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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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I am preparing for prelims this year. What should be my priority for effecive preparation for General studies?

As you are targeting Prelims this year, you have less than 2 months left before Prelims. At this point of time, prepare current affairs on priority basis. Revise the rest of the syllabus regularly. In particular, give some time to General Mental Ability as you can score well in this section. For practice, go for trusted 'Test Series' for building speed and accuracy.  ... Read More

I am an Electronics Engineering final year student. I have been a good student through out. My only fear for going for IAS is that if even after 4 attempts, i am unable to clear (in case), what would be options left to me. And this is the reason why my parents also don't encourage me for it. But I aspire for it seriously. Kindly guide me in this regard.

Be optimist. As you are a good student, it should not be a big problem for you to make an honest attempt. Don’t give up without having a ‘try’. Have faith in your abilities and start preparing seriously for CSE. Moreover, why you are thinking you will not succeed in four attempts...... Read More

I did graduation in physics honours, will Physics be good optional subject?

Have a look at the Physics syllabus and past year's papers for Prelims and Mains examination. If you feel, you can manage, you can opt for Physics as one of optional.  ... Read More

which newspapers do you recommend for analytical perspective over day to day issues?

To prepare effectively, you need to read at least one National Daily from General Studies point of view. For developing analytical prospective, focus your attention particularly on editorial everyday. 'The Hindu' is the most prefered choice among Civil Services Examination aspirants. For economic coverage, you can look at the 'Economic Times' or 'Mint' (from Hindustan Times Group). However, you can continue reading the newspaper you subscribe to, if it is fulfilling your needs.... Read More

which institutes do you recommend for general studies preprations?

Looking at the recent Prelims and Mains question papers, you will realize that exam is becoming innovative and creative. So, care is must before you zero in on any institute.  As you are residing quite near to Delhi, you have big names which are quite popular among Civil Services candidates for General Studies. ... Read More

What is the success rate of maths in civils??

Success Rate of Mathematics in Civil Services Examination 2007 is 3.5%. Out of total 198 candidates appeared in Mains Examination, only 7 were recommended for appointment.... Read More

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