JPSC Preparation 2020 - Best Books, NCERT Notes, Daily Current Affairs

The Jharkhand Public Service Commission (JPSC) conducts recruitment exams for numerous posts in the state administration.

Find the application process, JPSC exam dates and more at our JPSC notification page.

In this article, we will provide free study material to crack the JPSC 7, JPSC 8 & JPSC 9 State Service Exam preparation including the list of the best books, NCERT Notes, and current affairs.

For complete details on Jharkhand Combined Civil Service Exam 2020, candidates can go to the link on JPSC.

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.

Similar aspects of JPSC preparation and to crack both JPSC and UPSC

  1. Preparing for current affairs is very important.
  2. NCERT books are an initial source of reference.
  3. Standard reference books such as Laxmikanth’s Polity, Bipin Chandra for History etc.

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

To put things in perspective, when an aspiring candidate prepares for the JPSC Exam 2020, then the aspiring candidate needs to go through Jharkhand-specific Current Affairs, History, Geography etc as well.

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

JPSC Study Material

The popular JPSC study material is given below:

  1. Current Affairs – Kurukshetra Magazine, Yojana Magazine, The Hindu, Press Information Bureau (PIB)
  2. Get NCERT Books and Notes from the table below:

The books best aligned to JPSC Syllabus are given below:

Books for JPSC preparation

The best JPSC books are given in the below table

  1. Modern History – Bipin Chandra
  2. Geography – Majid Hussain
  3. Economy – Ramesh Singh
  4. Indian Polity – Laxmikanth
  5. India Year Book

Aspirants can also read differences between articles from the linked page. On this page, you will get 100 differences between articles related to important terms that are sometimes very useful from the examination point of view.

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

Apart from the above books, aspiring JPSC 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. Here you can find Daily Video Analysis of the Hindu.

Apart from The Hindu, please find below other highly reliable sources for JPSC 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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