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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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Sir I am doing From Bihar. Now I am in final year. How should i prepare for civil service and what is aptitude test.

For a beginner, it is important to get the right advice as there are a lot of myths/wrong notions surrounding this examination. As you are in final year of examination, it is right time to be serious about IAS preparation and clear all doubt so that you can commence preparation fearlessly. The following articles will help you in getting answers to the queries you have raised. ... Read More

Respected sir, iam studying in B.Sc first semester. one thing i want to ask here that is iam reading daily news paper and i dont know how to make self notes for the general studies mains exam? After completion of NCERT books then give me some standard books names for my geography optional subjects. i dont know about anything mains exam going to be change from this year.Is it true? but right now iam studying public administration and geography are the two optional subjects. so please give me proper guidance for the mains exam point of view AND ONE MORE QUESTION HOW TO BUILD UP SELF CONFIDENCE THROUGH OUT LONG EXAM PREPARATION JOURNEY? SIR PLEASE IAM WAITING FOR YOUR REPLY.................

As a serious candidate, you have no other option but to follow the present pattern of examination for preparation. We are nearing CSE 2013 notification but, the suspense about the changes at Main Examination level and expectation of removal of optional subjects is still very much there. But, you have enough time to wait and by the time you become eligible we can expect there will be clarity about this issue. Both Public Administration and Geography are very good subject...... Read More

sir I am from commerce background . I studying in 1st year b com . I want write csat exam in final year but there may be changes in exam pattern .how can I prepare for optional subjects ? history and law are good combination ?

You have enough time to decide about optional subjects and by the time you become eligible we hope there would be clarity about these changes. Plans & Strategies for beginners Candidates with Economics background... Read More

sir, i am presently studying BTech CSE 1st year in IIIT Bhubaneswar. I am extremely desirous of getting IAS.I want to ask you if it is the right time for commencing my preparation for Civil Service Examination or not. If yes, sir please forward me the deatils how shall i start my preparation & with which books to give a sound prepartion.I want to take Public Administration and Geography as my optionals..please sent some feedback for that too..Your action on this regard is highly solicited.

Civil Service Examination has a gruelling, multi-stage exam-plan that requires capability, commitment and courage. As the challenge is big, it requires genuine efforts and those who start early, find it easy to manage when it comes to serious preparation. You should start your preparation now with general studies syllabus (Main Examination oriented) with help of NCERT books and cultivate daily newspaper reading habit. The optional subjects Public Administration and Geography a...... Read More

Sir, Is IAS & IFS(Indian Foreign Services) main papers are different for same compulsory and optional paper. If yes then what should be my stratagy for its preperation . THANKS

IAS and IFS are All-India services and for recruitment for these posts along with many other Group ‘A’ & ‘B’ services/posts, UPSC conducts a common ‘Civil Services Examination’. All candidates attempt the same set of question papers for compulsory papers and optional subjects’ candidate picks. UPSC gives liberty to candidates for choosing the post preferences while filling detailed application form for Main Examinati...... Read More

How to start preprations for CSE 2014 ,as there are rumours that 2013 will be the last year for optionals.

Yes, there is a lot of anxiety in relation to the news about the proposed changes at Main Examination level and expectation of removal of optional subjects but, there is no clarity about the new pattern and when these changes will come in effect. As your query indicates, you presume that CSE 2013 would have the same pattern; our advice is ‘keep fingers crossed and wait for official notification which is still few weeks away.’ Commence your preparation...... Read More

Sir, As we all know that syllabus of civil services exam changes. I would to know that for preperation of civilservices from which topic i may start preparation so that after 4 yrs it will be beneficial for me appear in Civil services exams

We can understand the concern but, in absence of clarity about proposed changes at Main Examination level and possibilities of removal of optional subject, you will have to wait for official announcement. We can’t speculate what kind of changes are going to come and when will these come in effect. Those who understand the importance of long-term planning for Civil Service Examination, find it easy to cope up with huge task in hand. As you have enough time for preparation,...... Read More

Hello sir , I have scored mech engg. in 2011. currently planning engg, in nssl. Sir I want to prepare for exam and I want to cross ny stress. kindly tell me steps to start for and also the books i should prefer.

Before you start, you should be clear about the complete exam-plan and related requirements at each stage of the examination. For talented candidates, planning for preparation is not difficult; only you need to do self-analysis and identify strengths and weaknesses. Accordingly, you should make strategy to cover syllabus based on priorities. The following article will help you in getting some insights about preparation: ... Read More

sir, presently i am pursuing mca from Bhu in third year. i have got campus placement in noida. sir,desperately i wanna to do preparation for ias. i want to know that, can i do preparation with my job( s/w engineer) bcoz my financial position is not good and it is also advantageous for me that now i can live in delhi. my medium will be english with math nd literacture of hindi language. so answer of hindi literacture will be in english or english ?

Yes, you can prepare for Civil Service Examination while continuing with your job. Definitely, your stay in Delhi would be quite helpful as you get the right environment and quality coaching institutes (Now, some coaching institutes offer week-end batches as well). Hope choice of both the optional subjects you have picked up is based on some solid reasons. Mathematics is not a very popular optional subject and candidates with very good preparation pick it. Liter...... Read More

sir, i have completed from IIT and i am working in a company for almost 4 years. but now i want to prepare for IAS 2013 exam. so please advice if it is possible or not?? and how should i start my preparation ?? pls advice. thanks in advance.

You are not alone who is thinking of making career in ‘Civil Services’; a lot of professionally qualified and well settled youngsters have got attracted towards Civil Service Examination especially after UPSC introduced new pattern for Preliminary Examination form CSE 2011. Yes, it is very much within your reach; only you need to show courage and commit yourself for an effective preparation. The current trend reflects UPSC’s drift towards curren...... Read More

Hello, sir/mam I am currently studying 3rd year. So Is there sufficient time for me to prepare for the civil service examination to full-fill my dream of becoming IPS

Yes, you should be serious in case you wish to make career in Indian Police Service for which recruitment is done through Civil Service Examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission. As it has a gruelling, multi-stage selection process, you need to devote some time for accumulating knowledge and building long-term awareness which will prove to be handy when you become eligible to appear and prepare to take the shot. Be serious in study, understand the ...... Read More

sir, what type of medical examination is there in IAS exam and when it takes place in selection procedure

Candidates appearing in Interview are required to undergo complete medical check-up as per norms in Government Hospitals in Delhi.... Read More


We would like to remind you that when preparing for CSE 2013, you should look at the complete exam-plan and should not limit it to Preliminary Examination only. The following article will help you in getting some insights about your preparation: Preparation Strategy for CSE 2013... Read More

i am delhi police constable, complete my gradution this year by correspondence. i want guiedence about what to read and how to read only on sunday due to my job responsibilities. i have full believe on my capability. tell me from where i can find weekely guiedence

Decision to appear in Civil Service Examination is a big commitment and when you are showing courage to prepare, hopefully, you will be able to take your preparation to the level this examination entails. For working candidates, it is little difficult to manage time but, if you formulate a strategy to cover the syllabus, you will be able to stick to schedules. Before you begin, a self-analysis is must. You need to know your strengths and weaknesses and accordingl...... Read More

sir, i'm radheshyam from jaipur. I'm 2nd year student can you suggest me some tips for preaper IAS now ?

Those who understand the importance of long-term planning for Civil Service Examination, find it easy to cope up with huge task in hand. With solid foundation and conceptual clarity from NCERT books, a current affairs preparation with newspapers will make things easier to manage when you become eligible to appear in Civil Service Examination. The following article would help you in gaining some insights about preparation-plan: ... Read More


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