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CIVIL SERVICES (PRELIMINARY) EXAMINATION 2015 to be held on August 23, 2015

On Wednesday 10th September 2014  

The calendar for Civil Services Examination 2015 is out. Candidates planning to appear in Civil Services Examination 2015 are clear about the schedule for next year as the Preliminary Examination 2015 would be held on August 23, 2015.


Last Update Saturday 22nd June 2019

22-06-2019
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
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
Preliminary Exam Preparation Tips: Evaluate your preparedness

On Sunday 15th March 2015  

Handling Preliminary Examination, an objective type tests is an art and a competition of this level requires preparation that matches the exam-standards. Besides, it is prudent to learn some examination techniques to face it confidently.


Last Update Sunday 17th February 2019

17-02-2019
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2017 – Roadmap to Success

On Sunday 3rd July 2016  

As the Preliminary Examination is scheduled for June 18, 2017, it is time for action. Since UPSC has altered the schedule, Preliminary Examination 2017 has been preponed by two months.

All of you aspiring for Civil Services Examination 2017 would be focusing on your study-material and would leave no stone unturned to make your preparation effective.

Remember, success in Prelims only will get you chance for the next step – Main Examination.


Last Update Sunday 17th February 2019

17-02-2019
Preliminary Exam 2016 Preparation Tips: Understand the level of examination

On Sunday 3rd July 2016  

On the face of it, Preliminary Examination papers look easy to moderate but, this step alone has made it more challenging and most of the candidates are finding it difficult to crack it.


Last Update Sunday 17th February 2019

17-02-2019
Some Most Important Aspects Pertaining to Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2018

On Thursday 31st May 2018  

For all those planning to appear in Civil Services Examination 2018, the first stage Preliminary Examination is round the corner and your aim is to crack Prelims so that your journey towards dream destination – IAS continues.

June 3, 2018 is the D-day and all your preparations are expected to be on target and you would be ready to face Prelims confidently.


Last Update Sunday 17th February 2019

17-02-2019
MCQs: Rationale behind adopting such pattern in Preliminary Examination

On Tuesday 17th March 2015  

In Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, Objective Type, Multiple Choice Questions are asked.

These questions check aspirant’s knowledge, their ability to recall facts and figures, verify their skills to evaluate given information or to make sure aspirant’s capacity to apply accumulated knowledge to the given situation.


Last Update Sunday 17th February 2019

17-02-2019
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination Syllabus

On Wednesday 11th December 2013  

As per the scheme of Preliminary Examination, there are two compulsory papers, the syllabus for both are given below.


Last Update Sunday 17th February 2019

17-02-2019
SYLLABUS: PAPER II

On Monday 10th January 2011  
Last Update Sunday 17th February 2019

17-02-2019
Preliminary Examination Syllabus: PAPER I (General Studies)

On Monday 10th January 2011  
Last Update Sunday 17th February 2019

17-02-2019
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2019: what are your priorities in next few days?

On Wednesday 13th July 2016  

Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2019 is scheduled for 2nd June 2019. As you have limited days in hand, you have to be careful about it.

By now, you must have covered the syllabus and would be moving according to the plan with revision.


Last Update Sunday 17th February 2019

17-02-2019
Take some clue for Paper I from last year’s General Studies Paper

On Monday 18th April 2011  

A glance at the question paper confirms that it is not possible for anyone who does not follow long-term, planned study of current affairs and contemporary developments.


Last Update Sunday 10th February 2019

10-02-2019
Paper I (General Studies) gains prominence

On Friday 7th January 2011  

The change in pattern of Preliminary Examination has transformed the way you look at General Studies. You need to alter your strategy for the first stage of the examination to crack the Prelims.


Last Update Sunday 10th February 2019

10-02-2019
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination General Studies Paper I

On Sunday 3rd July 2016  

Broad Classification of General Studies Syllabus and a little brief about each constituent listed in the Preliminary Examination Paper I syllabus.


Last Update Thursday 8th June 2017

08-06-2017
Few points for tackling Preliminary Examination 2015 confidently

On Monday 26th January 2015  

A large number of candidates are going to face Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2015 that is scheduled to be staged on August 23, 2015. We sincerely hope that all of you are indulged in serious preparation to face it confidently. Here are some tips that will be useful in while attempting question papers in examination hall.


Last Update Sunday 31st July 2016

31-07-2016
Prelims 2011: what are your priorities in next 8 weeks?

On Monday 18th April 2011  

By now, you must have covered a lot of syllabus and would be moving according to the plan.


