[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure-2014: Questions on Current Events, 15 July 2014

ARCHIVES 15 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) How did apartheid start in South Africa and how was it ended. Critically comment. The Hindu 2) Do you agree with the view that Israel is using extreme violence against Palestine in self-defence? Critically comment. The Hindu The Hindu 3) Examine why a civil …

[UPSC PRELIMS-2014] Insights Secure Prelims, 02 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’ …

Banking System in India – Non Performing Assets

Non-performing Assets (NPAs)   INTRODUCTION In the last article on “Understanding the banking system“, we had discussed the Basel norms. We learnt what Basel norms are and why they hold such importance for the Indian banking system. Then we understood the challenges the banks will have to face in implementing them. Further, we suggested a …

Directives Explained: Examine, Critically Examine, Analyse and Critically Analyse

……………………………………………………………………. [toc] Introduction We see lots of Directive words being given in UPSC Civil Services Mains General Studies and Optional question papers every year. For example, in last year’s (2013) General Studies Paper – 2, out of 25 questions, 23 questions had clear Directives ranging from ‘Discuss’ to ‘Elucidate’ ( Other Directives given – ‘Comment’,  ‘ …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events, 03 July 2014

ARCHIVES 03 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1.Critically evaluate the intention behind and  success of setting up of more Special Economic Zones in India. Business Standard 2.Examine the Developed Countries’ policy towards use of Genetically Modified Organisms vis a vis WTO norms. Business Standard Reference 3.Write a note on the objectives of the …

[UPSC PRELIMS 2014] Insights Secure Prelims-2014: Questions On Current Events June 25, 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’ …

[UPSC Prelims-2014] Insights Secure Prelims-2014: Questions on Current Events, June 21, 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 14 May 2014 Today’s Questions 1. With reference to the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), consider the following statements It is established as an Attached Office of the Planning Commission It is a statutory authority Its mission is to issue a unique identification number (UIDAI) to 1 Billion Indians by 2015 Which of the statements given above …

Insights Secure Prelims – 2014: MCQs On Current Events

ARCHIVES 8 May 2014 Today’s Questions 1. With reference to  Perpetual Non-Cumulative Preference Shares (PNCPS), consider the following statements These are  type of preferred stock that has no maturity date Recently union cabinet agreed to convert these shares held by India in various public sector banks into equities Converting them to equity ensures adequate Tier-I capital in public …

Insights Secure Prelims – 2014: MCQs On Current Events

ARCHIVES 1 May 2014 Today’s Questions 1. With reference to the Central Water Commission, consider the following statements It undertakes construction work of any river valley development scheme on behalf of the Government of India or State Government concerned It advises the Government of India with regard to all matters relating to the Inter-State water …

Download All Question Papers – UPSC Civil Services Mains 2013

This is a copy -paste from UPSC Website. Click the links to download official question papers of the civil services Mains exam 2013. Civil Services (Main) Exam, 2013   Essay General Studies Paper I Paper II Paper III Paper IV English Language (Compulsory) Indian Languages (Compulsory) Assamese Bengali Bodo Gujarati Hindi Kannada Maithili Malayalam Marathi …