The Union Public Service Commission will hold the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2015 on August 23, 2015. This Preliminary Examination will be common for the candidates applying for Civil Services Examination and Indian Forest Service Examination, and will act as a screening mechanism for selection of candidates for the Civil Services (Main) Examination and Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination.
The Examination will be held at 71 Centres across the country, in accordance with the rules of Civil Services Examination notified in the Official Gazette on May 23, 2015 by the Department of Personnel & Training, Government of India and the Rules of Indian Forest Service Examination notified by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in the Official Gazette on May 23, 2015.
Candidates are required to apply through online mode on the Commission’s Website www.upsconline.nic.in. No other mode is allowed for submission of the application. The filling of online applications shall start from May 23, 2015 and conclude on June 19, 2015 [till 11.59 PM].
For details regarding the Syllabus and Scheme of the Examination, Centers of Examination, and Guidelines for filling up application form etc. aspirants must login to the Commission’s Website www.upsconline.nic.in or www.upsc.gov.in and refer to the notices of the above mentioned two examinations.
While submitting the online applications for the Civil Service (Preliminary) Examination, the candidates will have the option to choose either the Civil Services or the Indian Forest Service or both. Therefore, before exercising their options, applicants may carefully read and understand the eligibility and other criteria contained in the detailed notices of both the Civil Services Examination, 2015 and Indian Forest Service Examination, 2015 which are available on the aforementioned Website of the Commission.
Following the allegation, the IAS Association on Tuesday took the decision that officers would not meet or talk even over the phone to the Chief Minister, his ministers or MLAs till Kejriwal apologised and took action
Delhi government employees will observe a five-minute silence outside their respective offices every working day
The decision is to observe the silent protest during lunch break
Both the alleged attackers — Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal — were sent to judicial custody for a day on Wednesday
Delhi government employees will observe a five-minute silence outside their respective offices every working day till steps are taken to “ensure their safety and dignity”, the IAS body said here on Thursday.
The decision to observe the silent protest during lunch break, came two days after Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash alleged that he was beaten up by two Aam Aadmi Party MLAs in the presence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
The alleged assault took place at the Chief Minister’s residence on Monday midnight, where Prakash was summoned for an emergency meeting.
Following the allegation, the IAS Association on Tuesday took the decision that officers would not meet or talk even over the phone to the Chief Minister, his ministers or MLAs till Kejriwal apologised and took action.
“The assault on the Chief Secretary has breached the faith of all government employees in the political executive of Delhi.
“The employees of Delhi Government and other organisations will observe a five-minute silence outside their respective offices to express their anguish over the breach of faith by the political executive,” IAS Association said in a statement.
Aam Aadmi Party MLA Prakash Jarwal was arrested by police on Tuesday night in connection with an alleged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by two AAP MLAs, an AAP leader said.
“One AAP MLA Prakash Jharwal has been arrested by Delhi Police on a frivolous complaint by IAS,” AAP chief Spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj said in a tweet.
“Delhi Police arrested elected MLA without any evidence. What about the arrest of IAS officers who can be seen beating Minister in Secretariat? There is FIR by the minister as well as video evidence, but no arrests,” he added.
On Tuesday, the Chief Secretary alleged that he was beaten up by AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan and another party MLA, whom he can identify, in front of the Chief Minister at Arvind Kejriwal’s residence on Monday midnight, where he was called for a meeting. (IANS)
IAS is considered to be the top-notch civil service of India
IAS members are deployed in various public-sector undertakings
There are many mobile applications that can come handy while preparing for IAS exam
I.A.S stands for ‘Indian Administrative Service’. It is the administrative arm of the All India Services. The service is considered to be the top-notch civil service of India.
The IAS (Indian Administrative Service), IPS (Indian Police Service) and the IFS or IFoS (Indian Foreign Service) comprise the three arms of the All India Services. Candidates from these administrative services serve the central Government as well as other States. IAS members can also be deployed in various public-sector undertakings.
At par with countries which follows the Westminster system of government, the IAS is part of the permanent bureaucracy of the nation and is an inseparable element of the executive of the Government of India. The bureaucracy is supposed to remain politically neutral and guarantees fair administrative continuity to the ruling party.
