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UPSC Prelim CSAT-2017 Notification is out! 99 Vacancies less than last year, No change in age-attempt limit, optional or syllabus

CSAT 2017 Notification out No change in Age-Attempt limit No change in structure of the exam No change in the syllabus of the exam Can last semester student apply? How much fees do I need to pay? When will I get the hallticket/admit-card [...]

[ML16] Mains Revision & Answer Writing: Narasimha Rao: His Foreign Policy (GS1)? LPG = Growth Imp than redistribution (GS3)? Lesson from life of Reformer (GS4)?

Prologue ML16/RaoGS1: Narasimha Rao’s Diplomacy & Answer writing Basics ML16/RaoGS3: Rao’s economic reforms, liberalization & industrial policy ML16/RaoGS4: LPG Legacy: growth > redistribution? & 3 Model Answers Prologue I’m starting the new lecture series for Mains-2016 revision and answer writing. Only selected topics will be [...]

[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 [...]

[Studyplan] CAT 2012 (Common Admission Test): Booklist, Strategy, Tips, How to Get more than 95 Percentile by maintaing diary of mistakes

Before starting CAT preparation or dreaming to get admission in IIMs, one must take three oaths. Paheli Kasam [First Oath] There are two types of CAT aspirants. Those who’re sharp in maths so they just keep doing maths 24/7 because it feels “good“, but don’t touch [...]

[Speed Time Work] Two Men can finish a work, A is 3x more efficient than B, B leaves before completion & variety of cases

Case: A & B work start together but B leaves Case: A started work, B joined after 4 days, how days work lasted? Case: A starts, B joins, How long did B work? Case: A and B start together but A leaves Case: [...]

[Aptitude] Averages: More than two elements added / removed : shortcut technique explained

In the previous article, we saw how to approach the concepts for “Averages-> Entry/removal of One element”. (click me) Now extending that concept for Entry/removal of multiple elements. Situation: Removing 2 Elements Case: highest score in (40/38) innings? (SSC CGL) Case: Highest marks in [...]

[Result] SSC CGL 2013 (Tier 1) result is out, More than 1 lakh candidates selected for next stage Tier 2 (Plus ACIO halltickets)

update: September-06-2013 Lost Roll Number Goto this page (for Central Region). Type your registration number and it’ll tell your roll number. http://www.ssc-cr.org/cgl_tier_1_2013.php?proceed=yes Candidates from other regions, visit your region’s SSC site, there would be similar links to retrieve roll number. Changing Exam centre for Tier II It is not possible [...]

[Result] RBI Grade “B” Officers 2013 phase-1 exam result is out, More than 2000 candidates selected for phase 2

RBI Grade “B” Officer 2013, Result for Phase 1 is declared. More than 2000 candidates selected for phase 2. Server#1: RBI itself http://rbidocs.rbi.org.in/rdocs/Content/PDFs/WEROLN13092013_AN.pdf Server#2: Google docs https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0DPgaYAtDgmdXVLZC1oYVJ0T2s/edit?usp=sharing Those who cleared the exam Congratulations! The time table (i.e. Date and time) for the Phase-II written examination shall be shortly uploaded on [...]

[ACIO] Result for ACIO 2013 exam declared, More than 3000 selected, call letters uploaded, interviews start from 13th January, What to prepare for interview

What to prepare for interview? Documents to bring in interview Proforma font problem Contact details/Helpdesk/RTI ACIO written exam was conducted in 15 September 2013. Result was declared few days back, but in case some of the players are still unaware: Successful Roll numbers: http://mha.nic.in/sites/upload_files/mha/files/WrittenResultOfACIO-IIEx-2013.pdf Call letters [...]

Nigvekar Committee report-highlights

[RTI] Finally got the “top-secret” Nigvekar Committee report on Civil Service Exam Reforms- Even more radical than expected!

Nigvekar report is more radical than I had expected Word of advice Index of the report Executive summary and recommendation Proposed Mains structure Count language marks in final list Double the Language marks for North East candidates Only graduation related optional subject Six [...]

[IFoS] UPSC declares cutoffs for IFoS-2013 exam, it was way higher than CSAT-2014 for IAS/IPS aspirants

UPSC finally declared the cutoff marks for IFoS candidates from CSAT-2013 round. We can see that for IFoS cutoffs were quite higher than IAS. Category Forest Service Civil Service (IAS/IPS) cutoff General 267 241 OBC 249 222 SC 233 207 ST 225 201 PH-2 178 184 PH-3 160 163 Ref: http://www.upsc.gov.in/exams/cut-off%20marks/2013/ifs/cutoff_prel.pdf

Why Karnataka gets more rain than MH & Kerala

[GS1] Monsoon: Why Karnataka gets more rain than Maharashtra & Kerala? Tibetan Plateau meteorological importance

Karnataka More rain than MH/Kerala? Tibetan plateau: Meteorological importance of Natural aerosol and their effect on Monsoon Why Karnataka gets more Rainfall? Topic in news Oct. 2014, Hindu; Relevance: GS1-Geography Mains-GS1 Q. Examine the reasons why Western ghats in Karnataka receive more rainfall than Maharashtra and [...]