Thursday, September 20, 2018

Top 5 Must Read Books for MBA Students

Congratulations! on the beginning of Post-Graduation in Business Management i.e. MBA. The day you started your college, you were on the cloud nine but slowly you must have started feeling that life is not so easy. MBA classes run for long hours and end with the burden of unlimited assignments, case discussions, and presentations. All these must be making you feel that you are not being treated like human beings. The situation gets worst when cutthroat competition among classmates to get a favourable credit score doesn’t make anyone a true friend which ultimately demotivates extremely. In this situation, if I suggest you to read a list of Must Read Books for MBA Students to get an edge over others, would you take me on a serious note?

Yes, you should take my advice and must read given books to make yourself a deserved candidate for the job. Hirer in your campus must feel that you really deserve the job and you are the candidate they were looking for. Their search must end at you.


If you are reading till this paragraph, it means you are ready to spare a few minutes from your hectic daily life to make you distinguished from others. You don't want to be a part of the crowd only rather wants to lead that crowd by making yourself superior from them. We assure you that this list will help you to make your mind pragmatic and you would get better insights into how management theories are being used in a practical world.

Nothing comes easily, but reading habit always makes life easy. In your planner, keep one dedicated slot to read a good book other than your exam books which do not only enhance your skills but also make you better day by day. 

Must Read Books For MBA Students
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Top Picked Books For Managers in Making 

a) Good Boss Bad Boss by Robert Sutton

This book is full of stories which are written in very simple language. This simplicity compels readers to finish the book as each story reveals the mindset of the boss. To understand a work environment, one should understand why a boss moves in a particular manner? What makes him a good boss or a bad boss?  In your career path, you would also become boss one day, and this book will help you to have the self-awareness. You would understand why OB subject tries to teach you the relevance of interpersonal relationships.

b) Power: Why some people have it and others don’t by Jeffrey Pfeffer

You should read this book to understand what people do to obtain power, how far they go and what all things they do to have power at any cost. You should be careful while reading this book as it may make you believe in being unethical. Use this book to understand all ways and their impact only, not to apply all in your office. This book will help you to understand the role of boss, networking and image in the power center. Sometimes, reading such books are necessary as these help us to choose missing links between effort and success.

c)The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey 

Many times, success secret doesn’t fall into a category of ‘what to do’ but in ‘how to do’. Read this book to observe own habits and after effects of good and bad habits. This book is one of the most selling books and readers get benefitted by practicing these habits.

You can also find several videos to have a better understanding of the book. For example-Check the link.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

BSNL JE Books-BSNL JAO Books-JTO Preparation-All at one place

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited as a Public Sector Unit i.e. PSU is a dream destination to get a government job. Every year several young graduates join BSNL as JE (earlier TTA) or JTO or JAO. If you are looking for Best BSNL JE books or busy in BSNL JTO exam preparation; this post will help you to select a genuinely good book. Even if you are looking for BSNL JAO books, we are covering them too. We are not making a long list of books rather we are suggesting the best option available in the market.


BSNL Exam Books

BSNL JE Career: Candidates join BSNL as JE by clearing two steps of selection.

First Step-       Online Exam
Second Step-   Medical Test

Career Hierarchy Path at BSNL

JE or TTA ->JTO -> SDE -> DE -> DGM

BSNL JE Books for Preparation of TTA Exam

BSNL Junior Engineer exam is basically a test of theory contents. If an aspirant prepares junior engineer syllabus in a strategic way, this exam is very easy to crack. The key point of success in JE exam is “multiple revision of theory”. 

BSNL Junior Engineer Exam Preparation Books for Theory Section

To score well in basic engineering and in your specialization section, you need to go back to your basics. Yes, you got me correct. Take once again your core books of Physics and Maths for a thorough revision. In fact, for any competitive exam, preparation should be started with the revision of elementary portion.

Once you finish your elementary revision, you can have one book from the recommended section.

"Guide to BSNL Telecom Technical Assistant Junior Engineer (Erstwhile TTA)"

Book Review: In JE exam, basic concepts are tested. If you are going through all your specialization books that would be always a better option. However, this book can also be used for JE exam preparation. The only condition is that the aspirant must have some previous knowledge. This book covers almost all topics still few topics are not covered widely. Basically, this book is for revision purpose. Each chapter is followed by a good number of MCQ and it is always available with the concessional price on Amazon.
Honestly speaking, it also has several printing mistakes. The reader can find a repetition of questions and spelling mistakes. At several places, important formulas are skipped.

