Sample Questions in Hindi – CS(P) 2011

The sample questions (in HINDI) based on the revised syllabus and pattern of the Civil Services Examination applicable from year 2011 are now available on UPSC‘s website. Click here to download the sample question paper. The Hindi font can be downloaded from the UPSC’s website as well.

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  1. ram -  December 30, 2010 - 2:23 pm

    give me some hindi sample papers of csat 2011.

    • RAU'S IAS -  January 3, 2011 - 8:31 am

      Dear Ram,

      The sample paper for CSAT 2011 in Hindi is available on UPSC’s website. You may download it from there.

      Rau’s IAS Study Circle

  2. shivamkumar sharma -  January 5, 2011 - 9:01 am

    dear sir,
    Give me hindi sample paper of csat.


    • RAU'S IAS -  January 25, 2011 - 7:51 am

      Hi Shivam,

      Hindi sample paper is available on upsc’s website. Please download it from there.

      Rau’s IAS

      • arun -  May 25, 2011 - 5:36 am

        dear sir,
        pleas give me hindi psc question paper and anser

  3. Ms.Moitreyee Das -  January 12, 2011 - 11:17 am


  4. RAM SINGH MEENA -  February 14, 2011 - 3:55 pm

    i am preparation ias first time sir

  5. shivani -  February 28, 2011 - 3:03 pm

    please give me chse sample paper of xii hindi

  6. sunil shukla -  May 7, 2011 - 3:47 pm

    thanks for the information. I am 29 year old guy from mumbai. I am presently working in Multi national company as a business analyst from last 4 years. I would like to know about the whole process of getting into UP police through UPPSC.

  7. vivek choudhaary -  May 29, 2011 - 3:01 pm

    IAS paper in hindi…………….as you told this is available at UPSC site it is not at site i want paper of ias 2011 in hindi if u can help to me $ also main history and political paper in hindi 2011

  8. Pankaj Bhardwaj -  June 19, 2011 - 4:20 am

    Respected Sir,
    Please give me UPSC CSAT 2011 question paper in hindi medium.
    Thank you.

  9. Preet -  June 20, 2011 - 9:15 am

    Can somebody provide me with the sample paper of General Studies & History for the UP State Civil Services Exam ? ? ? Very urgent…

  10. nirmal keerti -  June 28, 2011 - 11:48 am

    RES. SIR
    pls give me ias gs 2011 question papper in hindi midium..


  11. amit kumar -  June 29, 2011 - 1:17 pm

    sir, please send me csat 2011 question paper in hindi

  12. RAVI TRIPATHI -  July 2, 2011 - 10:15 am


    • RAU'S IAS -  July 4, 2011 - 7:33 am

      Dear Ravi,

      Best would be that you rely on our G.S’s study material combined with NCERT books in PCB uptill class 10th.

      Rau’s IAS

      • laxman -  July 6, 2011 - 7:04 pm

        kis kis ko hindi me paper chahiye ? send me email id.

        • vishal -  August 4, 2011 - 5:01 am

          I need plz send it to me

        • dhirender kumar -  September 28, 2011 - 12:44 pm

          plz snd me paper in hindi…….ias exam come in hindi in paper

          • RAU'S IAS -  September 29, 2011 - 11:36 am

            Dear Dhirender,

            You can download any question paper from UPSC’s website. All papers are in English and Hindi version (for e.g 1st page is in English and the next page is 1st page’s translation in Hindi).

            Go to >> Previous year’s question papers >> go to QUESTION PAPERS FOR THE EXAMINATIONS HELD IN THE YEAR 2010 or 2011

            Rau’s IAS

        • pinki atri -  October 7, 2011 - 7:11 am

          please give me ias question papers in hindi
          thank you.

          • RAU'S IAS -  October 7, 2011 - 12:16 pm

            Dear Pinki,

            It is available on upsc’s website (under link – Previous Year’ Question papers)

            Rau’s IAS

        • hema verma -  October 29, 2011 - 6:08 am

          hello , kya aap mujhe history, publicadministration & gs ki last 10 years ki question papers hinhi midium me mail ker sakte hai. thanks

          • RAU'S IAS -  October 29, 2011 - 11:40 am

            Dear Hema,

            You can download all the previous year’s question papers for free from UPSC’s website.

