JPSC Preparation Books 2022: Check List of Topic-wise Important Books Here

By BYJU'S Exam Prep  |   Updated on: January 2nd, 2024
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Candidates must review the list of important books for the JPSC 2022 exam before starting the preparation. The Jharkhand Public Service Commission conducts the JPSC State Service Examination to fill vacancies in various posts in the state government. Here, we are providing you with the Important Booklist and Sources from where you can cover the Exam Syllabus.


JPSC Booklist 2022

Before we delve deeper into which books every candidate needs to buy, candidates need to familiarize themselves with the exam pattern & syllabus of both stages of the exam Prelims & Mains. Check the list of authentic JPSC 2022 preparation books and sources which a candidate can refer to for success in the exam.

JPSC Exam Syllabus & Pattern

JPSC Preliminary exam will be conducted in two shifts of 200 marks each. Check the sections to be covered for the upcoming exam. Get detailed JPSC exam pattern and syllabus

JPSC Prelims Syllabus

The JPSC Prelims Syllabus contains the following topics in the syllabus. 

Paper-1 (General Studies )

Paper-2 (Jharkhand Specific)

  • History of India
  • Geography of India
  • Economic and Sustainable Development
  • Indian Polity and Governance
  • General Science
  • National & International Current Events
  • Jharkhand Specific Questions
  • Miscellaneous questions of general nature.
  • History of Jharkhand
  • Jharkhand movement
  • The specific identity of Jharkhand
  • Jharkhand: Literature and literary person
  • Jharkhand: major educational institutions
  • Jharkhand: Sports
  • Jharkhand: Land related Laws/Acts
  • Jharkhand: Industries and resources
  • Jharkhand: Disaster Management

Unlike many other PCS exams, where the second paper is for the Aptitude Test, in JPSC it is focused on the Jharkhand specific knowledge and carries equal marks as the paper 1.

JPSC Mains Exam Syllabus and Pattern

Paper No.


Maximum Marks

Time Duration


General English and General Hindi having 2 sections of 50 marks each.


03 Hours

Note:-The marks obtained in this paper will not be counted for the preparation of the merit list, either for the Interview Test or for the final merit list.


Language and Literature (to be chosen from 15 listed languages)


03 Hours


History and Geography


03 Hours


Indian Constitution and Polity, Public Administration and Good Reforms.


03 Hours


Indian Economy, Globalization and Sustainable Development


03 Hours


General Sciences, Environment and Technology development.


03 Hours


950 Marks

List of Important Books for JPSC Exam 2022 (Topic-wise)

Now we will see a list of books and sources which can be referred for Prelims as well as Mains paper of JPSC State Service Examination.

National and International Current Affairs

Number of questions to be asked in Prelims Exam: 15

Sources to Refer:

  • Gradeup: Daily Current Affairs, News in brief: One-liner, PCS focused Current Affairs
  • Daily Newspaper (The Hindu or Indian Express & one regional newspaper)

History of India: Ancient India; Medieval India and Modern India

Number of Questions in the Prelims Paper: 15

Sources to Refer: 

  • Ancient Indian History: India’s Ancient Past by RS Sharma (Old NCERT)
  • Medieval Indian History: A History of Medieval India by Satish Chandra (Old NCERT)
  • Modern Indian History: Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra OR Spectrum Modern History by Rajiv Ahir

Indian Polity and Governance: 

Constitution of India; Public Administration and Good Governance; Decentralization: Panchayats & Municipalities

Number of Questions in Prelims Exam: 10

Sources to Refer:

  • Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth

Economic and Sustainable Development:

Basic features; Sustainable Development and Economic issues.

Number of Questions in Prelims Exam: 10

Sources to Refer: 

  • New Economy NCERTs
  • Indian Economy by Shankar Ganesh
  • Union Budget and Economic Survey

Geography of India

General Geography; Physical Geography; Economic Geography and Social & Demographic Geography.

Number of Questions in Prelims Exam: 10

Sources to Refer: 

  • New Geography NCERTs of Class 6th to 12th.
  • Oxford Student Atlas
  • Comprehensive Geography by Khullar

General Science/Science and Technology

The questions asked are very straightforward. They are 10th level Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Hence these questions are very easy to remember. 

Number of Questions in Prelims Exam: 10

Sources to Refer: 

  • NCERT textbooks if not from a science background.
  • Lucent General Science 

Jharkhand Specific Questions in Paper-1 and For Paper-2

JPSC 2020 Exam will consist of 10 questions in paper 1 and complete Paper-2 based on the Jharkhand Specific Knowledge.

Hence, it is also the most scoring section of the paper and students must plan their preparation accordingly.

Sources to Refer: 

  • Jharkhand Samanya Gyan by Manish Ranjan IAS 
  • Candidates must be up to date about any development initiatives and schemes of the Jharkhand government.
Related Important Links
Jharkhand PCS Exam JPSC Admit Card 2022
JPSC Notification 2022 JPSC Application Form 2022
JPSC Eligibility Criteria 2022 JPSC Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021
JPSC Question Papers JPSC Calendar 2022
JPSC Cut Off 2022 Jharkhand PCS Prelims Mock Test
Jharkhand PCS Courses  JPSC Selection Process 2022
JPSC Salary and Job Profile 2022 JPSC Result 2022
JPSC Study Material 2022 JPSC Preparation Tips 2022

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