General Science for Civil Services Preliminary Examination Paper I, is a book that aims at preparing candidates for the civil services preliminary examination. The book covers all the general topics of the syllabus namely Physics, Chemistry, Life Sciences, Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change. Each section has been dealt by the experts of the subjects. The book is planned to be a reference book for applicants preparing for the science-based questions of General Studies Paper I. The brief and relevant text is supported by plenty of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) based on the topics of the syllabus.
Table of Contents are as follows
PART-A: Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change 1. Biodiversity: The Biological Perspective 2. Biodiversity: The Chemical Perspective 3. Chemical Diversity in Biological Systems 4. Chemical Threats to Biodiversity 5. Saviors of Biodiversity
PART-B: Life Sciences Section-I: Biology 1. Origin and Evolution of Life 2. Cell Biology 3. Genetics
B.18 Section-II: Animal World 4. Animal Tissues 5. Biodiversity: Animals 6. Animal Form and Function 7. Health and Human Diseases 8.Human Genetics 9.Human Evolution 10. Animal Welfare Section-III: Plant World 11. Plant Structure, Function and Reproduction 12. Plant Physiological Processes 13. Plant Metabolism 14. Evolution and Systematics 15. Plants and Human
PART-C: Physics 1. Fundamentals of Physics 2. Information Technology PART-D: Chemistry Introduction: The Magical World of Chemistry 1. It’s All About Matter 2. The Building Blocks of Matter 3. The Language of Chemistry 4. Acids and Bases: The Instant Attraction 5. Metals and Non-metals 6. Elements in Regular Order: The Periodic Table 7. Carbon and Its Compounds 8. Some Branches of Chemistry 9. Chemistry in Everyday Life Appendix I-V . The book is easily available on Amazon .in.
About the Author
General Science for Civil Services Preliminary Examination (Paper – 1) 1st Edition, is conceived and set by a team of renowned academicians. Tara Chand, Shabnam Johry, Tanushree Saxena and Renu Kathpalia have together worked together to compile this book. Dr. Tara Chand has been the overall coordinator of the of Tata McGraw Hill’s best-selling book; General Studies for Civil Services Preliminary Examinations (part 1). He is the former Dean of St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi. He taught physics in the college for almost 36 years. Dr.Shabnam Johry is an Associate Professor of Chemistry in St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi. She has an experience of teaching organic chemistry in the college for over 30 years. Dr. Tanushree Saxena is an Associate Professor of Zoology in Swami Shraddhanand College of the University of Delhi and has been teaching for past 20 years. Dr. Renu Kathpalia is an Associate Professor in The Department of Botany in Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi where she has been teaching for past 22 years.