Tips to crack Civil Services
The Civil Services Main Examination 2011 is round the corner.
It commences on October 29 and continues up to November 26, covering subjects
like General Studies, Essay, English and Indian Language. Candidates have to
choose two optionals from 55 different subjects.
This year about 880 vacancies have been announced across 24
Owing to the change in the pattern of the preliminary
examinations, aspirants were in for a surprise, while some of them were also
confused. Although applicants prepared extensively, the UPSC set the paper in a
surprising way, in both the General Studies papers. Particularly, it was
observed that the coverage given to various areas in the syllabus followed an
A lot of students must be wondering whether the Main
Examinations will also follow suit.
Already there has been a perceptible change in the pattern of
the questions appearing in the Mains -- whether it be General Studies, Essay or
Optional Subjects -- based on an approach which favours study based on current
trends and analysis. No matter, what the pattern is, or the subjects you choose,
the questions will essentially test the candidate's social ethos and response.
Let us have a closerunderstanding of the approach that is
required to excel in the Main Examination. Weshall start with the General
papers, namely, General Studies (GS) and Essay. Scoring well in both these
sections will determine your entry into the top civil services.