UPSC

  • Father-son duo to serve as IAS officers in MP 24-03-2014 02:47 PM

    In a first instance of its kind in Madhya Pradesh, a father-son duo will be serving together as IAS officers in the state. Iqbal Singh Bains who is an IAS officer of the 1985 batch is now on deputation to New Delhi while his son Amanveer Singh was alloted the...
  • UPSC declares results of Civil Services Mains 11-03-2014 10:59 PM

    The results of the Civil Services (Mains) examinations were declared on Tuesday by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The written exams were held in December of last year. The successful candidates will be called for a personality test for selection to Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS),...
  • Super 30 hero Anand Kumar seeks extra chance in IIT-JEE like UPSC 11-02-2014 09:27 PM

    Buoyed by UPSC's decision to provide additional two chances to aspirants across all categories, mathematician Anand Kumar of Super 30 fame on Tuesday urged for a similar opportunity in examination for qualifying in IITs. "This shall also be extended to Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)," he said in a statement. Kumar...
  • UPSC aspirants get two more attempts to crack civil service exams 11-02-2014 08:44 AM

    New Delhi: In a good news for lakhs of civil services aspirants, the government on Monday decided to give two additional attempts with consequential age relaxation to all categories of candidates of the prestigious exam conducted by Union Public Service Commission. "The central government has approved two additional attempts to...
  • Why is UPSC partial to English, asks Nitish Kumar 04-01-2014 05:15 PM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday questioned the importance given to English in examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), as opposed to Indian languages. The UPSC conducts examinations through which candidates are recruited to the civil services and defence forces. "I fail to understand why so...
  • No proposal to relax upper age limit for UPSC exam: Government 18-12-2013 04:07 PM

    (UPSC), the government said on Wednesday said that there is no proposal to relax the upper age limit and the number of attempts for a candidate appearing in the civil service examinations conducted by Union Public Service Commission(UPSC). Minister of State for Personnel V Narayanasamy said some representations or references...
  • JDU protests against changes in UPSC exam pattern 12-12-2013 12:40 PM

    New Delhi: Janata Dal United MPs held a protest against changes in the civic services examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The MPs claimed that the changes made in the civil services exam pattern discriminates against Hindi and other national languages. The MPs protested in front of...
  • Delhi: Civil services aspirants protest outside Parliament 09-12-2013 01:23 PM

    New Delhi: Civil services aspirants on Monday protested outside Parliament demanding increase in number of attempts for UPSC exams. Security has been tightened around Parliament in the wake of this protest. "We have met various leaders including Rahul Gandhi but our demand is not being heard," said a civil services...
  • Centre accepts MP govt's recommendation to dismiss suspended IAS couple 02-09-2013 01:52 PM

    Decks have been cleared for dismissal of tainted Madhya Pradesh IAS couple Arvind and Tinu Joshi, with the Centre accepting the state government's recommendation to remove them from service, official sources said on Monday. The Department for Personnel and Training had forwarded to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) its...
  • UPSC releases sample paper on 'ethics' for civil services 13-08-2013 04:50 PM

    "What do you understand by spirit of service and commitment?" Civil services aspirants will face questions like this that will test their attitude to issues like probity in public life and problem solving approach in the paper on 'ethics, integrity and aptitude', introduced in the Mains examination from this year....
  • UPSC declares Civil Services Prelims exam results 03-08-2013 10:22 PM

    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...
  • Govt may change rules of state exams for promotion in IAS, IPS 26-05-2013 09:33 AM

    New Delhi: If things go according to plan, a state public service officer may have to appear in a competitive exam and interview to get promoted to IAS and IPS. The Centre has written to all states seeking their views to make changes in existing rules to select officers from...
  • Confidence and patience is needed to crack the IAS exam: Komal Ganatra 21-05-2013 05:20 PM

    Thirty-two-year-old Komal Ganatra from Gujarat is the only woman from the state to have cracked the UPSC exam this year. Komal Ganatra joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on how to prepare for the exam. Q. Congratulations madam for your success. Is this your 1st attempt? Did you go for...
  • Komal Ganatra, the only Gujarat woman to crack the UPSC exam this year 21-05-2013 10:19 AM

    Savarkundla: Thirty-two-year-old Komal Ganatra from Gujarat is the only woman from the state to have cracked the UPSC exam this year. After four attempts, the hard work has finally paid off. With a 591 ranking on the national merit list, she is an inspiration. But what makes Komal's feat even...
  • The destiny of Kashmiris lies with India: Dr Ruveda Salam 20-05-2013 06:48 PM

    Twenty-six-year old doctor Ruveda Salam has become the first woman from the Kupwara district in Kashmir to crack the IAS examination. Her name is now added to the small list of youth Valley icons like IAS topper Shah Faesal and cricketer Parvez Rasool. Dr Ruveda Salam joined IBNLive readers for...
  • Meet Ruvaida, the first woman from Kupwara to crack the UPSC exam 20-05-2013 09:59 AM

