General Studies for Civil Services Preliminary Examination (Paper -1) by Pearson – Book Review

General Studies Paper I for Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2018There are hundreds of books available in the market for each subject in the UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam. But what if due to time and financial constraints, you just need a single package to cover the entire syllabus for Prelims? If that is the case, General Studies for Civil Services Preliminary Examination (Paper -1) by Pearson is one of the best choices. (Click to buy online).

General Studies for Civil Services Preliminary Examination (Combo Pack) by Pearson India: What’s special?

General Studies for Civil Services Preliminary Examination (Paper -1) by Pearson is a combo pack of 6 books covering almost the entire syllabus (at an MRP of just Rs.1499. Additional discount is available for students).
This package contains 6 books – each with its own binding:

  • Book 1 – General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  • Book 2 – Indian Polity and Governance
  • Book 3 – Indian Economy – Economic and Social Development
  • Book 4 – Geography and Environmental Ecology
  • Book 5 – General Science
  • Book 6 – History and Culture

If you are a fresher who just start IAS exam preparation, it’s not advisable to go behind hundreds of books. That will deviate your attention from the fundamental topics which you should invariably cover. Your focus should be to get your basics right with the best resources. In that sense, we strongly recommend getting a copy of General Studies for Civil Services Preliminary Examination (Paper -1) by Pearson. (For General Studies Paper -2 (CSAT), Pearson has another best-selling book. Click to buy it online)

Unique Peculiarities of the 2018 Edition of Pearson GS Combo Pack

General Studies for Civil Services Preliminary Examination (Paper -1) by Pearson

  • This is the 15th-anniversary edition.
  • Topic-wise solved previous years’ question papers (highly useful feature – to connect with the requirements of UPSC exam).
  • Due to separate binding, these books are very handy, unlike other all-in-one heavy GS manuals.
  • Fully updated.
  • Supported by clear graphical illustrations, tables and charts.
  • Over 7000+ multiple choice questions.
  • Free coloured maps of India and the world.
  • Cost-effective and high return on investment.
Also read:  History Optional Paper: Books to read for Civil Services Main Exam

Author: Edgar Thorpe and Showick Thorpe

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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Book Title: General Studies for Civil Services Preliminary Examination (Paper -1) by Pearson

Book Description: General Studies for Civil Services Preliminary Examination (Paper -1) by Pearson is a combo pack of 6 books covering almost the entire syllabus of UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam.

Book Author: Edgar Thorpe and Showick Thorpe

Book Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9332588406

Number Of Pages: 2152

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If you are a fresher starting your IAS preparation, Pearson's General Studies for Civil Services Preliminary Examination (Paper -1) is a good choice. As the package comes with 6 different books (separate covers), it really serves as handy and affordable guide to start IAS exam preparation. The topic-wise solved UPSC previous year question paper will keep you focused on the requirements of UPSC. A great value for money product!

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