Last Update Wednesday 13th July 2016

13-07-2016
Preliminary Examination PAPER I : (General Studies) Syllabus

On Friday 22nd January 2010  
Last Update Sunday 3rd July 2016

03-07-2016
Broad Classification of General Studies Syllabus

On Wednesday 8th April 2009  

Preliminary Examination Paper I syllabus


Last Update Sunday 3rd July 2016

03-07-2016
Paper I (General Studies)

On Monday 7th March 2011  

Broad Classification of General Studies Syllabus and a little brief about each constituent listed in the Preliminary Examination Paper I syllabus.


Last Update Sunday 3rd July 2016

03-07-2016
Preliminary Exam Preparation Tips: Understand the level of examination

On Sunday 15th March 2015  

On the face of it, Preliminary Examination papers look easy to moderate but, this step alone has made it more challenging and most of the candidates are finding it difficult to crack it.


Last Update Sunday 3rd July 2016

03-07-2016
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2015 – Roadmap to Success

On Monday 26th January 2015  

As the Preliminary Examination is scheduled for August 23, 2015, it is time for action. All of you aspiring for Civil Services Examination 2015 would be glued to your study-material and would leave no stone unturned to make your preparation effective. Success in Prelims only will get you chance for the next step – Main Examination.


Last Update Sunday 3rd July 2016

03-07-2016
Preliminary Examination- Average marks required to get through first stage of examination

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 Sunday 3rd July 2016

03-07-2016
Prelims Syllabus: Move towards Specific

On Friday 7th January 2011  

The framework for syllabus clearly indicates richness and complexity would require a move in the strategy for Preliminary Examination for effective preparation.


Last Update Monday 23rd March 2015

23-03-2015
BOOK-LIST FOR Civil Services (Preliminary) Exam PAPER I & II

On Wednesday 4th January 2012  

Suggested Book-List for important constituents for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination: PAPER I (General Studies) and PAPER II (Aptitude Test)


Last Update Wednesday 18th March 2015

18-03-2015
Have a clear understanding examination techniques for Prelims

On Saturday 5th May 2012  

While preparing for Preliminary Examination, with an effective preparation along with tips to score better, you can get away without worrying much about the ‘Negative Marking’.


Last Update Wednesday 18th March 2015

18-03-2015
Strategy to tackle objective type (MCQ) questions effectively for Preliminary Examination

On Saturday 5th May 2012  

When you are concentrating on preparation, you must recognize the link between your accumulated knowledge and the examination techniques for a brilliant performance.


Last Update Tuesday 17th March 2015

17-03-2015
Preliminary Examination 2012: Do we have some surprise in store?

On Sunday 6th May 2012  

Preparation for Civil Services Examination requires awareness and alertness. A realistic assessment of the requirement and your preparation make it easy.


Last Update Tuesday 17th March 2015

17-03-2015
Aiming Preliminary Examination 2013; Lots of challenges to face…

On Friday 8th March 2013  

The notification for Civil Services Examination 2013 got delayed by almost a month; the Preliminary Examination has been deferred by a week to May 26, 2013; in such a situation crossing the first hurdle is a big challenge.


Last Update Sunday 15th March 2015

15-03-2015
Evaluate your Preparation

On Sunday 17th January 2010  

‘Efficiency with accuracy’ is the key and with practice, you can develop sharpness and habit of making quick decisions.


Last Update Sunday 15th March 2015

15-03-2015
Preliminary Exam Preparation Tips: Understand the level of examination

On Sunday 17th January 2010  

You will gain nothing if you are not able to find a place in list of successful candidates called for Mains (Written) examination and would have to start afresh next year by appearing in Prelims again if you are left with more attempts available.


Last Update Sunday 15th March 2015

15-03-2015
Preliminary Examination: How much time will it take to prepare?

On Sunday 27th May 2012  

The first and most significant stage of the examination, Preliminary Examination is nothing but screening test to shortlist serious and focused aspirants for second stage Mains Examination. In the beginning, some candidates look first at Preliminary examination and wish to know the minimum time required for an effective preparation.


Last Update Sunday 15th March 2015

15-03-2015
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2013 – Roadmap to success

On Thursday 18th April 2013  

As the Preliminary Examination is just 37 days away, it is time for action. All of you aspiring for Civil Services Examination 2013 would be glued to your study-material and would leave no stone unturned to make your preparation effective. Success in Prelims only will get you chance for the next step – Main Examination.


