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Title: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: UCHIHA on July 12, 2014, 02:09:18 pm
Road to probably the most prestigious job in India and one of the toughest exams in the world with a success rate of 0.1-0.3% among 5,00,000 applicants , Indian Civil Services examination is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) every year. The examination schedule is announced during January - February. Candidates are filtered in 3 stages through a process of elimination.

The competitive examination comprises of three successive stages :

1.Civil Services Preliminary Examination - Objective Type (Screening)
2.Civil Services Main Examination - Written Test
3.Interview / Personality Test

The Prelims are held in May-June and the results are announced in July-August. The Main examination is held in October-November and the candidates who qualify at this stage are invited to the interview in March-April next.

1.The Preliminary Examination will consist of two papers of objective type (MCQ) and carry a maximum of 400 marks. This examination is for screening only.

Candidates qualified in the Preliminary Examination in the year will be eligible for admission to the Main Examination of that year provided they are otherwise eligible for admission to the Main Examination.
The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit.

2.The Main Examination will consist of 9 papers in total comprising of conventional essay type questions.

Candidates who obtain minimum qualifying marks in the Main Examination as may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion, shall be called by them for an interview.

3.The Interview will carry 275 marks (with no minimum qualifying marks).
Marks thus obtained by the candidates (in the Main Examination as well as interview) would determine their final ranking.
Candidates will be posted to various services keeping in view their ranks in the examination and the preferences expressed by them for the various Services and Posts.
Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: UCHIHA on July 12, 2014, 02:14:51 pm
PRELIMS-OBJECTIVE TYPE (MARKS-200  TIME -2 hours) for each

PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION - PAPER I

Current Events of National and International importance.
History of India and Indian National Movement.
Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
Indian Polity and Governance - Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
Economic and Social Development - Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialisation.
General Science.


PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION - PAPER II - OBJECTIVE TYPE
Comprehension.
Interpersonal skills including Communication skills.
Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability.
Decision Making and Problem Solving.
General Mental Ability.
Basic Numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) - (Class X level).
Data Interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc.) - (Class X level).
English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).

NOTE
1.For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
2.If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happens to be correct and the penalty will be the same as mentioned above for that question.
3.If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.
Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: UCHIHA on July 12, 2014, 02:28:08 pm
MAINS (WRITTEN-1750 marks INTERVIEW-275 marks)

Paper 1 & 2 are qualifying papers

Paper 1 - (One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution). 300 Marks

LANGUAGE       SCRIPT
Assamese    Assamese
Bengali       Bengali
Gujarati       Gujarati
Hindi       Devanagari
Kannada       Kannada
Kashmiri       Persian
Konkani       Devanagari
Malayalam    Malayalam
Manipuri       Bengali
Marathi       Devanagari
Nepali       Devanagari
Oriya       Oriya
Punjabi       Gurumukhi
Sanskrit       Devanagari
Sindhi       Devanagari or Arabic
Tamil       Tamil
Telugu       Telugu
Urdu       Persian
Bodo       Devanagari
Dogri       Devanagari
Maithilli       Devanagari
Santhali       Devanagari or Olchiki


Paper 2- English 300 Marks

The pattern of questions asked :-
Comprehension of given passages.
Precis Writing.
Usage and Vocabulary.
Short Essay.
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Post by: UCHIHA on July 12, 2014, 02:30:59 pm
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Post by: UCHIHA on July 12, 2014, 02:47:42 pm
Papers to be counted for merit

Paper 3 - Essay(250 marks)

Paper 4,5,6,7-General Studies(250 marks each)

paper 4-Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society
paper 5-Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations.
paper 6-Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management
paper 7-Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude

Paper 8 & 9-Optional Subject

list of optional subjects-
Agriculture
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
Anthropology
Botany
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Commerce and Accountancy
Economics
Electrical Engineering
Geography
Geology
History
Law
Management
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Science
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science and International Relations
Psychology
Public Administration
Sociology
Statistics
Zoology
Literature of any one of the following languages:
Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and English.

Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: UCHIHA on July 12, 2014, 03:25:26 pm
INTERVIEW TEST(275 marks)
Interview of candidate is taken by a board with complete details of candidate's career.Board looks for the suitability of the traits for the services in the candidate by a natural and purposive conversation.Board takes into account intellectual abilities,social traits and knowledge of current affairs.Interview do not have a minimum qualifying marks but certainly have a fair impact in the final merit list.Questions can be related to anything,which makes it a vital part to test as how the candidate reacts to sudden problem presented.
Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: UCHIHA on July 12, 2014, 03:54:49 pm
ELIGIBILITY

1.Indian Citizen for IAS and IPS
For other services, a candidate must be either :—
a)a citizen of India, or
b)a subject of Nepal, or
c)a subject of Bhutan, or
d)a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
e)a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
 
2.AGE LIMIT-   21-30 years on 1st August of the year of examination ( this time upper limit is 32 years)
relaxation of upper age limit for-

a)upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste (SC) or a Scheduled Tribe (ST).
b)upto a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBC) who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.
c)upto a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st day of December, 1989.
d)upto a maximum of three years in the case of Defence Services personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof.
e)upto a maximum of five years in the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs / SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2011 and have been released
on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 1st August of the year of examination) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, or
on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service, or
on invalidment.
f)upto a maximum of five years in the case of ECOs / SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years Military Service as on 1st August of the year of examination and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on three months notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.
g)upto a maximum of 10 years in the case of blind, deaf-mute and orthopaedically handicapped persons. 

3.MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

The candidate must hold a degree of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University Under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification.

-Candidates who have appeared at an examination the passing of which would render them educationally qualified for the Commission's examination but have not been informed of the results as also the candidates who intend to appear at such a qualifying examination will also be eligible for admission to the Preliminary Examination.
-All candidates who are declared qualified by the Commission for taking the Civil Services (Main) Examination will be required to produce proof of passing the requisite examination with their application for the Main Examination failing which such candidates will not be admitted to the Main Examination. The applications for the Main Examination will be called sometime in the month of July / August.
-In exceptional cases, the Union Public Service Commission may treat a candidate who has not any of the foregoing qualifications as a qualified candidate provided that he / she has passed examination conducted by the other Institutions, the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission justifies his / her admission to the examination.
-Candidates possessing professional and technical qualifications which are recognised by Government as equivalent to professional and technical degree would also be eligible for admission to the examination.
-Candidates who have passed the final professional M.B.B.S. or any other Medical Examination but have not completed their internship by the time of submission of their applications for the Civil Services (Main) Examination, will be provisionally admitted to the Examination provided they submit along with their application a copy of certificate from the concerned authority of the University / Institution that they had passed the requisite final professional medical examination. In such cases, the candidates will be required to produce at the time of their interview original Degree or a certificate from the concerned competent authority of the University / Institution that they had completed all requirements (including completion of internship) for the award of the Degree.

