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Sluggish show by Hindi medium candidates continues even in Civil Services Examination 2015

On Sunday 12th June 2016  

The trend that gathered pace with Civil Services Examination 2011 after new-look Preliminary Examination came into force where saga of Hindi medium candidates receded dramatically in Preliminary Examination.

Now, five years have passed and with a glance at final results of CSE 2015, there is nothing constructive and the awful performance by Hindi Medium Candidates continues.

It is manifested in the figures extracted from latest UPSC Annual Reports that inadequate representation of Candidates with Hindi Medium continues even in Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014.

Last Update Sunday 10th July 2016

Toppers’ strategy for facing the new-look Preliminary Examination

On Thursday 25th April 2013  No doubt, the situation was tough when in 2011 the changes at Preliminary Examination were introduced as candidates were to face a completely new exam-plan. More so, they were surrounded by a lot of confusion relating to formation of question papers.
Last Update Thursday 25th April 2013

Is removal of optional subject in Preliminary Examination good?

On Friday 22nd June 2012  Many candidates are still debating about the changes introduced at Preliminary Examination stage. Talking realistically, there is no point in looking back and as there is no alternative, you should focus on the present scheme of examination.
Last Update Friday 22nd June 2012


On Thursday 5th April 2012  Paper II is an instrument designed to produce a quantitative assessment of the candidate. Aptitude tests has been included in the selection procedures as it assess candidate’s skills including logical reasoning, judgement, decision making and comprehension.
Last Update Thursday 5th April 2012


On Thursday 5th April 2012  Paper I aims to evaluate candidate's accumulated knowledge and awareness level. This Paper is dynamic in nature and require up-to-date knowledge and conceptual clarity of the topics covered in the syllabus
Last Update Thursday 5th April 2012

For those who could not clear Prelims in 2011

On Monday 23rd January 2012  The announcement for Civil Services Examination 2012 is round the corner. It is time to look at the examination with fresh approach and taking care of all necessities.
Last Update Monday 23rd January 2012

CSE 2012: only the optimists will survive

On Sunday 1st January 2012  The fear of toughness and a very less probability of success in this examination, make conditions worse for those who believe in such dealings.
Last Update Sunday 1st January 2012

New Look Preliminary Examination: Have things become difficult

On Friday 30th December 2011  If you read the notification carefully, even the UPSC clearly mention that nature and standard of questions will be such which that “a well-educated person will be able to answer them without any specialized study.
Last Update Friday 30th December 2011

How many correct answers needed while attempting Prelims?

On Sunday 11th December 2011  Many candidates look out for cut-off and number of correct answers required in Preliminary Examination.
Last Update Sunday 11th December 2011

Civil Services Examination 2011: Focus to succeed

On Monday 15th August 2011  This is article published in May 2011 issue of Pratiyogita Darpan (English) which talks about the new-look Preliminary Examination 2011 related requirements for Paper I and Paper II particularly about Interpersonal relationship and communication skills, decision making and problem solving.
Last Update Monday 15th August 2011

New-Look Preliminary Examination: What toppers feel about the incoming pattern?

On Wednesday 8th June 2011  For last 23 years, I have been bringing a lot of insights and exploring the strategies that emerge from experiences of the successful candidates. This year again, I am out to meet CSE toppers and you can benefit from their experiences which they share. The following tips are part of my article which talks about the views and preparation plan of few IAS 2010 toppers who were indulged in serious preparation for next attempt before knowing about their result on May 11, 2011.
Last Update Wednesday 8th June 2011

The scene is turning optimistic out there!

On Wednesday 4th May 2011  Although, this year scene is little different and the changes introduced from CSE 2011 at Prelims level have made things unsure and a lot of reservations attached to the coming pattern has left many previous candidates worried.
Last Update Wednesday 4th May 2011

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