MOTIVATION: Live like there is no midnight!

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) …………………….  Well the exams are nearing and the uncertainty factor is certainly at its best. No one ever know what the paper is going to be like. Perhaps that is one of the best things about UPSC exams, its unpredictability. There may be more math …

[UPSC PRELIMS-2014] Insights Secure Prelims-2014, July 11

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ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge, 22 July 2014

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge, 22 July 2014 1) Trace the growth of real per capita income in India in the pre liberalisation period, keeping in view the interplay of increasing population and increasing real national income ( 300 words)  2) What do you …

ETHICS and INTEGRITY – Answer Writing Challenge, 22 July 2014

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 22 July 2014 You are travelling in a government bus to attend a very important job interview. In one hour you should be present at the interview venue. The bus is very congested. Luckily you are seated. From your seat you observe that a …

Motivation; Dont stop when you are tired, stop when you are done!

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ………………………… With close to less than a month for the exams, I am sure that the tension must be mounting high and the pressures are at their extreme. It is natural to be frustrated a little, a little challenged and a little tired as well. …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events, July 22, 2014

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 22 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) Write a note on the applications of Nanotechnology in the agriculture field with special reference to India’s initiatives. Business Standard 2) What is ‘bilateral advance-pricing agreement (APA) ‘? Why and between who …

[UPSC PRELIMS-2014] Insights Secure Prelims-2014, July 10

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[UPSC PRELIMS 2014] Insights Secure Prelims-2014, 09 July 2014

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ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge, 21 July 2014

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge, 21 July 2014 1) What do you mean by Hindu rate of growth? Why has it been argued that poverty cannot be eradicated under Hindu rate of Growth? (200 words)  2) Examine Kalecki’s model of distribution. Do you consider …

MOTIVATION: If you feel like quitting!

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) …………………………..  Well the exams are coming close, time is very short and there is so much to finish! If you think that you are the one facing this problem – trust me, there are lots of others as well who are in the same scenario. …

ETHICS and INTEGRITY – Answer Writing Challenge, 21 July 2014

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 21 July 2014 Recently a peon was appointed in your office (DM office). He is illiterate and mentally not sound. Ever since his appointment he has been more of a ‘burden’ than any help in the office. He doesn’t know any work. Staff in …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events, 21 July 2014

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 21 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) In the light of recent events in some parts  of the world, critically analyse the role played by ‘non-state actors’ in deciding the outcome of conflicts between states and within states. Business …

Insights Weekend Discussions – 20 July 2014

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Welcome to the new Edition of Insights Weekend Discussions. You can access details of previous discussions here. The topic for today’s discussion is related to an issue which we have almost come to accept as a norm in India albeit depressing. The Topic: “Why Are We Witnessing Increasing …

Motivation: It’s always my fault isnt it?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ……………………………… This probably might be one of my favourite questions to answer. Few days ago someone told me that they were constantly being disturbed by their roommate who was asking them questions unnecessarily, esp when they were studying. Someone else told me that the football …

[ESSAY] Insights Weekly Essay Challenge, Week Sixteen

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 20 July 2014 Write an ESSAY on the following topics in not more than 1500 words 1) “The best of mankind is a farmer; the best food is fruit.” –  Ethiopia 2) Are Social Networking Sites Good For Society? Comment.

[UPSC PRELIMS 2014] Insights Secure Prelims – 2014, July 08, 2014

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Insights Weekend Discussions/Debates – Restarts Tomorrow

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Few aspirants requested me to restart our popular Weekend Debate/Discussion initiative again.Hence starting it again from tomorrow. I promise that this initiative will continue as long as  meaningful and enthusiastic participation is ensured from your side. It’s our policy to discourage aspirants from indulging in useless …

ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge, 19 July 2014

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge, 19 July 2014 1) How is GST different from VAT? What is the grand bargain suggested by the Thirteenth Finance Commission for implementation of GST? (300 words)  2) What are the fiscal and monetary implications of vertical IS and …

ETHICS and INTEGRITY: Answer Writing Challenge, 19 July 2014

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 19 July 2014 You are working as Junior Engineer in a Tehsil. You have been given responsibility to measure MGNREGA works undertaken by 3 Gram Panchayats. You have authority to give technical sanctions to all MGNREGA works. In one of these Panchayats you notice …

Motivation: Don’t let your mind bully your body!

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ………………………….. With just about a month to go, the exams are nearing, the syllabus remains the same and there is so much to complete. It looks overwhelming and very tough at this point of time. But don’t let that thought bully you! Remember the entire …