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(Article) What are the important topics to read from a newspaper in two hours?


What are the important topics to read from a newspaper in two hours?


As we have already discussed the importance of reading the newspapers for the preparation of UPSC. Importance of newspapers is also increasing now a days as most of the paper is made out of correct news. In this article we would discuss how to finish in newspaper in less time and get the best out of it for the purpose of UPSC. While discussing how to finish the newspaper in short time preferably it should finish in 2 hours including the notes, first thing to decide is which newspaper to follow. The Hindu has been the lifeline of UPSC aspirants for a long time. It still is the most used and probably most relevant newspaper for the UPSC preparation. However Indian express is also a very good newspaper especially if your optional is Public administration and it is also very useful for the polity section for mains.

As we have been saying religiously in all our articles to please go through the syllabus. We begin the strategy to finish the newspaper in short time with same thing. Lot many things can be striked immediately which are not important for UPSC only by knowing the syllabus. Similarly especial attention will be given to things which are mentioned in the syllabus.

Mainly five pages in the newspaper should be focused by any candidate preparing for UPSC. These are:

  • Front page
  • National News page
  • Economy news page
  • International news page and
  • The Editorials

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(Article) Crack IAS Preliminary in your first attempt

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(Article) Crack IAS Preliminary in your first attempt


Dear Aspirants,

There are lot of rumour about civil services preparations, what should be done what should not be done. What can be done and what can not be done etc. One among them is the perception that UPSC exam can't be cracked in first attempt. However the fact proves that there are lots of aspirants who crack this exam in very first attempt. In this article we would try to give you the strategy by which you can clear this exam in very first attempt.

First we would like you to go through the entire syllabus and the examination process before starting the preparation. We would also suggest you to go through previous years questions for understanding the level of questions being asked.

Also please take a look at for learning the process and how to study.

As you can see that syllabus of this exam is very huge and level of questions is also good, so preparation needs to be thorough. It needs time to cover big syllabus in detail. So preparation should be started around an year before the prelims of next year e.g. if you are planning to give 2017exam july 2016 would be the ideal time to start the preparation. This would provide you with enough time to finish both prelims and mains syllabus.

Next big challenge is the choice of the optionals. Your choice of optional can decide your success in the UPSC exam. Lot of thoughts should be given to the decision of optionals. First make a list of few probable optionals, then look at their syllabus and previous year question papers and finally decide the optional which you think is best for you. Please try to avoid the impulse of taking an optional because everyone else is taking it.

Next challenge is about what to study and from where to study. A list of books have been mentioned in the portal, please go through them. However, Initial focus should be on building the concepts, for that purpose NCERT Books are the best source. Only and Only when you have finished NCERT, go to higher level books. UPSC takes special care to check about the concepts of the candidates. Having said that you also need to remember many things from government sources but that comes only after your basics are clear.

We keep on saying in all our articles that please go through single source again and again and dont switch the source.

Many people make the mistake of trying to read many books and they end up remembering vey things. Its an exam where reproduction of what you have read is the only thing which is important, if you have not seen the same thing multiple times it becomes very difficult to reproduce.

(Article) DECIDING THE OPTIONAL SUBJECT with MYTHS AND FAQs by Divey Sethi (IFS)

DECIDING THE OPTIONAL SUBJECT

It is imminent that UPSC is trying to reduce the weightage of optional subject in CSE. In 2013, two papers of the optional subject were replaced by that of General studies. Before that, the two optional were of such importance that one could get through civil services by scoring 300 plus marks in both the optional paper even if GS scores were below average.

However, it is worth noting that even in the present scenario the optional papers determine selection and influence the rank to a large extent. We must acknowledge the fact that it is difficult to create a significant lead in GS. After a rigorous study of one year the serious competitors have more or less the same quantum of knowledge in GS. Some may have economics as a stronghold, others may fare better in history and geography. Therefore, at the end of the exam we realize that the range of marks of GS out of 1000 is not much. Here, the marks of optional subject become the rank booster. The target score in the optional subject should be 250, that is 50%. Anything above that is your bonus!

