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Combination of subjects for preliminary IAS exam?


i am a computer science graduate.suggest me the combination of subjects for preliminary IAS exam




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i am a computer science graduate.suggest me the combination of subjects for preliminary IAS exam
IAS stands for INDIAN ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES to be an IAS officer one should appear for Civil Service Exam conducted by UPSC every year.

Those candidate have completed graduate from any recognized university with any discipline are eligible for IAS exam.

But your age should be in between 22 to 30 years old.Age relaxation is provide for SC/ST/OBC category as per govt rule.

The maximum attempts for SC/ST candidate is Unlimited. For OBC candidate it is 7 years and for general candidate it will be 5 years.Also you must be in citizen in India.

You have completed graduation degree in CSE department so you are applicable for IAS exam ,I have listed the optional subjects you can choose those subject as your strength.

In optional subject list their is no subject which are related to computer science or IT.

So you can choose one of these scoring subject like History , Pol science , Philosophy etc.

Optional Subject for IAS Exam:-



These combinations of optional subjects not allowed :-
  • Political Science & International Relations and Public Administration
  • Commerce and Management
  • Anthropology and Sociology
  • Maths and Statistics
  • Agriculture and Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  • Management and Public Administration
  • Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science and Medical Science
  • Any two branches of engineering.
For further information you may log on to For further information you may log on to http://www.upsc.gov.in

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home >> government exams >> upsc examination >> IAS exam >> Tips for ias preparation >> IAS Subject Combination tips
Choice of optional Subjects is a major Issue Every Student faces in thie Reputed IAS Exam Conducted by UPSC. According to recent Changes made by government in the Pattern of IAS exam, the preliminary Test has now been replaced by Civil service aptitude test(CSAT), which will comprise of two objective papers for all students carrying Equal marks.
For the mains exam, Along with 5 compulsory papers(two for general studies, one for essay, for a language from 18 optional languages) and one for qualifying English and, candidate has to choose two subjects from a list of 25 optional subjects. Following are the not allowed combinations in the UPSC syllabus-
-> Political Science International relations and Public Administration,
-> Commerce Accountancy and Management,
-> Anthropology and Sociology,
-> Mathematics and Statistics,
-> Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Veterinary Science,
-> Management and Public Administration,
-> Any TWO branches of Engineering,
-> Medical Science and Animal Husbandry Veterinary Science,
-> Combination of TWO Literature
previously, candidates usually took their main stream subject as first optional and most of the stuff was covered in the prelims exam and then for the mains exam all they had to do was to decide on the second optional subject. But from now onwards, all the candidates are at equilibrium in the prelims and have to decide two optional subjects for mains exam with more attentiveness and criterion in mind as this will be the very factor that will determine candidate's chances for getting through in this exam.
Following are a few criterions that should be taken care of while choosing optional subjects in new pattern for IAS exam-
First and the foremost, the Candidate must be comfortable in grasping the concepts of the subject. The decision should not be made on the basis of length of the subject but on the one's comfort with concepts in the subject. For example, public administration and anthropology have limited syllabus and short answers, while History and geography are known for lengthy syllabus and answers. The edge is not in selecting the subjects that have short or lengthy answers but in being comfortable with the subject itself.
Availability of study material is also an important factor in determining the optional subject. There should be enough resources available for preparation, while consulting to an experienced senior in case of a completely new subject in your perspective is quite sensible.
Candidate should not choose a subject just because it's said to be scoring or his friends are choosing it. When more students go for an optional subject (say economics) means more students with economics will be chosen for next round and thus a greater competition, it doesn't though ensure a greater score. Remember, the easier the subject the tougher the competition in it.
For biology students, Agriculture + botany is good combination since many topics of agriculture are covered in botany.
While For commerce students, Commerce+ Public administration is assumed to be a good combination. As Public administration Covers lots of topics in commerce like role of CAG etc. Commerce + geography is also a good combination if you are familiar with semi-technical topics and can look around in the maps. This combination is highly scoring and can score you 300-350 marks in the mains exam.
So Once and for all, it's about candidate's own comfort in understanding the subject and choosing the optional subjects should be done carefully since it is the very deciding factor for the candidate's selection in this prestigious examination.
All the Best for your Success!
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16th August 2012, 10:15 PM
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Dear Friend,

* The Acronym "IAS" stands for Indian Administrative Services".