   >> Previous Years Question Papers

            Alag alag bahut saari kitab se consult/padhene se fayada nahi hoga. Aap ek resource/study material se padhe aur ussi ko bahut acchi tarike se padhe. Study Material ki discription humari website par dee huyi hai.
   (is ke saath 10 years question papers bhi mil jayenge)
            History (Mains) – Hindi medium – Rs 3500
            Pub Ad (Mains) – Hindi medium – Rs 3500
            GS (Mains) – Hindi medium – Rs 4000

            Rau’s IAS

        • rechal -  November 21, 2011 - 10:15 am

          my name is rechal mai psc exam dena chahati houn muje kaise question aate hain nahin pata
          mai taiyari karna chahati huon muje mail kar dijiye please
          thankyou sir

          • RAU'S IAS -  November 22, 2011 - 6:47 am

            Dear Rechal,

            Questions ka format and type jaane ke liye aap market se Previous 10 years question papers le lijiye.

            Agar aap humare institute se taiyari karna chahti ho to next batch 25th November 2011 se start ho raha hai. Aap isme admission le sakti hai. Aap phone karke humare counselors se baat kare.

            New batch details –
            Phone numbers: 011-23318135-36 , 011-23738906-07

            Rau’s IAS

  13. mehak -  July 12, 2011 - 5:22 pm

    Respected Sir,
    I will start preparing for UPSC 2012 exam in sometime. The problem is that I’m not good in Hindi ; Its the only regional language I know.
    I know its of qualifying nature but still UPSC has really high standard. And if I start concentrating on that I will be unable to concentrate on my Mains.
    Please Sir, Do suggest something to get me out of this dilemma

    • RAU'S IAS -  July 25, 2011 - 3:36 am

      Dear Mehak,

      Do not worry too much about the compulsory Hindi language paper.

      (1) The paper on Indian Language (in your case, Hindi) will be of Matriculation or equivalent standard and will be of qualifying nature only; the marks obtained in this papers will not be counted for ranking.

      (2) The aim of this paper is to test a candidate’s ability to read and understand serious discursive prose, and to express his ideas clearly and correctly in the
      Indian language concerned (in your case, Hindi).

      (3) The pattern of questions would be broadly as follows :
      (i) Comprehension of given passages.
      (ii) Precis Writing
      (iii) Usage and Vocabulary
      (iv) Short Essay
      (v) Translation from English to the Hindi and vice-versa

      To prepare for this paper you may refer to a basic Hindi grammar book (go through and revise the grammatical concepts) and solve 10 years question papers in Hindi language paper. That is all.

      All the Best,
      Rau’s IAS

  14. Kuldeep Chaudhary -  July 15, 2011 - 9:44 am

    Hi, this is side Kuldeep chaudhary, I want join RAU”S for public admin main examination..can you send me detail at my mail id..and prcocess , how can i join you….i am delhi/Ncr location based…and want join your delhi center….

  15. megha bansal -  July 28, 2011 - 11:09 am

    hello sir..i am 3rd year Btech student from electronics…i would like to know whether i should opt for public administration with geography or some other subject of engineering???is geography tough??

    • RAU'S IAS -  July 29, 2011 - 5:37 am

      Dear Megha,

      Go with Geo and Pub Ad. They are very good optional subjects and also highly opted by B.Tech/Science grads.

      Rau’s IAS

  16. vishal -  August 4, 2011 - 5:09 am

    Sir I want to prepare for ias, can u plz tell me the refrence book in hindi medium for both preliminary and main with paper wise..thank you sir

    • RAU'S IAS -  August 8, 2011 - 4:19 am

      Dear Vishal,

      For General Studies, you must refer to NCERT books (Hindi Medium):
      i) General Science : 9th and 10th Standards
      ii) History : 11th and 12th Standards
      iii) Geography : 11th and 12th Standards
      iv) Economics : 11th Standard (Preferably latest edition)

      It is best to refer to and rely on our study material (study material is made after consulting all the best resources and in accordance with the syllabus and the prevailing pattern of the exam) for civil services exam preparation –

      Rau’s IAS

  17. manish singh -  August 5, 2011 - 11:17 am

    dear sir,

    i m mech engineering student and i m preparing for up-psc with physics and chemistry
    as my main subject….. plz sir tell will these subjects be right choice for me…..

