MPSC Subordinate Services Books 2021 - Check Prelims & Mains Books

MPSC Subordinate Services Books 2021 - Check Prelims & Mains Books

ByArpit Kumar Jain  |  Updated on: Aug 4, 2021MPSC Subordinate Services Prelims Exam Analysis is provided. Check Difficulty Level, Cut off, Exam Highlights, Questions Asked, exam pattern, syllabus and more. 
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MPSC Subordinate Services Booklist 2021

Choosing the right book for preparation is as important as knowing the right syllabus for the exam. We have provided a list of the best books for each subject. MPSC Subordinate Service Exam Booklist requires specific booklists for Prelims and Mains. To decide on the correct booklist and right approach concerning the exam preparation, there are two governing factors- syllabus and previous years papers. Therefore, the booklist for Prelims and Mains is accordingly recommended. The MPSC Subordinate Services Exam cycle involves common prelims for all the PSI, STI, and ASO aspirants, but there are two Mains Exams as the papers are separately conducted. It is important to note that MPSC Combined Exam has a very specific syllabus for both the exams with slight variations:

  • Same syllabus for Prelims and Mains Paper-I for PSI, STI, and ASO
  • Different syllabus for Mains Paper-II for PSI, STI, and ASO

MPSC Subordinate Services Booklist for Prelims 2021

The prelims exam is conducted for ‘General Mental Ability’ is having 100 objective type questions of 100 marks. The exam is bilingual (English + Marathi) and of a 1-hour duration.

Subject and code

No. of Questions

Total Marks

Medium

Duration

Nature of Paper

General Ability Test

100

100

English & Marathi

1 hour

Objective

Note: For each wrong answer, 1/4 marks will be deducted from the total score of that question. The subject-wise booklist is as follows:

Polity: Preliminary Study of the Constitution of India, State Management (Administration) Village Management (Administration)

  • M. Laxmikant
  • Panchayat Raj - Kishor Lavate

History: The history of modern India, emphasizing Maharashtra specific facts 

  • History of Maharashtra: 11 Std. State Board textbook or Anil Kathar's book
  • Grover and Belhekar's Adhunik Bharatacha Itihas: Ek Navin Mulayankan Or Ranjan Kolambe's book 

Geography (with special focus on the geography of Maharashtra): Earth, world divisions, climate, latitude-longitude, types of land in Maharashtra, rainfall, major crops, cities, rivers, industries, etc.

  • 5th to 12th Std. State Board textbooks
  • Maharashtra’s Geography - Savadi (सवदी)

Economy: Indian Economy - National Income, Agriculture, Industry, Foreign Trade, Banking, Population, Poverty and Unemployment, Monetary and Fiscal Policy, etc. Government Economy- Budget, Accounts, Audit, etc.

  • Economics - A book by Ranjan Kolambe (रंजन कोळंबे) or Desale (दसले) 

General Science: Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Hygiene.

  • 8th to 10th Std. State Board textbooks Or General Knowledge by Lucent

Current Affairs: National and International Matters of relevance to India’s governance.

  • पृथ्वी परिक्रमा
  • अभिनव Yearbook
  • BYJU'S Exam Prep also facilitates daily/monthly/yearly compilation 

Quants & Reasoning: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, average, decimal fraction, questions related to IQ measurement.

  • Mathematics - Gyandeep Publication
  • बुद्धीमत्ता - Gyandeep Publication Or 
  • R.S. Agrawal

Download MPSC Subordinate Service Question Papers

MPSC Subordinate Services Booklist for Mains 2021

The MPSC Combined Mains Exam has two papers i.e., Paper-I which is common to all three posts- PSI, STI & ASO. The syllabus varies for Paper-II and hence the booklist. The brief highlight of the papers are as follows:

Paper

Subject

Total Marks

Medium

Duration

Nature of Questions

Paper I

Section A: Marathi

Section B: English

Section C: General Knowledge

50+ 30+ 20 = 100

Marathi & English

1 hour

MCQs

Paper-II

General aptitude test and positional/subject knowledge

100

Marathi & English

1 hour

MCQs

Note: On every wrong attempt, a candidate is penalized, and 1/4th of marks will be deducted from the total score of that question.

MPSC Combined State Services Paper-II Booklist

The syllabus varies for Paper-II and hence the booklist. There are different booklists for each exam. 

MPSC PSI Mains Exam Booklist

The following gives the complete booklist for the MPSC PSI Mains examination.

Subject Name

Book Name

बुद्धिमत्ता चाचणी

बुद्धिमत्ता चाचणी, सचिन ढवळे

महाराष्ट्राचा भूगोल

महाराष्ट्राचा भूगोल, दीपस्तंभ प्रकाशन

महाराष्ट्राचा इतिहास 

महाराष्ट्राचा इतिहास ,डॉ. अनिल कठारे

महाराष्ट्रातील समाजसुधारक, उमेश कुदळे

भारतीय राज्यघटना

इंडियन पॉलिटी,लक्ष्मीकांत (के सागर)

पंचायत राज: किशोर लवटे 

मानवी हक्क व जबाबदार्‍या

PSI मुख्य परीक्षा कायदा, किशोर लवटे

कायदे 

फौजदार, RK Publication/PSI मुख्य परीक्षा कायदा, किशोर लवटे

The subject-wise booklist is as follows:

1. Logical Reasoning: Topics under the Logical Reasoning Section-Alphanumeric series, Reasoning Analogies, Artificial Language, Blood Relations, Calendars, Cause and Effect, Clocks, Coding-Decoding.

