Right from our childhood days, if there was one subject where everyone of us had to toil very hard,it could be General Knowledge.The feeling remains the same still now as candidates studying for competitive exams regularly ask ‘How to prepare for GK’ or ‘What are the best GK books to buy’.So here is the review about a latest GK book titled ‘The Mega Yearbook 2017’.
Apart from UPSC, General Knowledge is now part of all recruitments including Bank exams, SSC CGL exams, Railway exams, LIC AAO, Insurance exams etc.,
None of these exams specify the syllabus for GK section making it even more harder for candidates to pick topics while preparing.Current affairs capsules can be referred but cannot be carried anywhere like a book.
Mega Yearbook 2017 Review
Today, we shall be reviewing ‘The Mega Yearbook 2017’ by ‘Disha Publication’, which is a popular publisher of entrance exams books.
The book containing over 850 pages, is claimed as ‘The Yearbook with a Difference’.Proceed to read the review to know how its different. Click here to buy for Rs.189
This GK guide contains comprehensive information on all subjects such as Current affairs, History, Geography, Polity, Economy, Sports, Finance, Science, Culture etc.,
The book is quite bulky & looks similar to many other yearbooks in the market.But there are no advertisements within pages, which helps in distraction free reading.
Though the first few pages are colorful & appearling, all other pages are of average quality only but are readable with good spacing & normal sized fonts.
What It Contains?
The book is divided into two parts:
- Part A: Current Affairs
- Part B: General Knowledge
Under part A, we can read all the important happenings of the year 2016 under various headings - Appointments, Obituaries, Awards, Books released, Bill passed, Modi`s visits to nations, Union Budget, Railway Budget, Schemes launched etc.,
The chapters ‘Diary of National & International Events in 2016’ takes us through a date wise account of notable events of each month.These pages itself have a lot of GK data.
Then, there are 10 descriptive articles that analyze various issues that were prominent last year such as Black money, Globalization, Automation, Digital india campaign, Reservation quotas, Global warming etc., are some of them.
Such articles help us to get a detailed view of the subject & would be useful in Group discussions, English comprehensions etc.,
GK of all Subjects at One Place
We know many candidates are searching for books to prepare for static/ traditional GK because it is quite difficult to download pdf`s & read it on computers.
Part B is all about such type of General Knowledge & this is where the book scores.(click here for our final verdict on the book)
Here is the list of subjects that are covered under GK section:
- Indian Panorama (states & capitals,first in male & female,famous landmarks, superlatives etc)
- Geography of India & World
- History (civilizations, dynasties,kingdoms,freedom movement etc.,)
- Indian Polity (Constitution,Articles, Amendments, Government structure, Election system, Acts & more)
- Business & Economy (National incomes, Trade data, Import/Export etc.,)
- General Science (Physics, Chemistry & Biology)
- Environment (Wildlife, Parks, Sanctuaries, Bio-reserves, Environmental Issues)
- Arts & Culture (Famous in Dance & Music,Popular places etc.,)
- Latest in Technology, Healthcare & Communications
Its similar to the notes that candidates write while preparing.
For example, the Indian legislature is explained in the form of a flowchart which not only provides vital information but can also be understood easily by anyone including newbies.
A Must Buy GK Book for Bank, Govt & RRB Exams
Are you thinking on applying for any upcoming govt exams? Then this ‘Mega Yearbook’ is highly recommended.
Just by reading this book, you can get all the basic general knowledge from various fields at one place.Also its very cheap!!
The Mega Yearbook 2017 now at Rs.150 only – Click here to Buy Online (rated 4.5 / 5 with many +ve reviews)
Along with this book, we suggest you to read newspapers regularly & stay updated on current affairs.