WBCS Books 2022 for Prelims, Mains Exam Preparation

WBCS Books 2022 for Prelims, Mains Exam Preparation

BySATISH KUMAR GUPTA  |  Updated on: Jul 27, 2022
Check WBCS Book List 2022 to cover the topics of the WBPSC WBCS Prelims exam. Know About the subject-wise best books for upcoming prelims and mains exam conducted by West Bengal Public Service Commission in upcoming months.

WBCS Booklist 2022 will help candidates to prepare for upcoming Prelims and Mains exams conducted by  West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC). The Commission conducts the WBCS exam every year to recruit eligible candidates for the various posts under the state government. Below we have suggested some WBCS Books for applicants who are going for the first or multiple times attempts.

Undoubtedly, choosing the right books will help you prepare notes for the exam and increase the chances of getting selected for the next round. Check subject-wise best WBCS Books for upcoming prelims and mains exam for the 2022 exam cycle.

WBCS Book List 2022

WBPSC WBCS Exam candidates choose the right set of books for preparation. It is one of the most important sources to prepare the notes for the West Bengal Civil Service Exam. Every year lakhs of applicants apply for this most competitive exam conducted by the Public Service Commission of West Bengal State. 

After passing the Prelims exam, candidates will be called for Mains exam, as there are two phases of written exams. With WBCS Books and preparation strategy, candidates can get shortlisted for various stages of exams. After all, they will be called for a personal interview round.

WBPSC Books 2022 for Prelims

the expert faculty of Byjus exam Prep suggested the WBCS Books for prelims exam is conducted on 19 June 2022. It is the first step of the written exam after submitting the WBCS Application Form. In the prelims exam, candidates will face 200 questions on topics like English Composition, General Science, History of India, etc. To cover these topics, below mentioned WBCS Book List For Prelims exam is mandatory to go through.



General Science

LUCENT General Science and Lucent’s GK, NCERTs

History and Indian National Movement

Spectrum, Bipin Chandra


G.C. Leong

Polity and Economy

Laxmikanth (Polity), Ramesh Singh(Economy)

Current Affairs

Newspaper-Hindu/Indian Express, BYJU'S Exam Prep Monthly Current Affairs for PCS Exams

West Bengal GK

WBCS GS Manual by Nitin Singhania

Best Books for WBCS Mains Exam 2022

According to WBCS Syllabus, candidates must face 8 papers in the Mains exam of the West Bengal Civil Service Exam. The West Bengal Public Service Commission is expected to conduct it soon. Applicants can choose the preparation books for the WBCS Mains exam 2022.

WBCS Books For Mains Exam 2022
Paper 1Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali  

Paper 2

  • S.P. Bakshi
  • NCERT Books
Paper 3
Paper 4
General Studies- I
General Studies- II
  • LUCENT General Science
  • Lucent’s GK
  • NCERTs
Paper 5Indian Constitution & Indian Economy
  • M. Laxmikant (Polity)
  • NCERT (Constitution and Economy)
Paper 6Arithmetic & Test of ReasoningArithmetic Subjective And Objective For Competitive Examinations By R.S. Aggarwal
Paper 7Optional Paper 1-
Paper 8Optional Paper 2-

WBCS Book Preparation

Apart from WBCS Book, candidates should have a proper strategy and some preparation tips to increase the chances of getting selected in the exam. Candidates can follow the WBCS preparation tips.

  • do not waste time and start the preparation As soon As possible
  • Candidates must have knowledge about important topics syllabus and exam pattern.
  • Buy authentic WBCS Books for preparation.
  • Create notes for long-term and short-term goals.
  • Practice with mock tests and previous year's question papers to do self-evaluation.
  • At last, do revision. 


    • To prepare for WBCS candidates should have below mentioned books for preparation. These books can help you to cover important topics of High Scoring subjects.
    • M. Laxmikant (Polity)
    • NCERT Books
    • A Modern Approach To Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal 
  • In case candidates are searching for WBCS Books in Bengali for preparation, then they can choose books from the list mentioned below.

    • Current Affairs - Pratiyogita Darpan
    • History of India - Swadesh Sabhyata & Biswa By Jiban Mukhopadhyay or A Brief History of Modern India (2019-2020 Edition).
    • Geography of India - NCERT Text Book.
    • General Ability - RS Agrawal
  • G.C.Leong Book and NCERT Book of Std 7th to 12th are the best geography book for WBCS Exam preparation. As these books cover the syllabus of Geography entirely. Candidates who study all these books can score well in the exam.

  • WBCS Book For Mains Exam is mentioned below

    • NCERT Books For Geography, English, Indian Polity, Economics and other optional Subjects.
    • RS Agrawal Book for Quantitative Aptitude.
    • Lucent or Arihant Publication Book for General Knowledge. 
  • WBCS Books are important to preparation, but apart from that, knowledge and syllabus & exam pattern are mandatory to have. Also, candidates must practice with WBCS Question Paper. It will evaluate their performance.