5 Best GK Book 2019: For UPSC, RRB, SSC Competitive Exams

Nowadays, GK books are becoming more and more critical for aspirants, especially for those, who are approaching competitive exams. A GK book is an excellent source of knowledge to learn about our history and present. It surely helps in building your confidence level by letting you know what is going around the world. It also tells you about your past and how we evolve as a species.

A great GK book not only gives you all kind of vital information but also makes your thinking sharp. You can feel a change in your personality after you get to know about the types of stuff you haven’t even heard about. Also, GK is an essential subject in cracking competitive exams in India and its one of the easiest way to score more.

best gk books 2019 for UPSC

So, here is the list of best GK book 2019 in India.

Lucent’s General Knowledge

Best Accurate GK Book


This is one of India’s best selling GK book so far, and many of the aspirants have cracked exams after gaining knowledge for it. Lucent’s General Knowledge is the best choice for UPSC, SSC, RRB NTPC, CDS, and NDA exams. The reason why it is better than many other books because it comprehensively covers all the topics in details. Just keep on reading this book every day and do not skip any topic.

Lucent’s GK book has ten chapters including Indian History, World History, Geography, Indian Polity and Constitution, Indian Economy, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Miscellany, and Computer. I think this book really enhance the knowledge level of the readers. This book is also available in the Hindi language in leading online stores.

Best Features

  • Boosts your knowledge from the core
  • Maintains high accuracy for the last decade
  • Paperback 410 pages cover all the major topics
  • Appendix section for other vital information
  • Easy readability even for a teenager
  • Very handy to carry while traveling

What I Don’t Like

This book was published in 2018, so it lacks recent information. That is why it is not recommended for current affairs readers.

Pearson General Knowledge

Best for Deep Knowledge


If you want to achieve deeper knowledge rather than remembering facts, Personal GK is a great gift for selves. It comes with more elaborated content and has easy to read the language. It covers all the topics of The World, Science and Indian History. You must have approx six months of time to absorb the information of this book.

Apart from GK, it also covers Current Affairs and more than 1400+ previous years exams papers of different government exams. Some exams are UPSC, State PSC, Banking Examinations, SSC, LIC, NDA, etc. I also ensure that this book is fully up-to-date and possess vast knowledge of wisdom.

Key Features

  • Covers various exam patterns
  • Contains 928 pages with the paperback
  • Gives you free access to Pearson’s online portal
  • Comes with quick facts, key points, and concept to remember easily

Arihant General Knowledge

Best Latest Edition GK Book


A thin GK book by Arihant which comes at a very pocket-friendly price. This paperback book is the latest edition of Arihant General Knowledge series, and it covers all the topic that Lucent’s GK book does. On top of that, it comes with images such as figures, graphics, and tables representations to make an impactful reading experience.

Students and aspirants are adopting knowledge from this book for Railway, Police, SSC, UPSC and other various examinations. I recommend this book for

Best Features

  • 2020 edition covers the latest current affairs up to 2019
  • A total of 128  pages with chapter wise details for rich knowledge
  • You can quickly revise your covered topics
  • Decent paper quality and binding at this price

Manohar Pandey’s GK

Best Descriptive GK Book


This GK book is more like an advance edition of Arihant General Knowledge with more detailed information. The content of this book is edited by a highly skilled team of Arihant Group so that you can get precise knowledge. The simple English makes it easy to read by a 13-year-old kid.

This GK book is carefully designed for the casual reader, and exam oriented students. I mean a lot of aspirants has prepared and cracked government exams using this book. So you cannot complain about the learning of this book. This second edition of GK book is designed and published after years of substantial experience. It has also adopted the latest trends of reading, leaving the old tradition behind, so that new generation readers can easily understand and coverup their favorite topics.

Best Features

  • Large description part of the important topics
  • Crucial and noteworthy points for competitive exams
  • Comes with the paperback of 591 pages
  • Fully compatible according to latest exams patterns

Disha General Knowledge

Best Revision GK Book


If you are short on upcoming examination days, Disha general knowledge 2019 is one of the best choices. This GK book is the second edition which is specially made for quick revision for various competitive examinations. Be it SSC, Civil Services, Banking or Agricultural exams this GK book covers all the major topic in just a small number of pages to have a quick recap.

Best Features

  • To-the-point explanations in 128 pages
  • Latest pattern and syllabus-wise revision
  • Also available in PDF format for under ₹10 only

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