* If you want to become an IAS officer then you have to appear in the civil services examination which is conducted every year by the Union Public Service Commission and also you have to crack it.

The Eligibility Criteria that you require for civil services exam are :

- You must have completed your graduation from any recognized college/university with any stream.

- Your age should lie in between 21-30 years if you belong to General Category.

* There is also a relaxation in upper age for candidates from reserved categories.

* You must be an Indian Citizen.

Now as you are a computer science student , the combination of subjects that you should choose from are :

* Economics

* History

* Political Science

* Philosophy

This is the information i have to the best of my knowledge regarding your query. Hope the information will help you to the extent you want.
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16th August 2012, 10:38 PM
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IAS Exam Written Test Pattern
A D V E R T I S E M E N T

Paper-I

One of the Indian Languages to be selected by the candidate from the 18 languages included in the VIIIth Schedule to the Constitution (Qualifying Paper)
300 Marks
Paper-II English (Qualifying Paper) 300 Marks
Paper-III Essay 200 Marks
Papers IV & V General Studies (300 Marks for each paper) 600 Marks
(more content follows the advertisement below)
A D V E R T I S E M E N T
Papers VI, VII, VIII & IX

Any two subjects (each having 2 papers) to be selected from the prescribed optional subjects (300 marks for each paper)
1200 Marks
Total Marks for Written Examination 2000 Marks
Interview Test 300 Marks
Grand Total 2300 Marks

List of Optional Subjects - IAS (Main)
- (Total 25)

Agriculture Management
Animal Husbandry & Vetinary Science Mathematics
Anthropology Mechanical Engineering
Botany Medical Science
Chemistry Philosophy
Civil Engineering Physics
Commerce & Accountancy Political Science & International Relations
Economics Psychology
Geography Sociology
Geology Statistics
Indian History Zoology

INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES : SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

The Civil Services Examination is conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) every year.
The examination has three stages i.e.,
(1) Civil Services Preliminary Examinations (CSP) - normally conducted during the second half of May.
(2) Civil Services (Main) Examinations conducted during the month of October/November. Here, those who are selected in the preliminary examination only are eligible to appear.
(3) Those who are selected in the main examination will be eligible to appear before the Interview Board at New Delhi.

Preliminary Examination (CSP)

CSP consists of two papers Which is common for all candidates from 2011 i.e., No optional paper is there in CSP form 2011.This is the first stage of Civil Services Examination. This is an Objective type examination consisting of Two Papers that is common to all candidates from 2011 having special emphasis on testing their “aptitude for civil services” as well as on “ethical and moral dimension of decision making”. Normally, there are about 3 lakh applications for the preliminary examination. From this, the UPSC selects 10 to 12 folds of vacancies for the main examinations. This is only for the selection and not to be taken into consideration in the main ranking.

Subjects for Preliminary Examination:

• As per the decision of Government of India, there shall be change in the syllabus and pattern of the Preliminary Examination from 2011 in the scheme of the Civil Services Examination.

• The Preliminary Examination shall now comprise of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each and of two hours duration each. Detailed below is the new syllabus and pattern of the Preliminary Examination, which is brought to the notice of the prospective candidates intending to appear at the Civil Services Examination (CSE) in 2011 onwards:



Paper I - (200 marks) Duration: Two hours

• Current events of national and international importance

• History of India and Indian National Movement

• Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic geography

of India and the World.

• Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System,

Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.

• Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development,

Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.

• General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate

Change - that do not require subject specialization

• General Science.



Paper II- (200 marks) Duration: Two hours

• Comprehension

• Interpersonal skills including communication skills;

• Logical reasoning and analytical ability

• Decision making and problem solving

• General mental ability

• Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude

etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data

sufficiency etc. -Class X level)

• English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).

• Questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level

(last item in the Syllabus of Paper-II) will be tested through passages from

English language only without providing Hindi translation thereof in the question

paper.

• The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.

Main Examination

NOTE:The prospective candidates are advised to note that no changes are being introduced at this stage in the Civil Services (Main) Examination and Personality Test in the scheme of Civil Services Examination (CSE) for 2011 Onwards.

Only those who are declared by the Commission to have qualified in the Preliminary Examination in a year, are eligible for the Main examination of that year, provided they are otherwise eligible for the Main Examination.

