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... Read more »
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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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

Check Your IAS Prelims Score Online – Even If You Didn’t Clear

After revealing the cut-off marks for Prelims and Mains, UPSC has now disclosed the Prelims 2013 marks of all candidates whether they cleared Pre or not. If you appeared for Prelims 2013,... Read more »

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... Read more »

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:... Read more »

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... Read more »