    • RAU'S IAS -  August 8, 2011 - 4:43 am

      Dear Manish,

      (1) Generally, B.Tech students do not opt for science subjects because of their high difficulty level (in UPSC exam) and therefore low conversion/success rate. Before you finalize to opt for any science subject you should (a) check its syllabus (download the syllabus from the home page of our website) and (b) difficulty level (by solving 10 years question papers).

      Opt for such subject if you can manage to get a reasonable score consistently.

      (2) I suggest you read the article on ‘How to select optional subjects in Mains exam’ at

      Rau’s IAS

  18. amit kumar -  August 26, 2011 - 2:31 pm

    I am a new aspirant of upsc csp exam.I am preperating for it in hindi midium.So please give me sample papers of csat in hindi and for general studies also.thanks.

    • RAU'S IAS -  August 29, 2011 - 8:48 am

      Dear Amit,

      You will find some question papers here –

      You can also purchase 10 years question papers from any book shop (that sells competitive books).

      All the best,
      Rau’s IAS

  19. MANOJ SHARMA -  September 22, 2011 - 9:31 am

    give me some hindi sample papers of RPSC IInd Grade teacher Hindi Subject based on NCERT Book.

  20. manish singh -  September 22, 2011 - 11:13 am

    dear sir,
    m mech engg in job now getting 45-49000 pm but stiill job profile and timing is very odd thats why i want to go for UPPSC is it be good choice for getting some top ranks through UPPSC in terms of job profile and financial aspect both.

    plz sir, give me your suggetion .

    thank you

    manish singh

  21. T.S. MAAN -  October 9, 2011 - 8:05 am

    Dear sir, me hindi medium se hu. me b.a.IInd year me hu. mera ias ka exam 2015 me hogu kyoki meri age kam h. to muje abhi se ias kya read krna hoga. kya 2015 tak optinal subject hat jayege. plz guide me sir i m in confusin. plz……….

    • RAU'S IAS -  October 10, 2011 - 7:41 am

      Dear TS,

      Optionals subject ke baare mein abhi se kuch nahi keh sakte.

      Teyari abhi (i) General Studies (which will not change) and (ii) Current Affairs (newspapers, Competition Success Review) se start karein. Optionals subjects college clear karne ke baad dekhenge.

      Rau’s IAS

  22. Rahul -  October 10, 2011 - 2:51 pm

    Sir me i.a.s 2013 ka exam dunga .me ba 2nd year me hu. Sir me c.c.s university meerut se b.a kar raha hu .sir me ye janna chahta hoon ki mere b.a 3rd year ke exam aur c.s.e 2013 ek date me to nahi honge

    • RAU'S IAS -  October 12, 2011 - 5:22 am

      Dear Rahul,

      The 1st stage (Preliminary Exam) of Civil Services Exam is usually held in the month of May every year (its a 1 day exam).
      The 2nd stage (Mains Exam) of Civil Services Exam is usually held in the month of Oct every year (conducted over approximately 21 days).

      Exact dates of 2013 exam will be notified by UPSC after 2012 exam.

      Rau’s IAS

  23. hema verma -  October 12, 2011 - 1:45 pm

    respected sir,
    kya aap mujhe koi aise website k bare me bata sakte hai jisse hindi midium k students ias exam, syllebus of optional subject & previouse year question papers of optional subject k bare me woh sabhi jankariya hindi midium me nikal sake jise hum english language me hone k karan thik se samajh nahi pate.
    please sath hi mujhe yeh bhi bataye ki optional subjects(public adeministration& philosophy) mains k liye important books kon kon si hai, please reply me sir. thanku so much.

    • RAU'S IAS -  October 13, 2011 - 12:40 pm

      Dear Hema,

      Hindi medium mein agar website nahi bhi hai to usse koi pharak nahi padeta. Study Material Hindi mein bahut milta hai. website pe hindi mein syllabus aur question papers mil jaenge.

