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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 have done BE(IT) at this time i am working in PNB at Delhi. Is it possible to prepare for civil service exam parallel with job. I joined the Public administration classes. But some time i feel short of time. Please guide me.

With recent changes at Preliminary Examination level, a lot of candidates with professional degrees are getting attracted towards Civil Service Examination and a lot of candidates have been able to achieve success while continuing their jobs. It will be difficult to manage sufficient time for preparation while working; but, if plan it well, it would be easier to handle the preparation for Civil Service Examination. Civil Service Examination has a multi-staged pr...... Read More

sir is there reservation for ph student in particular allotment as ias ifs irs etc.

Yes, reservation is made for candidates belonging to Physically Disabled Categories in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government. Physically disabled candidates are required to meet special eligibility criteria in terms of physical requirements/functional classification consistent with requirements of the identified service post. For more details, please refer to the notification for coming CSE 2013 which is going to be out by February 2013.... Read More

Sir, I am a 2nd year student of Mechanical Engineering and aspiring for Civil services examination. Currently, I am going through Bipin Chandra's India's Struggle for Independence and I am a daily reader of The Hindu. I am confused regarding optionals. For 1st optional Pub ad seems good but for second, I am hanging between Sociology, Geography and Literature of Maithili language . ( cannot go for science subjects or for mechanical engineering, as I know myself.) What should I do ,from now only to get in , in the very 1st attempt? I want to strengthen my GS for prelims as well as for mains! Please , guide me Sir!Thank You!

Don’t get confused; you have ample time to prepare for Civil Service Examination. The newspaper and book you have mentioned are good resource and are going to prove quite helpful in preparation. As such there is a lot of talk about the proposed changes at Main Examination level and removal of optional subject; so, you can wait for a while to decide about the optional subjects as it is expected that soon we will have clarity about the kind of changes and its time-line, whe...... Read More

Good morning Sir, i works at ia & as patna. so that i have no sufficient time. I want to prepare for ias exam. But i heard that syllabus has to be changed . Sir it is true or not. What will be the proposed syllabus.

Although the news relating to change in Main Examination pattern and removal of optional subjects is in air for months; but, last 10-12 days have been quite eventful. Still, there is no news from UPSC/Government relating to these changes. On December 6, 2012 a clarification was made by Mr. V. Narayanasamy, Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office in written reply to a ...... Read More

hello sir , i m planning to appear for CSE 2013 without any prior knowledge .I m b.ed and a house wife so it is not possible for me to join any coaching institute so pls suggest me what should be the preapration strategy for this exam?

Civil Service Examination is not a child’s play. You have made up your mind to appear in Civil Service Examination without preparation which is a big task. Moreover, being a house wife, you must be having a lot of responsibilities; so, you need to formulate an intense preparation strategy and will have to sincerely adhere to it seriously. Self-analysis before you commence preparation is must to know your strengths and weaknesses. Besides, it will help you in assessing how...... Read More

Sir,I did my Btech in computer science and engineering and having not good academic record.After completing my Btech I almost wasted one and half years of time not doing anything.Now I like to prepare for cse2014 by joining in institute.could you suggest me when to satrt and the gap after my graduation effects me or not???

You should not worry too much about this gap and focus all your attention towards preparation as the task in hand is big. Civil Service Examination has a gruelling, multi-stage exam-plan that requires capability, commitment and courage. Having an average academic record is not at all going to affect your performance here; it is an open competition and your relative performance will determine where you stand. The following articles will help you in getting some in...... Read More

news paper in hindi

You can pick any national Hindi daily available in your city like Hindustan, Nav Bharat Times, Rajasthan Patrika, Bhaskar or may be Jagran. Your aim is to be in touch with current events and contemporary developments. It would be nice if you read at least two newspapers.... Read More

hi sir, I am planning to appear for the CSE 2013 and i have no prior knowledge about the subjects apart from what i have studied in school. Most of tell that we need at least one and half years prior preparation for prelims, but i have only six months left for the exam and i am not working and fully concentrating on the exam right now. Will the time be sufficient? how should i go about the preparation? kindly advice me. Thanks in advance.

It is suggested that for complete preparation (Prelims+Main Examination), you should devote around one and half year time. You are a little late but, it is not that you should give up. With efforts and full dedication if you prepare for CSE 2013, still you can manage to put up a decent show. The following articles would help you in getting some insights relating to the query you raised: ... Read More

Sir I have asked three times question but till now I didn't get answers then how is ias passion useful for ias aspirants plz tell platform is, “an attempt to provide clutter-free, well structured content relating to IAS Preparation where aspirants spend a little time to get inspired and motivated.” Daily, thousands of visitors find something or other useful and spend little time to get better understanding of exam-related requirements. is a forum for passionate people who look forward to make career in Civil Services. Our role is to keep their morale high and try to make their journey enjoyable.  ... Read More

I want to know any reservation is available for rural candidates such as General merit rural(GMR)in civil services exam?

In Civil Service Examination there is no reservation as such for Rural Candidates. ... Read More


Look at the complete exam-plan and chalk out a preparation strategy of your own to cover the complete syllabus effectively. You need to divide your time judicially for each constituent of General Studies and optional subjects based on your priorities. As such your schedule is having breaks, so care for maintaining continuity and preparing self-notes would be quite beneficial as these will come handy while revising.... Read More

Plz help me I am from Patna I want to know is coaching must for ias and 2nd thing is that I have choosed sub for opptional pub add but I am not choose other sub so plz help me for choose 2nd sub I have done graduation in geography plz plz help me

No, it is not mandatory to join coaching institute for Civil Service Examination preparation. A lot of candidates prepare of their own and with self-study go on to achieve success. Choice of optional subject is a crucial one and we hope that you must have evaluated before making choice of one subject – Public Administration. You can safety select ... Read More

my acadmic background is not good . i want to know how it will have an effect during interview

Don’t think too much about it as Civil Service Examination is an open competition and your relative performance makes or breaks your dreams. After all you will reach interview stage after clearing first two stages of examination and clearing Preliminary and Main Examination is not a joke. Even if your academic background is not that great, experts in interview board understands that you have made a lot of efforts and shown remarkable improvement by enhancing your knowledge and awareness level. Also read: How much academic brilliance help in tackling Civil Service Examination?... Read More

sir patna me kaun institute taiyari ke liye acha hai.

You can think of The Council in Patna as many faculties from Delhi visit this institute.... Read More

sir I am preparing for IAS exam. when should i understand to give exam?

Once you feel that you can encounter the Preliminary as well as Main Examination with confidence, you can think about appearing in Civil Service Examination. We suggest you to take your preparation to that level where you are able to crack it in one attempt rather than putting efforts in many attempts still not able to clear it.... Read More

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