  • Logical Reasoning by Sachin Dhawale 
  • MPSC CSAT (Aptitude & Reasoning), Abhishek Thigale 

2. Maharashtra Geography: Topics covered-Physical Geography of Maharashtra, Physiographic Division, Climate, Changes in the Purjanya Division, Rivers, Mountains, Mountains, Political Division, Administrative Division, Natural Resources

  • Maharashtra’s Geography - Dipsthambh Prakashan

3. History of Maharashtra: Social and Economic Awareness (1885-1947), the work of important people, newspapers and the effect/part of education in social awareness in pre-independence India, other contemporary movements in the pre-independence period, the national movement

  • History of Maharashtra- Anil Kathare 

4. Indian Polity: How the constitution was drafted and the role and principles behind the preamble of the constitution, important articles / salient features of the constitution, center-state relations, secular state, fundamental rights and duties State policy guidelines-education, uniform civil code, independent judiciary.

  • Indian Polity, M. Laxmikant (K Sagar Publication)
  • Panchayat Raj, Kishor Lavate

5. Human rights and responsibilities: Protection of Civil Rights Act 1955, Protection of Human Rights Act 1993, Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005, Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Rules 2005, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989, Dowry Prohibition Act 1961, Mahatma Gandhi Dispute Resolution Campaign.

  • PSI Mains Kayda, Kishor Lavate

6. Various Acts: Maharashtra Police Act, 1951, Indian Penal Code, 1860, Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, Indian Evidence Act, 1872

  • PSI Mains Kayda, Kishor Lavate/ Faujdar, RK publication 

MPSC STI Mains Exam Booklist

The following gives the complete booklist for the MPSC STI Mains examination.

Subject Name

Book Name

बुद्धिमत्ता चाचणी

बुद्धिमत्ता चाचणी, सचिन ढवळे

महाराष्ट्राचा भूगोल

महाराष्ट्राचा भूगोल, दीपस्तंभ प्रकाशन

महाराष्ट्राचा इतिहास 

महाराष्ट्राचा इतिहास ,डॉ. अनिल कठारे

महाराष्ट्रातील समाजसुधारक, उमेश कुदळे

भारतीय राज्यघटना

इंडियन पॉलिटी,लक्ष्मीकांत (के सागर)

पंचायत राज: किशोर लवटे 

नियोजन

स्पर्धा परिक्षा अर्थशास्त्र - भाग 2 - डॉ किरण देसले 

शहरी व ग्रामीण भागातील पायाभूत सुविधांचा विकास 

स्पर्धा परिक्षा अर्थशास्त्र - भाग 2 - डॉ किरण देसले 

आर्थिक सुधारणा व कायदे

स्पर्धा परिक्षा अर्थशास्त्र - भाग 1 आणि 2 - डॉ किरण देसले 

आंतरराष्ट्रीय व्यापार व आंतरराष्ट्रीय भांडवल चळवळ

स्पर्धा परिक्षा अर्थशास्त्र - भाग 1 - डॉ किरण देसले 

सार्वजनिक वित्त व्यवस्था

स्पर्धा परिक्षा अर्थशास्त्र - भाग 1 - डॉ किरण देसले 

YCMOU ची पुस्तके 

The subject-wise booklist is as follows

1. Logical Reasoning: Topics under the Logical Reasoning Section-Alphanumeric series, Reasoning Analogies, Artificial Language, Blood Relations, Calendars, Cause and Effect, Clocks, Coding-Decoding.

  • Logical Reasoning by Sachin Dhawale 
  • MPSC CSAT (Aptitude & Reasoning), Abhishek Thigale 

2. Maharashtra Geography: Topics covered-Physical Geography of Maharashtra, Physiographic Division, Climate, Changes in the Purjanya Division, Rivers, Mountains, Mountains, Political Division, Administrative Division, Natural Resources

  • Maharashtra’s Geography - Dipsthambh Prakashan

3. History of Maharashtra: Social and Economic Awareness (1885-1947), the work of important people, newspapers and the effect/part of education in social awareness in pre-independence India, other contemporary movements in the pre-independence period, the national movement

  • History of Maharashtra- Anil Kathare 

4. Indian Polity: How the constitution was drafted and the role and principles behind the preamble of the constitution, important articles / salient features of the constitution, center-state relations, secular state, fundamental rights and duties State policy guidelines-education, uniform civil code, independent judiciary.

