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How to choose the right Prelims Test Series for the UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam?

If you study the success rate of the Civil Services Prelims Exam, you would notice that around ten lakh aspirants (according to the UPSC in 2019), who filled the form and around twelve thousand of them got a chance to appear for the mains exam. Statistically, this will lead to a success rate of just …

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Life was much simpler and less confusing when there was only White Colgate toothpaste to be picked up from a grocery store. But with the multitude of choices like Colgate Blue, Red, Total, Herbal, Active White, Spicy Fresh, Salt Neem, Sensitive, Sensitive Plus etc etc, it has now become baffling to make a choice. This confusion …

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Civil Services Examination conducted by UPSC has three stages – Prelims, Mains and Personality Test (PT). The ranking of a candidate in the final merit is decided by IAS Mains exam and PT. And between these two, Mains exam is most critical for the simple reason that it constitutes nearly 86% marks of the total …

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How to select Optional Subject for Civil Services Exam?

UPSC Exam comprises of three stages – Prelims, Mains and Interview. Amongst these three stages, the Mains Examination is the most vital because it comprises nearly 86% marks of the total marks (1750 Marks out of total of 2025 Marks). In the Mains examination, the candidate is to choose one Optional Subject from the UPSC …

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Paper Analysis & Answer key GS Paper 1 (CSE Pre 2016)

Section No. of Questions asked Year 2016 2015 2014 History of India and Indian National Movement 17 15 19 Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World 7 12 18 Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc 6 12 12 Economic …

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JAPAN – Partner in India’s development

Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan– “I intend to make the “Confluence of the Two Seas” – the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean – open, peaceful and abundant, and we shall further advance peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region in the 21st century”. The Indo-Japanese relationship, remarkably free of any strategic dissonance or bilateral …

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Indian Civil Services: A Perspective

India’s Civil Services have been referred to variously, depending on who the referrer is. If he is an academic, he would be faithfully restricting himself to the textual term, civil services. He would certainly keep in his mind the historical and Constitutional evolution of different aspects of this institution; he would proudly remember that this …

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Interview Guidance Programme in progress

Tips: 1. Remember that the Civil Services Interview is FORM (BIODATA) DRIVEN and not content driven. Observe how questions emanating from aspirant’s personal background and hobbies form the basis of questions asked in the mock interview. 2. Current Affairs forms a crucial area for asking questions. Basic understanding of International and national affairs, Polity, Economy, …

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We inculcate a love of learning in our students

V P Gupta, CMD of Rau’s IAS Study Circle, explains why his institutes are the premier destination for cracking the civil service exam. (as featured in Economic Times Panache on Thursday, 5th May 2016)   The IAS examination, also known as the Civil Service Examination, is one of the most prestigious examinations in India. …

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