Beginners' Mindset

Civil Services Examination is all about your Dreams; but, when the actual encounter starts, you face the realities.

Career in IAS : Make sure that your preparation is going in the right direction

On Saturday 31st March 2018  

So, you are interested in career in ‘Civil Services’ and are appearing in Civil Services Examination this year or planning to take a plunge in coming years.

No doubt, the Goal you have set for yourself is real and each year hundreds of capable candidates accomplish the goal.

For each candidate the ultimate aim is a positive result and for that confidence and commitment plays a vital role.

Last Update Saturday 4th April 2020

Dream to Achieve Success in Civil Services Examination

On Sunday 14th October 2018  

Fresh candidates view things in isolation and commence preparation with whatever little clarity they have about Civil Services Examination.

For most of the candidates availing next attempt, desired success is elusive and search continues to find suitable strategies that could help them succeed. 

Some candidates hit the bull’s eye in first attempt and for many after consuming all attempts available, it remains a mystery.

So, be it fresh candidate or candidates availing next attempt, the best strategy is to understand the complete exam-related requirements and accordingly prepare effectively for putting-up a decent show.

Last Update Saturday 28th March 2020

Explore if Civil Services Examination is the most suitable option among Career Choices Available

On Sunday 14th October 2018  

As hunt for career exploration begins, you have array of options available and from there, you shortlist some jobs as career options.

Before you commit yourself for Civil Services Examination, you need to do little research and accordingly set time deadlines and define outcome.

Besides, you need to look at what you wish to do with the rest of your life. It is all about satisfaction and accomplishment.

Last Update Friday 27th March 2020

Career in ‘Civil Services’ – Should I go ahead, or settle for something else?

On Thursday 26th March 2015  

Generally speaking, young generation is exposed to a traditional mind-set and when it comes to decide about ‘Career Choice’ lots of factors come in to play.

In majority of cases, first preference is to get a start and at that point of time, only the most popular career choices surround the mind and in such circumstances, dreams take a back seat.

Last Update Sunday 14th July 2019

IAS preparation: In the beginning, self-assessment is must

On Monday 9th December 2013  

From the day one, you need to have a strategy; take your own time for groundwork for a solid foundation.

Self-assessment would help you in priortizing the needs as per requirements so that the preparation reaches the level this examination entails.

Only after that you should take first attempt with proper planning and focus to realize your dream or at least establish that this is within your reach or not.

Last Update Sunday 14th July 2019

3 broad categories of IAS aspirants that ultimately define their chances of success

On Sunday 14th July 2019  

Success in Civil Services Examination is a dream for many; but, majority of candidates look at the “odds of being successful” and this becomes the most crucial factor why several otherwise talented candidates desert their dreams of foray in to Civil Services Examination.

It is all about you and how you visualize your endeavour.

I believe there are three broad categories in which Civil Services Examination aspirants can be segregated.

Last Update Sunday 14th July 2019

At what stage, should one start preparing seriously about Civil Services Examination?

On Sunday 22nd April 2018  

When one commence Civil Services Examination preparation, the first question comes to mind is that is it the right time to prepare or should I gain some more knowledge then decide about foray in to it.

Last Update Monday 6th April 2020

IAS 2021 Preparation-Plan: Make a Rational Assessment about your Seriousness towards Ultimate GOAL

On Tuesday 5th June 2018  

If you have plans to appear in CSE 2021, you are taking a right decision to commence preparation and I would say it is not too late. One year time-frame before next year’s Preliminary Examination is a period good enough for an effective preparation.

For beginners, decision about appearing in Civil Services Examination is a big challenge and giving some advice is really tough.

But, in the beginning, you should clear all doubts so that during preparation you may not face any difficulty. 

Last Update Tuesday 31st March 2020

What is adequate time duration for an effective Civil Services Examination preparation?

On Sunday 7th October 2018  

In recent times the Civil Services Examination has been transformed and the way aspirants look at it has also changed dramatically.

So, what used to be approx. from 1 year to 3 years’ time period for sound preparation; now, a large section of candidates keep minimum one to one and half years time-frame for preparation.

What has changed?

With lots of awareness around and advice from successful candidates, it is not difficult to make your game-plan and guidance from trusted coaching institute with a hands-on learning approach, it has become easier to manage the preparation-plan.