"Gateway to J.E by Ashish Dixit & Mayank Srivastava"

Book Review: This book also has good reviews. It covers almost all the essential Topics. But, like all other books, you can rely on it for the specialization part. A single book cannot cover all which you have studied in multiple semesters. But, one can take this book as a part of preparation strategy. Upkar publication books are most liked books among BSNL JE aspirants. Book doesn’t fit your requirements if you are looking for solved previous year papers. 

BSNL JE Exam Syllabus and Preparation Tips

BSNL JE syllabus is divided into three sections.
1.     General Ability Test:

General Ability section covers topics like General English, General Studies, Aptitude and Reasoning Test etc.
But the weightage of this section is only 20 marks. If you are securing 10 marks in this section, that will be sufficient to hit the target.

Preparation Tip: As this portion has just 10% of full paper, a candidate can practice for this section 5 or 10 days from any General English book made for the competitive purpose. Avoid guessing as negative marking is there.

2.     Basic Engineering:

Preparation of this section is most important as it makes difference between winners and looser. 90 questions from all branches of Engineering will cover almost 45% of the paper.

Preparation Tip: Try to cover in diploma level syllabus in 15 to 20 days for following topics/branches. Do practice for equations, definitions, and important basic points.
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Basic Electricity
  • Applied Physics
  • Digital Techniques
  • Electronic Device and Circuit
Your books of the first semester will help you a lot. You can buy any one book out of two given above. But, you need to stick to the syllabus.

3. Specialization: This section will also ask 90 questions covering 45 % of the paper. This is the toughest part of the paper and cut off marks for this section of JE paper is 30.   

Preparation Tip: Read your core engineering books for the last two years. Focus on knowledge-based questions to cover complete theoretical aspects. Prepare given topics in the sequence they are given below. 

  • Electrical
  • Instruments and Measurements
  • Network, Filters and Transmission Lines
  • Control Systems
  • Communication
  • Computer
  • Microprocessors
     BSNL Junior Engineer Previous Papers

Once you revise complete BSNL JE syllabus, go for solving all the previous year’s questions papers of the BSNL. Whenever we do solve old papers, it helps us to check our preparation level in reference to speed and accuracy.

Other Popular Books for BSNL Junior Engineering Exam

General English
“Objective General English by S.P. Bakshi”
General Studies
“General Knowledge: with Latest Current Affairs & Who’s Who by RPH Editorial Board”
Applied mathematics
“Applied Mathematics for Polytechnics by H.K.Dass”
Applied Physics
“Applied Physics for Engineers by P.K. Diwan”
“Objective Computer Engineering for Diploma Engineers by G K P”

Basic Electricity
“Question Bank in Electrical Engineering: With More Than 17,000 Objective Type Questions & Answers by J.B. Gupta”

“Objective Electrical Engineering: Study Material with Solved MCQs: With Study Material 2015 by R. Gupta, Rajesh Garg”

Comment in the box, your choice for BSNL JE Books for the upcoming exam.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Books Recommended by iit toppers

We are covering all important books recommended by iit toppers in our JEE books review section. Continuing with our series on iit preparation books, we cover the last portion of jee syllabus for iit books. To get a good rank, focus on chemistry is equally important and is relatively easier than math and physics. We have come here with best books for jee mains and advanced to prepare JEE Chemistry.

Most of the JEE aspirants are lenient towards the preparation of chemistry. They do no give it ample attention. However, it is the subject where you are assured of success if you have thoroughly studied irrespective of examination scenario. Chemistry is the subject where Input and output ratio is equal. It simply means more time you would give to the subject, more success you would get in JEE papers.

Here, I have mentioned a grading system (marks out of 10) similar to what we did in our previous articles on iit JEE books.

Read Following Links for Maths and Physics 

->  IIT Physics and

-> IIT Math

Continue for Chemistry->

On the basis of difficulty and the order of books mentioned is from beginner’s level to masters! This grading system is based on our conversation with IIT toppers in which they gave their review on books used by them. 

books recommended by iit toppers

Jee Main Books are not different from Books for JEE advanced, almost all books will cover few portions of both levels.

Here the portions are covered as per divisions of chemistry- physical, inorganic, organic.

Remember all books mentioned ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED and gradation is purely for difficulty.