With the kind of importance the optional subject carries, it is imperative that one should do a lot of brainstorming before choosing any optional subject. If you revert back on your decision, that is, you change the optional subject at any time, the time of study increases by around 5 to 6 months at least. I have seen people changing their optional paper in the third attempt after two unsuccessful attempts and then managing to get into the list. But why to be baffled and tormented by wrong decision of the optional and waste even a single attempt? It is better to brainstorm for two months to decide which optional will go with the aspirant rather than take a quick decision and waste an attempt or two before reversing the earlier decision. For this, a broad understanding is required of the guidelines to decide the best optional subject. The final decision must rest with the aspirant, but that decision must be an informed one incorporating the following facts and factors;

1. Optional subjects must be looked upon as static or dynamic subjects:

Static subjects are those which have a well-defined syllabus that remains unchanging at the graduate level. For example, history and philosophy in art subjects, physics, chemistry and mathematics in science subjects and all engineering subjects, accountancy for commerce students, zoology and botany for medical students; these all can be categorized as static subjects. The content of these subjects remains same in any year. The variations can be made in the questions and that too in words, figures and inferences. The essence remains the same.

On the other hand, dynamic subjects are evolving subjects in both essence and content, such as, public administration, sociology, management, law. The questions from these subjects will take into account recent developments, trends, phenomenon and case studies. You have to be constantly updating your knowledge regarding these subjects. Then there may be some intermediate subject such as geography and psychology which involves both static as well as dynamic concepts in almost equal proportions.

But the question is which one to go for? Dear aspirant, you must be fully sovereign to decide for yourself. So that you can hold yourself accountable and no one else for the result of your examination. Do not be swayed by your peer circle. It does not mean that you should not hear others’ opinion. You must have a full ear for the experiences of others regarding an optional subject. Talk to those teachers and faculties who deal with general studies and extract their valuable views regarding the optional subjects. Nevertheless, don’t go to subject experts asking for which optional to choose. Why would a physics teacher advice you to go for public administration and vice-versa?

Some may find static subject more favorable as continuous deliberations on the subject is not required – once you do history you only have to revise it and not incorporate new knowledge or inferences with changing times. However, there is another school of thought which finds dynamic subjects interesting and possesses a keen eye to relate with the current issues and unfolding events to their optional subject, such as the one we find in public administration.

Original 'The Gist' of The Hindu, Yojana, PIB Etc (NOV 2019)

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The written examination will consist of the following papers:

Paper‐I 

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  • English Comprehension & English Précis (Xth Standard) 100 Marks

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  • General Studies - I 250Marks
    (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)

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The Hindu Newspaper: How and What to study in it


The Hindu Newspaper: How and What to study in it


Now that you have taken one of the toughest decision of your life which is to prepare for “Civil Services Examination” conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). This examination is more of a process than an examination and one must be ready for all sorts of obstacles while going through this fanciful yet mystic journey. As we all know, some ingredients are essential for any successful journey and further as the saying goes there is one secret ingredient for every successful journey. Unfortunately, Civil Services journey is full of such ingredients however some basic minimum is followed by most of the aspirants which is “THE HINDU NEWSPAPER”.

Why read The Hindu; Not any other newspaper for government Examinations?

The answer is very simple, because it has a long history of journalism therefore they maintain the balance of objectivity and subjectivity while reporting any issue (social, political, cultural etc.). Secondly, UPSC has been asking questions in prelims, mains, interviews which can be traced back to this newspaper. Thirdly, editorials are not very long and less biased in the newer The Hindu edition. Lastly, most of the bureaucrats in our country read this paper therefore its important common source for all.

The 2nd most basic question arises among freshers is how/what to read in the newspaper?

