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hi sir my self jay vaghela i prepared my self for civil services exam and i also read pd and chronical monthly with i also buy some book tmh, m laxmikant polity ,and pablic admin,, surander geography,dattand sundram ecnomics,s chand national moments , please sir suggest me i will going right way and it's book collaction was right or bad and sir i am last year chemical engineering so what should i do for IFS exam forest service these preapration is help full me in these exam ...

All the books you have mentioned are good and would help you in CSE preparation. Besides, keep reading newspapers daily that would help you in building awareness and also keep you updated with contemporary developments. As you are in last year of engineering, it is better to look at the first challenge - Preliminary Examination related requirements also as now you have common Prelims for both CSE/IFoS.... Read More

I am a software Developer. I want to apply for IAS. Tell me how to prepare for the Exam? Which subject is good to me for pass IAS?

For becoming IAS, you need to face an open competitive examination Civil Services Examination conducted by UPSC every year. Notification for CSE 2014 is scheduled to come on May 17, 2014 and the first stage of the examination is going to be staged on August 24, 2014. Before you decide to take a plunge, we suggest you to have a look at the complete exam-plan and related requirements at each stage of the examination. This will help you in evaluating the task and self-assessment w...... Read More

hello sir i am engg 3rd year student can you plz suggest me how to start prepartion for UPSC in gradution

Civil Services Examination preparation is long-term planning and you are taking right step by getting serious about it now. The best way to commence the preparation is to understand the complete exam-plan and related requirements at each stage of the examination. Read and re-read the syllabus for General Studies (Prelims & Main Exam) and comprehend what you make out of it. Self-analysis would help you in ascertaining familiar areas of the syllabus and rest o...... Read More

Hello sir. I have passed class XII in 2013 and right now doing B.Tech in Hyderabad. I want to start preparations for IAS from now onward. Since I am doing by degree course I wont be able to devote 8-10 hours for preparing for IAS. So kindle suggest me some books and way to prepare in these days so that i can build my base for dedicated studies for IAS in future. How should I start my preparations from first year of my course and what all should I study ? I have planned to dedicate my most of the time for IAS after I complete degree but till then how can I help myself to be in a good state to prepare for IAS after Looking for early and fruitful reply. Thank You

It gives us real pleasure to find focussed candidates like you who fix life-goals at an appropriate age. With an aim to make career in Civil Services, you have taken decision at right juncture and by the time you will become eligible to appear in CSE, your preparation level would be such that you will feel confident and face it without much load. We would recommend you to commence preparation with NCERT Books; most of these would be familiar to you and will help in getting basi...... Read More

Dear sir...Please suggest me How to prepare JPSC PT Examination?and also suggest me books.......

Recently, the pattern for JPSC Preliminary Examination conducted by Jharkhand PSC has been revamped. As per the new syllabus, there are only two compulsory papers (multiple choice objective type) of 100 marks each are there. 1. General Studies Paper I i. History of India and Indian National Movement ii. India and World Geography iii. Indian Polity and Economy iv. History, Geography, Economy and Culture of Jharkhan...... Read More

Sir I am working in Allahabad bank as a strong desire is to be an I.A.S.As I am posted in rural so I can not join the regular coaching therefore I want to prepare from distance learning mode and from Hindi medium. Which optional subject is best for me considering the availability of books and study material provided by the coaching institute? What strategies should I have to follow for the best way of the preparation?Also tell me that which coaching institute provide the best study material for that subject in Hindi medium?

History, Sociology, Geography, Literature of Hindi Language are some of the prominent optional subjects that produce wonderful results in Hindi medium. Distance learning may be helpful in getting you relevant study-material as per syllabus but, looking at the exam-pattern, it may not suffice the purpose. The level of examination is much above ordinary and just scratching the surface may not help. It is essential to have conceptual clarity and need to be smart eno...... Read More

sir,I can not join coaching institute for ias preperation as im in govt. job.Is postal course is helpful for preperation.If yes suggest me any postal study course.