Best Chemistry books for iit jee as recommended by IIT Toppers

We are dividing the full article into three sections.
A. Books for Physical Chemistry
B. Books for Inorganic Chemistry
C. Books for Organic Chemistry

A. Physical Chemistry For JEE

1. Physical Chemistry for JEE by Wiley Publication (MAIN BOOK FOR THEORY) (9/10)

Book Review

This book is exceptionally well in width and depth of coverage of JEE portion with utmost clarity. 
Along with thorough coverage of theory, it consists of plenty of solved examples which consolidate the theory portion covered. 
All past year questions topic and chapter-wise are covered as solved examples in the material.
In the end, the exercise consists of conceptual, numerical subjective and objective type questions. 
The difficulty level of exercises matches that of actual JEE scenario.

Toppers Recommendation
“If you complete this book religiously, you will be able to solve 90-95% of JEE mains and 80-85% of JEE advanced questions of physical chemistry.”
2. Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations by RC Mukherjee (9/10)    

Book Review

It provides a crux overview of theory for revision. There are many solved examples and unsolved questions which provide a very thorough and perfecting touch to JEE physical chemistry preparation.
The specialty of this book is the deep coverage of basic concepts of stoichiometry, eudiometry and mole concepts which are taken for granted by other authors for granted. 
At the end of the book, there is a large question bank comprising of multi-concept questions and of each type as per JEE pattern, this makes the book a must-have.

Toppers Recommendation
“If you complete this book religiously, you will be able to solve 95% of JEE mains and 90% of JEE advanced questions of physical chemistry” 

B. Best Book For Inorganic Chemistry

1. Concise Inorganic Chemistry: Fifth Edition by J.D. Lee (MAIN BOOK FOR THEORY) (10/10)

Book Review

The best book available in the market for inorganic chemistry at this level. 
Though not specifically designed for JEE, this book covers the complete width of jee inorganic chemistry.
It makes even the most mundane topics of inorganic interesting with its presentation and explanation. 
Certain topics are covered beyond JEE level so the curated study is required.

Toppers Recommendation
“If you complete this book religiously, you will be able to solve 95% of JEE mains and 90% of JEE advanced questions as most of the jee inorganic questions are conceptual. The book hits the bull’s eye in concepts.”

2. Problems in Inorganic Chemistry for JEE (10/10) by V.K. Jaiswal

Book Review

Reading theory is crucial for JEE inorganic chemistry, but only reading is not sufficient every time. This book completes the gap which is left even after reading concepts from JD Lee i.e. their applications.
After completing a particular chapter from this book you will find yourself at ease.

The best thing about this book is, this does not have too much of "time-pass stuff" which some books tend to have in them to make the book look bulky.
This book is one stop solution for practicing jee inorganic portion.

Toppers Recommendation
“Completing this book assures at least 95% in jee mains and 90% in jee advanced of Inorganic Chemistry Portion”

C. Best Organic Chemistry books for iit jee preparation 2019

1.Organic Chemistry by Morrison & Boyd:

Book Review

A very descriptive book for beginners. We would keep it in the awesome category as chapters are nicely explained. The book is written in an explanatory style which makes all the concepts very clear. IIT aspirants can find the full syllabus for IITJEE at one place.

Toppers Recommendation

Purchase this book in class XI and if you can complete this book earliest at your end; it will help you to follow 95% questions of both Mains and Advanced.

2.  "A Guidebook to Mechanism in Organic Chemistry by Peter Sykes"

Book Review 

It’s a handbook with well-explained mechanisms which is useful for preparation of Organic Chemistry for engineering as well as medical entrance exams. This book serves as an authentic source to deal with Organic Chemistry. 

The book is written by a prominent chemist, therefore the mechanism is evident in all the chapters. The best-covered topics are – Strengths of Acids and Base, Structure-Reactivity and Mechanism, and Radicals and their Reactions.

Toppers Recommendation

It a must read the book for Organic Chemistry, however, it has an overload of information, which may confuse JEE aspirants, if they are not guided properly.
3. Organic Chemistry For Competitions by  OP Tandon
Book Review
If a candidate feels comfortable with Indian Author can blindly pick books written by OP Tandon. Each chapter is explained with minute details and illustrations to make topics simple. Make your own notes while going through this book.
OP Tandon book has all types of solved and unsolved questions collections in the form of MCQs, Reasoning type, and Matching type questions very much similar to the new JEE pattern. Instead of going online in search of pdf, a serious aspirant must own a book copy because of bulky contents.
Toppers Recommendation
“Choosing OP Tandon organic chemistry for IIT JEE will be a good choice as it has more than enough information to help you to clear the exam. 

