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sir i am hindi medium student.i want standard studymaterial in sociology in hindi. help me sir.i am interested in socio.

For preparing Sociology (Optional Subject - Main Examination) you can buy Study Material from Dharmendra Sociology, Mukherjje Nagar, Delhi. They offer regular as well as correspondence Course for Sociology.... Read More


Sir/Mam, I am studying B.Tech 3rd year. I want to crack civil service examinations right after my B.Tech. So,I want to start my preparation now. How to start ?? Can you please help me out what are the books and how to study?? Thanking you in advance.

This is the right time to become thoughtful about your plans for Civil Services Examination. Start with little steps and strengthen your basics so that once you take up serious preparation, you have a solid foundation. As it necessitates, conceptual clarity is must so, commence your preparation with NCERT books. Cultivate Newspaper reading habit and based on these, making self-notes and updating these at regular interval would help you in building awareness about current developments and contemporary issues. This activity you can very well manage along with your daily routine For getting some insights and suggested book-list, click on the links given in related articles…... Read More


Hi sir, what are the scoring levels of students having Economy as an optional subject? Also that, I am student from engineering background. But I am preparing for upsc since a year at least and have got reasonable understanding of the economic basics and news. Kindly provide me an outlook like time required, marks obtained by students

In the recent results, Economics as optional subject has delivered very good results and even success-rate is quite high. You can expect around 300 marks out of 500 if you are well prepared. You have to understand the specific needs this subject has and as it is dynamic in nature, you should update your knowledge to meet the examiner's expectations.... Read More


Can i give UPSC civil service mains exam in marathi medium? Is there any condition to give exam in marathi language?

Yes, you can write Civil Services Examination with Marathi Language and there is no restriction or condition for choice of language.... Read More


Who are called IAS toppers in UPSC? Do all the candidates that pass interview and selected for the job (IAS, IPS or IFS) called "IAS Toppers"?

‘IAS Toppers’ is a generic term used for successful candidates in Civil Services Examination as all those who find place in merit-list achieve success after passing through a exam-plan that is demanding as well as exhausting. Technically speaking, 1st rank holder selected for coveted Indian Administrative Service ‘IAS’ should be termed IAS Topper. It is all about motivating future aspirants; all these successful candidates are source of inspiration and their achievement give others hope of success.... Read More


Sir, please confirm that we have to take only one optional subject in mains. I want to ask if I can take Sanskrit as an optional subject in mains. In this regard I further want to know whether for the same I need to have this subject in graduation or in 12th standard.

Yes, you need to pick only ‘ONE’ optional subject from the list of subjects available for Civil Services (Main) Examination. You are at liberty to choose any optional subject that you like and there is no condition attached. if you want to opt for Literature of Sanskrit Language as optional subject, you can.... Read More


Does bad academic record affect interview marks?

No, your past academic performance does not impact your fortunes during interview. Highly experienced members of interview board are well aware of knowledge and intellect that candidate show at Preliminary as well as Main Examination that helps candidate reach this level. So, don’t have any apprehensions; prepare diligently and give your best.... Read More


Sir, I did my under graduation in Sociology and have planned to undertake upsc coaching @ Vaji and Ravi academy. My doubt is whether a person if 20 years is eligible to attend upsc coaching @ Vajiram and Ravi institution?

When you prepare for Civil Services Examination, you need a preparation-plan that requires long-term planning. As a part of your preparation strategy, if you wish to seek guidance for preparation, it is absolutely fine. There is no check in coaching institutions as far as age or eligibility is concerned. If you plan to join coaching institute, you can join it to prepare yourself to face examination confidently when you become eligible to appear next year or when you feel your preparation matches the level that this exam entails.  ... Read More


Sir, I have given CSAT in 2011, and at present my age is 39 yrs. Please tell me whether I will be applicable for 2015 CSAT

As per statement made by Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), the Government has decided that “the candidates, who appeared in Civil Services Examination 2011, will be given one additional attempt in CSE 2015. Details will be notified through CSE Rules, 2015 in due course.” Accordingly, you stand to gain a chance. However, for more clarity on this issue, wait for Civil Services Examination 2015 notification that is expected soon.... Read More


Sir, I have written Mains exam of 2013 and 2014 with Hindi as medium but not qualified. Now, I think to shift from Hindi to English as medium of exam. My optional is Public Administration. I need your help in this decision as I think I am more comfortable with English and resources are better available in English medium.

For Civil Services Examination preparation, choice of medium of writing examination is really important and you should have taken care of this fact at the beginning of your preparation. However, you still have opportunity to resolve this issue and can make serious attempt with English medium. As such, Public Administration in Hindi medium is not delivering; whereas, it has produced wonderful result with English medium. So, go ahead with your plans and give your best.... Read More


Hi friends dis is venkatesh. I want to write prelims examination...can u give d guidance for me. I am waiting for reply

When you plan to appear in Civil Services Examination, don’t look at Preliminary Examination alone; understand the complete exam-plan and related requirements at each stage of examination. Then, accordingly plan your foray in to Civil Services Examination. Get an idea about the Preliminary Examination preparation at the following link Preliminary Examination... Read More


Sir, if CSAT is qualifying nature then the mark of CSAT will be included or not in Civil Services (Pre) cutoff ?

As it indicates, Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination has been made qualifying that clarifies the stand that the cut-off would depend on candidate’s performance in General Studies Paper I. However, wait for few days, with notification for Civil Services Examination 2015, things would be crystal clear.... Read More


Guide me about preparation IAS exam. I have nothing idea properly.

Civil Services Examination is conducted every year by UPSC for recruiting suitable candidates for top posts like IAS, IFS, IPS and a host of services and posts. Now, notification for Civil Services Examination 2015 is on anvil. Just have a look at some of the links to get an idea about the examination. Civil Services Exam... Read More


Sir is it possible to crack exam in 3 months?

Well, if you are asking about chances of success in Preliminary Examination with about 3 month’s preparation, probably yes. In fact, UPSC gives almost this much of time from notification to Preliminary Examination. But, if you are envisaging success in Civil Services Examination with such a short duration of preparation, it is practically not possible. Civil Services Examination, having a gruelling exam-plan requires long-term planning as you have such as vast syllabus t...... Read More


Sir I am 26 year old a bank clerk was an average student. I have started preparation for CSE with NCERT books. Please tell me how to manage time and suggest me how to improve writing skills in Hindi.

You represent the group of candidates who move towards destination step-by-step. It gives you financial security with a job in hand and as a part of career development, gradually you make attempt to fulfil your ultimate goal with sheer determination and hard work. Agree, while in job, it is difficult to manage preparation for Civil Services Examination but, if you plan a little, you can do it. You have taken a correct step to commence preparation with NCERT Books that will str...... Read More



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