[Studyplan] UPPCS Preliminary Exam Paper 2: Aptitude, Maths, Reasoning, Decision Making, English, Hindi, free studymaterial & previous papers

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Aptitude: UPSC vs UP-PCS UPPCS 2012 Aptitude Paper topic wise breakup Reasoning #1: Chart based #2: Sequence Series #3: High level reasoning Maths + DI Maths internal breakup 2012’s paper Approach to Mathematics Data interpretation (DI) internal breakup 2012’s paper Hindi English Interpersonal skills, Communication, Decision Making UPSC (CSAT) vs UP-PCS: Decision Making Qs. Approach: D.M, Comm., Interpersonal, Conflict Res  … Read More


[SBI PO] Halltickets, English Objective and Descriptive paper, Essays, precis practice and free study material

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SBI Hall Tickets English Breakup: MCQs English in SSC CGL vs SBI PO: Similarity English in SSC CGL vs SBI PO: Difference English Breakup: Descriptive (50 Marks) Letter writing Precis Essay writing Why Essay is extremely important? Essay: fundamental principles Essay: Grabbing the fodder points Appendix: download links Appendix: big list of Essay topics Women empowerment Economy Globalization Science Tech … Read More


[Studyplan] LIC AAO Administrative Officer 2013: Topicwise booklist, Free studymaterial, previous years paper, cut offs

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Overview of LIC AAO 2013 Exam How is LIC AAO 2013 different from previous exams Approach: Reasoning for LIC AAO 2013 #1: Chart based #2: Analogy, Odd man out #3: Math ops #4: syllogism #5: coding n series Peripheral Tip on Computer based Tests Approach: Maths, Quantative aptitude for LIC How is LIC maths different from SSC CGL? How is … Read More


[Approach] UPSC 2013 General Studies: Prelims + Mains for Civil Service IAS IPS Exam

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This articles needs to be tweaked further in the light of actual papers of Mains-2013. However should give the basic idea to new players. Prologue What is not changed? Prelims approach What about the current affairs? Mains Exam: Change of format GS1: Culture History Geography GS2: Polity, Yearbook, IR GS3: Economy, Environment, S&T, Agro, Disaster and Security GS4: Ethics Personal … Read More


[Strategy] RAS Mains Public Administration Paper 2: Studyplan, Topicwise Booklist

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In the previous article, we saw how to approach RAS PubAd (Mains) Paper I (Click me). Now this article is about Paper II. Essential books for PubAd Paper II (RAS) Evolution: Kautilya, Mughal and British Basics of Polity Central Government Organization Centre State relations Government jobs Planning PSUs Budget Police administration State Administration District PRI Welfare Issues in Indian administration … Read More


[Strategy] UPSC Civil Service Exam (Part 5 of 5) Career Backup Plans: How to prepare for State PSC etc

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Act V: Retreat Plan Allied UPSC exam (IES,IFS,Geologist, SCRA, CDS,CPF etc.) State PSC: Pujnab, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh etc. How to Prepare for State PSC? Bank/PSU/SSC type jobs Professor type jobs (UGC NET/SLET/JRF etc.) Doing PG Q1. Should I do PG or not? Specialized Professional degrees MBA Epilogue Act V: Retreat Plan You must prepare with a positive attitude that “I’ll … Read More


[Strategy] UPSC Civil Service Exam (Part 3 of 5): General Studies for CSAT prelims and Mains

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update: this article was written in Dec 2012. But in March 2013, UPSC introduced some new reforms, While majority of the strategy remains one and same as given in this article. But a few modifications (especially for mains exam) are added. I’ve written a separate article on it click me Act III: Waging the War Loading Doze and Maintenance Doze … Read More