UKPSC PCS 2021: Important Booklist and Sources

By Avinash Kumar|Updated : July 13th, 2021

UKPSC PCS 2021 Important Booklist and Sources: Uttarakhand Public Service Commission UKPCS Haridwar conducts PCS exam for the recruitment of various Administrative post in the state. In this article, we are providing the booklist from which you can prepare for UKPSC PCS Exam 2021.

Books to read for UKPSC PCS Exam!! The right choice of books is an important factor in a candidate's preparation for the UKPSC PCS exam. Choosing the best study material, not only gets you ahead but also saves time in the exam. Also, most of the times candidates get confused as there are too many books available in the market, hence, it becomes necessary to choose the study material wisely and smartly. In this post, we have covered the complete list of subject-wise books for the UKPSC PCS exam as suggested by the exam experts.

Let's look at the UKPSC PCS Exam Pattern.

UKPSC Exam Pattern 2021

1. Preliminary Exam: (Objective Type)

S.No.SubjectTotal QuestionsMarksTime
1General Studies150 (Each 1 marks question)1502 hours
2General Aptitude100 (Each 1.5 marks question)1502 hours
  Total3004 hours
  • There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks in UKPSC exam.
  • The UKPSC preliminary exam is an objective type paper.
  • There will be a total of 250 questions with 300 marks.
  • Each paper has a maximum of 2 hours to complete.

2. Main Exam (Written Exam)

S.NoQuestion PaperSubjectMax MarksTime
1Paper-ILanguage3003 hour
2Paper-IIHistory of India, National Movement, Social & Culture2003 hour
3Paper-IIIIndian Polity, Social Justice & International Relations2003 hour
4Paper-IVGeography of India & World 2003 hour
5Paper-VEconomic & Social Development2003 hour
6Paper-VIGeneral Science & Technology2003 hour
7Paper-VIIGeneral Aptitude and Ethics2003 hour
Total Marks1500 
  • All 7 papers are Compulsory. 
  • In Language, the paper candidate must have to score a minimum of 35% marks.
  • Mains exam is descriptive in nature.
  • Each paper has a maximum of 3 hours to complete.
  • There will be a total of 1500 Marks in the UKPSC Mains Exam.
  • It is advised that students write in good handwriting so that the examiner can understand the answer easily.

Recommended books for UKPSC PCS Prelims

 Paper-I: General Studies

Sr.

Book Name

Author Name

Publication House

1

General StudiesManohar PandayArihant Publications

 2

General Knowledge   

 Lucent Publication House 

Lucent Publication House  

3

Encyclopedia of General Science for general competitors

Arihant Publication

Arihant Publication

  Paper-I: General Aptitude

Sr.

Book Name

Author Name

Publication House

1

Quantitative AptitudeR.S AgarwalS. Chand

 2

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

Abhijit Guha

McGraw Hill

Recommended books for UKPSC PCS Mains

Paper-I: Language Paper and Essay

Sr.

Book Name

Author Name

Publication House

1

Hindi Vyakaran

Dr. Vasudev Nandan prasad

Bharti Bhavan publication

 2

 Samanya Hindi

Arihant Publication  

Arihant Publication  

3

Objective General English

S.P. Bakshi

Arihant Publication  

4

General English for All Competitive Examinations

S.C.Gupta

Arihant Publication  

Paper-II: History of India, National Movement, Social & Culture

Sr.

Book Name

Author Name

Publication House

1

NCERT History Books (6-12)

 

 

2

India’s Ancient History

R. S. Sharma

Oxford University Press

3

A History of Medieval India

Satish Chandra

 


Orient Black Swan

 

4.

History of Modern India

Bipin Chandra


Orient Black Swan

 

Paper III: Indian Polity, Social Justice & International Relations

Sr.

Book Name

Author Name

Publication House

1

NCERT Indian Polity Books (11-12)

 

 

2

Indian Polity

M. Laxmikanth

Mc Graw Hill

3

Public Administration

B.L.Fadia, and Kuldeep Fadia

Sahitya Bhawan

Paper 4: India and World Geography

Sr.

Book Name

Author Name

Publication House

1

NCERT Geography Books (6-12)

 

 

2

Certificate Physical And Human Geography

Goh Cheng Leong

Oxford University Press

3

India a Comprehensive Geography

D.R. KHULLAR

 

Kalyani Publishers

4

Geography of India

Majid Hussain

Mc Graw Hill

5

Environment and Climate change

Shankar Ias

N&N Enterprises

6

The Oxford student atlas for India

Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press

Paper 5 : Economic and Social development

Sr.

Book Name

Author Name

Publication House

1

NCERT Economics Books (6-12)

 

 

2

Indian Economy

Ramesh Singh

Mc Graw Hill

3

Indian Economy

Shankar Ganesh

Mc Graw Hill

Paper 6: General Science and technology

Sr.

Book Name

Author Name

Publication House

1

NCERT Science Books (6-12)

 

 

2

General Knowledge

 Lucent’s

Lucent’s

3

Manorama Yearbook

Mammen Mathew

Malayala Manorama Press

Paper 7: General Aptitude and Ethics

Sr.

Book Name

Author Name

Publication House

1

Quantitative AptitudeR.S AgarwalS. Chand 

 2

 Lexicon for Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude for IAS General Studies 

 Niraj Kumar

CHRONICLE BOOKS 

Apart from the above mentioned UKPSC PCS books, A lot of resources available in the market that will help to boost your preparation. Here are the lists of magazines and newspapers that will help crack the UKPSC PCS Exam. 

  1. Newspaper: The Hindu, The Economic Times of India, etc
  2. Magazines: Pratiyogita Darpan, Yojana, Kurukshetra, Ghatna Chakra, etc 
  3. Solve Past year UKPSC PCS papers this gives you an idea of the type of questions asked in the examination hall.

Important Links

  1. Computer: Read computer and related to computerization of Hindi
  2. Hindi: Gov. website get the idea of the format
  3. English: Read Yojana articles &  speeches by the president and vice president on various issues, it will help in learning essay writing skills. Interview & Speeches
  4. Uttrakhand History: This cover the complete history of Uttarakhand from Ancient time to the formation of the state, Art, and Culture of the state.
  5. Uttrakhand Geography: Topics like forests, horticulture, Organic Farming are very important from Uttarakhand Point of view

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