Get a hold of 2 weeks of “The Hindu” Newspaper then put don’t put all of them at the table because you won’t read it that way, actually pressure never works except for some people. Take a copy of syllabus and if possible memories it first in broad terms. For first 2 days just read and reread the syllabus the syllabus and finally write it in your notebook in short forms like 40-50 words for example: ( Art & Culture, History: Ancient, Medieval, Modern, World, Geography: India, World and so on..) Now that you know the syllabus, you have the tool to operate on the newspaper.

Steps to read The Hindu: DO’s

  • Take a look the Front Page, Mark the news items/Articles, which are directly or Indirectly related to CSE syllabus.
  • Go to the last page; here mostly Prelims related stuff can be found such as some scientific, biological, historical factual information. Mark such news items.
  • Leave the sports section and jump to the Business Page, mark the news items by taking help of syllabus, always remember CSE syllabus is the only tool to judge any news item as important or not from UPSC perspective.
  • Now, keep marking like this till you reach regional section.
  • From page number 5 to page number 2 you might be getting 2-3 important incidents daily which are important for mains and you may write them and for humanities people this information is very relevant to score good in optionals.
  • Opinion must be read from the perspective and the context and not consider them as the only truth or for that matter completely true. This applies in case of subjective articles/opinions.

(Download) Bihar PSC (BPSC): Preliminary (65th) GS Exam Paper - 2019


(Download) Bihar PSC (BPSC): Preliminary (65th) GS Exam Paper - 2019


  • State: Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC)

  • Subject: General Studies

  • Year : 2019

1. वर्ष 2017 में मांस और मांस से निर्मित वस्तुओं के निर्यात में भारत की हिस्सेदारी थी?

(A) 5%
(B) 6%
(C) 2%
(D) 3%
(E) उपर्युक्त में से कोई नहीं/उपर्युक्त में से एक से अधिक
Answer : A

2. वह प्रथा, जिसके तहत किसान स्वयं भूमि का  मालिक होता है और सरकार को भू-राजस्व के भुगतान के लिए जिम्मेदार माना जाता है, है
(A) जमींदारी प्रथा
(B) रैयतवाड़ी प्रथा
(C) महालवाड़ी प्रथा
(D) दहसाला प्रथा
(E) उपर्युक्त में से कोई नहीं/उपर्युक्त में से एक से अधिक
Answer : B

3. वित्तीय वर्ष 2018-19 में कुल विदेशी  मुद्रा प्रारक्षित भंडार में है
(A) ₹ 34,55,882 करोड़
(B) ₹ 30,55,882 करोड़
(C) ₹ 32,55,882 करोड़
(D)₹ 28,55,882 करोड़
(E) उपर्युक्त में से कोई नहीं/उपर्युक्त में से एक से अधिक
Answer : E

4. निम्नलिखित में से कौन-सा प्रत्यक्ष  वित्त का स्रोत नहीं है?
(A) नाबार्ड
(B) क्षेत्रीय ग्रामीण बैंक
(C) भारतीय स्टेट बैंक
(D) इलाहाबाद बैंक
(E) उपर्युक्त में से कोई नहीं/उपर्युक्त में से एक से अधिक
Answer : A

5. EPCG का पूर्ण रूप क्या है ?

(A) एक्सपोर्ट प्रोमोशन कॉन्स्यूमर गुड्स
(B) एक्सचेन्ज प्रोग्राम फॉर कॉन्स्यूमर गुड्स
(C) एक्सपोर्ट प्रोमोशन कैपिटल गुड्स
(D) एक्सपर्ट प्रोग्नाम फॉर क्रेडिट जेनरेशन
(E) उपर्युक्त में से कोई नहीं/उपर्युक्त में से एक से अधिक
Answer : C

6. प्रधानमंत्री श्रम योगी  मान-धन योजना में प्रत्येक ग्राहक को 60 वर्ष की आयु प्राप्त करने के बाद न्यूनतम अनुमानित पेंशन प्रति माह प्राप्त होगी।
(A) ₹ 3,500
(B) ₹ 2,000
(C) ₹ 3,000
(D) ₹ 1,500
(E) उपर्युक्त में से कोई नहीं/उपर्युक्त में से एक से अधिक
Answer : C

