GPSC 2019 Preparation - Best Books, NCERT Notes, Daily Current Affairs

The Gujarat Public Service Commission (GPSC) conducts recruitment exams for various posts in the state administration.

Find the application process, GPSC Exam Calendar 2019, and more at our GPSC exam page.

In this article, we will provide free study materials to crack the GPSC 2019 State Service Exam preparation including the list of the best books, NCERT Notes, and current affairs.

These resources will be especially helpful for those candidates who are simultaneously preparing for the GPSC Exam and the UPSC IAS Exam.

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts recruitment exams on the pan-India level. The different state service commissions have modelled their exam pattern and syllabus on the lines of the UPSC Civil Services Exam.

Common aspects of GPSC preparation and to crack GPSC and UPSC

  1. Current affairs preparation is important.
  2. NCERT books are an initial resource.
  3. Standard reference books such as Laxmikanth’s Polity, Bipin Chandra for History etc.

Candidates should note that for any state service exam, preparation on different subjects/topics (Current affairs, History, Polity, Geography etc) should be done keeping the state in focus.

For example, if a candidate is preparing for the GPSC Exam 2019, then the aspiring candidate needs to go through Gujarat-specific Current Affairs, History, Geography etc as well.

First and foremost an aspiring candidate must be well versed with the GPSC Syllabus (Prelims and Mains) and Exam pattern.

GPSC Study Material

The study material for GPSC preparation comprises:

  1. GPSC Exam Books in Gujarati (State Board and reference books)
  2. Books in English
  3. Current Affairs – Kurukshetra Magazine, Yojana Magazine, The Hindu, Press Information Bureau (PIB)
  4. NCERT Books and Notes.

Online preparation for GPSC is possible as most resources are available online.

The books best aligned to GPSC Syllabus are given below:

GPSC Books

The best books to crack GPSC

  1. Gujarat History – Gujarat No Itihas (In Gujarati) by Hiren
  2. Modern History – Bipin Chandra
  3. Geography – Majid Hussain
  4. Economy – Ramesh Singh
  5. Indian Polity – Laxmikanth
  6. India Year Book

Candidates can download the complete book list and other important GPSC study material from the links given below.

Apart from the above books, aspiring GPSC candidates are advised to read NCERT books.

  1. NCERT Notes: Ancient Indian History Notes
  2. NCERT Notes: Medieval Indian History Notes
  3. NCERT Notes: Modern Indian History Notes
  4. NCERT Notes: Art and Culture
  5. NCERT Notes: Geography Notes

For current affairs, it is highly recommended that candidates read The Hindu newspaper every day without fail. Here you can find Daily Video Analysis of the Hindu.

Apart from The Hindu, please find below other highly reliable sources for GPSC current affairs preparation.

  1. Press Information Bureau – Find PIB Summary here.
  2. Rajya Sabha TV – Find Gist of RSTV here.
  3. Yojana Magazine – Get Gist of Yojana Magazine here.
  4. Daily News Analysis

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