List of Important Subject-wise books for UPPSC PCS 2023 Exam Preparation

List of Important Subject-wise books for UPPSC PCS 2023 Exam Preparation

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The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) is in charge of administering various Uttar Pradesh Combined State/Upper Subordinate Exams, one of which is the UPPSC PCS. The UPPSC PCS test is one of the most prestigious and sought-after exams for the positions of Upper Subordinate Services (P.C.S.), ACF, and RFO. 

Better preparation is the only way to get selected for the upcoming UPPSC PCS exam. The most important element for effective preparation for the UPPCS or any other exam is the right books. The books required for the UPPCS exam are similar to the study materials needed for IAS preparation. 

Before choosing the finest books for the UPPCS exam, students must examine the UPPSC syllabus. The UPPCS exam focuses more on factual information rather tha conceptual information. There are a few indirect questions about the cause or history of an event. Current affairs is also significant in the UPPCS exam, thus candidates should pay more attention to current affairs topics.

On that note, let’s discuss some of the best section-wise best books for the UPPSC PCS
exam in 2022 and beyond.


History is very significant in the UPPCS exam, particularly in clearing the UPPCS Cut off in the Prelims exam. A lot of questions have been asked about the history section. The nature of the questions ranges from moderate to challenging. The following books can greatly assist candidates in preparation for the UPPCS history section.
● NCERTs (classes 6th to 12th)
● Ancient India by RS Sharma
● Medieval history of India by Satish Chandra
● Modern History of India by BL Grover
● A brief history of modern India by Spectrum


The geography questions on the UPPCS are more factual in nature. The commission asks questions about the location, names of physical features, and the largest and highest. It does not frequently ask physical geography questions. There are more global geography questions. The following are the most important Geography books for the UPPSC exam.
● NCERT (Class 11)
● G C Leong’s Certificate Physical and Human Geography
● Geography of India by Mazid Hussain

Indian Economy
The questions on the Indian economy in the UPPSC PCS exam are primarily current event-based, with very few questions on conceptual topics. Economy questions can be properly prepared by thoroughly researching current events. The best books for the Indian economy may contain.
● Indian Economic Development NCERT
● Introduction to Macroeconomics and Microeconomics NCERT
● Economic Survey
● Indian Economy by Lal and Lal
● Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh

Indian Polity

The state government and High Courts are the focus of the Indian Polity questions in the UPPSC exam. Questions from recent legislation passed or tabled in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly are also asked in the exam. Some of the great books are listed below.
● Constitution of India Bare Act
● Indian polity by Laxmikant
● Indian Constitution by P.M. Bakshi

Environment And Ecology

The UPPSC PCS exam contains a few questions about the environment and ecology. Candidates can prepare for this section by covering fundamental Ecology study material and current events. The following are some books that can be quite useful in preparing for environmental topics.
● Environmental Studies Books of IGNOU and NOS
● Environment Books – IAS Academies

Science and Technology

The UPPSC question paper does not focus on the most recent technology, but rather on
General Science and its fundamental principles. This section can be prepared by
reading any book on basic science basics. Furthermore, the candidates must cover this
topic in the newspapers.
● Science and Technology by Ravi Agrahari
● Newspaper columns dedicated to technology

Current Affairs

This is the most important section for UPPSC preparation, and it impacts all of the other
aforementioned sections. Candidates must thoroughly prepare for current affairs so
that they can cover both the fundamentals and current events relating to an issue.
Candidates can cover current events from the following sources.
● Newspapers – Indian Express
● Press Information Bureau (PIB) website
● Monthly Current Affairs magazine
● Yojana and Kurukshetra monthly magazines
● UPPSC PCS prelims papers

A strategic and systematic study of the right books/ study material is key to cracking the UPPCS exam.