      Public Administration ke liye hamare Study Material se study karo. Books bahut saari hai lekin study material exact exam clear karne ki tayari karata hai. Philosophy mein hum nahi study karate, isliye hume nahi pata.

      Rau’s IAS

  24. meghabansal -  October 13, 2011 - 3:04 pm

    send me 19 2011 june net lifescience paper in hindi

  25. yamini -  October 14, 2011 - 11:08 am

    sir , i m student of 3 year in computer science….. m ras k liye apply krna chahti hu , sir kya aap mujhe bta skte h ki mujhe kaunse subjects lene chahiye………… thank u so much sir…………….

    • RAU'S IAS -  October 17, 2011 - 7:24 am

      Dear Yamini,

      1) Rajasthan Administrative Services (RAS) ke liye aap humare Jaipur centre ke counselor se baat kare.
      Phone numbers: 0141-6450676, 0141-3226167, +91-9351528027

      2) Also for optional subjects (methodology to pick optional subjects, suggestions for B.Tech students, etc) you should read our article and related Q&A’s on

      Rau’s IAS

  26. banti -  October 18, 2011 - 3:50 pm

    i am Bca 5th semester student.i will complete my Bca in 2012 and after Bca i want to prepare for ias.i choose public adminstration as first optional subject sir please sujest me for second optional and send me public adminstration study material in my email id.

    • RAU'S IAS -  October 21, 2011 - 7:27 am

      Dear Banti,

      Public Administration is a good optional subject. The details about study material in Pub Ad and the procedure to purchase it from the institute is available here –

      For help on selecting optional subjects, please go through our blog on ‘subject selection’ and related Q&As at

      Rau’s IAS

  27. Sagar -  October 29, 2011 - 5:16 am

    Sir mera nam sagar hai or 2014 ias exam dena chata hu, mai coaching nahi la sakta, kya aap mujha csat or general studies k liya hindi medium me koi book bata sakta hai, or ias ke liya kuch tips bhe, kya 2014 tak mains patern change ho jayega

    • RAU'S IAS -  November 1, 2011 - 10:54 am

      Dear Sagar,

      Regarding books and resources
      Best would be that you rely on our Study Material in GS and CSAT (Hindi medium). Besides this you can go through NCERT school books in Geography, History, Economy, etc. A list of reference books is also provided with the study material.

      About Changes in Mains Exam

      Nothing can be said about 2014 yet.

      Dr Y.K.Alagh committee, in its 2001 report, recommended significant changes to the pattern of civil services examination. In order to establish a level playing field it recommended that the optional subjects at the Preliminary and Mains examination be replaced by compulsory papers.

      Now, post the inclusion of Paper II (Aptitude Paper) in place of an optional subject at the preliminary stage of the examination from year 2011, UPSC is expected to push for changes at the level of the Main examination as well. It is seriously examining the proposal of including compulsory papers in place of optional papers.

      However, while announcing the changes in the pattern of the Civil Services Examination (Preliminary) – 2011, Dr D.P Aggarwal, chairman of the UPSC had said that though there are recommendations for changes in the pattern of main examination as well, but first the UPSC wants to check and ascertain the results and impact of the changes brought about in the pattern of the Preliminary Examination.

      For this purpose, a committee will be constituted and the decision, if any, will be taken after due consideration. Keeping in mind the above facts, ours advice to the Civil Services aspirants is that this entire process is going to be a time consuming, so be assured of no radical and drastic changes in the Mains examination immediately.

      UPSC, as it did in 2011, before the inclusion of Aptitude paper in place of optional paper at the Preliminary Exam, will give feelers and due notice to all concerned regarding the changes at the Mains Exam. Changes at the Preliminary Examination, to be brought about in 2011 exam, were confirmed by Prithvi Raj Chavan in March 2010 itself. He told the Lok Sabha on March 2010, that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had approved the proposal for the introduction of CSAT in the place of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination. He said that CSAT was expected to come into effect from 2011.

      All aspirants please note that there is nothing new that UPSC has indicated lately about the change in pattern of the Mains examination. Whenever, the change is brought into force (which does not seem as an immediate future happening, maybe a few years) it will affect one all equally.