Last Update Saturday 28th March 2020

3 Questions aspirants should ask before serious Civil Services Exam Preparation

On Sunday 12th February 2017  

A lot of candidates make promise with themselves to crack the prestigious Civil Services Examination, and they begin foray in to it with a view to emerge successful in this attempt.

You among many such candidates waiting for this opportunity, would be indulged in serious preparation.

Among many factors that influence the outcome, I have listed 3 questions an aspirant need to answer before commencement of Preparation-Plan.

Last Update Saturday 28th March 2020

Civil Services Examination: Fortune Favours the Brave

On Saturday 1st December 2018  

Before entering any competition, you need to prepare effectively. When it is about Civil Services Examination, you need to be clear about requirements at each stage of the examination.

The unpredictable nature of Civil Services Examination sometimes gives a feel that ‘Luck’ plays a major role in success.

Last Update Friday 27th March 2020

Emerging new face of the Civil Services Examination

On Saturday 1st December 2018  

With some radical changes hitting Civil Services Examination, the impact of these reforms is noticeably visible.

The quality of candidates being selected is a clear indication that lot of professionally qualified, skilled youngsters with higher degree are getting attracted towards ‘Civil Services’ and making their presence felt.

Candidates are facing a completely new paradigm and the traditional factors impacting the success are no more in focus and many candidates have started believing that probably ‘luck’ is the biggest factor that plays a vital role in selection.

Last Update Thursday 25th April 2019

Civil Services Examination 2019: Confront the realities

On Saturday 31st March 2018  

As the craze is increasing, the competition is also rising with more and more talented and professional, higher degree holders have entered the scene with career in Civil Services as their new found love.

Last Update Saturday 9th February 2019

Want to become IAS - Follow your Passion

On Friday 23rd November 2018  

You need to be passionate to emerge successful in Civil Services Examination. 

Your aim is making career in ‘Civil Services’ and in current situation where top brains are contemplating with an idea of trying their luck, competition is getting intensified.

Look out for ways and means to stay on top and emerge victorious.

Last Update Friday 23rd November 2018

Civil Services Examination: Should I commence serious preparation immediately after completing 10+2 ?

On Sunday 18th October 2015  

There is enormous craze for Civil Services Examination and for youngsters, career in ‘Civil Services’ is top-of-mind. Common question many teenagers ask is “should I commence Civil Services Examination preparation earnestly immediately after schooling?”

Last Update Sunday 12th August 2018

Civil Services Examination: Integrated approach for preparing General Studies

On Sunday 3rd June 2018  

In the whole Civil Services Examination plan, General Studies has become the most significant constituent.

Be it Preliminary Examination, Main or even Personality Test, the information you pick has a vital role to play. For an effective preparation, candidates should formulate some tactics that make preparation sound and strategic.

Integrate Approach adopting Main Examination oriented preparation is the correct strategy for an effective Study-Plan.

Last Update Sunday 3rd June 2018

Civil Services Examination: Fortune Favours the Brave

On Tuesday 29th March 2016  

The unpredictable nature of Civil Services Examination sometimes gives a feel that ‘Luck’ plays a major role in success.

Life is such where stroke of luck influence your prospect and same can be attributed to all life-changing events and this is one such action that will shape your future.

Last Update Tuesday 19th July 2016

Civil Services Examination: A giant Examination that is getting bigger each passing year

On Tuesday 2nd February 2016  

A huge gamut of youngsters is flocking in every year for this examination eyeing a few hundred posts, every year but, in recent years, increasing number of posts and some relaxations in Age have made the environment more challenging.

Last Update Thursday 4th February 2016

Preparing for IAS; be open to learn from experiences of others

On Saturday 28th March 2015  

Civil Services Examination requires long-term planning and has so many areas so cover. While preparing, you look for advice on various issues from people you trust. You should always note down and make a data base of the references to which you can turn up to if you need support and assistance. If you are in habit of making note of activities, it is fine; but, if you don’t start it immediately.

Last Update Saturday 28th March 2015

Preparation strategy for IAS 2015

On Thursday 12th December 2013  

The Civil Services Examination is about thoroughness and exhaustive coverage and assessment is based on originality, core focus and presentation techniques which determine where you land up.

