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News,Views & Features


Should one go for General Studies study-material from coaching institutes?

On Saturday 18th January 2014  

Many aspirants who don’t join coaching institutes regular classes due to several reasons, think of buying correspondence courses from coaching institutes of repute thinking that the quality of material is trusted and would be helpful in an effective preparation.

But, the fact is that you buy the study-material at least one-year before the examination so that you can prepare; but, by the time you face examination, most of the information covered is stale.


Last Update Wednesday 4th April 2018

04-04-2018
Is it advantageous to have someone to guide about Civil Services Examination preparation

On Tuesday 29th March 2016  

Civil Services Examination has an exam-plan that evaluates the candidate’s suitability for the top posts with multi-stage process that requires capability along with diverse set of skills and traits.

The big competition awaits you as huge number of claimants for limited seats makes the environment quite challenging.


Last Update Tuesday 3rd April 2018

03-04-2018
Medium (Language) of writing Civil Services Examination

On Friday 8th April 2016  

As one begin preparation, among lots of reservations, one of the important question comes to mind is about medium (language) preference for writing examination. This question has become more prominent in recent years as the result of Hindi/vernacular medium candidates has gone down drastically which has once again sparked fear and apprehensions among many Hindi/vernacular medium candidates.


Last Update Monday 13th June 2016

13-06-2016
CIVIL SERVICES (PRELIMINARY) EXAMINATION 2019 to be held on 2nd June 2019; Notification to come on 19th February 2019

On Tuesday 5th June 2018  

UPSC has released the calendar for Civil Services Examination 2019 that clearly indicates the dates for notification as well as Preliminary and Main Examination dates.

As per the schedule for next year, the Preliminary Examination 2019 would be held on June 2, 2019 and Main Examination would commence on 20th September, 2019.


Last Update Tuesday 5th June 2018

05-06-2018
E-Admit Cards for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2018 uploaded by UPSC

On Monday 7th May 2018  

UPSC has uploaded the e-Admit Cards for the first stage of Civil Services Examination 2018 - Preliminary Examination that is scheduled to be held on June 3, 2018.

Candidates appearing in Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2018 (including Indian Forest Services (Preliminary Examination) are advised to download their e-Admit Cards and take a printout thereof.


Last Update Sunday 20th May 2018

20-05-2018
Civil Services Examination 2017 – Interview Schedule

On Saturday 10th February 2018  

UPSC has released the interview schedule for Civil Services Examination 2017. The Interview session is to commence from 19th February 2018.


Last Update Saturday 10th February 2018

10-02-2018
CIVIL SERVICES (PRELIMINARY) EXAMINATION 2018 to be held on 03.06.2018; Notification to come on 7th February 2018

On Friday 9th June 2017  

UPSC has released the calendar for Civil Services Examination 2018 that clearly indicates the dates for notification as well as Preliminary and Main Examination dates.

As per the schedule for next year, the Preliminary Examination 2018 would be held on June 3, 2018 and Main Examination would commence on October 1, 2018.


Last Update Friday 9th June 2017

09-06-2017
Cut-Off marks for Civil Services Examination 2015 released by UPSC

On Thursday 12th May 2016  

On 11th May 2015, UPSC announced the minimum qualifying marks for Civil Services Examination 2015.


Last Update Tuesday 7th June 2016

07-06-2016
E-Admit Cards for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2015 issued

On Wednesday 29th July 2015  

UPSC has issued the E-Admit Cards for the first stage of Civil Services Examination 2015 - Preliminary Examination that is scheduled to be held on August 23, 2015


Last Update Wednesday 29th July 2015

29-07-2015
Notification for Civil Services Examination 2015 postponed; fresh date to be notified later

On Friday 15th May 2015  

The much awaited notification for Civil Services Examination 2015 has been postponed. This was scheduled to come on May 16, 2015.


