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[Strategy] How to prepare Current Affairs from Newspapers in Less than one hour for UPSC IAS IPS CSAT Exam

This article is in response to many panic mails that I receive, “help! It takes more than 4 hours just to read The Hindu.” Why is it important to read the newspaper? Can’t I just use Chronicle, Civil Service Times or Pratiyogita Darpan? What are [...]

[Polity] Constitutional Provisions for Scheduled Tribes (rights issue for CSAT)

Topic is important for CSAT Paper I (rights issue) and for GS (Mains) Paper I (Polity). Article 15(4): Promotion of Social, Economic and Educational interests Article 19(5): Safeguard of Tribal Interests Article 23: Human Trafficking Article 29: Cultural and Educational Rights Article 164 Articles [...]

[RTI] How to file RTI application to UPSC?: Those failed in CSAT-2012 and want to know their actual scores and “Official” cutoffs

How to file RTI to know the score? Step 1: Copy paste the draft RTI application Step 2: IPO worth 10 Rupees. Step 3: Envelop UPSC has announced the CSAT-2012 result, Click on following link to see the PDF containing roll numbers of [...]

[Strategy] How to spend 9 Months? To those failed in CSAT 2012 and want to reappear in 2013

First Task: Back up plan Other competitive Exams PG Degrees via Distance Learning Why IGNOU’s Distance Learning Programs? IFS, IES, Statistical Services Pick up some Activity Second Task : UPSC attempt for 2013 August to November 2012 January to May of Next year [...]

[RTI] Seeking OMR answersheets from UPSC: CSAT-2012 failed candidates, How to file appeal against CPIO’s order to FAA

Introduction Stage 1: Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) Stage 2: The First Appellate Authority (FAA) Stage 3: Central Information Commission (CIC) Procedure of filing First Appeal (FAA) Readymade Appeal to FAA (for Stage 2) Procedure after FAA (stage 3) Vendetta and revenge plotting [...]

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[RTI] Official Answerkeys for CSAT 2011 received (all 4 Series: A,B,C,D)

here are the Official Answerkeys for CSAT 2011 that I received today through RTI, Click on the following links to see them Answerkeys: CSAT 2011 Paper I (General Studies) (Series A) (Series B) (Series C) (Series D) Answerkeys: CSAT 2011 Paper II (Aptitude) (Series A) (Series [...]

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[Strategy] UPSC Civil Service Exam (Part 3 of 5): General Studies for CSAT prelims and Mains

update: this article was written in Dec 2012. But in March 2013, UPSC introduced some new reforms, While majority of the strategy remains one and same as given in this article. But a few modifications (especially for mains exam) are added. I’ve written a [...]

Timeline IUCN Red List

[EnB] IUCN Red list, CITES Agreement : Meaning, Features, Mock Questions for CSAT

What is IUCN? Limitation IUCN red-list What is CITES? How does CITES work? Appendix Criticism, limitation of CITES #1: No police of its own #2: Non-Native Species #3: Appendix are Counterproductive #4: Not Comprehensive Mock questions for CSAT What is IUCN? International Union for [...]

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[Science] TheHindu Dec12: GRAIL, Asteroid Mining, MoonKAMs, Liquiglide, Oraquick and more Science-Tech for UPSC CSAT

Space related Asteroid Mining + Space Station Mercury Messenger GRAIL MoonKAMs Ebb and Flow, Sally Ride Science-Tech LiquiGlide Plastic light bulb Nuke Desalination plant MakerBot Replicator Switchblade Drone Element 113 Biology Biological Plough Redgram Handheld Dental X-ray Why skin itching during wound healing? [...]

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[Reasoning] Syllogism (All Cats are Dogs): Method, approach, techniques, shortcuts explained for IBPS, SSC, CSAT and CAT

Introduction to Syllogism Basics Subject vs Predicate Classification of statement Standard format: conversion No conclusion Combos Conclusive-Combos DemoQ: Crazy men and Women DemoQ: Intelligent Poets and singers CAT-level DemoQ: Sweet Testing Apples (CAT) DemoQ: Working mother nurses (CAT) DemoQ: 4 questions in 1! [...]

[Reasoning] Three-Statement Syllogism: technique, method, shortcuts for IBPS, SSC, CSAT, CAT, CMAT

Don’t read further, until and unless you’ve mastered the 2-statement syllogism technique explained in previous article (click ME) Recap of 2-Statement syllogism Parent Statements Chain formula DemoQ: Married Student Dancers (CSAT-2012) DemoQ: Rich n Sick Air travellers (CSAT-2012) DemoQ: Drug addict Artists (CSAT-2012) Recap of [...]

[Aptitude] Product Consistency: If Sugar price increases then consumption should be Decreased by What %, Time-Speed-Distance problems, shortcuts for SSC, IBPS, CSAT, CAT

Case: Sugar Consumption Budget don’t change Case: Salary comparison: How much more or less? Case: Increased consumption absolute value Case: Apples price decrease absolute value Case: Time-Speed-Distance Mock questions Food for thought IF you want to master this method, then don’t just read the [...]