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Recommended Books for UPSC CAPF Exam

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May 1, 2021

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Sudeshna Bhar

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The UPSC CAPF exam for the Assistant commandant post is scheduled to be conducted on 09 August 2021. Candidates who are going to take the UPSC CAPF exam must get well acquainted with the syllabus. At the time of preparation, candidates can download CAPF AC Previous Question Papers for better understanding. 

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Before choosing books, follow up on the exam pattern and syllabus of the CAPF Exam. In the article, the list of books are mentioned which help candidates to efficiently prepare for the examination

Points to consider before purchasing books

  1. Check whether the book covers the complete syllabus
  2. Check the edition of the book (Buy the updated version/the latest edition of the book)
  3. Books having sample questions will add extra points
  4. Compare 2 to 3 and select according to your preference.
CAPF Paper I

CAPF AC Preparation Books for Paper-I

Paper-I consists of different segments that include Indian History, Geography, Indian Polity, and tests General Awareness. Following the table contains the most beneficial books for Paper-I

Subject Books
Economics
  • Economic Development & Policies in India – Jain & Ohri
  • Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh
  • NCERT XI, XII
History
  • Facts of Indian Culture – Spectrum
  • NCERT XI (Ancient & Medieval)
  • NCERT XII (Modern Indian History)
  • India’s Struggle for Independence – Bipan Chandra
Indian Polity
  • Indian Polity – M Laxmikanth
  • NCERT IX-XII
Geography
  • World Atlas
  • NCERT VI – X (Old Syllabus)
  • NCERT XI, XII (New Syllabus)
  • Certificate Physical Geography – G C Leong
International Relations
  • NCERT XII (Contemporary World Politics)
  • Current Affairs
CAPF Paper II

CAPF AC Preparation Books for Paper-II

Paper-II is of Essay, Comprehension, and General Studies that will cover Indian History, Geography, Indian Polity, and English Language. Following the table contains the most beneficial books for Paper-II

Subject Specialization Books

General Studies
Geography
  • Geography of India by Majid Husain
  • World Geography by Majid Husain
  • World Atlas
  • Certificate Physical and Human Geography – G C Leong
  • Fundamentals of Physical Geography NCERT Class 11,12
History, Indian Heritage & Culture
  • An Introduction to Indian Art Part 1: Textbook in Fine Arts for Class XI, XII
  • India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra
  • India after Independence by Bipan Chandra
  • Ancient India by R.S Sharma
  • History of Medieval India by Satish Chandra
Polity & International Relations
  • Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth
  • Introduction to the Constitution of India by DD Basu
  • India’s Foreign Policy by Rajiv Sikri
Economy
 
  • Indian Economy – Ramesh Singh
Comprehension and Essay English Language
  • R. S. Agarwal
  • Wren and Martin
CAPF Study Material

Other essential UPSC CAPF Study Material

  1. Second ARC Report
  2. Latest Budget
  3. Economic Survey (latest edition)
  4. Finance Commission Report (latest edition)
  5. Niti Aayog Action Agenda
  6. Annual reports by central ministries
  7. Current Affairs-
  8. The Hindu
  9. Yojana Magazine
  10. Times of India
  11. Press Information Bureau

Candidates can also check UPSC CAPF AC 2020 Exam Analysis for more details about the exam such as expected cutoff, difficulty level, and the expected number of questions from each topic.

CAPF FAQs

FAQs

Ques. What other things can also be considered for Current Affairs?

Ans. Follow newspapers and magazines to stay updated with current affairs. Some of the names of famous magazines and articles are mentioned in the article.

Ques. What is the set of books recommended for Geography?

Ans. There is a set of books recommended for geography. One of the most beneficial books is the Certificate Physical and Human Geography by GC Leong. Both books comprise of physical and human geography and have been covered in an easy to understand language.

Ques. Can the books of Paper-I be used for Paper-II?

Ans. Yes, the basics can surely be referred from the books of Paper-I. However, students should not completely rely on them.

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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

Comments


3 Comments
D
devisingh
"Is History, Indian Heritage & Culture important, can you tell me some important books?
J
jaya garg

Hi. You can refer to books like An Introduction to Indian Art Part 1: Textbook in Fine Arts for Class XI, XII, India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra, India after Independence by Bipan Chandra, Ancient India by R.S Sharma, etc.

B
bhagyashri kene
Can you tell some other important UPSC CAPF Study Material?
J
jaya garg

Hi. You can refer to Second ARC Report, Latest Budget, Economic Survey (latest edition), Finance Commission Report (latest edition), Niti Aayog Action Agenda, Annual reports by central ministries, etc.

A
arushi thankur
"Can you tell some important CAPF AC Preparation Books for Paper-I Economics section?
J
jaya garg

Hi. You can refer to the books like Economic Development & Policies in India – Jain & Ohri, Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh, NCERT XI, XII. Further details regarding CAPF AC Preparation Books for Paper-I are here.