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Mastering Mains (Written) Exam

IAS Exam: Mastering Mains (Written) Examination

On Sunday 21st April 2013  

Not everyone is fortunate to appear in Civil Services (Main) Examination; you have to earn it by clearing the first hurdle –Preliminary Examination. Considering the tough competition one face at first stage, the opportunity to appear in Main Examination is big and should not be underestimated. With new format for Main Examination in place, you require a well-planned strategy to tackle it confidently.


Last Update Thursday 19th March 2015

19-03-2015
Tips to tackle Civil Services (Main) Examination in new format

On Wednesday 3rd April 2013  

After a long gap there is some calm and encouraging atmosphere for Civil Services Examination aspirants as for past many years, expectations of change for pattern were keeping rumour mills running and dilemma about the proposed changes kept them quite anxious.


Last Update Wednesday 18th March 2015

18-03-2015
Main Examination 2019: Are you ready to change your preparation style?

On Tuesday 18th June 2019  

As the Preliminary Examination 2019 got over, the sprint started for evaluating the performance and knowing the expected cut-off.

This year, Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2019 has been considered even tougher comparing last edition and many candidates are expecting lower cut-off.

The fate of all the candidates has been sealed; but, you cannot just wait for knowing your result as you have to care for Main Examination 2019.

 


Last Update Tuesday 18th June 2019

18-06-2019
4 myths that are plummeting chances of success in Main Examination

On Sunday 19th March 2017  

As you commence preparation, your immediate target is Preliminary Examination; but, at the same time the Civil Services (Main) Examination also comes in focus and you need to be alert about the requirement as well as the way you have to handle it during preparation.

There will be numerous candidates starting afresh and thousands of unsuccessful candidates faced disappointment in previous attempt. In particular, these candidates just look at things that didn’t work in their favour.

As usual, while interacting with some of the candidates – successful as well as those who were not so fortunate this time, I found that despite capability and focus, 4 myths that sometimes hinder the prospects at Main Examination level.

As you are aiming for big success in Civil Services Examination, just keep an eye on these.


Last Update Thursday 15th November 2018

15-11-2018
How to approach Civil Services (Main) Examination 2018

On Tuesday 7th August 2018  

Civil Services (Main) Examination 2018 begins on 28th September and you have only a few weeks in hand to prepare for it.

It is difficult call if you have to choose which among General Studies, Optional Subject or Essay Paper tends to become decider in Main Examination.

So, it’s time to have a strategy in place and prioritize the areas that need immediate attention. Utilize the remaining time in hand to work on areas that are strong and try to devote some time to cover the weaknesses (if you are able to spot) as far as possible.


Last Update Tuesday 7th August 2018

07-08-2018
GEOGRAPHY (OPTIONAL SUBJECT) - HOW TO PREPARE STRATEGY BY PRATHAM KAUSHIK (AIR 5, CSE 2017)

On Monday 16th July 2018  

Hi friends, I am Pratham Kaushik (AIR 5, CSE 2017). Here I am sharing my preparation strategy for Optional Subject  Geography.

I secured 327 (166+161) marks in Civil Services Examination 2017.

 


Last Update Monday 16th July 2018

16-07-2018
Best wishes to all appearing in Civil Service (Main) Examination 2018

On Saturday 14th July 2018  

With the result of Prelims 2018, the stage is set for candidates who advanced to next level - Civil Service (Main) Examination 2018.

The real battle begins September 28, 2018 the day Civil Service (Main) Examination commence. It is going to be 5-day affair.


Last Update Saturday 14th July 2018

14-07-2018
Prelims 2018 over; Set your Eyes on coming Main Examination

On Tuesday 5th June 2018  

Civil Services (Main) Examination 2018 starts from 28th September this year. 

You have limited days in your hand for Main Examination and a reverse counting of days left will remind you about the challenge.

After Preliminary Examination, now you are to gear up fully for next stage Main Examination.


