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UPSC CAPF AC 2023 Books: Paper-I and Paper II Important Books

Updated On - April 06 2023 by Divyansh K

UPSC CAPF 2023 Books: The UPSC CAPF exam for Assistant commandant post is scheduled to be conducted on 09 August 2023. Candidates who will write the UPSC CAPF exam must cover every topic from which  CAPF preparation. Candidates should be careful while choosing the best books for CAPF 2023 preparation. First, candidates must ensure that the book has covered the whole UPSC CAPF syllabus. Second, it will be able to clear the basic concepts and fundamentals. There are several books available in the market that can provide all the necessary details and information required to clear the exam. Also, candidates can download UPSC CAPF 2023 Books pdf available on various websites.

Before moving further, candidates are advised to check all important information about CAPF exam. Candidate can check some important books from this article:

UPSC CAPF AC 2023 Preparation Books

Lots of study material are available for CAPF exam preparation in both online and offline mode. Candidates are advised to select the best books for their UPSC CAPF preparation. Generally, candidates can start their CAPF preparation with NCERT books and then move to some standard books. Choosing the right books for different stages for CAPF exam is very important. Paper-I consists of only objective type questions with negative marking and Paper-II contains descriptive essay type questions.

Candidates must select the CAPF preparation books with previous year paper and Mock Tests. Given below is the list of books suggested by experts for different stages of CAPF exam:

CAPF preparation books for Paper-I

Economic Development & Policies in India – Jain & Ohri

Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh


Indian Polity

Indian Polity – M Laxmikanth



Facts of Indian Culture – Spectrum

NCERT XI (Ancient & Medieval)

NCERT XII (Modern Indian History)

India’s Struggle for Independence – Bipan Chandra


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 preparation books for Paper-II


General StudiesHistory, 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


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

Polity & International Relations

Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth

Introduction to the Constitution of India by DD Basu

India’s Foreign Policy by Rajiv Sikri


Indian Economy – Ramesh Singh

Comprehension and EssayEnglish Language

R. S. Agarwal

Wren and Martin

Apart from the above- mentioned UPSC CAPF preparation books, candidates must keep themselves updated with day to day latest updates from in and around the nation.

For better exam preparation, candidates are advised to give the exam mock test for practice.

Some of the essential UPSC CAPF Study Material includes:
  • Second ARC Report
  • Latest Budget
  • Economic Survey (latest)
  • Finance Commission Report (latest)
  • Niti Aayog Action Agenda
  • Annual reports by central ministries
  • Current Affairs-
  1. The Hindu
  2. Yojana Magazine
  3. Press Information Bureau








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