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Which books to study for UPPSC Mains Exam? Know about Main, Optional Subject and Books to refer!

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 13th, 2023

UPPSC Mains Main, Optional Subject and Books for Exam: Questions asked in PCS are different from that of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Exam (CSE). Though UPPSC is changing the pattern and is trying to follow the example of UPSC.  The fundamental difference being that UPPSC questions are more factual and straightforward in nature. 

In this article, we are going to provide you with the best books that will help to clear your UPPSC PCS Mains Examination. Let first look at the recruitment process in the UPPSC PCS exam.

 UPPSC PCS Recruitment Process consists of three stages which are: Prelims, Mains and followed by the final interview.

  • Prelims – Objective type paper 
  • Mains – 8 Papers (including 2 are optional)
  • Interview Round

Here is the exam pattern of the UPPSC PCS Mains Examination.

UPPSC PCS Mains Exam Pattern 

S. No.

Paper

Duration

Marks

1.

Hindi

3 hrs

150 marks

2.

Essay

3 hrs

150 marks

3.

General Studies Paper-1

3 hrs

200 marks

4.

General Studies Paper-2

3 hrs

200 marks

5.

General Studies Paper-3

3 hrs

200 marks

6

General Studies Paper-4

3 hrs

200 marks

7.

General Studies Paper-5

3 hrs

200 marks

8.

General Studies Paper-6

3 hrs 200 marks
Total Marks 1500 Marks

 

Here we are providing the list of important books for the UPPSC PCS Mains exam. 

Recommended books for UPPSC Mains

UPPSC History Booklist:

S. No.

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 

5

History of the Modern World

Jain & Mathur

Jain Prakashan Mandir

 

Modern Indian History

BL Grover

S Chand Publishing

 

A Brief History of Modern India

Spectrum Books Pvt. Ltd.

Spectrum Books Pvt. Ltd.

UPPSC Economy Booklist:

S. No.

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

UPPSC Geography Booklist:

S. No.

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

Geography Of India

Mahesh Kumar Barnwal

Cosmos Publications

6

The Oxford student atlas for India

Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press

UPPSC Polity Booklist:

S. No.

Book Name

Author Name

Publication House

1

NCERT Indian Polity Books (9-12)

 

 

2

Indian Polity

M. Laxmikanth

Mc Graw Hill

3

 The Constitution of India

Universal Law Publishing Co.

Universal Law Publishing Co.

UPPSC Hindi Booklist:

S. No.

Book Name

Author Name

Publication House

1

General Hindi

Dr Raghav Prakash & Dr Savita Paiwal

PCP- Dharohar by Pink CityPublisher

UPPSC (General Studies/Current Affairs) Booklist:

S. No.

Book Name

Author Name

Publication House

1

NCERT Science Books (6-12)

 

 

2

General Knowledge

 

Lucent’s

3

Manorama Yearbook

Mammen Mathew

Malayala Manorama Press

Here are some of the other materials & tips that will boost your preparation

  1. The newspaper you should read: The Hindu, The Economic Times of India
  2. Magazines you should follow: Pratiyogita Darpan, Yojana, Kurukshetra, Ghatna Chakra & Down to Earth
  3. Economic Survey of UP
  4. Census of Uttar Pradesh
  • The current affairs (CA) section has always been one of the favourite sections in UPPSC exams and the commission has repeatedly given a good number of current affairs factual questions. 
  • You should focus on at least the last 8-10 months of current affairs preceding the month of the preliminary exam. And while reading, it is important to make a synopsis of important facts for quick revision.
  • Sources: Daily Current Affairs for UPPCS, Monthly Current Affairs for UPPCS, Monthly Current Affairs for UPPCS, Last Six Months Current Affairs for PCS Exams prepared by an expert team of Gradeup. UPPSC PCS Mains Study Material: Click Here  
  • Ghatanachakra current affairs (published a few days before the prelims exam) and The Hindu or Indian Express & Local daily newspaper.
Important Related Links

UPPCS Study Material/Plan 2021 (Hindi/English)

UPPSC PCS Exam Strategy

UPPSC Mock Test Series 2021

Important Revision Techniques for UPPSC PCS Prelims 2021 Examination

UPPSC Syllabus 2021: Prelims & Mains

UPPSC PCS Question Papers

Practice UPPCS Question Papers

 

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