Ask your questions to UPSC Experts : Open Forum for UPSCPORTAL Members..

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sir, can i know my status of civil service preliminary 2010 exam application. that is i have send that application before 4 days of last date. so can i know whether the application has been received by upsc or not... thanking you sir

Hi Sir, I am a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Hyd. I want to take Mechanical Engineering as second optional. Public Administration is my first optional.. Please let me know if Mechanical Engineering is advisable to be choosen as an optional. subject. I am also confused because I hear that expert guidance is necessary for the subject and is not available in hyd.. Please provide me a suggestion in this regard. Thanks, Sai

It is right to think that banks are all evil? Well, more perceptions are like that. How banks work is that a "bank" is a financial institution that invests strategically to make profits, and it can be advantageous to put your money in a traditional bank if you know the bank rules, and bank fees and so forth. Fees can send you running for payday loans in quick time – but if you have a lot in savings, the interest rate and savings rate can pay off very well. They also have more lending capital, for people wishing to borrow money.

Sir, What are the specific changes the upsc ll introduce from next year 1.will general studies be there for 150 marks for prelims? 2.will the optional paper in prelims be replaced by aptitude? 3.books to study for aptitude if they introduce? Thanku

how will be pattern of engineering services descriptive paper ?

Sir please tell me the detail of CSE 2011 new Pattern.......what changes?

Please do tell me how to choose the medium of instruction(Hindi/Eng) for UPSC exam. And also pls tell us if there is any extra impression can be made by selecting the language, or there is some extra preferances are given to any language.. yes i know its absurd to ask such question but some people (guide of IAS prep) has said me that Eng language gives some extra mileage. As i have taken PA one of my major subject, so plz help me out in which language i should opt for..PS: i m comfortable with both (Hindi/Eng).. thanx

My essay writing skill is not up to the mark. How do make it more professional? Also how do I increase my analytical and critical skills which are required for a good essay?

Hope all doing well!!! I Lokanath appearing this year prilims and I need suggetion for the best coaching institute for Commerce. Please advise me one of below or any other. 1. RAU'S 2.VAJI RAM RAVI 3.RS Agarwall

Respcted sir, I am from medical science background residing in kolkata.I am willing to appear for Civil services examination 2011.I would opt for sociology and history.can you please recommend some books on these subjects.Also should i join some coaching centre for preparation before going through the subject texts?In that case can you please suggest some coaching centres in Delhi for this preparation.