4.NUMBER OF ATTEMPTS
a)Every candidate appearing at the examination who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted four attempts at the examination(this time it is 6).
b)This restriction on the number of attempts will not apply in the case of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes candidates who are otherwise eligible.
c)The number of attempts permissible to candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes, who are otherwise eligible shall be seven.(this time it is 9)
d)The relaxation will be available to the candidates who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.
e)A physically handicapped will get as many attempts as are available to other non-physically handicapped candidates of his or her community, subject to the condition that a physically handicapped candidate belonging to the General Category shall be eligible for seven attempts.(this time it is 9)
f)The relaxation will be available to the physically handicapped candidates who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.
Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: UCHIHA on July 12, 2014, 04:17:00 pm
LIST OF SERVICES-

(i)Indian Administrative Service.
(ii) Indian Foreign Service.
(iii) Indian Police Service.
(iv) Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’.
(v) Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
(vi) Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’.
(vii) Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
(viii) Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’.
(ix) Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager,
Administration).
(x) Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’.
(xi) Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
(xii) Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’.
(xiii) Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group 'A'.
(xiv) Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’.
(xv) Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’
(xvi) Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’.
(xvii) Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’.
(xviii) Indian Trade Service, Group 'A' (Gr. III).
(xix) Indian Corporate Law Service, Group "A".
(xx) Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade).
(xxi) Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra &
Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group 'B'.
(xxii) Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra &
Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group 'B'.
(xxiii) Pondicherry Civil Service, Group 'B
Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: UCHIHA on July 12, 2014, 11:35:38 pm
INDIAN ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

To become an IAS officer is dream for millions in India.The sheer prestige,respect and royal aura makes them one of the top most services in India ,in which a person can get all the oppurtunities he needs to serve the nation.They are the policy makers,policy executors and advisors to the ministers.They enjoy permanent administrative positions in Union Government,States and PSUs. IAS is the first preference of majority of the selected candidates in Civil Services and very few vacancies,which makes the competition cut-throat in one of the world's toughest exams.
Training of the candidates take place in Mussoorie,Uttarakhand-Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration(LBSNAA).
controlling authority is Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.
 

DESIGNATIONS OF IAS Officer-

1.Sub-Divisional Magistrate
2.Chief Development Officer in District or Joint Secretary in State or Under Secretary in Central government
3.District collector or the Municipal Commissioner or a Deputy Secretary in the central government   
4.District collector or Special Secretary in the state government or a Director in the central government   
5.Secretary in state government or position of Joint Secretary to Government of India or Divisional Commissioners
6.Principal Secretaries/Financial Commissioners in states, Additional Secretaries to the Government of India   
7.Chief Secretary of States, Union Secretaries in charge of various ministries of Government of India
8.Cabinet Secretary of India(top-most post of an IAS officer)

   
Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: UCHIHA on July 16, 2014, 03:23:11 pm
INTERVIEW QUESTIONS with out of the box replies

1.How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete
floor without cracking it?
A. Concrete floors are very hard to crack!

2. If it took eight men ten hours to build a
wall, how long would it take four men to build
it?
A. No time at all it is already
built.

3.If you had three apples and four oranges in
one hand and four apples and three oranges in
the other hand, what would you have?
A. Very large hands.

4. How can you lift an elephant with one
hand?
 A. It is not a problem, since you will
never find! an elephant with one hand.

5. How can a man go eight days without
sleep?
A. No Probs , He sleeps at night.

6. If you throw a red stone into the blue sea
what it will become?
 A. It will become Wet or
Sink as simple as that.

7. What can you never eat for breakfast ?
 A :Lunch and Dinner.

8.What happened when wheel was invented ?
A : It caused a revolution.

9 Bay of Bengal is in which state?
A : Liquid
Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: UCHIHA on July 16, 2014, 03:34:36 pm
Government has urged UPSC to postpone the preliminary round of Civil Services examination, which was to be held on 24 August 2014 ,until the syllabus and exam pattern are clear.
Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: UCHIHA on July 16, 2014, 09:52:57 pm
 in one interview, the candidate was
asked his last question,“which is the exact middle point of this
centre table?” The smart candidate just
pointed to a spot on that table and said “this
is the one you asked for”; when he was again
asked to explain his reply, he politely
reminded that the previous question was
supposed to be the last one of the interview
session.
Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: cool98765 on July 16, 2014, 11:42:56 pm
Good work.  :clap
Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: DPSC on July 17, 2014, 12:12:17 am
awesome work @sheldon  :clap
Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: UCHIHA on July 17, 2014, 07:33:10 am
thank you sir :)
Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: UCHIHA on July 17, 2014, 08:00:52 am
Salary

Pay scales of an IAS officer-

1. Junior Scale -

 newly recruited officer - Sub-Divisional Magistrate

Pay Band Rs 15,600 - Rs 39,100 Grade Pay Rs
5400

2.Senior time Scale -

Chief Development
Officer in District or
Joint Secretary in State
or Under Secretary in
Central government

Pay Band Rs 15600 - Rs
39100 Grade Pay Rs 6600

3. Junior Administrative Grade -

District collector or the
Municipal Commissioner
or a Deputy Secretary in
the central government

Pay Band Rs
15,600 - Rs 39,100 Grade Pay Rs 7,600

4. Selection Grade-

District collector
or
Special Secretary in the
state government or a
Director in the central
government

 Pay Band Rs 37,400 - 67,000
Grade Pay Rs 8,700

5. Super Time Scale -

 20 years to reach this stage-
Secretary in state
government or position
of Joint Secretary to Government of India  or
Divisional
Commissioners

Pay Band Rs 37,400 - Rs 67,000 Grade Pay Rs
10,000

6.Above Super Time Scale -

Principal secretaries/Financial
Commissioners in
states, Additional
Secretaries to the
Government of India

Pay Band Rs 37,400 - Rs 67,000 Grade Pay of
Rs 12,000

7. The Apex Pay Scale-

Chief Secretary of
States, Union
Secretaries in charge of
various ministries of
Government of India

Rs 80,000 (fixed) no
Grade Pay


8.Cabinet Secretary Grade-

Cabinet Secretary of India
 
Rs 90,000 (fixed)
no Grade Pay
 
Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: UCHIHA on July 17, 2014, 08:08:42 am
PERKS

apart from the power and prestige, IAS officers enjoys a lot of perks. Here is a list of few.