Last Update Monday 26th January 2015

26-01-2015
Appearing in Prelims 2013: before you begin, give good reason for your decision

On Wednesday 20th March 2013  It is nice to have high ambitions; but, that alone is not enough; you have chosen an examination that is too mighty; an Exam-Plan that involves multi-stage program and diverse skill-sets to counter challenges each stage of examination throws.
Last Update Wednesday 20th March 2013

20-03-2013
CSE 2012: Well begun half done

On Sunday 11th December 2011  Competition is getting stiffer and you are to prove yourself better than the others with some serious attempt that takes you to the level of subject knowledge the CSE demands.
Last Update Sunday 11th December 2011

11-12-2011
English Comprehension & English Précis - Syllabus

On Wednesday 6th March 2013  As per the modifications in the exam-plan, UPSC has removed this Paper from the new format for Main Examination.
Last Update Wednesday 6th March 2013

06-03-2013
Essay - Compulsory

On Thursday 6th January 2011  Be it any examination, before you take a plunge, you need to know the process of the examination, its requirements and the examination standards. As you begin your journey to the dream career in ‘Civil Services’, you need to be acquainted with what all you need to read. In Mains Examination, you have English & Indian Language, Essay & General Studies as compulsory papers. The General Studies syllabus gives you the information and idea about the structure, course outline and the requirements.
Last Update Thursday 6th January 2011

06-01-2011
English and Indian Languages - Compulsory

On Thursday 6th January 2011  Be it any examination, before you take a plunge, you need to know the process of the examination, its requirements and the examination standards. As you begin your journey to the dream career in ‘Civil Services’, you need to be acquainted with what all you need to read. The syllabus gives you the information and idea about the structure, course outline and the requirements. Listed here is the syllabus for English & Indian Language. You can download or take print-outs for your reference.
Last Update Thursday 6th January 2011

06-01-2011
Civil Services (Main) Examination Syllabus

On Wednesday 11th December 2013  

The syllabus for qualifying papers,Essay, four papers of General Studies and optional subject for Main Examination has been given for reference.


Last Update Sunday 17th February 2019

17-02-2019
Public Administration v/s Political Science & International Relations

On Sunday 12th February 2012  Many a times, candidates are in dilemma which subject to pick when it comes to pick one among these two. No doubt, pendulum is in favour of Public Administration; still, Political Science & International Relations is not a subject which can be written off easily.
Last Update Friday 28th March 2014

28-03-2014
Do we have some optional subjects where you can score high marks

On Friday 22nd June 2012  Undoubtedly, Civil Services Examination is door to big prospects but, you have chosen an examination that is too mighty and the selection of optional subjects is the most crucial decision.
Last Update Friday 22nd June 2012

22-06-2012
Combination of Optional Subjects that delivers in Main Examination

On Sunday 6th May 2012  Idea and insight about the examination works wonders in Civil Services Examination and candidates look at the optional subjects of the IAS toppers for inspiration that sometimes becomes the basis of their choice.
Last Update Sunday 6th May 2012

06-05-2012
Optional subjects of top 10 candidates in Civil Services Examination 2011

On Sunday 6th May 2012  The result of Civil Services Examination 2011 shows some divergent trend about top 10 candidates in merit-list where as many as 15 subjects figures in the optional subjects opted by them.
Last Update Sunday 6th May 2012

06-05-2012
CSE 2010: Preference of Optional Subjects in Hindi Medium

On Sunday 29th January 2012  The results of CSE indicate that the choice of optional subject by Hindi Medium candidates is little different from English Medium candidates as some subjects particularly from science and specialized professional studies are not so popular among Hindi Medium candidates.
Last Update Sunday 29th January 2012

29-01-2012
CSE 2010: Preference of Optional Subjects in English Medium

On Thursday 26th January 2012  The list of optional subjects available in Civil Services Examination includes a host of subjects to choose from humanities, science and specialized professional studies. Preference of candidates who appeared with English Medium in Civil Services (Main) Examination 2010 is analyzed here.
Last Update Thursday 26th January 2012

26-01-2012
Performance of candidates with literature of languages

On Tuesday 17th January 2012  Every year many candidates achieve success with Literature of Languages as one optional subject. The performance of some of the languages has been consistent and has attracted a large number of candidates who show interest in these subjects.
Last Update Tuesday 17th January 2012

17-01-2012
With no optional subject for Preliminary Examination, one needs to look at choosing set of optional subjects with special considerations

On Sunday 1st January 2012  With no optional in Prelims now, for a new candidate it would be exceedingly complex to manage preparation within limited time. This important factor would change the way candidates used to look at some most popular optional subjects.
Last Update Sunday 1st January 2012

01-01-2012
Which subjects are mostly liked by the candidates in civil services examination and why?

