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    Is Civil Service exam difficult to pass? What is a good time to start preparing for the same?

    I have completed my BA in English and planning to do my masters in the same. What will be the ideal time to appear for IAS exam – after finishing my masters or with my BA degree it self?

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    It’s a wrong perception that Civil service exams are difficult to pass. The candidates can appear for the IAS exam if they have the mind to put in hard work and the capacity to take it as a challenge. IAS even though is one of the most competitive exams in the country, but if you can crack it, it will be one job which may provide you with ample opportunities for advancing in life.

    If you very keen in pursuing Masters you can join it. But on the other hand it won’t bring you any additional advantage while you appear for the exam since the minimum qualification needed to attend the exam is only graduation in any discipline. The important criteria’s are as follows-
    • The candidate should be a graduate in any discipline from any recognized/certified institution or university.
    • Age Limit- The age limit for the candidates is 21 years and should not exceed 30 years. There are reservations in cas
    e of reserved categories such as SC/ST/OBC/and other categories.

    As mentioned earlier, it is one of the toughest exams in the country. The pattern of the exam involves questions from all the areas which require the student to be proficient in all these sections. The question pattern involves multiple choice questions. It mainly includes Current affairs, Communication abilities, Analytical and logical reasoning, General studies, Arithmetic ability, general science, Comprehension, decision making and Problem solving ability etc.

    The selection will be based on the Written test .If short listed in the exam will be called in for Group discussion and Final interview. Careful and Timely preparation must be needed for this exam.

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    Dear,
    First of all remove the -ve thinking that IAS is very difficult to pass. Remember one thing that the persons qualifying IAS are also Human beings, when they can, why not you. Previously, i have discussed about ability, Question arises that what is ability as explained in one question's answer i would like to add once again that Ability is always matter either it is Govt. job like IAS, IES, etc or Private job. If you are able to do unusual work it is ur ability to do un-routine work efficiently.
    UR Skills, Ur Knowledge, ur attitude Ur Conversation, ur Personal relation Ability, UR Good will, all comes under ABILITY. All mentioned thighs always matters & the combination of all these quality makes u more capable personality. Means if u have a will u can find out the way. DON't wait Start now what u want to do.

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    Re: Is Civil Service exam difficult to pass? What is a good time to start preparing for the same?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I have completed my BA in English and planning to do my masters in the same. What will be the ideal time to appear for IAS exam – after finishing my masters or with my BA degree it self?
    Hi, You are now eligible to appear for IAS or Civil services exams as to apply for it you must be a graduate in any stream, which you are already.

    But now its a very valid question you have asked, yes you can appear for IAS now of after M.A, but if you complete your M.A it will further strengthen your command over the subjects and your knowledge level will surely be boosted.
    So It is advisable to complete your M.A first & then apply for IAS.

    Age Limit- 21-30 years.general candidates

    21-33 years(OBC candidates)

    21-35 years.(SC/ST)

    21-40 years.(Physically Handicapped)

    There are restrictions on the number of attempts made...
    chances for general category- 4
    chances for SC/ST category- unlimited

    Best of luck.

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    Re: Is Civil Service exam difficult to pass? What is a good time to start preparing for the same?

    if you think it difficult, surely it will be and there you lose the war where you think its difficult. You can start it since your graduation.

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    Re: Is Civil Service exam difficult to pass? What is a good time to start preparing for the same?

    No,it's wrong thinking or Negative thinking for Civil Service exam.If any candidate work hard and create positive thinking in mind related to IAS Exam then candidate surely success in any Entrance Exam .Only hard work and smart work required to clearing IAS competitive exams.

    Positive Thinking thought :-

    80% HARDWORKER + 20% SMARTWORKER = 100% SUCCESSFUL PERSON

    If any candidate develop above thought in mind and follow regularly and work hard then candidate sure success in Life.Above thought is my real life Experience.

    Civil Service Exam conducted in following pattern:--

    1)Mains Exams

    2)Preliminary Exams

    3)Interview

    If any candidate face all above three stages then successful in IAS Entrance Exams.After clearing exam candidate have graduation from any colleges /University.

    Age Limit Criteria:-Candidate Age Limit in between 21-30 years for General Candidate and 5 years relaxation for SC,ST and OBC candidates.

    Regards
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    I Think Its depends on Person Thinking, If you think that the Civil services examination are Tough then may be its tough for you, But According to me no examination are tough and its depends on you, How you prepared for the examination. If your Basics form 10Th class are cleared then I think you will not face too much difficulty to crack the Preliminary examination.

