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IAS Exam Dates for 2023

Timeline for UPSC civil services competitive exam commonly known as IAS exam is expected to be as follows:  Registration and application form submission for IAS exam will start in February month and will be happening from 1st Feb to 21st Feb 2023. Preliminary exam is scheduled on 28th May 2023. Mains exam is expected to start from 15 September. IAS exam is considered one of the most toughest exam in India and also most rewarding for those who make their way to the final selection list.
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IAS Exam 2020 - UPSC to announce new dates

New dates for UPSC civil services exam, commonly known as IAS Exam 2020 is expected soon as NTA and CBSE have already announced their exam dates. The preliminary test of IAS exam was scheduled on 31st May but due to ongoing COVID crisis and lockdown, UPSC had to postpone the exam until further notice. Since the third phase of lockdown ends now many activities have begun in cities. It is expected from UPSC to let aspirants know expected duration if not final dates. Number of candidates in IAS Exams Every year more than 10 lakh candidates apply for the exam but only around 50 per cent of applicants appear in the exam. In 2006, these numbers were 3 lakh 83 thousand (applicants) and 1 Lakh 95 thousand (appeared candidates), now it has increased to approx 12-13 lakhs applicants in 2020. In the view of increasing competition, the governments (states/union) and few government universities have initiated preparation help program for candidates belonging to the weaker section

IAS Exam Dates for 2019

UPSC has already announced dates for IAS Exams to be conducted in 2019. So far no change of any kind has been reported in exam pattern, syllabus or age. Current age limit for unreserved category student is 32 years and the maximum number of attempts is 6. Following are IAS Exam Dates for 2019 Filling of forms for the 2019 Preliminary Exam will open from 19 February 2019 to 18 March 2019 . Preliminary Exam is scheduled to be conducted on  2 June 2019 (Sunday) . IAS Mains Exam will start from 20 September 2019 (for five days). This is now high time to start serious preparation in case you are aspiring to become an IAS officer this through 2019 exam as only Eight months are left for Preliminary exams (October to May). Don't postpone your preparation for next year because there will never be a perfect time to start preparing. IAS exam dates are eight months ahead and trust me eight months are not too less time to prepare for Preliminary exams. Don't try to a

Geography and Public Administration as Optional Subject

In my opinion, if you are starting the preparation of IAS Exam and still confused about optional papers don't opt either Geography or Public Administration. These papers are not high scoring papers in general; if you look at marks obtained by candidates in these two papers you won't find it worth the effort they put in while preparing. The number of guys opting these two papers are highest, and because of this bar is getting higher every year. For example, even after getting selected once for IRS with Public Administration, last year's topper Anudeep changed his optional paper in his attempt. I am not saying you must not choose these papers. In fact, you must opt any of it in case you like a lot, or you have some academic background related to any of these. But if you are equally bad in all the papers don't go for these two. Find a better alternative.

Current Affairs - Sep 29, 2018

India Won the Asia Cup for the 7th time In the final match of Asia Cup 2018 (ODI), India defeated Bangladesh in the last delivery. In the entire series India did not lose any match, however, one match ended up as a draw against Afghanistan. Shikhar Dhawan won Man of the Series title. Liton Das was named Man of the Match. Asia Cup 2018 hosted by the United Arab Emirates.  Asia Cup 2016 (T20) was hosted in Bangladesh and won by India. First Asia Cup match was held in 1984 in Sharjah, UAE. Important Supreme Court Judgements in this month Mosque, Islam, and Ayodhya Dispute Observations in Ismail Faruqui need to be viewed in the context of land acquisition proceedings; not relevant in Ayodhya Title Dispute - SC SC refuses to review 1994 judgment that said ‘mosque is not integral to Islam’ The Supreme Court ruled that the civil suit has to be decided on the basis of evidence and that the previous verdict, which was announced during the hearing of the Ayodhya land d

Current Affairs - Sep 28, 2018

World Rabies Day - 28 September World Rabies Day is celebrated on 28th September to increase awareness about rabies prevention. The subject of 2018 'Rabies: Share the message. Save life '. This day marks the death anniversary of Louis Pasteur, French chemist, and microbiologist, who developed the first rabies vaccine. Global Wetland Outlook The Ramsar Convention has recently issued its first-ever global report on the state of World's wetlands. The report found that around 35% of wetlands were lost between 1970 and 2015. Wetlands include lakes, rivers, marshes and peatlands, as well as coastal and marine areas like lagoons, mangroves and coral reefs. In India, The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is the nodal Ministry for wetlands conservation. Wetlands in India account for 4.7% of the total geographical area. Economic Freedom Index - India ranked 96th India's 96th place in 162 countries on the Global Economic Freedom Inde

Current Affairs - Sep 27, 2018

Highest UN Environment Award to PM Modi Indian Prime Minister and France President selected to be awarded highest UN Environment award - Champions of the Earth for their International Solar Alliance Initiative. Lifetime Achievement - Joan Carling, defenders of environmental and indigenous rights Policy Leadership - Indian PM and French President for ISA initiative and pledge to eliminate single-use plastic in India by 2022 Action and Inspiration -  China’s Zhejiang’s Green Rural Revival Programme Entrepreneurial Vision  - Cochin International Airport, India for use of Sustainable energy Science and Innovation -  Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods Cochin International Airport is the world’s first solar-powered airport. It runs its entire operations on solar energy. This award was launched in the year 2005 by UNEP to recognize exemplary individuals and organizations whose actions created a positive impact on the environment. Live streaming of court proceedings allowe