Last Update Monday 23rd March 2015

Civil Services Examination: Integrated approach need of the hour

On Monday 9th December 2013  

As the Main Examination 2014 are over; we have seen second edition in new format. These give us a clear idea about the trend and nature of questions asked in General Studies as well as Optional Subject, I hope everything is almost settled and it will help in devising an effective preparation-plan for the coming Civil Services Examination 2015.

Last Update Monday 23rd March 2015

Civil Services Examination 2014: challenging as well as tricky

On Monday 9th December 2013  Civil Services Examination, a complete package of Status, job-security and satisfaction attracts lakhs of young men and women every year to fulfill their most cherished dream. This is a big examination and the door it opens is much bigger.
Last Update Monday 30th December 2013

Emerging new face of the Civil Services Examination

On Wednesday 25th September 2013  With some radical changes hitting Civil Services Examination, the impact of these reforms is noticeably visible. Candidates are facing a completely new paradigm and the traditional factors impacting the success are no more in focus and many candidates have started believing that ‘luck’ is the biggest factor that plays a vital role in selection.
Last Update Wednesday 25th September 2013

IAS Preparation: Manage it better

On Thursday 5th April 2018  

While preparing for Civil Services Examination, you look around for information, some insights relating to IAS Preparation from various sources.

You keep on getting new ideas, suggestions and comments that help you in moving forward and make your efforts meaningful.

Make a crisp note of all the stuff you come across and include these in your plan, if find useful.

Last Update Wednesday 8th April 2020

IAS Preparation: 'Believe in self' help you achieve whatever you want

On Monday 2nd April 2018  

Civil Services Examination is into a new orbit now. A lot of talented and highly qualified candidates are eyeing this space and making new moves to prepare for it within short period.

It does not matter for these talented aspirant that they are taking attempt immediately after completing academics or making the endeavour while continuing even their jobs.

Last Update Wednesday 8th April 2020

Prioritize Your Needs for an Effective IAS Preparation Strategy

On Saturday 31st March 2018  

For Civil Services Examination preparation, there is no specific plan which can be termed universal.

It differs from person to person depending upon their level of preparation, the familiarity with the optional subject you pick, kind of study material and books you are exposed to.

Last Update Saturday 4th April 2020

Success in Civil Services Exam: The creative and innovative approach by UPSC requires you to think creatively

On Saturday 24th November 2018  

UPSC has spelled out the Exam-Plan for Civil Services Examination that illustrates things stage-wise and accordingly, syllabus is defined separately for Preliminary and Main Examination.

Methods of evaluation at each stage are different and candidates have to look out for strategies that put them on road to success. 

You have to find solutions to cover the complete syllabus effectively.

Last Update Friday 27th March 2020

Civil Service Examination Preparation Strategy: Long-term Planning

On Sunday 15th March 2015  

It is tough; no doubt about that. For the candidates planning to take a plunge in coming 1-2 years’ time-frame hope some of the suggestions listed in this Long-term planning would help them to plan out a strategy of their own. Instead of trying, gaining awareness by taking 1-2 attempts, prepare meticulously so that you achieve success in your first attempt and that too with high ranks.

Last Update Thursday 2nd April 2015

Civil Service Examination Preparation Strategy: Short-term Planning

On Sunday 15th March 2015  

This is big examination that requires long-term planning. But, there are few candidates unaware of requirements, commence preparation just before notification is out.  At the same time, there are some talented, capable candidates who start a little late due to some valid reasons still, put in hard work and dedicate fully towards preparation. For all these candidates, an effective short-term strategy can help them handle this difficult task effectively.

Last Update Sunday 29th March 2015

Civil Services Examination: It is still massive and awe-inspiring

On Friday 7th January 2011  Certainly some significant changes have been introduced recently; still, the Civil Services Examination is both challenging and demanding for the candidates as it requires them to demonstrate the dedication towards it.
Last Update Sunday 1st June 2014

CSE 2013: Be open to opportunities

On Thursday 4th October 2012  In absence of any clarity about the proposed changes at Main Examination level, the best strategy is to concentrate on your study-plan and continue preparation till UPSC does not speak about the kind of changes coming in and when these are going to be implemented.
Last Update Thursday 4th October 2012

Getting the basics right for IAS 2013

On Wednesday 3rd October 2012  A look at syllabus, past years’ papers and after discussion with other candidates who have appeared earlier, you will realize you have a task in hand which requires you to manage time with proper planning.
Last Update Wednesday 3rd October 2012

Looking at Civil Service Examination 2013; It is time to commence your preparation

On Tuesday 11th September 2012  Recent CSE result trends reveal the fact that in addition to fresh candidates, the recent change at Preliminary Examination level have brought the career in Civil Services on the horizon for many talented and professionally qualified youth and has given a new life to the dreams of many youngsters to give it a try.
Last Update Tuesday 11th September 2012

Can we presume that changes at Prelims will ultimately justify changes at Main Examination?

