Some modifications in the new scheme for Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013; divisive English Paper goes
Admin Last Update on: 11 Jun 2020

The saga of changes introduced for Civil Services (Main) Examination is now, almost resolved. Some aspects in new scheme raised a nation-wide outcry which forced Government to look into the matter and after consultation with concerned agencies; some of the controversial aspects have been proposed for rolled back. As per the statement of Minister of State for Personnel V Narayanasamy in Loksabha on March 21, 2013 it has been decided to drop the newly-added...
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Civil Services Examination 2013 notification kept in abeyance; UPSC faces fury for making English paper compulsory
Admin Last Update on: 11 Jun 2020

Oh, no! The flow of events relating to Civil Services Examination is not ready to shed the instability we have been witnessing for past many months. On 5th March 2013, after a month’s delay, Union Public Service Commission had come out with new pattern for Civil Services (Main) Examination; but, taking a bold step of including a new paper on ‘English Comprehension and English Précis’ has cost UPSC too much as it attracte...
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Introduction of English Comprehension and English Précis
Admin Last Update on: 11 Jun 2020

As per the modifications in the exam-plan, UPSC has removed this Paper from the new format for Main Examination. In section 2 of Paper I in Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013, a paper of 100 marks is introduced on English Comprehension and English Précis. The newly added paper of English Comprehension and English Précis will be of Matriculation/ Xth standard level to check...
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Admin Last Update on: 03 Aug 2020

The pattern of the Indian Forests Services Examination 2013 has been changed by the Government as all the candidates applying for Indian Forests Services Examination would be required to appear in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2013 which would serve as the Screening Test for both the Civil Services as well as the Indian Forest Service Examinations. As per their eligibility conditions, the candidates who will qualify the same will be eligible to appear in the second...
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Scheme for the Main Examinations
Admin Last Update on: 30 Jun 2020

The written examination will consist of the following papers: Qualifying Papers 2 (Two) Paper A One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution 300 M...
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Blow to fortunes of Hindi Medium Candidates in Civil Services Examination 2011
Admin Last Update on: 03 Aug 2020

The data relating to Civil Services (Main) Examination 2011 shows a tilt in favour of English medium candidates and a disappointingly low representation of candidates with Hindi Medium. While analyzing Preliminary Examination 2010 results last year, we had indicated that the performance of Hindi medium has not been that great in CSE 2010 also. Perhaps, many Hindi medium candidates were not able to adapt to the constantly innovative and shifting mode of UPSC and possibly they continue ...
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Civil Services (Main) Examination 2010: Success rate of all Optional Subjects
Admin Last Update on: 03 Aug 2020

A glance at the following table reveals the performance of the candidates with the optional subjects in Civil Services Examination 2010. 92.5 per cent of the successful candidates opted optional subjects related to Humanities including Literature of Languages. 4.8 per cent successful candidates opted science subjects, 1.9 per cent of the successful candidates chose Medical Sciences while 0.8 per cent of the successful candidates made it with Engineering Subjects. As the list i...
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Civil Service Examination: average marks required to get through each stage of examination
Admin Last Update on: 03 Aug 2020

It is highly hypothetical and in absence of any authentic data available particularly about Preliminary Examination, it is difficult to provide same accurate information. Even for Main Examination (Written and Interview) a very few candidates share their marks in public domain which results in a very small sample size to illustrate accurate trends. You should try to understand the psyche of UPSC which clearly spells that they are looking out f...
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Interview: Your personality test
Admin Last Update on: 03 Aug 2020

Suitability of a candidate for the administrative post is evaluated at the third and final stage of examination. It is make or break kind of stage where your attitude determines your fate. Candidates score anything between approx. 50-250 marks out of 300 which determines your final place in the merit-list. Candidates generally score 170-180 marks with acceptable preparation. But, score of 240+ is not ruled out if you are able to communicate effectively in front of the interview board. A bad show can get you 50-60 marks also when they fail to spot qualities they are looking in you as future Civil Servant.  
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