1. Excellent  accommodation at minimal rates
2. Household help and security guards
3. Official vehicles
4. Free electricity
5. Free phone call facility
6. High level of job security
7. Option for taking study leave abroad
8. Lifetime pension and other retirement benefits
9. All perks offered to PSU officers
Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: UCHIHA on July 17, 2014, 10:58:22 pm
it has never been asked in interview probably but will surely test you.

HARDEST LOGIC PUZZLE EVER

Three gods A, B, and C are called,
in no particular order, True, False,
and Random. True always speaks
truly, False always speaks falsely,
but whether Random speaks truly
or falsely is a completely random
matter. Your task is to determine
the identities of A, B, and C by
asking three yes-no questions ;
each question must be put to
exactly one god. The gods
understand English, but will
answer all questions in their own
language, in which the words for
yes and no are da and ja , in some
order. You do not know which
word means which.

all answers are welcome.

Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: UCHIHA on July 18, 2014, 10:35:12 pm
IAS PROBATIONERS INDUCTION TRAINING PROGRAMME


1. Foundational Training: This
training is imparted to probationers
of the All India Services / the IAS /
the IPS/ the IFS (Indian Forest
Service) and the various Central
Services (Group-A) of the Union.
The training aims at imparting a
basic understanding of the
constitutional, political, socio-
economic and legal framework of
the country.
(15 weeks)

2. IAS Professional Training, Phase-
I : The training aims to develop
and improve  the professional skills in
handling a large range of
responsibilities that an officer holds within the first ten yearsof service.
(26 weeks)

3. District Training: This is the most
significant part of the IAS
Probationer’s training. During
District Training, the officer
trainees learn about the various
facets of administration at the
district level. They are required to
do assignments for the Academy,
based on field studies in the
district. Here the probationer gets knowledge of the
functioning of administration at the district level.
(52 weeks)

4. IAS Professional Training, Phase-
II : The IAS Training of Phase-II is
designed to consolidate the
learning and assignment of the
district experiences gained over one
year in the field with the technical
constructs taught earlier.
(6 weeks)
Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: UCHIHA on July 18, 2014, 10:35:20 pm
IAS PROBATIONERS INDUCTION TRAINING PROGRAMME


1. Foundational Training: This
training is imparted to probationers
of the All India Services / the IAS /
the IPS/ the IFS (Indian Forest
Service) and the various Central
Services (Group-A) of the Union.
The training aims at imparting a
basic understanding of the
constitutional, political, socio-
economic and legal framework of
the country.
(15 weeks)

2. IAS Professional Training, Phase-
I : The training aims to develop
and improve  the professional skills in
handling a large range of
responsibilities that an officer holds within the first ten yearsof service.
(26 weeks)

3. District Training: This is the most
significant part of the IAS
Probationer’s training. During
District Training, the officer
trainees learn about the various
facets of administration at the
district level. They are required to
do assignments for the Academy,
based on field studies in the
district. Here the probationer gets knowledge of the
functioning of administration at the district level.
(52 weeks)

4. IAS Professional Training, Phase-
II : The IAS Training of Phase-II is
designed to consolidate the
learning and assignment of the
district experiences gained over one
year in the field with the technical
constructs taught earlier.
(6 weeks)
Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: UCHIHA on July 18, 2014, 11:22:59 pm
3 ways by which one can become an IAS officer-

1.direct through civil services examination
2.by promotion from state civil services
3.by promotion of state officials(not state civil services)

1st is the shortest and best way to reach the goal. others may require time and depends on other factors like vacancies of IAS .
Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: UCHIHA on July 18, 2014, 11:35:44 pm
CADRE ALLOCATION

There is one cadre in each Indian state, except for three joint cadres:
1)Assam–Meghalaya,
2) Manipur–Tripura, and
3)Arunachal Pradesh–Goa–Misogamy–Union
Territories

cadre allocation of officers who
come as direct recruits is made in two parts. The
insiders (that is, those who belong to a particular
State) are allotted on the basis of merit-cum-
option, while the outsiders are allotted States
according to alphabetical order, irrespective of
their position in the merit list and the choices
indicated by them. The procedure is opaque and can be manipulated by influential probationers.there are few cases of this.

 insider-outsider ratio (ratio of officers who
are posted in their home states) is maintained as
1:2. Earlier,  there was no choice for any state
cadre and the candidates, if not placed in the
their home states, they were allotted
to different states in alphabetic order of the
roster, beginning with the letters A,H,M,T for that
particular year.it ensures that officers are permanently placed in one state.

marriage is the only way to change the cadre. one can take up spouse' s cadre. it is called cadre based marriage.
Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: UCHIHA on July 22, 2014, 11:26:02 am
IAS FAQ

1. Can a candidate who has completed his
education from an open school/ University apply
for Commission’s Examination?
Ans. Yes, provided it is a recognized University
and he possess the educational qualifications
prescribed for the exam and is otherwise eligible.

2. Can a candidate choose an optional subject,
which he has not studied at graduate/PG level?
Ans. Yes,he can choose the subject.

3. Is it necessary for a candidate to take the
same optional subject in the Main Exam, which
he had taken in the prelims Examination?
Ans. No.

4. If a candidate has applied for the CS (P)
Examination but has not appeared at any paper
in the CS (P) Examination will it be counted as
an attempt?
Ans. No. An attempt is counted only if a
candidate has appeared in at least one paper in
CS (P) Examination

5. Is a candidate who has done his graduation
without passing class X and class X11 eligible
for Civil Service Examination?
Ans. Yes,eligibility is fulfilled.

