Civil Services Mains 2013 General Studies Paper 2 (GS2) was not too tough, but time was a major factor. Many questions came from expected areas including current affairs and latest news. There were 25 compulsory essay questions to be written within 3 hours. The instructions in GS2 question paper are … [Read more...] about Civil Services Mains 2013 General Studies Paper 2 (GS2) Question Paper
UPSC Civil Services Mains 2013 General Studies Paper 1 (GS1) was a real surprise for all candidates. It had, for the first time, 25 compulsory essay questions to be written within 3 hours. The total word limit mentioned was as 'not more than 5000 words'. This was a change from the previous 3000-3600 … [Read more...] about Civil Services Mains 2013 General Studies Paper 1 (GS1) Question Paper
Essay Question Paper of UPSC Civil Services Mains 2013 had four choices from which one essay should be written in the time limit. Total available pages for writing the essay was around 25. Total pages in the booklet was 32 + pages for rough work. Write an essay on any one of the following topics, … [Read more...] about Essay Question Paper of UPSC Civil Services Mains 2013
UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam 2013 is just one week away. ClearIAS.com wishes all candidates who cleared Preliminary Exam (approx. 15,000) all the very best for Mains 2013! Mains is a totally different test when compared to Prelims and hence the rules are also not the same. For example, one cannot … [Read more...] about UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam 2013 Checklist
ClearIAS Team receives emails not only from college students but many schools students (and parents too) about guidance and strategies to clear IAS exam. There are many who want to start early. We appreciate the eagerness, ambition and enthusiasm of aspirants. It's always good to start early. The … [Read more...] about Strategy and Books for Early Birds To Clear IAS Exam
Filling DAF (Detailed Application Form) for UPSC Civil Service Mains exam is a task that should be done with great care. Around 15000 candidates who qualify in Civil Services Prelims need to apply separately for Civil Services Mains. According to UPSC, any serious mistake in the DAF may result in … [Read more...] about DAF (Detailed Application Form) for UPSC CSE Mains – Do’s and Don’ts
Sample Question Paper for Ethics (UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam Paper 5) : UPSC has released sample questions for ethics paper - the newly introduced topic - for Civil Services Mains Exam. In Mains - ethics related questions come in Paper 5 (General Studies Paper 4). Candidates may please note that … [Read more...] about Sample Question Paper for Ethics (Paper 5) – UPSC Mains
What are the books needed for UPSC Civil Service Main Examination? The below-mentioned books are based on the feedback from many aspirants/toppers who found them useful for the exam. We keep updating this page when new books worth the time and money of candidates appear in the market. Books … [Read more...] about Books for UPSC Civil Service Main Exam Preparation
If aspirants preparing for UPSC Civil Services Exam are confused about one particular subject, that is Indian Economy! Candidates are doubtful about the approach and study-materials for Economics section of IAS Prelims and Mains. They keep on asking about the single, all-in-one-book to cover … [Read more...] about How To Prepare Economy for Civil Services Exam?
Indian Society is a topic under UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam in GS Paper -1. Along with Indian History, World History, and Physical Geography, Indian Society is also a significant portion and hence should be given its due importance. The section might be a cake walk for those candidates with … [Read more...] about How To Study Indian Society For UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam?