7 Best GK Book 2021 – 2022: Crack UPSC, RRB, SSC Exams

Nowadays, GK book is 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 2021 in India.

General Knowledge 2021 – Arihant

Best Competitive GK Book

General Knowledge 2020
165 185  in stock
2 new from ₹ 203
1 used from ₹ 165
as of October 9, 2021 6:52 am

Here is the updated version of Arihant’s GK book that covers all the recent affairs in a brief. Along with that, you get to enjoy all the essential general knowledge about history, geography, science and many other miscellaneous topics. As we already know that this book is designed for students and aspirants so that they can grab all the juice that might help them to crack any competitive exams.

This is a paperback edition with almost 591 pages. Every page is categories into different topics so that you can learn step by step and clear your doubts easily. So far, we have rated this book as one of the best GK books to buy right now.

Key Features

  • Covered all the topics in GK
  • Great quality of papers
  • Designed for NDA, Banking, SSC, Railway, UPSC exams

R.K Saxena – General Knowledge 2021

Easy Reading GK Book

General Knowledge 2020(English, Paperback, R.K. Saxena)
252 365  in stock
as of October 9, 2021 2:22 am

One of the easiest to read GK book so far by R.K Saxena. This book has covered all the important topics with previous years current affairs as well. This book is pretty thick with 600 pages on it. You can start preparing for government exams with this book as it is an extremely good companion for your success in general study section.

R.K Saxena is a well-known name when it comes to the competitive field. That is why this book has sorted content with straight forward information and no irrelevant references. Great books for aspirants, just go with it.

Key Features

  • Well explained topics with brief details
  • To the point explanations
  • Highly recommended for aspirants

Lucent’s General Knowledge

Most Accurate GK Book

Lucent's General Knowledge
204 216
as of September 14, 2021 7:42 pm

This is one of India’s best selling GK book so far, and many of the aspirants have cracked exams after gaining knowledge from 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

Pearson General Knowledge Manual 2019 (With Previous Years' Papers online)2018(English, Paperback, Edgar Thorpe, Showick Thorpe�)
664 699  in stock
as of October 9, 2021 2:22 am

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

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Arihant General Knowledge

Best Latest Edition GK Book

Arihant's GK
as of September 14, 2021 7:42 pm

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

Manohar General
as of September 14, 2021 7:42 pm

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

Disha GK
as of September 14, 2021 7:42 pm

If you are short on upcoming examination days, Disha general knowledge 2021 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 topics 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

Frequently Asked Question

Which GK book is best for competitive exams?

For competitive exams like UPSC, and Railway, Arihant and Lucent GK book is a great choice as it covers all the major to the minor topic that helps you to crack the exam easily.

How to study the GK book?

Try to learn a topic daily. Make a schedule and keep on study until you grab all the knowledge around that topic. Also, watch the video, graphics on the internet to learn more quickly. Also, keep on repeating in to make your memory sharp.

Which GK book is best for SSC CGL?

SSC CGL requires a better understanding of general knowledge, and to crack this exam, and you need a better book. We would recommend R.K Saxena GK or Lucent’s GK. Both books are excellent on their own and have an extensive source of knowledge. Its all depend on which suits you more.

What is the best GK book for UPSC exam?

For UPSC exam, GK books are not good choice however General Studies (GS) are a better choice. We would recommend, Pearson, McGraw Hill, and Arihant’s GS book manual for this. Read these books

UPSC GS by Pearson

UPSC GS by McGraw Hill

UPSC GS by Arihant

How can I download GK book?

Many GK book comes in two formats, paperback, and web (downloadable). The web format is comparatively cheaper, and you can download it quickly; however, only a few book’s authors sell this format.



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