[Topicwise-Analysis] General Studies paper-1 (Mains) 2010

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Marks distribution (out of 362) % wise importance given to each topic History Development,Policy-making,Administration,Yearbook etc Polity Geography,environment and disaster Management Science and Tech Art,culture and sports Economy People in News Conclusions On the side note, here are the brief answers for the frequently asked questions: Marks distribution (out of 362) Topic Total Marks History 36 Policy & Development 73 Polity … Read More

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[Strategy & determination] Safi got Rank 55 without coaching or leaving the job on his first trial

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Myth#1- you can’t get selected on your first trial Myth#2- you can’t get selected without going to some big coaching classes @ Delhi Myth#3- you must quit your job to concentrate for this exam Myth#4- Management is an unpopular and non-scoring optional subject And finally we have the man who broke all these myths. I had the opportunity to get … Read More

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[Toppers Interview] Om Prakash Kasera (AIR 17/CSE 2011) working professional without Coaching cracks IAS exam and shares his journey studyplan and preparation tips

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Prologue This gentleman was once rejected for a call centre job, but then he went on to ace the Chartered Accountants’ exam, was selected for IIM Calcutta. And now he has cracked the mother of all Exams, and that too, without leaving the job and without coaching. His life and journey exemplifies that failure is at best temporary, and with … Read More

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[Toppers Interview] Neha Nautiyal (AIR 185/CSE 2011) working professional cracks UPSC and shares History Booklist and study tips

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Neha Nautiyal cracks UPSC without leaving job. Here she shares the journey, the time Management tips for working professionals, strategy and booklist for General studies, History, Public Administration and more. Introduction Your Study plan CSAT (Paper I) General studies About the CSAT aptitude Mains Examination Compulsory Language papers General Studies paper I General Studies paper 2 Optional Subject #1 and … Read More

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[Economy] Excise Duty on Gold in Budget 2012: Reasons and Implications, Why Jewelers are protesting?

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In the union budget 2012, government increased the tax on gold jewelry, and the Jewelers all over India have gone on strike. They’re agitating and protesting and demanding for the withdrawal of these taxes. Budget provision TDS@Source Rupee weakens due to Gold obsession Why Indians consume Gold? #1: Financial Inclusion #2: Safe and Liquid Asset Better return on investment Profit … Read More

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[Economy] Vodafone Essar Case: Capital Gains Tax Meaning, Reasons, Timeline, Implications, explained

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Before venturing into Vodafone Essar Court Case, Let’s start with the basics Some information may be technically incorrect / outdated. This article is for illustration and understanding purpose only and not for writing the actual answers in your exam. Two type of taxes. What is capital gains tax? Who pays the Capital Gains Tax? Players in the Vodafone Case Timeline … Read More

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[Toppers Interview] Rohit Shukla (AIR 238/CSE 2011) shares Psychology booklist and his successful journey

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We are pleased to have Rohit Shukla here sharing with us, his journey, studyplan for General studies, Psychology and Public Administration. Introduction Name Rohit Shukla Roll number 034405 Rank (CSE 2011) 238 Optional Subjects Public Administration, Psychology Medium for Mains Exam English Mains Examination Centre Lucknow Number of Attempts 2 Details of Graduation and Post-Grad. BTECH from AKGEC Ghaziabad Schooling … Read More

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[Toppers Interview] Prabhakar Prakash Ranjan (AIR 339 / CSE 2011) shares his journey and Booklist for Geography & Public Administration

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Introduction Name PRABHAKAR PRAKASH RANJAN Roll number 306327 Rank (CSE 2011) 339 Optional Subjects Geography Public Administration Medium for Mains Exam English Mains Examination Centre Delhi Number of Attempts 2 Details of Graduation and Post-Grad. Integrated Post-Graduation in Information Technology (IT) from ABV-IIITM, Gwalior Schooling (Medium) English Extracurricular activities, hobbies, achievements etc. National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) Scholarship GATE Scholarship … Read More

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[Toppers Interview] Dr.Praveen Kumar (AIR 708/CSE) Medical Science + Psychology

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Praveen Kumar, All India Medical CBSE Topper, had a plump job in corporate sector, but wanted to serve the society. Today he shares his journey of struggle and success with us. Introduction Name Praveen Kumar Roll number 261979 Rank (CSE 2011) 708 Optional Subjects Medical Science and Psychology Medium for Mains Exam English Mains Examination Centre Delhi Number of Attempts … Read More

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[Studyplan] Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner (APFC) by UPSC

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Readymade books for APFC exam Cost Factor Paper 1 General English Paper 2 General Studies Two rules to crack this exam Important Updates: 19 September Accountancy Study Material Added: CLICK ME 11 August For Videos containing explaination of Aptitude questions of earlier APFC exams: Click ME The Previous Years’ Question papers of APFC exam are uploaded in a separate article, … Read More

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[Toppers Interview] Kshitij Tyagi (AIR 148/ CSE 2011) Working Professional cracks UPSC without leaving Job

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A Working Professional cracks the Civil Service Exam, without leaving job, without taking Coaching. I congratulate Mr.Kshitij Tyagi, an IITian, poet, blogger, now IAS topper and thank him for giving this interview. Introduction Essay Your Study plan Interview Marksheet Message Introduction Name KSHITIJ TYAGI Roll number 216217 Rank (CSE 2011) 148 Optional Subjects Sociology and Public Administration Medium for Mains … Read More

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