Best books to Crack WBCS Exam - Prelims and Mains - Book List

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Best books to Crack WBCS Exam - Prelims and Mains - Book List


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In today's class we will be discussing about some of the best books for WBCS exam, for both prelims and mains exam. So, if you are a WBCS aspirants or planning to start the preparation from the root, then this class will be very helpful for you!

So, let's start today's class !

WBCS Exam pattern, syllabus and subjects


Hope you all already knows the full WBCS exam pattern. But once again let me clear the important subjects related to WBCS exam for both prelims and mains.

For WBCS Prelims you have to cover the following subjects -

* History
* Geography
* Indian polity
* Economy
* Reasoning, Maths
* Science and technology
* Current affairs
* English

For WBCS Mains you have to cover the following subjects -

* Bengali/Hindi
* English
* History
* Geography
* Polity
* Economy
* Science and technology
* Current affairs
* GK
* Environment
* Maths, Reasoning

Best books to Crack WBCS Prelims+Mains Exam

English (Prelims+mains) -


1. For prelims - Objective General english by R.S. Agarwal, S. Chand
Whether you are preparing synonyms, antonyms or homonyms, or one words substitution or idioms phrases; this book is the best for the WBCS prelims. 
With this book you can prefer the Objective English by P.K.Dey Sarkar

2. For mains - Descriptive English by SP Bakshi, Arihant
As we all know that the WBCS mains exam has some descriptive part with questions from essay writing, editorial letter writing, precis writing, or report writing; therefore this book is enough for this stage.

History (Prelims+mains) -


1. Prelims - Indian and world History by Jeevan mukhopadhyay

For WBCS Prelims the history part itself covers 50 questions (25 from history and 25 from INM)

Table -

25 marks > Ancient history + medieval history + modern history
25 marks > INM (Indian national movement)
50 marks > Total

2. Mains - For mains you have to read thoroughly Jeevan Mukhopadhyay and History Krishna Reddy. 

In the History Krishna Reddy book, the MCQ section in every chapter is very crucial. Because this MCQ part covers 45% questions. 

Geography (Prelims) -


In geography, for prelims you can read the Indian and West bengal geography book by Kartik chandra mandal. 

Geography (Mains) -


For the mains part you can read the previous book i.e. Kartik chandra mandal and for advance study you can read either Geography by Majid hussain or Geography by Khullar.

With this you must follow the ATLAS (world+india+west bengal) for charts and maps !


Indian economy (prelims+mains) -


For prelims and mains; Indian economy by Ramesh singh is the best. For the mains economy part you can get any IBPS study material to cover the RBI, SEBI and other banking financial awareness part. With this you can also follow the NCERT class 11 and 12 economy book.

* You can also get this banking financial awareness book which is specially designed for IBPS PO banking financial awareness part > CLICK HERE


Indian polity with constitution part (prelims+mains) -


For this subject there is one and only book in the market i.e. Indian polity by M. Laxmikant. Just read this book thoroughly 2 to 3 times as you have to cover constitutional articles, parts, amendments, laws, cabinet ministers, politics, etc.

This book is often called as 'Bible of Indian polity' !!!


Science and technology (prelims+mains) -


For Science there is no particular book. The best idea will be to read NCERT books from class 8 to 12. For the mains part you can prefer Science books by S.Chand or the Science MagBook. But you must cover the NCERT books thoroughly !!


Maths (prelims+mains) -


Generally in WBCS basic Maths level questions are asked. Therefore, Maths Objective Arithmetic (R.S.Agarwal, S.Chand) is enough.


Reasoning, GI (prelims+mains) - 


For this section, The Reasoning R.S. Agarwal book is enough.


Environment - 


In the WBCS mains, the environment section has also become a crucial part. For this you can read the Environment by Shankar IAS.

It will cost you approx Rs.300/-. You can download it FREE from this link (129 mb) - Click here.


General knowledge (special for general studies all parts) -


For GK part you can get any of these 2 or both of them -

1. RatnaSagar GK based on NCERT pattern

2. Lucent'S GK


Current affairs -


For daily current affairs no need to purchase any magazine or books. Just follow these online portals.

1. GKtoday - click here

2. Affairs cloud - click here

3. IAS baba - click here


Daily newspaper - 


Again I would say, no need to buy those monthly HINDU newspaper and TOI paper subscriptions. If you own an Android phone, then no need to worry. Just download the following apps from google play store -

1. The Hindu newspaper - download here

2. Indian express - download here

3. TOI (times of india) - download here

4. AnandaBazar patrika  - download here


Final words -


Hope you have liked this list of Best books to Crack WBCS Exam. So, finally its time to set the clock. On your marks, get, set and Gooooo... !! Best of luck! Happy preparation! For daily classes and online coaching for WBCS, SSC CGL, IBPS and other state and central level govt jobs exams, visit us again www.Coaching123.in !!!

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