      Rau’s IAS

  28. hema verma -  October 29, 2011 - 6:43 am

    sabse pehle thanku so much sir ki apne mere question pe dhyaneker uska ans diya. sir mai hindi midium ki student hu aur mai village me rehti hu aise me mujhe ek acchi cochin centre na mil pane k bawjud bina apna woqt aur enrgy wast kiye bina mai apne tiyyari kaha se aur kaise suru ? kya aap mujhe public adeministration , history & Gs ki last 10 years k question papers hindi midium me meri id per mail ker sakte hai ?kyonki mai ek poor family se belong kerti hu aise me mai duniya bhar ki books kharidker apna dimag aur paisa wast nahi kerna chahti aise me agar aap mujhe publicadministration ,history & Gs k liye important books ki list with writter name mere id per send ker de to aapki bahut meherbani hogi. thanku so much sir

  29. Dinkar -  November 2, 2011 - 6:42 am

    Sir i am in graduation final year .my age is 22 year kya me 2012 u.p p.c.s ka exam de sakta hu. Aur kya final year ka student b p.c.s exam us saal de sakta ha.

    • RAU'S IAS -  November 2, 2011 - 8:42 am

      Dear Dinkar,

      According to UPSC: Candidates who have appeared at an examination the passing of which would render them educationally qualified for the Commission’s examination but have not been informed of the results as also the candidates who intend to appear at such a qualifying examination will also be eligible for admission to the Preliminary Examination.
      It means that students in final year can also appear in Civil Services Exam.

      Rau’s IAS

    • Gaurav Kumar -  February 5, 2012 - 4:07 pm

      no graduation final year ka student pcs paper nahi de sakta kyonki he is not able .
      thank you

  30. arun garhewal -  November 27, 2011 - 2:39 pm

    Hindi sample paper is available on upsc’s website. Please download it from there.

  31. Rajesh pal -  February 1, 2012 - 1:24 pm

    i am hindi medium student but graduation complete
    in 2011 i am staret I.A.S. so can do me
    mughe hindi medium se karna hai
    to mai kar sakta hu
    mera subjects .
    main (public adm. &social sci.) hai
    mai mumbai me rahta hu lekin books nhi milti jaldi hindi me.

    • RAU'S IAS -  February 8, 2012 - 11:33 am

      Dear Rajesh,

      About language medium
      Medium voh rakhiye jispe pakad hai.

      At the Civil Services (Mains) stage, a candidate has to write descriptive answers. Candidates should choose the language medium in which he/she can write expressive and content rich answers. I suggest you keep the medium in which you have a better grasp and understanding. Marks are awarded for how accurately a student can express/answer a question within the word limit allowed (concisely). If you are unable to express yourself and therefore write good answers (in English) then there is a problem. Choose the medium in which you can write well and express precisely and correctly.

      Study Material
      For Study material in Pub Ad and Sociology

      Rau’s IAS

  32. Rajesh pal -  February 2, 2012 - 4:15 am

    mai hindi midium ka student hu aur mai mumbai me rehta hu .
    kya aap mujhe public adeministration , history & Gs ki last 10 years k question papers hindi midium me meri id per mail ker sakte hai ?
    aise me agar aap mujhe publicadministration ,history & Gs k liye important books ki list with writter name mere id per send ker de to aapki bahut meherbani hogi.

    • RAU'S IAS -  February 8, 2012 - 11:37 am

      Dear Rajesh,

      Last 10 years question papers aap kisi bhi book shop se buy kar sakte hai. We do not sell them separately.

      Last 10 years question papers are also included with our study material. Civil Services Exam ke liye individual books ke bajae comprehensive study material par rely kare.

      Rau’s IAS

  33. Gaurav Kumar -  February 5, 2012 - 4:04 pm

    pleasa give me upsc IAS examination old sample paper
    thank you

    • RAU'S IAS -  February 8, 2012 - 11:25 am

      Dear Gaurav,

      You can download the Civil Services Examination’s previous year question paper (link available on the homepage itself) on UPSC’s website itself.

      10 years question papers will be available at any book shop that sells books for competitive exams.

