January 13th, 2021       Civil Services Preparation
UPSC conducted the General Studies Paper 2, as part of the Civil Services Main Exam 2020 on 09-01-2021.   There were 20 questions printed in both English and Hindi. 10 questions were of 10 marks each, while the remaining 10 questions were of 15 marks each. Total Marks: 250 marks, Time duration: 3 hours. All questions were compulsory. The number of marks carried by a question/part was printed against it. Answers had to be wr

  January 12th, 2021       Civil Services Preparation
UPSC conducted the General Studies Paper 1, as part of the Civil Services Main Exam 2020 on 09-01-2021.   There were 20 questions printed in both English and Hindi. 10 questions were of 10 marks each, while the remaining 10 questions were of 15 marks each. Total Marks: 250 marks, Time duration: 3 hours. All questions were compulsory. The number of marks carried by a question/part was printed against it. Answers had to be wr

  January 7th, 2021       Civil Services Preparation
The IAS mains exam 2020 is scheduled to begin from tomorrow. It will be held on January 8, 9, 10, 16 and 17, 2021. It will have nine descriptive papers, which will be conducted on the above mentioned 5 days. The entire APTI PLUS family acknowledges the intensive journey of all the aspirants writing the mains from tomorrow which has been filled with massive learning experiences and insights. The only thing left is to translate all your hard work, st

  January 7th, 2021       Civil Services Preparation
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts civil services examination annually. UPSC 2021 application process will start from February 2021 with the release of official IAS notification.   The commission released the UPSC Civil Services Examination Calendar for the year 2021 on 17th August. The calendar contains the dates of all the examinations that are conducted by the UPSC. The important dates of the examination are given below:

  January 2nd, 2021       Civil Services Preparation
CSAT is the General Studies Paper-II in the UPSC Civil Services Prelims scheme of papers. In order to qualify the 200-marks CSAT Prelims paper, you need to score 33% or 66 marks. It is extremely important to note that if you do not qualify CSAT, you will not be eligible for Mains no matter what your score is in the General Studies-I paper. The CSAT paper consists of 80 questions and the time allotted for the paper is 2 hours. Each question carries

  December 29th, 2020       Civil Services Preparation
‘HARITHA KUMAR AIR 1 CSE 2013, AIR 179 CSE 2010, AIR 294 CSE 2011…VANDANA SINGH AIR 95 CSE 2016, AIR 131 CSE 2015, AIR 413 CSE 2013…MUDIT JAIN AIR 173 CSE 2017, AIR 207 CSE 2015, AIR 222 CSE 2014….SADIQUE ALAM AIR 135 CSE 2009, AIR 595 CSE 2008, AIR 445 CSE 2007…and so on’ Every year about a million aspirants register themselves for the most prestigious exam of the country but only 0.001% make it to the final list. Even more astonishin

  December 13th, 2020       Civil Services Preparation
The IAS mains exam 2020 has been scheduled to be held on January 8, 9, 10, 16 and 17, 2021. UPSC Mains 2020 exam has nine descriptive papers, which will be conducted on the above mentioned 5 days. This post is strictly for the candidates appearing in Mains 2020. A serious aspirant ideally must have completed the syllabus by now. They would have practiced at least one complete test series by now. With less than a month left for the exam, one

  December 7th, 2020       Civil Services Preparation
Every civil services aspirant who is familiar with the pattern of UPSC CSE knows that General Studies forms a compulsory part of the syllabus at all the three stages of the exam be it prelims, mains or interview. General Studies has a wide range of subjects to be covered namely, polity, geography, history, economy, environment, disaster management, international relations, ethics, social issues/ society, governance, science and technology to name a fe

  December 4th, 2020       Civil Services Preparation
In the previous blogs, we discussed about how to prepare current affairs for the exam and how to prepare editorials for the exam. Now the question arises how to go about preparing forward and backward linkages? But before delving into the issue at hand, importance of current affairs in UPSC CSE needs to be reiterated and re-emphasized. Especially after the UPSC CSE process underwent a change in 2013, the weightage of current affairs in the exam has

  November 18th, 2020       Civil Services Preparation
2013 CSE topper once remarked that by reading editorials from newspapers like Hindu you are manufacturing bullets which you are gonna fire in the exam hall.. This statement beautifully captures the importance of editorials in the civil services exam. The exam has undergone tremendous change in the last couple of years with focus being on current affairs. Even the static portion of the syllabus is being asked by adding dynamic angles to it. Opinion

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