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Subject Selection For IAS Preparation

Date: 14 May 2011   Group: Education    Category: India Educational Consultants   


Sir/Mam
I am a student of B.A PartI Eng Hons. with Geography and Political Science as Subsidiary Papers. I want to know complete details of prepation and processes of becoming an IAS officer. I mean

1) Number of subjects compulsory?
2) What Subjects can i choose?
3) What is the pattern of examination?
4) If I can select Eng, Political Science or Geography then From where i can get the study material for English, Political Science and Geography? Or Books prefered for me for these subjects.

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Author: praveen kumar    07 Jul 2011      Member Level: Gold     Points : 4    Voting Score: 0

Hi Rocky Singh!
Your aspiration to become an IAS Officer and the related questions you have raised to accomplish this goal are really appreciable. To become an IAS officer you must take up UPSC examination which is going to be conducted every year.
From the current year, UPSC examination pattern has been changed for the preliminary round, civil service aptitude test(CSAT).There will be no optional subject paper in this round unlike the previous years. It will be consisting of two parts, 200 marks each. First part is to test the knowledge of current affairs (Burning topics and current trends of national, international importance), basic science (only upto class 10th level), and social studies (history, geography and civics, upto class 10th level). This paper consists of 100 questions each carrying 2 marks and are of multiple choice type.
Second paper is to test,vocabulary in English, comprehension, numerical ability, logical reasoning, verbal reasoning, quantitative ability, mathematical ability(upto class 10th difficulty level). There will be 80 questions carrying equal marks and are of multiple choice type.
Duration for each paper is two hours, and there will be negative marking for wrong answers, deducting 0.666 mark for wrongly answered only.
In the mains exam, two optional subjects have to be chosen , one each from the two list of available choices. This is will be of difficulty level upto respective bachelors' degree. You can choose English along with geography or political science. Geography will be of better choice according to my opinion. The questions will be of descriptive type. Seletion for the final interview will be based on the performance in this round.
Study material can be obtained from any training institutes offering training for these exams. For prelims(CSAT),you must read NCERT text books of 8th, 9th and 10th standard(General Science and Social Studies), Magazines like competition success review, competition vision, manorama year book are of high standard which I personally recommend.
In the personal interview, personality, attitude, analytical ability, decission making skills will be tested.
I Wish you Luck for your future.
Regards,
Praveen


Reference: www.upsc.gov.in
Author: shivani    07 Jul 2011      Member Level: Silver     Points : 2    Voting Score: 0

Hi,

UPSC Main Examination - Optional Subjects
General Studies
Essay
English Qualifying
Indian Languages
Mathematics
Agriculture
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
Botany
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Commerce
Economics
Electrical Engineering
Geography
Geology
Indian History
Law
Mathematics
Management
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Science
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Sociology
Statistics
Zoology
Anthropology
Arabic
Assamese
Bengali
Bodo
Chinese
Dogri
English
French
German
Gujarati
Hindi
Kannada
Kashmiri
Konkani
Maithili
Malayalam
Manipuri
Marathi
Nepali
Oriya
Pali
Persian
Punjabi
Russian
Sanskrit
Santali
Sindhi
Tamil
Telugu
Urdu

The Following Combinations are NOT allowed by the UPSC

Political Science & International relations and Pubilc Administration
Commerce & Accountancy and Management
Anthropopgy and Sociology
Mathematics and Statistice
Agriculture and Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
Management and Public Administration
Any two branches of engineering
Animal Husbandry & Veterimary Science and Mediacal Science
Combination if two Literatures ...

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