6. If the overall marks of two or more
candidates are equal, how is relative merit
between such candidates decided?
Ans. 'Tie-breaking' principles listed below are
applied to decide inter se merit among candidates
having the same overall marks.
i. Candidate securing more marks in the
Compulsory Papers and the Personality Test put
together is to be ranked higher;
ii. In case where the marks mentioned at (i) above
are equal, the candidate senior in age is to be
ranked higher; and
iii. In case where the (i) and (ii) above are same,
then the candidate getting more marks in the
compulsory papers is to be ranked higher.
Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: UCHIHA on July 22, 2014, 11:41:35 am
The UPSC has notified 1291 post this year which
is the largest number of Posts in the last 25
years.
Vacancies includes 26 vacancies reserved for P.H.
Category, i.e. 12 vacancies for LDCP, 2 Vacancies
for B/LV and 12 Vacancies for H.I. The
final number of vacancies may undergo change
after getting firm number of vacancies from Cadre
Controlling Authorities.
Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: UCHIHA on July 22, 2014, 01:34:34 pm
IAS 2014 TOPPER GAURAV AGGARWAL INTERVIEW

Cp : XXX , you did this , did that, worked
here … why left that job for civil
services ?
Me : Mam ’ , it was due to a combination of
professional and personal reasons . The
professional reasons include the mature
of the civil services job . It gives a wide
scope for public service , it gives wide
decision making powers at our age , and it
is so challenging and dynamic . Personal
reasons included I wanted to come back
to India , parental aspirations and also
this job has a lot of respect in the society
Cp : didn ’t you like that job? There was
so much money as well .
Me : Mam ’ , money is not everything. I
realised that when one has to work for
30 -35 Years money cannot be the
motivation . One has to look at larger
things , so I switches because of factors
mentioned earlier.
Cp : What has been the role of media in
influencing people in the elections gone
by?
Me : Media played a very important role .
For example, the way it covered Mr.
Modi’ s Varanasi road show … the way it
was showing the massive crowd… all
swayed the people . What was happening
in UP was being seen right in our rooms
24 ×7 in Rajasthan, Maharashtra , all over
India . Moreover, there was massive
advertising
M1 : what are biosphere reserves ?
Me : they are regions of great ecological
significance so notified by the
government.
M1 : difference between biosphere
reserves , national parks , wildlife
sanctuaries ?
Me : Sir I am not very clear about it , but
from what I know , sanctuaries are
notified as such by the state government ,
and biosphere reserves by the central
government.
M1 : And the national parks ?
Me : Sorry sir , I don ’ t know .
M1 : You are from Bharatpur?
Me : Sir I was born there…
M1 : Bharatpur has a national park or
sanctuary?
Me : A national park… Keoladeo National
Park
M1 : have u been there ?
Me : Yes sir, Bharatpur is my nanihal … so
as a child I used to go there on morning
walk with my nanaji ( grandparent ) .
M1 : how should we protect
environment ?
Me : First we need to empower and
involve the local communities. Because
they are the ones who are closest to
forests , know best about it and are
dependent upon it. On the contrary, our
laws tend to centralize powers in the
hands of the forest department . Second ,
we need to change our accounting system
to one which includes the value of
ecological services . Right now it is only
GDP where these ecological services are
given zero weight . We need to give these
services a tangible value in project
appraisals .
M1 : In project appraisals , what are the
social costs ?
Me : Typical project appraisals only
capture the market prices or costs to
private parties . Social costs are the costs
to the society . There may be instances
where the cost to private party may be
different from the cost to the society . For
example, if a project is being setup which
will lead to migration , the cost of
migration for the private operator may be
taken as 0, but it will have real costs on
society in terms of destruction of family
structure, destruction of social capital…
M2 : u acted n edited a movie in the
college . What was it ?
Me : It was a small movie we made based
on then released Kaante. We were a
group of students studying in our college
who get caught by the dean while
cheating in an exam . The dean expels us .
So we decide to take a revenge on the
professors by looting the bank where they
used to keep their savings . We get
caught doing that also and end up as
sweeper, waiter etc .
Cp : How did you loot the bank?
Through computers ?
Me : No mam , we looted it physically like
in the movie kaante .
M2 : what was the message of the
movie ?
Me : It was a fun movie sir .
M2 : fun movie . . Still there would be
some message .
Me : Sir the message was that if one
resorts to shortcuts in life , bad things
happens to him ultimately.
M2 : You talked about media earlier
Social media . What is it and what are
its pros and cons ?
Me : Social media is via internet, sites like
facebook , twitter , Google, blogs where
users can share and interact . Its
advantage is that it can preserve freedom
of speech , specially in cases of autocratic
government. For instance, in Turkey , the
government tried to curb Twitter but it
failed . Now this advantage also leads to
its disadvantage. Because of the
anonymity it offers and difficulty in
suppressing its content… if we suppress
one handle , people can create a new one
and publish… it can lead to many
problems. We saw last year how it led to
exodus of people of North East from
Bangalore, Pakistan uses it to flare up
communal tensions in India …
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Post by: UCHIHA on July 22, 2014, 01:40:24 pm
M2 : u blog… What do u blog about ?
Me : I write about the things which I am
doing , my observations , inferences ,
learnings . For example, the last blog I
wrote was on the budget and economy of
India , what are the challenges , what
should be done . When I used to work in
XXX , I used to write about markets , how
to trade .
M2 : u want to write a book . What kind
of book ?
Me : Sir , I presently write about things I
see , my inferences and observations. So
the book would be about that only .. what
I see and learn in the field over next
10 -15 years.. the problems I see and what
policy measures we can adopt to solve
them .
M2 : u have a well built body n good
height … Don’t you play any sports ?
Me : ( I was thinking I played so many
sports , but to answer like that may expose
me to questions from any sport) Sir I used
to play football in college .
Cp : Yes he has mentioned that in the
form …
M2 : what position in football ?
Me : I was the goalkeeper .
M2 : don ’t you play cricket ?
Me : Yes sir, but only at the gully , street
level .
M2 : what is the role of the leg umpire ?
Me : Sir , first if there is any overhead
wide , then he calls it because he is in a
better position to see . Then in case of
runouts, he can see better. Finally , if the
