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Civil Services Examination: Should I commence serious preparation immediately after completing 10+2 ?
admin Last Update on: 25 Jun 2020

For a teenager it is good to have a plan, having an eye over future career prospects and dreaming about it. Being passionate about making career in coveted ‘Civil Services’ shows your commitment; but, it is too early to be so serious about it. Civil Services Examination is big affair having fierce competition. At this stage when you have just completed schooling, if you will look at the syllabus, exam-standard and level that it necessitates intensely, chanc...
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Current affairs resource for IAS Preparation: Newspapers & Magazines
admin Last Update on: 26 Jun 2020

In the new environment, your entire performance is greatly influenced by your information and awareness level. Intent of UPSC is clear; as this examination becomes creative and innovative, being abreast with the latest is going to be the key to success. Be it Preliminary Examination of Main, your strong foundation (conceptual clarity) and up-to-date knowledge base is at work. And, the coverage is so wide and deep that you cannot rely on a single source for efficient coverage of c...
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Making self-notes by reading newspaper/magazines
Admin Last Update on: 26 Jun 2020

There are different kinds of news which requires different approach while making self-notes. There are many stories which are facts and figures based and picking the person, place; event etc. serves your purpose. There are some stories which are inter-connected and linked to past events and there are some trending stories which take some time to mature. As a Civil Services Examination aspirant, keep updating the information and organize it in well-connected manner with lo...
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Newspapers & Magazines for current affairs coverage
Admin Last Update on: 26 Jun 2020

Opt for at least two national daily newspapers preferably The Hindu or Indian Express and any one published from your state like Times of India, The Hindustan Times, DNA, Deccan Chronicle, Deccan Herald, The Telegraph…you can read the e-paper (Internet Editions) and besides these, news sites like is also useful. Make sure that you don’t spend much of time say not more than half an hour a day is enough. Editorials/opinions are a must read.  
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How to make best use of Newspaper from CSE preparation standpoint
Admin Last Update on: 26 Jun 2020

Newspapers have always been an integral part of any serious candidate’s arsenal. Reading newspaper daily is a habit; but reading it from preparation point of view is an art. Information, from all spheres of life, flows in newspapers which are of made, keeping in mind the broad interests of masses; people from different walks of life having diverse tastes and pursuits. Diligent reading of newspapers is going to help you in General Studies (Prelims as well as in Mains), so...
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Civil Services Examination -Justify your decision that requires ambition and skills
Admin Last Update on: 24 Jun 2020

Your decision to appear in Civil Services Examination is door to big prospects. At the same time, you have chosen an examination that is too mighty. No doubt, some significant changes have been introduced inlast decade; but, you can’t put these changes into radical changes category as the basic selection criteria for the post of Civil Servants (evaluation of your performance in Mains Written and Interview) still remains the same. Only some rules of the game ha...
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When to start thinking about ‘Civil Services Examination'
Admin Last Update on: 23 Aug 2021

Although a lot of awareness is there about ‘Civil Services’ as one of the best career option available, still many aspirants start thinking about Civil Services only after completing graduation. What about the career exploration: Our education system is such were most of the aspirants choose subjects during graduation without giving a thought on future career planning. Furthermore, thei...
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