    The examination are conducted into two Parts - Preliminary examination and Main examination.

    The Preliminary examination are fully Objective type and there are Two papers in this examination both of are 200 marks each with same duration, Firstly you have to cracked the preliminary examination and the question in preliminary examination asked form Current events, History of India, Economic and Social Development, General issues on Environmental Ecology, General Science, Comprehension, Logical reasoning and analytical ability, General mental ability, Basic numeracy and from Interpersonal skills including communication skills.

    So, you have to Prepare for this examination according to the Given Pattern, So If you have prepared for this examination according to the syllabus and pattern then you will definitely cracked the examination. You have to study Daily and keep practice for this examination Regularly and keep solved the previous year paper regulary, then definitely you will be able to cracked this examination. If you have faced problem in study yourself then please join some best coaching center, they will help you and give you necessary notes and prepared you well for Civil services examination.

    So, If you have completed you graduation examination and if your age should between 21 to 30 years, then you are eligible to apply for UPSC Civil services examination, Final year Graduate candidates are also apply for this exams. For this year preliminary examination was already completed in June and Main examination are going to be held on October. But If you are Interested then please apply for this examination next year the notification published in the employment Newspaper or in the UPSC website in the month of February.

    Eligible candidates may fill the application form Online By visit the UPSC website and for Complete Information just check the Given Notification -


    http://upsc.gov.in
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    Afkos Civil service exam is difficuilt to pass But at the Same time if u hard work & determinant about your goal . For that coaching center really help u a lot to work hard in right direction. According to me after 10th is good time for start preparing for it. But if u have confidence in yourself ability to hardwork than no matter that after graduation u start preparing for it

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    Re: Is Civil Service exam difficult to pass? What is a good time to start preparing for the same?


    You have to read below answer carefully,and observe all angles.

    IAS Job is an high profile and white collar job.You have get a lot of respect from people

    In India,One of the difficult Exam is Civil services that is IAS,IPS.

    IAS Exam conducts by UPSC(Union Public Service Commission) one time for one year.

    [B]Age limits an Number of attempts[/B]

    For General Category candidates: Not less than 21 years and not more than 30 years as on 01-08-2011/Exam conducting year

    Number of Attempts: Four attempts

    For Backward Category Candidates: 21-33 years as on 01-08-Exam conducting year

    Number of attempts: Seven times

    For SC/ST/DA:21-35 years as on 01-08-Exam conducting year

    Number of attempts: unlimited

    So you have to remember above conditions and take a right decision.

    Finally my suggestion,For IAS Exam,You have to learn more so you can not manage PG and IAS preparation,You have to start your preparation now onwards.Do not go to PG side.If you go to PG side,You have to start your preparation from Basic levels.Do not waste one second for other works.

    So you have to join IAS coaching and learn more and attempt the exam,it is better for.You have to follow above conditions and observe your financial back ground and to take right decission.

    If you have any doubt,Please contact in this forum,We can solve your doubts in this government jobs field..

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    hi dear

    Decision is yours
    when you prepare for IAS.

    but now you already passed graduation.So now you appear IAS exam

    but your wish is complete to your Master degree.

    So first complete your Master degree then prepare for IAS.......................

    For this exam candidate Age - 21 to 30 years.

    relaxation as per govt. rules....................

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    it is better if you start taking coachings from now onwards... as it needs alot of hardwork and practice...

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    yes my friends civil service exam is difficult but if you start preparing at the right time then you won't find it difficult. You should start your preparation atleast two years before the year you are planning to give your exam...good luck!!!!!

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    hi dear
    civil service exam is not so difficult but you have to prepare your self seriously to give good & sufficient answer,
    as you have completed your b.a in English & planing to do master degree in that it is a good decision,
    simonteniously prepare for civil service exam through coaching center .

    good luck...........................

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    Hi
    Civil service exam is dream job for most of students ,and yes it is difficult to clear but if you prepare it with full dedication nothing is difficult.
    Although you should strat preparing for it from last yeay of graduation as it requires educational qualification of graduation only but if you want to complete post graduation also so you start preparing as soon as possible.

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    You can prepare for this exam from now itself becoz minimum qualification required is graduation..

