General Studies for Civil Services Preliminary Examination Paper - 1 (2014) 1st  Edition
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    General Studies for Civil Services Preliminary Examination Paper - 1 (2014) 1st Edition (English, Paperback, N. D. Arora, D. R. Khullar, K. K. Sharma, S. Maitra, S. B. Husain, A. R. Khan, Deepashree, Vimal Rarh, Majid Husain, Ashok Kumar Singh, Dushyant K. Sharma)

    General Studies for Civil Services Preliminary Examination Paper - 1 (2014) 1st Edition  (English, Paperback, N. D. Arora, D. R. Khullar, K. K. Sharma, S. Maitra, S. B. Husain, A. R. Khan, Deepashree, Vimal Rarh, Majid Husain, Ashok Kumar Singh, Dushyant K. Sharma)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Access Publishing
    • ISBN: 9788192679600, 8192679608
    • Edition: 1st Edition, 2013
    • Pages: 1380
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    General Studies for Civil Services Preliminary Examination Paper - 1 (2014) 1st Edition is a comprehensive book on general studies for undergraduates. It is designed to help students aspiring for recruitment into various posts through the civil services examination. This book is directed towards the first paper which tests the candidates’ understanding of Indian History, Indian and World Geography, Indian Polity and Governance, Economic and Social Development, Ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change, General Science and Current Affairs. In addition to indepth subject matter in tune with the latest developments, the book also provides questions and answers in each section to help the students think along the pattern of the examinations. In the end, the book provides solutions to the papers from 2011 to 2013 for the students.

    About the Authors

    S. B. Husain is an Associate Professor at the Department of Physics at the al-Falah School of Engineering and Technology, Dhauj. He is known for publishing many technical papers in journals and magazines of repute.

    D. R. Khullar is a retired Principal of the Government Post Graduate College, Kalka. He has authored more than 40 books and has taught geography for over 40 years.

    K. K. Sharma is an academician famous for writing the IAS Success Planner series.

    N. D. Arora is a retired Associate Professor at the PGDAV College affiliated to the University of Delhi. He has penned down over a dozen books in his 40 years of teaching.

    S. Maitra is the Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Economics at the H.C. College affiliated to the University of Calcutta.

    Deepashree is an Associate Professor at the Shri Ram College of Commerce affiliated to the University of Delhi. She has published around 15 books in her career spanning three decades.

    A. R. Khan is an academician who has been teaching General Studies to IAS aspirants for the last two decades.

    Vimal Rarh is an Associate Professor at the SGTB Khalsa College affiliated to the University of Delhi. She has been instrumental in the field of educational technologies for a long time and has been teaching for 15 years.

    Majid Husain is a Professor and former Head of the Department of Geography at the Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

    Ashok Kumar Singh is an academician who has been guiding students to take up Civil Service examinations for 30 years.

    Dushyant K. Sharma is a Professor at the SMS Government Model Science College, Gwalior. He has written two other books and is a prominent scientific writer having published several research papers.

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    Book Details
    • Publication Year
      • 2013 October
    • Exam
      • CSAT
    • Table of Contents
      • History of India
        1. Ancient India
        Indus Valley Civilisation
        The Advent of Aryans
        Vedic Literature
        The Sixteen Mahajanapadas
        The Rise of Magadha to Dominance
        Religion and Philosophy in Ancient India
        Development of Science and Technology in Ancient India
        Development of Crafts in Ancient India
        Rock Cut Caves

        2. Medieval India
        Some Characteristics of the Medieval Period
        Historical Sources of Information Regarding the Medieval Period
        Kingdoms and Dynasties of the Medieval Period
        Culture in the Medieval Period
        Key Terminology
        Religion in the Medieval Period
        Architecture
        Science and Technology in Mughal Period
        Overseas Trade in the Medieval Period
        Banking and Finance in Medieval India

        3. Modern India
        Summary of Historical Europe-India Links
        European Activity in India between 15th and 18th Centuries
        Questions
        Answers

        Indian National Movement
        I. Background of the Movement
        II. Birth and Growth of Indian Nationalism
        III. Pre-congress Organisations
        IV. Reforms and Revolts
        V. Birth of the Indian National Congress
        VI. Indian National Congress: The Moderates (1885-1905)
        VII. Indian National Congress
        VIII. Reunion and Alliance: Moderates -Extremists, Lucknow Pact
        IX. The World War - I and Revolutionary Activities Abroad
        X. Home Rule Movement
        XI. Indian National Movement: The Gandhian Era
        XI. Civil Disobedience Movement
        XII. The Dandi March
        XIII. The Government of India Act - 1935, The Congress Ministries and The Beginning of the World War - II
        XIV. Nationalist Politics (Inside India)
        XV. National Movement: 1940-1947

