General science is one of the key subjects in many competitive exams. Although students with a science background may not find it as hard, others with a humanities background may find it a lot more challenging.
Whether you start afresh or want to brush up on some concepts but don’t have the time to go through numerous NCERT books, here is a list of the most popular general science books available in the market for competitive exams.
1.Encyclopedia of General Science for General Competitions by Arihant
This is an ideal book for various competitive examinations like UPSC & State Level Civil Service Examinations, SSC, Railways, etc. It covers numerous subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Space Science, Agriculture & Animal Husbandry, Environment, Health and even Computer Science, with the concepts based on NCERT books.
It has over a 1000 of multiple choice questions and moreover, some complex topics have been further simplified for non-science students. The book also contains appendices, glossary and
assessment at the end of each section.
2. Lucent’s General Science
Lucent’s General Science is another comprehensive study material for those who aspire to excel in various competitive exams, including IAS, PCS, SSC, NDA, CDS, Railway, NTSE, and UGC.
In addition to the theory part, the book also incorporated several illustrations, tables, figures among other features to serve as a reliable source of information. It also includes additional subjects like Geography, History, Indian Polity and Indian Economy. The last part of the book discusses miscellaneous topics that students need to be aware of.
3. General Science for competitive Exams (Objective & Subjective) by BK Editorial Board
This book is another objective question bank for general science with easy-to-understand contents on Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Ecology & Environment, current Science and Technology.
It contains more than 3000 highly useful questions, including an ample number of objective questions asked in previous years’ exams.
4. Magbook General Science 2021by Arihant
The Magbook series is a combination of magazines and books that offers unique advantages of both as it comprehensively covers the syllabus of General Science for UPSC and State PCS Preliminary Examinations.
The entire syllabus of General Science is divided into 4 parts and all the topics have been covered in a concise format to help students with quick and easy revision. It also focuses on the trends of Previous Years’ Civil Services Exam questions, along with more than 3000 chapter-wise practice questions.
5.General Science Guide for Competitive Exams – CSAT/NDA/CDS/Railways/SSC/UPSC/State PSC/Defence by Disha Experts
This book consists of complete and simplified theory of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Science and Technology with MCQ Exercise including past questions of various exams. Additionally, some topics related with general knowledge about science have also been included to help with the exams.
This book also covers Science and technology in the development of India and its future prospects in the field of research. It comprises of more than 4000 questions including the last ten year questions of various competitive exams.
6. General Science for RRB Junior Engineer, NTPC, ALP & Group D Exams by Disha Experts
This book has specific topics in Science, as per the notified syllabus & questions asked in the various Railway Exams. It contains to the point theory followed by an exercise with solutions and has a total of more than 2500 MCQs.