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The Pearson Engineering Services Examination Manual

The Pearson Engineering Services Examination (ESE) Manual-General Ability Test is a comprehensive guide for aspirants of Engineering Services Examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Following the two-part structure of the General Ability Test, this book has been divided into two parts. While part A deals with general English, part B is on general studies. The book provides comprehensive coverage of all the topics covered in the latest syllabus of the General Ability Test of ESE.  

  • AuthorsEdgar Thorpe :: Showick Thorpe
  • ISBN9788131789841
  • ImprintPearson Education
  • Copyright2013
  • Pages1336
  • BindingPaper Back
  • List PriceRs. 850/-

Salient Features

  Over 8,000 problems for practice

  Topic-wise arrangement of questions systematizes learning

  End-of-chapter practice exercises for self-assessment

  Problems from previous ESE examinations included in the ESE Block' at the end of each section, with explanations



Content List of Book


Preface

Part A INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL ABILITY TEST OF ESE

Chapter 1: About the Examination

♣ About ESE ♣ About the General Ability Test (GAT) Paper ♣ Format of the Part-A: General English ♣ Format of the Part-B: General Studies ♣ Creative Time Management

Part B GENERAL STUDIES

Section A General Knowledge

Chapter 1: International Organizations

♣ United nations (UN) ♣ Organizations of the UN ♣ The Commonwealth ♣ The non-aligned Movement (NAM) ♣ South asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) ♣ Other World Organizations ♣ Important Treaties ♣ Multiple-Choice Questions

Chapter 2: National Insignia and Other Facts

♣ National Insignia ♣ General Elections and Political Parties ♣ Record Makers (India) ♣ World Records Held by India ♣ India's Superlatives ♣ Multiple-Choice Questions

Chapter 3: Environment and Bioshpere

♣ Community and Ecosystem Dynamics ♣ The Biosphere ♣ Important Phenomena in Biosphere ♣ Ecosystems as Environmental Support Systems ♣ Multiple-Choice Questions

Chapter 4: Science and Technology

♣ Technology Policy Statement (TPS) ♣ Science and Technology (S&T) Activities in India ♣ India's Missile Programme ♣ India's Space Programme ♣ India's Atomic Research ♣ India's Oceanographic Research Programme ♣ Medical Research and Advancement

Chapter 5: Defence and Security

♣ Defence and Security ♣ Multiple-Choice Questions

Chapter 6: National Awards, Culture and Literature

♣ National Awards ♣ Cultural and Literary Activities ♣ Multiple-Choice Questions

Chapter 7: Population of India

♣ Census ♣ Multiple-Choice Questions

Chapter 8: Miscellaneous

♣ Various Sciences ♣ Scientific Instruments ♣ Systems of Measurement ♣ Number System ♣ Inventions and Discoveries ♣ Scientific Concepts and Theories ♣ Languages ♣ Books-General ♣ Books-Short Notes ♣ World's Great Personalities (Who's Who) ♣ Well Known Freedom Fighters ♣ Prominent Economists ♣ Schools of Thought ♣ International Awards and Honours ♣ Religions of the World ♣ Sports ♣ Abbreviations ♣ Famous Assassinations in the World ♣ Deaths Under Suspicious Circumstances ♣ List of People Who Survived Assassinations Attempts ♣ Important Political Parties ♣ International Airlines of the World ♣ Miscellaneous Information ♣ Multiple-Choice Questions ESE-Block (MCQs from Previous Years' Papers)

Section B Geography

Chapter 1: General Geography

♣ The Universe ♣ Solar System ♣ Basic Knowledge about the Earth ♣ Atmosphere ♣ Lithosphere ♣ Hydrosphere

Chapter 2: World Geography

♣ The World We Live In ♣ A Glossary of Geographical Terms ♣ Some More Information ♣ Multiple-Choice Questions

Chapter 3: Indian Geography

♣ Location, Dimensions and Frontiers ♣ Physical Features ♣ Islands ♣ Soils ♣ The River Systems of India ♣ Climate ♣ Agriculture ♣ Mineral Resources of India ♣ Indian States and Union Territories ♣ National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries ♣ Important Monuments: India ♣ Indian Tribes and their Habitat ♣ Multiple-Choice Questions ESE-Block (MCQs from Previous Years' Papers)

Section C History of India

Chapter 1: Ancient India

♣ Introduction ♣ Ancient India

Chapter 2: Medieval India

♣ The Sultanate of Delhi (1206-1526) ♣ The Mughal Dynasty (1526-1540 and 1555-1857) ♣ Hindu Dynasty

Chapter 3: Modern India

♣ East India Company and British Rule ♣ British Rule ♣ Viceroys of India ♣ Later Mughals after Farukh Siyar (1719-1862) ♣ The Nawabs of Bengal (1717-1949)

