General Science is included in syllabus to enable the candidates to explain their observations and to explore the structure of the world around.
Science is part of human experience and has relevance for everyone. Knowledge relating to science makes candidates to be inquisitive, reflective and critical thinkers.
Being better informed, the future Civil Servants would be able to argue and discuss about sensitive, moral, ethical and environmental issues. An appreciation of scientific knowledge, processes and values has the potential to help them build a more productive and ecologically-sustainable environment.
What to do?
NCERT books are quite useful resource for preparing this section. Magazine like Science Reporter is quite effective. Newspaper reading and use of internet is going to be of great help in tackling many questions.