main umpire has any doubts, he can
assist him .
M2 : should , ’t we replace umpire by
technology ?
Me : There would be practical problems in
that . The decision of the third umpire
comes after a lot of delay. So if we keep
referring each appeal to the third umpire ,
there would be too many breaks in the
game. Secondly , even the technology is
not so accurate and we have seen some
glaring errors being committed by it.
M3 : (Some long story of Bangalore local
government acquiring land for a foreign
company ) government acquiring land
for private companies. . Isn ’ t this abuse
of governmental power ?
Me : Sir , if we leave land entirely to
private players i . e. the private company
buys it directly from the owners, there
would be a market failure. Because say a
company wants 100 acres to build a
factory and buys 99 acres . The remaining
1 acre guy would get a veto power on the
project . He may say give me 10 times the
price of land otherwise you will not have
your project . So we need governmental
intervention in acquisition of land . But
the real issue here is that the original
owners must get full compensation and
rehabilitation . What we should do is to
give a part of the developed land back to
the original owners … the value of
developed land is generally much more
than that of undeveloped land … this way
even they can become stakeholders in
growth and there won ’ t be any protests
and development can happen.
M3 : difference between vision , Mission,
aims and objectives ?
Me : Sir vision is at the top… its the broad
overarching destination . For example, the
government can have the vision that the
governance reaches to that last
person .. the poorest man . Mission are the
strategies which one can adopt to reach
vision . The mission can be , use of
technology for better delivery of services ,
climate friendly ( : O I don ’ t know how
this came to my mind ) mission , poverty
elimination mission …
M3 : Aims and objectives ?
Me : ( thinking and trying ) Aim could be
we will reduce poverty by 2% per annum .
M3 : Isn ’ t that target ?
Me : Sorry sir , I am unable to tell about
aims and objectives .
M3 : difference between planned and
market economy?
Me : Market economy is one where private
sector plays a dominant role . The
decisions of price and quantity produced
are governed by market forces of supply
and demand . Planned economy is like the
one we have. There can be 2 types … one
we had before 1991 where state was
dominant , it used to fix the price and
quantity produced mainly via PSUs . Then
after 1991 , we have moved to indicative
planning .
M3 : what are SEZs and your view on it ?
Me : SEZs are special economic zones
where the private operators are given a
host of incentives to operate. It was a
good concept … We have seen how SEZs
have led to huge development in China.
But the SEZ policy has come in for
criticism that it has become a land grab
scheme. Private operators are acquiring
land in the name of SEZ but are not
setting up any industry there, merely
using it for real estate. Then the idea
behind SEZ was to provide good
infrastructure facilities also . But the size
of our SEZs is so small . China has 5- 6
large SEZs where it has provided all
facilities . What we really need is a proper
implementation of the policy. We need to
have a few large SEZs instead of hundreds
of small ones and then provide good
governance and infrastructure there.
M4 : your hobby is following
macroeconomy and forming trading
views . How ?
Me : Sir I used to do this earlier in my
job .
M4 : but that was ur job, not hobby..
Me : Yes sir, earlier it was my job . But
after quitting , I have pursued it as a
hobby.
M4 : Do you know about the trends in TV
sector ? Do you watch TV?
Me : No sir , not much ( watch ) . As for the
trends , I don ’ t know about the individual
Companies but for the sector overall …
M4 : ownership of media houses
(Ambani deal) by corporates and
politicians . There was a news even
today. Is such a thing dangerous for
economy, for democracy ?
Me : Yes sir, it is very dangerous for the
economy and democracy because freedom
of media may be compromised. Most of
these media houses are running into
losses which lead them prone to such
acquisitions .
M4 : The media can also blackmail the
government and corporates . .
Me : Yes sir, and as we saw in the coal
scam coverage last year , Zee news was
accused of demanding bribes from Jindal
for suppressing the adverse coverage .
M4 : can we prevent it ? How ?
Me : By separating the editor team from
owners .
M4 : but is separation of editing team
and management possible? How is it
possible when both are in the same
company ?
Me : It is possible . In my previous job ,
there was a part of the bank which
worked closely with companies and had
access to private information . We , on the
other hand, were on the public side and
had no such access. This separation was
made possible by our internal compliance
team , auditors and central bank. Similarly
in media , this
separation should be enforced by their
compliance , auditors and an external
regulatory.
M4 : what are the things the new
government should be doing in the
economy?
Me : Sir , firstly, the new government
should address the policy issues . For
example, retrospective taxation,
increasing FDI , cutting red tape , giving
more confidence to bureaucrats…
M4 : but they are against FDI in retail .
Me : Yes sir, FDI in retail is a bit of a grey
area . But in other sectors , they are saying
to allow FDI up to 49% via automatic
route except for 3- 4 sectors . Even in
defence they are allowing FDI up to 49,
74 and 100 % depending upon the kind of
technology which is brought in .
M4 : what other things?
Me : They should control the fiscal deficit .
Although the previous government
claimed reduction of headline number to
4. 6% , but the quality of this fiscal deficit
adjustment has been doubted by many
experts . They say the government has
merely pushed many subsidies to the
next year . So some of these subsidies
have to be removed.
M4 : which subsidy they should remove?
Me : The fuel subsidy …
M4 : won ’t increasing diesel prices lead
to higher inflation ? There are so many
critical Sectors like railways , trucks
which need it .
Me : Sir there are 2 things here . One , yes
higher diesel prices will push up
inflation , but at the same time, the
reduction of fiscal deficit due to lower
subsidy will have a reducing effect on
inflation and will offset at least a part of
it . Next , what we can do is that we can
compensate these critical sectors directly
via direct cash payments . This way we
can reduce the inflationary impact as well
as prevent wastage of subsidy . Clearly we
don ’ t want to subsidise the luxury cars
running on diesel.
M4 : is it possible politically to remove
subsidies on gas cylinders ?
Me : It is difficult, but given the strong
mandate the new government has, it is
possible .
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Post by: UCHIHA on July 22, 2014, 01:43:59 pm
the above two posts is the interview of IAS 2014 topper, a lot can be gained from this.
would be really beneficial for all ias aspirants.

