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How India Year Book Helps To Crack Competitive Entrance Exams

Sashikanth Yechuri

A competitive entrance examination is an opportunity for many graduates to earn a job in the public sector. Be it state or central government, every year lakhs of fresh graduates start preparing for these competitive exams. Most of the candidates agree that taking a competitive entrance exam is different from taking an academic entrance exam.

In the competitive entrance exams, the current affairs or general awareness is not only common but also a scoring section. There is no boundary to general awareness or current affairs because every issue is unique and has its own importance. Most of the aspirants prioritise the current affairs or general awareness based on the importance and start preparing for the exam. However, some aspirants might still find difficulty in measuring the importance of a particular topic or event. Avoid this ambiguity by referring to India Year Book. Let's tour what is India Year Book along with its features and its strategic role in cracking a competitive entrance exam.

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What Is India Year Book?

India Year Book is published by the Publication Division under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (Government of India). This book is a compilation of India's progress in different sectors and fields.

What Does India Year Book Contain?

The book deals with aspects of all the prominent fields and sectors in the country starting from agriculture to water resources and basic economic data to transport. It contains a total of 32 chapters. It also displays the statistics and figures of each sector which is a reliable source for aspirants while preparing for the entrance exam. It also features dairy of national events and general information which is a much useful information for aspirants while preparing for the current affairs.

Correlate General Awareness And India Year Book

The general awareness or general knowledge section in the exam deals with subjects such as history, geography, science, polity, environment, economy, etc. If you explore the contents of the India Year Book, all the 32 chapters will fall under some or other subjects. Here are the chapters in India Year Book that deals with the subjects in general awareness or general knowledge.

Geography, Environment And Science And Technology

Chapter 1 - Land and the People
Chapter 4 - Agriculture
Chapter 12 - Environment
Chapter 25 - Scientific and Technological Developments
Chapter 27 - Water Resources
Chapter 30 - States and Union Territories

Indian Polity, Rights Issues And Social Development

Chapter 2 - National Symbols
Chapter 3 - Polity
Chapter 10 - Education
Chapter 15 - Food and Civil Supplies
Chapter 16 - Health and Family Welfare
Chapter 20 - Law and Justice
Chapter 21 - Labour, Skill Development and Employment
Chapter 23 - Planning
Chapter 24 - Rural and Urban Development
Chapter 28 - Welfare

Indian Polity, Rights Issues And Social Development

Chapter 2 - National Symbols
Chapter 3 - Polity
Chapter 10 - Education
Chapter 15 - Food and Civil Supplies
Chapter 16 - Health and Family Welfare
Chapter 20 - Law and Justice
Chapter 21 - Labour, Skill Development and Employment
Chapter 23 - Planning
Chapter 24 - Rural and Urban Development
Chapter 28 - Welfare

Economy And Growth

Chapter 8 - Communications and Information Technology
Chapter 11 - Energy
Chapter 17 - Housing
Chapter 19 - Industry
Chapter 26 - Transport

General Knowledge And Miscellaneous

Chapter 5 - Culture and Tourism
Chapter 22 - Mass Communication
Chapter 29 - Youth Affairs and Sports
Chapter 30 - States and Union Territories
Chapter 31 - Diary of National Events
Chapter 32 - General Information

International Relations And Defence

Chapter 9 - Defence
Chapter 18 - India and the World

Tips Before Using India Year Book

  • Aspirants should note that the book contains in depth information of every sector which is not necessary for every exam. Based on the examination and sectors, one has to scrutinise and read only the necessary facts and figures.
  • This book should be kept as a reference book and one should never try to read the chapters one after the other. Instead, we advise candidates to opt subjectwise chapter reading.
  • The policies and schemes mentioned in the book are very important, but try to read only those that are important for the examination.
  • For effective use of the India Year Book, mark the chapters and topics in the book for preparation based on the syllabus of competitive entrance exam.
  • Chapter 31 (Dairy of National Events) in India Year Book is extremely important for the exam. However, aspirants should not forget that the questions might be asked on the rolling year as well.

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