## [Aptitude] PnC: How many Ways to arrange letters of word "RECUPERATE" (Permutation without Formulas)

When you form words using alphabets (or letters), the 'order' matters. Three alphabets T,A,C Now you form words: CAT is not same as ACT; both words have different meanings hence order matters. This is a permuation problem. Case 1: [...]

## [Aptitude] Probability Made Easy (Extension of Permutation Combination Concept!)

Introduction Case1 : Probability of Particular Actor getting selected Case 2: Probability of One lady getting selected Case 3: One man and one woman ("AND" case) Case 4: "Atleast" one man is selected ("OR" case) Alternative method: 1 Minus [...]

## [Aptitude] Trains, Platforms TSD (Time,Speed,Distance) made easy

Main-Topic: Time, Speed Distance (TSD) Subtopic: Trains and Platforms. you'll be given some data and asked to find the length of railway platform or speed of train etc. Visualizing the Concept: Train and Pen Case 1: One Train One [...]

## [Aptitude] PnC: arrange such that two people Always sitting together?

Q. How many ways can four children be made to stand in a line such that two of them A and B are always together? (-asked in UPSC Prelims 2010) Confused? You won't be, after reading this. DONOT Proceed [...]

## [Aptitude] Permutation Combination made easy without Formulas

If the following questions make you uncomfortable, then read this article. In how many ways can 5 member committee be formed out of 20 students? Or How many ways can the word “UPSC” be arranged so that “U” is [...]

## [Economy Q] Basel III Norms: Tier 1 and Tier 2 Capital meaning use

Why BASEL? What is BASEL? What are BASEL Capital adequacy requirements (CAR)? BASEL-III norms Criticism of BASEL norms Why BASEL? 2007-08: Subprime crisis in USA, after their banks loaned money to “subprime” borrowers i.e. people without capacity to repay [...]

## [Strategy] 100 Days to go before CSAT, Where are you?

this is an old article: new article with more details= given on separate page, click me Preparation Status:Reality Check The 100 Days Strategy Plausible Strategy Quantifiable Strategy REACHING THE PRIME THE FLOODS of readymade Material THE CLAIMS AND ADVERTISEMENTS [...]

## [Q] IJPA journals from IIPA are unnecessary for Public Administration (mains)

Question by Many Readers: "where i can get iipa journals for public administration(either online OR book format)" Ans. IJPA: Indian journal of Public Administration. IIPA (Indian institution of Public Administration) publishes ^this journal every three months. You can't find [...]

## [Economy Q] SENSEX calculation

Before venturing into SENSEX calculation, lets refresh basic concepts of Index calculation, that we saw in WPI calculation Suppose Price of a Lifebouy soap was Rs.10 in 2001. And now it has increased to Rs.12 per bar. We take [...]

## [Analysis] Essay topic trends in last 19 years (1993-2011) for UPSC civil service IAS exam

Trouble viewing the charts and tables?  Download the pdf file by clicking me I’m classifying all the essays asked in last 19 years, into 8 broad topics.Topic [bracket shows # of questions asked so far] 1.    Economy (India vs [...]

## [Economy] A story of Forex, currency conversion, rupee depreciation, inflation, subsidies etc.

Again in the fond memories of Dev Anand. I’m writing this story so that the newcomers can get some idea about Forex, currency conversion, rupee depreciation, inflation, subsidies etc. (caution : full of technically not-so-correct examples, just to give [...]