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Give some example of questions asked during the IAS interview.

Asked on 07-10-2018 by Smrt Yash

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The panel during the interview session of UPSC CSE asks a lot of questions related to candidates' background. They may ask you about your job and what you've learned from it, or about the latest government scheme and how you would implement it in a village/district/state, or your views on several government policies.

How to crack UPSC in the first attempt?

Asked on 05-10-2018 by Sneha Joseph

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You can crack UPSC in the first attempt by following these steps: (1) Read thoroughly your NCERT books as they will provide the basic details on any topic, (2) Read NewsBytes daily to stay updated on national, international events, (3) Improve your writing speed by attempting as many mocks as possible per day, (4) Read Manorama yearbook.

How to manage time for the UPSC exam?

Asked on 04-10-2018 by Mehnaz Fatima

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You can easily manage time for the UPSC exam by making a timetable. (1)Make sections for daily, weekly, and long-term objectives, (2)Devote 10-12 hours daily to study for the exam, (3)Start your day by reading the newspaper and making notes from it, (4)Try to cover a topic at a time, and (5)At the end of the day, revise what you've studied the whole day.

I have History as my subsidiary paper in B.A from Jamia Millia Islamia. How should I prepare Indian history for the UPSC exam?

Asked on 04-10-2018 by luqman ahsen

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The history is divided into three parts, Ancient-Medieval-Modern. The books you can read to prepare for the history subjects are (1)History of Modern India-Bipin Chandra, (2)History of Medieval India- Satish Chandra, (3)India's Ancient past-RS Sharma, and (4)NCERT books till class 12th. Prepare the ancient part first, then the medieval part. Lastly, Make notes of the different era and important events happened at that time.

How to prepare current affairs for the UPSC exam?

Asked on 04-10-2018 by Anonymous

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You can prepare current affairs and general knowledge by following these steps: (1)Study about the recent developments in the field of science, politics, technology, economics, sports and many more like this, (2)Solve online question paper on current affairs, (3)Read NewsBytes daily and follow updates on various topics, (4)Read Manorama yearbook and make notes from it, (5)Study the book by Arihant publication on current affairs.

What are the optional subjects in UPSC?

Asked on 04-10-2018 by Anonymous

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There are over 25 optional subjects in the IAS exam. These subjects include agriculture, animal husbandry and veterinary science, anthropology, botany, chemistry, civil engineering, commerce and accountancy, economics, electrical engineering, geography, geology, history, law, management, mathematics, medical science, philosophy, physics, political science and international relations, psychology, public administration, sociology, statistics, zoology, and 22 government recognized languages of India.

Why it is recommended to read NCERT books for UPSC?

Asked on 04-10-2018 by Anonymous

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It is advised to read the NCERT books to prepare for the UPSC exams as they provide you with the basic knowledge of the topics you're going to read further. These study materials will strengthen up your base in any subject and you'll not face any problem in that in future. You should read NCERT books from class 8th-12th.

Which topic should I prepare for the general studies in UPSC?

Asked on 04-10-2018 by Anonymous

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The topics that you should cover in general studies for IAS exam are history, geography, economics, Indian polity, general science, chemistry, biology, physics, law, and Indian National Movements.

From where can I download the syllabus of UPSC exam?

Asked on 04-10-2018 by Anonymous

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You can download the syllabus of UPSC or civil services exams by visiting the URL http://www.upsc.gov.in/sites/default/files/Engl_CSP_2017.pdf. Along with the syllabus, you'll find the eligibility criteria as well the pattern of the exam mentioned in the PDF that is available on the official website of UPSC.

What is the marking pattern of UPSC exams?

Asked on 04-10-2018 by Anonymous

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There are two stages of UPSC exam: Prelims and Main. The Prelims examination consist of two papers of 200 marks each. The Main examination consists of Paper A and Paper B of 300 marks each and 7 other papers of 250 marks each. The ranking is based on the score out of 2025 marks.

How to prepare for the UPSC exam?

Asked on 04-10-2018 by Anonymous

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You can prepare for the UPSC exam by following these simple steps: (1) Read thoroughly your NCERT books as they will provide the basic details on any topic, (2)Read NewsBytes daily to stay updated on national, international events, (3) Improve your writing speed by attempting as many mocks as possible per day, (4)Stay focused and always practice hard.

Which app we can use to prepare for the UPSC exam?

Asked on 04-10-2018 by Anonymous

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The applications you can use to prepare for the IPS exam are (1)UPSC IPS exam preparation 2019, (2)IPS exam preparation, (3)Unacademy learning app, (4)Prelims Guru, and (5)ClearIAS.

Suggest some books for the IAS exam.

Asked on 04-10-2018 by Anonymous

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The books that you can read to prepare for the IAS exam are (1)NCERT book set from 8th-10th, (2)History of Modern India by Bipin Chandra, (3)Geography of India by Majid Husain, (4) Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh and (5)Manorama Yearbook.

What are the useful websites to prepare for the UPSC exam?

Asked on 04-10-2018 by Anonymous

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The following are the websites which are useful while preparing for the UPSC exam: (1)ClearIAS.com, (2)byjus.com, (3)cleariasexam.com, (4)iasscore.in, and (5)jagranjosh.com. The Apps which are useful while preparing for the UPSC exam are (1)BYJUs, (2)ClearIAS, (3)JagranJosh, (4)Vision IAS, and (5)NCERT for UPSC.

Suggest some books to prepare for the IAS exam in Hindi medium.

Asked on 04-10-2018 by Upsc Zone

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The list of UPSC preparation books for Hindi medium candidates are as follows (1)Indian history books (Hindi) by Bipin Chandra, Vipan Chandra, (2)Bharat Evam Vishwa ka Bhugol by Majjid Hussain, (3)Bharat Ka Samvidhan by D.D.Basu, (4)Bhartiya Arthvyavastha by Ramesh Singh, (5)Samanya Adhyayan by Mc Graw Hill Education, and (6)Manorama yearbook- Hindi edition.

How to create an impressive resume?

Asked on 04-10-2018 by devesh sahu

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To create an impressive resume, you can follow these simple points (1)Try to make your CV of just a single page, maximum you can extend it to two pages, (2)Choose s presentable format according to the company's nature, (3)If you're a fresher, mention your academic and non-academic achievements. If not, then mention your employment history, (4)Write everything in bullet-points, (5)Write only necessary personal details.

What are the books we should read to prepare for the Indian Engineering Services (IES) exam?

Asked on 04-10-2018 by Nidhi Kumari

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The books you can read to prepare for the Indian Engineering Services examination are (1)Structural Analysis by C.K.Vang, (2)Concrete Structure by H.J.Shah, (3)Hydrology by Subramanyam, (4)IES solved question papers by Made Easy Publications.