Disha Publication’s YearBook 2017 comparison with Manorama

 

The 2nd edition of Disha Publication’s Mega YearBook 2017 caters to most of the upcoming exams like  UPSC, CSAT, CDS, NDA, Bank Clerk/ PO, SSC, AFCAT, Law, CLAT, AILET, Railways, State PSC, IAS, CAPF, Defence & other competitive exams. Followig are the basic features that are covered in it:

• 2016 captured from Jan to Dec, which no other book does.
• Various Infographics, Mind Maps, Flow Charts, Tables have been introduced to facilitate information quickly and clearly and for better retention.

• India – SWOT, 70 yrs Journey, Trends, Game Changers, Paradoxes
• Global Economic Outlook – Analysis of Top 10 economies of world

This edition is one of the most student friendly and exam oriented copy of Year Book as compared to other similar titles like of Manorama. Following comparison offers an insight about the both titles.

MegaYear Book Comparison

 

              Disha MegaYear Book 2017                Manorama Yearbook 2017
Total Pages: 848

Price: Rs. 399

Total Pages: 1040 of smaller size equivalent to 864 pages of our size; Price: Rs. 300
Advertisement: Zero Advertisement: 86 ads running into 80+ pages
Free: 3 ebooks

·         Mega eYearbook – you can search, highlight & add notes

·         Mission IAS – preparatory tips for IAS exam,

·         Weekly updates-Jan to Dec. 2017: Current Affairs Update for the whole of 2017.

Free: Britannica Knowledge Pack

This pack is not at all useful for Competitive Exam Aspirants.

Articles: 10           Writers: No Public Figures Articles: 21        Writers: Eminent Figures  
Presentation: Divided into 2 parts

Part-A: Current Affairs & Part-B: Static General Knowledge covered into 22 units

• India & World Panorama  • People Forever

• History   • Polity   • Geography   • Economy

• Major Policies/ Acts     • Business

• Foreign Trade & Investment in India

• General Science   • Ecology and Environment

• Art & Culture   • Sports   • Healthcare

• Communication, News & Media

• Education & Career    • IT & Computers

• English Language        • Technology

• General Aptitude & Personality Development

Presentation: No clear cut demarcation between Current Affairs & General Knowledge

The book is more of General News, Articles, Panorama and Lifestyle. It is not designed exactly as per the requirements of Competitive Exams.

 

Analysis of 2016 through UNIQUE ANALYTICAL TOOLS:

        *India@ a glance: Social, Economic & Political

        *World@a glance: Social, Economic & Political

*Global Economic Outlook: Top 10 Economies

*Game Changers, Emerging trends, Causes  &

Effects,

*India SWOT: Social, Economic & Political

*Infographics:Demonetization,GST-2016

*Paradoxes of India & Quote Unquote

*Mysteries: Resolved & Unresolved

*Popular Terms introduced in 2016

Separate section Analysing 70 yrs Journey of India from Social, Political, Scientific, Demographic, Space & Economic point of view.

No exclusive analysis of 2016;

 

 

 

 

                         Absent

 

 

Coverage:

Covers every aspect from Competitive Examination point of view.

General Science is not covered – Physics, Chemistry, Biology concepts not covered at all

History – Ancient, Medieval & Modern – India & World – Not covered

World Polity Missing

Geography – Physical, India & World all are covered.

General Science is not covered – Physics, Chemistry, Biology concepts not covered at all

History – Ancient, Medieval & Modern – India & World – Not covered

World Polity Missing

Geography – Only Physical

More User Friendly

·         All the Events, Issues, Ideas & People are divided into their domain area.

·         Uses Illustrations, Pictures, Tables & Charts to present data and information.

·         Use of Mind Maps, Infographics for better retention.

·         Structured as per the needs & requirements of Competitive Exam aspirants.

 

 

·         No distribution of Events, Issues, Ideas & People into their domain area.

·         Uses Illustrations, Pictures, Tables & Charts to present data and information.

·         No use of Mind Maps, Infographics.

·         Proper Structure missing.

Some other Unique Features:

1.       Modi’s Visits Around the World 2016

2.       Diary 2016 (India & World):  Covered from Jan – 16 to Dec – 16

3.       People in 2016: Jan to Dec; Total – 117

National: Social – 38; Economic – 16; Political – 16 (Total =  70)

Int’l: Social – 24; Economic – 6; Political – 17 (Total =  47)

4.       Events, Ideas & Issues 2016: Separate & Detailed.

INDIA Events: Social – 65; Economic – 16; Political – 7

WORLD Events: Social – 34; Economic – 11;Political – 15

5.       Bills & Acts – Policies & Schemes: Separate & Detailed features of all such Bills & Acts covered.

Unique Features:

1.     Not Covered

2.     Diary 2016 (India & World):  Covered from Oct. 15 to Sept. 16;

3.     People Who made news in 2016: India Total-7

4.     Absent as separate, i.e. Only Events: India-19, World-24

5.     Absent as separate; Some bills & Acts are covered in form of Articles. No exhaustive features.

   

 

 

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