On Friday 17th August 2012  UPSC has successfully implemented the changes at the Preliminary Examination level and talks of changes at Main Examination level are also under consideration. But, the question is that are the changes introduced at Prelims level can shape the origin for changes at Main Examination level.
Last Update Friday 17th August 2012

Mains 2012: give more preference to Reality than Perception

On Sunday 10th June 2012  In Civil Services Examination, perception is a strong pointer and a lot of candidates get influenced and take decisions which may or may not suit them. These decisions may relate to their optional subject choice, coaching institute they join, books they read…
Last Update Sunday 10th June 2012

Can we say result of Hindi Medium candidates is not good?

On Saturday 26th May 2012  The Hindi medium result in Civil Services Examination 2011 is not that encouraging; at least looking at top 100 successful candidates list. Is it indicative of any future trend?
Last Update Saturday 26th May 2012

Main Examination 2012: Look at the immediate requirements

On Wednesday 23rd May 2012  As the focus shifts to Main Examination 2012, you need to change the outlook and the way you studied for Prelims. You need to adopt extensive study plan any approach has to be analytical.
Last Update Wednesday 23rd May 2012

Performance of Hindi medium has not been that great in CSE 2010

On Thursday 2nd February 2012  If you analyze the Preliminary Examination 2010 result, as far as Hindi medium candidates are concerned, it does not paint a rosy picture.
Last Update Thursday 2nd February 2012

How much time would be adequate for Civil Services Examination Preparation?

On Tuesday 20th December 2011  The ‘back to basics’ approach adopted by UPSC, in recent examinations has forced the aspiring candidates to change their view about Civil Services Examination preparation.
Last Update Tuesday 20th December 2011

People say Public Administration is the safest optional subject for success in Civil Services Examination. Is it so?

On Wednesday 7th December 2011  Agreed, Public Administration has become most popular optional subject and has produced maximum results. No doubt, it is a very good subject and has relevance to the job in question. But, it is a fact that it has no seal of assurance for success.
Last Update Wednesday 7th December 2011

Learn to manage it better

On Sunday 7th August 2011  Make a proper schedule and check periodically to see which all have been attended to and update it with new concerns if any.
Last Update Sunday 7th August 2011

Will these changes help some candidates who are preparing for Management or Banking Exams?

On Tuesday 12th April 2011  A balanced and well-knit bouquet of questions from each constituent is expected in question papers in coming Preliminary Examination 2011.
Last Update Tuesday 12th April 2011

Always read what you trust

On Saturday 16th January 2010  
Last Update Saturday 16th January 2010

Thinking of Career in Civil Services - Have an action-plan ready

On Thursday 5th April 2018  

Saying ‘yes’ to career in ‘Civil Services’ is very simple; but, it involves so many decisions.

At every stage you need to mend your strategies which ultimately reflect in your final result.

You should give enough time to consider all important preparation related issues and should devote these the time they deserve.

Last Update Wednesday 8th April 2020

7 Factors why you should Approach Civil Services Examination with Full Conviction

On Sunday 24th November 2019  

In the beginning it is absolutely essential for you to be acquainted with the fact that this is no ordinary examination. 

For an effective preparation you need to understand what the examiner’s expectations are and you have to reach the level it necessitates.

Success in Civil Services Examination remains an illusion until you actually succeed. From imagination to converting it a reality is a long journey that involves initiating preparation with a proper strategy, executing plans with hard work and diligence; maintaining consistency until you reach the destination.

Last Update Saturday 30th November 2019

Thinking of making career in Civil Services: Your intellectual Calibre is at test

On Saturday 3rd March 2018  

A glance at the syllabus for the Civil Services Examination clearly indicates that it is about thoroughness and exhaustive coverage and candidate’s assessment is based on originality, core focus and presentation techniques which determine where you finally land up.

