Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) conducts State Service Exam to recruit for various posts in state governmental departments. The official notification of MPPSC State Service Exam 2023 is yet to be released.

Choosing the best MPPSC Books is very essential to crack the exam. The market is flooded with study materials and books for government exams. Every government exam is different from another and so are the books to study for each government exam. Candidates are often confused about the study source they must refer to. 

The MPPSC State Service Exam is conducted in three stages. Important books to study at each stage are given in the article.

Candidates can complement their preparation of Govt. Exams from the links given below:

Important Books to Study for MPPSC Prelims

Subjects/Topics Books to refer for MPPSC
Basic Concepts
  • NCERTs
  • Modern Indian History (Latest Edition) by Rajiv Ahir of Spectrum Publication
  • M. Laxmikant’s Indian Polity
  • Ramesh Singh’s Indian Economy (Selective reading)
  • NCERTs
Our Environment
  • Environment and Ecology – Biodiversity, Climate Change and Disaster Management- Majid Husain
  • NCERTs
Quantitative Aptitude
  • Competitive Examinations by RS Aggarwal
  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma
Logical Reasoning
  • Analytical Reasoning by M K Pandey
  • A modern approach to verbal and non-verbal reasoning by R.S Aggarwal
Books for MP Specific Section
  • Madhyapradesh Ek Parichaya by McGraw-Hill publication
  • MP General Knowledge (Arihant)
  • Samsamyiki semi-annual (Maheshwari)
  • Pratiyogita Nirdeshika magazine past six months issues
  • PDF of the ACTS

Important Books to Study for MPPSC Mains

Subjects/Topics Books to refer for MPPSC
  • Facets of Indian Culture- Spectrum
  • NCERT XI (Ancient & Medieval)- R.S. Sharma
  • NCERT XII (Modern Indian History)- NCERT/ Bipin Chandra
  • Certificate Physical Geography- G C Leong
  • World Atlas 
  • NCERT VI – X (Old Syllabus) 
  • NCERT XI, XII (New Syllabus)
  • M. Laxmikanth
  • Ncert Class IX to XII
  • Ramesh Singh
  • Class XI NCERT (New)
  • Sanjiv Verma (Selective notes)
Social Issues
  • Indian Society: Themes and Social Issues by Nadeem Hasnain
  • MP Govt website
  • Lexicon 
  • M. Karthikeyan 
  • Lucent
  • Chanchal Jain
Hindi Essay
  • Nimband Manjusha
  • Hindi magazines – Pratiyogita Darpan

FAQ about MPPSC State Service Exam Books


Is NCERT enough for MPPSC?

No, NCERTs alone are not enough for MPPSC. The Aspirants must study various standard books, search internet formation, Newspapers and Current affairs materials to complete MPPSC syllabus.

Is Lucent GK enough for MPPSC?

Lucent GK is a must read book for MPPSC. But Lucent GK alone is not enough for MPPSC.
Related Links

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