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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



Additional Study Material through QR Code

Additional Study Material through QR Code

Others

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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