Category Archives for "IAS Prelims"

Civil Services Preliminary 2014 Notification – Clarification on Attempts and Age

UPSC on 31st May 2014 notified the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination to be held on 24th August 2014. Important Highlights of IAS 2014 Notification: Approximate number of vacancies is 1291 Last date to apply online at is 30th June 2014. There is NO change in format or syllabus of the exam Number of attempts […]

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Ancient India Dynasties: The Mauryas

As you might be aware that chronology based and dynasty based questions are quite common in Prelims. The usual method of preparing these is to go through bulky books but given the fact that there are so many dynasties and chronologies to study, recollecting them in the proper order then becomes a problem. So I […]

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Preparation Plan for Prelims 2014

I have received many requests to share a preparation plan for aspirants appearing for Prelims in 2014. Now I am a firm believer against one-size-fits-all approach meaning a plan good enough for A may not be suitable for B and so on. But since such a plan can also provide you the approach to adopt […]

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Tackling CSAT Paper 2 Topics: What You Need to Know

Since the change in IAS Prelims syllabus in 2011, paper 2 or CSAT paper of Prelims has been introduced. This paper consists of passages, decision making, reasoning, data interpretation and quantitative aptitude topics. In this post we see the types of questions asked in Paper 2 or CSAT paper since this paper cannot be neglected […]

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How to Prepare Current Affairs and GK Quickly?

Now that Prelims is due in 2014 and the clock has started ticking, the natural question in the minds of aspirants is how can they quickly prepare current events and general awareness since general awareness and current affairs forms the crux of paper 1 of Prelims exam. Topic List for Current Affairs and General Awareness: […]

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IAS Preparation for School and College Students

I receive many emails and comments from IAS aspirants who are in school or college asking how they should start their preparation for IAS exam keeping in view the subjects to select later on. This post helps all those who are currently studying but plan to appear for the IAS later on. First and foremost […]

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IAS 2014 Study Plan: How to Prepare for IAS Exam 2014

Many readers have requested in comments and via email to post a study plan for IAS exam 2014 and so here it is. A guide to help you prepare for Prelims 2014 in the right manner without getting overwhelmed with the syllabus or getting lost midway. First Know the Syllabus Before starting out with your […]

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IAS 2014: Notification, Eligibility, Syllabus and More

UPDATE: Click Here for IAS 2014 Notification. The IAS 2014 Exam or Civil Services Exam will be notified on 17th May 2014. The Preliminary exam will he conducted on 24th August 2014. The duration for the Prelims exam is one day. The civil services Mains exam will be conducted from 14th December 2014 and its […]

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