IAS Exam 2016: Premlims and Mains Papers, Syllabus, Study Material, Interview Tips and Preparation Strategy

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    IAS MAINS 2015 General studies paper 1 conducted on 19th December 2015. Duration was 3 hours and Maximum Marks were 250. There are TWENTY questions. Each Question carries 12.5 marks. All the questions are compulsory.

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    IAS Mains General Studies paper 2 held on 19th Dec 2015. The duration was 3 hours and maximum marks were 250. Each question carried 12.5 marks and all questions were compulsory. Here are the questions asked in the IAS… (587 more words) …

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    IAS Mains 2015 question paper for public administration optional held in December 2015. Most of the questions were directly asked from the reference list provided by Examrace for public administration examination. Those who are preparing for 2016 will led a… (665 more words) …

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    IAS Mains 2015 question paper 2 for public administration optional held in December 2015. Most of the questions were directly asked from the reference list provided by Examrace for public administration examination. Those who are preparing for 2016 will led… (650 more words) …

IAS Mains 2013 Changes

Chairman informed media that Change in Inevitable. The change in the UPSC mains paper may likely to be effective from year 2013. Find some relevant and updated information on the same.

Deciding Optionals

Useful information on optional subjects available, how to choose optional subjects, criteria for subject selection, how to succeed and which optional is scoring fo IAS Mains.

IAS Book List

Comprehensive booklist for Indian Administrative Services Exam 2017 by UPSC

IAS Exam Pattern & Notification

Information on examination pattern, scheme and sample notification for Indian Administrative Services 2016

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IAS Interview Preparation

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IAS Mains Previous Years (Past) Papers

View & download complete set of previous years (past) papers for various optionals of IAS Mains-2016. Examrace has the largest and most complete series of question papers for various optionals of IAS Mains

IAS Prelims MCQs

Free IAS Prelims 2016 practice questions with explanations in most of the tests

IAS Prelims Previous Years (Past) Papers

View & download complete set of previous years (past) papers for various optionals of IAS Mains-2016. Examrace has the largest and most complete series of question papers for various optionals of IAS Mains

IAS Preparation Tips

Guidelines and useful information, tips and tricks to help prepare for UPSC CSE 2017

IAS Services

Information on IAS, IFS, IPS, Indian revenue service, Indian Customs and Excise service, Indian accounts and auditing service and many more related services in which one can be admmitted after clearing UPSC CSE.

IAS Syllabus

Syllabus for Languages, General Studies, Optionals papers for mains and general studies and aptitude for prelims for Indian Administrative Services

Discussions & Questions

  • I have doubts about IAS (civil group) examination. I need help about how to study and how to prepare from earlier age?

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    You must cover NCERT class 6 to 12 for science and social science, refer one monthly magazine, one good newspaper like The Hindu. You can refer http://www.examrace.com/IAS/IAS-FlexiPrep-Program/Postal-Courses/ for postal courses on various optionals for mains and Prelims papers.

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  • Are no.of attempts for IAS and IFS exam separate? being belonging to general category can I give IAS and IFS exam 4 times each? for both IAS and IFS exam can I choose mechanical engineering ?

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    Since the prelims is now common for IAS and IFS, you can appear for prelims examination 4 times. Mechanical engineering is a optional that is common in both IAS and IFS examination.

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  • Sir, Is this true that upsc decreased age limit for civil service?

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    No final decisions have come up regarding this isssue. This issue was in consideration under UPA government but after the shift in government no final decision has come up. It was proposed that the age limit must be reduced from 32 to 26 years considering the fact that the person completes graduation at an average age of 21 years and has 5 years in hand to clear the examination. However, no final wording is yet released and we suggest that you wait for the coming notification and check out the age limits then.

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  • I am interested in IAS so please tell me that after graduation should I do post graduation?

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    To appear in IAS the minimum eligibility is graduation, so you can appear in IAS without a postgraduate degree. However, to secure your career, it is good to pursue post graduation along with your preparation for IAS examination.

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  • I want to prepare before the exams and now I have passed class X . What should I do?

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    IAS examination at the earliest can be given in the final year of your bachelor's course, however if you want to start at this age it is considered as the best option. You have ample time for self-study, so try to cover all NCERTs class 6 to 12 (Science and Social Science). Practice a lot of mental ability and numerical ability questions. Do a thorough reading of the newspapers specifically the editorial section. You can also think about choosing the optional and start working on that optional as per the syllabus.

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  • How to prepare for IAS Exam?

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    Please check out the preparation tips for IAS- http://www.examrace.com/IAS/CSE-Success-Tips-Tricks/ and postal courses details are available at-http://www.examrace.com/IAS/IAS-FlexiPrep-Program/

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  • I got 52% in graduation, So will It create any Problem For Civil Service Exam.. Specially At the Time Of Interview? Please Clear My Doubts..

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    Good percent in examination do matter but is not teh sole criterai for success. Since teh proportion of interview in Civils iss so less that if you do well in Mains you will automatically surpass the issues in interview.

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