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Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: Superayush on July 22, 2014, 01:46:36 pm
www.quora.com/Indian-Administrative-Service/Are-Civil-Services-a-good-option-for-an-IITian-NITian


Dedicated to all IAS aspirants please read carefully
Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: UCHIHA on July 22, 2014, 02:15:37 pm
www.quora.com/Indian-Administrative-Service/Are-Civil-Services-a-good-option-for-an-IITian-NITian


Dedicated to all IAS aspirants please read carefully
bro
what do you want to conclude?
civil services is not worth it?
Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: Superayush on July 22, 2014, 03:13:51 pm
bro
what do you want to conclude?
civil services is not worth it?


I guess either you did not ready the answer carefully or couldn't get the point he was trying to prove...
In short IAS is good provided you can tackle some of the most unholy situations and politicians tyranny.

Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: UCHIHA on July 22, 2014, 04:19:09 pm

I guess either you did not ready the answer carefully or couldn't get the point he was trying to prove...
In short IAS is good provided you can tackle some of the most unholy situations and politicians tyranny.
I read carefully but
I couldn't get what he was trying to prove.
about politicians, well they do not have a permanent tenure like IAS.
he was talking about a lavish lifestyle of other IITians but I don't think they get a bungalow like IAS at such minimal rate.perks cannot be compared. respect is always associated to the officers.service to nation, not everyone gets a chance. Location could be a problem but not for all.home: outsiders ratio is 1:2,so fair chance of being in your home state. job security is a big difference. corporate world fires employees at will.
every job has its challenges.IAS have even more because of their kind of work.
Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: UCHIHA on July 25, 2014, 12:25:51 pm
UPSC dispute raised in parliament. Students demand for immediate reforms after UPSC made admit cards available for 24 August. Government to take action after receiving report from 3 members committee. tough for aspirants as exam will be held in short time and still the situation is not clear.
Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: UCHIHA on August 02, 2014, 02:04:04 pm
INDIAN FOREIGN SERVICE

selected candidate sent to the
Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of
Administration (LBSNAA) in Mussorie for training
for a period of three months where he/she is
known as Foreign Service Probationer/ Officer
Trainee.
After completing the three months training, which
involves training in multiple disciplines including a
foreign language, horse riding and trekking in high
Himalayas, a Foreign Service Probationer moves
to the Foreign Service Institute located in New
Delhi for further training.
At the Foreign Service Institute, which is located
on Baba Gangnath Marg near Jawaharlal
University (JNU) campus, a Foreign Service
Probationer undergoes training for a year which
involves International Relations, Indian Foreign
Service Pay, Leave and Compensatory Allowances
(IFS-PLCA) Rules, Foreign Trade, functioning of
Indian missions in neighbouring South Asian
countries, attachments with the Army, Navy and
the Air Force, attachment with the district and the
state administration and attachment with the
corporate sector.
After the end of the training with the Foreign
Service Institute a Foreign Service Probationer is
attached with a Division of the Ministry of
External Affairs for a period of six months for on-
the-job training. After completing on-the -job
training a probationer is allocated a Compulsory
Foreign Language (CFL) such as Arabic, Chinese,
French, German, Russian, Spanish or others as
deemed fit and the one is posted in an Indian
mission as a Third Secretary (Language Trainee)
where the probationer learns the allocated foreign
language.
After successful completion of the foreign
language learning process, a proficiency test is
administered by the School of Foreign Languages
(SFL), Ministry of Defence, India. Only after
successfully passing the proficiency test in a
given foreign language, a Foreign Service
Probationer is confirmed in the Indian Foreign
Service. Usually it takes almost 3 years to
become an Indian Foreign Service officer from the
date of joining the Indian Foreign Service as a
Probationer at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National
Academy of Administration in Mussorie.
After being confirmed in the Indian Foreign
Service, an Indian Foreign Service Officer is
posted as a Second Secretary in one of the wings
(Political, Economic or Commerce, Consular,
Administrative or Cultural) at an Indian Embassy
or as Consul at an Indian Consulate for a period
of 3 years. During this period the officer learns
political, economic, commercial, cultural, consular
or administrative works from his senior
colleagues at the Embassy or the Consulate.
An IFS officer can take his/her parents abroad but
the Government provides for medical facilities of
only dependent parents- who have no body else
to look after them and have abysmally low

