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How to prepare for IAS entrance exam? Subjects to be chosen? Requirements and books to be referred?


I HAVE B.com hons. i want to clear ias exam.
but i dont know much about the preparation of ias exam.
plz give me detail about ias exam. hw should i prepare for exam , what are the subjects to choose, what are the requirements,what books i need to study .
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RAU IAS STUDY CIRCLE is the best coaching for IAS in INDAI.

List of civil services in India:
Services/posts to which recruitment is to be made through the Examination are:
1) Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
2) Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
3) Indian Police Service (IPS)
4) Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’
5) Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
6) Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) Group 'A'
7) Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
8) Indian Revenue Service, Group ‘A’ (IRS)
9) Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Non-technical)
10) Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’
11) Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
12) Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’
13) Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
14) Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’
15) Post of Assistant Security Officer, Group ‘A’ in Railway Protection Force
16) Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’
17) Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group 'A'
18) Indian Trade Service, Group "A" (Grade-III)
19) Indian Corporate Law Service, Group "A"
20) Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group 'B' (Section Officer's Grade)
21) Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group 'B'
22) Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group 'B'
23) Pondicherry Civil Service, Group 'B'
24) Pondicherry Police Service, Group 'B'

Number of attempts:

Four (4)attempts for general category, seven (7) for OBCs and no limit for SCs/STs.

Preliminary Examination:

Preliminary Exam is meant to serve as the screening stage/qualifying round only. The exam is held in the month of May every year and it consists of two objective type papers which carry a maximum of 400 marks in the following manner:
a) General Studies - 200 Marks & 2 hours in duration
b) Aptitude - 200 Marks & 2 hours in duration

Segments/portions of General Studies paper
General Studies, compulsory paper for all, comprises of six segments.

* 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

Segments of Aptitude paper:

* 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.

Civil Services Mains Exam

The Main written examination comprises a total of nine (9) papers of two types:
a) 2 papers of non-ranking types
b) 7 papers of ranking type

Non-ranking Papers:
Two papers of non-ranking type include:

Paper I: Indian language, to be selected by the candidate out of languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution, and - 300 marks
Paper II: English, which is a compulsory paper - 300 marks

Ranking Papers:

Paper III: Essay - 200 marks
Paper IV & V: General Studies - 300 marks per paper
Paper VI, VII, VIII, IX: Two optional subjects with two papers each - 300 marks per paper

Segments/portions of General Studies paper:
There are 4 segments in GS paper 1:

a) History of Modern India & Indian culture
b) Geography of India
c) Constitution of India & Indian Polity
d) Current National Issues & Topics of Social Relevance

There are 5 segments in GS paper 2:

a) India & the World
b) India's Economic Interaction with the World
c) Developments in the field of Science & Technology, IT and Space
d) International Affairs & Institutions
e) Statistical Analysis, Graphs & Diagrams

List of optional subjects for Main Examination:

a) Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
b) Anthropology
c) Botany
d) Chemistry
e) Civil Engineering
f) Commerce and Accountancy
g) Economics
h) Electrical Engineering
i) Geography
j) Geology
k) History
l) Law
m) Management
n) Mathematics
o) Mechanical Engineering
p) Medical Science
q) Philosophy
r) Physics
s) Political Science and International Relations
t) Psychology
u) Pubic Administration
v) Sociology
w) Statistics
x) Zoology
y) Literature of one of the following languages:Arabic, Assamese, Bodo, Bengali, Dogri, Chinese, English, French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Pali, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu.

Notes:

a) Candidates will not be allowed to offer the following combinations of subjects:

i) Political Science & International Relations and Public Administration
ii) Commerce & Accountancy and Management
iii) Anthropology and Sociology
iv) Mathematics and Statistics
v) Agriculture and Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
vi) Management and Public Administration
vii) Of the Engineering subjects, viz., Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering–not more than one subject
viii) Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science and Medical Science
b) The question papers for the examination will be of conventional (essay) type
c) Each paper will be of three hours duration. Blind candidates will, however be allowed an extra time of thirty minutes at each paper.

d) The question papers other than language papers will be set both in Hindi and English.

