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Gd mrn sir, i want to know what if a science graduate takes public administration as an optional for CSE,i have heard about the concised syllabus and easy avalibility of study material for this subject,so how far is it a good decision to clear the exam?

No doubt Public Administration is a very good subject. It has relevance to the post in question ‘Civil Servants’ as well as some overlapping topics with General Studies syllabus. These factors make Public Administration most sought after optional subject. Superior level of understanding relating to current events and contemporary developments can help you in scoring higher marks in Public Administration. ... Read More


my dob is 10/10/1985 and i belong to OB category please tell that when will be my last attempt?

Why you wish to wait for the last attempt possible? You have enough time in hand and age is not going to be problem if you plan to appear in CSE right now. If career in Civil Services is your dream, go for it with full preparation as if you have only one attempt in hand. There is no fun in putting in efforts for years without aiming for success.... Read More


Sir, im an IPS aspirant. im currently doing my masters and the course gets over in june 2012. I've already started preparing for CSE 2012 prelims and im confident of clearing it. Although im not very confident of clearing the mains since ill have very limited time for preparation after my M.Sc exams get over. But i want to try for the sake of experience. Is it worth wasting an attempt or should i wait for CSE 2013?? Please enlighten me.

Civil Services Examination requires optimism. You are completing masters and have been preparing for it; so, your level of preparedness should be good. You have mentioned that you are confident of clearing Preliminary Examination which is relatively manageable in the limited time before the examination as notificaction is yet to come. You have not mentioned about the General Studies Mains preparation and optional subjects; one su...... Read More


sir, currently i am employed in SBI as PO. previously i was in merchant navy which i dropped out due to health issues. i hVE BSc (nautical science) degree from AMET university chennai. am i eligible for the exam? i have always wanted to achive big in life and i feel that civil services can satisfy my zeal. my problem areas are the subjects. one of the subjects i will go for is geography which i find very interesting. second subject i am confused with. please help me out with my second subject.

A degree from any recognized university is minimum qualification for appearing in Civil Services Examination. You are PO in SBI which indicate that you have capability to take your career to steady heights. You can look for any of the popular subject like Public Administration, Sociology or may be Philosophy which all makes good combination with Geography. Success in Civil Services Examination is all about your attitude and if you prepare seriously, the task is not as difficult as it seems. All you need is calibre, courage and commitment.... Read More


sir,i am a mechanical engineer preparing for cs2012.i had taken coaching for public admin and i am confused in choosing my 2nd optional whether to take telugu literature or geography.sir,can you suggest me the best scoring optional among these in which there is a good track record of high scores for engineering graduates?

It depends on you how much interest you have in the subjects you have shortlisted. Generally, engineering background candidates perform well with Geography as second optional subject. As you have limited time in your hand, if you have started preparation for Geography, then it is ok otherwise you can think of Literature of Telugu Language as it can be managed with in short span of time.... Read More


Sir plz guide me that can i get public admin. subject for prepairing IAS

Public Administration is the best performing subject right now. It has produced the best results in CSE 2010 as in the list of successful candidates, highest number of candidates had Public Administration as one optional. As such, this is a very good subject and has relevance with the job in question. The syllabus is such that it helps in General Studies. The Paper II, in particular, gives a ...... Read More


good evng sir, i am a bit confused about sociology and philosphy as my second optional. Medium is Hindi. sir which is more scoring and where i can get best study material for philosphy (Hindi med) as i will not be able to attend coaching.thank u sir.

Both Sociology and Philosophy are among most popular optionals and are good scoring subjects. In Hindi, Philosophy result is not that encouraging for CSE 2010. Still, it can not be ignored as in past it has produced very good result with Hindi Medium. You can subscribe to correspondence course from PATANJALI IAS (Dharmendra Kumar).... Read More


hello sir, i m very confused to history ,hindi lit, & public administration sir please tell me which are the best combination. i m hindi medium student. plzz help me sir??

History, Literature of Hindi Language and Public Administration are good optional subjects and are producing good results in Hindi Medium. You can zero-in on History-Public Administration combination as these subjects would render some help in General Studies preparation.... Read More


sir i am chetan chavda a commerce graduate from ahmedabad. presently working with epfo and want to start prepaation for 2012 ias with history and guj literature subject kindly suggest me the ways to start the preparation also let me know the postal guidance for the particular subject

At a time when many candidates are confused, it is nice to see focused candidate like you seriously looking at preparation. Looking at CSE 2012, you have limited time in your hands as you have to prepare for both Prelims as well as Main Examination. Start with General Studies preparation adopting an integrate approach by looking at Main Examination requirements. It will take care of your Prelims Paper I automatically. Besides, look at Prelims Paper II syllabus and devote an ho...... Read More


sir.... my ias target 2013. how can i learn english?

The new-look prelims requires you to learn new skills and linguistic skills are one of them. We have CSE 2011 Prelims Paper which reflects that you require some basic preparation. Even the syllabus suggests level of X standard. Preparation for English can be done with help of any good grammer book available in market and books on comprehension. A good dictionary is a must. You have almost 19 months in hand and can devote some time learning these skills right now so that later you can concentrate on your Main Examiantion related requirements. But, don't forget to practice regularly as it will keep telling you where you stand. ... Read More


sir.... my ias target 2013. how can i manage time?

The right way to commence preparation for the civil services examination is to understanding the complete scheme of exam and its requirements. The Preliminary Examiantion which has 2 compulsory papers Paper I & II. For Mains, as per present plan of examination, you have to prepare for General Studies, Essay and two optional subjects besides compulsory papers English & Language. The last stage is interview. For managing time well, you need to priorti...... Read More


sir...this is navneet mehta frm delhi......As per the news given in the hindu 28 sept edition the syllabus for the ias mains is goin to be changed,,,and the optionals wl be replaced by a common set of papers consisting of subjetcs frm GS........plz let me know abt dis.......besides i wd like to know that wen r these changes goin to take place actually....???????/thnaking you urs sincerely, navneet

Well, these apprehensions about the proposed changes at Main Examiantion level are troubling many candidates. We have been flooded with such queries but as far as changes in Civil Services Examination 2012 is concerned, we are still to hear from UPSC or Government about such plans. This is such a sensitive issue and any important development cannot be confined to the reach of one or two newspapers. When any official announcement would be made, a wide coverage in mass-media w...... Read More


sir i chosse pub Ad as one of my optional subject and i am very much confusing about to take second optional.one belief is all are saying that may be in future there is no optional subjects.can u suggest me other optional subject...pubad is one of my subject n which subject is suitable n easy for preparation...i am planning to take HISTORY or GEOGRAPHY or ANTHROPOLOGY tell me sir i am waiting for u r help

Public Administration is a subject which is considered immune to whatever happens in future in relation to changes at Main Examiantion level. As second optional subject, you can chose Geography among the shortlisted subjects as this is one subject which should be helpful in General Studies and would cover a portion of economy as well.... Read More


sir i am graduate in arts ( socio economics and polity) i think my optional are public ad and second sub confused me so help me on chose second optional in socio and economics thank

In your case, Sociology can be a better option. Sociology is a scoring and among top scoring subject. It has produced wonderful results in CSE 2010. It makes a good combination with Public Administration.... Read More


Dear sir I am Hindi medium student I have public administration as first optional kindly suggest second optional paper with public admn. best for hindi medium

Geography, Sociology or may be History are some of the good optional subjects in Hindi Medium that make good combination with Public Administration. Have a look at the syllabus and past year papers and find out which subject interest you the most.... Read More



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