Last Update Tuesday 5th June 2018

05-06-2018
With clarity emerging on changes in Civil Services (Main) Exam pattern; identify your challenges

On Saturday 23rd March 2013  The recent news of some modification in the new scheme for Civil Services (Main) Examination has at last cleared all doubts surrounding the minds of aspirants. Hope this will help in clearing the path and getting all related doubts out of aspirant's way.
Last Update Saturday 23rd March 2013

23-03-2013
Analyzing the nature of changes introduced for Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Thursday 7th March 2013  With the details about the changes in scheme for Main Examination, the confusion is out of air. The new pattern does not show any major surprise; it is more or less on expected lines, General Studies has got more prominence and still, optional subject is an integral part of exam-plan though the weightage has gone down a little.
Last Update Thursday 7th March 2013

07-03-2013
BOOK-LIST FOR GENERAL STUDIES (for History and Art & Culture)

On Wednesday 4th January 2012  

Suggested books for HISTORY - an important constituent of General Studies (PRELIMS & MAINS)


Last Update Sunday 3rd July 2016

03-07-2016
BOOK-LIST FOR GENERAL STUDIES (for ECONOMY)

On Wednesday 4th January 2012  

Suggested books for Economy- an important constituent of General Studies (PRELIMS & MAINS)


Last Update Sunday 3rd July 2016

03-07-2016
BOOK-LIST FOR GENERAL STUDIES (MAIN EXAMINATION)

On Wednesday 4th January 2012  Suggested Book-List for important constituents for Civil Services (Main) Examination: General Studies
Last Update Sunday 20th April 2014

20-04-2014
BOOK-LIST FOR GENERAL STUDIES (for Geography)

On Wednesday 4th January 2012  Suggested books for GEOGRAPHY - an important constituent of General Studies (PRELIMS & MAINS)
Last Update Sunday 20th April 2014

20-04-2014
BOOK-LIST FOR GENERAL STUDIES (for Indian Polity)

On Wednesday 4th January 2012  Suggested books for INDIAN POLITY - an important constituent of General Studies (PRELIMS & MAINS)
Last Update Saturday 19th April 2014

19-04-2014
BOOK-LIST FOR GENERAL STUDIES (for SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY)

On Wednesday 4th January 2012  Suggested books for SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY - an important constituent of General Studies (PRELIMS & MAINS)
Last Update Monday 23rd December 2013

23-12-2013
BOOK-LIST FOR GENERAL STUDIES (for SOCIAL AND NATIONAL ISSUES)

On Wednesday 4th January 2012  Suggested books for SOCIAL AND NATIONAL ISSUES - an important constituent of General Studies (Main Examination)
Last Update Wednesday 4th January 2012

04-01-2012
BOOK-LIST FOR GENERAL STUDIES (for STATISTICS)

On Wednesday 4th January 2012  Suggested books for STATISTICS - an important constituent of General Studies (Main Examination)
Last Update Wednesday 4th January 2012

04-01-2012
BOOK-LIST FOR GENERAL STUDIES (for Current Affairs)

On Wednesday 4th January 2012  Suggested books for CURRENT AFFAIRS - an important constituent of General Studies (PRELIMS & MAINS)
Last Update Wednesday 4th January 2012

04-01-2012
BOOK-LIST FOR GENERAL STUDIES (for INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS/FOREIGN AFFAIRS)

On Wednesday 4th January 2012  Suggested books for INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS/FOREIGN AFFAIRS - an important constituent of General Studies (Main Examination)
Last Update Wednesday 4th January 2012

04-01-2012
Answer Writing: You are capable of doing it in a different way

On Thursday 14th July 2011  Now, Civil Services Examination has entered such a phase where cramming will not work. It is your understanding of issues related to the subject and clarity of thoughts that can enable you to attempt the questions in Main Examination.
Last Update Thursday 14th July 2011

14-07-2011

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