Last Update Friday 15th May 2015

15-05-2015
ETHICS, INTEGRITY AND APTITUDE: UPSC releases sample questions for General Studies Paper IV

On Saturday 10th August 2013  Giving a big comfort to the candidates appearing in Main Examination 2013, UPSC has released a set of sample questions for Paper V (General Studies Paper IV) ETHICS, INTEGRITY AND APTITUDE.
Last Update Saturday 10th August 2013

10-08-2013
CIVIL SERVICES (PRELIMINARY) EXAM, 2014 to be held on August 24, 2014

On Wednesday 24th July 2013  The schedule for Civil Services Examination 2014 is out. Candidates planning to appear in Civil Services Examination 2014 face another surprise as the Preliminary Examination 2014 would be held on August 24, 2014; almost 3 months shift from customary May month when Prelims were staged in recent years.
Last Update Wednesday 24th July 2013

24-07-2013
UPSC marksheet for Preliminary Examination 2012

On Friday 24th May 2013  UPSC has disclosed the marks of the candidates appeared in Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2013 that was staged on May 20, 2012.
Last Update Friday 24th May 2013

24-05-2013
UPSC released detailed marksheet for Civil Services Examination 2012

On Friday 24th May 2013  As announced, UPSC released the detailed marksheet for candidates appeared in Civil Services Examination 2012. The data has details for all candidates cleared Preliminary Examination 2012, appeared in Main Examination and finally selected.
Last Update Friday 24th May 2013

24-05-2013
Marks obtained by successful candidates in Civil Services Examination 2012 revealed

On Tuesday 14th May 2013  What more one can expect; UPSC has definitely has a new, transparent face and for the first time the marks of the successful candidates have been revealed.
Last Update Tuesday 14th May 2013

14-05-2013
UPSC releases answer keys for the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2012

On Friday 10th May 2013  In a era when a lot of things happening, UPSC has taken a major step by releasing Answer Keys for the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2012. It is certainly a welcome step and would help candidates to plan their strategies in a better way.
Last Update Friday 10th May 2013

10-05-2013
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2012 Answer Key Paper I

On Friday 10th May 2013  
Last Update Friday 10th May 2013

10-05-2013
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2012 Answer Key Paper II

On Friday 10th May 2013  
Last Update Friday 10th May 2013

10-05-2013
Civil Services Examination 2012 Final Result

On Friday 3rd May 2013  Based on the results of the written part of Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2012 held by the Union Public Service Commission in October, 2012 and the interviews for Personality Test held in March-April, 2013, following is the list, in order of merit
Last Update Friday 3rd May 2013

03-05-2013
e - ADMIT CARDS for Preliminary Examination 2013 now available

On Monday 29th April 2013  Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released e - Admit Cards for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2013 which can be downloaded from UPSC’s official website.
Last Update Monday 29th April 2013

29-04-2013
UPSC issues Corrigendum Notice about certain changes in the scheme of Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Tuesday 26th March 2013  Union Public Service Commission has issued a Corrigendum Notice on March 26, 2013 incorporating the modifications in the scheme of Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013 that was notified on March 5, 2013.
Last Update Tuesday 26th March 2013

26-03-2013
INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION, 2012 FOR THE FIRST WEEK

On Saturday 23rd February 2013  04 TH MARCH TO 8TH MARCH, 2013
Last Update Saturday 23rd February 2013

23-02-2013
New Scheme for Civil Services Examination 2013 released, Preliminary Examination to be staged on May 26, 2013

On Thursday 20th September 2012  New Scheme for Civil Services Examination 2013 has been released by UPSC on March 5, 2013. Now, the Preliminary Examination is going to be staged on May 26, 2013.
Last Update Thursday 20th September 2012

20-09-2012
Civil Service (Main) Examination 2012 Time-Table

On Saturday 25th August 2012  UPSC released the Time-Table for Civil Service (Main) Examination 2012 commencing from October 5, 2012 The schedule is little compressed and smart planning is visible reflecting
Last Update Saturday 25th August 2012

25-08-2012
CIVIL SERVICES (PRELIMINARY) EXAMINATION, 2012 to be held on May 20, 2012

On Tuesday 16th August 2011  
Last Update Tuesday 16th August 2011

16-08-2011
Civil Services Examination 2010 Final Result declared; S Divyadharshini from Chennai tops; Sweta Mohanti secures 2nd Rank. R V Varun Kumar with 3rd Rank is the topper among male candidates.

