what book to prefer for general knowledge for UPSC (NDA) and how to prepare at home for SSB interview and how to prepare for current affairs and how to develop self confidence??
the best book recommended by students for general for UPSC exam is General Knowledge by "Arihant", "Disha" and "Pearson". The best way to prepare for you current affairs part of UPSC is by reading the newspaper on a daily basis.
With respect to building confidence, solve as many previous years papers as you can, it is a great way to boost your confidence. Also believing in yourself is equally important to develop self confidence.
Now when it comes to preparing for SSB interview try and follow these given steps :-
- Try to know SSB's test and procedures inside out
- Do not ignore current affairs
- Some topics you should have detailed knowledge about
- Brush up on your academic technical knowledge
- Have a good knowledge on your native or home state
- Be honest, simple and yourself
- Try and improve on your speaking skills
- Listen to your interviewer with full attention
- Try to not repeat your views
First of all for general knowledge books I'll suggest you to go for Physics:Concepts of physics by H.C Verma, NCERT physics,and Arihant Physics D.C Pandey. Chemistry: NCERT Chemistry, Arihant chemistry, Numerical chemistry by R.C Mukherjee or by P. Bahadur. Various study material is available online like experimental study material, general chemistry study material, inorganic chemistry study material, organic chemistry study material, Physics chemistry study material. History: NCERT XI & XII books on Indian History will be very useful for this section. Politics : For Indian politics, study it from Indian polity by Laxminath. Geography: NCERT Geography and Geography of India.
Now to prepare for current affairs :- start reading newspaper daily or if you can't manage to have newspapers you can also switch to mobile news apps or e papers.
To prepare for ssb interview Make A Timetable, be a good reader and read books as well as news daily because you can be asked about current issues in the interview, prepare for TAT There is a book " my appointment with psychologist" which is available free of cost on SSBCrack. If you want to understand the core of the Psychology test, reading this book is a must, practice story narration and lecturette, also read all the rules and regulations before appearing for the interview.
For boosting self confidence you will have to interact with people, be a part of group discussions, practice your speech infront of mirror. Interacting with other is very important because it will make you a better speaker and will boost confidence.
Hope it helps!
The best way to prepare for current affair is reading newspaper on a daily basis, by doing so you don't have to mug up everything at the last moment, you can go for The Hindu or The Indian Express for this, these are really good options, this will cover your dynamic portion, you can also refer magazines such as Pratiyogita Darpan, or monthly compilations are provided free by various competitive exam sites, you can refer that as well but newspaper reading is the best option nevertheless, for static portion you can refer Lucent's GK, or going through site like GK Today too can help, the questions in NDA exams pertaining to this section range from various topics such as social science, general science, current events of national and international importance etc, you should prepare for at least six months-one year current affairs before appearing for the exam.