UPSC Allows Candidates to Withdraw their Applications – What this Means

In the latest reform to civil services and other UPSC examinations, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has allowed candidates to withdraw their applications if they do not wish to appear for the UPSC examination. This was announced by UPSC Chairman during the 92nd Foundation Day celebrations. What is the Rational Behind Allowing Candidates to

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Can IAS/IPS Probationers be Sacked During Probation Period?

Civil Services is a dream career for millions of aspirants in this country and one who finally makes it to this prized but small and elite group of bureaucrats considers himself or herself as most fortunate. After getting entry into the civil services, a person has to undergo probation period which varies from service to

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Busting the Myths About IAS Exam

I come across IAS aspirants, emails, blog comments and forum posts with many queries regarding IAS exam and how to prepare for it. They have some knowledge about the exam but much of it is myths or incorrect information they picked up from various sources. This post busts the various myths surrounding the IAS exam and also

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Why You Should Twice Before Selecting Your Optional Subject

Selecting the right optional for IAS is crucial for scoring well in the Mains exam since the two optional papers carry 250 marks each and account for 28.5% of the Mains written marks. But the problem is that since 2014, UPSC has made it compulsory to select the optional subject while filling the Prelims form

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UPSC Delays Prelims 2014 Notification

The notification for Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2014 was to be released today, that is, 17th May 2014 as informed in this post on IAS 2014 notification. However UPSC has deferred the notifcation without indicating when the Prelims exam will be notified. Although, the date of Prelims remains the same on 24th August 2014. Below

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Two Additional Attempts for Civil Services Exam

In more good news for civil services aspirants, the central government has granted two additional attempts to ALL categories of candidates w.e.f from Civil Services Examination, 2014. Here’s the notice in full: [tdalert radius=”0″ align=”left” type=”tdbiz-alert-success”]The Central Government has approved “two additional attempts to all categories of candidates w.e.f. Civil Services Examination 2014, with consequential

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IAS Exam Age Eligibility Criteria

Many comments on this blog pertain to eligibility for IAS exam based on age. As you know the minimum age at which you can apply for the Civil Services Exam is 21 years and maximum age is 30 years for general category, 33 years for OBC category and 35 years for SC/ST category candidates. However

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