Correspondence/postal courses are useful up to some extent as these are designed to provide you support in preparation. These courses are designed keeping in mind the general candidates with a lot of basic things to take care of beginners. Moreover, sometimes a lot of old stuff is churned; so, be careful in selecting the source. Looking at the current trends where UPSC has shown drift towards the current events, it would be prudent if you do a little exercise to keep your information updated with help of newspapers and through internet. A lot of coaching institutes like Vaji Ram & Ravi, Rau’s IAS, Khan Study Group etc. offer postal guidance. You may choose one you like.... Read More

sir i completed my this year,now i wanna start the preparation of ras kindly suggest me the strategy,study materials and also useful books which helps me to crack this exam.

From this year, RAS examination . You can commence preparation with NCERT Books and can take any good book that covers information about Rajasthan effectively. Most of the standard text-books used for IAS would be equally useful for... Read More

sir I'm in my 4th yr of B.A.L.L.B(hons) I have started my self preparation for the civil services examination for the year it the correct time to get engage with my preparion and I should join the coachin in 4th yr or should wait for 5th year..??

As you plan to appear in CSE 2015, you have more than enough time to prepare effectively for Civil Services Examination. You should commence preparation right now with some basic books to lay a solid foundation. For this purpose, NCERT books are really wonderful. Besides, cultivate newspaper reading habit that would help you in gaining knowledge as well as broadening awareness level. Moreover, you will have a lot of clarity about the new format for Main Examination that is scheduled to commence from December 1, 2013. After looking at the question papers, you will gain a lot of insights about the requirements. If you wish to join coaching institute, you should do so as near as possible to the examination when you decide to take the plunge.... Read More

Sir/mam plz suggest me the best book to prepare for general studies for UPSC. Also, How TMH general studies manual suits for the beginners? As i m a beginner so kindly suggest me.

Being a beginner, you should start with some basic books that give you conceptual clarity and helps in laying a solid foundation. TMH General Studies Manual is a good book but, as you have just started preparation, it would have a lot of information that will go stale by the time you decide to take the plunge. How effective are the guide-books available in market for CSE... Read More

physical standard is required for IAS? How Much heigt and weight ?

There is no such requirement; you should be healthy maintaining normal parameters as a medical test is conducted to ensure fitness.... Read More

sir,if any student had taken 5 year to take complete his graduation in engineering due to year back in engineering,,,,will they are eligible to apply for CSE?

Any candidate with degree from any recognized institution is eligible to appear in Civil Services Examination. It does not matter how many years you took to complete it.... Read More

Respected sir name is rahul i want to know whats the right time for preparing for csat if a candidate lacks control over maths and other parts of csat i want to appear in 2014

If you wish to appear in CSE 2014, you should commence serious preparation immediately. As you lack sureness in Mathematics and other areas of Preliminary Examination Paper 2, you should take these seriously and learn mathematical/reasoning/linguistic skills to gain confidence. This is not very difficult and with little effort and a lot of practice, you will build up competence. Be sure that you understand the complete exam-plan and are looking at the Preliminary as well as Main Examination related requirements simultaneously.... Read More

sir i'm engineering student.i really wish to work for society specialy rural..i 'm unable to think whether i should start prep for civil service bcz i m not sure i could qualify.

Before you decide to take a plunge, you should have faith in your capabilities. In the beginning, self-assessment is necessary as the Civil Services Examination has a gruelling exam-plan that requires intense involvement and commitment to cover the syllabus that encompasses a wide range of topics/subjects. If you have strong urge and courage and are ready to put in focused hard work, you should think positive and should commence preparation for Civil Services examination.... Read More

sir I want to go to delhi for my coaching , so I want to know which coaching Institute is good , I am little bit confuse over which institute to join, please suggest me and Please give me the review of Rao's IAS study circle.

In wake of the recent changes that have just come, you can trust established players as they have experience and resources to provide effective solutions to evolving circumstances. There are many coaching institute of repute in Delhi rendering quality guidance for Civil Services Examination preparation. You can pick any good coaching institute that suits you. Rau’s IAS Study Circle is one of the oldest coaching institutes and a lot of candidates join them every year. ... Read More

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