Civil Services Exam
IAS exam is held through Civil Services Examination (CSE). It is a nationwide competitive examination in India conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment to various Civil Services of the Government of India. There are a number of mobile applications for civil services exam online preparation.
Till 2010, Civil Services Exam pattern was based upon the recommendations of the Kothari Commission (1979). It consisted of two examinations, one on general studies worth 150 marks, and the second on one of 23 optional subjects worth 300 marks. The pattern got a revamp in 2011. The preliminary pattern was sustained with only minor changes once every ten to fifteen years.
Every year many aspirants prepare hard and try their luck in clearing one of the toughest exams of India. But due to the complexity of the exam, the success rate becomes very narrow and only a handful of people are selected after the gruelling selection process.
Following are the number of exercises which can be taken into practice to crack the IAS exam:
English Dictionary: Dictionary is the foremost component for the preparation of IAS exam. One can not read between lines unless he/she understands the whole meaning of the lines completely.
Thesaurus: It will help you to learn new words, to refer to when you are writing an essay and struggling to find fitting words
Civil Services Prelims Papers: Prelims Papers sorted by years will help you to analyze the paper pattern and take calculated decisions while preparing for IAS exam.
Aptitude and Logical Reasoning: It is one of the most significant parts of the IAS paper. By practising hundreds of aptitude, reasoning and English vocabulary questions will settle you in a very organized way.
Indian Constitution: Indian constitution comprises a principal aspect of every IAS exam. Thus, going through the whole of Indian Constitution will always cement your base stronger.
Wikipedia: As we all know that Wikipedia is the key station for any knowledge. It will surely help you to gain a better understanding of any subject.
World Atlas: World Atlas will help you with countries, capitals, economies and other details. Every minute details related to the globe should on one’s fingertips if he/she wants to after I.A.S all guns blazing.
Apart from the above-mentioned practices, one can always rely on their smartphones. Here are some of the top mobile applications that can be downloaded and come handy in guiding the IAS aspirants to achieve their goals.
Online Tyari is a leading web and mobile app platform which helps in preparing for different competitive exams. It partners with coaching institutes, independent tutors and publishers to provide the latest study materials to aspirants. For more details, visit the website.
ClearIAS is rated among the top websites for IAS preparation. It provides free online study materials, guidance, toppers’ interviews, online mock exams, etc. Clear IAS is also an Android application now. For more details, visit the website.
Civilsdaily application offers a lot of general knowledge and current affairs topics for IAS and UPSC preparation. It provides news in a simplified manner for aspirants. It also publishes daily flashcards and compiles them under different topics on the website. For more details, visit the website.
Unacademy is India’s largest free education initiative. It makes high-quality educational videos that are free for everyone. The digital application bestows the best explanation of every educational topic in all languages. The Unacademy application is also available on Google Play store. For more details, visit the website.
This website is for every newbie who wants to give the exams a shot. Mrunal Patel is well-known for breaking down complex ideas and explaining things to public service aspirants in the simplest manner. Mrunal wasn’t able to clear the UPSC exams but he channelled his energy into teaching other aspirants. He also gives video lectures on Youtube. For more details, visit the website.
Pratiyogita Darpan is one of India’s leading magazines for UPSC aspirants. It is available in both English and Hindi and is widely read. It covers current affairs and interviews of prominent personalities. It now has a free app on Google Play store, where the entire magazine is available to the user. For more details, visit the website.
Byju’s is an education organization that focuses not only IAS aspirants but also those who want to crack other competitive exams. Byju’s started training UPSC aspirants in 2011. It uses fun and unique teaching methods and is a popular online classroom used by IAS aspirants. It has a paid app. For more details, visit the website.
This website is one of the widely used portals by civil service aspirants. The community comprises more than 5.5 lakh members. It promises to provide the latest information to aspirants and has a large base of users from rural areas. It also has an app. For more details, visit the website.
IAS100.in is an online portal for UPSC exam preparation. It has various courses online for civil service aspirants. It also has a distance learning program. The application is also available on Google Play store. For more details, visit the website.
Mapboard Lite is a smart study tool for Geography students, civil services aspirants and learning enthusiasts. With eight ready-to-edit blank maps, it lets you practice map drawing and allows you to make notes on the go. It also works in offline mode.