[UPSC MAINS – 2014] Insights Secure-2014: Questions on Current Events, 20 July 2014

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 20 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 Words 1) Do you agree with the analysis that Israel is facing existential threat and it is using disproportionate force to thwart this threat? Critically comment. Business Standard 2) Why has RBI come out …

[UPSC PRELIMS – 2014] Insights Secure Prelims-2014, 07 July 2014

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UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2013:Marks of All Successful Candidates (Official)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) UPSA has announced the Mains written and Interview marks of all the successful candidates of 2013 civil services exam. It has also mentioned in a separate column the category each candidate belongs to. Download – 1 Download – 2   (Alternative Link)

ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge, 18 July 2014

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge, 18 July 2014 1) During the British rule, commercialization of agriculture was forced on the farmers, while now it is the need of the hour. Discuss (150 words)  2) “Pareto criterion does not give us sufficient basis of ordering …

Beware of Distractions – They Not Only Kill Your Time, They Will Ruin Your Chances

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) As soon as you come out of the examination hall after giving your Prelims exam, log into internet, you can see people already discussing about expected cut-off and their own expected marks. They will be frantically searching for answer keys to evaluate their marks and to see …

ETHICS and INTEGRITY – Answer Writing Challenge 18 July 2014

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 18 July 2014   As a DM of a home district of serving Chief Minister, you find out that a huge land scam has taken place in which close relatives of the Chief Minister are involved. The scam which you have unearthed has caused lots …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure-2014: Questions on Current Events, 18 July 2014

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 18 July 2014 Answer ALL the following questions in about 200 words 1) Critically comment on the APMC Act and examine why its reform is necessary for the Indian economy. Business Standard 2) Critically analyse the important features of Indo-US nuclear deal. Business Standard 3) …

Motivation: It’s better to walk alone than follow a wrong crowd!

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ………………………………  I bet you are at a stage now where you have come a long way, made variations to your plans, worked them in various ways. With an exam so competitive, I am sure that each of your plans would be very different indeed and …

[UPSC PRELIMS-2014] Insights Secure Prelims, July 06, 2014

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ECONOMICS: Daily Answer Writing Challenge, 17 July 2014

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ECONOMICS: Daily Answer Writing Challenge, 17 July 2014 1) Discuss in detail the views of VKRV Rao on deficit financing? (150 words)  2) How would a supply shock such as an exogenous increase in the price of oil, affect the aggregate price level and the …

ETHICS and INTEGRITY: Answer Writing Challenge, 17 July 2014

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 17 July 2014 You have passed UPSC Civil Services exam with a very good rank (Rank 10) and you have given first preference to IAS and your home state. You will get home cadre as you are the topper from the state and there is vacancy …

Motivation : Mary Kom

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ……………………………..  It was very exciting to see the posters of the upcoming movie Mary Kom. It makes me feel quite happy that cinema is moving towards a respectable trend. That aside, talking of Mary Kom today, here are a few gems of motivation from her …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure – 2014: Questions on Current Events, 17 July 2014

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 17 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) Critically evaluate the idea of BRICS Bank and its significance to India. Business Standard 2) Explain the factors that determine the growth of exports in India. Business Standard 3) Critically comment on …

[UPSC PRELIMS-2014] Insights Secure Prelims-2014, 05 July 2014

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ETHICS and INTEGRITY – Answer Writing Challenge, 16 July 2014

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 16 July 2014 1) You are a Block Development Officer. You have been invited by a Panchayat Secretary to attend the Gram Sabha meeting. The meeting has been called to allot houses to the poor with an aim to make this Panchayat free of …

ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge, 16 July 2014

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge, 16 July 2014 1) Macroeconomics is usually approached via the outcomes of economic interaction in the following four markets -commodities, money, bond and labour markets. The classical economist focused on which three of the four markets? In which market …

Motivation: 5 motivational stories of Shakira

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) …………….. Who isn’t familiar with the voice of Shakira, the famous Hips don’t lie and of course the 8th most watched video on youtube – waka waka of the 2010 world cup or the current appearance on the world cup stage of FIFA? Of course …

[UPSC MAINS 2014} Insights Secure -2014: Questions on Current Events, 16 July 2014

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 16 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1)Critically comment on India’s policy on agricultural subsidies. Examine why is this an issue with some of WTO members. Business Standard 2) Why does India want to become member of APEC group? Analyse …

[UPSC Prelims 2014] Insights Secure Prelims 2014, 04 July 2014

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[UPSC PRELIMS-2014] Insights Secure Prelims-2014, 03 July 2014

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