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Date: 29 Mar 2016   Posted By: neelam joshi     Group: Career Guidance    Category: Other Jobs   

I am a 4th year engineering student but I have never had any interest in the field of engineering. I opted for engineering as a career option under family's pressure.
I was always interested in subject like politics, history, general knowledge and constitution etc. Now I am in the last semester and I really want to pursue my childhood dreams. How should I start preparing for civil services exams?
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Author: Kailash Kumar    29 Mar 2016      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

In my opinion, to begin with serious research should be carried out on internet to know more and more about civil services examination. The website of the Union Public Service Commission provides full information about CS (Preliminary) as well as CS (Main) examinations. Useful information about the scheme, list of optional subjects, list of optional subjects (literature) and relevant statistical data etc. is made available on the said website besides overview of the examination.
Efforts should be made simultaneously for improving English language. Spellings and grammar should be taken care of appropriately.
Daily two or three reputed news papers should be read to keep updated about the current affairs besides subscribing to relevant reputed periodicals.
Joining a reputed coaching institution may also be considered for regular updates and interactions with like minded people besides learning the nuances of cracking such examinations.
It may be noted that only whole hearted devotion and exemplary hard work is likely to yield any positive result.


Author: Partha Kansabanik    03 Apr 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

My advice is as under:-

(a) Start preparation for General Studies (both Preliminary and Main). Rea newspapers, periodicals including some so-called 'boring' periodicals like 'Yojana'. Learn about various Government schemes. Keep Manorama Year Book and the book published by the Publication Division of Government of India.
(b) Decide which optionals would you take for Prelim. and for Main. Study the syllabi and question papers. Try to understand the pattern.
(c) Contact a reliable coaching institute. Enrol yourself.
(d) Start preparing for the interview by participating in mock interview, GD, etc.
(e) Please remember that Civil Services Examination is the toughest competitive examination. Very serious preparation for at least one year is essential to become successful in this examination.


Author: Ahmed Ali Khan Adnan    04 Apr 2016      Member Level: Bronze     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

The civil service Exam is the top most competitive exam in India, it is conducted by UPSC. The exam has three stages.
1. Preliminary (CSAT)
2.Mains
3. Personality test(interview)
The prelims exam which is named as Civil Service Aptitude Test is an screening test consists of two papers.
The paper 1 is based on general studies and paper 2 is based on Aptitude and reasoning.
Both the papers are objective type (multiple choice question)
Each paper carrys 200 marks .
The mains exam consist of 9 papers out of which two are only qualifying papers and the marks of these papers are not calculated for decaration of rank.
There are four papers of general studies in the mains exam .One paper is essay and two papers of Optional subjects.
The detailed syllabus can be availed from upsc's website
Some tips for preparation of exams are:
Keep a watch on the Important events going on in the world
for this use all the sources available to you don't struck to just news papers.
Buy or download study material for the exams.
spent atleast two hours daily seriously for the preperation of exam.
At least make a one year study plan to achieve your goal.
Refer previous years question papers so that you can get an idea of the exam patterns.
The previous year question papers are available on the UPSC's website.





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