Category Archives for "IAS Discussion"

Do You Want to be an IAS Officer or Some Other? Clear Your Confusion First

I was chatting with a friend some days back and he expressed his desire to appear for the Combined Defence Services (CDS) exam. I said the CDS exam is a great stepping stone to a fulfilling career in the defence services. He agreed but quickly added that he wasn’t so much interested in the CDS […]

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Food Security Bill and its Relevance for Mains

Now that President Pranab Mukherjee has signed the Ordinance on National Food Security Bill, it’s worth while to discuss this important legislation since it is of high relevance for IAS Mains. If you look at the syllabus of General Studies II paper, it deals with legislative aspects of Indian polity and welfare schemes for vulnerable […]

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Interesting Statistics About the Civil Services Exam

While browsing the UPSC site, I came across their annual reports that contain a wealth of information on the functions and examinations conducted by UPSC. Even though we are only interested in the civil services examination, aspirants also interested in the IES, IFS, NDA and other examinations can have look at these reports as well. […]

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Is the UPSC Evaluation Process Transparent?

Every year thousands of hopefuls give the IAS Mains exams with great anticipation and hope. Some do very well in the Civil Services Mains, some average and others not so good. So who should be clearing the Mains hurdle? The very good ones or the average and not so good ones? While this may seem […]

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