UPPCS Toppers and successful candidates often recommend relevant and reliable booklists for UPPCS Prelims and Mains. Having correct and useful books for UPPSC PCS is an important factor that decides and ensures students’ success in any exam. This is true in the case of UPPSC Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services Examination also.

Just like aspirants of all other exams, UPPSC aspirants who do not follow relevant and reliable booklists from the very start of their preparation later get confused as the preparation for the exam continues for a long period of time. Such aspirants fail to keep their sources of study limited as advised by candidates who have already cleared the examination.  

In order to help aspirants select the right books for their preparation, a list of books is being provided below.

Best Books for UPPCS Prelims 2022 Exam

UPPCS Combined State/Upper Subordinate Exam is a three stage exam. UPPCS Prelims Exam is the first stage that a candidate has to clear to reach second stage. UPPCS Prelims Exam is objective in nature consisting of two papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2. Here is the list of subject wise list of books for UPPCS Prelims Exam 2022.

History Books for UPPCS Prelims 2022

In UPPCS Prelims exam, around 25-30 Questions are asked from Art and Culture, Ancient History, Medieval and Modern History of India. Most of the questions are directly asked. The weightage is more for Modern History. 

Book list for UPPCS History

History of India and Indian National Movement

6th to 12th NCERT*

A Brief History of Modern India (Spectrum)

Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhaniya
Ancient History by R S Sharma
Medieval History by Satish Chandra

Geography Books for UPPCS Prelims 2022

In the UPPCS Prelims exam, around 20 Questions are asked from the Geography of India and the world. Most of the questions are directly asked. Industries, Minerals, Agriculture, Climate, etc are some of the important sections to be covered in geography. The list of geography books for UPPCS Prelims preparation is given below: 

Book list for UPPCS Geography

India and World geography

 

6th to 12th NCERT* (especially 11th and 12th NCERT)

Geography of India by Majid Hussain

World Geography by Majid Hussain

Indian Polity Books for UPPCS Prelims 2022

Most of the syllabus of Indian Polity for UPPCS will be covered by going through M Laxmikanth alone. In UPPCS Prelims, many questions are asked based on articles of the Indian Constitution and other provisions. Therefore, one should learn them by heart as direct questions are asked. 

Book list for UPPCS Indian Polity

Indian Polity and Governance

9th to 12th NCERT*

Indian Polity by M Laxmikanth

Economy Books for UPPCS Prelims 2022

In UPPCS Prelims, questions from economy are generally concept based and  most of them are based on current affairs. Budget and Economic Survey specific to Uttar Pradesh are very important for the UPPCS aspirants. 

Book list for UPPCS Economy

Economic and Social Development

9th to 12th NCERT*

Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh

UP Budget 2022-23 and Economic Survey
Yojana and Kurushetra Magazine

General Science Books for UPPCS Prelims 2022

In UPPCS Prelims, questions from general science are generally concept-based. The students need to revise the basic concepts of Physics, Chemistry and Biology from the NCERTs. 

 

Book list for UPPCS General Science

General Science/ Science and Technology

6th to 10th NCERT*

General Science from Lucent

Current Developments in the field of Science and Technology

Environment and Ecology Books for UPPCS Prelims 2022

Environment and Ecology is also an important subject for candidates preparing for UPPCS Prelims 2022. Many questions are directly asked from this section. 

Booklist for UPPCS Environment and Ecology

General Issues on Environment and ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change

Environment by Shankar IAS

Ecology unit from Class 12th Biology NCERT*

Current Affairs 2022 for UPPCS Prelims 2022

Current Affairs is an important section in the preparation of UPPCS Prelims and Mains Exam. Around 20 questions are asked directly from the Current Affairs section. 

Current events of national and international Importance (Current Affairs)

Daily Current Affairs/ Monthly Current Affairs/ Half Yearly and Yearly Current Affairs by PendulumEdu (both in Hindi and English)

UP GK

Few questions are asked from special reference to Uttar Pradesh. 

