General Studies for Civil Services Preliminary Examination Paper - 1 (2014) 1st  Edition

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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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
Description

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)

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  • 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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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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20 Apr, 2015

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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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9 Apr, 2014

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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

4 Jan, 2014

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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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18 Dec, 2013

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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

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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Padma

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