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    How to prepare for IAS Exams?

    Hi,

    I Lokesh G R presently am working in software professional from past two years.

    I planned to do the IAS and last time I was attended the exam with optional Subject "Indian History" but am not able to clear the exam due to not proper plane and information.

    Could you please help me in the below thing, so that it very use full for me to clear the exam.

    1. Which Subject is suit for me.
    2. How to prepare for the Exams (Please share some web links or books names)
    3.Is there any good institute in Bangalore, so that I can join.
    4. If you know any one cleared the IAS, could you please give his mail id so that it easy to understand the above things.

    Please share all the detail to my mail ID: lokesh.gr.87@gmail.com


    Regards,
    Lokesh G R

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    asahu47 is offline Member
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    Re: How to prepare for IAS Exams?

    hi

    to prepare for IAS Exams
    1. Preliminary examinations
    The prelims are held around May-June.It has objective ie multiple choice questions. There are two papers (duration of each being 2 hrs).

    a) General studies
    b) Optional subject


    The prelims are held around May-June.It has objective ie multiple choice questions. There are two papers (duration of each being 2 hrs). a) General studies and b)Optional subject: you can choose from Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, Agriculture, Maths, Phy, Chem, Stats etc. Important: It is not compulsory to choose the same subjects of your graduation. The results are declared in July-August and the successful candidates are called for the main examinations. PS. The prelims score has no bearing for determining the final merit list for the services.


    2. Main examination
    The main written examination usually takes place in Oct-Nov, it comprises of 9 papers in all (a lot more strenuous than CAT!) Duration of each paper is 3 hrs. Language: one of the Indian languages, English, Essay GK and Current Affairs: 2 papers on general studies Optionals: papers from two subjects that fall in optional-1 and two papers from optional-2 (a choice of subjects is listed by the UPSC in the prospectus) Candidates who are successful in the main examinations are eligible for an interview which plays a crucial part in the selection.

    The main written examination usually takes place in Oct-Nov, it comprises of 9 papers in all (a lot more strenuous than CAT!) Duration of each paper is 3 hrs. Language: one of the Indian languages, English, Essay GK and Current Affairs: 2 papers on general studies Optionals: papers from two subjects that fall in optional-1 and two papers from optional-2 (a choice of subjects is listed by the UPSC in the prospectus) Candidates who are successful in the main examinations are eligible for an interview which plays a crucial part in the selection.


    3. The Interview
    The interview calls are sent in March-April of the following year and they take place in the month of April-May. The Board of interviewers look for a well-adjusted personality with the social traits, integrity and qualities of leadership . PS. The number of candidates called for the interview is normally twice the number of vacancies.

    The interview calls are sent in March-April of the following year and they take place in the month of April-May. The Board of interviewers look for a well-adjusted personality with the social traits, integrity and qualities of leadership . PS. The number of candidates called for the interview is normally twice the number of vacancies.

    Here is a list of subjects for IAS/UPSC exams. Under each subject is provided reources regarding the subject that includes prelims and mains IAS syllabus as well as question papers, strategy and suggested readings for the subject. The IAS Syllabus and other services like the IPS and Income Tax is the same.



    Part A - UPSC Preliminary Examination - Optional Subjects
    General Studies
    Agriculture
    Animal Husbandry and 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

    Part B - UPSC Main Examination - Optional Subjects
    General Studies
    Agriculture
    Animal Husbandry and 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
    Anthropology
    Arabic
    Assamese
    Bengali
    Chinese
    English
    German
    Gujarati
    Hindi
    Kannada
    Kashmiri
    Konkani
    Malayalam
    Manipuri
    Marathi
    Nepali
    Oriya
    Pali
    Persian
    Punjabi
    Russian
    Sanskrit
    Sindhi
    Tamil
    Telugu
    Urdu
    Management


    good luck

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    bill gates is offline Senior Member
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    Re: How to prepare for IAS Exams?

    Dear Aspirant,
    This year means 2011 onwards small changes occur in I.A.S recruitment Procedure those are as follows.
    For Preliminary Exam we have a optional subjects before 2011.but 2011 onwards there is no optional subjects in preliminary exam.
    New Pattern of Preliminary Exam is as follows
    Preliminary Exam Pattern(2011 Onwards)
    • Paper-I General Studies
    • Paper-II Civil Service Aptitude Test
    Preliminary Exam have Objective type papers.
    If you clear Preliminary Exam you are eligible for Mains Exam.
    Mains Exam have Nine Papers These Nine Papers are Descriptive Papers
    Final One is Interview
    Preparation Procedure for Preliminary Exam
    For Preliminary Exam,You have to Prepare for Two papers those are as follows.
    Paper-I is General Studies:
    For Paper-I is general Studies,This Paper is an objective type paper for this paper you should more concentrate on following Topics those are as follows
    1. Economy
    2. Geography
    3. Polity
    4. Ecology and Bio-Diversity
    5. General Science
    6. History
    You should more concentrate on above topics
    Paper-II is Civil Service Aptitude Test:
    This test is also objective Type paper.
    For This paper you should more concentrate on following topics those are as follows
    • Reasoning
    • Numerical Ability
    • Reading Comprehension
    • English Language
    If you clear preliminary Exam,You can eligible for Mains Exam.Mains exam generally have a gap of four or Five months between Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam.Final One is Interview.
    For Civil Services best coaching Centers are available in Delhi.
    In Delhi Best coaching Centers are as follows
    • RAU's I.A.S Study Circle
    • Brain Tree etc..






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    Re: How to prepare for IAS Exams?

    i am shobana doing my electronics and instrumentation engineering. what are the related jobs in my fiels in government sector?

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    malleswararao is offline Senior Member
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    Re: How to prepare for IAS Exams?

    My dear friend
    if you want prepare IAS exam it needs very hard work.
    just collect the previous model papers and make a practice.For exam papers and other details about IAS please see below attachment file
    all the best
    Attached Files

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    KT1443 is offline Senior Member
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    Re: How to prepare for IAS Exams?

    The IAS examination is conducted by the UPSC, almost every year. This exam is conducted in three stages:- Preliminary exam, Main exam and the Interview.

    The Preliminary Exam Pattern consists of two papers :- Paper-I General Studies and Paper-II Civil Service Aptitude Test. There are objective type paper in the Preliminary exam. You will be eligible for the Main exam. if you qualify the Preliminary Exam.

    Paper-I is a General Studies. For this paper, the following topics should be concentrated :
    Economy, Geography, Political Science, Ecology and Bio-Diversity, General Science & History
    Paper-II is a Civil Services Aptitude Test. For This paper the following topics should be concentrated:
    Reasoning, Numerical Ability, Reading Comprehension & English Language.

    After qualifying the Preliminary Exam, you can be eligible for the Main Exam. and then interview.

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