On Wednesday 7th December 2011  Off late, Public Administration and Geography have emerged as the most liked optional subjects. And if CSE 2010 result is an indication, Public Administration and Geography have proven their dominance and have helped many candidates in their success.
Last Update Wednesday 7th December 2011

07-12-2011
Best pair of optional for UPSC Main Examinations

On Wednesday 7th December 2011  A combination of optional subject like Public Administration, Geography, Sociology, History, Psychology, Political Science & International Relations, Philosophy and Anthropology figure in the top most pair of optional subject successful candidates picked.
Last Update Wednesday 7th December 2011

07-12-2011
The most sought after optional for Civil Services Examination

On Wednesday 7th December 2011  In the recent years, candidates with Public Administration have generated excellent results and invariably, Public Administration had been one of the optional subjects of the Rank 1
Last Update Wednesday 7th December 2011

07-12-2011
5 Factors to keep in mind while short-listing a few optional subjects from long list of subjects available:

On Saturday 7th May 2011  
Last Update Saturday 7th May 2011

07-05-2011
The right way to Choosing optional subjects for Mains Examination

On Saturday 7th May 2011  Before you finally pick your optional subjects, do a little exercise to identify subjects/topics/areas where you feel comfortable and where not. You may choose a subject which is perceived to be scoring but is not of your interest. Can you put in an honest attempt with that you decide yourself ? Move on, here we have list few tips to help you zero-in on the right set of Optional Subjects.
Last Update Saturday 7th May 2011

07-05-2011
Performance of Optional Subjects in Hindi Medium

On Saturday 7th May 2011  The choice of optional subject by Hindi Medium candidates is little different from English Medium candidates as some subjects particularly from science and specialized professional studies are not so popular among Hindi Medium candidates.
Last Update Saturday 7th May 2011

07-05-2011
Popular Combination of Optional Subjects for Main Examination

On Saturday 7th May 2011  This may not be the right criteria for choosing optional subjects but, sometimes candidates look for the performance of subject combinations which deliver good results. These combinations, sometimes, deliver divergent results among English and Hindi Medium candidates and results may vary year to year.
Last Update Saturday 7th May 2011

07-05-2011
Popular Combination of Optional Subjects in Hindi Medium for Main Examination

On Saturday 7th May 2011  This may not be the right criteria for choosing optional subjects but, sometimes candidates look for the performance of subject combinations which deliver good results. These combinations, sometimes, deliver divergent results among English and Hindi Medium candidates and results may vary year to year.
Last Update Saturday 7th May 2011

07-05-2011
Performance of Optional Subjects in English Medium

On Saturday 7th May 2011  Optional Subjects takes a whole lot of guts to prepare! The list of optional subjects available in Civil Services Examination includes a host of subjects to choose from humanities, science and specialized professional studies.
Last Update Saturday 7th May 2011

07-05-2011
Candidates with humanities background

On Tuesday 20th November 2012  Commonly, optional subject selection is not difficult for candidates with humanities background as they get the subject of choice with in the available subjects.
Last Update Tuesday 20th November 2012

20-11-2012
CSE 2011 Result Analysis: Candidates with Medical background

On Monday 2nd July 2012  Shena Aggarwal (AIR 1, CSE 2011) has brought laurels to Medical Science subject by achieving top slot. The performance of candidates with Medical Science has been outstanding and a lot of successes are visible every year.
Last Update Monday 2nd July 2012

02-07-2012
CSE 2011 Result Analysis: Candidates with Engineering background

On Monday 2nd July 2012  Prince Dhawan (AIR 3, CSE 2011) is the latest link in the chain of successful candidates like Mutyala Raju Revu (AIR-1; CSE 2006), Supreet Singh Gulati (AIR-2 CSE 2007), Prakash Rajpurohit (AIR-2; CSE 2009) who showed courage to pick their own stream Electrical Engineering and secured top ranks.
Last Update Monday 2nd July 2012

02-07-2012
CSE 2011 Result Analysis: Candidates with commerce background

On Monday 2nd July 2012  A lot of Commerce background candidates either give Civil Services Examination a pass or if think of it, Commerce & Accountancy as an optional seems difficult to many, whereas it is very good, result producing optional subject.
Last Update Monday 2nd July 2012

