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Civil Services Exam

Civil Services Examination, a gruelling competition consisting a multi-stage exam-plan is an obsession for many that attracts lakhs of young men and women to try their luck for making a career in ‘Civil Services’.

Union Public Service Commission conducts this coveted examination every year.

Interview Test (Personality Test)

On Thursday 2nd February 2012  

Civil Services Examination conducted every year by Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) has final stage of the examination, Interview which is conducted in March/April normally. Its weight is 300 marks which play a vital role in any candidate’s selection and even in securing top ranks. Those who qualify Main (Written) Examination are called for interview.


Last Update Sunday 3rd March 2019

03-03-2019
What change in Preparation-Plan demands due to ‘Negative Marking’?

On Wednesday 4th May 2011  

UPSC has moved a step ahead with CSE 2011 and in addition to cut down on ‘guesses’ and ‘luck’ with penalty on wrong answers introduced few years back, now UPSC is insisting on candidates who have the aptitude for the job in question - Civil Services by means of some questions with inbuilt negative marking.


Last Update Sunday 17th February 2019

17-02-2019
Negative Marking - UPSC opts for cleaning the froth

On Thursday 11th June 2009  

Introduction of ‘Negative Marking’ is one such bold step which is intended to provide help to serious candidates and will require core understanding of the topic and the subject.


Last Update Sunday 17th February 2019

17-02-2019
Negative Marking - The reasons behind this move

On Thursday 11th June 2009  

To tackle the ‘Negative Marking’ one needs to develop clear conceptual clarity, sharp memory and recall which can eliminate the chances of getting confused in examination hall.


Last Update Sunday 17th February 2019

17-02-2019
The reasons behind this move

On Thursday 11th June 2009  

It is now clear that the negative marking would be applicable in the Preliminary Examination 2011. There will be Penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by candidates except some of the questions where the Negative Marking will be inbuilt in the form of different marks being awarded to the most appropriate and not so appropriate answer for such questions.


Last Update Sunday 17th February 2019

17-02-2019
Introduction of English Comprehension and English Précis

On Thursday 7th March 2013  

As per the modifications in the exam-plan, UPSC has removed this Paper from the new format for Main Examination.


Last Update Thursday 19th March 2015

19-03-2015
Main Examination 2013: Are you ready to change your preparation style?

On Wednesday 5th June 2013  

As the Preliminary Examination 2013 got over, the sprint started for evaluating the performance and knowing the expected cut-off. But, serious candidates understand the importance of time and would have commenced preparation for coming Main Examination.


Last Update Thursday 19th March 2015

19-03-2015
Mains Examination: Set sight on excellent performance

On Sunday 23rd December 2012  

Be it Preliminary, Main Examination or Interview, many candidates look out for cut-off to make own strategy while preparing for Civil Service Examination.


Last Update Wednesday 18th March 2015

18-03-2015
Main Examination 2012: Focus on your immediate goal

On Tuesday 11th September 2012  

As only few days are left before examination begins, all of you appearing in Main Examination 2012 would be through with preparation.


Last Update Wednesday 18th March 2015

18-03-2015
With my optional subjects can I be sure of my performance?

On Sunday 12th August 2012  

Civil Service Examination is all about making the right choices and when you have decided to opt for particular pair of subjects, we are sure you must have solid reason to back your choice.


Last Update Wednesday 18th March 2015

18-03-2015
Main Examination 2012: Limited time for preparation

On Saturday 14th July 2012  

Soon the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2012 result will be out and some of you will get chance to advance to next level – Main Examination which is a real test of your knowledge and awareness.


Last Update Wednesday 18th March 2015

18-03-2015
Mains 2012: Identify the challenges you are going to face

On Sunday 27th May 2012  

Although it may take around 8-10 weeks time to know where you stand when your Prelims 2012 result comes but, if you aim to crack Civil Services Examination, you have to have determination to become successful.


Last Update Wednesday 18th March 2015

18-03-2015
After Prelims, there is no time for showing contentment

On Wednesday 23rd May 2012  

Civil Services Examination preparation is a long term plan and the candidates who understand the importance of time don’t stop at Prelims to wait for result, they move on and shift focus on the next level – Main Examination


Last Update Wednesday 18th March 2015

18-03-2015
Main Examination: Question Paper's pattern transformed; 60 marks questions out of vogue

On Thursday 19th January 2012  

UPSC has been always in inventive mode and this particular change is going to have long lasting impact and a lot of smart play that used to come in to play, would go away.


Last Update Wednesday 18th March 2015

18-03-2015
You ought to look beyond a few most-popular optional subjects

On Saturday 11th June 2011  

Every subject is good and produces result and candidates score good marks. Your aim should be to produce extra-ordinary results, for which you have to decide what suits you best and that may not always be what everyone else is doing.


Last Update Wednesday 18th March 2015

18-03-2015
Optional Subject combinations that help many succeed

On Saturday 11th June 2011  

Look at the past many years’ data relating to performance of optional subjects in Civil Services Examination, you will find that humanities subjects have been ruling this examination.


Last Update Wednesday 18th March 2015

18-03-2015
Optional Subjects: which one to pick

On Saturday 11th June 2011  

Candidates from diverse background appear in Civil Services Examination and take different subjects as it is left to you to choose with which set of subjects you want to appear in examination.


Last Update Wednesday 18th March 2015

18-03-2015
Few tips for last minute preparation just before Mains (Written) Examination

On Sunday 17th January 2010  

Lay hands on any updated information you get on any relevant topic and have a look on contemporary developments as well.


Last Update Wednesday 18th March 2015

18-03-2015
Mains Examination: Evaluate your Preparation

On Sunday 17th January 2010  

It is going be handy while wring papers as you have to skilfully write answers and have to manage all this in given time. Many aspirants find it difficult to handle the pressure, if have not practiced well.


Last Update Wednesday 18th March 2015

18-03-2015
Mains (Written) Exam: Understand the level of examination

On Sunday 17th January 2010  

An outstanding performance is bound to give you an edge over others. Mains Examination has severe competition as non-serious and average aspirants are almost filtered out through Prelims.


Last Update Wednesday 18th March 2015

18-03-2015
Pick a pair of subjects which lend a hand in your success

On Saturday 11th June 2011  

This is the first time the candidates are preparing optional subjects for Mains Examination alone. As per the new design, you need to choose 2 optional subjects for Main Examination only.


Last Update Wednesday 18th March 2015

18-03-2015
Mastering Mains (Written) Examination

On Friday 1st January 2010  

Don’t underestimate the opportunity you get to appear in Mains (Written) after clearing the Preliminary Examination. An outstanding performance is bound to give you an edge over others. Mains Examination has severe competition as non-serious and average aspirants are almost filtered out through Prelims.


Last Update Wednesday 18th March 2015

18-03-2015
Main Examination 2012: preparation needs perfect synergy to reap exceptional effect

On Sunday 5th August 2012  

Preparations for Civil Service (Main) Examination 2012 are reaching at an intense stage. You are required to focus on your immediate requirements with an eye on the most important resource - ‘Time’.


Last Update Wednesday 18th March 2015

18-03-2015
Main Examination: Can you afford to miss the target?

On Wednesday 13th July 2011  By learning the skills and abilities required to succeed in Civil Services Examination, you’ll win respect and get the career advancement that you want.
Last Update Wednesday 13th July 2011

13-07-2011
Main Examination: How to absorb information flow?

On Saturday 7th November 2009  This examination is both challenging and demanding for the candidates as it requires them to demonstrate their commitment towards their ultimate goal.
Last Update Saturday 7th November 2009

07-11-2009

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