ISBN 9789351762836,General Science 2nd Edition

General Science 2nd Edition



Arihant Publication

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9789351762836

ISBN-10 9351762831


Edition 2nd
Number of Pages 263 Pages
Language (English)

Civil service

Magbook as the name suggests offers unique advantage of both magazines and books. Same is the uniqueness of the Magbook series by Arihant which covers the syllabus of general studies portion of the UPSC and State PCS preliminary examinations.

The present Magbook for general science covers all aspects of general science according to the official syllabus of UPSC. An Administrative officer is supposed to be thorough with the detailed and conceptual aspects of general science, so it has become the essential for UPSC aspirants. This book covering the Indian history and Indian national movement in depth has been divided into four sections namely physics, chemistry, biology and science and technology, each sub-divided into number of chapters containing detailed theory about various aspects of the Indian history and Indian national movement. The book extensively covers holistic general science overview with core science and applied science for better orientation. The book incorporates exhaustive coverage of concepts and principles like health, pollutants, nutrition, materials, etc and extensive coverage of human health and disease. The science and technology portion in the book has been enriched with current developments in the fields of nuclear, atomic, space, defence, biotech and information technology. The focus topics and the trend of previous years civil services exams questions have been highlighted. Each chapter contains practice exercises which will help the candidates build confidence. At the end of the book five practice sets have also been given to help students self analyse their level of preparation along with subjectwise detailed solutions of previous years civil services exams questions (2010 - 2013).

As the book contains ample study as well practice material for Indian polity and governance along with ample number of previous years solved papers, it is highly recommended for the aspirants of Civil services preliminary examination, state civil services, banking, management and other competitive exams.

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Physics1. Mechanics2. Properties of Matter3. Oscillations and Waves4. Heat and its Transmission5. Optics6. Electricity and Magnetism7. Modern Physics

Chemistry1. General Chemistry2. Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding3. Classifications of Elements4. Chemical Reactions and Equations5. Elements and Compounds6. Organic Chemistry7. Environmental Chemistry8. Chemistry in Everyday Life


Biology: An Introduction1. Cell Biology2. Biological Classification3. Structural Organisation of Plants and Animals4. Human Physiology5. Plant Physiology6. Reproduction in Plants and Humans7. Genetics and Evolution8. Ecology9. Biology in Human Welfare

Science and Technology1. Computer and Information Technology2. Telecommunication3. Biotechnology4. Indian Space Programme5. Indian Nuclear Programme6. Indian Defence Programme

AppendixPractice Sets (1 - 5)Previous Years’ Solved Papers Set 1Previous Years’ Solved Papers Set 2