Price:Rs. 875

ISBN: 81-7930-704-2

Pages: 908

As per NEW UPSC syllabus and pattern

- The NEW syllabus has been covered in a concise and precise way and supplementary information provided where necessary.
- Each prescribed subject has been dealt with systematically to include well-researched, relevant information, and organised to facilitate easy understanding.
- Every section has an adequate number of multiple choice

questions ranging over a variety of question-types to provide the required practice. - Explanatory notes accompany the answers to practically all the questions, providing insight and elucidation as well as more information on the topic.
- Three Practice Test Papers, besides sets of practice questions,

have been carefully designed for practice and self-assessment.

**Contents**

**Editor’s Note
Introduction
Sample Tests **

1. COMPREHENSION

● Orientation

● Reading the Passage

● Answering Questions

● Worked Examples

● Practice Exercises

● Answers with Explanatory Notes

**2. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS INCLUDING COMMUNICATION SKILLS**

● Orientation

● Interpersonal Skills

● Communication Skills

● Interpersonal Skills for Civil Servants

● Question Types

● Practice Exercises

● Answers with Explanatory Notes

**3. LOGICAL REASONING AND ANALYTICAL ABILITY**

● Orientation

● Basic Principles

● Worked Examples

● Practice Exercises

● Answers with Explanatory Notes

**4. DECISION-MAKING AND PROBLEM-SOLVING**

● Orientation

● Basic Ideas

● Question Types

● Practice Exercises

● Answers with Explanatory Notes

**5. GENERAL MENTAL ABILITY **

● Orientation

● Scope of this Section

● Series

● Analogy

● Classification/Odd-man-out

● Matrix and Other Patterns

● Coding / Decoding

● Direction Problems

● Ranking

● Blood Relations

● Figure Partition

● Building Designs

● Dices

● Images

● Embedded Figures

● Completing Patterns

● Figure Matrix

● Paper Cutting

● Paper Folding

● Practice Exercises

● Answers with Explanatory Notes

**6. BASIC NUMERACY AND DATA INTERPRETATION**

● Orientation

● Numbers and Fundamental Operations

● Fractions and Decimals

● HCF and LCM

● Indices, Roots and Surds

● Simplification

● Percentage

● Average

● Ratio and Proportion

● Unitary Method

● Time and Work, Work and Wages

● Pipes and Cisterns

● Time and Distance

● Boats and Streams

● Races and Games

● Profit and Loss

● Alligation and Mixtures

● Interest

● Discount

● Partnership

● Stocks, Shares and Debentures

● Calendars

● Clocks

● Algebraic Formulae and Equations

● Problems on Ages

● Permutation and Combination

● Probability

● Progressions

● Geometry

● Coordinate Geometry

● Mensuration: Area and Volume

● Heights and Distances(Basic Trigonometry)

● Logarithms

● Data Sufficiency

● Data Interpretation

● Practice Exercises

● Answers with Explanatory Notes

**7. PRACTICE SESSION **

I. Practice Exercise Sets

II. Practice Test Papers