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Important Books in English For CGPSC 2021 Preparation : Subject Wise List (Prelime & Mains Exam)

Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission or CGPSC is the state level Civil Services exam in Chhattisgarh.  As it is one of the toughest competitive Civil Services exams in the state, candidates needs to prepare extremely well for the same. The selection of the CGPSC exam is conducted in two stages – the Prelims and the Mains Exams. The prelims and mains have a different syllabus and different books to study from.

Therefore it is necessary for interested candidates to make wise choices when it comes to selecting their study material. As the CGPSC is a competitive exam, the syllabus covers a large area of concepts. Below you will find all details of all CGPSC Books 2021 that you must refer to excel in both CGPSC Prelims and Mains.

Before we get deeper into the list of best CGPSC books, let’s have a quick overview of CGPSC exam.

Exam Name CGPSC State Service Exam
Conducting Body Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission
Mode of Exam Offline
Exam level State
Stages of Exam Prelims
Mains
Interview
Category CGPSC Syllabus
Official Website psc.cg.gov.in

CGPSC Books 2021 for Prelims

The prelims are a very important part of the exam. It determines the candidates who qualify and get the go-ahead to take up the CGPSC mains.

The Prelims mainly has only two papers.

  • Paper-I – General Studies
  • Paper-II – Aptitude Test

Here is a list of the best books for CGPSC Prelims exam 2021 that cover the entire syllabus and give you sufficient practice.

CGPSC Books for Prelims – General Studies

1. Chhattisgarh Rajya Seva Pariksha – By Arihant

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2. NCERT New Economics and polity syllabus 6th to 10th

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3. Chhattisgarh GS Part-1 – By Competition Community

CGPSC Books for Prelims – Aptitude

1. CGPSC General Aptitude Test Paper-II Study Package – By Arihant

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2. General Aptitude – By RK Agarawal

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3. Chhattisgarh GS Part-2 – By Competition Community

CGPSC Books 2021 for Mains

CGPSC Mains are the most challenging part of the exam. This is mainly because of the vast syllabus that needs to be covered by the candidates. Unlike the CGPSC prelims, the CGPSC Mains has 7 papers. They are as follows.

  • Paper I – Language
  • Paper-II – Essay
  • Paper III – History, Constitution and Public Administration
  • Paper IV – Science, Technology, and Environment
  • Paper V – Economics and Geography
  • Paper VI – Mathematics and Logical Ability
  • Paper VII – Philosophy and Sociology

The best and the most effective way to study for the mains and give the best performance is by compartmentalizing the syllabus. With over seven papers to study for, planning the study sessions and the revision sessions can be quite challenging. To ensure no time is wasted in incompetent reading, candidates are advised to choose the right study material according to their comfort. This ensures that the candidates understand all concepts clearly and are able to give their best in the exams. Therefore, in order to ensure the candidates do not lose out much time in choosing the right material, we have compiled here a list of the best books for CGPSC Mains 2021 that the candidates can refer to for effective preparation.

CGPSC Books for Mains – Language

1. General English by Pratiyogita Saransh
2.  Essays For CGPSC civil Services Examinations by Ramesh Singh
3. Chhattisgarhi Bhasha Avam Vyakaran by Hariram Patel
4. Compulsory English by Author: A P Bhardwaj

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CGPSC Books for Mains – History, Constitution and Public Administration

1. India After Gandhi by Ramchandra Guha

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2. Age of Revolution 1789-1848 by Eric Hobsbawm

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3. India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra

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4. History of Medieval India by Satish Chandra

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5. India’s Ancient Past by RS Sharma

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6. History of Modern India by Bipan Chandra

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7. The Wonder That Was India by A.L. Basham

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8. History of Modern World by Jain and Mathur

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9. Mastering Modern World History by Norman Lowe

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10. Europe Since Napoleon by David Thompson

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11. Indian Art & Culture by Nitin Singhania

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12. Chhattisgarh Ka Itihas by Yuvachar Publication

13. The social basis of Democracy & Dictatorship by B.J. Moore

14. Modern History by Competition Community

15. Ancient and Medieval History by Competition Community

CGPSC Books for Mains – Science, Technology, and Environment

1. Encyclopedia of General Science by Arihant

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2. Physics, Chemistry, and Biology by NCERT books from 6th to 12th standard

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3. Environment by Competition Community

4. Technology by Competition Community

CGPSC Books for Mains – Geography

1. Certificate Physical Geography – G C Leong

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2. NCERT VI – X (Old Syllabus)

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3. NCERT XI, XII (New Syllabus)

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4. Indian Geography by Competition Community

CGPSC Books for Mains – Economics

1. Indian Economy by Dr. Manoj Agrawal

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2. Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh

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3. Policies in India and Economic Development – Jain & Ohri

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4. NCERT Class X Books

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5. Economy by Competition Community

CGPSC Books for Mains – Polity and General Studies

1. Indian Polity by Laxmikant

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2. Art & Culture by Competition Community

3. Indian Polity by Competition Community

4. Samajshastra by B.K. Nayak

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