How to Tackle Negative Marking in IAS Prelims

Now that the Prelims are just a fortnight away it makes sense to focus on tackling negative marking which was first introduced in the 2007 IAS Prelims. First things first. Don’t fear negative marking, in fact, negative marking complements the new IAS pattern to be introduced from 2011 Prelims. And how’s that you may ask.

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Do You Know Your Census?

In this post I will highlight the importance of Census from Prelims and Mains point of view. Every year around 5-7 questions are asked in the Civil Services Preliminary concerning India’s census figures. And as you all are aware the 2011 Census provisional figures are out so you can expect some questions from the 2011

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Effective Way of Making Notes for IAS Exam

You might have heard a hundred times about the importance of taking small or micro notes for the IAS exam. But how do you do it in a manner that the notes are concise, effective, readable in a short time, all at once. After all you will need to go through these small notes for

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Why Do You Want to be an IAS Officer?

or IPS, IFS, IRS officer. This post might seem off-topic to some but it’s not, believe me. We can always do something better if we know the reasons for doing it. For instance we can prepare for IAS exam much better if we know the reasons for preparing for it. In this case it seems

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Can I Prepare for IAS Prelims in Just 4 Months?

Let’s see just 4 months remaining for IAS Prelims…Yes you can! But as with all good things in life there are some conditions attached. Let’s see what these are: You’ve covered a major part of either Paper 1 or 2 As from 2011 Prelims both papers carry equal marks and we know that to clear

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Union Budget and Preparation for Prelims Economy

Now that the Union Budget for 2011-12 has been announced I thought this is the right time to post something on Economy part of the Prelims focusing especially on the important issues related to the Union Budget. Usually 2 or 3 questions based on the Union Budget are asked in the IAS Prelims but more

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GS Syllabus and Question Papers: Your Best Prelims Guide

Prelims preparation requires smart hard work as you must be aware by now. One of the first steps in your CSAT preparation is to develop a daily routine. Once you do that start your Prelims preparation, the next step is to keep the past five year’s General studies question papers and GS syllabus with you

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