India has grown leaps and bounds over the past few years. There is no doubt Indian talent is at par with other leading nations of the world, also by the year 2020, India will have the largest number of literate youth, ready to work and devite their capabilities towards building of a better and stronger nation. Here is a list of the 10 Best Magazines of India which guide the aspiring Indian students to prepare for examinations :
Pratiyogita Darpan is an Indian bi-lingual magazine on current affairs and general knowledge specially useful for civil service exams and similar competitive exams. Published by Upkar Prakashan based in Agra, it is a widely read and popular magazine for exams and covers wide areas from current affairs, economy, geography, history, politics and constitution of India. The magazine also has an online version, and is published in English and Hindi languages.
According to Indian Readership Survey (IRS), with an average issue readership (AIR) of 2.154 million, in 2011 Q2, it topped the list of career/ education magazines in India it also had a total readership of 5 million, and was the 3rd largest magazine in India.
Competition Success Review, often abbreviated as CSR, is a general knowledge magazine in India, which as per which all the National Readership Surveys is “India’s largest” magazine in this category and a “leader for the last four decades”. It is read across India, mainly by students who wish to appear for competitive entrance exams. Its content includes general knowledge trivia with a focus on Indian current events, tips for college interviews, Interview with IAS toppers, Interview and GD tips and sample question papers for different competitive examinations. Competition Success Review was established in 1964. As per the latest ABC figures CSR is India’s Largest Selling Magazine in English Among all Fortnightlies & Monthlies ABC* (*January- June 2007). As per the NRS (National Readership Survey) 2001, CSR emerged as the largest selling magazine among all monthlies and fortnightlies with a total readership of 7.4 million. The founder and Managing Director of CSR is S. K. Sachdeva. The head office of Competition Success Review is located at in New Delhi.
Competition Science Vision magazine is India’s number 1 leading magazine for competitive exams in India. Competition Science Vision magazine is a specialized magazine for 10+2 Medical entrance aspirants, The magazine circulation (approx) is 65,000 copies per month. Competition Science Vision (monthly magazine) is published by Pratiyogita Darpan Group in India and is one of the best Science monthly magazines available for medical entrance examination students in India. Well-qualified professionals of Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and Botany make contributions to this magazine and craft it with focus on providing complete and to-the-point study material for aspiring candidates. The magazine covers General Knowledge, Science and Technology news, Interviews of toppers of examinations, study material of Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and Botany with model papers, reasoning test questions, facts, quiz contest, general awareness and mental ability test in every monthly issue.
The Civil Services Times is a newsmagazine registered under the Registrar of Newspapers for India under Government of India (Ministry of Information and Broadcasting) with the RNI Number 62339/95. It is owned, printed and published by Vivek S. Raj. The newsmagazine is meant to collect the information from various reliable sources which included the Government Departments/Ministries and Press Information Bureau and to provide them before everybody to not only at their awareness level but also to imbibe a sense of analysis for their in-depth understanding. This newsmagazine believes in impartial orientation towards facts and events with impeccable and immaculate approach. It is guided and directed towards creating a sense of clairvoyance and a sensitive aptitude towards all the relevant developments related to national, international, foreign policy, science and technology and economic issues.
The Competition Master was a monthly magazine being published since 1959. The publication of the print edition was suspended with effect from July 2009 issue. However, the magazine content continues to be available online. CompetitionMaster.com caters to study resource needs of all those preparing for any competitive exam, quiz, debate or just looking to update oneself on current affairs, GK etc. The website provides features, articles, essays, debates, solved papers of exams like civil services, CAT, MAT, XAT, NDA, CDS, Bank PO and Clerk Grade Recruitment, Hotel Management, UPSC and SSC exams etc. There are solved papers as well as practice tests. Then, there is vocabulary improvement section, personality development tips, career tips and lots more. Online the entire content is available free to those who register with the website.
Chronicle Publications Pvt. Ltd. made its debut in 1990 with a vision to provide the best guidance to the ambitious Indian youth. With the largest number of magazines on career and education in the market, Chronicle Group is now well-known as the trend setter in career media. In the last 10 Yrs group has branch out in distinctive dome which marked an impact of excellence in their respective trade. The Civil Services Chronicle (CSC) was first published in 1990 by Chronicle Publications Pvt. Ltd., the first of its kind in India. The purpose was to bring provide a platform to the IAS aspirants and other examinees of Civil Service tests to accommodate their preparation in a well-planned manner.
Yojana, a monthly ‘developmental’ magazine published by the Publication Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, is dedicated to highlighting socio-economic issues in an unbiased manner. It started its publication in 1957 with Mr. Khuswant Singh as its Chief Editor. For UPSC civil service aspirants, Yojana is an indispensable source for covering topics on Government schemes, social and economic issues, environmental issues, women empowerment, governance and other important national issues both for Preliminary and Main examination. Based on the syllabus, articles should be read selectively. Some articles also help candidates taking Geography, Sociology and Public Administration as an Optional subject for Mains.
Success Mirror is a monthly magazine and publishing English language. It Published by PD group. Their other publications Pratiyogita Darpan, Pratiyogita Darpan Hindi, Success Mirror English, Samanay Gyan Darpan. This is a education magazine. Success Mirror Magazine is top one leading magazine for competitive exams in India. In this book we can read current affairs, economic news, daily update news, present politics and Employment News. It is the most effective general knowledge magazine for competitions which covers Current Affairs Round -up,special reading material relating to career.
Samanaya Gyan Darpan is monthly Hindi magazine. It published by PD Group. PD group other publications are Pratiyogita Darpan, Pratiyogita Darpan Hindi, Success Mirror English, success Mirror Hindi. This Samanaya Gyan Darpan magazine is the largest selling general knowledge book in India. In this magazine related to G.K. for competitive exam, current affairs and day to day updates in Economy.
CSAT Chronicle is a premier publication for inculcating aptitude for all competitive examinations such as IAS, CAT, MAT, Banks etc. Each month the magazine has a collection of solved question papers which helps candidates judge the type of questions, their difficulty level and understand the methods.
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