        Questions
        Answers
        Indian and World Geography

        Part - I
        World Geography
        1. Introduction to Geography
        2. Earth’s Position in the Solar System
        3. The Atmosphere
        4. Hydrosphere
        5. Lithosphere
        6. Social And Economic Geography

        Part -II
        Indian Geography
        1. Introduction
        2. Geology
        3. Physiography
        4. Drainage System
        5. Climate
        6. Natural Vegetation and Wildlife
        7. Soils
        8. Land Utilisation and Agriculture
        9. Livestock
        10. Fishing
        11. Irrigation
        12. Multipurpose Projects
        13. Mineral Resources
        14. Energy Resources
        15. Manufacturing Industries
        16. Transport and Communication
        17. The People

        Questions
        Answers
        Indian Polity and Governance
        I. Polity and Governance - The Indian Context
        II. The Constitution of India: General
        III. The Making of The Indian Constitution
        IV. The Constitution of India
        V. Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles and Fundamental Duties
        VI. India’s Polity: The Political System in India
        VII. Commissions and Functionaries: Constitutional/Statuory/Extra-constitutional
        VIII. Public Policies
        IX. Miscellaneous

        Questions
        Answers
        Solutions
        Economic and Social Development
        I. Demographics and Census
        II. Five Year Plans
        III. Sustainable Development
        IV. Poverty
        V. Inclusion and Social Justice
        VI. Education
        VII. Health and Family Welfare
        VIII. Unemployment
        IX. Price and Inflation
        X. Money, Banking and Insurance Sector
        XI. Public Sector Enterprises
        XII. Public Finance
        XIII. International Institutions and Trading Blocks
        XIV. Appendix: Union Budget 2013-14
        Glossary

        Questions
        Answers
        Environmental Ecology Bio-diversity and Climate Change
        1. Basic Concepts
        2. Major Biomes of the World
        3. Biodiversity and Hotspots
        4. Global Treaties-Conventions and Protocols
        5. Environmental Degradation and Management Introduction
        6. Major Disasters
        7. Climatic Change

        Questions
        Answers
        General Science
        Part–1
        Physics

        1. Introductory Physics
        2. Mechanics and Properties of Matter
        3. Waves and Optics
        4. Heat and Thermodynamics
        5. Electricity and Magnetism
        6. Atomic Physics
        7. Radioactivity
        8. Electronics
        9. Astronomy
        10. Glossary
        Questions
        Answers

        Part-2
        Chemistry

        1. Chemistry and its Importance
        2. Branches of Chemistry
        3. Matter
        4. Structure of Atom
        5. Atomic Number and Mass number
        6. Electronic Configuration of Elements
        7. Isotopes and Isobars Applications of Isotopes
        8. Periodic Table of Elements
        9. Formation of Bond
        10. Chemical Formulae and their Names
        11. Chemical Reactions
        12. Metals and Non-metals
        13. Solutions and Their Strength
        14. Hydrogen
        15. Water
        16. Carbon and its Compounds
        17. Fuels
        18. Carbides
        19. Oxides of Carbon
        20. Carbon Tetrachloride
        21. Dichlorodifluoromethane
        22. Soaps and Detergents
        23. Acids, Bases and Salts
        24. Oxygen
        25. Nitrogen
        26. Boron
        27. Silicon
        28. Phosphorus
        29. Sulphur
        30. Halogens
        31. Noble gases
        32. Polymers
        33. Carbohydrates
        34. Amino Acids and Proteins
        35. Enzymes
        36. Lipids and Vitamins
        37. Environmental Chemistry
        38. Green Chemistry
        39. Chemicals in Medicine and Health Care
        40. Dyes
        41. Chemicals in Food
        Glossary
        Questions
        Answers

        Part–3
        Biology

        1. Biology and its Branches
        2. Cell and Cell Reproduction
        3. Classification of Organisms
        4. Bacteria and Virus
        5. Morphology and Physiology of Plants
        6. Organization and Physiology of Animals
        7. Origin of Life and Evolution
        8. Ecology
        9. Genetics
        10. Defence Mechanism of the Body
        11. Drugs
        12. Human Diseases
        13. Economic Biology
        14. Improvement of Animals and Plants
        15. Applied Biology
        Glossary
        Questions
        Answers

