Fundamental Duties As Per Indian Constitution

Listing out Fundamental Duties mentioned in Indian Constitution edited to the central point. Points to remember: Article 51A – Article Mentioning about Fundamental Duties. Added by 42 amendment(1976) Originally 10 duties, 11th duty added in 2002(86th amendment) Inspired from Russia. Fundamental Duties Respect Constitution. Cherish Ideas of Freedom Struggle. Protect Unity of …

List of Useful Websites for IAS Preparation

Are you looking for online coaching websites for IAS? Presenting a comprehensive List of Useful Websites for IAS Preparation covering almost all aspects in Civil Services Exam Preparation – Prelims, Mains and Interview. As the list is long, it is not practical to visit all websites regularly (not needed either! :-)) …

Decision Making and Problem Solving for CSAT

Decision Making and Problem Solving is an important section for CSAT ( Civil Services Preliminary Exam Paper 2). Having said that, those who are wondering what this section is all about – they can refer 2011 and 2012 CSAT question paper and see those 7 or 8 questions at the …

Interpersonal Skills Including Communication Skills for CSAT

Interpersonal Skills Including Communication Skills is a topic for CSAT ( General Studies Paper 2 – Civil Service Prelims Exam). But candidates who appear for Preliminary Exam, often seem to be unaware about this topic. Before getting into the details of Interpersonal Skills, lets analyze the syllabus for Civil Service Prelims Paper 2. …

IAS Books Flipkart Online Book Store: Recommended

To get a quick understanding of the essential books for UPSC Preparation, ClearIAS.com has published three main lists so far: (1) IAS Prelims + Mains Books, (2) IAS Prelims Books and (3) IAS Mains Books. These three lists were prepared selecting the useful books available in Amazon. In this post we are listing out the …

UPSC Civil Service Exam 2013 Notification Delayed

The wait is not over! As per the latest update on UPSC website, the notification for UPSC Civil Service Exam 2013 will not come out tomorrow ( 02.02.13), but it will be delayed. UPSC says, the revised date of notification will be intimated in due course. This announcement from UPSC is a little …

UPSC Civil Service Exam 2013 Notification

UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam, the first round of selection process for different All India Services like IAS, IPS etc, will be conducted on 19.05.2013 (SUNDAY), while the Civil Services Main Exam (written) will commence on 08.11.2013 (FRIDAY).The last date for receipt of Applications (Preliminary) will be 04.03.2013 (MONDAY). The details of the notification will be …

Fiscal Deficit and Current Account Deficit: The Twin Deficits

Fiscal Deficit, Fiscal Consolidation and Current Account Deficit are terms that we hear often from the Finance Minister and Prime Minister as the areas that needs prime attention. What is Fiscal Deficit? The fiscal deficit is the difference between the government’s total expenditure and its total receipts (excluding borrowing). Fiscal deficit in …

UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

At United Nations Millennium Summit (Sep 2000), world leaders agreed to eight specific and measurable development goals—later came to be known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). There were 8 MDGs, 18 targets and 48 indicators to measure the results. The target year was 2015. Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Eradicate Extreme Hunger …

Major Bills Pending Before Parliament in Winter Session 2012

Major Bills Pending Before Parliament in Winter Session 2012 can be shortlisted as below. Major Bills (25) Lokpal Whistle Blowers’ Protection Women’s Reservation Companies bill Banking laws amendment bill Insurance laws amendment bill Pension fund regulatory Development authority bill 117th constitutional amendment bill – Reservation in Promotions Additional: Voting on supplementary demand …

Civil Service Prelims: 6 Month Strategy – Part 2

Civil Service Prelims preparation as we have seen, starts with UPSC previous year question paper analysis and prioritization of the important areas. [Click to read: Civil Service Prelims: 6 Month Strategy – Part 1]. Success in theIAS/IPS exam vastly depends on the judgement of what not to study than what to study. …

Agriculture Optional Paper: Books to read for Civil Services Main Exam

Recommended Books for Agriculture – Civil Services Books – Mains Exam Plant Breeding Genetics Physiology Indroduction To Horticulture Handbook Of Agriculture By ICAR Agricultural Economics and Farm Management Agricultural Extension Education in India Soil Science Agronomy Reference materials for Agriculture – IAS Mains Exams Pathology Entomology The Hindu – Survey …

Hotspots – World Heritage Sites – Biosphere Reserves – National Parks – Sanctuaries – Tiger Reserves

Bio Diversity Hot-spots, World Heritage Sites, Biosphere Reserves, National Parks, Wild Life Sanctuaries, Botanical Gardens : these related but confusing terms which denote areas where environment and wildlife are protected are important of UPSC Civil Services Prelims, Mains and Interview. Every student of environment is advised to update himself with …

The Architecture Of Direct Cash Transfer To Public Using AADHAR

The architecture of direct cash transfer to public will consist of: (i). National Ministerial Committee – under the Prime Minister with membership of all concerned ministers (Finance, IT, Social Justice, HRD, Minorities, Labour, Health, Food, P&NG, Fertilizers, Planning Commission, UIDAI,). This committee at the highest level would ensure coordination and decision-making at …

Defense Forces and Paramilitary Forces of India

Security of India and challenges from external and internal threats is a topic of high importance. Indian Armed Forces, which consists of Defense Forces, Paramilitary Forces and Strategic Forces Command plays major role ensuring national security. Various Security Forces and Agencies and Their Mandate – a topic for GS Mains Paper …

Intelligence Agencies of Different Countries

RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) – India Mossad – Israel CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) – America ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence) – Pakistan MSS (Ministry of State Security) – China M1-6 (Military Intelligence Section 6 or Secret Intelligence Service (SIS))– United Kingdom ASIS (Australian Secret Intelligence Service) – Australia DGSE (Directorate General for External Security) …

Vice Presidents of India and their tenure

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan – 13.5.1952 to 12.5.1957 Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan – 13.5.1957 to 12.5.1962 Dr. Zakhir Hussain – 13.5.1962 to 12.5.1967 V. V. Giri – 13.5.1957 to 3.5.1969 Bal Swarup Pathak – 31.8.1969 to 30.8.1974 Shri Basappa Danappa Jatti – 31.8.1974 to 30.8.1979 Justice Mohd. Hidayatullah – 31.8.1979 to 30.8.1984 Shri R Venkataraman – 31.8.1984 to 24.7.1987 Dr. …

Presidents of India and their tenure

Dr. Rajendra Prasad – 26.01.1950 to 13.05.1962 Dr. S. Radhakrishan – 13.05.1962 to 13.05.1967 Dr. Zakhir Hussain – 13.05.1967 to 03.05.1969 V.V. Giri# – 03.05.1969 to 20.07.1969 Justice M. Hidayatullah*# – 20.07.1969 to 24.08.1969 V.V. Giri – 24.08.1969 to 24.08.1974 F. Ali Ahmed – 24.08.1974 to 11.02.1977 B.D. Jatti# – 11.02.1977 to 25.07.1977 N. Sanjiva Reddy – 25.07.1977 to …

Can I Clear IAS Exam Without Coaching Classes?

“Can one clear IAS Exam without coaching?” You might have heard this question asked a hundred times to Civil Services Exam toppers both by media as well by future aspirants. And we have heard different versions of answers from the toppers too – depending on whether they adopted coaching or not. …

Salary of an IAS Officer

Candidates opt of Civil Services not always due to the attraction of salary or perks. Though the private sector may offer better packages, the list of candidates who leave their cushy job to enter public service for a lesser salary is not small. Having said that, please don’t conclude that the …