Civil Services Main examination has two optional subjects (two papers each carries 300 marks), one General Studies (two papers each carries 300 marks), one essay (carries 200 marks) - total 2000 marks. Other than this, there are two language papers one in Indian language and one in General English at the level of 10th standard. This is to test the ability of the candidate's proficiency in his mother tongue / Indian language and English. Total nine papers. These two papers carry 300 marks each but it will not be considered for the ranking. It is must to clear these two papers. If a candidate fails to clear these papers, his other papers will not be evaluated.

The Main Examination is intended to assess the overall intellectual traits and the depth of understanding of the candidates, rather than merely the range of their information and memory. Sufficient choice of questions is allowed in the question papers.
Optional Subjects for the Main Examination:

Optional subjects: Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Commerce and Accountancy, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Geography, Geology, History, Law, Management, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Science, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science and International Relations, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Statistics, Zoology. Each paper is of 3 hours duration.
Literatures:

Arabic, Assamese, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Marathi, Malayalam, Manipuri, Nepali, Oriya, Pali, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu.
The following combinations not allowed are:

Political Science & International Relations and Public Administration
Commerce and Management
Anthropology and Sociology
Maths and Statistics
Agriculture and Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
Management and Public Administration
Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science and Medical Science
Any two branches of engineering.
Combination of two literatures in the above list.
Interview:

At interview stage, two-fold vacancies are called to appear before the UPSC Board. Interview carries 300 marks. Interview calls are sent on the basis of minimum marks fixed by the UPSC at its discretion. The overall ranking is done based on the Mains performance (i.e., 2000 marks) and interview. Therefore, the total marks involved in the ranking are 2300. Candidates are allotted various services keeping in view their ranks in the examination and preferences given by them in their main application form.

Note:
If a person fails in either in mains or interview, he has to appear once again from the preliminary stage.

Eligibility Conditions:

(i) Nationality:

(1) For the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service, a candidate must be a citizen of India.
(2) 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, Srilanka, 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.

(ii) Minimum Educational Qualifications:
The candidate must hold a degree of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University Under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification.

Note I:
Candidates who have appeared at an examination the passing of which would render them educationally qualified for the Commission's examination but have not been informed of the results as also the candidates who intend to appear at such a qualifying examination will also be eligible for admission to the Preliminary Examination. All candidates who are declared qualified by the Commission for taking the Civil Services (Main) Examination will be required to produce proof of passing the requisite examination with their application for the Main Examination failing which such candidates will not be admitted to the Main Examination.

Note II:

In exceptional cases the Union Public Service Commission may treat a candidate who has not any of the foregoing qualifications as a qualified candidate provided that he has passed examination conducted by the other Institutions, the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission justifies his admission to the examination.

Note III:

Candidates possessing professional and technical qualifications, which are recognised by Government, as equivalent to professional and technical degree would also be eligible for admission to the examination.

Note IV:

Candidates who have passed the final professional M.B.B.S. or any other Medical Examination but have not completed their internship by the time of submission of their applications for the Civil Services (Main) Examination, will be provisionally admitted to the Examination provided they submit along with their application a copy of certificate from the concerned authority of the University/Institution that they had passed the requisite final professional medical examination. In such cases, the candidates will be required to produce at the time of their interview original Degree or a certificate from the concerned competent authority of the University/Institution that they had completed all requirements (including completion of internship) for the award of the Degree.

(iii) Age limit:
21 years must be completed on 1st August of the year, which a candidate is appearing. Maximum 30 for general category, 33 for OBCs and 35 for SCs/STs. Ex-servicemen will get 5 more years exemption from the prescribed age limit.

(The date of birth accepted by the Commission is that entered in the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognised by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation or in an extract from a Register of Matriculates maintained by a University, which extract must be certified by the proper authority of the University or in the Higher Secondary or an equivalent examination certificate).

(iv) Number of Attempts:

Four attempts for open, seven for OBCs and no limit for SCs/STs. If a person appears in the Preliminary Examination or even one paper is counted as an attempt.

(v) Restrictions on applying for the examination:

A candidate who is appointed to the Indian Administrative Service or the Indian Foreign Service on the results of an earlier examination and continues to be a member of that service will not be eligible to compete at this examination.

