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sir please tell me the names of the best hindi newspapers for the exam preparation.

Any national Hindi daily available in your city like Hindustan, Nav Bharat Times, Rajasthan Patrika, Bhaskar or may be Jagran can be used for being touch with current events and contemporary developments. It would be nice if you read at least two newspapers. ... Read More


Sir I have completed B.Tech(Mechanical) in 2011 and right now I am working with cognizant Pune since last 15 months and doing weekend classes of Maharashtra public service commision,but right now I am ready to quiet job and eager to prepare for Indian civil services 2014 and ready to join classes in delhi,so please suggest me the coaching that will help me and when should I join coaching? and what should be my strategy for my first attempt.

As you are planning to appear in CSE 2014, you should plan to join coaching institute sometime mid-2013. You have ample time to prepare for Civil Service Examination and should make a strategy to cover complete syllabus effectively. We suggest looking at coaching institutes in Pune itself as you have a lot of good quality coaching institutes there and this will allow you to continue working for little more time if you feel so. The following article will get you some insights about preparation: Plans & Strategies for beginners... Read More


please guide me in selecting my optional subjects for ias mains exams .. i had done my graduation in engineering from electronics and communication branch..

Choosing optional subject is a difficult decision for candidates like you where you don’t get any help in any optional subject available. In this scenario, it is always beneficial to look at those optional subjects which have some interrelation and at the same time render help in other areas like General Studies, Essay and Interview. You can look at any of the popular optional subjects available from humanities or may look at any literature of language if y...... Read More


Is it necessary to join coaching classes to get through UPSC exams.?

No, joining coaching institute is not a must; if you think you are capable of understanding the exam-plan and encountering related requirements at each stage of the examination, you can do it with self-study. Also read: Coaching for IAS Preparation... Read More



Sir, i want to take History and Political science & International Relations in hindi medium but some aspirants are saying political science & international relations is not good choice with hindi medium as success rate is poor and good teachers are not available for this. they suggested hindi literature as it has produced some good results.

It is nice to hear what others say but, a wise man always analyse before blindly following any advice. Political Science & International Relations is a very good optional subject and has been delivering results in Hindi medium as well. It makes a very good combination with History as both has some interrelation and when it comes to rendering help in other areas like General Studies, Essay and Interview, ... Read More


which book is best for a beginer of pub ad in hindi medium plz reply sir..

You can begin with the following books लोक प्रशासन के नये आयाम - मोहित भट्टाचार्य लोक प्रशासन – शर्मा, सदाना... Read More


sir thanx for answering my prev que.i am working as a po and i want to prepare for cse but due to lack of time what should be my strategy and how to prepare.please suggest me suitable steps..

As you are working, it would be little difficult to manage time but, if you plan it well, it would be easier to handle the preparation for Civil Service Examination. Civil Service Examination has a multi-staged process for selecting suitable candidates for the post of ‘Civil Servants’. Each stage requires different skills and talent to emerge successful. You past experience of handling bank PO examination would come handy in preparing for Preliminar...... Read More


Sir i m vipul from hisar,haryana. I am doing company secretary course And want to apply for ias exam. So plz suggest me which subjects i should choose for the exam

Civil Service Examination requires long term preparation and has a lengthy examination process involving multi-stage, multiple question papers of diverse nature. In the beginning itself, you have to be clear about the complete exam-process and related requirements at each stage. For selection of optional subjects, it would be nice if you could short-list 3-4 subjects and then look for final set of optional subjects for Main Examination. The following article woul...... Read More


Respected Sir, I am preparing for the CSE 2013 and my optiontals are History and Political Science. But due to my poor economic condition I can not afford any coaching classes or expensive posatl coaching. In that case if u kindly give some guidence I will be highly obliged...plz give some advice sir....

Don’t think that coaching is a must for Civil Service Examination. Many candidates prepare for this examination with self help and go on to achieve success even with high ranks. You can certainly prepare for Civil Service Examination with self-study which requires a proper strategy and continuous efforts. Civil Service Examination is a complex process involving elements from diverse subjects and UPSC is known for adding unpredictability makes the preparation little challe...... Read More


sir, I am willing to join test series of some institute in delhi for prelims(both gs & csat). Can you suggest me some institute???

You can consider any good coaching institute for Preliminary Examination preparation evaluation. Some of the prominent names are: Alternative Learning Systems (ALS) Rau’s IAS Study Circle Khan study Group (KSG) Dhyeya IAS   ... Read More


Sir , i'm Reshma from AP i'm in MBA IV sem and my degree background is BSc (BZC)and my MBA is general can i eligible for CSAT and please suggest me which optionals are suitable to me ..? and can i take coaching classes ... and how to prepare for CSAT without coching centers

A degree from any recognized university is the minimum educational qualification for appearing in Civil Service Examination. Before you commence preparation, be clear – CSAT (Preliminary Examination) is not your target; you have to understand the complete exam-plan and related requirements at each stage of the examination. Success in Civil Service Examination requires capability, commitment and courage to succeed. You have to plan it well and prioritize yo...... Read More


Sir, Mera Naam Rohit Kumar Hai...Mera D.O.B 02/10/1990 Hai Aur Main General Category Se Hoon....Maine 2008 Me ISC Complete Kiya Aur 2012 Me Graduateion Me Admission Liya....Study Gap 4 Years Ho Gaya Hai Financial Problem Se0 Aur Main IAS Karna Chahta Hoon.........Mere Carrier Pe Koi Effect Hoga Kya??????Main Ias Kar Paunga????????Agar Haan To Main Taiyari Kaise Suru Karron....Plz Help Me.

Civil Service Examination requires capability, commitment and courage to succeed; so, have a positive frame of mind and just concentrate on your goal – to become IAS. Preparation for Civil Service Examination is not easy, you have to plan it well and prioritize your study-plan as per your needs at each stage of the examination. You should commence preparation with an aim to cover Main Examination related syllabus. The new-look Preliminary Examination has r...... Read More


Respected Sir, Main Rohit D.O.B 02/10/1990....Maine 2008 Me ISC Complete Kiya Hai.....Study Me 3 Years Gap Hone Ke Baad 2012 Me BA ECONOMICS(Honours) Me Addmission Liya Aur CSE Ka Exam Hindi Medium Se Dena Chahta Hoon......Main Taiyari Kaise Suru Karun Aur Is Gap Ka Koi Effect Hoga Kya????Mere Category General Hai.

यदि आप अपने स्वपन के प्रति गम्भीर हैं तो इस प्रकार की चीजों से परेशान होने के वजाए अपनी तैयारी के बारे में सोचें. सिविल सेवा परीक्षा की डगर कठिन है और तैयारी हेतु एक कुशल रणनीति की आवश्यकता हो...... Read More


sir, i am in B.Tech final year(IT branch).please help me in selection of optional subjects and about the whole pattern of the exam and what is the cutoff of ST in prelims and Mains Exam.

For IT background candidates, it is difficult choice as none of the optional subject available match with their academics. For such candidates, choice should be made keeping in mind the inter-relation optional subjects have and their contribution in other areas of examination like in General Studies and Essay. ... Read More



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