UPSC Civil Services 2012 General Studies Mains (Paper 1) held on Oct 5, 2012 had a mark of simplicity with it. Nearly 75-80% of the questions were taken from what was happening around (current affairs) and almost all questions gave candidates a sense of familiarity. But the sense of familiarity … [Read more...] about UPSC Civil Services 2012 General Studies Mains Paper 1 Analysis
In the Civil Services exam, General Studies (GS) until 2012 had 2 papers, but the revised pattern proposed in 2013 has 4 GS papers, making it the determining factor. GS questions can be from conventional topics or current affairs topics. While there are a lot of books available in the market for … [Read more...] about General Studies – Civil Services Books – Mains Exam
UPSC Civil Service Mains Paper 1 (popularly known as essay paper) is now of 250 marks. Candidates may be required to write essays on multiple topics. They will be expected to keep close to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in an orderly fashion and to write concisely. Credit will be … [Read more...] about Essay – Civil Services Books – Mains Exam
As part of the IAS Prelims syllabus, "Topics of national and international importance" are mentioned explicitly. For ease of convenience aspirants and coaching institutes call this area "current affairs". For the IAS Mains syllabus, nothing is mentioned explicitly which can be correlated with … [Read more...] about How To Study Current Affairs For IAS Exam?
International Affairs and Institutions are part of UPSC Civil Services Mains syllabus under General Studies Paper 2. The topic is different from the foreign relations/international relations part in the sense that questions asked may not in connection with India. Questions from this section may be … [Read more...] about How To Study International Affairs for UPSC Mains Exam?
Foreign or International Relations (IR) of India comes under UPSC Civil Services Mains General Studies Paper 2. India's external relations with respect to other countries and international organizations is the point of focus here. India's diaspora (NRIs and PIOs) is also an area of priority. Now … [Read more...] about How To Study Foreign Relations of India For UPSC Mains?