A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning

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A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning

This revised edition of A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning, while retaining the key strengths and structure of the previous edition, brings to the readers additional questions from various competitive examinations as per the latest pattern and trends. A section on recent questions (based on memory) and their answers/solutions from different competitive examinations like SSC, SBI-CGL Tier I, AFCAT, SBI (PO), RBI Grade B, etc. has been added.

Key Feature:
The book carefully guides the candidates through faster, shorter and intelligent paths to take up the study both parts of the book, namely, Verbal, and Non-Verbal:
(a) By suitably arranging the questions based on the latest examination patterns.
(b) By providing a huge number of questions for practice, with solutions that can teach one the right approach towards solving them.
(c) By providing solved examples with full explanation to bring out the essence of each topic

Table Of Content:


Section-I: General Mental Ability • Series Completion • Analogy • Classification • Coding-Decoding • Blood Relations • Puzzle Test • Sequential Output Tracing • Direction Sense Test • Logical Venn Diagrams • Alphabet Test • Alpha – Numeric Sequence Puzzle • Number, Ranking & Time Sequence Test • Mathematical Operations • Logical Sequence of Words • Arithmetical Reasoning • Inserting the Missing Character • Data Sufficiency • Eligibility Test • Assertion and Reason • Situation Reaction Test • Verification of Truth of the Statement

Section-II: Logical Deduction • Logic • Statement – Arguments • Statement – Assumptions • Statement – Courses of Action • Statement – Conclusions • Deriving Conclusions from Passages • Theme Detection • Cause and Effect Reasoning

• Series • Analogy • Classification • Analytical Reasoning • Mirror-Images • Water-Images • Spotting Out the Embedded Figures • Completion of Incomplete Pattern • Figure Matrix • Paper Folding • Paper Cutting • Rule Detection • Grouping of Identical Figures • Cubes and Dice • Dot Situation • Construction of Squares and Triangles • Figure Formation & Analysis • Additional Questions with Answers

Useful for:
• IBPS-CWE Bank PO/Clerical/Specialist Officers, RRB Officers; SBI-PO/Clerical; NABARD &IDBI Bank Executive Offices
• SSC-CGL (Tier I and II); SSC-CHSL (10+2); SSC-FCI Grade III; SSC-CPO/SI/ASI, Income Tax etc.
• UPSC-CSAT, SCRA etc; and other State Services Exams
• Railways Grade ‘D’ & other Technical & Non-Technical Exam
• MAT; CMAT; CET (MBA); SNAP; BBA; BBM & other B School Admission Tests
• NTSE; CLAT; Hotel Management etc.



E-Commerce by Laudon

For the undergraduate and graduate e-commerce course in any business discipline. The market-leading text for E-commerce. This comprehensive, market-leading text emphasizes the three major driving forces behind E-commerce-technology change, business development and social issues-to provide a coherent conceptual framework for understanding the field. The tenth edition features updates to the text, data, figures and tables based on the latest marketing and business intelligence available from eMarketer, Pew Internet & American Life Project, Forrester Research, comScore, Gartner Research and other industry sources. All opening, closing and “Insight on” cases are new or updated.

Land of the Seven Rivers

Land of the Seven Rivers

Land of the Seven Rivers: A Brief History of India's Geography

‘Land of Seven Rivers: A Brief History of India’s Geography’ is regarded as a fascinating read, the main motive of which is to acquaint the readers with the fascinating geography of the country. It is also a curious read on how several facts and stories, which make an intrinsic part of India’s history, actually came into vicinity. While explaining these, the book also questions several incidents that are thought to be a major part of India’s history, like why did Buddha choose Sarnath as the site for his first sermon and how did the Europeans exactly map our country.

The brilliance of the book lies in the fact that it tries to answer many questions from Indian History from the point of view of the country’s geography, by studying its various ancient cities, rivers, mountains and hills.

An avid traveller, Sanyal has travelled to numerous archaeological sites, crossed numerous rivers and gained an in-depth knowledge by reading the ancient manuscripts, all with the aim to help the readers gain good hold about the geography of India.

The reprint edition of the book was published in 2013 by Penguin Publishers and is available in paperback.




This eighth edition of sociology themes and perspectives provides a comprehensive introduction to sociology for a-level and undergraduate students. This essential resource is fully updated to match the latest sociological teaching, research and developments to support you in learning about sociology today. Brought to you by an established and trusted team of subject experts, sociology themes and perspectives has supported over one million students in the uk and internationally in studying sociology. This new edition will enable you to: build your understanding of sociology through the clear and comprehensive explanation apply your knowledge with contextualised examples and research stay relevant with the most up-to-date research, empirical studies and theories consolidate your learning with the quick-reference conclusions and summaries at the end of each chapter bring sociology alive with full-colour explanation and photos the new edition features coverage of these critical new topics: globalisation (in a major new section), the arab spring, the possible decline of us power, uk coalition policies, environmental sociology, new media, the financial crash and recession, network society, victimology – and many more! contents: chapter 1: stratification, class and inequality chapter 2: sex and gender chapter 3: ‘race’, ethnicity and nationality chapter 4: poverty, social exclusion and the welfare state chapter 5: health, medicine and the body chapter 6: crime and deviance chapter 7: religion chapter 8: families, households and personal life chapter 9: power, politics and the state chapter 10: education chapter 11: culture, socialisation and identity chapter 12: the mass media chapter 13: age and the life course chapter 14: methodology chapter 15: sociological theory

