- Paperback: 2152 pages
- Publisher: Pearson Education; 2018 edition (30 August 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9332588406
- ISBN-13: 978-9332588400
- Product Dimensions: 26 x 20.3 x 9.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 55 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #560 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
General Studies Paper I for Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2018 Paperback – 30 Aug 2017
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Showick Thorpe is an expert on competitive examinations. He has authored more than 40 books in English, Hindi and Bangla languages, catering to various competitive examinations and career development.
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This made me take home the entire set for 1-2 days, and I started checking for content in the rest of the topics as well. I always felt that Environment and Ecology section is haphazardly covered in most of the books. It’s a new topic, and not many books are able to deal with it in a good way. Well, I must say it is the same with this books as well, and abruptness in topics remains a concern. However, author showed how different topics can be read so that students can capture an overall picture by combining different topics of this section. Frankly, seeing some topics like BOD (Biological Oxygen Demand) discussed in this book (people had no clue when it came in 2017 paper) showed, though abrupt the author worked near-about the target for this important section.
Well, I ordered the new edition, for my own. It sits right in from of me. I am working through the rest of the topics and am sure other regular topics like History, Polity, Economy and Geography will be of good measure too. Will share my feedback on these topics soon. But, thanks author and thanks publisher for its good to have a book that suits my learning style and I don’t have to now mindlessly try to mug up things.
I WILL NOT SAY WHETHER THE BOOK IS GOOD OR BAD.BUT I WILL PUT FORWARD CERTAIN RAW FACTS WHICH I CAME ACROSS ABOUT THIS BOOK.
1-HISTORY -SO CONCISELY WRITTEN THAT HALF OF THE TOPICS ARE LEFT OVER OR HARDLY TOUCHED.
2-GEOGRAPHY-MANY IMPORTANT TOPICS FROM PRELIMS POINT OF VIEW ARE SIMPLY LEFT OVER.
3-SCIENCE AND SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY-VERY FEW (BY THIS IS I MEAN VERY VERY FEW )TOPICS OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ARE INCLUDED.THE GENERAL SCIENCE PART IS JUST OKAY .
4-ECONOMICS-THE LESS I MENTION HERE THE BETTER IT IS.
5-POLITY-NO POINT WISE PRESENTATION .ALL THE INFORMATION IS GIVEN IN PARAGRAPH FORM BARRING SOME. IT FEELS AS YOU ARE READING A STORY BOOK.
ECOLOGY-NO NEED TO READ THIS SECTION FROM THIS BOOK.BETTER LOOK OUT FOR OTHER SOURCES.
6-GENERAL KNOWLEDGE AND CURRENT AFFAIRS-I WAS SURPRISED THAT ONLY 30-40 PAGES ARE THERE ON CURRENT AFFAIRS WHICH COVER MINIMUM INFORMATION.GENERAL KNOWLEDGE ALSO IS JUST OKAY.
IMPORTANT NOTE-VERY LESS NUMBER OF TABULAR/GRAPHICAL PRESENTATION ACROSS ALL THE SECTIONS
THE TOPICS ARE COVERED SO CONCISELY(ACROSS ALL SECTIONS) THAT IT WILL PROVIDE ONLY BASIC(BY BASIC I MEAN VERY VERY BASIC) INFORMATION TO THE ASPIRANTS.
CONSIDERING THE FACT THAT NOW THE COMPETITIVE EXAMS ASKS QUESTION FOR WHICH YOU NEED AN IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE OF THE TOPIC-THIS BOOK REALLY FALLS OF ON THIS ASPECT.
FACTUAL ERRORS ARE SPREAD RIGHT ACROSS ALL THE SECTIONS OF THE BOOK INCLUDING SOME WRONG ANSWERS MENTIONED IN THE ANSWER KEYS FOR THE MCQs
THIS BOOK IS REALLY NOT UP-TO THE STANDARDS OF ANY COMPETITIVE EXAM
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but aspirants be-ware this "set" is/are the footstep's towards THE BIG PICTURE , gratitude .