Link to Fill JEE Mains Form 2019 

Other Popular Books 

We know it very well that any Topper never discloses all his secrets, however, above given books recommended by IIT toppers will help you a lot to find a right book for each section of Chemistry. If you find any book which you feel should have a place in this list, please mention that in the comment section. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Police Jobs-Vacancy-Upcoming Exams & Admit Card

If you have a childhood dream to become a Police officer and looking for Police Jobs and searching for the Police vacancy 2019, you have to clear anyone Police Exam out of opportunities given below. 

Gateways to Join Police Jobs in India

Indian Police Department can be joined by several ways.
  1. National & State Police Service
  2. Paramilitary Forces
  3. National Security Guards (NSG)
  4. Special Protection Group

Police Jobs & Vacancy

National & State Police Service: 

Selection of Central Police Services is done by UPSC and selection of State Police is done by State Public Service Commission. Few jobs are filled by Staff Selection Commission too.

Through state PSC, you would direct become gazetted officer after your training whereas SSC jobs are non-gazetted and you would wait for 1 or 2 promotions (if you are in group B) to become a gazetted officer. SSC makes recruitments for Group B, C & D Posts.

Upcoming Exams to join National and State Police Services


You need to clear civil services exams to become IPS officer. Apart from clearing UPSC, a candidate of state cadre police service can also become IPS after prescribed promotion. This will be the best career opportunity.

State PSC 

State Public Service Commission is another exam to join state police jobs. Generally,  a combined competitive examination for all State Civil Services is held to fill all openings all over India.

However, in the case of Union Territory, this responsibility of filling up posts of SPS  is borne by the Union Public Service Commission. You can appear for the Civil Services Examination for Group-B Services. 

The candidates selected through State PCS are usually posted as Deputy Superintendents of Police (Deputy SP) or Asstt. Commissioner of Police (ACP). 
They may be nominated to the IPS after (8-15 years) prescribed satisfactory service.

Exam for Subordinate Police Services 

State Police Services also recruits Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI), Sub-Inspector (SI) and Inspectors of Police in a category of Subordinate Police Services.

The exam scheme differs from State to State, but the examination is similar which papers on language, General Studies and optional. Generally, these exams are known as State Subordinate Service examination.

Paramilitary Forces

Paramilitary forces is not an official term but they are used to refer to the following two forces.

  • Assam Rifles and
  • Special Frontier Force.

Earlier there were seven names under this category but in March 2011, Ministry of Home Affairs adopted a uniform nomenclature of Central Armed Police Forces forgiven five forces.

  • Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF),
  • Central Industrial Security Force (CISF),
  • Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB),
  • Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP),
  • Border Security Forces (BSF).

National Security Guards (NSG)

Special as well as Elite Force, no direct recruitment, only excellent soldiers of military or paramilitary are picked for it. Check for NSG website for age limits and physical standards required.

Special Protection Group

Commonly known as SPG and its task is to protect present and former Prime Minister and their family. No direct recruitment is done for SPG. 

Selection for operations of SPG is purely done on deputation either from the Indian Police Service (IPS), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Border Security Force (BSF) and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

It’s a deputation post, an officer is placed for one year only and after completion of tenure of one year, the officer will be sent back to original post. The selection process is tough and can be checked from the official website.

Though we try to update all new application form notification, but readers are advised to visit official website time by time.

Don't forget to comment, the name of Police Exam in which you are appearing this year to serve the country by joining Police Jobs.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

LIC AAO Syllabus, Books and Online Application

Apply for LIC AAO exam with link given here. Insurance Sector is having largest opportunity in India. If you have planned to join this sector, start your preparation with best books for LIC AAO exam 2018. You don’t need to have collection of books. One good book which covers one particular section will be sufficient.

LIC AAO Syllabus

LIC AAO Recruitment 2018 Details:

Life Insurance Corporation of India
Mode of Application & Exam
Online only
Name of Posts
Assistant Administrative Officer (AAO)
Total Number of Vacancies
650 (Expected)
Official Website
Important Dates:
Release Date  of LIC AAO Notification 2018
Update Soon
Starting Date of LIC AAO 2018 Application
Update Soon
Last Date of LIC AAO Application Form 2018
Update Soon
LIC AAO 2018 Exam Date
Update Soon
LIC AAO Result Date and Link
Update Soon
Eligibility Criteria
Educational Qualification:
Graduation or Post Graduation in respective discipline.
Age Limit:
Minimum- 21 Years
Maximum- 30 Years
Application Fee
General / OBC
Rs. 600/-
Rs. 100/-
Selection Process
Phase I
Online Written Exam
Phase II
Phase III
Medical Test
Phase IV
Document Verification