Application procedure:
The UPSC has developed an application form common for all its examinations, which will be processed on computerised machines. This application form along with 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 a photocopy / reproduction / unauthorised printed copy of the Form. Since this form is electronically scannable, due care should be taken to fill up the application form, correctly.

ALL THE BEST!!!!!!!!!
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there are nine papers. Are all of these are of 3 hours each?
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Hi,

To become an IAS, first thing you need to do is to apply when UPSC releases its notification. UPSC conducts the exam every year. It has three phases.
1.Prelims (Objective type):
It has two papers. One is CSAT, which includes aptitude,reading comprehension, logical reasoning,verbal ability and decision making, and the other paper is on General Studies.
You need to clear prelims in order to write Mains examination which is the second phase.

2.Mains Examination::
Once you clear the prelims, this is evident that you write Mains. This is the most crucial phase of the entire exam.As part of mains, first, you need to select two optional subjects of your interest out of the listed subjects by UPSC. You must be very thorough with these two optional subjects. You need to write one essay paper too,so you must have a very good writing skills.

And after that, you have English literature paper, Indian language paper (Telugu,Tamil,Kannada,Malayalam,Urdu,Hindi,Pali etc.) and General studies (GS) paper.

So overall you write 9 papers in the duration of 21 days. This phase contributes the maximum marks for your success.

3.Personal Interview::

Those who clear mains examination are called for personal interview. This will be in Delhi, UPSC bhavan.You will be asked so many questions about your background, current affairs, why do you want to be an IPS, your opinion about our country, India relations with other countries and so on.


Remember, You just need to clear prelims to appear for mains. Prelims marks are not going to be added to your overall marks. But clearing the prelims is must.

List of optional subjects::
Agriculture
Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
Botany
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Commerce
Economics
Electrical Engineering
Geography
Geology
Indian History
Law Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Science
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Sociology
Statistics
Zoology


All The Best

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sir i am final eee student btech...plz tel me about syllabus and best subject to choose for preparation for IAS....and abt previous year question papers...plz tell me sir...
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plz tell me the requirments for being an I.A.S i m from humanities stream nd doing b.el.ed from delhi university...tell methe best subjects for me for prepratn...rply soon plz
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I studied Msc biotechnology. I PREPARE CIVILS SERVICES. SO PLS GIVE THE ADVISE FOR HOW TO PREPARE? WHICH SUBEJECT ARE SELECTED? WHERE THE MATERIAL ARE AVAILABLE? PLS GIV THE INFORMATION? AND SYLLUBUS DETAILS?
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Is coaching necessary for ias exam or just self study is enough?
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Sir..plz tell me that which 2 optional subjects ishould take??
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Respected Sir.
i m aditya and i m persuing my final sem graduation in eee.i m willing to prepare for CIVIL SERVICES,i basically donot have any brief information about the preparation tips.so please i request ur concern yo give me the detailed info of how to prepare for the exam and the best coaching institute that offers civil coaching in hyderabad.pls send the information to [email protected]

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i am studying b.tech firstyear(cse) iam prepare for civils. how do you preparecivils. plz information
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I HAVE B.com hons. i want to clear ias exam.
but i dont know much about the preparation of ias exam.
plz give me detail about ias exam. hw should i prepare for exam , what are the subjects to choose, what are the requirements,what books i need to study .
plz help meeee......
HI,
Friend chose that subject in which you have knowledge and interest...