  • Indian Polity, M. Laxmikant (K Sagar Publication)
  • Panchayat Raj, Kishor Lavate

5. Planning: Process, Type, Review of India's First to Tenth Five Year Plan, Evaluation, Indicators of Social and Economic Development, State and Local Level Planning, Decentralization, 73rd, and 74th Amendment

  • Spardha Pariksha Arthashastra -2 Dr. Kiran Desale - Deepstambh
  • YCMOU Books

6. Development of infrastructure in urban and rural areas: Need and importance of infrastructure, development, and growth of social and economic infrastructure - such as energy, water supply, and sewerage, housing, transport (roads, ports, etc.), transportation (post and telegraph), radio, TV, internet Crisis, India's infrastructure issues, and related policies and options

  • Spardha Pariksha Arthashastra -2 Dr. Kiran Desale - Deepstambh

7. Economic reforms and laws: Background, Liberalization, Privatization, Globalization Concepts and their Meaning and Scope, Limits, Central and State Level Economic Reforms, World Trade Organization

  • Spardha Pariksha Arthashastra -1 Dr. Kiran Desale - Deepstambh
  • YCMOU Books

8. International trade and the International capital movement: Formulas and trends in the age of globalization, growth structure and direction of India's international trade, Indian international trade policy, growth in exports, World Trade Organization, and international trade inflow of foreign capital

  • Spardha Pariksha Arthashastra -1 & 2 Dr. Kiran Desale - Deepstambh

9. Public finance system: Sources of Revenue, Taxes, Non-Taxes, Central and State Public Debt in India, Central and State Public Expenditure Growth, Public Expenditure Reforms

  • Spardha Pariksha Arthashastra -1 Dr. Kiran Desale - Deepstambh
  • YCMOU Books

MPSC ASO Mains Exam Booklist

The following gives the complete booklist for the MPSC ASO Mains examination.

Subject Name

Book Name

बुद्धिमत्ता चाचणी

बुद्धिमत्ता चाचणी, सचिन ढवळे

महाराष्ट्राचा भूगोल

महाराष्ट्राचा भूगोल, दीपस्तंभ प्रकाशन

महाराष्ट्राचा इतिहास 

महाराष्ट्राचा इतिहास ,डॉ. अनिल कठारे

महाराष्ट्रातील समाजसुधारक, उमेश कुदळे

भारतीय राज्यघटना

इंडियन पॉलिटी,लक्ष्मीकांत (के सागर)

राजकीय यंत्रणा (शासनाची रचना अधिकार व कार्ये)

 इंडियन पॉलिटी,लक्ष्मीकांत (के सागर)

जिल्हा प्रशासन, ग्रामीण आणि नागरी स्थानिक शासन

 पंचायत राज: किशोर लवटे 

न्यायमंडळ

इंडियन पॉलिटी,लक्ष्मीकांत (के सागर)

नियोजन

स्पर्धा परिक्षा अर्थशास्त्र - भाग 2 - डॉ किरण देसले 

The subject-wise booklist is as follows:

1. Logical Reasoning: Topics under the Logical Reasoning Section-Alphanumeric series, Reasoning Analogies, Artificial Language, Blood Relations, Calendars, Cause and Effect, Clocks, Coding-Decoding.

  • Logical Reasoning by Sachin Dhawale 
  • MPSC CSAT (Aptitude & Reasoning), Abhishek Thigale 

2. Maharashtra Geography: Topics covered-Physical Geography of Maharashtra, Physiographic Division, Climate, Changes in the Purjanya Division, Rivers, Mountains, Mountains, Political Division, Administrative Division, Natural Resources

  • Maharashtra’s Geography - Dipsthambh Prakashan

3. History of Maharashtra: Social and Economic Awareness (1885-1947), the work of important people, newspapers and the effect/part of education in social awareness in pre-independence India, other contemporary movements in the pre-independence period, the national movement

  • History of Maharashtra- Anil Kathare 

4. Indian Polity: How the constitution was drafted and the role and principles behind the preamble of the constitution, important articles / salient features of the constitution, center-state relations, secular state, fundamental rights and duties State policy guidelines-education, uniform civil code, independent judiciary.

  • Indian Polity, M. Laxmikant (K Sagar Publication)

5. Political system (structure, powers, and functions of government): Central Government, Central Legislature, and State Government and Administration (Special Reference to Maharashtra)

  • Indian Polity, M. Laxmikant (K Sagar Publication)

6. District Administration, Rural and Urban Local Government:

  • Panchayat Raj, Kishor Lavate

7. Judiciary: Composition of Judiciary, Integrated Judiciary - Functions, Role and Powers of Supreme Court and High Court, Secondary Courts 

  • Indian Polity, M. Laxmikant (K Sagar Publication)
  • YCMOU Books

8. Planning: Decentralization, 73rd, and 74th Amendment, Indian economy, regional development trends and service sector outlines, challenges facing the Indian economy, poverty, unemployment, and regional imbalances.

  • Spardha Pariksha Arthashastra -2 Dr. Kiran Desale - Deepstambh
  • YCMOU Books

Candidates will benefit from the given book list. Study well and achieve success in the upcoming exams!!

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  • Maharashtra State Board and NCERTs are the best sources to get hold of basic concepts of each subject of General Studies, as mentioned in the syllabus.

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