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Types of Civil Services Posts The UPSC Civil Services Examination is a highly competitive exam that recruits candidates for various services under the Government of India. Each service has a specif....
After qualifying for the preliminary and written part of the main examination, the dream of becoming an officer is right there in front of the eyes of the aspirant. The Personality Test is the third a....
UPSC Prelims Strategy This article will briefly overview how to prepare for the UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination. •     Make your basics strong: Read the NCERT books ....
Tips & Tricks Current Affairs for UPSC Current Affairs are a vital part of the UPSC Civil Services Examination. Here is some piece of advice on how to read Current Affairs & ....
How To Study Effectively for The Examination SQ3R Method- It refers to Surveys, Questions, Reading and Writing, Reciting and Reviewing. The SQ3R method can help improve your reading comprehensio....
The UPSC Civil Services Exam is competitive and requires much hard work and enthusiasm. It is essential to start your UPSC CSE Preparations early to give yourself sufficient time to cover the UPSC Pre....
“Time is a created thing. To say, ‘I don’t have time’ is to say, ‘I don’t want to”. - Lao Tzu Ancient Chinese Philosopher We should start by analysing the....
How does UPSC screen candidates to be qualified for the UPSC Mains Examination? UPSC screens the candidates for the Civil Services (Main) Examination subject to minimum qualifying marks of 33% in t....
The UPSC Mains Qualifying Indian languages Paper (Paper A) and English (Paper B) will be of Matriculation or equivalent standard. You need to score only 25% qualifying marks in these two papers. ....
Tips & Trick - How to Study for UPSC CSE The UPSC Civil Services Exam for IAS is one of the most challenging exams in India. This exam requires an average of 1-2 years of hard work. It req....
Why Self-Assessment in UPSC Preparation? To clear the most prestigious UPSC Civil Services Exam for IAS is needed More than just subject knowledge. Time Management for UPSC, handling pressure,....
Why ACQ IAS Academy for UPSC Coaching in Bhubaneswar? We provide best-in-class infrastructure and world-class amenities. Regular interaction with every student to check the progress and find w....
Students should prepare and revise the UPSC Mains Optional Subject a few months before the UPSC Prelims Exam. The time available after the Preliminary Examination is sufficient for revising ....
The UPSC Preliminary Exam is a challenging and time-bound exam requiring much preparation and focus.  Here are some tips that will help you in the UPSC Prelims Exam Preparation: ....
Read the instructions carefully:    Make sure you read the instructions carefully before you start the exam. It will help you understand the test's time limit and structure. The inst....
Map Based Questions are an essential part of the UPSC Prelims Exam, and they require a good understanding of the geographical features of India and the world. Map Based Questions in UPSC Prelims ....
Almost 486952 students appeared in UPSC 20 Prelims out of 1056835 applications, but only 10343 students were called for the UPSC Mains Exam. The Preliminary Exam for UPSC is the most competitive ....
Our UPSC Prelims Test Series will give you Comprehensive coverage of the entire UPSC Preliminary Exam Syllabus through standard MCQs, the nature of questions ranging from factual to concept....
After reaching Bhubaneswar, visit our institute and get well known of the area in which our institute is located. Check for PGs available near ACQ IAS coaching institute to make the conveyance more ac....
ACQ IAS Academy's UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) Prelims Test series is designed and conducted the same way as the actual UPSC Preliminary Examination. It enables the improvement of candida....
How can I keep myself constantly inspired while going through the demands of UPSC Civil Services Exam preparation? Planning and Preparing for UPSC Prelims & Mains Examination requires....
The table below indicates the number of students who have appeared for the UPSC Preliminary Test and Mains Exams and those who have secured their names in the final merit list. By analysing the d....
What should the Candidates do to assure their eligibility for the UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE)? All candidates should carefully read the Rules of Civil Services Examination and the Notice ....
How Many Number of Attempts in the UPSC Exam:  Every eligible candidate appearing at the examination is permitted six (6) Attempts for UPSC Civil Services Examination. However, age relaxation ....
How to Prepare & Write for UPSC Mains General Studies Examination Firstly we need to understand, what response to questions does UPSC expect in the written part of the Mains Examination? Throug....
What is the minimum Educational Qualification for UPSC Civil Services Exams: An applicant shall have a Graduate Degree for UPSC/IAS from any of the Central or State Universities or possess an ....
Note: The UPSC Prelims Cut-Off Marks (*) are based on GS Paper-I only. GS Paper-II is qualifying with the requirement of 33% marks (66.67/200). The UPSC Mains Cut-Off (**) is subject....
Choose your Optional Subject for UPSC Mains (General Studies) rationally according to your interests since you would have to complete and read the entire syllabus and revise it multiple times for....
What shall be the candidate’s Nationality for UPSC Civil Services Exam? Nationality Eligibility Criteria for UPSC For the Indian Administrative Service, the Indian Foreign Service, and the In....
How does UPSC draw a list of candidates to be qualified for the Civil Services (Mains) Examination? UPSC draws a list of candidates to be qualified for the Civil Services (Mains) Examination based ....
Candidates may choose any one of the Optional Subjects for UPSC (IAS) from the following list of subjects: UPSC Optional Subject List for Mains  (i) Agriculture   (ii) Anima....