Sociological Theory

Sociological Theory

Sociological Theory

About the Author George Ritzer is Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland. His major areas of interest are sociological theory and the sociology of consumption. He has served as Chair of the American Sociological Association’s Sections on Theoretical Sociology (1989-1990) and Organizations and Occupations (1980-1981). Professor Ritzer has been Distinguished Scholar-Teacher at the University of Maryland and has been awarded a Teaching Excellence award. He has held the UNESCO chair in Social Theory at the Russian Academy of Sciences and a fulbright-Hays Fellowship. He has been Scholar-in-Residence at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study and the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences. Table of Contents PART 1: Classical Sociological Theory 1: A Historical Sketch of Sociological Theory The Early Years 2: Karl Marx 3: Emile Durkheim 4: Max Weber 5: Georg Simmel PART 2: Modern Sociological Theory: The Major Schools 6: A Historical Sketch of Sociological Theory: The LaterYears 7: Structural Functionalism, Neofunctionalism, and Conflict Theory 8: Varieties of Neo-Marxian Theory 9: Systems Theory 10: Symbolic Interactionism 11: Ethnomethodology 12: Exchange, Network, and Rational Choice Theories 13: Contemporary Feminist Theory PART 3: Recent Integrative Developments in Sociological Theory 14: Micro Macro Integration 15: Agency-Structure Integration PART 4: From Modern to Postmodern Social Theory and Beyond 16: Contemporary Theories of Modernity 17: Structuralism, Poststructuralism, and the Emergenc

Contemporary Sociology

Contemporary Sociology

Contemporary Sociology: An Introduction to Concepts and Theories

This revised and updated edition of the highly successful sociology textbook, Contemporary Sociology, continues to throw light on key issues and concerns of present-day society. M. Francis Abraham’s vast experience and extensive research cuts across conventional themes and geographical boundaries to include:

  • Theoretical perspectives and research methods
  • Key concepts and theories
  • Relevant issues in education, economy, politics, population, stratification, minorities, urbanization, and environment
  • Social institutions, organizations, and recent trends of change
  • Examples drawn from numerous cultural contexts

The crucial topics of modern-day sociology such as gender, race, lifestyle changes, ecological issues, and domestic violence are explained separately, distinguishing the book from general sociology textbooks.

Sampling: Design and Analysis

Sampling Design and Analysis

Sampling: Design and Analysis (Chapman & Hall/CRC Texts in Statistical Science) 2nd Edition

This edition is a reprint of the second edition published by Cengage Learning, Inc. Reprinted with permission.


What is the unemployment rate? How many adults have high blood pressure? What is the total area of land planted with soybeans? Sampling: Design and Analysis tells you how to design and analyze surveys to answer these and other questions. This authoritative text, used as a standard reference by numerous survey organizations, teaches sampling using real data sets from social sciences, public opinion research, medicine, public health, economics, agriculture, ecology, and other fields.


The book is accessible to students from a wide range of statistical backgrounds. By appropriate choice of sections, it can be used for a graduate class for statistics students or for a class with students from business, sociology, psychology, or biology. Readers should be familiar with concepts from an introductory statistics class including linear regression; optional sections contain the statistical theory, for readers who have studied mathematical statistics.


Distinctive features include:



    • More than 450 exercises. In each chapter, Introductory Exercises develop skills, Working with Data Exercises give practice with data from surveys, Working with Theory Exercises allow students to investigate statistical properties of estimators, and Projects and Activities Exercises integrate concepts. A solutions manual is available.

    • An emphasis on survey design.

    • Coverage of simple random, stratified, and cluster sampling; ratio estimation; constructing survey weights; jackknife and bootstrap; nonresponse; chi-squared tests and regression analysis.

    • Graphing data from surveys.

    • Computer code using SAS® software.

  • Online supplements containing data sets, computer programs, and additional material.

Essentials of Survey Sampling

Essentials of Survey Sampling

Essentials of Survey Sampling by Chaudhuri (Author), Arijit (Author)

How the samples are allocated to strata or to clusters? Which is the best sampling method? How large a sample size should be? Will the sample provide the precision that we require? How the best results can be obtained at the lower cost? How to design and analyze different forms of sample surveys? The author focusses on using sampling techniques and ideas to solve real problems. This text includes different sampling methods and different sample allocation plans to create the powerful, cost effective survey sample design for your study. It covers a wide range of sampling methods simple random sampling, stratified sampling and cluster sampling. The book also describes the mathematics involved behind the confidence limits, ratio estimation, sample size and survey precision. Small area estimation, randomized response, network, adaptive sampling, control sampling and permanent random numbers are also discussed in addition to most of the classical topics.