Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicAll India Civil Services Examination

Topic: All India Civil Services Examination

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.

5% Muslims among new civil services recruits, only one in top 100

The Civil Services Exam (CSE) results for 2019 were released by the UPSC Tuesday. A total of 829 candidates have cleared the latest exam, of whom 42 are Muslim.

Marginal rise in UPSC recruits over 2018, but numbers much lower than in early Modi years 

The Civil Service Exam results for 2019 were declared Tuesday. The UPSC had notified a total of 896 positions, against which it has picked 829 candidates.

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