(Book) IAS Mains General Studies (Paper - 1) By Arihant

IAS Mains General Studies (Paper - 1) By Arihant Expert

Book Details

Publication Year 2014
ISBN-13 9789351763253
ISBN-10 9351763253
Source Code G580
Language English
Binding Paperback
Series IAS (Mains) Resource Books
Classification Resource Book


The UPSC with an aim to assess the overall intellectual traits and depth of understanding of candidates rather than merely the range of their information and memory conducts the IAS Mains Examinations. In 2013, major changes in the syllabus of General Studies for Civil Services Mains Examinations were introduces by UPSC and as per the new syllabus the entire GS has been divided into four papers. Following the new pattern, exceptional and first of its kind books for all four General Studies Papers are being introduced by Arihant. These books consist of in-depth coverage of all the topics in the syllabus at one place with conceptual clarity to fulfill the needs and demands of the aspirants.

The present book for General Studies Paper 1, Indian Heritage & Culture and History & Geography of the World & Society covers Indian Art & Culture, Literature and Architecture form ancient to modern times. The modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present – significant events, personalities, issues, etc along with the History of the World which includes events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism, etc, along with their forms and effect on the society. In the following chapters the book covers salient features of Indian society, diversity of India, role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. This paper also covers the effects of globalization on Indian society, social empowerment, communalism, regionalism and secularism as well as salient features of world’s physical geography and important geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone, etc and much more covering the syllabi of General Studies Paper I. The issues related to society and women have been covered in detail. The book has been designed with a special exam-oriented structure in accordance with the UPSC syllabus. The contemporary examples have been discussed with theoretical examples and section wise practice questions and model papers based on the UPSC pattern have been provided in the book.

With in-depth coverage of the various aspects of Indian Heritage & Culture and History & Geography of the World & Society, this book for General Studies Paper 1 will prove to be the best resource for the upcoming IAS Mains General Studies Paper 1.


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