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i hv dn my graduation from commerce n i wanna knw is socio. n philosophy are good combination n scoring 4 me ?

Both Philosophy and Sociology are good subjects but, don't look at choice of optional subjects just from scoring pattern, first you need to have liking and interest in the subject. You need to understand the examination requirements and attention these subjects demand. Syllabus and past year papers would reveal the kind of efforts you need to put in. So, be sure to be clear about these before you zero in on any subject combination. If you have considered these factors, you may move ahead and pick these. In case, you look beyond these subjects, you can consider your own subject - Commerce & Accountancy which is also a very subject and produce wonderful results.... Read More


Which institute is good for history mains at delhi?confused between baaliyan sir n hemant sir..

It is a personal choice and many good coaching institutes render coaching for History. Hemant Jha of Career Point is known name for History and has contributed a lot in many successes. In past 2-3 years, Baliyan has come in sight and can be considered. We would recommend Hemant Jha over Baliyan on factors such as - long established track record, experience, connect with more candidates, big class-rooms, better infrastructure. But, before joining, try to meet candidates already enrolled with them to see the satisfaction level.  ... Read More


Dear Sir, I am going to appear CSE 2013 with pub adm and Psycology please suggest me about hindi medium books and postal course institute, Santosh Kumar New Delhi

In Hindi Medium, Public Administration is OK but, Psychology is not very popular subject as it has vocabulary which is little technical and not many good books and quality study-material available in market. You may look at any other subject in place of Psychology if you feel you will not be able to justice with your choice. For Public Administration, you can buy some basic books to start with and consider coaching institutes like Synergy (Abhay Kumar), Prabha IAS (Atul Lohia) or may be Uniyal IAS (Uniyal).  ... Read More


Sir, im confused abt magaines fr prep of gs. i want 2 knw that which magazines are necessarry fr gs? there r a lot of magazines in market.

Current Affairs is an integral part of preparation plan. You can rely on magazines in addition to newspapers as these cover the relevant news items in crux. Pratiyogita Darpan is the most popular magazine in this genre. Competition Wizard and Civil Services Chronicle are also good magazines. YOu can pick any one from the magazines listed above.... Read More



Respected sir,i am preparing for upsc 2012 but i am not having any idea that how to complete general studies as only 6 months are left please guide me to make a proper plan.

For Prelims 2012, you still have almost 7 months and you can manage it with in this time. General Studies is a long preparation plan. However, you can still manage it if you move at right pace. It is always effective if you start preparation with Main Examination requirements in mind. The GS syllabus has many constituents which require your attention. You may be familiar with some constituents and some may be new to you. Priortize your plan according to your requirements.... Read More


Sir may I please know about the subjects compulsory for the CS main examinations and CS prelims ...... Kindly mention the name of the subjects sir.

In Prelims, you have both papers compulsory. Paper I (General Studies) Paper !! (Aptitude Test) For Main Examination, you have English & Indian Language, General Studies, Essay as compulsory for all candidates. It is to be kept in mind that English and Indian Language papers are of qualifying nature. The marks obtained in these papers will not be counted for ranking.  ... Read More


Dear Sir, I have qualified CS(P) 2011 but it was not expected by me and I am going to appear in Main Exam (2011) but I am not fully prepared for main examination because I could not manage myself to cover my optional subjects timely which are Public Administration and Psychology. I am B.Com (Pass) graduate and have an MBA degree, I want to dedicate myself for this exam so please explain to me whole strategy for Civil Service Exam and tell me about the name of books and notes for Pub. Admn., a

Well, time is too short to read any book/study material a fresh. You are not alone who is facing such problem as most of the candidates who did not understand the requirements are finding it really difficult to manage. Right now, don’t even think about fresh strategies as with in very few days left, you can't adjust to newer things. Anyway, coming to your current situation, you have optional subjects which are good and delivering consistent results. Hope you must have com...... Read More


Sir, Is upsc really going to change the pattern of main exam.If it will do so,what you think "what will be the change"

For quite some time there is talk about changes at Main Examination level as well. But, nothing has come yet from UPSC and till the time there is no official announcement, we will refrain our self from speculating. Wait for the announcement; as and when such changes occur, it is expected that UPSC will give sufficient time to prepare according to the new environment.  ... Read More


good institutes for political science

For Political Science and International Relations you can think about Vaji Ram & Ravi (Rajendra Nagar, New Delhi) or Nirvana IAS (Rohini, Delhi). For Hindi medium, Saraswati IAS in Mukherjee Nagar, Delhi is good.... Read More


sir please suggest a books for economics for(hindi medium).

If you are looking for preparing Economics for General Studies, you can rely upon Pratiyogita Darpan, Bhartiya Arthvyavastha (Extra Issue).  ... Read More


i have opted for political science as one of the subjects.i want to know which other subject would be better for opting?how about anthropology or public administration

In Main Examination, there are few combination of subjects which are not allowed. Political Science & International Relation and Public Administration is one such combination which is not allowed. This leaves Anthropology as choice.... Read More


sir pre Exam kya hindi mein bhi aata hai

Yes. Except English Comprehension questions in Preliminary Examination General Studies Paper II... Read More


sir , upsc me kuch changes hone wale he?? is this right

We have been flooded with such questions for past 3-4 days. Initially, we ignored to answer but looking at such insecurity among candidates, we would like to clarify that we have not heard any such news or announcement; neither from government nor from UPSC. Till the time there is no official confirmation for such moves, you should not get carried away. You should continue preparing as per present plan of examination. No need to panic about the possible changes. As and when these changes would come, it is hoped that UPSC would give sufficient time to the candidates to adjust to the new environment.    ... Read More


Sir please suggest a list of books for preperation for compulasary english and hindi.

You need knowledge of Matriculation or equivalent standard for English and Indian Language papers for Main Examination. Many candidates do not require any separate book for preparing for compulsory English and Hindi papers. As such, most of the requirements are going to be fulfilled with you Preliminary General Studies Paper II preparation. Any good grammar book will suffice the purpose. You can rely on high school level Précis writing/essay book for practice.... Read More



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