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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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Hello sir my name is Faiz. I am an average student. I am basically from Uttar Pradesh. I come from middle class family; but my father want and I am also that I become an IAS officer. And I don't know more about IAS field and its syllabus. I need your help. Please any expert tell me more about this exam and its syllabus. I hope you will help me. Thank you very much

Hi, As you desire to become IAS, you need to appear in Civil Services Examination conducted every year by UPSC. It is a 2-stage exam-plan Preliminary Examination Main Examination (Written + Interview) Preliminary Examination is an objective-type test based timed test based on multiple choice questions. It consists of two compulsory papers General Studies Paper I General Studies Paper II... Read More

Hlw Sir my name is amit & I am a student of bsc 2 year (maths) & Sir I want to know that will this right decision that after bsc I apply MA degree as post graduation for ias ,,, Sir I want to preparation ias with art subject... plz tell me will this right decision? ?

This is right time to decide about timing for foray into Civil Services Examination and you should seriously analyse the factors that can impact your attempt. First, be clear that post-graduation is not prerequisite for appearing in Civil Services Examination. You become eligible with a bachelor’s degree. As you wish to appear with optional subject from humanities stream, you should spend some time to figure out which subject suits you the most. We suggest, you l...... Read More

Sir, I have given CSAT in 2011, and at present my age is 39 yrs. Please tell me whether I will be applicable for 2015 CSAT

As per statement made by Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), the Government has decided that “the candidates, who appeared in Civil Services Examination 2011, will be given one additional attempt in CSE 2015. Details will be notified through CSE Rules, 2015 in due course.” Accordingly, you stand to gain a chance. However, for more clarity on this issue, wait for Civil Services Examination 2015 notification that is expected soon.... Read More

Dear Sir, I am a CA student, my training is going on and for 2 year is remaining. I want to know about that what I should do for strong my base for General Studies for exam after CA completion and for Main Exam also.

Civil services Examination preparation is a long-term planning and your query shows seriousness towards your goal. As such, General Studies syllabus encompass vast range of subjects/topics from diverse disciplines and for an effective...... Read More

Hi Sir/Madam, I have done my graduation through correspondence and planning to write the CSE 2015.The UPSC website says I am eligible to write the exam. Could you please clarify the same and how shall I start preparing for it.

You have clearly understood UPSC requirements and Graduation through correspondence does not impact your chance. You should prepare for coming Civil Services Examination 2015 and concentrate on immediate requirements. You are little late to start as you need at least one year time to prepare effectively. Now, as you start only a few months before Preliminary Examination you will find it tough; but, still you have enough time to prepare and with hard-work in right direction, yo...... Read More

Hello sir, I am preparing for 2015 along with job. Can you please suggest me any online portal or website where I can evaluate /discuss topics over there during office time??

This space is really hot and there are many website that are providing such content/discussion threads. Google the topic you need to discuss and you may land at the desired place. Soon, you will have two new portals from group catering to this demand. Hopefully, these should be live by this month end.... Read More

We all know that syllabus is so huge and wide but what should be the strategy for covering whole syllabus and also for revising it. Most importantly how to revise all topics again?

You have to plan your preparation strategy and self-assessment is the first step you need to take. This will help you know your strength and weaknesses. Now, prioritize your preparation-plan accordingly and plan to cover the complete syllabus slowly and steadily. Maintaining consistency in preparation is must. Initially, start reading those subjects that you understand, have aptitude and prior familiarity. This will build genuine interest and gradually, you can move to other s...... Read More

I have skipped 3 months Hindu newspaper. How do I keep pace with past newspapers along with November issues.

For any Civil Services Examination aspirants’, keeping abreast with the latest is must. Reading newspapers like Hindu get you current news and developments that help you build knowledge and awareness. In case you have missed Newspaper for few months, you need to update these with current affairs magazines and update your knowledge. If you wish to track specific news or contemporary development that you may have missed, you can do it with e-papers as well.... Read More

Hello sir, Do I need to go for coaching?

Coaching is not must for facing Civil Services Examination. It you understand the requirements and are able to get relevant study material, you can always do with self-help. The following article will get you some insights about the query you have raised. Should I join Coaching Institute for preparation... Read More

Dear Sir, This is Satish Kumar Panda from Kolkata. I came to know that age limit in IAS exam is going to be decrease. My Date of Birth is 17/07/1987. I am preparing for the exam. I want to give on 2015. Please tell me is there any changes in age limit or not.

Till the time you don’t hear from UPSC or Government about lowering upper age-limit, you should not get worried. The notification for CSE 2014 says, “A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2014 i.e., he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1982 and not later than 1st August, 1993.” As similar circumstances prevail next year for CSE 2015 also; accordingly, you should prepare for CSE 2015 without getting anxious about age-limit. As you have enough time to prepare and even have attempts, you should seriously indulge in preparation and aim to crack it in first attempt.... Read More

सर मैं बीए तीसरे वर्ष का छात्र हुँ. हिन्दी माध्यम से हूँ. क्या मैं इस वर्ष परीक्षा में बैठ सकता हूँ. क्या बगैर कोंचिग के सफलता प्राप्त करना संभव है

यदि आपने तृतीय वर्ष की परीक्षा दी है और परिणाम प्रतीक्षित है तो आप सिविल सेवा (प्रारम्भिक) परीक्षा 2014 में बैठ सकते हैं. सिविल सेवा परीक्षा 2014 की अधिसूचना में यह स्पष्ट है कि यदि कोई भी उम्म...... Read More

Sir, I am B.Tech third year student. I want to prepare for Civil Services Exams. As a beginner how can I give strength to my fundamentals? Please tell me sir which books should I read first like NCERT or other books.

For a beginner, NCERT Books are the best resource for Civil Services Examination preparation as these lay a solid foundation and gives you conceptual clarity that this examination needs. These would give you basic knowledge that acts as foundation and as you advance, this knowledge would help you in better understanding about interrelation between topics and across disciplines.   Also read: NCERT Books are a must for Civil Services Examination preparation... Read More

Sir, now I passed 12th exam, and I started preparation for CIVIL SERVECES EXAM, so tell me the systematic approach to strong my GENERAL AWARENESS....

Being abreast with the latest is the key to success in Civil services Examination and it is really heartening to know that at such early stage you have understood the intricacies involved in preparation. Daily Newspaper reading and having interest in the things around will help you in gaining knowledge and awareness in different spheres of life. Make a beginning with reading news items relating to the areas of your interest and gradually move to other important domains that influence our day-to-day life.... Read More

I have completed BA (H) mass communication from HNB Garhwal University. So i want to know with this academic qualification whether i am eligible for civil services exam or nor .please answer my query as soon as possible for you.

Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna (Garhwal) University, (a Central University) runs a three year Degree course - B.A. (Honours) Mass Communication in pursuance of the U.G.C. directions. The eligibility conditions for appearing in Civil Services Examination says, “The candidate must hold a degree of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University Under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification.”... Read More

Sir, I want to know about exam pattern of PCS (Pre) ? Means which subject occurs how many questions?

Be it UPSC or state PCS, these is no thumb rule for number of question from a particular constituent in any question paper. This is discretion of the examiner; to add surprise element and to make it unpredictable each time there is a variation in number of questions from particular topic/subject. This is the reason it is recommended that you should prepare complete syllabus and it could be hazardous to pick and choose topics/subjects while preparation.... Read More


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