MPPSC Books 2022- Best Books for Madhya Pradesh PSC Exam

MPPSC Books 2022- Best Books for Madhya Pradesh PSC Exam

BySATISH KUMAR GUPTA  |  Updated on: Sep 30, 2021
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Best Books for MPPSC Exam 2022

Choosing the best MPPSC Books is an important tool to crack the exam in the right manner. Candidates are often confused about the study source they must refer to, as there is so much study material available in the market and online. So to reduce your complications, our experts have curated a list of MPPSC  books 2022 for both Prelims and Mains. Following these books for the upcoming MPPSC exam will surely lead you to the right track and will enable you to score better marks in the exam.

Candidates must solve and practice MPPSC previous years' question papers along with these books will help you to score better in the exam. Solving papers from previous years will shape your preparation in the right direction. Also, check the MPPSC exam pattern and syllabus for better understanding.

Download MPPSC Question Papers for Prelims & Mains 

MPPSC Books 2022 for Prelims 

To start preparing for any of the competitive examinations, it begins with an assessment of the syllabus notified by the Commission and then analyzing the previous year's papers to figure out the trend of the exam. So is true for MPPSC. It is recommended that after these two steps, i.e., syllabus assessment and previous year paper analysis, look out for the standard and authentic sources to substantiate MPPSC preparation.

MPPSC Prelims Exam Pattern






General Studies

200 marks

2 hours


Aptitude test

200 marks

2 hours

One of the crucial aspects of the preparation is to choose the right sources, including books, newspapers, and internet sources, to align to the requisites of the exam. With rising competition, the right study material and right strategy are invaluable for the preparation. The details concerning the resources and Booklist for MPPSC Exam are as follows.

Booklist for MPPSC Prelims Exam 

  • Basic Concepts: State Board Books + NCERT Books Visit Here 
  • History: Modern Indian History (Latest Edition) by Rajiv Ahir of Spectrum Publication
  • Polity: M. Laxmikant’s Indian Polity (4th Edition or 5th Edition)
  • Economy: State board school textbooks (Class XI, XII) + Selective reading of Ramesh Singh’s Indian Economy (11th Edition) / Indian Economy by Sanjiv Verma
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Aggarwal
  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma
  • A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal, Non-Verbal & Analytical – Verbal, Non – Verbal & Analytical by Arihant Publication.

Check MPPSC Study Material for all sections of the syllabus.

MPPSC Books for MP Specific Section

  • Madhyapradesh Ek Parichaya by McGraw-Hill publication
  • MP General Knowledge (Arihant)
  • Samsamyiki semi-annual (Maheshwari)
  • Pratiyogita Nirdeshika magazine past six months issues
  • PDF of the ACTS (see syllabus) from govt. sites, Wikipedia
  • Previous papers- Kiran Publications 
  • MP state website

MPPSC Books 2022 for Mains 

Here are books that can be referred to when preparing for MPPSC Mains Exam.

  • NCERT Class X-XII Social Studies, Economics, and some Culture topics.
  • Indian Polity by M.Laxmikanth 
  • India Year Book (GOI publication)
  • Newspaper/Judicious internet usage

MPPSC Mains Books for History

  • Ancient History- Old NCERT + Lucent
  • Medieval History- Old NCERT + Lucent
  • Modern History- Old NCERT + Lucent 

MPPSC Mains Books for Geography

  • New NCERT (Class VI-X)- Must be made notes
  • Physical Geography- Class XI NCERT (New) 

MPPSC Mains Books for Polity

  • M.Laxmikanth
  • Governance is a dynamic subject – Newspaper + Internet

MPPSC Mains Book for Economy

  • Class XI NCERT (New), Sanjiv Verma (Selective notes), Ramesh Singh (depending on the comfort zone)

MPPSC Mains Book for Social Issues: Yet another dynamic segment of the syllabus

  • Vikaspedia + MP Govt website + Internet (selectively)

MPPSC Mains Book for Ethics

  • Lexicon (English)/M. Karthikeyan (TMH)/The Hindu

MPPSC Mains Book for MP GK

  • Maheshwari/Arihant Publication 

MPPSC Mains Book for Hindi

  • General Hindi + Grammar (Lucent/Chanchal Jain/etc.)

MPPSC Mains Books for Essay

  • Nimband Manjusha
  • Hindi magazines – Pratiyogita Darpan/ghanta chakra for contemporary updates.

Common MPPSC Books for Prelims & Mains 

Books that are commonly referred for both MPPSC Prelim and MPPSC Main Exam



Art and Culture

Nitin Singhania 

Modern History

Spectrum, Bipin Chandra

Ancient and Medieval History

RS Sharma, Poonam Dahiya


G.C. Leong



General Science


Current Affairs

Newspaper, magazines, BYJU'S Exam Prep feeds

MP Special

BYJU'S Exam Prep Notes/ Arihant-Know Your State


  • Some of the best books for MPPSC Prelims exam are listed below:

    NCERT Books (Class 1-10)NCERT
    Quantitative AptitudeRS Aggarwal
    Objective ArithmeticRajesh Verma
    Verbal and Non Verbal ReasoningArihant Publications
  • Best books for MPPSC Mains examination are listed below:

    NCERT Books for History, Geography, Political ScienceNCERT Publication
    General KnowledgeLucent Publication, Arihant Publication
    EnglishWren and Martin Grammar, Lexicon Publication, M.Karthikeyan
    HindiHindi Weekly Magazines, Lucent
  • Candidates can refer to the study material provided by BYJU's Exam prep and look for MPPSC Previous Year Papers.


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