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    It may be a misunderstanding that the Civil Services exams are very tough exams. The candidates can appear for the IAS exam if they have determination to do hard work and they have capacity to take it as a challenge. IAS even though is one of the most competitive exams in the country, but if you qualify it, you can get a high status very good high profile job. If you very keen in pursuing Masters you can join it. But on the other hand it won’t bring you any additional advantage while you appear for the exam since the minimum qualification needed to attend the exam is only graduation in any discipline. Thenecessary requirements are that the candidate should be a graduate in any discipline from any recognized/certified institution or university. The age limit for the candidates is 21 years and should not exceed 30 years. There are reservations in case of reserved categories such as SC/ST/OBC/and other categories. The pattern of the exam involves questions from all the areas which require the student to be proficient in all these sections. The question pattern involves multiple choice questions. It mainly includes Current affairs, Communication abilities, Analytical and logical reasoning, General studies, Arithmetic ability, general science, Comprehension, decision making and Problem solving ability etc.The selection will be based on the Written test .If short listed in the exam will be called in for Group discussion and Final interview.

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    The IAS exam, even though is one of the most competitive exams in the country, but if you qualify it, you can get a high status very good high profile job. If you very keen in pursuing Masters you can join it. But on the other hand it won’t bring you any additional advantage while you appear for the exam since the minimum qualification needed to attend the exam is only graduation in any discipline. The necessary requirements are that the candidate should be a graduate in any discipline from any recognized/certified institution or university. The age limit for the candidates is 21 years and should not exceed 30 years. There is provision of relaxation, in case of reserved categories such as SC/ST/OBC/and other categories.
    The pattern of the exam involves questions from all the areas which require the student to be proficient in all these sections. The question pattern involves multiple choice questions. It mainly includes Current affairs, Communication abilities, Analytical and logical reasoning, General studies, Arithmetic ability, general science, Comprehension, decision making and Problem solving ability etc.The selection will be based on the Written test.

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    Re: Is Civil Service exam difficult to pass? What is a good time to start preparing for the same?

    hi,
    first of all remember one thing if you think you can get it then you can
    everything inth world is not easy you have to fight for achieving anything inthe life be positive you can join rc reddy institute at hyderabad and follow them.you havee to prepare atleast three yearbefore for getting selection.i mean if you want to crack at the age of 27 you need to start your preparation at 24 itself.ok all the best here are some important information to notice.Age Limit- 21-30 years.general candidates

    21-33 years(OBC candidates)

    21-35 years.(SC/ST)

    21-40 years.(Physically Handicapped)

    There are restrictions on the number of attempts made...
    chances for general category- 4
    chances for SC/ST category- unlimited

    all the best

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    Re: Is Civil Service exam difficult to pass? What is a good time to start preparing for the same?

    if u have a confident on the gk and present current affairs and well in communication skills .and having a self confidance then there is no difficult fr the getting of civils.all the best

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    Re: Is Civil Service exam difficult to pass? What is a good time to start preparing for the same?

    Hi dude,

    No its not like Civil service exam are difficult to PASS.

    If you want to Prepare for civil service exam then you need to have full concentration on Study and you should not do any other works like part time jobs and part time Graduation .

    Because by doing so you can not full fledged prepare for exam a it results in wastage of your Attempt .

    The minimum qualification needed to apply for civil service exam is having a Degree from a reconized university.

    As you have already compleated your graduation you are eligible to apply for this exam.

    Civil services include IAS,IPS,IFS etc services..

    For apply for this exam you need to citizen of INDIA.

    Your age should not be less than 21 (or) not more than 30 years.

    If you belong to SC/ST then age criteria is 21-35 and for OBC it is 21-33.

    You can also apply if you are in the final year of your graduation.

    For more details regarding notifications,exam date,application etc... check the official web site:- http://www.upsc.gov.in


    ALL THE BEST !!!



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    Re: Is Civil Service exam difficult to pass? What is a good time to start preparing for the same?

    i am at present studying b-tech 1st year and i want to prepare for civils.so please give me instructions to prepare from now itself and what should i focus on?and i had no reservation and i am a normal student
    what should i focus on starting?

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    My Friend whatever the exam are if you prepare in specific manner that it will not hard. Any compition exam requires determination and hard working and also smart working so throw away the thought that exam is difficult just begin to prepare because you have your BA so you will start the preparation right now and also try to give other compititive exam like bank, railway and so on

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    Re: Is Civil Service exam difficult to pass? What is a good time to start preparing for the same?

    i am 1st year b-tech student,i want to become to serve people on doing ias/ips.but i have much stage fear, how to reduce that.because in ias/ips interviews it will become weak point to me .

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    Re: Is Civil Service exam difficult to pass? What is a good time to start preparing for the same?

    Hi to all. I have completed my graduation in correspondence and I am very much interested in appearing for civils exam.can anyone please suggest me how and from where shall I begin as I have no idea and please suggest some coaching centres too as I have no basic knowledge.I'm from Andhra Pradesh.

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