Chapter 4: Indian Freedom Struggle

♣ First War of Independence ♣ British Rule After the 1857 Revolt ♣ The Indigo Revolt of 1859-60 ♣ The Indian National Congress ♣ Partition of Bengal ♣ Swadeshi Movement (1905) ♣ Muslim League (1906) ♣ Swaraj ♣ Surat Congress ♣ Morley-Minto Reforms (1909) ♣ Home Rule Movement (1915-1916) ♣ Lucknow Pact (1916) ♣ August Declaration of 1917 ♣ The Gandhian Era (1918-1947) ♣ Rowlatt Act (1919) ♣ Jallianwala Bagh Massacre (13 April, 1919) ♣ Khilafat Movement (1920) ♣ Non-Cooperation Movement (1920) ♣ Chauri Chaura Incident (1922) ♣ Swaraj Party (1922) ♣ Simon Commission (1927) ♣ Lahore Session (1929) ♣ Dandi March (1930) ♣ The First Round Table Conference (1930) ♣ Gandhi-Irwin Pact (1931) ♣ The Second Round Table Conference (1931) ♣ The Communal Award (1932) ♣ Poona Pact (1932) ♣ The Third Round Table Conference (1932) ♣ The Government of India Act, 1935 ♣ Demand for Pakistan (1940) ♣ Quit India Movement (1942-1945) ♣ Gandhiji's Fast ♣ Cabinet Mission Plan ♣ Azad Hind Fauj ♣ Direct Action Campaign ♣ Interim Government ♣ Formation of Constituent Assembly ♣ Mountbatten Plan ♣ The Indian Independence Act 1947 ♣ Partition of India ♣ Multiple-Choice Questions ESE-Block (MCQs from Previous Years' Papers)

Section D Indian Polity

Chapter 1: Ancient India

♣ Drafting of the Constitution ♣ State Council of Ministers ♣ The State Legislature ♣ The State Judiciary ♣ Miscellaneous Constitutional Provisions ♣ Multiple-Choice Questions ESE-Block (MCQs from Previous Years' Papers)

Section E Life Sciences

Chapter 1: Biology

♣ The Science of Life ♣ Classification ♣ Basic Cell Biology ♣ Genetics ♣ Tissue Classification and Histology ♣ Nutrition ♣ Respiration ♣ The Transport System in Organisms ♣ Skeletal and Muscular Systems ♣ Reproduction ♣ Excretion, Osmoregulation and Thermoregulation ♣ Neurology ♣ Sense Organs ♣ Health and Diseases ♣ Multiple-Choice Questions ESE-Block (MCQs from Previous Years' Papers)

Section F Indian Economy

Chapter 1: Indian Economy

♣ Planning in India ♣ Currency System ♣ Public Finance ♣ Banking System ♣ Disinvestment ♣ Stock Exchanges ♣ Mints and Presses ♣ Industrial Finance Institutions ♣ Industries ♣ Postal Services ♣Telecommunications ♣ Indian Railways ♣ Shipping ♣ Air Transport ♣ Road Networks in India ♣ Media ♣ ESE-Block (MCQs from Previous Years' Papers)

Part C GENERAL ENGLISH

Section A Important Study Material

Chapter 1: Vocabulary Resources

♣ Introduction ♣ Word List ♣ List of Words Commonly Confused and Misused ♣ List of Compound Words ♣ List of Foreign Words and Phrases ♣ List of Phobias ♣ Terms for Wedding Anniversaries ♣ List of Animal Related Words Offsprings (Young Ones) of Animals/Birds ♣ Male/Female ♣ Words Denoting Sounds Made by Animals/Birds ♣ List of Words for Specific Places

Chapter 2: Grammar Resources

♣ Rules of English Grammar

Section B Correct English Usage Test

Chapter 1: Spotting Errors

♣ Format of the Questions ♣ Accuracy Booster Zone (ABZ) ♣ Speed Maximizing Sector (SMS)

Chapter 2: Sentence Improvement

♣ Format of the Questions ♣ Accuracy Building Zone (ABZ) ♣ Speed Maximizing Sector (SMS) ♣ ESE-Block (MCQs from Previous Years' Papers) ESE-Block (MCQs from Previous Years' Papers)

Section C Vocabulary Tests

Chapter 1: Test of Synonyms

♣ Format of the Questions ♣ Accuracy Building Zone (ABZ) ♣ Speed Maximizing Sector (SMS)

Chapter 2: Test of Antonyms

♣ Format of the Questions ♣ Accuracy Building Zone (ABZ) ♣ Speed Maximizing Sector (SMS)♣ ESE-Block (MCQs from Previous Years' Papers)

Section D English Proficiency Tests

Chapter 1: Rearrangement of Jumbled Words in Sentences

♣ Format of the Questions ♣ Accuracy Building Zone (ABZ) ♣ Speed Maximizing Sector (SMS)

Chapter 2: Rearrangement of Jumbled Sentences in Paragraphs

♣ Format of the Questions ♣ Accuracy Building Zone (ABZ) ♣ Speed Maximizing Sector (SMS)

Chapter 3: Sentence Completion

♣ Format of the Questions ♣ Accuracy Building Zone (ABZ) ♣ Speed Maximizing Sector (SMS)♣ ESE-Block (MCQs from Previous Years' Papers)

Section E Comprehension Ability Test

Chapter 1: Reading Comprehension

♣ Introduction ♣ Social Studies and Humanities ♣ Socio-Economic and Political ♣ Science♣ ESE-Block (MCQs from Previous Years' Papers)

Chapter 2: Cloze Test

♣ Introduction to Cloze Test ♣ Format of the Questions ♣ Accuracy Building Zone (ABZ)♣ Speed Maximizing Sector (SMS) ♣ ESE-Block (MCQs from Previous Years' Papers)

Part D ORIGINAL PAPER 2012

Original Paper 2012  


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