BOOKS TO START WITH
First task is to analyse the syllabus effectively. Next the previous years’ questions analysis should be done with the help of WBCS Scanner in which the previous years’ questions of Preli & Mains are organised subject and topic wise. If Scanner is not available then Previous Year Question Bank should be used. These question banks are available for Preli & Mains separately. Image of the Preli Question bank is provided.
If anyone requires some concept clarification in Bengali then ‘Swadesh Sovvota O Biswa’ by Jiban Mukherjee for History, ‘Bharat O Paschim Banger Bhugol’ by Kartik Ch. Mandal for Geography, Tozammel Hossein’s book for Economy, Anadi Mahapatra’s book for Polity, Class IX- X Science school text book for Science, ‘Nimeshe Onko’ by Chanchal Ghosh for Math Formulae may be considered. Most of these books are not available online, so visit local book shops if required.English Grammar books by P K Dey Sarkar and P K Mukherjee are popular. Some of the books’ images are provided here.
Please note that Bengali version books may not be that great for the Mains.
Multi-coloured texts & History Timeline Charts: by Poonam Dalal Dahiya
Spectrum Modern Histry in Brief: by Rajiv Ahir
Famous for MCQs in the end of each chapter: by Krishna Reddy
Alternative Choice for Modern History: by Bipan Chandra
India's Struggle for Independence, may choose for Optional Subject: by Bipan Chandra
India Since Independence, may choose for Optional Subject: by Bipan Chandra
India A History, an additional book choice: by John Keay
Popular book for Geography of India: by Majid Hussain
An alternative choice: by D R Khullar
Book on West Bengal Geography: by Arihant
Considered to be The Bible of Indian Polity: by M Laxmikanth
Polity in brief, around 200 pages: by Disha Publication
Most Popular book: by Ramesh Singh
Economy in brief, around 200 pages: by Disha Publication
Based on NCERT Books: by Arihant
Alternative Choice - General Science Mag Book: by Arihant
Another alternative choice from McGrawHill: by Ravi P Agrahari
Maths & Reasoning books
Most popular book: by RS Agarwal
Popular for covering almost every type of questions, current edition contains 1670 pages: by RS Agarwal
Alternative choice for Reasoning: by Arihant
Alternative choice for Quants: by Arihant
Try IGNOU Poratal once to find Optional Subject Materials
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