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Sir I am studying in BA first part and I want to prepare for civil services along with my honours papers.should I start preparing from now or firstly I should complete my graduation?

Civil Services Examination is a big examination and requires you to prepare huge syllabus. If you indulge in long-term preparation plan and commence preparation now, by the time you will be eligible to appear in Civil Services Examination, you will have conviction to appear in the examination immediately after graduation. You look at the General Studies papers requirements and keep reading newspapers daily. Self-assessment in the beginning will help you in identifying your strengths and weaknesses. You commence preparation with the subjects you like the most and move on to other areas that are important from exam view-point. Remain calm and keep moving slowly but, steadily.  ... Read More


Sir I am in BA first part and I want to prepare for IAS along with my honours paper.Should I do this,if yes then which coaching should I join.

It is too early to decide about coaching. As such coaching is not a must for Civil Services Examination preparation. Commence preparation with self-help and read some basic books for conceptual clarity. Read newspapers, preferably two papers daily. When you reach in final year of graduation then take a call about seeking support from coaching institute if you require.... Read More


Dear sir, i have just completed my 12th in arts stream and studying in BA (Geography). I want to prepare for UPSC but i have two doubts. 1. I like Geography, Political Science, but which one will be best in terms of marks, syllabus length for UPSC 2. I am a Hindi medium student but also good in English. Now what medium i should choose for writing as I heard there is lack of good study material in Hindi compare to English.

Geography as well as Political Science and International Relations are really good optional subjects. In Hindi medium where candidates have limited choices due to non-availability of reference books and study material, you have chosen such subjects where there are good books, study material as well as quality guidance is available for both the subjects. As far as syllabus length is concerned, it doesn’t matter much as you have to be acquainted with both these as Geograph...... 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


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


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


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


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


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



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