Books Recommended for West Bengal Civil Service Preliminary Exams 2017

Books For WBCS Exam Preparation: As the notification for the West Bengal Civil Service Examination (WBCS) 2017 is just being published, aspirants are quite busy in giving their preparation the final touch. Working as a Top career counsellor since last 8 years, students generally ask us questions like how to prepare for WBCS. They often ask which book one should prefer to do great in the prestigious exams like WBCS and Civil services. People say that it’s too hard to clear the exam for the very first time and aspirants generally take multiple attempts to clear it. But if your preparation is effective and your determination is strong like concrete, then you can easily clear the cut-off in your very first attempt.

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Everything about WBCS

The Preliminary Examination will consist of only one paper, viz., a paper on General Studies. The paper will be objective in nature and based on the level of knowledge as expected of a graduate of any faculty of a recognised University. This article will help you to choose the best books with perhaps the most accurate contents material for the WBCS preliminary exam. The paper will include questions covering the following fields of knowledge.

Exam Pattern for WBCS 2017

English Composition 25
General Science 25
Current events of National & International Importance 25
History of India 25
Geography of India with special reference to West Bengal 25
Indian Polity and Economy 25
Indian National Movement 25
General Mental Ability 25
Total 200

Books For WBCS 2017 Exam Preparation (Books for WBCS exam preparation):

1. General English (25 marks) 

The best Book for Objective General English asked in preliminary for the new aspirants is the one by S.P Bakshi (Arihant publication). For Comprehension, you may take the help from K De Sarkar. It is the best book on comprehension one can ever get for WBCS and other exams like Civil Services or other State level Services.

Buy From Flipkart Only at ₹380 ₹295 22% off Objective General English By S.P Bakshi  (Paperback, Sp Bakshi)

2. Current affairs (25 marks)

If you want to do great in the preliminary exam then no doubt current affairs can really help you to score good marks in short interval of time. You need not have to be a geek to mug up all the latest news and affairs, just keep updating yourself. Magazines like ‘Pratiyogita Darpan’, ‘competition success review (CSR)’, ‘Yojna’ etc will help you to understand latest buzz in most lucid manner. Apart from that reading newspaper like ‘The Hindu’, Telegraph etc will help you in English vocabulary and will also improve your general awareness.

3. General Mental ability (25 marks)

To get the best score in Quantitative aptitude and Reasoning you can take the help from books by R.S Agarwal.

Buy From Flipkart Only at ₹625 ₹325 48% off Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations (English) 7th Edition  (Paperback, RS AGGARWAL)

4. Indian Polity & Economy (25 marks)

If you want to score great in Indian Polity and Economic then you must have to go through your NCERT. Apart from that Indian Polity by M Laxmikanth and Indian Economics by Ramesh Singh (Indian Economy) can be a great option for you guys.

Buy From Flipkart Only at ₹675 ₹357 47% off Indian Polity  (English, Paperback, M. Laxmikanth)

5. General Science (25 marks)

for general science, you don’t have to go anywhere just revise your basics of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology from the NCERT books. Apart from that, you may also take help from magazines like Chronicle science book and books by Tara Chand or, Jigeeshas Civil Services (Preliminary) Examinations General Science.

Buy From Flipkart Only at ₹650 ₹618 4% off Jigeeshas Civil Services (Preliminary) Examinations General Science

6. Indian History (25 marks)

Candidate appearing for the preliminary exam, Indian history, and struggle movement can be best explained by the books written by Bipin Chandra.You can also take help from your class VI to class XII NCERT textbooks for in-depth knowledge. Books by Arihant publication can give you the best results.

Buy From Flipkart Only at ₹375 ₹244 34% off History of Modern India 1st Edition  (English, Paperback, Bipan Chandra)

7. Indian National Movement (25 marks)

To understand Indian national movement and contribution of our great freedom fighters, I would personally suggest you go through your NCERT textbooks. You can take reference from India’s Struggle for Independence and History of Modern India by Bipin Chandra.

8. Geography (25 marks)

For geography go back to your class VI to class XII NCERT textbooks to build basic concept. Reading Geography of India by Majid Husain is strongly recommended. For special attention on Bengal Geography, you can read any reference book of west Bengal secondary standard. A good command over atlas like by Orient Longman /Oxford can help you to fetch some extra marks.

Buy From Flipkart Only at ₹595 ₹285 52% off Geography of India 6 Edition  (English, Paperback, Majid Husain)

Online Test Series for WBCS Preliminary Examination

If you have been through the top recommended books for WBCS Exams. it’sn its time to check the level of your knowledge with these specially designed test series on General Awareness, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and other High Valued Subjects. Aspirants preparing for Different state and central level Competitive examination are advised to solve these test series to gain Speed and Accuracy required for the prestigious Examination.

Free Online Test for Aptitude, Reasoning, Computer Awareness, General Knowledge etcClick Here

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Best of Luck Aspirants!

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  1. icsgwbcs says:

    Nice post. Helpful for Preparation.

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