On Wednesday 11th May 2011  The much awaited CSE 2010 result is out. A total of 920 candidates have been recommended for appointment to the IAS, IPS, and other central services.
Last Update Wednesday 11th May 2011

11-05-2011
Special Class Railway Apprentices Exam, 2011

On Friday 1st April 2011  
Last Update Friday 1st April 2011

01-04-2011
Indian Forest Service Exam, 2011

On Tuesday 22nd March 2011  
Last Update Tuesday 22nd March 2011

22-03-2011
CIVIL SERVICES (MAIN) EXAMINATION 2010 RESULT ANNOUNCED

On Thursday 3rd March 2011  
Last Update Thursday 3rd March 2011

03-03-2011
Time Table for Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2010

On Monday 30th August 2010  
Last Update Monday 30th August 2010

30-08-2010
Recruitment by Competitive Examination

On Friday 20th February 2009  
Last Update Friday 20th February 2009

20-02-2009
Current affairs resource for IAS Preparation: Newspapers & Magazines

On Monday 1st April 2013  

With new pattern in place both for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (2011) as well as Civil Services (Main) Examination (2013), UPSC has given it a completely new look and it has been dynamically redefined. To counter the challenges you need resource for covering Current Affairs and Contemporary developments.


Last Update Tuesday 19th July 2016

19-07-2016
Civil Services Examination: What is adequate time duration for an effective preparation?

On Saturday 16th January 2010  

So, approx. from 1 year to 3 years time period is required for sound preparation. An important thing to remember is that to succeed and even to survive this long selection process, in addition to talent you need strong will power and commitment.


Last Update Thursday 7th July 2016

07-07-2016
IAS Study Plan - How much is enough?

On Saturday 16th January 2010  

The answer to this query lies in your effective preparation through extensive study with a view to cover the overall perceptive and by considering complete details including the minute ones.


Last Update Thursday 7th July 2016

07-07-2016
CSE 2013: A special message to Hindi/vernacular medium candidates

On Tuesday 12th March 2013  

Hindi/vernacular medium candidates are no less than their English medium counterparts.I strongly feel that they need to concentrate on emerging requirements seriously and should have faith on their capabilities.


Last Update Wednesday 6th July 2016

06-07-2016
Civil Services Exam: Medium (Language) of writing examination

On Saturday 2nd May 2015  

As one begin preparation, among lots of reservations, one of the important question comes to mind is about medium (language) preference for writing examination. This question has become more prominent in recent years as the result of Hindi/vernacular medium candidates has gone down drastically which has once again sparked fear and apprehensions among many Hindi/vernacular medium candidates.


Last Update Friday 8th April 2016

08-04-2016
‘Luck’ does play a role; but, only a little

On Thursday 28th November 2013  

Success in Civil Services Examination is not child’s play. It is the unpredictable nature of this examination that gives a feel that luck plays a major role.


Last Update Tuesday 29th March 2016

29-03-2016
How effective are the guide-books available in market for CSE

On Tuesday 20th November 2012  

Big examination like Civil Service Examination offer huge opportunity for many publishers to come out with tailored content to meet the demands as per syllabus. In absence of awareness and right guidance, a lot of candidates particularly the beginners look for such books with an aim to cover the syllabus effectively.


Last Update Saturday 28th March 2015

28-03-2015
Civil Services Examination is where you learn from experiences of others

On Wednesday 20th July 2011  

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 do so it is fine but if you don’t start it immediately.


Last Update Saturday 28th March 2015

28-03-2015
Civil Service Examination Preparation Strategy: Long-term Planning

On Sunday 12th August 2012  

It is tough; no doubt about that. Hope some of the suggestions in this Long-term planning would help the candidates to plan out a strategy of their own who are planning to take a plunge. 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 Sunday 15th March 2015

15-03-2015
Civil Service Examination Preparation Strategy: Short-term Planning

On Sunday 12th August 2012  

Some candidates look at this examination with a plan to get awareness whereas there are some talented, capable candidates who start a little late due to some reasons still, put in hard work and dedicate fully towards preparation. Hope some of the suggestions in this Short-term planning would help these candidates to plan out a strategy of their own.


Last Update Sunday 15th March 2015

15-03-2015
New format for Civil Services Examination 2013: why candidates are tense?

On Sunday 17th March 2013  The changes introduced for Civil Services (Main) Examination in recently released notification have invited fresh troubles. As such the notification got delayed by almost a month and when it seemed that everything is set, some issues have once again left the candidates concerned.
Last Update Sunday 17th March 2013

17-03-2013
Civil Services Examination: What is the Secrets of Success

On Sunday 24th April 2011  For each candidate, the most important thing to start preparation is to look for a strategy that helps in performance and desired success in Civil Services Examination. Following are few points which can help you in formulating a strategy and tips that will be useful all through-out you prearation.
Last Update Sunday 24th April 2011

24-04-2011