List of Best Current Affairs books for competitive exams


Current affair is the most important topic for all competitive exams. Numbers of questions are directly asked from current events and happenings having political, economic and social issues on the country.

Sometimes questions from the ‘static’ subjects like history and economics are asked based on current events. With this article, you will get the list of current affairs books best for preparation of competitive exams.

List of Best Current Affairs Books for Competitive Exams

I made a list of Best Current affairs books which can be used for any type of competitive exams.

All books are easily available with the local bookstore and online with Amazon and Flipkart.

I have already provided the Amazon link for each book to buy online.

List of Current Affairs Books

  1. Manorama Yearbook
  2. Competition In Focus
  3. Mathrubhumi Yearbook
  4. India Yearbook – Publication Division (GOI)
  5. Concise General Knowledge Manual – J K Chopra
  6. Current Affairs & News In Focus Objective Questions – Kiran Prakashan
  7. Lucent’s General Knowledge

Manorama Yearbook: This book is best for Current Affairs preparation and also useful for Manorama Bookall competitive exam general knowledge preparation. This book focuses on subjects like:-

  • Indian History
  • Indian Literature
  • Indian Geography
  • Indian Polity
  • Ethics
  • Social justice
  • Current Affairs
  • Sports

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Make sure that you have the latest edition of the current affairs book. Unlike the static material, this changes frequently. So for instance, if you are buying the Manorama Yearbook, do buy the 2018 version.

Competition in Focus: This book covers significant national and international news, and competition in focusinformative articles on the latest contemporary topics.

  • Economics
  • Sports
  • Politics
  • National & International Affairs
  • India & World general Knowledge
  • Science & Technology

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Mathrubhumi Yearbook: This book covers all most all important topics. In this book, the content is well explained with proper illustration and references. This also includes charts and graphs.

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Lucent’s General Knowledge: This book can be preferred for static GK in Social studies, General Science, Science, and Technology. This is a very good book for beginners and for those who are not well in static GK. The content of this book is written in a simple manner so that you can remember events easily.

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India Yearbook – Publication Division (GOI): It contains all the general information of the Ministries and Departments of Government of India. You will also get to know the programs launched in the last year and funds allocated to those from this book.

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Concise General Knowledge Manual – J K Chopra: This book includes all the current events and happenings having political, economic and social issues in the country.

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Current Affairs & News in Focus Objective Questions – Kiran Prakashan

The magazine gives a complete coverage of Current Events of 2017 along with 500+ MCQs based on them to test the grasp of students. With pointwise Study material of latest affairs, it will prove to be a cutting edge in the preparation of upcoming competitive exams. 

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There is confusion raises in the mind of the aspirants, due to day by day number of books are coming to the market, so without proper guidance and research about the books, you cannot purchase them.

The best way to choose a book is online reviews on genuine websites like Amazon and Flipkart. Because you can see the reviews of the customers, who already purchased the books and shared their reviews.

Above all the best thing to follow for the current affairs is to read a newspaper daily and make your own notes of the events.

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