        General Knowledge
        1. India: At a Glance
        2. States and Union Territories At A Glance
        3. World : At Aa Glance
        Important Points
        Questions
        Answers
        Solutions

        Current Event
        1. National Current Events
        2. International Current Events
        3. Regional Current Affairs
        4. Sports and Games Current Scenario

        5. Indian Economy
        (A) Union Budget 2013-14
        (B) Economic Survey 2012-13
        (C) Rail Budget 2013-14

        6. Trade and Industries
        7. Awards and Honours
        National Awards
        International Awards

        8. Current Affairs Miscellanea
        9. National and International Persons
        Persons in News
        National Appointments
        International Appointments
        National Obituaries
        International Obituaries
        Election
        Nominations
        Anniversary
        Record
        Retired

        10. National International Current
        Events Compendium
        Campaign
        Meetings
        Programme
        Talks
        Places in the News
        Incheon
        Nyoma, Leh
        Binola, Gurgaon
        Everyday Science
        Abbreviations
        Events

        Previous Year's Solved Papers
        General Studies Paper – I (2013)
        General Studies Paper – I (2012)
        General Studies Paper – I (2011)

    Contributors
    • Authored By
      • N. D. Arora, D. R. Khullar, K. K. Sharma, S. Maitra, S. B. Husain, A. R. Khan, Deepashree, Vimal Rarh, Majid Husain, Ashok Kumar Singh, Dushyant K. Sharma
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    4

    Nice Book.

    Covers the whole syllabus of the prelims examination. It also deals with almost all the important topics of the mains exam too. A must have book for people who wants a comprehensive but manageable preview of the CSE. It does lack arranged past year questions but it does contain them in the MCQ section but they are not marked as previous years questions. Current Affairs and GK sections (too short) are not much relevant but are good. History (minus INM), Geography, Polity, Economy, Chemistry an...
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    Arunabh Roy

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    11 Nov, 2013

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    5

    super power pack...

    dont twice think..........lots of power pack.only mcqs are little bit in less.overall superb.this one csat paper1 previous yr ....hope for the best.(laguages are very easy to grasp).
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    DWAIPAYAN ADHIKARY

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    I am not a serious applicant

    I dont know if reading for this book alone would be sufficient but...Since, my only motto to apply for the civils was to brush up my knowledge not really keen about cracking the exam....I am a satisfied customer of this book.
    Flipkart has done a great job with the packing and early delivery of the book at a lot lower price than that quoted of the book.....
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    Kunal Kolachela

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    6 Jul, 2014

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    It's Better than what I thought.....Good Work by Access Publishing.

    At first I received book in good condition in 3 days of time and started to read Geography part. Concepts are clearly explained and importent information was given in the form of tables. Content of this book for Preliminary Examination as per my knowledge was sufficient.
    When you think you are in need of more info. just you google it :)
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    RAVIKIRAN M

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    Awesome book

    First of all very quick delivery from Flipkart as always the book covers almost every section of the syllabus, all the great authors have given their inputs here, i highly recommend this book to all.
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    Biman

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    23 Feb, 2014

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    Good but not Best

    This book is exhaustive and has covered almost all the topics related to CSAT Paper- I, but MCQ collection is quiet less compared to all other CSAT manual available in the market.
    The most problem with this book is that the publisher has missed to add related MCQs after each topics. Though MCQs are added after each chapters instead of after each topic, total collection of MCQs are comparatively less.
    So, this is one valuable suggestion to each aspirant who wish to buy this book is that collec...
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    Akash Mondal

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    gud book.....

    what i felt after having this book is that ,it is a gud overall package...one can go for TMH general studies or this one...both are nicely compiled...nd almost equivalent....
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    Ash

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    first impression good

    very good content.written by renouned writers and experts in various areas.Good to read.paper quality good.but lack of maps in history and geography section.indian national movement portion not so good.overall it is a good refernce material.
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    KRISHNA

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    26 Nov, 2013

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    Great Book for all Competitive examinations

    The book is very useful for all the Competitive examinations. I find it very useful and easy to understand. The book provide more important information. Great book. i recommend it for all.
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    Amit Sharma

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    7 Nov, 2013

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    great exam prep book

    ideal content for Prelims, excellent authorship, must book for your preparation.
    check out geography, economics and polity.
    contribution by stalwart authors make the biggest difference.
    Great stuff ! check out the CSAT book, too.
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