Uttar Pradesh GK

Current news with special reference to Uttar Pradesh from PendulumEdu, Know-your state-Uttar Pradesh by Arihant

Booklist for UPPSC PCS Mains Exam 2022

Topic/Subject

Books

History of Indian Culture (salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and

Architecture from ancient to modern times)

NCERT Fine Arts for Class XI (An introduction to Indian Art Part I), Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania

Modern Indian History and The Freedom Struggle

6th to 12th NCERT, A Brief History of Modern India (Spectrum)

Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country

India Since Independence by Bipan Chandra

History of the world from 18 century to middle of 20 century

New NCERT of Class IX & X (India and Contemporary world-I & II)/ Old NCERT World History Story of Civilisation by Arjun Dev

Indian Society and Sociology

NCERT Sociology Class XI & XII

India and World geography

 

9th to 12th NCERT, Geography of India by Majid Hussain, World Geography by Majid Hussain, and Certificate Physical and Human Geography by G C Leong

Indian Polity

Indian Polity by M Laxmikanth

Indian Economy

9th to 12th NCERT, Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh, Economic Survey, Budget, Uttar Pradesh Year Book by Competition youth times

Science and Technology

6th to 10th NCERT, TATA McGraw-Hill’s Science and Technology for Civil Services Examination  

Environment and Ecology

Environment by Shankar IAS, Chapter 14,15 and 16 from Class 12th Biology NCERT 

Government Schemes and Initiatives

Current Affairs by PendulumEdu, Yojana, Kurukshetra Magazines

Current Affairs

Daily Current Affairs/ Monthly Current Affairs/ Half Yearly and Yearly CA from PendulumEdu

Uttar Pradesh GK

Current news with special reference to Uttar Pradesh from PendulumEdu

Ethics

Lexicon, Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude For Civil Services Examination by Awdhesh Singh, 2nd ARC report, 4th ARC report, NCERT Psychology book Class XI and XII (selected chapters)

 

List of NCERT Books for UPPSC PCS Exam

As you all are aware of the fact that when the foundation is strong, then success is inevitable. So as to build strong concepts one needs to revise the NCERTs for UPPCS preparation. It has also been noticed that many questions that appeared in the previous years were directly from NCERTs. Here is the list of all important NCERT books for UPPCS Pre and Mains that one should go through.

Subject

Class

NCERT Book Name/Title

History

VI

Our Past – History

VII

Our Past II – History

VIII

Our Past III

IX

India and Contemporary World-I

X

India and Contemporary World-II

XI

Themes in World History

XII

Themes in Indian History-I

Themes in Indian History-II

Themes in Indian History-III

Art and Culture

XI

Fine Arts for Class XI (An introduction to Indian Art Part I)

Chapter 9 and 10 from Living Craft Traditions of India

Geography

VI

The Earth Our Habitat

VII

Our Environment

VIII

Resource & Development

IX

Contemporary India-I

X

Contemporary India-II

XI

Fundamental of Physical Geography

India Physical Environment

XII

Fundamentals of Human Geography

India – People and Economy

Indian Polity

IX

Democratic Politics-I

X

Democratic Politics-II

XI

Indian Constitution at Work

XII

Politics in India since Independence

Economics

IX

Economics

X

Understanding Economic Development

XI

Indian Economic Development

XII

Introductory Macroeconomics

Science

VI

NCERT Science Textbook for Class 6

VII

NCERT Science Textbook for Class 7

VIII

NCERT Science Textbook for Class 8

IX

NCERT Science Textbook for Class 9

X

NCERT Science Textbook for Class 10

XI

Unit 14 of Chemistry, Unit 3, 4 & 5 of Biology

XII

Unit 16 of Chemistry, Unit 9 (Chapter 11,12) of Biology

Environment and Ecology

XI

Unit 14 of Chemistry

XII

Unit 10 (Chapter 13 to 16) of Biology

Society

VI

Social & Political Life I

VII

Social & Political Life II

VIII

Social & Political Life III

XII

Indian Society

Social Change and Development in India

Ethics

XI

Introduction to Psychology- Chapters-3, 4, and 9

XII

Psychology- Chapters-1, 2, 6, and 7