- As such, there is no single “comprehensive” book for the CAPF exam. All I see is some Jholachhaap publishers’ copypasting chapters from other books meant for Bank PO + add some GK material + give last 3 years’ question papers = market it as SSC/CPF/GPSC guidebook.
- Such readymade books contain “all-in-one” GS+Aptitude material. So a newcomer thinks he got the jackpot.
- But In such books, the history, science portion, they directly give you 25-30 MCQs without explaining any theory.
- Similarly in aptitude portion, they merely list 3-4 formulas, show you 3-4 solved sums with 20 MCQs.
- Many sincere but naive candidates believe that if they prepare such books, they’re going to crack the SSC/CPF/IBPS/ State PSC exam. Sorry it doesn’t work like that. Please donot underestimate the level of competition.
so, First gather following:
- NCERT and NIOS textbooks (even here, you’ve to do very limited study of specific chapters, as explained in this article. free
download links @bottom)
- Indian Polity by M.Laxmkanth (religiously mugup this book for
First we’ll see how to approach static topics (history, geography, science, EnB, economy and polity.) then we’ll see how to approach the current affairs (for IR and Misc.GK). I’m copy pasting the content from my article on CDS strategy because GS/GK/GA syllabus-points are running parallel.
1: History & Culture
for History/culture portion, use the Tamilnadu (TN) State education board books. They’re better than NCERTs. (Free download @bottom).
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Historycan be sub-classified into following: