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As candidates make up mind to appear in Civil Services Examination, there are lots of queries in minds and almost all aspirants lay siege to various issues like Exam-Plan, Preparation-Plan, books and study-material to choose, picking optional subject, choice of coaching institutes and so many other issues that matters a lot in success.
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Sir, I am thinking to take Public Admin & Geography as my optionals . Please tell me about best academy that provides best postal coaching for these subjects. As i am working in public sector company as junior engineer in bangalore,i am not able to attend the class. Thank you sir...!

Many coaching institutes provide correspondence courses for subjects like Public Administration and Geography. You can contact institutes like Raus IAS or may be Chanakya IAS for correspondence courses. If you can get written notes from Synergy IAS (Public Administration) or may be Alok Ranjan (Geography), it would be quite useful.... Read More

sir I m from jaipur I want to join coaching kindly suggest some good coaching in jaipur

In Jaipur, you have branches of many Delhi based institutes like Rau's IAS, Khan Study Group, Chanakya IAS...  Pick the one which suits your optional subjects and preparation plan.... Read More

Dear Sir, I am an engineering graduate, working in private company and planning to appear for CSE 2013. have decided to prepare for the exam now itself. have chosen Political Science & History as my optional subjects. Please share the details about the best institutes who offer correspondence courses for these subjects and GS. Is it good idea to start my preparation from optional subjects, Sir? or where do i need to start my preparation. Sir? Your reply really help me to plan the strategy for th

It is nice to see some focused candidate talking about starting preparation with optional subjects. Both the optionals you have picked up are good and performing well and helping many to succeed. You can look at The Study (Manikant Singh) or Career Point (Hemant Jha) and for Political Science & International Relations, you can contact institutes like Nirvans IAS (Karamjeet Gill) or may be Raus IAS for correspondence Course. To start with, you can pick basic books, NCERT books for preparing traditional parts of the syllabus to have a feel and understanding of the subjects.... Read More

sir, my subjects will be PUB ADM and SOCIO. Medium Hindi. plz tell good institute offering weekend coaching on sat and sun. sir plz tell good magazines in hindi for GS.

Rau's IAS provide weekend batches for candidates like you and offer many subjects which include Public Administration and Sociology also. If you are looking for some more options, you can approach Synergy IAS (Abhay Kumar) for Public Administration and Dikshant IAS (S S Pandey) for Sociology. Pratiyogita Darpan is the most popular and trusted magazine. In addition to it Yojna, Kurukshetra, Vigyaan Pragati also are useful.... Read More

Sir/Ma'm, I Ronald Kaitinkhum Joute belongs to a scheduled tribe community reading in BSc general Physics,maths and Computer Science. I am also a long time back aspirant's in Civil Service since during my childhood Do i need to finish first Master and then can attempt? Could you suggest me how to prepare in my current situation BSc General?

This is the right time to start efforts for Civil Services as preparation for this examination is a long term plan. The first step to start preparation for Civil Services Examination is to understand the syllabus well. To built solid foundation, you need to have basics clear. For this, you can start with NCERT books. Other important thing you should care for is cultivating habit of reading newspaper seriously. ... Read More

Dear Sir,I am 2nd year of my Graduation.My Subjects are Pol Science,Education,English..I want to start preparation from now on...but i am confused which subject to opt between....History,Pub Ad,Pol Science. And from where i can get quality study material.

Your choice of optional is not very difficult as among Public Administration and Political Science & International relations, you are allowed to pick only one. You can think of History and Political Science & International Relations as your optional subjects. You can approach Career Point (Hemant Jha) or The Study (Manikant Singh) for History. For Political Science & International Relations,you can reach out to Vaji Ram & Ravi (Shubhra Ranjan) or may be Nirvana IAS (Karamjeet Gill). ... Read More

Sir, I am already in air force in delhi but not getting sufficeint time to join the coaching centre. whether there is any coaching wher i can attend classes on sat and sun. My sub wiil be Pub ad and Socio in Hindi medium. Thanks sir

A lot of institutes in Delhi run week-end batches. You have not mentioned your medium still, you can check up with Rau's IAS where both Public Administration and Sociology are available.... Read More

hello sir, i want postal guidance for genral studies history and hindi Lit. please tell me from which institute should i get it???

For History in Hindi medium, The Study (Manikant Singh), Sihanta (Rajnesh Raj) are among good institutes. For Literature of Hindi Language, Drishti (VIkas Divyakirti) or Saarthak IAS (Kumar Sarvesh) can be considered.   ... Read More

Dear sir,is sociology and anthropology makes good combination.

As per the scheme of examiantion, UPSC do not allow Anthropology-Sociology combination. You need to look at a different set of subject from the given list of optional subjects.... Read More

is sociology n phylosophy is better combination ?

Sociology is one of the top performing subjects in both English & Hindi medium.   While deciding about optional subjects, it is your familarity and interest in the subject that matters the most. Any subject you pick, it is your preparedness and performance in the examination which determine the final outcome.   Looking at the past result, Sociology-Philosophy combination has not been a result generating one in CSE 2010.... Read More

Sir,i have done my graduation from National institute of fashion technology in bachelor of fashion technology question is : Am i eligible for Civil services exam????

As per eligibility conditions for educational qualification it says: The candidate must hold a degree of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University Under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification.... Read More

Dear sir,i want to know about material available for sociology and psychology in english sociology and psychology good combination in english medium.

Psychology-Sociology combination in English medium is very popular. For Sociology, Vaji Ram & Ravi (Mohapatra) or Upendra IAS (Upendra IAS) are most sought after names. For Psychology, Vaji Ram & Ravi (Mukul Pathak) is the one name which is trusted by candidates. if you are able to get any of these, it is going to help you in preparation.... Read More


Civil Services Examination is not as difficult as it seems. For you, the inspiration should come straight from S Divyadharshini (AIR 1, CSE 2010) who had been with State Bank of India. For many, the route to the goal is filled with smaller steps and your first step is career in Banking. Now, you should be serious about your next major step – preparation for Civil Services Examination. With the changes introduced in Preliminary Examination, it has become a little more familiar with your background as Aptitude Test has been introduced in place of optional subject. Understand the requirement relating to CSE and prepare diligently and fulfil your long-cherished dream  ... Read More

dear sir, i want postal guidance for genral studies History & hindi Lit.please tell me from which institute shoud i get it ??

You can get General Studies correspondence course from Discovery IAS or Dhyeya IAS. For History, you can pick anyone between The Study or Sihanta IAS. Drishti-The Vision or Saarthak IAS may be considered for Literature of Hindi Language.... Read More

Dear Sir, I want to know about meterial available for sociology in hindi medium. Is Pub. Adm and Sociology good combination in hindi medium.

You can be in touch with Dikshant IAS (S S Pandey) or Daksh IAS (Praveen Pandey) for Sociology in Hindi medium. Yes, Public Administration & Sociology make a very good combination.... Read More

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