List of optional subject:-
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
Electrical Engineering
Public Administration
Geography
Sociology
Geology
Statistics
Indian History
Zoology
Law


GOOD LUCK!
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is it better to do ias after commerce or non med
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i have cleared B.C.A so which subjects to choose for ias
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i want to prepare ias and hcs exam paper from law subject
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sir im going to pass out my 12th exam and wants to prepare for IAS exam please guide me how to start my career with this
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i want to know which subject is better to me for ias preparation.i am the student of graduation last year and my subject is hindi,sanskrit and home science.please suggest me which subject is better than me to this preparation
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hi,i have just completed my first year degree(bca) this year and i am willing to prepare for ias exam cam u please suggest if there r any optional subjects in preliminary if not mention subjects and there marks and also mention about main exam about how to choose optional subjects and also there marks.............thank u
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hi....i m doing m.c.a and want to prepare for ias exam as such none of computer science subjects are involved in the list of optional subjects...kindly suggest the optional subject i can take....and provide tips tomprepare for the same... thanks regards
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6th May 2012, 03:32 PM
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Hello friend....

Stage of examination

==>Preliminary Examination

==>main examination

==>physical test

==>personnel interview

*This exam is conducted by the at all district places in Maharashtra.

Syllabus of STI exam

Indian and World Geography

Arithmetic

General Sciences

History

Social Reformers

Indian Polity, Panchayat Raj and Economics

Current Events

agriculture

Science and Engineering

Commerce and Economics

History,Social Reformers

Panchayat Raj,Polity Current Events

Statistics

Mental Ability

Physical Test selection process

Pull-Ups

Long Jump

Shortput

Running(800 mtrs)

Best books to prefer for preparation

==>ARIHANT BOOK

==>S.CHAND

==>STI EXAM BOOK BY K GURU CHAND


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sir iam a eee student can you please tell me syallabus from our stream to prepare civil service examinations..................
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subject choosen after b.sc non-med for ias
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hello sir i had dropped my studies for a ten years ago. now i want to continue my study form ba first year. can i appear for ias exam after complete ba.

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presently i am doing my 12th wth science pcb..plz suggest me ..hw to prepare for ias aftr compltng my 12th..
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hello sir...i m btech student...and my trade is CSE..please suggest me which subject is better than me to this preparation ...
and which 2 subjects i choose..
please reply...
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hello sir...i m btech student...and my trade is CSE..please suggest me which subject is better than me to this preparation ...
and which 2 subjects i choose..
please reply...
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24th March 2013, 09:33 PM
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List of optional subjects::
Agriculture
Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
Botany
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Commerce
Economics
Electrical Engineering
Geography
Geology
Indian History
Law Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Science
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Sociology
Statistics
Zoology


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sir,
i am student of cse(B.tech) and preparing for ias exams.
please tell me which subjects will be selected related to my engineering line.
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Which subject choose after completing b.sc.mlt for ias exam?
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27th April 2013, 05:52 PM
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Hi Friends,

Please help me and send me at [email protected]

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HI,
Friend chose that subject in which you have knowledge and interest...

List of optional subject:-
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
Electrical Engineering
Public Administration
Geography
Sociology
Geology
Statistics
Indian History
Zoology
Law


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which are the books available for preparation of IAS exam?
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i have recently completed my 12th and iam planning for civil services(IAS)..plz tell me which subjects should i choose for graduation...m student of humanities n my subjects are..political science, hindi, home science, history, geography, and english
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hi,
Best books for IAS exam;-

IAS Prelims/CSAT Civil Services: 18 Years General Studies Topic-Wise Solved Paper(1995-2012)
by
Disha Experts
Publications: Disha Publication

The Pearson CSAT Manual 2013: Civil Services Aptitude Test for the UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination
by
Edgar Thorpe, Showick Thorpe
Publisher: Pearson

UPSC Portal CSAT Comprehensive Manual: IAS Preliminary Examination 2013 (Paper - 2)
(Paperback)
by
Sachchida Nand Jha

IAS (Pre.) Solved Papers General Studies wih CSAT 2011 & 2012 (Paper - 1)
(Paperback)
by
Expert Compilations

UPSC IAS Civil Services Exam 2011 Syllabus
by
Gkp
Publisher: G. K. Publications Pvt. Ltd

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India spell..
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I"M FROM ARTS STREAM I WANT TO DO IAS WHICH SUBJECTS ARE SUITABLE FOR ME FOR MAINS PLZ TELL ME
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