Prelims

  • 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...
  • UPSC Syllabus: Prelims (General Studies, CSAT) July 3, 2012

    The Government of India announced a new pattern of examination in 2011 to sort out candidates for the Indian Civil Services main examination. The new pattern, to be called the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT), consists of two papers. Both the papers will be of objective type and will focus...