Last Update Saturday 8th June 2019

Target IAS 2013 - Gain the competitive edge you need to succeed

On Monday 18th March 2013  ‘Mother of all Exams’ as it is called; Civil Services Examination is in league of its own. With gradual changes introduced in 2011 at Preliminary Examination level and now, in 2013 new format for Main Examination has forced the candidates to adopt a fresh approach for preparation.
Last Update Monday 18th March 2013

Civil Service Examination 2013: safe approach for preparation

On Monday 24th December 2012  A lot of fresh graduates are looking at Civil Service Examination 2013 with an aim to make career in ‘Civil Services’. Being optimistic is good but, all serious candidates particularly the fresher should understand the complete exam-plan and should not look specifically at Preliminary Examination only.
Last Update Monday 24th December 2012

What influence Social Media has on your Civil Services Examination preparation and how much you should bear?

On Sunday 19th March 2017  

Lots of candidates think and say that the influence of social media has made ‘Civil Services Examination’ preparation quite easy.

As per their views for success in Civil Services Examination, all you need is reading about toppers’ success, just follow their blogs and watch the videos uploaded on YouTube and get the preparation-plan, start action and next year, find yourself in select club of candidates who occupy the place in merit-list.

Is it so easy?

Last Update Wednesday 7th March 2018

In ‘First attempt’ set your eyes on top ranks that ensures post of ‘IAS’?

On Sunday 29th March 2015  

For all aspirants appearing for the first time in Civil Services Examination or planning to take a plunge in coming year/s there is a little spark ‘can I do it in first attempt’? There is nothing wrong in it, if you think so; aim big and while making efforts, you need to be optimistic. Each year, we come across number of such success-stories who accomplish the task in style in very first encounter.

Last Update Thursday 2nd April 2015

What is so special that makes one top the Civil Services Examination?

On Thursday 4th October 2012  Look at the toppers and those who make it to career of their choice; they are common person as you and your fellow friends are.
Last Update Thursday 4th October 2012

CSE 2011: Justify your decision that requires ambition and skills

On Friday 7th January 2011  The Civil Services Examination preparation unites a host of fascinating hitches. You have to understand the requirements and the reason for the modification the examination has undergone.
Last Update Friday 7th January 2011

Civil Services Examination: Am I capable of achieving this?

On Friday 10th December 2010  "We have nothing to fear but fear itself" said President Roosevelt. Why some doubts? Where is the scope for being skeptical about your chances? You are the best judge and recognize your strengths and weaknesses.
Last Update Friday 10th December 2010

When to start thinking about ‘Civil Services Examination’

On Friday 1st January 2010  Our education system is such were most of the aspirants choose subjects during graduation without giving a thought on future career planning.
Last Update Friday 1st January 2010

IAS 2020: Accept the challenge and make sincere efforts by giving your best

On Wednesday 3rd October 2018  

Success in Civil Services Examination is not limited to a few who have ‘Midas Touch’; you too can perform well and secure a bright future by getting top ranks that ensure career in coveted ‘Indian Administrative Service’

When you look at achievers, it is their hard work and perseverance that reflects in their success. This examination has never been effortless or straightforward for any candidate; their belief in self and focused approach helps them in finding a place in the merit-list.

Last Update Sunday 29th March 2020

Are you eyeing top rank in first attempt that ensures post of ‘IAS’?

On Tuesday 5th June 2018  

It was success of Govind Jaiswal (AIR 46; CSE 2007), Simrandeep Singh (AIR 52; CSE 2007), Shah Faesal (AIR 1; CSE 2009) that made candidates believe that success in top ranks is possible in first attempt; and after that, if we look at the recent result of Tina Dabi (AIR 1; CSE 2015), Anmol Sher Singh Bedi (AIR 2; CSE 2016) and many such candidates have made situation euphoric.

Continuing the trend, in the latest Civil Services Examination 2017 results, Koya Sree Harsha (AIR 6; CSE 2017), Saumya Sharma (AIR 9; CSE 2017), Chavan Suyash Yashwantrao (AIR 56; CSE 2017)Himanshu Kaushik (AIR 77; CSE 2017) and many more candidates have realized their dreams it the first encounter itself.

Last Update Saturday 9th February 2019


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