I am 30. I have just decided to prepare for UPSC with 2-3 attempts left. Are there any examples of aspirants cracking UPSC after their 30s with self-study?

Absolutely! You can. If you play the cards right, you can definitely crack the Civil Services Exam, even if you have just 2-3 attempts left. There are many examples of aspirants cracking the CSE, even after starting their preparation late. And believe it or not, some aspirants even did this while having a regular job. …

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How do I use facts in the UPSC Mains? How do I connect current affairs with a particular topic?

Compared to UPSC Prelims, the Mains is a subjective exam. Hence, the answers are not presented in front of you as options like in Prelims. Instead, wide ranges of questions are asked, which require you to explain and support your arguments when you attempt them. This requires facts, figures, examples, interlinking of topics and solutions …

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What is your advice to UPSC aspirants as the UPSC CSE Prelims 2021 has been postponed?

The UPSC has postponed this year’s Prelims exam to October 10th 2021, on account of the Covid-19 pandemic. The new date is about five months from now, and aspirants are now facing confusion on how to utilize this time effectively. I will explain how you should use this time depending on whether you are a …

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I am 24 years old and have spent three years in a job. Is it too late to prepare for IAS?

“This is my belief: that through difficulties and problems, God gives us the opportunity to grow. So, when your hopes and dreams and goals are dashed, search among the wreckage, you may find a golden opportunity hidden in the ruins.” ― Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Dreaming to become a civil servant is a noble dream. …

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What are the things you should never mention or say in the UPSC interview?

The Interview is the final stage of the Civil Service Examination. Unlike the other stages, here, the duration of your Interview will usually be for around 20 to 30 minutes. If you have gone through the notification released by the UPSC for the Civil Services Exam, you can see that this Interview is slightly different …

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Why is it so that a person who does five years of UPSC preparation is not selected, but some people clear UPSC in 1 year?

  Civil Service is an Exam designed to test your analytical, reading/writing proficiency, reasoning, mental ability skills. The interesting fact to be presented is that many times, aspirants cannot clear the exam, even if they were toppers in their school/college. Some say that those who got the bare minimum pass marks in their college/school can\’t …

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