Tag - IAS

TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Highly Motivational-From Scoring -4.5 in Prelims Mock to getting into IAS in First Attempt, Pavankumar.G.Giriyappanavar (Rank 420) CSE-2015

Hello Friends We congragulate Pavan on being IAS in forst attempt and the privilege of getting home – Karnataka cadre. My way of Cracking UPSC Examination in the 1st attempt   Name- Pavankumar.G.Giriyappanavar. AIR–420 From-Haveri, Karnataka. (Many of my friends from other states and even Karnataka have asked where exactly [...]

[Update] My distant Education degree is valid for IAS Exam or not?

Update on my earlier blogpost regarding Distant Education Learning degree and its validity for IAS / other Government  jobs. Here is the update, [Thanks to Kenneth Lyngwa’s email throwing light on this]   In short if you’ve got a degree from some Distant Education course, you need [...]

[Essay Tip for Newcomers] What to write & What not to write in Mains IAS exam?

Think for Thirty Minutes What *NOT* to write in an Essay? Provokative Essays Don’t get Personal (Cong.vs BJP) Quoting the Famous Quotes Padding with Fodder Material Suggested Reading Reading Books as a Hobby Related articles This is what I learned from my seniors and [...]

[Analysis] Essay topic trends in last 19 years (1993-2011) for UPSC civil service IAS exam

Trouble viewing the charts and tables?  Download the pdf file by clicking meI’m classifying all the essays asked in last 19 years, into 8 broad topics. Topic [bracket shows # of questions asked so far] 1.    Economy (India vs Bharat theme) [12]2.    Education [11]3.    Culture [18]4.    International [...]

[Strategy & Studyplan] Public Administration Mains Paper 1 & 2 (Hindi / English) for UPSC IAS Exam Recommend Booklist

For those totally newcomers, wanting to prepare Public Administration in Just 2-3 months. Why Public Administration is Popular? Challenges/Obstacles/Problems in Preparation Types of Question: Static vs Dynamic Static Questions in Public Administration Dynamic Questions in Public Administration Gemstone Mining from SRB Back-breaking Move Innocent [...]

[Toppers Interview] Om Prakash Kasera (AIR 17/CSE 2011) working professional without Coaching cracks IAS exam and shares his journey studyplan and preparation tips

Prologue This gentleman was once rejected for a call centre job, but then he went on to ace the Chartered Accountants’ exam, was selected for IIM Calcutta. And now he has cracked the mother of all Exams, and that too, without leaving the job and [...]

[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 [...]

Anthropology topper

[Strategy] Anthropology Study-plan and Booklist by Dr.Vijay (IAS) for UPSC Civil Service (Mains) Exam

This article, is a compilation of gems given by Dr. K.Vijayakarthikeyan (AIR 22 / CSE 2010) on the IOforum. At present, He is an IAS officer in Tamilnadu cadre. Disclaimer Advantages of anthropology Getting started with Anthropology Preparation of anthropology (mains) Useful books About [...]

[Download] Last 15 years Compulsory English Papers for UPSC (Mains) IAS IPS Examination

This should also help those preparing CPF Examination because they also have similar paper. Why is Compulsory English paper important? How to Prepare compulsory English Language Paper for UPSC Mains? 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 [...]

UPSC General Studies Mains Analysis

[Analysis] General Studies Mains Analysis of 2012 Paper 1 & 2: Topicwise Analysis, future approach for UPSC IAS IPS exam

Difficulty Conspiracy theories History (Freedom Struggle) Culture Polity Yearbook Public Health Environment (NOT Geography!) [PIN] Persons in News Diplomacy Economy Science Tech Statistics and Data Interpretation Topicwise Breakup for Paper I and Paper II Length of the paper: GS1 (2011 vs 2012) Length [...]

[Question Paper] Compulsory English Language from Mains 2012 UPSC Civil Service IAS IPS Exam

Q1. Write Essay on any one (300 words) Q2. Reading Comprehension Q3: Precise writing Q4. Sentence Correction and fill in the blanks Q5. Do as Directed Question 1. Q1. Write Essay on any one (300 words) Indian women in international sports. Cultivation of organic foods [...]

[Question Paper] Compulsory HINDI Language Paper from Mains 2012 UPSC Civil Service IAS IPS Exam

If the fonts are not displayed properly in following article. Then CLICK ME to download the PDF file containing this question paper. Essay Comprehension Precis Translation: English to Hindi Translation: Hindi to English Hindi Grammar Compulsory Hindi Language Paper UPSC Mains 2012 Essay प्रश्न संख्या 1:- निन्मलिखित विषयों में [...]