Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicAll India Civil Services Examination

Topic: All India Civil Services Examination

Regular coaching no longer enough — UPSC aspirants opt for ‘personal mentors’ to crack exam

The mentors, often former civil servants, help aspirants 'improve their performance, focus on their holistic development. and encourage critical thinking'.

Single Civil Services Exam outdated. UPSC holding separate exam for Indian Railways—good idea

Before the nationalisation of the railways in 1951, all constituent railway companies had their own methods of recruitment. Then why not now?

Want to crack the IAS entrance exams? Make it happen with the best coaching centres in Delhi

Online coaching for the civil services entrance exam has become popular, especially since the Covid outbreak. Here's a list of the best centres in Delhi.

UPSC changed many exam rules in 10 yrs. Now, MPs want to know how they impacted civil service

Rajya Sabha panel says though civil service exam has changed drastically since 2010, no one has studied the effect on aspirants, nature of recruitment and administration in general.

Most UPSC aspirants can’t afford private coaching, so states are stepping in to bridge gap

Delhi govt is organising interactions for students with serving officials, while UP has launched a scheme where IAS & IPS officers will coach aspirants.

Little known, but much in demand — ‘star’ teachers keep IAS, IPS, IFS coaching industry going

Civil service aspirants seek coaching for optional subjects like history, geography & political science. This makes ‘subject expert’ teachers most sought-after.

Engineers still account for 60% of new civil servants, despite UPSC’s attempts at diversity

UPSC uses a secret formula to ‘normalise’ scores in optional subjects, as there’s a gap between humanities marks and that in a technical subject like maths.

Supreme Court refuses to postpone civil service exam slated for 4 October

The apex court also refused to consider plea for clubbing the exams of 2020 with next year's saying it will have a cascading effect.

India wants to be Vishwa Guru but IFS gets too few diplomats to take us there

Only 24 officers were recruited to the IFS in this year’s UPSC exam, and officials and former diplomats say there’s a host of reasons why.

UPSC aspirants call for merger of 2020 and 2021 exam, cite Covid disruption 

An online petition with 9,000 signatures says it will be unfair to go ahead with civil services exam on its 4 October date as it may cost some aspirants their last shot.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.