The term 'Civil Service Aptitude Test' or 'CSAT' is confusing for many. Most aspirants consider CSAT as a subset of UPSC prelims, ie. they treat CSAT as a synonym to the General Studies Paper 2 of the UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam. A few aspirants equate CSAT with the entire … [Read more...] about CSAT – What is the best strategy to prepare for the CSAT?
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UPSC Civil Services Exam Previous Year Question Papers (IAS/IPS): This post contains links for free download of official UPSC question papers from 2014 to 2018. To re-take previous year UPSC Preliminary Exam questions from 2011 to 2018 with negative marking (answers as per official UPSC key), check … [Read more...] about UPSC Civil Services Exam Previous Year Question Papers (IAS/IPS)
Do you have only 6 months or less before the next UPSC Civil Service Prelims? Don't worry. You can clear the Preliminary Exam within this short time-frame - provided you follow the right strategy. Remember, there is no UPSC Mains unless you clear UPSC Prelims! Unless you clear the cut-off score of … [Read more...] about Civil Service Prelims 6 Month Strategy – How Can You Clear UPSC Prelims in 6 Months?
Civil Services Economics (optional subject in mains) requires vast but focused reading. As optional subject requires an understanding at a honors degree level, graduation or PG level text books should turn really helpful here. For UPSC Civil Services Mains Optionals, the below mentioned books can … [Read more...] about Economics 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 … [Read more...] about Agriculture Optional Paper: Books to read for Civil Services Main Exam
Ministries and Departments of Government of India is a topic mentioned under the Governance section of UPSC Civil Services Mains GS2 paper. Though the number and name of ministries may change with each government, the overall framework will remain the same. Under normal circumstances in each … [Read more...] about Important Ministries and Departments Under Government of India
Another piece of news (good or bad, you decide!) for those who are eagerly waiting for Civil Services Mains Exam pattern change for 2013. Those who are wondering on the status update on the report submitted by Prof. Arun S.Nigavekar before the government - the update is as below : no decision has … [Read more...] about UPSC IAS Mains Exam Pattern Change : Reply from the Government
India, being a federal republic, needs co-ordination between the Center and the States in many political, administrative and governance affairs. In order to avoid conflicts, division of powers is clearly specified through the three lists in Schedule 7 ie. Union list, State list and Concurrent List. … [Read more...] about Inter State Council vs National Development Council : Difference