7. भारत में न्यूनतम समर्थ न मूल्य का निर्धारण कॉन करता है?
(A) कृषि लागत एवं मूल्य आयोग
(B) कृषि मंत्रालय
(C) वित्त आयोग
(D) नाबार्ड
(E) उपर्युक्त में से कोई नहीं/उपर्युक्त में से एक से अधिक
Answer : A

8. हिन्दू वृद्धि दर कि ससे सम्बन्धित है?
(A) मुद्रा
(B) जी० डी० पी०
(C) जनसंख्या
(D) जी० एन० पी०
(E) उपर्युक्त में से कोई नहीं/उपर्युक्त में से एक से अधिक
Answer : B

9. बिहार में ‘कृषि कुं भ मेला, 2019’ कहाँ आयोजित हुआ?
(A) चंपारण
(B) मोतिहारी
(C) राजगीर
(D) गया
(E) उपर्युक्त में से कोई नहीं/उपर्युक्त में से एक से अधिक
Answer : B

10. नीति आयोग के स्वास्थ्य सूचकांक, 2019 के अनुसार बिहार राज्य का स्कोर है
(A) 30.12
(B) 30.13
(C) 32.11
(D) 32.12
(E) उपर्युक्त में से कोई नहीं/उपर्युक्त में से एक से अधिक
Answer : C

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(TIPS) UPSC Releases Common mistakes committed by the candidates in Descriptive Papers Answer Booklet (QCAB)

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(TIPS) UPSC Releases Common mistakes committed by the candidates in Descriptive Papers Answer Booklet (QCAB)



General mistakes in Conventional (Descriptive) Papers

(Note: Below mentioned mistakes are for illustration purpose only and candidates are advised to read the “Important Instructions” specified on QCAB (Question-cum-Answer Booklet) Page 2, notified rules of examination and instructions as given in Admission Certificate/Admit card etc. carefully).  

1) Irrelevant matters written in QCAB (Question-cum-Answer Booklet)

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2) Candidates should not write anything anywhere in QCAB which disclose/may disclose their identity 

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3) Answering in mixed language medium

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4) Answering partly in ink and partly in pencil

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5) Direct / Indirect appeal to Examiner

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  • Gist of Kurukshetra Magazine
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Importance of NCERT BOOKS for UPSC Exams (Why, What, How)


Importance of NCERT BOOKS for UPSC Exams (Why, What, How)


This very article may the first one you might be reading for the journey that you have chosen to become a civil servant. NCERT books can be considered as the first step out of many to conquer this challenging examination. These books are so well articulated and unbiased that you may take its information as a complete truth and make factual notes out of it especially for the history and geography. Now you might be asking the same question and facing the same dilemma which every beginner has to tackle which is about why to study NCERTs when there are so many books/coaching note/online materials/topper notes already circulating in the offline and the online world? And why not skip these books for the last and just give a passing reference once you get to the finishing line of the syllabus?

Part 1: Why NCERT books are important?

Explanation: Being the most basic books and written in very simple language, lucid and neutral perspective makes NCERTs as the base for the entire preparation. One will get most of their basic covered for the geography and history from these books. Secondly, mains answer writing language should be similar to the writing style of these books which make them as the fundamental element while preparing for the Mains examination.

Now let us analyse from Prelims and Mains perspective:

  • Every year at least 35-40 prelims questions are directly asked from the NCERTs.
  • If you read one book for the prelims it also comes handy in the mains. For Example, Geography NCERTs of class 11 and 12 and History NCERT of class 10 and 11 are the most comprehensive books which must be read by every aspirant.

  • It helps in planned study otherwise, you may be lost in the vast ocean of data and coaching materials.
  • If you are planning to choose humanities optional and you are from the non-humanities background, then study of these books will help in choosing the right optional and further, it may help in your optional paper too.

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