    Srinagar: Twenty-six-year old doctor Ruvaida Salam has become the first woman from the Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir to have cracked the Civil Services examination. Her name is now added to the small list of youth valley icons like IAS topper Shah Faesal and cricketer Parvez Rasool. She has...
  • UPSC mulling to put civil services exam answer sheets online 16-05-2013 06:16 PM

    New Delhi: Conceding to the longstanding demand of civil service aspirants, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is mulling to put online the scanned copies of answer sheets of the candidates writing the prestigious examination. The Commission, which conducts the annual examination to select candidates for IAS, IPS and IFS...
  • Bihar: Bureaucrats provide free coaching to IAS aspirants in Naxal-affected areas 15-05-2013 11:02 PM

    Banka: Cracking the UPSC is a difficult proposition, especially for aspirants who live in Naxal-infested areas, with no access to proper coaching facilities. But all that has changed in Bihar's Banka district due to the efforts of District Magistrate Dipak Anand and his deputy Sub-Divisional Magistrate Mithilesh Mishra. Together, they...
  • Rural youth aspires more for IAS than the elite: Dr Raja Sekhar Vundru 15-05-2013 05:33 PM

    In spite of the liberalisation of the Indian economy which has opened up so many avenues of quality employment, an IAS berth still appeals to a large number of young Indians. For a select few like Manjunath, it becomes the be all and end all of their lives. Is there...
  • IAS aspirant who committed suicide hadn't cleared the exam: UPSC 13-05-2013 02:17 PM

    Bangalore: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has denied the charge that the student YV Manjunath had cleared the exam. Manjunath had allegedly committed suicide on May 10, with the police stating that he was upset over a 'goof-up' in the UPSC results published in Bangalore. The UPSC Chairman has...
  • IAS aspirant suicide: Victim had contacted UPSC officials 13-05-2013 10:22 AM

    Bangalore: An IAS aspirant committed suicide in Bangalore on Friday, upset over a "mix-up" in the Civil Services Examinations results list. 24-year-old VY Manjunath was found hanging in an under-construction building near his residence in Madikeri. His family claims Manjunath had even tried to rectify "goof-up" and contacted Union Public...
  • IAS candidate commits suicide after 'goof-up' in UPSC results 12-05-2013 07:32 PM

    Bangalore: A 24-year-old IAS aspirant allegedly committed suicide, with the police stating that he was upset over a 'goof-up' in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) results published in Bangalore. Manjunath VY, a resident of Shrirampura in the city, committed suicide by hanging himself in an under construction building on...
  • IPS probationer gets fifth rank in Civil Services exam 04-05-2013 08:22 AM

    New Delhi: Ruchika Katyal, an IPS probationer, has achieved fifth rank in the prestigious Civil Services Examination. Katyal, a 2011-batch Arunachal Pradesh Goa Mizoram Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre probationary of Indian Police Service, is undergoing training at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad. She has been sent as...
  • Woman tops civil services exam for third year in row 04-05-2013 08:01 AM

    New Delhi: For the third consecutive year, a woman has topped the prestigious Civil Services Examination 2012. Haritha V Kumar, a probationer of Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) 2011 batch, has made it to the top slot of the coveted exam, according to the results declared on Friday...
  • Kerala girl emerges topper in civil services exam 03-05-2013 10:52 PM

    New Delhi: Haritha V Kumar, who emerged topper in the All-India Civil Services Examination, initially did not believe it was true as she thought her friends had played a prank. "I did not believe that I got the first rank. My friends told me that I am the topper but...
  • Delhi student wins third rank in Civil Services Exam 03-05-2013 07:38 PM

    New Delhi: The third rank holder in this year's Civil Services Examination did her post-graduate diploma in marketing management from the national capital. Stuti Charan appeared for the exams in Delhi. This was her third attempt. She has completed BSc from Jodhpur University and PG Diploma in Personnel and Marketing...
  • Keralites outshine others in UPSC 2012 results 03-05-2013 06:13 PM

    New Delhi: Keralites have outshone others in the UPSC civil services examination 2012. Three of the top four belong to the state, including the top two. The top 50 has eight candidates from the state. Haritha V Kumar (Roll No. 075502) from Thiruvananthapuram took the top position. This is after...
  • FM tells ED to select cases for prosecution carefully 01-05-2013 04:32 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday said Enforcement Directorate should be extremely careful while choosing cases for prosecution under the money laundering law and focus its energies on important ones. "A word of caution is necessary. We must be extremely selective in deciding which cases to prosecute under...
  • Two men provide free coaching to IAS aspirants in Naxal-hit Banka 29-04-2013 09:58 AM

    Banka: Two bureaucrats are paving the way for a better, brighter life for others in Bihar's Naxal-hit Banka region. They are providing UPSC aspirants free education and coaching sessions. Cracking the UPSC is a difficult proposition, especially for aspirants who live in Naxal-infested areas, with no access to proper coaching...