Target Spectrum's Handbook for General Studies: UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2013 (Paper - 1) 23rd  Edition
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Target Spectrum's Handbook for General Studies: UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2013 (Paper - 1) 23rd Edition  (English, Paperback, Spectrum)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Spectrum Books
  • ISBN: 9788179304709, 8179304701
  • Edition: 23rd Edition, 2012
  • Pages: 1704
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This is 23rd edition of Spectrum’s Handbook of General Studies. In 2011, the Union Public Service Commission came out with a new syllabus and plan of examination for the Civil Services Preliminary Examination. We have designed the contents of the book to suit the needs of the candidates of this examination. The given syllabus is quite sketchy; however, we feel we have done justice to each subject within the space limitations. The sections on Indian and World Geography, Indian Polity and Governance, Economic and Social Development, General Issues in Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change, and General Knowledge Review have been revised and updated after a thorough analysis of the syllabus and the trend of the questions in the 2011 and 2012 examinations. More questions have been added in the various sections based on the pattern in recent examinations in General Studies. Besides, the section on Current Events is entirely new and covers important issues and events. This section is useful for the other subjects as well especially polity, economy, ecological issues and scientific developments. Two Practice Tests have been designed for students to assess their level of knowledge.

As per the new syllabus, the subjects for General Studies Paper I will cover:

  • Current events of national and international importance
  • History of India and Indian national movement
  • Indian and World Geography social, economic geography of India and the world
  • Indian Polity and governance political system, panchayati raj, public policy, rights issues, etc.
  • Economic and social development sustainable development, poverty, inclusion, demographics, social sector initiatives, etc.
  • General issues on environmental ecology, bio-diversity and climate change
  • General science
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  • 2012
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  • CSAT
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  • Spectrum
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Good book, but NOT the Best!! Reasons given below!!

This book comprehensively covers all the subjects & topics required for Paper-I in UPSC's civil services prelim exams. Lot of MCQ's have been provided for practice at the end of each section. BUT!! there are a lot issues in book the which I REGRET. As compared to Tata McGraw Hills General Studies Manual-I, this book lacks in presentation much of the info is in paragraphs. Font size is small and printing is poor. Many facts and figures in the book are not updated in various sections. This book...
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Kedar Kulkarni

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Totally satisfied

This is the best manual for upsc exam,for all aspirants who are going to prepare for civil services.
Best manual amongst all available in the market, i have also purchased other manuals , studied but later i purchased it and find it best...
so buy it !
best of luck !
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vijay k.

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Jan, 2014

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Good book with all topics well explained.

The book is well written and all topics are presented with details. In a bid to cover all aspects in detail the volume has become very huge. If you want to learn all things properly rather than just mug up so called relevant facts then, this book is for you.
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Pritesh Jain

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awsome

it is a good book to read ..it covers everything from history to science to current affairs..
and it's question bank is a good one to solve...
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Rahul verma

Jan, 2015

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