How to Apply:

(a) The UPSC have developed an application form common for all their examinations, which will be processed on computerised machines. This application form alongwith an Information Brochure containing general instructions for filling up the form, an acknowledgement card and an envelope for sending the application is obtainable from the designated Head Post Offices/Post Offices throughout the country as against cash payment of Rs. 20/- (Rupees twenty only). Form should be purchased from the designated Post Offices only and not from any other agency. This form can be used only once and for only one examination. Candidates must use the form supplied with the Information Brochure only and they should in no case use photocopy / reproduction / unauthorisedly printed copy of the Form. Since this form is electronically scannable, due care should be taken to fill up the application form, correctly. While filling up the application form, please refer to detailed instructions given in the Notice.
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16th August 2012, 10:42 PM
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Hi dear..........
The eligibility criteria for IAS exam .......
*The candidates should be a graduate in any discipline , from a recognize university .
*The age limit is 21 - 30 yrs.
There is a relaxation for SC/ST & OBC



The exam pattern :-



For more details visit official website of UPSC.
http://www.upsc.gov.in


Good luck.............
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17th August 2012, 10:23 PM
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In the prelimanary exams of UPSC civil services there are no optional papers now

There are two appers for which exams are held and these two papers are common for all the candidates who appear in the prelims exams

These two papers are General studies1 and 2


You can buy books from G K publ;ications for both general studies 1 and 2
Apart from that you need to study daily newspapers one national magazine

Prelims exams will be held in objective mode only

Next Prelims exams will be held in may 2013
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List of Subjects That you can Choose for IAS:

** Agriculture
** Botany
** Civil Engineering
** Accountancy
** Economy
** Mechanical Engineering
** Electrical Engineering
** History
** Law
** Geography
** Geology
** English


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INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES : SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

The Civil Services Examination is conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) every year.
The examination has three stages i.e.,
(1) Civil Services Preliminary Examinations (CSP) - normally conducted during the second half of May.
(2) Civil Services (Main) Examinations conducted during the month of October/November. Here, those who are selected in the preliminary examination only are eligible to appear.
(3) Those who are selected in the main examination will be eligible to appear before the Interview Board at New Delhi.

Preliminary Examination (CSP)

CSP consists of two papers Which is common for all candidates from 2011 i.e., No optional paper is there in CSP form 2011.This is the first stage of Civil Services Examination. This is an Objective type examination consisting of Two Papers that is common to all candidates from 2011 having special emphasis on testing their “aptitude for civil services” as well as on “ethical and moral dimension of decision making”. Normally, there are about 3 lakh applications for the preliminary examination. From this, the UPSC selects 10 to 12 folds of vacancies for the main examinations. This is only for the selection and not to be taken into consideration in the main ranking.
List of Optional Subjects - IAS (Main)
- (Total 25)


Agriculture Management
Animal Husbandry & Vetinary Science Mathematics
Anthropology Mechanical Engineering
Botany Medical Science
Chemistry Philosophy
Civil Engineering Physics
Commerce & Accountancy Political Science & International Relations
Economics Psychology
Geography Sociology
Geology Statistics
Indian History Zoology

Literatures:

Arabic, Assamese, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Marathi, Malayalam, Manipuri, Nepali, Oriya, Pali, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu.

The following combinations not allowed are:

Political Science & International Relations and Public Administration
Commerce and Management
Anthropology and Sociology
Maths and Statistics
Agriculture and Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
Management and Public Administration
Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science and Medical Science
Any two branches of engineering.
Combination of two literature in the above list.
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i am a computer science graduate.suggest me the combination of subjects for preliminary IAS exam



OPTIONAL SUBJECT FOR IAS EXAM







EXAM PATTERN


THESE COMBINATION OF OPTIONAL SUBJECTS ARE NOT ALLOWED

*Political Science & International Relations and Public Administration.


*Commerce and Management.


*Anthropology and Sociology.


*Maths and Statistics.


*Agriculture and Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science.


*Management and Public Administration.


*Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science and Medical Science
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EXAM PATTERN


ELIGIBILITY

*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 citizen of India,

or


*a subject of Nepal,

or


*a subject of Bhutan,

or


*a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.

*The candidate must hold a degree of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University Under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification.

*Your age should lie in between 21-30 years if you belong to General Category.

OPTIONAL SUBJECTS

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Sir i m in b.tech(mechanical engg.) final year. Am i eligible for IAS Exam 2013. Also tell me the regarding subject
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