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[Updated] Best BCS Preparation Book List

The Bangladesh Civil Service (Bengali: বিসিএস পরীক্ষা, romanized: বিসিএস পরীক্ষা; BCS) is an across the country serious examination in Bangladesh led by the Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC) for enrollment to the different Bangladesh Civil Service frameworks, including BCS (Admin), BCS (Customs and Excise), BCS (Taxation), BCS (Foreign Affairs), and BCS (Police) among others.

The examination is led in three stages –

  • Preliminary examination,
  • Written examination
  • and the viva voce (meet).

The whole procedure from the notice of the primer examination to an affirmation of the conclusive outcomes takes 1.5 to 2 years.

Preliminary examination

This examination is a screening test conducted on the following pattern: Subject:

  • Bengali – 35 Questions,
  • English – 35 Questions,
  • General Knowledge on Bangladesh & International Affairs – 50 Questions,
  • General Science and computer – 30 Questions,
  • Mathematical Reasoning, and Mental Ability – 30 Questions,
  • ethics and good governance -10, geography-10

Duration: 2 hours
Marks: 200
Question type: Objective

Written examination

 

 

General cadre: Nine Compulsory subjects

 

 

  • General Bengali (Part I & II) = 200 Marks
  • General English (Part I & II) = 200 Marks
  • Bangladesh Affairs (Part I & II) = 200 Marks
  • International Affairs = 100 Marks
  • Mathematical Reasoning and Mental Ability = 100 Marks
  • General Science and Technology = 100 Marks

 

 

Technical cadre: Seven compulsory subjects and two post related subjects

 

 

  • General Bengali = 100 Marks
  • General English (Part I & II) = 200 Marks
  • Bangladesh Affairs (Part I & II) = 200 Marks
  • International Affairs = 100 Marks
  • Mathematical Reasoning and Mental Ability = 100 Marks
  • Two Papers for post Related subject = 200 Marks
  • Both cadre
  • One applying for both cadres: Nine compulsory subjects and two post related subjects

Viva voce (interview)

 

 

Candidates who pass the written phase successfully are qualified for the interview commonly known as viva voce. The success rate in this rigorous phase is quite lower than in other phases. The current marks allocation for viva voce is 200.

BCS Books For Bangla Preparation:

BCS Books For English Preparation:

  • A Passage to English Sentence by SM Jakir Hossain
  • The Anatomy of English Sentence by SM Jakir Hossain
  • English for Competitive Exams by Md. Fazlul Haque.
  • An ABC of English Literature by Dr. M Mofizar Rahman
  • English Grammar by Wren and Martin
  • Applied English Grammar and Composition by P. C. Das.
  • Saifur’s Competitive Vocabulary

BCS Books for Bangladesh & International Affairs:

  • Professor’s Notun Bishwo ()
  • MP3 Bangladesh & International Affairs
  • Daily Newspapers: Prothom Alo & Daily Star
  • Monthly Current Affairs
  • Confidence International

BCS Books for Math:

  • MP3 Math Review
  • Have to Finish All General Math Books (From Class VI-X)
  • Khairul’s Math
  • Zakir’s Math

 

BCS Books For General Science:

  • BCS Preliminary Science Guide by Oracle Publication
  • Have to Finish All Science or General Science Books (From Class VI-X)
  • Dr. Jamil’s Daily Science
  • Read Daily Science & Environmental Pages from the Daily Newspapers

Computer Knowledge Books for BCS:

  • Easy Computer by Easy Publications
  • ICT Board Books from Class IX,X,XI,XI I

Mental Ability Books for BCS Preparation: 

  • Professor Mental Ability
  • Khairul Mental Ability
  • Oracle Mental Ability