UPSC Civil Services Examination 2015 Official Notification Out – CSAT is Qualifying (Its Marks Not Counted)

Today UPSC has published official notification for civil services(Preliminary) examination  to be conducted on August 23, 2015. Now it is official that only marks scored in General Studies paper – 1 will be considered in Preliminary exam to determine one’s eligibility to write Mains exam. Whereas General Studies paper – 2 (CSAT) is made qualifying – which …

UPDATE: Government Clarification Regarding CSAT (Paper – 2) of UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2015

Following news appeared today on http://pib.nic.in with regard to government’s stand on the nature of CSAT (Paper – 2) of UPSC Civil Services exam 2015. We are posting (pasting) it verbatim for your information. Civil Services Examination The Government has approved the following in respect of Civil Services Examination: An Expert Committee would be constituted …

Official Clarification By the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) Regarding CSAT Paper Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2014

Candidates taking Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2014, being conducted by the Union Public Service Commission on 24 August, 2014 may note the following:- The Paper II of the CSE (Preliminary) is of 200 marks and 2 hours duration. It contains a section on English Language Comprehension Skills (Class X Level). It contains some questions based …

Insights Secure PRELIMS-2014: Important Questions from Previous Years

Sometimes 10 to 12 questions from past years are repeated by the UPSC in recent exams. They are either modified or repeated as it is. This happens mostly in questions belonging to static portion of the syllabus such as ancient history, basic science and polity. So, from today, we will post 20 previous year questions every …

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

Time limit: 0 Quiz-summary 0 of 5 questions completed Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 Information Welcome to Insights Secure Prelims – 2014 initiative. The following questions are based on current events that appear in PIB (Public Information Bureau) and from some important newspapers. To view Solutions, follow these instructions: Click on – ‘Start Quiz’ …

Insights Secure Prelims – 2014: MCQs On Current Events

ARCHIVES 21 May 2014 Today’s Questions 1. With reference to National Waqf Development Corporation Limited (NAWADCO), consider the following statements It is a public sector undertaking by the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises It is being established for the development of Waqf properties for the community welfare particularly for Muslims in India. It is being established …

UPDATE – UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2014 Notification Won’t Be Announced Tomorrow (17th May, 2014)

UPSC may not (or it won’t) announce notification tomorrow for Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2014. Earlier, in its time table for 2014 examinations, May 17th was mentioned as the date of Notification. Now they have removed this date indicating that the notification may be delayed. This is just to inform you so that you don’t …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 06 April 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1. Explain the commercial and military possibilities of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS). Business Standard 2.  Explain the different types of deficits that an economy faces. Which deficit is a better indicator of the health of government finances? And why? Business Standard 3. What …

Clarification by DoPT on Number of Attempts and Age Relaxation

DoPT has released clarification regarding number of attempts and age relaxation which they notified recently. These apply for everyone whether they are freshers or not. A General category (unreserved) candidate now has 6 attempts and can write until he is 32. If one has exhausted all 4 attempts and he/she is 30, they will get …

InsightsOnIndia Civil Services Preliminary Mock Exams – 2014 (Test Series)

LATEST UPDATE! Sample Questions Solutions to Sample Questions The Payment Mode: Fees: Rs 3300/- Payment can be done by Four modes: Debit Cards Credit Cards Internet Banking To Pay For The Mock Exam Series, Click the Button below.   Instructions: The above gateway is safe and secure Once you pay, you will get an Online Receipt. …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 11, December 2013 1. What are the highlights of strategic partnership agreement between India and Afghanistan? Do you think it is prudent for India to have a deep military ties with Afghanistan? Comment. (200 Words) The Hindu 2. Do you think the Women’s Reservation Bill which is pending in the Parliament would benefit poor and rural …

Civil Services Examination – A Perspective

Civil Services Examination – A perspective Aditya Jha The ever-changing pattern of Civil Services Examination has put the aspirants in a fix. The recent changes introduced in Mains 2013 examination question-paper prove the futility of following any one particular strategy to tackle the exams.  As revealed by conversations, many have called this year’s paper “Easy …

A Detailed Strategy For UPSC Civil Services Preparation – Akand Sitra

  My Personal Strategy and How Insights was Instrumental in my Preparation Honestly, in my opinion, I shouldn’t be writing this article at this stage. Who am I to tell you how to study? I haven’t cleared Mains yet, and have no authority to tell others how to strategize. But, I do believe in an …

Comprehension Challenge Day – 11

PASSAGE 5 Minutes Traditionally, the first firm to commercialize a new technology has benefited from the unique opportunity to shape product definitions, forcing followers to adapt to a standard or invest in an unproven alternative. Today, however, the largest payoffs may go to companies that lead in developing integrated approaches for successful mass production and …

Comprehension Challenge Day – 8

PASSAGE – 5 Mins In 1955 Maurice Duverger published The Political Role of Women, the first behavioralist, multinational comparison of women’s electoral participation ever to use election data and survey data together. His study analyzed women’s patterns of voting, political candidacy, and political activism in four European countries during the first half of the twentieth …