a timetable that is realistic and can be adhered to religiously.
  • It is critical to solve MPPSC Practice Papers on a regular basis in order to improve your speed and accuracy.
  • Self-Analysis is useful from time to time.
    Completing NCERT first before moving on to other books.
  • Begin your preparation at least four months before the preliminary exam and study thoroughly so that you are prepared for both the preliminary and main exams.
    Because time management is critical for this exam, you must strictly adhere to a routine lifestyle.

Suggested Books:

Best MPPSC 2021 Reference Books

Candidates can check the MPPSC booklist below:

  1. Laxmikant’s Indian Polity (4th Edition or 5th Edition)
  2. Rajiv Ahir’s Spectrum for Modern Indian History (Latest Edition)
  3. Madhya Pradesh EkParichaya by McGraw-Hill publication (This book can help fetch your facts and details of the state-related topics, and it will suffice).
  4. For Economics, candidates can read state board school textbooks (Class 11th, 12th). If a candidate belongs to streams other than commerce, it can refer to books like Ramesh Singh’s Indian Economy (11th Edition) or Sanjiv Verma’s Indian Economy.
  5. These books can help you with both MPPSC Prelims and MPPSC Mains preparation.
  6. The MPPSC 2020 Exam will also have a General Aptitude Test in the preliminary stage. For that, candidates can refer to anyone book from the list below:
  7. Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Aggarwal
  8. Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma
  9. A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal, Non-Verbal & Analytical – Verbal, Non – Verbal & Analytical by Arihant Publication.
  10. The best part about preparing for MPPSC is the similarity of the syllabus with IAS and several other state and central government exams. If you prepare it well and revise the syllabus thoroughly, you will have enough knowledge to crack other competitive recruitment exams in Madhya Pradesh too.

Pdf for Download

  1. Bipin Chandra for India’s Struggle for Freedom 
  2. Facets of Indian Culture Spectrum
  3. NCERT Ancient -India RS Sharma
  4. NCERT Medieval Indian History by Satish Chandra
  5. NCERT Modern India by Bipan Chandra
  6. NCERT The Story of Civilization 1 Arjun
  7. NCERT The Story of Civilization 2 Arjun
  8. Book Spectrum Modern history
  9. NIOS History


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