MPSC Books

MPSC is the exam for civil services in Maharashtra. As of 2016, the exam format is as follows :

  • MPSC Preliminary Exam
  • MPSC Main Exam
  • Interview Round

MPSC Preliminary Exam Pattern for 2016

It consists of 2 papers and the duration of both the papers is 2 hours. Participants can get MPSC Preliminary Exam Pattern 2016 from the below table:

Paper Time Required Marks Paper Type
Paper 1 2 Hours each 200 Marks for each paper Objective
Paper 2

If the prelims are cleared by the candidate, he can appear for the Main exams:

As of 2016, there are four papers of General Studies and 2 compulsory papers of the languages – Marathi & English. You can get more info below in the table:

Paper Marks Paper Type
 General Studies Paper 1 (History and Geography) 150 Marks Each Objective
 General StudiesPaper 2 (Indian Constitution and Politics)
 General Studies Paper 3 (Human Resource Development and Human Rights)
GS Paper 4 (Economics and Science & Technology)
Compulsory Marathi 100 Marks Each Descriptive Answers
Compulsory English
Total 800 Marks  


For the preliminary and the main exams, the following books are recommended. For the prelims, first complete the NCERT and Maharashtra Board textbooks, and then proceed to the other books. Before going for any book, the Portion and syllabus must be read thoroughly

Paper 1 – History and Geography :

  • Maharashtra State Board textbooks of 6th, 7th, 8th, 11th
  • आधुनिक भारताचा इतिहास – Grover
  • India’s Freedom Strugle – Bipan Chandra (Also called Adhoonik Bharat in marathi)
  • आधुनिक भारताचा इतिहास – Samadhan Mahajan
  • 5th to 12th standard – NCERT textbooks
  • 5th to 10th standard – Maharashtra State Board Textbooks
  • भूगोल आणि पर्यावरण book written by Savdi

Paper 2 -Political Science [राज्य व्यवस्था]

  • 11th, 12th class Standard – NCERT Textbooks
  • 11th, 12th class standard – Maharashtra State Board textbooks
  • भारतीय राज्यव्यवस्था – Ranjan Kolambe
  • Our Parliament by Subhash Kashyap
  • Introduction to the Constitution of India – D.D.Basu.

Paper 3 – Human Right & Economics

  • मानवाधिकार आणि मनुष्यबळ – Ranjan Kolambe
  • Manav sansadhan ani vikas- V.B.Patil

Paper 4 – Economics, Science and Technology

  • 8th, 9th, 10th Standard – NCERT Science Textbooks
  • 8th, 9th, 10th Standar – Maharashtra State Board Science textbooks
  • 10th, 11th, 12th standard – NCERT Economics textbooks
  • 11th, 12th standard –  Maharashtra State Board Economics Textbooks
  • भारतीय अर्थव्यवस्था – Ranjan Kolambe
  • विज्ञान आणि तंत्रज्ञान –  Ranjan Kolambe

For the main english and marathi papers, refer the following:

  • इंग्रजी- इंग्रजी व्याकरण : पाल आणि सुरी
  • मराठी व्याकरण : मो.रा.वाळिंबे
  • Wren and Martin English Grammar Book
  • अनिवार्य इंग्रजी- के सागर प्रकाशन