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which book is helpful for science and technology?

You can pick Science & Technology by Ashok Kumar Singh (McGraw Hill) or may be Spectrum Publication book. Besides, Annual Report of Ministry of Science & Technology is also quite helpful.  ... Read More


Sir/mam,iam studying btech 1st year I want to prepare for ias exam what I want to do

Right now, you gather complete information about the Exam-plan and related requirements at each stage of the examination. Besides, self-assessment at this stage will help you in spotting your strengths and weaknesses. Accordingly, you can decide which areas require attention. Commence preparation at low key with NCERT Books for conceptual clarity and make newspaper reading a habit. As you will move forward, you will keep on getting lots of insights and soon, you will find rhythm as far as preparation is concerned.... Read More


Hlw Sir my name is amit & I am a student of bsc 2 year (maths) & Sir I want to know that will this right decision that after bsc I apply MA degree as post graduation for ias ,,, Sir I want to preparation ias with art subject... plz tell me will this right decision? ?

This is right time to decide about timing for foray into Civil Services Examination and you should seriously analyse the factors that can impact your attempt. First, be clear that post-graduation is not prerequisite for appearing in Civil Services Examination. You become eligible with a bachelor’s degree. As you wish to appear with optional subject from humanities stream, you should spend some time to figure out which subject suits you the most. We suggest, you l...... Read More


which is the best optional subject for me basically am MBA graduate.....

After the changes introduced with Civil Services Examination 2013, now only 'One' optional subject has to be chosen for Main Examination. As has been observes, Management as optional subject is gaining popularity and is giving impressive success-rate. If you feel comfortable, you can go for it or can pick any other optional subject that suits you the best. Following article will help you in gaining some insights about choosing optional subject OPTIONAL SUBJECT SELECTION... Read More


Sir, I am a B.Tech graduate; I want to know is Law optional syllabus concise and easy to understand for self-study?

Law as optional subject has come in limelight in recent years and many non-Law background candidates have made it possible to crack this examination with Law as optional subject. Even, in Civil Services Examination 2013, Law has given highest success-rate among popular optional subjects. Law is specialized theme and is logical in nature. If you look at the syllabus, a part of it gets covered while preparing for Main Examination - General Studies Paper II. Try if you can understand it with self-study. But, for some portion, you need to take help as you have to compete with Law background candidates and have to develop answer-writing skills so that you meet examiner’s expectations.... Read More


I am studying pg graduate in English from IGNOU HOW I can become an ias officer?

For post of IAS, you have to prepare yourself for a fierce competition as lakhs of applicants are in the fray for around 1000 odd posts for which Civil Services Examination is conducted every year by UPSC. Top rankers in the merit-list get chance to fulfil their dreams to get the coveted post of IAS. The following link will help you in getting some insights for preparation. IAS PREPARATION... Read More


How I can become an Indian Foreign officer? Please give the guidance in which way I can succeed as a student of class9 so after 10 what I will take science or arts, to succeed in becoming ifs officer.

For Indian Foreign Service (IFS), you need to appear in Civil Services Examination that is conducted every year by UPSC. As IFS is one of the top All India Services, you need to get good rank in the merit-list to secure your seat in IFS. It doesn’t matter much what subjects you read in school (10+2); you have to look at the syllabus for Preliminary Examination that comprises of Gener...... Read More


how many and how are optional subjects choosen

As per the new pattern that came in to effect from Civil Services Examination 2013, candidates are required to opt for only 'One' optional subject from the gives list of optional subject available. The related articles will help you in choosing the suitable optional subject.... Read More


The paper 1 is going to be based upon one of the Indian Languages to be selected by the candidate from the 18 languages included in the VIIIth Schedule to the Constitution (Qualifying Paper). Can English be chosen for this paper, since paper 2 is English already?

For Civil Services (Main) Examination, it is clearly defined that among two Qualifying papers, for Paper A one of the Indian Language is to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution. Yes, you are correct - Paper B is English.... Read More


any Institute in M.P. or Assam?

In Madya Pradesh you have many coaching institutes imparting coaching for Civil Services Examination; among well-known names, Khan Study Group (KSG) is one in Bhopal.... Read More


I want to start preparation for upsc .I m serving in Indian Airforce. Service 11 years. Guide me

It is going to be quite challenging as you are coming in contact with serious preparation for Civil Services Examination after a long gap. You will have to indulge in a study-plan that involves topics from diverse disciplines; so, you need to plan it properly. First, you should be clear about the exam-plan and related requirements at each stage of the examination. You should prepare effectively so that you are able to crack it in the first attempt. So, if you are serious and ready to put in diligent efforts, you should commence preparation with some basic books. The related article given below will help you in crafting a strategy of your own. So, show courage and start your journey towards your destination - IAS... Read More


is it possible to clear pre exam with self studies if yes please tell me how and also tell me important books as well as magazines for GS paper 1 CSAT paper 2 for hindi medium.

Civil Services Examination attracts lakhs of aspirants and majority of them prepare with self-help. So, not only Preliminary Examination, you can prepare for Main Examination as well with self-study. But, we would like to draw your attention towards your objective  - Preliminary Examination. As a matter of fact, before you commence preparation, you should understand the complete exam-plan and should have a holistic approach. As it requires, you need to adopt ‘integr...... Read More


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अर्थशास्त्र एक ऐच्छिक विषय के रूप में सिविल सेवा परीक्षा के लिये अंग्रेजी माध्यम के लिये तो बहुत सफल ऐच्छिक विषयों में से एक है परन्तु हिन्दी माध्यम के उम्मीदवारों में इतना प्रचलित नहीं है....... Read More


i need to know the names of the recommended books to prepare as i am doin it on my own...i am 1st year student pursuing bachelor of arts..

Right now, you are in Graduation first year so, commence preparation with some basic books for solid foundation and conceptual clarity. However, for your reference, list of relevent books has been given in related articles which can be considered for preparation.... Read More



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