The term 'Civil Service Aptitude Test' or 'CSAT' is confusing for many. What exactly is CSAT? 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 … [Read more...] about CSAT – What is the best strategy to prepare for the CSAT?
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Download 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 2019. Note: To re-take previous year UPSC Preliminary Exam questions from 2011 to 2019 with negative marking (answers as per … [Read more...] about UPSC Civil Services Exam Previous Year Question Papers (IAS/IPS)
Can you clear UPSC Prelims in 6 Months? What should be the Civil Service Prelims 6 Month Strategy? 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 … [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 an honors degree level, graduation or PG level textbooks 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
UPSC Civil Services Mains Agriculture Optional Subject consists of 2 papers. Each paper is of 250 marks, making a total of 500 marks. Recommended Books for Agriculture – Civil Services Books – Mains Exam Plant Breeding Genetics Physiology Introduction To Horticulture Handbook … [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 the Civil Services Mains Exam pattern change for 2013. For those who are wondering about the status update on the report submitted by Prof. Arun S.Nigavekar before the government - the update is as below: no … [Read more...] about UPSC IAS Mains Exam Pattern Change : Reply from the Government
India, being a federal republic, needs coordination between the Center and the States in many political, administrative, and governance affairs. In order to avoid conflicts, the division of powers is clearly specified through the three lists in Schedule 7 ie. Union list, State list, and Concurrent … [Read more...] about Inter State Council vs National Development Council : Difference