02-07-2012
CSE 2011 Result Analysis: Candidates with Science background

On Sunday 1st July 2012  The recent result of CSE 2011 has noticeable impact in favour of Pure Science subjects subjects. With many candidates in top 25 with optional subject like Physics, Mathematics, Agriculture, Botany, Zoology the optimism become evident.
Last Update Sunday 1st July 2012

01-07-2012
CSE 2011 Result Analysis: Candidates with Law background

On Friday 29th June 2012  Charm for Law as an optional subject had began last year with success of S Divyadharshini (AIR 1, CSE 2010). It has again come in spotlight as surprisingly some non-Law background candidates have shown big results this year.
Last Update Friday 29th June 2012

29-06-2012
CSE 2011 Result Analysis: Candidates with Economics background

On Thursday 28th June 2012  With 3 candidates in top 20 in CSE 2011, Economics has made its presence felt. Among candidates, general perception is that Economics is a difficult subject but in reality it is not.
Last Update Thursday 28th June 2012

28-06-2012
Candidates with humanities background

On Sunday 15th April 2012  As most of the humanities subjects like History, Geography, Sociology, Political Science & International relation, Public Administration are among the most popular optional subjects, the candidate's first consideration is always their own subjects.
Last Update Sunday 15th April 2012

15-04-2012
Candidates with Economics background

On Sunday 15th April 2012  Economics is considered to be a difficult subject but in reality it is not. Economics is a high scoring subject and a practical subject where succinct, concise answers are rewarded well.
Last Update Sunday 15th April 2012

15-04-2012
Candidates with Law background

On Wednesday 28th December 2011  
Last Update Wednesday 28th December 2011

28-12-2011
Candidates with Medical background

On Tuesday 27th December 2011  The candidates, who have confidence and excellent command over subject, go ahead to select one as optional subjects.
Last Update Tuesday 27th December 2011

27-12-2011
Candidates with Science background

On Tuesday 27th December 2011  
Last Update Tuesday 27th December 2011

27-12-2011
Candidates with commerce background

On Monday 26th December 2011  A very good, result producing optional subject, but, not many institutes are there who have made serious efforts to highlight the prospects this optional subject has.
Last Update Monday 26th December 2011

26-12-2011
Candidates with engineering background

On Monday 26th December 2011  Mutyala Raju Revu (AIR-1; CSE 2006), Supreet Singh Gulati (AIR-2 CSE 2007), Prakash Rajpurohit (AIR-2; CSE 2009) are among candidates who showed courage to pick their own stream of engineering and secured top ranks in recent years.
Last Update Monday 26th December 2011

26-12-2011
Optional Subjects-Picking the best combination is not easy

On Sunday 25th December 2011  Picking any optional subject is not a joke that you have just to scratch the surface; you have to understand it thoroughly and develop a knowledge level that helps in identifying what is being asked and what answer is expected out of you.
Last Update Sunday 25th December 2011

25-12-2011
Does preparation for optional subjects require different strategy?

On Tuesday 13th December 2011  When your chances of success depend on optional subject, the emerging situation calls for a different orientation as far as preparation is concerned.
Last Update Tuesday 13th December 2011

13-12-2011
Is it possible to score high marks in some particular subjects?

On Tuesday 13th December 2011  Many subjects are promoted as high scoring subjects and as safe optional subjects. But, as a matter of fact each subject is good and many candidates scoring high marks which help them in success.
Last Update Tuesday 13th December 2011

13-12-2011
Success rate of Optional Subjects in Mains Examination

On Thursday 5th May 2011  To plan the strategy for Civil Services Examination, candidates look for information and details regarding the examination. To help you plan better, we bring the latest facts relating to Civil Services Examination from the 60th Annual Report of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
Last Update Thursday 5th May 2011

05-05-2011
Civil Services Exam: it favours Humanities background candidates but Science background candidate’s success-rate is higher, why?

On Monday 18th April 2011  Science, Medical or Engineering background candidates although have very good success-rate but, majority of them achieve success by picking Humanities subjects as optional.
Last Update Monday 18th April 2011

18-04-2011
Most popular optional subjects in Civil Services (Main) Examination

On Monday 4th April 2011  
Last Update Monday 4th April 2011

04-04-2011
Combinations of subjects not allowed in Mains Examination

On Wednesday 27th January 2010  
Last Update Wednesday 27th January 2010

27-01-2010
Take little time out to decide a pair of optional subjects for you

On Saturday 7th November 2009  Final selection for Optional Subjects should be made carefully as the lack of awareness about the choice of optional subjects poses a big concern for aspirants.
Last Update Saturday 7th November 2009

07-11-2009

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