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
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?
Questions from Science and Technology are asked in UPSC Civil Services Prelims General Studies Paper 1 as well as in Mains General Studies Paper 3 (GS3). The science part deals with subjects like Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. The technology part deals with the application of various sciences. … [Read more...] about How To Study Science and Technology For IAS Exam?
The environment is a term that is widely discussed all over the world, and UPSC question papers year after year are proving that Environment and related areas are a must-know for every Civil Services aspirant. Questions from Environment touch areas of basic understanding as well as hot topics of … [Read more...] about How To Study Environment For IAS Exam?
UPSC Civil Services Main Examination as per the revised syllabus consists of 7 papers out of which 5 papers are compulsory and uniform for all candidates. There is one optional subject (2 papers) which can be selected from subjects or languages. Compulsory Papers For Civil Services Main … [Read more...] about UPSC Civil Services Main Examination – Optional and Compulsory Papers
Civil Services Main Exam (written exam) is the second stage in the selection process for services like IAS, IPS, IFS etc. Only those candidates who cleared the Civil Services Preliminary exam will be allowed to sit for Civil Services Main Exam (around 15000). Based upon the vacancies each year, … [Read more...] about Civil Services Main Exam – How To Make Sure That You Clear IAS mains?