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Thank u very much sir..........another think that i want to ask is would it be a better idea to go for internship in NGO for 2 months after completing my MBA in April 14 before prelims..........or should I completely focus on preparation for CSE 14?????

Well, you need to concentrate on your immediate requirements. Civil Services Examination is big and you have so many tasks to perform; so, you need to focus all your energies towards the Civil Services Examinations preparation. As such, only Preliminary Examination is not the target, you have to look at Main Examination related requirements simultaneously with Preliminary Examinations preparation. Adopt an integrated approach for preparation so that you are able to add...... Read More


sir , currently i m in 2nd year of b.tech computer science branch.I m planning to fight the IAS exam after my graduation completes.please guide me in the context 1.what is exam pattern 2.syllabus 3.coaching is necessary? If yes then please suggest some. 4.how should i start from now itself.means from where to start

It is always effective if you clear all doubts before you begin serious preparation for examination like this. You should gather as much information as you can so that you are clear about the goal, efforts required and how to go about it. As desired, please find below the answer to your queries point-wise: 1. Civil Services Exam Pattern ... Read More


i'm looking for the way to get into IAS exam 2014 help me where and when?

The notification for Civil Services Examination 2014 is scheduled to come on May 17, 2014 and the first stage Preliminary Examination is going to be staged on August 24. Around that time, you should keep a watch on official web-site of Union Public Service Commission and the Employment News for the notification. Civil Services Examination 2014... Read More


I am in final year and my age 21 will be in Feb and just I am studying since last 4 month and i am giving 18 hour par day so can i easy face 2014 exam

Just take it easy. 18 hours a day at this stage for Civil Services Examination preparation is too much. It is always better to put in limited hours of quality time for preparation instead of devoting long-hours of study. Agreed, it is a preparation-plan that involves coverage of a vast syllabus but that doesn’t mean that you overstretch; it is really unfair to ignore your health. As you are preparing for last 4 months, take an estimation of the ground you have covered an...... Read More


Sir please tell me now how many papers comes in pre exams and what all comes in general studies preparation

Have a look at the following links to understand the exam-plan and syllabus for Preliminary as well as Main Examination Civil Services Examination 2013 – Plan of Examination Civil Services (Preliminary) Exam Syllabus Civil Services (Main) Exam Syllabus... Read More


I am appearing for CSE 14 exam and have a average academic record.I have done b tech and will be completing my MBA in April 14.I am a bit concerned about my profile for interview. Sir I want to ask that how to build profile for CSE interviews.

No need to be concerned about your profile. With B Tech and MBA Degree in hand, you should not be worried at all about Civil Services Examination Personality Test (Interview). An average academic record does not impact the outcome; Interview board comprises a group of highly experienced and knowledgeable persons and their aim is to evaluate your personality; originality in particular. So, concentrate on studies; keep preparing for an excellent show in Main Examination.... Read More


sir, I m bhanu doing a job in a bank as a assistant. I want to became an IAS officer. I want to prepare for that & face the exam in 2014. I can't leave my job because my family financial condition is poor. so please suggest me how can I prepare for this exam.

For working people like you it is bit difficult to manage but, if you are really serious about career advancement and wish to become IAS Officer, you will have to work hard. No need to leave job but, you will have to make sure that you are making the best use of time available after office hours and on week-ends. Make a weekly preparation-plan based on time available on each working day and on weekends. Look this complete exam as single unit and start preparation with Main Exa...... Read More


Sir, my studies are only based on ncert books, should I go for other additional study material for preparation.

It is nice to commence preparation based on NCERT Books but, it will not suffice the purpose. NCERT Books help in laying a solid foundation that helps in conceptual clarity and better understanding as your advance with your study-plan. Have a look at the topics covered in syllabus and always rely upon standard text-books. Try to understand the nature of questions being asked from previous years’ question papers and take your preparation level that matches with the exam-standards. Don’t forget to update the information with the latest and contemporary developments as most of the coverage is dynamic in nature. Daily newspaper reading and internet as resource are going to be quite effective while preparing for examination like CSE.... Read More


Thank you for Your replys n Tips..:-)

It gives a feeling of great satisfaction if we are able to help you. All the best! Keep preparing!... Read More


Sir! I have completed +2 with pcm and doing graduation with political science. Is political science a option as ias optional subject?

Yes, Political Science & International Relations is one of the popular choices among optional subjects available. It has huge overlap with General Studies syllabus and in the newer situation where only one optional subject is to be picked, it would be strategic if decide in favour of Political Science & International Relations as your optional subject.... Read More


Sir everyone says that to be successful in civil services you must have a group of friends with whom you can discuss about different topics while preparing. I don't have that kind of group because i have not joined any coaching, i'm preparing by myself with some guidance by my senior who have cleared the mains. As i have still 3 years left for my graduation to complete,i think i will have that group as the goes on.. what do u say?

It is not necessary to join coaching institute to make friends, you can find friends in your colony, your college and even in your city through social networking sites. You are fortunate you have some seniors guiding you; what else you need. Company of those who have cleared Main Examination would prove to be of great help as they will be able to share real-world experience. You have enough time, just open up. By the time you will indulge in serious preparation, probab...... Read More


Hi Expert! I am overwhelmed by answers given to all IAS aspirants over here. I have a query ere too , I am preparing for IAS being on the job. However, to keep myself on track ,I tried to zero down IAS institutes in Bangalore. However, None of them seemed convincing to me, neither their data of toppers looked accurate. Could you please guide me any coaching institutes in Bangalore that I could embark on? If none, any other suggestion?Do you provide IAS coaching classes?

First of all we would like to clarify that iaspassion.com is not providing coaching classes for Civil Services Examination preparation. As you asked about coaching institutes, we would suggest you to commence preparation with self-help and this becomes more important as you are in job and devoting time for coaching classes may not be possible. Once you feel you are acquainted with the requirements, you will be able to decide about joining coaching institutes. With a solid foun...... Read More


Hello Sir. I am working as an IT Professional. I have to work for at least 10 hours a day. Can I still crack IAS? Could you please give me tips?

We don’t know when you wish to appear in Civil Services Examination and what your level of preparedness is but, if you have just begun, we would like to remind you to understand the complete exam-plan and related requirements at each stage of the examination. Next step is to identify common constituents listed in General Studies syllabus for both Preliminary as well as Main Examination. Then, pick the recent years question papers to understand the level of examination and curren...... Read More


Dear sir, can you provide me the exam related requirements for civil service?

Civil Services Examination is conducted by Union Public Service Commission every year. Notification for coming CSE 2014 would be out on 17th May 2014 and the Preliminary Examination is going to be staged on 24th August 2014. Useful Read: CIVIL SERVICES (PRELIMINARY) EXAM, 2014 to be held on August 24, 2014 IAS 2014 preparation – how well have you defined your goal?... Read More


hello sir, my age is 20 and i am planning to appear in civil services 2015. since i m a beginner so sir plz tell me from where should i start so that i could get success.

Fantastic! Hope the optimism reflecting in your query would also reflect in your preparation and when you become eligible to appear in Civil services Examination, you would be ready to crack it in your first attempt. Capability, courage and commitment are keywords and since you are capable, are showing courage to appear in civil Services Examination; one thing that is left is show ‘commitment’. As you are fresh and in touch with active studies, the preparation for ...... Read More



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