General Studies 3 Paper Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC

General Studies 3 Paper Syllabus for UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam consists of the below major areas : Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management. Detailed syllabus as provided by UPSC is as below: General Studies 3 Paper Syllabus for UPSC Civil Services Mains • Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization …

UPSC Notification 2013 Kept in Abeyance By Government

Adding new twists and turns to UPSC Civil Services Exam 2013, the government today announced in the Lok Sabha that UPSC’s notification will be kept in abeyance (read, temporarily suspended). The announcement was made in the Lok Sabha by Minister of State for Personnel V Narayanasamy bowing to the pressure due to …

UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam New Syllabus

UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam new Syllabus (after incorporating corrections suggested by Government) is not much different from the previous pattern except in double weightage to GS. The highlights of latest IAS syllabus are the following. There are still 9 papers (including two qualifying papers). There is only 1 optional …

UPSC Civil Services Exam 2013 Notification is out!

UPSC Civil Services Exam 2013 Notification is out! The wait is over! The exam will be called CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION, 2013 AND INDIAN FOREST SERVICE EXAMINATION – COMMON PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION. Dates of UPSC Civil Services Exam 2013 Notification The Union Public Service Commission will hold the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2013 on 26 th  May, 2013. The commencement of filling online application shall start from 5 …

Civil Services Exam and Notification Dates (Tentative) | UPSC

Ever since UPSC delayed the Civil Services Exam notification, candidates were expecting surprises for Civil Services Exam 2013. The updates from Indian Forest Service website turn out to be the latest. The website has not only listed the tentative dates for Civil Services Exam 2013, but also many probable changes. The details …

UPSC publishes Civil Services Mains Exam 2012 Results

UPSC has published the roll numbers of candidates who cleared Civil Services Mains Exam 2012 (Written) and qualified for Personality test. Personality Test of these candidates will commence from 4th March, 2013. Personality Tests will be held in the Office of the Union Public Service Commission at Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, …

Indus Valley Civilization

Indus Valley Civilization was the first major civilization in south Asia,  which spread across a vast area of land in present day India and Pakistan (around 12 lakh sq.km). The time period of mature Indus Valley Civilization is estimated between BC. 2700- BC.1900 ie. for 800 years. But early Indus Valley …

Right To Information Act 2005

What makes Right To Information Act 2005 special is its power and practicality to seek and get information from government authorities. The law also promoted transparency and accountability in public authorities. Salient Features of Right To Information Act 2005 Replaced Freedom of Information Act 2002. Jammu and Kashmir has separate …

Fundamental Duties As Per Indian Constitution

Listing out Fundamental Duties mentioned in Indian Constitution edited to the central point. Points to remember: Article 51A – Article Mentioning about Fundamental Duties. Added by 42 amendment(1976) Originally 10 duties, 11th duty added in 2002(86th amendment) Inspired from Russia. Fundamental Duties Respect Constitution. Cherish Ideas of Freedom Struggle. Protect Unity of …

List of Useful Websites for IAS Preparation

Are you looking for online coaching websites for IAS? Presenting a comprehensive List of Useful Websites for IAS Preparation covering almost all aspects in Civil Services Exam Preparation – Prelims, Mains and Interview. As the list is long, it is not practical to visit all websites regularly (not needed either! :-)) …

Decision Making and Problem Solving for CSAT

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 …

Interpersonal Skills Including Communication Skills 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 about this topic. Before getting into the details of Interpersonal Skills, lets analyze the syllabus for Civil Service Prelims Paper 2. …

IAS Books Flipkart Online Book Store: Recommended

To get a quick understanding of the essential books for UPSC Preparation, ClearIAS.com has published three main lists so far: (1) IAS Prelims + Mains Books, (2) IAS Prelims Books and (3) IAS Mains Books. These three lists were prepared selecting the useful books available in Amazon. In this post we are listing out the …

UPSC Civil Service Exam 2013 Notification Delayed

The wait is not over! As per the latest update on UPSC website, the notification for UPSC Civil Service Exam 2013 will not come out tomorrow ( 02.02.13), but it will be delayed. UPSC says, the revised date of notification will be intimated in due course. This announcement from UPSC is a little …

UPSC Civil Service Exam 2013 Notification

UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam, the first round of selection process for different All India Services like IAS, IPS etc, will be conducted on 19.05.2013 (SUNDAY), while the Civil Services Main Exam (written) will commence on 08.11.2013 (FRIDAY).The last date for receipt of Applications (Preliminary) will be 04.03.2013 (MONDAY). The details of the notification will be …

Fiscal Deficit and Current Account Deficit: The Twin Deficits

Fiscal Deficit, Fiscal Consolidation and Current Account Deficit are terms that we hear often from the Finance Minister and Prime Minister as the areas that needs prime attention. What is Fiscal Deficit? The fiscal deficit is the difference between the government’s total expenditure and its total receipts (excluding borrowing). Fiscal deficit in …