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Best Books for Uttarakhand PCS Exam:

The right choice of books is an important factor in a candidate's preparation for the exam. Choosing the best study material, not only gets you ahead but also saves time in the exam. Also, most of the times candidates get confused as there are too many books available in the market, hence, it becomes necessary to choose the study material wisely and smartly. We have compiled the best books recommended by the best faculty for the UKPSC exam. In this post, we have covered the complete list of subject-wise UKPSC PCS books for both stages of the UKPSC PCS exam.

Uttarakhand PCS (UKPSC) Exam Pattern 

Before Jumping to the recommended UKPSC books let's have a look at the UKPSC PCS exam pattern

Preliminary Exam: (Objective Type)

S.No. Subject Total Questions Marks Time
1 General Studies 150 (Each 1 marks question) 150 2 hours
2 General Aptitude 100 (Each 1.5 marks question) 150 2 hours
Total 300 4 hours    
  • There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks in the UKPSC exam.
  • The UKPSC preliminary exam is an objective type paper.
  • There will be a total of 250 questions with 300 marks.
  • Each paper has a maximum of 2 hours to complete.

Main Exam (Written Exam)

S.No Question Paper Subject Max Marks Time
1 Paper-I Language 300 3 hour
2 Paper-II History of India, National Movement, Social & Culture 200 3 hour
3 Paper-III Indian Polity, Social Justice & International Relations 200 3 hour
4 Paper-IV Geography of India & World 200 3 hour
5 Paper-V Economic & Social Development 200 3 hour
6 Paper-VI General Science & Technology 200 3 hour
7 Paper-VII General Aptitude and Ethics 200 3 hour
Total Marks 1500  
  • All 7 papers are Compulsory.
  • In Language, the paper candidate must have to score a minimum of 35% marks.
  • Mains exam is descriptive in nature.
  • Each paper has a maximum of 3 hours to complete.
  • There will be a total of 1500 Marks in the UKPSC Mains Exam.
  • It is advised that students write in good handwriting so that the examiner can understand the answer easily.

Recommended Uttarakhand Books for Prelims

Here we have provided the subject-wise UKPSC PCS prelims books. The books are recommended by the expert faculties for the best result. 

Paper-I: General Studies

Sr. Book Name Author Name Publication House
1 General Studies Manohar Panday Arihant Publications
 2 General Knowledge  Lucent Publication House Lucent Publication House
3 Encyclopedia of General Science for general competitors Arihant Publication Arihant Publication

Paper-II: General Aptitude

Sr. Book Name Author Name Publication House
1 Quantitative Aptitude R.S Agarwal S. Chand
 2 Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations Abhijit Guha McGraw Hill

Recommended Books For UKPSC Mains Exam

Candidates must check the subject-wise UKPSC Mains books recommended by the expert faculty for all the subjects.

Paper-I: Language Paper and Essay

Sr. Book Name Author Name Publication House
1 Hindi Vyakaran Dr. Vasudev Nandan prasad Bharti Bhavan publication
 2  Samanya Hindi Dr. Hardev Bahri Abhivyakti Prakashan, Prayagraaj
3 Objective General English S.P. Bakshi Arihant Publication
4 General English for All Competitive Examinations S.C.Gupta Arihant Publication

Paper-II: History of India, National Movement, Social & Culture

Sr. Book Name Author Name Publication House
1 NCERT History Books (6-12)    
2 India’s Ancient History R. S. Sharma Oxford University Press
3 A History of Medieval India Satish Chandra Orient Black Swan
4. History of Modern India Bipin Chandra / Spectrum Orient Black Swan / Spectrum

Paper III: Indian Polity, Social Justice & International Relations

Sr. Book Name Author Name Publication House
1 NCERT Indian Polity Books (11-12)    
2 Indian Polity M. Laxmikanth Mc Graw Hill
       

Paper 4: India and World Geography

Sr. Book Name Author Name Publication House
1 NCERT Geography Books (6-12)    
2 Certificate Physical And Human Geography Goh Cheng Leong Oxford University Press
3 India a Comprehensive Geography D.R. KHULLAR Kalyani Publishers
4 Geography of India Majid Hussain Mc Graw Hill
5 Environment and Climate change Shankar Ias N&N Enterprises
6 The Oxford student atlas for India Oxford University Press Oxford University Press

Paper 5: Economic and Social development

Sr. Book Name Author Name Publication House
1 NCERT Economics Books (6-12)    
2 Indian Economy Ramesh Singh Mc Graw Hill
3 Indian Economy Shankar Ganesh Mc Graw Hill

Paper 6: General Science and technology

Sr. Book Name Author Name Publication House
1 NCERT Science Books (6-12)    
2 General Knowledge  Lucent’s Lucent’s
3 Manorama Yearbook Mammen Mathew Malayala Manorama Press

Paper 7: General Aptitude and Ethics

Sr. Book Name Author Name Publication House
1 Quantitative Aptitude R.S Agarwal S. Chand
 2  Lexicon for Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude for IAS General Studies  Niraj Kumar CHRONICLE BOOKS