PRELIMS EXAM

  • 4.5 lakh aspirants appear in UPSC preliminary examination, 1.27 lakh more from last year August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Over 4.5 lakh aspirants on Sunday appeared in civil services preliminary examination which passed off incidentfree at various centres across the country after bring mired in controversy following protests over change in pattern. 4,51,602 candidates took the examination, about 1.27 lakh more than the last year, at 2,137...
  • UPSC prelim exams today, police on toes in national capital August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Civil services aspirants will appear for their preliminary examinations on Sunday as scheduled after the Supreme Court had refused to postpone the examination. As valiant demonstrations were witnessed in the past one month across the country specially north India over alleged language bias in the examination, police in national...
  • UPSC aspirants prepare to boycott prelim exams scheduled on Sunday August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The hardest hit in the UPSC language row has been aspirants preparing for the exam. While many are lagging behind in preparations, some have even decided to boycott the exam and stage a walkout from the examination hall. After a rigorous round of protestations, lathi charge and detainment,...
  • UPSC aspirants seek SC stay on Prelim exam scheduled on Sunday August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: UPSC aspirants on Saturday moved the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the Prelim exams scheduled on Sunday. The SC is expected to hear the matter at 11 AM today. "What is the rush in conducting this exam? The changes in the exams were made in a huff. It...
  • UPSC declares Civil Services Prelims exam results August 3, 2013

    New Delhi: About 16,000 candidates have successfully qualified this year's Civil Services (Preliminary) examination, results of which have been declared by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The UPSC has advised the qualifiers not to file any RTI applications seeking details of their marks and answer keys until the entire...
  • UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam: Recommended books July 16, 2012

    Paper I: General Studies 1. History (Indian History and Indian National Movement) Essential: a. NCERT books IX, X, XI, XII b. Modern India by Bipin Chandra Additional: History of Modern India by A.C Banerjee 2. Geography (Indian and World Geography) Essential: a. NCERT books IX, X, XI, XII b. General Principals of World Geography by Charles Farro c. School Atlas Additional:...
  • UPSC 2012 Prelims Solved Paper: CSAT Paper II July 16, 2012

    UPSC 2012 Civil Service Prelims Solved Paper: CSAT PAPER II: CSAT with Answers Directions for the following 6 (six) items: Read the following two passages and answer the items that follow each passage. Your answers to these items should be based on the passages only. Passage I The poor especially in market economics need the...
  • UPSC 2012 Prelims Solved Paper: General Studies July 13, 2012

    PAPER I : General Studies 1) In India other than ensuring that public funds are used efficiently and for intended purpose what is the importance of the office of the CAG? 1. CAG exercises exchequer control on behalf of the parliament when the president of India declares national emergency / financial emergency 2....
  • UPSC exams: Indian Information Service (IIS) July 10, 2012

    The Indian Information Services (IIS) was formed in the year 1987. IIS is one of the Group A Central Civil Service of India. The cadre controlling authority is the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Cadre size: 489 posts (direct recruitment: 50%, promotion: 50%). Functions of the Officers Dissemination of information on government policies,...
  • UPSC exams: Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS) July 10, 2012

    The Defense Accounts Department has a history which is more than two hundred years old. IDAS is one of the Group A Central Civil Service of India. The cadre controlling authority is the Ministry of Defense. The selected candidates' training grounds are at Bangalore, Kolkata, Lucknow, Meerut and Pune. Cadre size:...
  • UPSC Civil Services exam: List of Services July 4, 2012

    The Services recruited through Civil Services Examination: All India Services Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Indian Police Service (IPS) Central Civil Services Group A Indian Foreign Service (IFS) Indian Revenue Service (IRS) Income Tax Indian Revenue Service (IRS) Customes & Central Excise Indian Audits & Accounts Service (IA&AS) Indian Post & Telecommunication Accounts and Finance Service (IP&TAFS) Indian...