[Tips] Nine Types of Questions in UPSC Mains Exam: How to write answers?

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This article was originally written by Sivaharimani on ioforum way back in 2007. 9 types of Questions in Mains Exam Break the Question in 3 parts 7 steps answer writing 9 types of Questions in Mains Exam In UPSC Civil service Mains exam, by and large you’ll face these nine types of descriptive questions: Question is instructing you to What …

[Yearbook] Information and Technology Act: Salient Features and Provisions

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Introduction Timeline of Events Why was IT Act 2000 amended in 2008? Data privacy Definitions What is the punishment for cyber crimes? Who can conduct RAIDS AND INVESTIGATION for Cybercrimes? About the Author This is a guest article written by Mr.Krapesh Bhatt, an IT Security professional from Surat. Introduction Dear All, Firstly, I would like to thank Mrunal for providing …

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[Yearbook] FSSAI : Gutkha ban and Surrogate Advertizements

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What is FSSAI? What was FSSAI created? Gutkha Issue: SC vs FSSAI Gutkha: Lack of Political will Issue of Surrogate Advertisement Food for thought by Ex-Health minister Anbumani Ramadoss Mock Q for UPSC GS Mains Paper 1 What is FSSAI? Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has been established under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 What was …

[Economy] Land Acquisition bill 2011 : Salient Features, Pro Con analysis

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Land acquisition topic is very important for almost all competitive exams of India starting from UPSC, State PSC, CPF, APFC, Bank and MBA Group Discussion / Interviews. What is Land Acquisition? How is this process governed? Land is a state subject then how can the parliament pass a law? What is the problem with land acquisition act of 1894? Why …

[Yearbook] National Child Labour Project and INDUS

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Gurupadswamy Committee Action taken on Gurupadswamy Committee What is National Child Labour Project (NCLP)? What is INDO – US DOL (INDUS PROJECT)? Gurupadswamy Committee Way back in 1979, Government formed the first committee called Gurupadswamy Committee to study the issue of child labour and to suggest measures to tackle it. Recommendations of Committee As  long as poverty continued, it would …

[Economy] Social Security: Meaning and Laws in India

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What is Social Security? History of Social security Social Security in India Social Security: Constitutional Provisions Concurrent List Part IV Directive Principles of State Policy Difference between Organized and Unorganized Sectors SOCIAL SECURITY LAWS in India Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948 (ESI Act) Employees’ Provident Funds Act, 1952 Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923 (WC Act) Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 (M.B. Act) …

[Yearbook] PM 15 Points Program for Minority Welfare

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What is 15 points program? What are the 15 points? What are the objectives of this program? Who are the target groups? What are the schemes? Equitable availability of ICDS Services Improving access to School Education Modernizing Madarsa Education Self-Employment and Wage Employment for the poor Enhanced credit support for economic activities Recruitment to State and Central Services Equitable share …

[Interview] Arvind Menon (AIR 201/CSE 2011) shares his success-story (Malayalam Litt. + Pub Ad)

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Introduction Inception Essay Your Study plan CSAT (Paper I) General studies About the CSAT aptitude Mains Examination Optional Subject #1 and #2 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION MALAYALAM LITERATURE Interview Marksheet Introduction Name Aravind Menon Roll number 238947 Rank (CSE 2011) 201 Optional Subjects Public Administration, Malayalam Language Medium for Mains Exam English Mains Examination Centre Thiruvananthapuram Number of Attempts 2 Details of …

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[Study-plan] Central Police Forces Exam (Assistant Commandant) Booklist Strategy, cutoffs

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Grab the weapons (Booklist) 1: History & Culture Ancient Medieval Modern History Culture 2: Science Physics Chemistry Biology 3: Geography Physical Geography Universe Earth: Basics Rocks/Geology related Atmosphere and Climate related Ocean related Disaster related Indian Geography World, Human and Economic Geography Agriculture 4: Environment and Biodiversity (EnB) 5: Polity 6: Economy 7: Yearbook 7: International relations/events/diplomacy 8: Defense 9: …

[Download] Last 15 years Compulsory English Papers for UPSC (Mains) IAS IPS Examination

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This should also help those preparing CPF Examination because they also have similar paper. Why is Compulsory English paper important? How to Prepare compulsory English Language Paper for UPSC Mains? 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Why is Compulsory English paper important? In the UPSC Civil Service Mains Exam, you’ve to …

[Study-plan] India and World, International Relations for GS (Mains) Paper 2, Essay and Interview along with Free Study Material

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Why should I prepare International Affairs? Step 1: Gather the material Step 2: Prepare the Mental Framework Based on Location Based on Phases Dynamic portion: Two parts How to approach the Dynamic portion? Supplimentary Reading Appendix: Official Syllabus 1. India and the World : 2. India’s Economic Interaction with the World : 3. International Affairs and Institutions: Why should I …

[Strategy] Anthropology Study-plan and Booklist by Dr.Vijay (IAS) for UPSC Civil Service (Mains) Exam

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This article, is a compilation of gems given by Dr. K.Vijayakarthikeyan (AIR 22 / CSE 2010) on the IOforum. At present, He is an IAS officer in Tamilnadu cadre. Disclaimer Advantages of anthropology Getting started with Anthropology Preparation of anthropology (mains) Useful books About these Books Tips for anthropology preparation Importance of diagrams in anthropology answer writing Disclaimer It’s completely …