The effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort makes all the difference. This article is written with a special focus on doing smart work for IAS preparation. The importance of this discussion is at a time when there are a wide variety of resources available around every aspirant to … [Read more...] about Smart Work for IAS Preparation – How to Get Your Priorities Right?
Aspirants, when they begin IAS preparation, are generally confused. They are unsure about how to start, and what to study. IAS/IPS aspirants have numerous queries in their mind regarding exam eligibility, exam dates etc. Many are not sure if coaching is essential or not. Their worries are not … [Read more...] about A Note Before You Begin IAS Preparation or Coaching
Decision Making and Problem Solving is an important section for CSAT ( Civil Services Preliminary Exam Paper 2). Having said that, those who are wondering what this section is all about - they can refer 2011 and 2012 CSAT question paper and see those 7 or 8 questions at the end without negative … [Read more...] about Decision Making and Problem Solving for CSAT
Interpersonal Skills Including Communication Skills is a topic for CSAT ( General Studies Paper 2 - Civil Service Prelims Exam). But candidates who appear for Preliminary Exam, often seem to be unaware of this topic. Before getting into the details of Interpersonal Skills, lets analyze the syllabus … [Read more...] about Interpersonal Skills Including Communication Skills for CSAT
Are you wondering 'What is CSAT'? The term CSAT (Civil Service Aptitude Test) is not official from UPSC. You will not find this term anywhere in the UPSC notifications. But ever since UPSC changed the Civil Service Preliminary Exam structure in 2011, the term CSAT is in use. Most coaching … [Read more...] about Understanding CSAT – Civil Service Preliminary Exam Model Questions
Books For CSAT Prelims: Books needed for cracking CSAT prelims is a query we get often. Our team has already posted a list of our useful books needed for the Civil Services Exam including the links to buy them from Flipkart. There might be candidates who clear Civil Services Prelims … [Read more...] about Books For CSAT Prelims (If You Are Running Short Of Time!)
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?
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?
What is the salary of an IAS officer? Candidates opt for Civil Services not always due to the attraction of salary or perks. Though the private sector may offer better packages, there are thousands of IAS aspirants who leave their cushy job to enter public service for a lesser salary. Having … [Read more...] about Salary of an IAS Officer