      Rau’s IAS

  34. Dolly -  February 25, 2012 - 5:02 am

    I need 10 years examination paper for the preparation, so i can better know which kind of paper come in exam for ias.
    i need online papers.
    Is geography & economics are best combination for main.
    I want to know the processes of IAS exam pre & main

  35. deepak kumar -  March 17, 2012 - 1:48 pm

    sir Gug eveng
    pls sir mujhe ias interview& csat ke hindi me questoin paper ki jajoorat hai…………?

    pls send sir

  36. prachi -  April 8, 2012 - 3:50 am

    Will you plz send me csat 2012 model/sample papers in hindi with answer keys?
    Let me know about your batches for MAINS 2012 in NCR or Jaipur.

    • RAU'S IAS -  April 13, 2012 - 8:58 am

      Dear Prachi,

      CSAT previous years question papers will be available on UPSC’s website (

      Also, we have two free diagnostic tests (along with their analytics and solutions) available on our online testing website -> You can create your membership here (read instructions) and attempt these two model papers.

      New session and batches at both Delhi and Jaipur will commence from 1st June and 8th June 2012 respectively.

      Delhi batch details –
      June Batch details –

      Rau’s IAS

  37. gulab sony -  April 18, 2012 - 10:26 am

    I want to a ias. this time, i read in 12 th. please advise from news paper.

    • RAU'S IAS -  April 18, 2012 - 11:41 am

      Newspaper: The Hindu
      Magazine: The Frontline, Economist

      Rau’s IAS

  38. prachi -  April 19, 2012 - 6:55 am

    There is no paper found in hindi on upsc website.
    So will you plz send me as such in hindi on my email id?

  39. yamini -  September 2, 2012 - 12:49 pm

    sir i am final year student … mujhe ias pre k complete syllabus ki knowledge chahiye..and with complete study material , will u plz help me sir???

    • RAU'S IAS -  September 4, 2012 - 7:05 am

      Dear Yamini,

      Civil Services Preliminary Exam consists of two papers:
      1) Paper I (General Studies) – 200 marks
      2) Paper II (Aptitude) – 200 marks

      To prepare for Paper I, the candidate should see the last ten years’ question papers of General Studies Preliminary Exam. These questions will give
      them a fair idea as to how the question is framed from the respective themes of the syllabus and also know the difficulty level.
      1. Current Events of National and International Importance – Here, questions generally revolve around such happenings that have taken place during the previous 12 months.
      2. History of India and Indian National Movement – Under this topic, questions include social, economic and political aspects of ancient, medieval and modern
      Indian history. Special emphasis should be given to 19th century resurgence and the attainment of the Indian Independence.
      3. Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World – Geography questions usually focus on Indian geography,
      with regard to physical, social and economic aspects.
      4. Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues etc. – In these topics, an analysis of the
      previous years’ questions suggests that majority of the questions cover the themes related to the Indian Constitution and the existing political system.
      5. Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc. – Recent developments
      in the field of economic priorities are also a favourite area for questioning. The candidate should be more focused on various policy programmes initiated by
      the government to eradicate poverty.
      6. General Issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – This is a new topic added in the new pattern of the syllabus, so the
      candidates should thoroughly understand the basic concepts of Ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change. They should also keep in mind the recent
      debates on environment and climate change.
      7. General Science – In this segment, questions include the basics and scientific awareness of related areas. It comprises themes such as physics, astrophysics, chemistry, botany, zoology, agriculture, medicine & life sciences etc. Though, each one of these is a fully developed discipline, but the questions asked here are the ones that can be expected from a well-educated person without any special knowledge of these disciplines.

      The Paper II (CSAT/Aptitude) is an Aptitude Test modified to test the competency of a prospective IAS officer who ensures social justice and takes decisions under the shadow of ethics. All Aptitude Tests are modified Intelligence Tests (IQ Tests). Under the axiom that human intelligence is a function of two skills – Ability to express thoughts better and understand what others have to convey, and Cognitive Ability, all aptitude tests check for Verbal and Numerical Ability, with a smattering of Reasoning questions.