Section wise list of good books for LIC AAO Exam 2018

Always perfect practice can make us perfect. Therefore, we should plan our practice session topic wise. Each section should be given equal importance and should be practiced separately to increase accuracy and speed. 
If we check LIC AAO exam pattern, we can understand our study plan.
Number of Questions
Exam Duration
Logical reasoning
 30 questions
120 minutes
General knowledge
 30 questions
Quantitative aptitude
 30 questions
English language
(Qualifying only)
40 questions
Computer knowledge
30 questions

Books of Reasoning for LIC AAO exam 2018

Before you select any book for reasoning section, you should go through syllabus to understand topics and sub topics.

LIC AAO Syllabus - Reasoning Ability

Statement Questions
Alpha Numeric Series
Number Series
Coding Decoding
Boast & Streams
Clocks & Calendars
Seating Arrangement
Blood relation
Coded Inequalities etc.

Note: Syllabus is based on last year papers. No fixed syllabus gets issued with the notification.
You should have one basic book to prepare resoning part of competitive exams. May select any one out of given below.

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by R S Aggarwal

Analytical Reasoning by M K Pandey

A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal (English) 1st Edition by B S Sijwali, Indu Sijwal

Logical and Analytical Reasoning (English) 1st Edition by A.K Gupta

Books of Quantitative Aptitude for LIC AAO exam 2018

In Q.T. section, following table can be taken for guidance but it is not fixed or final format. Paper pattern is strictly decided by the exam conducting body and may vary from the following.

Data Interpretation
Quadratic Equation
Data Sufficiency

Aspirants are guided to check previous year papers and they will find almost similar distribution of questions. Select any one book as per your requirement and start preparing for exam.

Quantitative Aptitude by R.S. Agarwal

Quicker Mathematics by M. Tyra

Arihant’s Fast Track Objective Arithmetic

Advance Maths for General Competitions by Paramount Reader Publications

LIC AAO Syllabus - General Knowledge

This section is very unpredictable for those who are not habitual of reading newspaper and very easy for those who regularly update themselves with information of their surroundings. However, basic topics which should be covered by you is given below.

Current Affairs - National and International
Budget and Five Year Plans
Awards and Honors
Indian History and Economy
Countries and Capitals
Books and Authors
Important Days
International and National Organizations
Science - Inventions and Discoveries
General Science
International Organizations/Financial Institutions

Books of General Awareness for LIC AAO exam 2018

NCERT books for History, Polity, Science

Manorama Year Book 2018 (English)

Manorama Year Book 2018 (Hindi)

Lucent’s General Knowledge (English) –Buy on Amazon

Lucent’s General Knowledge (Hindi) Buy on Amazon

Competition Success Review Year Book (English) – Buy on Amazon

Competition Success Review Year Book (Hindi) – Buy on Amazon

LIC AAO Syllabus for English Language

Reading comprehension
Phrase substitution
      Cloze test
Sentence correction
Para jumbles
Commonly misspelled words
Synonyms and antonyms

Books for English Language

English Grammar by Wren and Martin – Buy on Amazon

Essential English Grammar by Raymond Murphy –Buy on Amazon

Quick learning Objective General English (RS Aggarwal &  Vikas Aggarwal) –Buy on Amazon

Objective General English (S P Bakshi) –Buy on Amazon

Syllabus of Computer Section for LIC exam

Generations of computer
Basic computer fundamentals
Software and Hardware and their functionalities
Computer Abbreviations
Modern day technology
Security Tools, Virus, Hacker
Internet, LAN, WAN
MS Word, MS Excel, etc.

Books for Computer Awareness:

LIC Assistant Administrative Officer (English)  by Unique Publishers –Buy on Amazon

LIC Assistant Administrative Officer (Hindi) by Unique Publishers –Buy on Amazon

LIC AAO Exam Guide (English) by R. Gupta –Buy on Amazon

For Practice Paper and previous year papers, you can buy one of these

LIC AAO Online Exam Practice Work Book (With CD) (English) by Kiran Prakashan – Buy on Amazon

LIC AAO Online Exam Practice Work Book (With CD) (Hindi) by Kiran Prakashan –Buy on Amazon

Insurance Officer Exams AAO,AO & ADO Solved Papers(NICL/LIC/OIC/UIICL/OICL) (2013 – 2002) by Kiran Prakashan

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Don’t forget to share your favourite book name in comment section.