RPSC RAS Books 2022: Best Books for RAS Prelims & Mains

By BYJU'S Exam Prep  |   Updated on: January 2nd, 2024
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RPSC RAS syllabus is too vast to cover from a single book. There are a lot of books in the market but not all of them are reliable. That’s why one must choose RPSC RAS exam books carefully. Entrance exam books can help you boost your preparation and save your time as they mostly have everything you need bout a topic in one place.

It is very important to read selective books and notes multiple times for the upcoming RPSC RAS Exam 2022. It is therefore suggested to carefully choose the books you will use for RAS exam. Below we have mentioned all the best RPSC RAS exam books that will help you prepare for one of the toughest exams in the Rajasthan state.

Best Books for RPSC RAS Prelims 2022

RPSC RAS exam preparation can be challenging. Thus, having a list of the best books to help you prepare will greatly help your preparation. Hence, we have compiled a list of all the best books you will need for the RPSC RAS exam below.

Local newspapers play important role in understanding the socio-economic conditions of the state for this Rajasthan Patrika becomes important for current topics. Candidates should be well aware of the political, socio-economic and geographical structure of Rajasthan. Check the Books for RPSC Exam below. 

You must go through the compilation of  RPSC RAS Study material 

RPSC RAS Subject-wise Booklist

Below mentioned are the list of books important for the RPSC RAS exam. The sections to be covered are 

  • Culture, Literature, Tradition, History, Art & Heritage of Rajasthan
  • Geography of Rajasthan and Indian Geography
  • Economy of Rajasthan and the Indian Economy
  • Indian Polity
  • Current affairs
  • Sociology, Auditing
  • Administrative Ethics

RPSC Books for Culture, Literature, Tradition, History, Art & Heritage of Rajasthan

Rajasthan as a state is very rich in cultural legacy. Rajasthan always remains at the top when we talk about the temple architecture, tribal festivals, local folklores and other historical events. There are questions frequently asked in these sections. Hindi books are very prominent in RPSC RAS but the English counterpart is not very well translated. After all, there is not a particular book for all the topics.

Followings books are very helpful for the RAS exams

  • Lakshya Rajasthan
  • Panorama Books for Rajasthan History
  • Contemporary Rajasthan by L.R.Bhalla & Kuldeep Bhalla
  • Rajasthan Aajtak by Dr. Dinesh & Pushpa Sharma
  • Rajasthan Adhyayan Bhag 1
  • Rajasthan Adhyayan Bhag 2
  • Rajasthan Adhyayan Bhag 3
  • Rajasthan Adhyayan Bhag 4

These books can be downloaded from the Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE). These books are very important for the RPSC RAS exam.

RAS History Subjects RAS Exam Book
Modern History of India A Brief History of Modern India Spectrum Publication
Ancient History Old NCERT of Ancient History
World History Adhunik Vishwa ka Itihas by N.C Bishnoi
Medieval History NCERT and History of Medieval India by Satish Chandra

In addition to the above, the candidates should also read the books published by the Rajasthan Sahitya Academy. Some RAS books pdf in Hindi with free download option might also be found on the internet but candidates must be wary of such resources.

RPSC RAS Books for Geography of Rajasthan and Indian Geography

The geography of Rajasthan is a very important section of the RPSC RAS exam. The candidates must learn the geography of Rajasthan, its minerals, agriculture and economic geography. Rajasthan is very diverse in its geographical settings, it has both drought-prone and flood-prone regions side by side.

There is a good number of questions asked about the geography of Rajasthan in the RPSC RAS exam. The candidates should prepare the geography of Rajasthan from a good source to answer the questions.

The books for the geography section will include the following.

  • Maps of Rajasthan (Rajasthan Manchitravali) by Mumal
  • Geography of Rajasthan by Dr. L. R. Bhalla
  • Rajasthan Bhugol – Rajasthan BSE e-book
  • Fundamentals of Physical Geography – Class 11
  • India Physical Environment –  Class 11
  • Fundamentals of Human Geography – Class 12
  • India People & Economy – Class 12

Books for Environment Section

The Environmental Science concepts are also an important section because there is an increase in the environment based questions in the question papers. The candidates can prepare this section through the following.

Environment Book by Shankar IAS Academy

RPSC RAS Books For Economy of Rajasthan and Indian Economy

The Economy question in the RPSC RAS exam is mostly current affairs and economic scenario-based. Here also the economy of Rajasthan taken the front seat and a good number of questions have been asked from this section. 

  • Economy of Rajasthan –  by Laxminarayan Nathuramka
  • Economic Survey 
  • Rajasthan Budget
  • Indian Economy – By Ramesh Singh

RPSC RAS Books For Indian Polity

Polity is the most important and simple part of the RPSC RAS syllabus because nothing specific to Rajasthan is important here. The articles on State Executive and legislature can be said as important in the exam. Following books can be very helpful for the Indian polity section.

The candidates should also study the important state acts passed by the state legislature related to the Special Economic activities in the state.

  • Constitution of India 
  • Indian Polity by Laxmikant

Some RAS books pdf in Hindi with free download option might also be found on the internet but candidates must be wary of such resources.

RPSC RAS Books For Current affairs

Current Affair is the most important part of the RAS syllabus. The majority of questions are associated with current affairs directly or indirectly. The candidates should read a local newspaper of Rajasthan to get updated to the news. The government initiatives related to the social sector are very important for the candidates.

The best sources for current affairs can include the following

Current Affairs for Rajasthan PCS (Updated Everyday)

  • BYJU’S Exam Prep Yearly compilation
  • Mumal Current Affairs – for Rajasthan 
  • Rajasthan Patrika

Other Books for RPSC RAS Exam

Sociology, Auditing Book

  • Sociology Management Accounting & Auditing by Devi Kishan Rathi

Administrative Ethics

RAS Mains Exam Administrative Ethics by KAMAL PACHAURI

Some RAS books pdf in Hindi with free download option might also be found on the internet but candidates must be wary of such resources.

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