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With the new CSAT pattern, is it cumulative cut-off(GS+CSAT) or individual cut off for prelims?
can you suggest books for economics I and II mains?
sir, i want to know that i should go for correspondence course or classroom coaching for GS mains 2012... do consider that i m a working person and i can only join weekend batches.. plz provide the name of the coaching too... thanks
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@Abhi: as for as Gs concern you have already studied it in prelim... but it need some extra color for mains.. you don't need to study much, as many conventional areas already disappeared from the mains.. what you need is more written practice which help you in time management.. but if you feel class needed may go for some selective subject like international relation, science and tech, current affairs.. but do join test batch.. and study your own for other things..
@Abhi please ask your friends, better institute for test batch..
@janaki: follow the link for new patternhttp://targetiasips.blogspot.com/search/label/CSATas there is no information from UPSC about cut offwe can do only guess work.. but it is safe to ensure minimum score in any one.. but cut off may differ each year
@venkatesan: will suggest you soon
Dear Hari,Can you help me out with indian sociological thinkers?? a gist of Dumont, betaille, A.R Desai etcRegards,Vinayak
@vinayak... sorry i don't have those things now but i could mail you village studies.. post your mail ID..
i'll be completing my graduation(b.tech, mech engg) in may-june 2012. but since my prep are not good enough, i guess it won't be fruitful appearing for upsc in 2012. so i plan to appear for the 1st time in 2013. consequently I've around 1.5 years from now on. is that sufficient?and what should be my strategy, keeping CSAT in mind or Mains?.....or both?my subjects by the way are- history n pub ad
@abienav first all the best for your preparation.. now you have planned to appear in 2013 so deciding the year is not a problem.. and you have 1.5 years to prepare it is more than enough to crack.. what you need is proper planning to crack in first attempt.. as for as we get information from UPSC there will be a change again in the exam pattern.. thats is they are going to take away the optional from the mains.. but whether it is in 2012 or 2013 is not sure... so you wait till notification come for 2012 then will decide about optional.. before that do start to prepare for CSAT.. along with CSAT second paper that is aptitude and all focus much on first paper particularly current affairs and events happening around you, it will help you in mains and interview too.. as most of the questions are problem solving in nature.. go through the previous years questions and plan accordingly.. all the best once again..
is history scoring well in recent past in cse
@bhaskar: yes as one side people going toward public administration, geography and sociology, number people taking history reduced.. but it is still popular and scoring well..
sir, i plan to appear in 2013,how can start my pre for prelim and for main my optional history and tamil lit,is is possible to prepare in tamil medium ,bcz i studied in rural place only,where can i can get books for main,i need to get gguidence vrom u guys ,i sent message for maxium institute in chennai ,only few were reply,i was so scare to write,fortunately i got like a target ias and ias in tamil medium blogspot,it reallly helping lot plz guide me sir ,give me your email id thanks lot u guys are doing excelllent job ,thanks again
@Shiva: better mail me email@example.com.. i will give you my number then call me..
very useful blog, thanks for sharing all the valuable stuff here sir
very useful blog thanks for sharing valuable materials..nw plz considr my request will u please upload Telugu optional previous papers...also
do u have old ncert books 2002 edition in scanning dormat?
I'm currently doing B.tech 3rd year in EEE.The course will be over by june 2013..Can I apply in the notification that comes by 2012 december? or should I wait till 2013 December to apply for the first time?
@rajesh... i don't have it.. but you can get photo copy of the books from success book shop, chennai.. Success Book House No:2137 I Block, 7th Street,12th Main Road,Anna nagar, Chennai-40 Hello: +91 9884912274, 12275. 044 42612215 Mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
@dhanesh.. no need to wait.. you can apply 2012 itself... and can write prelim in 2013
@srykanth siri follow the linkhttp://upsc.gov.in/questionpaper/2009/cs(m)2009/TELUGU_I.pdfhttp://upsc.gov.in/questionpaper/2009/cs(m)2009/TELUGU_II.pdf
Hi Sir,I am going to appear for the exam in 2012. for GS(history) prelim I m studying from NCERT books. Is that be sufficient or I should refer some more books??
NCERT modern India is enough... but be clear with all important events.. don't memorize more facts..
Namastey Shree HarikumarSir,I am Hardik Shah from Surendranagar(Gujarat).I have completed M.Sc.IT.Now i want to start preparing for IAS-Officer UPSC_Exam.I would humble request to you Please guide me regarding this Exam Preparing...The Syllabus of IAS is like the Ocean..I have to cross that..But i need right Direction,place,time,destiny.. !!1) NCERT Book from Which Standard I read (History, Geography, Polity, Economy, Science-Tech, Enviornment & Biodiversity ..etc)2) Which Newspaper i read3) Which Monthly Magazine i read( Civil service Chronical/Times)4) India Year Book,Economy Survey of india,5) Frontline/Yojana/kurukhetra/India Today which i read among this### How to prepare for Essay..Writing Skills### Which optional should i choose below :- Guj.Litterature,PubAd, History,Geography### How to Prepare for CSAT-II(Aptitude) Which book should i readkindly give me your Contact_No..Thanking you..Regards,Hardik Shah
hi Hardik shah sorry for the late reply... right now i am in Vadodara, if you able to send your contact number to email@example.com i will contact you in detail or we shall meet...
hello sir, iam not able to understand while preparing for ppsc.... what to read and how much to read...
sir,please tell me about history and pub ad hindi material for pre and mains . and also for c-sat exam.Ram chandra
Hello sir, I want to Buy Year book India 2012 0r 2011. Tell me where is it available?
Hello Sir, I am preparing for MPSC & UPSC exam and to initiat I want to read basic subject books from 6th to 12th and I have downloaded NCERT books from your materials. I have thought to get print out of these book and it will cost more than 1500 Rs/-. what should I do to make it cost effective?
hello brother don not take print out of all the materials... these are available for very low cost. as these are government publications you can get these in leading book shops and India Year Book also available in leading book shops..