Get Started on IAS (Civil Services Exam) Exam 2016: Prelims and Mains Papers, Syllabus, Study Material, Interview Tips, Preparation Strategy and Exam Details (Eligiblity, Dates, Age Limits, Test Centers, Salary)

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  • Sir can I choose Urdu as medium for writing in mains

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    You will have to maintain a common language across all papers including GS and optionals.

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  • I want to know how can I do my preparation without join coaching ? Which books and lectures can be useful to help prepare for exam of IAS?

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    We recommend that you do extensive self-study, joining coaching centers would be more waste of time. Start with NCERT and read the Hindu Daily. You can refer the free video tutorials we have at - https://www.youtube.com/c/Examrace

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  • Do I have to read the whole syllabus of all subjects for prelims and mains?

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    Yes you need to cover the complete syllabus for prelims and mains.

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  • I have passed 12 this year and i got 94% in commerce and i want to prepare for IAS but I am confused which subject should I choose for graduation which also help me as optional for UPSC?i want economics

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    Please refer the following video which will help you in deciding optional paper for UPSC - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfCOX0r_EKA

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  • prelims examinations are common to all or we can opt subjects like geography etc....?

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    The pattern has few years back and now it is common paper for prelims. For prelims there are 2 papers, paper 1 is general studies and paper 2 is aptitude testing, for IAS CSAT you can refer http://www.examrace.com/IAS/IAS-FlexiPrep-Program/Postal-Courses/Examrace-IAS-CSAT-Prelims-Paper-II-Series.htm

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  • I will be preparing for Civil Services for 2017; regarding the main optional papers for languages, is it possible to write the main papers in English & also choose English as our Indian Language?

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    You must write all the papers in a common language, you can opt English there. You can also choose English Literature as a optional paper. Both are entirely different.

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  • I have completed my graduation in science. but i have not taken Major and my % is only 49. but sir, i am very interested UPSC exams. Is there any restricted on percentage and in general subject?

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  • I want to know about the citizenship criteria for IAS. Actually my family dwells in nepal and I want to fight for civil services in India.

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    For the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service, a candidate must be a citizen of India.

    For other services, a candidate must be either:
    (a) A citizen of India, or
    (b) a subject of Nepal, or
    (c) a subject of Bhutan, or
    (d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India. or
    (e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

    Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
    Provided further that candidates belonging to categories (b), (c) and (d) above will not be eligible for appointment to the Indian Foreign Service.
    A candidate, in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.

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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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