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Main Examination 2019: Are you ready to change your preparation style?
admin Last Update on: 18 Jun 2019

This year, again, is no exception; lakhs of candidates appeared in Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination which was stages on June 2, 2019. Now, the eyes are set on Main Examination 2019 which requires a fresh approach as the recent trends put forward a clear signal that only an effective extensive preparation can help you in Mains. The enormous craze this examination attracts makes sure that majority of them are not here just for Prelims and a group of aspirants who have de...
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Anthropology - Optional Subject (Main Examination) Syllabus
admin Last Update on: 19 Feb 2019

PAPER - I 1.1 Meaning, scope and development of Anthropology. 1.2 Relationships with other disciplines: Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, Earth Sciences and Humanities. 1.3 Main branches of Anthropology, their scope and relevance: (a) Social- cultural Anthropology. (b) Biological Anthropology. (c) Archaeological Anthropology. (d) Linguistic Anthropology. 1.4 Human Evolution a...
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Performance of optional subjects in CSE 2017 - An observation
admin Last Update on: 20 Aug 2021

When I started tracking Civil Services Examination in late 80’s Anthropology was gaining recognition and in by mid-90’s it dominated the scene. Something similar is visible in CSE 2017 result where we have 3 candidates (Rank 1, 3 & 7) in top 10 with Anthropology as Optional Subject. If you look at my earlier articles in previous years’ issues of Pratiyogita Darpan and on iaspassion, for last 7-8 years I have been writing about improving fortune...
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What is the correct strategy to prepare General Studies Paper ?
admin Last Update on: 06 Apr 2020

One thing that can be predicted about General Studies with surety is that only comprehensive preparation covering all aspects of the syllabus can help you in General Studies paper - be it Prelims or Main Examination. There is a definite shift in UPSC approach where questions are being asked even from traditional areas; but, with focus on contemporary developments. The best way to deal with effective preparation is to divide the syllabus in to areas where traditional knowledge ...
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Essay - Syllabus
Admin Last Update on: 11 Jun 2020

Candidates will be required to write an essay on a specific topic. The choice of subjects will be given. They will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion, and to write concisely. Credit will be given for effective and exact expression.
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