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Best books of General Studies for the preparation of Civil services

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This article gives you the complete information regarding Civil Services and also about the best books of General Studies for the preparation of Civil services.

Introduction to Civil Services

Civil service Examination which is directed by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission), is typically thought to be exceptionally intense and the most toughest Competitive exam and the learners regularly think that it extremely hard to Crack.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is India’s focal organization approved to lead the Civil Services Examination, Engineering Services Examination, Combined Defense Services Examination, National Defense Academy Examination, Naval Academy Examination, Combined Medical Services Examination, Special Class Railway Apprentice, Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination, Geologists’ Examination, and Central Armed Police Forces.

Books of General Studies for the Preparation of Civil Services

1. General Studies for Civil Services Preliminary Examination Paper – 1

This books serves most of the civil service aspirants in India. This book is highly recommended by most of the faculty members of the Civil Service Coaching Institutes. This book is excellent option for both the beginners and novices also. It has covered almost all the parts of the civil service exam and some extra topics are also included. It is written by renowned experts. Moreover current affairs and previous year question paper is also solved in this book. All topics are written in a concise and comprehensive way.

Author:- MHE

Publisher:- Tata McGraw-Hill Education

Price:- 1295

Discount:- 28% (In Flipkart, Rs 920)

2. UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam General Studies

This is also considered as one of the best General Studies books for civil service. Most of the topics are discussed with miscellaneous examples. Consists of all the topics of civil service exam syllabus. Many students and aspirants of civil service select this book for best reference and help.

Author:- Pratiyogita Darpan

Publisher:- Upkar’s Publication

Price:- Rs 120

Discount:- 0%

3. General Studies Main Examination Paper 1

This book is considered to be the complete storage of general studies. This book also holds good reputation of providing depth knowledge on each and every topic.

Author:- Chopra J K

Publisher:- Unique Publisher, New Delhi

Price:- Rs 910

Discount:- 24% (In Flipkart, Rs 683)

4. The Pearson General Studies – Paper II for Civil Services Preliminary Examinations

One of the best General studies guide for the civil service aspirants. This book is excellent for the beginners trying to plan for their studies.

Author:- Thorpe Showick

Publisher:- Pearson Publication

Price:- Rs 1050

Discount:- 36% (In Flipkart, Rs 676)


5. General Studies for Civil Services Preliminary Examination

This book provides a descriptive review of all the topics which are being tested in many examinations. Smart facts tools is one of the best and interesting part of this book. The author also helps the students by advising about the ideas for planning about the exam.

Author:- TMH

Publisher:- TATA- Macgrew Hills Education

Price:- Rs 1250

Discount:- 22% (In Flipkart, Rs 981)

6. General Studies Paper-1

General Studies Paper 1 is the best book with previous year questions solved. Moreover the complicated questions are solved and explained by the authors. According to the review of he students this books serves more than its purpose.

Author:- Manohar Pandey

Publisher:- Arihant’s publication

Price:- Rs 1140

Discount:- 12% (In FLipkart, Rs 1000)



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