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MPPSC Study Material – List of Books, Tips and Preparation Strategies

MPPSC Prelims 2019 happened on 12th January 2020. The scorecard for the same was published by the commission on its own official site — https://mppsc/nic/in/ and that may be downloaded until 20th September 2020. This guide will assist applicants with MPPSC prep. Both candidates that have passed on the MPPSC prelims 2019 and are planning for MPPSC Mains 2019 and those that are preparing for MPPSC State Service Exam 2020 will locate MPPSC Study Material here.

Aspirants Prior to Employing the MPPSC study Substance Ought to Know the following things about MPPSC Exam:

There’s not any negative marking in MPPSC Prelims as mentioned in the MPPSC Notification 2019.
MPPSC Result for State Service Exam (Prelims) 2019 has been announced that could be assessed by the candidates at the associated article.

Before aspirants begin stressing about their proficiency to sit for your examination, they undergo the guide to know about MPPSC Preparation. From the end of the study they may get answers to these questions:

The way to really go about MPPSC examination prep?
The best way to create MPPSC notes?
What MPPSC prep books to see?
The way to trace MPPSC present events?
That’s the very best publication for MPPSC prep?
From where to locate MPPSC mains research material? Etc..
Let’s decode MPPSC 2020 for you so you are able to invent a best strategy to decode the MP State Service Exam (Mains) 2019 along with Prelims 2020.

MPPSC StagesName Of The Exam
Stage 1Prelims
Stage 2Mains
Stage 3Interview

How to prepare for MPPSC?

Going by the MPPSC Syllabus, an aspirant should know the important topics that keep on repeating in the exam. Check below subjects, important topics related to them, and books for MPPSC to prepare the same:


There are three parts to History: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern. Similar to IAS Exam, MPPSC preparation books for History can be more or less the same. For Ancient History, a candidate can follow NCERTs Class 11th and 12th (Old/New.) For Medieval, NCERTs can again come handy. For Modern, an aspirant can either opt for NCERTs or Spectrum by Rajiv Ahir. One can refer to books of MP Board too.

Few things to keep in mind while preparing History for MPPSC 2019-2020:

  • One source of information suffices
  • To refer more than one book for History is a fault that only you can correct
  • Capitalize on dates and maps
  • Refer to past year MPPSC question papers to get an idea about the topics
  • The chronology will always help

Aspirants can get history notes from the linked articles mentioned below:

  1. NCERT Ancient History Notes
  2. NCERT Medieval History Notes
  3. NCERT Modern History Notes 

Indian and World Geography

There are two sub-topics to Geography- Physical and Human. To understand both comprehensively, an aspirant should religiously read NCERTS (Class 6th to 12th) and to get the fodder material, one newspaper should be followed by the candidate.

Aspirants can refer to NCERT Geography Notes from the linked article.

Indian Polity

Weightage is given to topics like- Parliament, State and Central Legislatures, Panchayati Raj, Legislative Bills in the news or debated, Election Commission etc. To understand Polity in a crisp manner, one can follow the book Indian Polity by M. Laxmikant. This book can be one resort to both IAS and State Administrative Services’ candidates.

One can take help from BYJU’S Classroom Polity Notes to get important articles related to Indian Polity.

Indian Economy

This subject is one such that gives candidates from non-economics background nightmares. However, an aspirant should understand that the questions that are asked from topics under it are of generalized form. The questions that are asked put your common knowledge on Indian Economics on test. Yes, the candidates should know that unlike IAS exam, here in MPPSC state service exam, few factual questions can be asked too. For that, one should be clear about the basic concepts like GDP, GNP, PCI. Topics that repeatedly can be seen in news like- Repo Rate, MCLR, CRR, Unemployment, Recession, Rupee Depreciation/Appreciation etc. should be given importance to.

Check Economics Notes to get important articles related to Indian Economy and Economic Development.

General Science and Environment

NCERT or MP Board school textbooks can help an aspirant collect the required information on General Science. For the environment, current affairs can come useful. Also, referring to MPPSC past year question papers can align candidates’ preparation.

Aspirants can take help from the notes mentioned below:

MPPSC Current Affairs

Following the recent trend on how questions are being framed in relation to current affairs, one must religiously follow a National newspaper- preferably- The Hindu. Approach to read the newspaper should be solely aligned with the topics that are included in the MPPSC Syllabus 2020.

With a newspaper, an aspirant can fill in the gaps, by following a monthly magazine like Yojana/Kurukshetra. These magazines should not be read from cover to cover. Only the topics that correspond to the MPPSC Exam Syllabus should be read with special attention to their focal editorial.

Few tips to make MPPSC GK notes in Hindi/English:

  • Understand the MPPSC Syllabus first
  • Use loose sheets to make notes so that it becomes easy to add/update the content
  • Segregate notes into topics like History, Geography, Polity, Economy, etc.
  • Jot down 5 to 10 points for each topic in the news that is related to the syllabus
  • Give attention to Madhya Pradesh regional news page.

You can also check the following two links:

Best MPPSC Books

After going through the syllabus, candidates should follow state board books with NCERT books.

From the linked article, candidates can download the NCERT books PDFs for MPPSC and UPSC preparation.

Candidates can check the MPPSC booklist below:

  • M. Laxmikant’s Indian Polity (4th Edition or 5th Edition)
  • Rajiv Ahir’s Spectrum for Modern Indian History (Latest Edition)
  • Madhyapradesh Ek Parichaya by McGraw-Hill publication (This book can help fetch you facts and details of the state-related topics and it will suffice.
  • For Economics, candidates can read state board school textbooks (Class 11th, 12th) or if a candidate belongs to streams other than commerce, can refer to books like Ramesh Singh’s Indian Economy (11th Edition) or Sanjiv Verma’s Indian Economy

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These books can help you with both MPPSC Prelims and MPPSC Mains preparation.

The MPPSC 2020 Exam will also have General Aptitude Test in the preliminary stage. For that, candidates can refer to anyone book from the list below:

  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Aggarwal
  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma
  • A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal, Non-Verbal & Analytical – Verbal, Non – Verbal & Analytical by Arihant Publication.

To summarize the entire thing for the candidates, a few tips given below:

  • NCERTs or State Board school textbooks are key to clarity
  • One reference book for a subject will suffice
  • Self-written notes should be emphasized upon
  • Aligning current affairs with the syllabus
  • Taking help from past year MPPSC question papers
  • Revise topics periodically

To know about the MPPSC Eligibility 2020, check the linked article.

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