A Second Secretary in an Indian mission gets a
decent accommodation of 110 sq meters but has
to purchase his/her own car. He/She gets foreign allowance (which increases with promotion) and
medical facilities besides government provided
accommodation. Government provides for
education fees for the children(up to 2 children
only) above five years of age. Government also
provides Representational Grant (RG) to entertain
the guests.
An average day of a Second Secretary starts at 9
a.m in the morning with driving to the office,
reading e-mails/fax-messages, making phone
calls, writing notes, replying letters, briefing senior
officers, following up with the Ministry of External
Affairs Headquarters, attending meetings and
occasionally attending a reception hosted on the
occasion of national day or welcome/farewell of a
diplomat by another Embassy, driving back home,
spending 2-3 hours with the family and watching
news of the day before going to the bed.
After completing 3 years at an Indian Embassy or
Consulate, an IFS officer is transferred to another
Embassy or Consulate or to the MEA
headquarters in New Delhi. In New Delhi the
officer joins as Under Secretary and looks after a
particular desk in a Division of the Ministry for the
next 3 years. The average day of an Under
Secretary is same as an average day of a Second
Secretary mentioned above except he/she has to
look after several Indian Embassies and
Consulates, has to respond to their queries, follow
up with them and speak to several people during
an average working day. Generally he/she has to
work extra hours beyond the office hours (i.e. 9
a.m. to 5:30 p.m. five days a week) and over the
weekends to clear the extra workload.
After completion of 9 years in the service from the
date of joining the Indian Foreign Service
(including probation period), an IFS officer gets
automatically promoted to the rank of Deputy
Secretary. After spending approximately three
years in New Delhi, an IFS officer is posted
abroad for the next three years at one of the 163
Indian Missions/Posts abroad which are
categorized into A*, A, B, C and C* categories
depending on the hardship and standard of living.
For example London, New York, Canberra are the
places rated as A*, Paris, Rome etc. are
categorized as A, Moscow, Cairo etc. are
categorized as B, while places like Islamabad,
Kathmandu, Khartoum are categorized as C*.
An IFS officer has to choose three places of his
choice out of the number of vacant posts which
are circulated. If he/she is lucky then he/she can
get one of the three places of his/her choice.
Foreign postings are decided by the Foreign
Service Board which is headed by the Foreign
Secretary.
After completing his/her tenure in a given
Mission/Post, the officer is again posted for three
years to another Indian Mission/Post located in
another country. An officer is provided for by the
MEA for the transport of his/her baggage, car and
other belongings from one country to another by
air, land or sea.
The promotion chain in the Indian Foreign Service
is as following -
While abroad at an Indian Mission/Post-
Third Secretary(Language Trainee); Second
Secretary: First Secretary; Counsellor;
Minister; Ambassador
While in India at MEA Headquarters-
Attache; Under Secretary; Deputy Secretary;
Director; Joint Secretary; Additional Secretary;
Secretary
On average it takes 9 years of service to get to
the rank of Deputy Secretary, 13 years of service
to become a Director and 16 years of service to
get to the rank of Joint Secretary. Promotions up
to the Director/Counsellor rank are automatic and
time bound while promotion to the next level i.e.
Joint Secretary is based on the Confidential
Annual Performance Appraisal Reports (CAPAR) of
the last ten years. Generally a Joint Secretary
becomes an Ambassador abroad (in recent times
Director rank officers have also been given
Ambassadorial assignments) and the Head of a
Division at the MEA Headquarters in New Delhi.
CAPARs are written by the reporting officer and
reviewed by a higher ranking officer than the
reporting officer. An officer has a right to appeal
to the Ministry if he/she does not agree with the
report given by the reporting or reviewing officer.
A Foreign Service officer can serve as a Regional
Passport Officer(RPO) or can go on deputations
to the Ministry of Defence, Prime Minister's Office,
Ministry of Commerce, Department of Space or
the United Nations, World Bank etc.
Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: UCHIHA on August 18, 2014, 05:42:15 pm
Candidates who have been allocated IAS, IFS
and IPS among others and are also appearing
for this year’s civil services preliminary
examination cannot attend Foundation Course,
the government has said.
Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: UCHIHA on August 19, 2014, 11:27:04 pm
English marks will not be added to make up the final merit list this time in CSAT.
Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: UCHIHA on August 20, 2014, 12:07:33 am
CIVIL SERVICES EXAM 2013

total number of 1122 candidates have been recommended for appointment as per following break-up

GENERAL 
517
( incl. 11 PH-1, 5 PH-2 & 3 PH-3 )

OBC
326 ( incl. 4 PH-1, 2 PH-2 & 5 PH-3 )

SC
187

ST
92

Total
 1122 ( incl. 15 PH-1, 7 PH-2 & 8 PH-3 )
Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: UCHIHA on August 20, 2014, 12:10:36 am
SERVICES GEN OBC SC ST Total
 I.A.S.            90 49 27 14 180
I.F.S.             17 09 04 02 32
 I.P.S.            75 43 24 08 150
Central Services Group ‘A’ 369 188 103 50 710
Group ‘B’ Services 71 37 30 18 156
Total.           622 326 188 92 1228
Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: UCHIHA on August 21, 2014, 10:45:24 pm
INTERVIEW

Question: What were the basic mantras of
your success?
Venkat: Consistency, hard work, self-belief
and faith in the Almighty.
Question: When did you start the preparation
for the IAS Examination? When should one
ideally begin thinking about preparing for this
exam?
Venkat: I started preparing one and a half
year prior to the prelims. I think one should
start at least one year prior to the prelims
examination.
• Question: How did you start preparation for
the IAS examination?
Venkat: I started the preparation from NCERT
books which are very important to build the
basic foundations.
• Question: What were your optionals? What
was the basis of selecting these optionals?
Venkat: My optionals were the History and the
Geography. History is very scoring subject
now a days. It is very analytical and
interesting as well. I have done P.G. in
Geography. These two subjects constitute a
major part of G.S. and this was another
important reason for selecting them.
• Question: Tell us something about
preparation of essay paper.
Venkat: Reading extensively, especially
editorials, analysing the issues, co-relating the
issues and forming opinions about the issues
are very important. The reading of Yojana and
Kurukshetra are also helpful.
• Question: How much time did you devote for
this exam?
Venkat: The preparation is integrated and a
continuous process. It is difficult to set any
specific time limit. I worked on the
preparation slowly ever since my graduation
days.
• Question: Which is the most difficult part of
this examination and why? What was your
strategy to tackle this difficult part?
Venkat: I think to begin and prepare for
Prelims is a bit tough for students, as
candidates are new to the process of
examination, and new to the pressure, from
their-on one gets into the skin of exam.
• Question: Did you integrate your Prelims and
Mains or was it separate?
Venkat: Integrated approach is required till
the interview.
• Question: Did you prepare notes? How
helpful are the notes? What is your advice on
notes-making?
Venkat: Preparing notes for self-revision are
very important as they help you to revise
quickly at the last time. I think preparing
notes according to self-requirement and
comfort are important rather than going by
what people say.
• Question: What should be the best strategy
to tackle negative marking in Prelims
examination?
Venkat: Attempt optimum numbers of
questions, minimize the guess and doubtful
one’s. 55% positive is enough to crack any
national level negative marking based
examination.
• Question: How did you prepare for
interview?
Venkat: Interview preparation cannot start
and does not start after the Mains result, it
has to be integrated with the Prelims and
Mains preparation, one should realise that it is
not a mere interview but a personality test.
• Question: What is your advice to the freshers
who are going to appear in this exam?
Venkat: Think a thousand times before taking
a decision to appear for exam, but after
starting the preparation, do not re-think even
once. Make the aim and work towards it
consistently. You are the captain of your ship;
you are Master of your soul.
• Question: What is your advice to the
candidates who have failed in this exam?
Venkat: It is a part of exam, don’t be
disheartened, remember, failure teaches more
to a person, take it as a part and take a wow
to rise like a phoenix.

