Category Archives for "IAS Prelims"

Civil Services Prelims Result 2013

UPSC notified the result of Civil Services Prelims examination 2013 held in May 2013. Approximately 15,000 candidates qualified the exam and are eligible for appearing for the Mains to be held from 1st December 2013. The following infographic explains the result in detail. As you might know, there are 1000 vacancies in the civil services […]

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What to Cover in Environment and Ecology for IAS Prelims

Environment and ecology has gained big importance in Prelims since the new syllabus was introduced. Even this year, many questions were asked from this topic. After publishing the topics to be covered in History using a flowchart, I’ve been receiving many emails and comments to put up the same for other subjects as well. Although […]

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Prelims 2013: What Changed and What Did Not

Another prelims gone, but this time I did not publish the expected cut-off since these to be fluctuating wildly one year to next. In stead in this post, I will try to list the trends that continued from previous Prelims exam and what was new to this year’s Prelims. Also based on this feedback, how […]

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History Syllabus and How to Cover It

History for Prelims and Mains is  a very important topic. Almost 15-20 questions are asked in Prelims paper 1 on History every year. Add to that questions totaling about 60-90 marks in GS Mains paper and you get a good idea about the importance of History in IAS exam. But many IAS aspirants don’t know how to […]

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Prelims Checklist: The Do’s and Don’ts Before and During the Prelims

With the Civil Services Prelims just around the corner on 26th May 2013, there some important Do’s and Don’ts that you should remember to make your Prelims experience enjoyable and without any last minute glitches. Do’s Take a print out of the e-Admit Card As you might know UPSC does not send admit cards to […]

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IAS 2013 – Notification, Eligibility, Syllabus and More

UPSC has notified the Civil Services or IAS (Preliminary) Examination 2013 on 5th March 2013. There are approximately 1000 vacancies in the 2013 Civil Services Examination. The Prelims will be held on 26th May 2013. Online application of forms will commence from 5th March and concluded on 4th April 2013 (11.59 P.M). Candidates have to […]

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Highlights of Economic Survey 2013 for Prelims Preparation

As I have mentioned in the post on IAS books, Economic Survey published before the general budget each year by the Finance Ministry is the authentic source of economic data and review of the current economic scenario. No wonder, UPSC gives it so much importance not just in Prelims but Mains as well. In this […]

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What’s Important in Economy for IAS Prelims

Economy is a very important topic not just for IAS Prelims but for Mains, Interview as well. Also as a civil servant you are expected to remain up-to-date with relevant economic indicators and trends in order to frame effective policies. For this reason you should never ignore Economy questions in Paper 1 that can vary […]

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