CGPSC Books 2022 – Subject Wise Important Booklist

By BYJU'S Exam Prep  |   Updated on: January 2nd, 2024
Choose the best CGPSC books for your exam preparation. Get complete CGPSC booklist to cover both prelims and mains syllabus in depth. Get subject-wise booklist to cover the syllabus in a comprehensive manner.
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CGPSC Books 2022: CGPSC or the Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission is the state level Civil Services exam. As it is one of the toughest competitive Civil Services exams in the state, candidates must prepare extremely well for the same. The selection of the CGPSC exam is conducted in two stages – the Prelims and the Mains. The prelims and mains have a different syllabus and different books to study from. We have curated a CGPSC booklist for both prelims and mains examination below. 

Therefore it is necessary for interested candidates to make wise choices when it comes to selecting their study material. As the CGPSC is a competitive exam, the syllabus covers a large area of concepts. Below you will find all details of all CGPSC Books 2022 that you must refer to excel in both CGPSC Prelims and Mains.

CGPSC Books 2022 for Prelims

The prelims are a very important part of the exam. It determines the candidates who qualify and get the go-ahead to take up the CGPSC mains. The Prelims mainly has only two papers.

  • Paper-I – General Studies
  • Paper-II – Aptitude Test

Here is a list of the best books for the CGPSC Prelims exam 2022 that cover the entire syllabus and give you sufficient practice.

CGPSC Books for Prelims – General Studies

Book Name Author / Publisher

Chhattisgarh GS Part-1

Competition Community

Chhattisgarh Rajya Seva Pariksha


NCERT New Economics and polity syllabus 6th to 10th


CGPSC Books for Prelims – Aptitude

Book Name Author / Publisher

CGPSC General Aptitude Test Paper-II Study Package


Chhattisgarh GS Part-2

Competition Community
General Aptitude  RK Agarawal


CGPSC Books 2022 for Mains

CGPSC Mains are the most challenging part of the exam. This is mainly because of the vast syllabus that needs to be covered by the candidates. Unlike the CGPSC prelims, the CGPSC Mains has 7 papers. They are as follows.

  • Paper I – Language
  • Paper-II – Essay
  • Paper III – History, Constitution and Public Administration
  • Paper IV – Science, Technology, and Environment
  • Paper V – Economics and Geography
  • Paper VI – Mathematics and Logical Ability
  • Paper VII – Philosophy and Sociology

The best and the most effective way to study for the mains and give the best performance is by compartmentalizing the syllabus. With over seven papers to study for, planning the study sessions and the revision sessions can be quite challenging. To ensure no time is wasted in incompetent reading, candidates are advised to choose the right study material according to their comfort. This ensures that the candidates understand all concepts clearly and are able to give their best in the exams. Therefore, in order to ensure the candidates do not lose out much time in choosing the right material, we have compiled here a list of the best books for CGPSC Mains 2022 that the candidates can refer to for effective preparation.

CGPSC Books for Mains – Language

  • General English by Pratiyogita Saransh
  • Essays For CGPSC civil Services Examinations by Ramesh Singh
  • Book Name: Compulsory English by Author: A P Bhardwaj
  • Chhattisgarhi Bhasha Avam Vyakaran by Hariram Patel

CGPSC Books for Mains – History, Constitution and Public Administration

  • India After Gandhi by Ramchandra Guha
  • Age of Revolution 1789-1848 by Eric Hobsbawm
  • Modern History by Competition Community
  • Ancient and Medieval History by Competition Community
  • India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra
  • History of Medieval India by Satish Chandra 
  • India’s Ancient Past by RS Sharma
  • The Wonder That Was India by A.L. Basham
  • History of Modern World by Jain and Mathur
  • Mastering Modern World History by Norman Lowe
  • Europe Since Napoleon by David Thompson
  • Chhattisgarh Ka Itihas by Yuvachar Publication
  • History of Modern India by Bipan Chandra
  • Indian Art & Culture by Nitin Singhania
  • The social basis of Democracy & Dictatorship by B.J. Moore

CGPSC Books for Mains – Science, Technology, and Environment

  • Environment by Competition Community
  • Technology by Competition Community
  • Encyclopedia of General Science by Arihant
  • Physics, Chemistry, and Biology by NCERT books from 6th to 12th standard

CGPSC Books for Mains – Geography

  • Certificate Physical Geography – G C Leong
  • NCERT VI – X (Old Syllabus)
  • NCERT XI, XII (New Syllabus)
  • Indian Geography by Competition Community

CGPSC Books for Mains – Economics

  • Economy by Competition Community
  • Indian Economy by Dr. Manoj Agrawal
  • Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh
  • Policies in India and Economic Development – Jain & Ohri
  • NCERT Class X Books

CGPSC Books for Mains – Polity and General Studies

  • Art & Culture by Competition Community
  • Advance Computer Awareness by Youth Competition Times
  • Indian Polity by Competition Community
  • Indian Polity by Laxmikant
  • Samajshastra by B.K. Nayak

How to choose the best books for CGPSC 2022?

There are various CGPSC books in the market, but the best ones have the following elements to help candidates prepare for the exam.

  • These books cover the CGPSC syllabus in-depth to assist students in covering all of their bases.
  • The best CGPSC books are often well-liked and widely available.
  • Students can always test what they’ve learned so far by answering practise questions at the end of each topic.
  • These books will have references to help you grasp and remember concepts. It allows pupils to learn more than what is taught in the textbook.
  • The best books for CGPSC exam are written keeping the requirements of the candidates in mind. They do not have any extra information, they are to the point for easy comprehensibility.

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