SOURCE
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Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: UCHIHA on July 06, 2015, 11:07:43 pm
UPSC results declared, 4 women  in top 5.
1,364 posts are to be filled through the civil services examination
 9.45 lakh candidates had applied but approximately 4.5 lakh appeared.
16,933 were declared qualified for the main examination.in which 3,308 candidates qualified for the personality test
Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: drdrb on July 06, 2015, 11:19:05 pm
Wow 4 Womens in top 4  :-) Nice nice  ;-)
Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: UCHIHA on July 17, 2015, 10:09:38 am
IAS topper, Ira Singhal

She has a habit of not forgetting anything taught in a class, and would study only ten hours before her examinations till completing her graduation in Engineering from Delhi. She is also an expert in cooking and astrology. Here are the highlights of Ira Singhal's interview, the woman who topped the Union Public Services Commission civil services exam this year.
 
I never considered my deformity to be a challenge for me. It all depends on how big you consider it to be a problem.
I donated all my savings to the Uttarkashi earthquake relief fund. I was in class III and about eight years old in 1991.
I wanted to become a doctor, but my father did not let me take up Biology to study medicine due to physical constraints.
I qualified in 2010, 2011 and 2013 for the civil services exams, I should have been given a service but the current government criteria didn't allow me to get a service except in Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Foreign Service (IFS).
I felt that with my background as an MBA, I should go for IFS.
I can speak Spanish and I have taught it also for some time, a bit of French and I am learning Italian, Portuguese and German.
I gave up last year when I got through Indian Revenue Service (IRS), as I was getting this service for the past three times. But then a friend of mine really insisted that I should not give up and try for IAS.
Preparation for civil services examination is all about smart study, more observation and analysis that actually gathering stuff and reading from 5,000 sources.
People who look at clearing civil services as a matter of life and death need to move beyond it. It will be tough for them to clear it if they think like that. There is life beyond these examinations.
My favourite author is Victoria Holt. These days I'm trying to read Agatha Christie. It is tougher to read course books, but I love reading other books.
Students who think that they are not good at Mathematics, it is mostly because of your teacher. It is the only subject where only teachers matter.
I realized that when I secured 99.6% in Mathematics in my CAT examination. It is the only subject where what you get what you expect.
We are normally not paying attention to our studies. Our attention span is not more than three minutes. When we sit for more time, we are actually fooling ourselves into believing that we are studying.
My single aim to help society and I'm not after power, money or success. I don't lie to myself.
IRS has little option of being in touch with people. You need a lot of work to be able to pick up minute details. It's quite a James Bond type of work.
We cannot handle everything be being aggressive. We need to be tactful and understand both points of view.
I'm not scared that I will keep fighting if I am wrong, and I will not stop if I'm correct. I can live with multiple transfers.
We should explore everything. I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't do anything that will harm you or society and I don't lie. I do it because of my conviction, and not for anyone else's approval.
I have roamed around the streets late night in Delhi many times at 4am with my friends. It is a wrong perception that Delhi is unsafe.

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Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: Rakshas on July 17, 2015, 10:44:41 am
IAS topper, Ira Singhal

She has a habit of not forgetting anything taught in a class, and would study only ten hours before her examinations till completing her graduation in Engineering from Delhi. She is also an expert in cooking and astrology. Here are the highlights of Ira Singhal's interview, the woman who topped the Union Public Services Commission civil services exam this year.
 
I never considered my deformity to be a challenge for me. It all depends on how big you consider it to be a problem.
I donated all my savings to the Uttarkashi earthquake relief fund. I was in class III and about eight years old in 1991.
I wanted to become a doctor, but my father did not let me take up Biology to study medicine due to physical constraints.
I qualified in 2010, 2011 and 2013 for the civil services exams, I should have been given a service but the current government criteria didn't allow me to get a service except in Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Foreign Service (IFS).
I felt that with my background as an MBA, I should go for IFS.
I can speak Spanish and I have taught it also for some time, a bit of French and I am learning Italian, Portuguese and German.
I gave up last year when I got through Indian Revenue Service (IRS), as I was getting this service for the past three times. But then a friend of mine really insisted that I should not give up and try for IAS.
Preparation for civil services examination is all about smart study, more observation and analysis that actually gathering stuff and reading from 5,000 sources.
People who look at clearing civil services as a matter of life and death need to move beyond it. It will be tough for them to clear it if they think like that. There is life beyond these examinations.
My favourite author is Victoria Holt. These days I'm trying to read Agatha Christie. It is tougher to read course books, but I love reading other books.
Students who think that they are not good at Mathematics, it is mostly because of your teacher. It is the only subject where only teachers matter.
I realized that when I secured 99.6% in Mathematics in my CAT examination. It is the only subject where what you get what you expect.
We are normally not paying attention to our studies. Our attention span is not more than three minutes. When we sit for more time, we are actually fooling ourselves into believing that we are studying.
My single aim to help society and I'm not after power, money or success. I don't lie to myself.
IRS has little option of being in touch with people. You need a lot of work to be able to pick up minute details. It's quite a James Bond type of work.
We cannot handle everything be being aggressive. We need to be tactful and understand both points of view.
I'm not scared that I will keep fighting if I am wrong, and I will not stop if I'm correct. I can live with multiple transfers.
We should explore everything. I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't do anything that will harm you or society and I don't lie. I do it because of my conviction, and not for anyone else's approval.
I have roamed around the streets late night in Delhi many times at 4am with my friends. It is a wrong perception that Delhi is unsafe.

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She's from my school.  :-h
I feel so proud.
Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: drdrb on July 17, 2015, 12:04:16 pm
She's from my school.  :-h
I feel so proud.
Nice which school? What she did in undergraduate courses? :|
Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: Captain America on July 17, 2015, 01:37:06 pm
Nice which school? What she did in undergraduate courses? :|
computer science from NSIT.
Same is for 3rd topper. She is also from NSIT.

Ps- 8 students from NSIT cse/it bagged 1.25 crore package in google that too in head office - mount view this year.
Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: drdrb on July 17, 2015, 01:56:21 pm
computer science from NSIT.
Same is for 3rd topper. She is also from NSIT.

Ps- 8 students from NSIT cse/it bagged 1.25 crore package in google that too in head office - mount view this year.
Damn NSIT progressing a lot  :|  That google offers, why google loves nsit so much  :X  even old iit's don't have such stats for google  ):(
Title: Re: INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES
Post by: Rakshas on July 17, 2015, 02:00:56 pm
Nice which school? What she did in undergraduate courses? :|

APS Dhaula Kuan.
She did B.E. CSE from NSIT and then MBA from FMS, DU.