      Apart from this CSAT, being a test of recruitment to Civil Services, will test whether a candidate can handle the kind of Decision Making under the shadow of Ethics that an ideal IAS is capable of. CSAT lays more focus and gives more weight age to Comprehension section (as compared to other tests). The focus here would be on Comprehension and Decision Making & Problem solving skills. The other areas tested are Reasoning, General Mental Ability, Basic Numeracy and Verbal Skills (English language Comprehension and Interpersonal Skills).
      Fr more information – click here

      We provide coaching and study material in both Paper I and Paper II.
      For Personal Guidance Program (coaching) – click here
      To purchase study material only – click here

      Rau’s IAS

  40. Madhuri Sharma -  September 21, 2012 - 11:37 am

    sir i want to b an I.A.S officer…..but i dont have money to take coaching …so can you help…how can i prepare for this….plz reply

    • RAU'S IAS -  September 25, 2012 - 6:25 am

      Dear Madhuri,

      Do not be disheartened if you do not have money to take coaching. Only coaching is not going to decide your fate. Given your circumstances, work harder and with more dedication and motivation to make the best of what is available in terms of study resources.

      Guidelines for self study
      One needs to keep in mind the basic fact that if the goal is to reach the highest level of achievement, then one must have not only ample patience for details, but should be able to keep the big picture regarding any theme in one’s mind at the time of study. Thus the preparation strategy is to follow a mix of both micro and macro level approaches. The first step in this direction is the understanding of the syllabus. One must look at the syllabus closely and in detail. After that, one should analyze the past years’ question papers that indicate the important areas, as well as, the real scope of the syllabus. Then comes the next step of apportioning of time depending on the importance and length of each area.

      Prepare a time schedule which helps you cover the syllabus and keep you on track. You will have to be consistent and devote about eight-ten hours of quality time consistently over a year (or year and a half). It is emphasized that more than quantity, quality of time must be given utmost importance.

      The next step would cover the selection of right books and an efficient method to study them. The basic guideline at the start of the preparations for both Preliminary and Main Examination is to read N.C.E.R.T. books on related subjects. There is no substitute for them. One should refrain in the beginning from reading guidebooks, as they load you with information, but with very little concept.

      NCERT Books: Social Studies
      • Civics: 6th – 10th standard
      • Political Science: 11th and 12th standard
      • Geography: 6th – 12th standard
      • Sociology: 11th and 12th standard
      • History: 6th – 12th standard
      • Economics: 9th – 12th standard (latest edition)

      NCERT Books: General Science
      • Physics, Chemistry, Biology: 9th and 10th Standards

      For Current Affairs and General Knowledge (make a habit of reading newspapers and magazines regularly and analytically. The events of National and International which effect human lives at large are important from General Studies point of view)
      • The Hindu, Times of India, Frontline, The Economist, Pratiyogita Darpan (very important)

      You must make a regular habit of writing at least one page on current and contemporary events, issues and affairs every day, of what you observe from newspapers/news, magazine, etc. The events of National and International importance which effect human lives at large are important from General Studies point of view.

      Thereafter, one must refer to a study material which is prepared primarily with the objective of helping students clear/crack the civil services exam. One should look for a study material which is prepared in accordance with the civil services syllabus and upsc’s pattern of question papers. Material should be comprehensive and exhaustive. If followed properly, it would prepare you thoroughly for the exam.

      Vastness of the syllabus (required to be covered) is one of the main challenges in Civil Services Exam. I agree that it is difficult to devise a plan that will help you to cover the entire syllabus. My first advise will be that you follow an integrated approach towards covering the syllabi of the General Studies (Mains), Essay paper (Mains) and General Studies (Prelims). Go through the portions of GS (Mains and Prelims) which overlap with each other descriptively and remember points which are important from Prelims perspective objectively.

      Once again, you must devote time reading 1 newspaper (The Hindu) and 1 journal regularly (Frontline/Pratiyogita Darpan) regularly and analytically. [GS questions are becoming more practical in nature and are being increasingly based on knowledge of current affairs and general awareness (which can only be acquired from voracious reading of newspapers and magazines). Such questions may require application of more than one concept/fact. Aspirants should develop an application based approach to do well in General Studies paper.]

      Rau’s IAS

  41. mintu -  October 14, 2012 - 6:52 pm

    how much times we should guide me

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