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Cracking UPSC with a job! Is it possible?
One of the most repetitive question asked in the UPSC community is that whether a full time working person dedicatedly prepare for UPSC? Or does he need to leave his job and prepare. Now, since the eligibility criteria for IAS is minimum 21 years of age, a lot of IAS aspirants are working professionals trying to balance their studies along with their work.
Mohd. Yashab on Jan. 5, 2017
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UPSC Pathshala Test 01 with Hints
UPSC Pathshala launched its test series on December 25th. Here are the questions and the hints. This test was largely based on Current Affairs and had no negative marking. Try it out.
Atul Jain on Dec. 27, 2016
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10 most illustrious Civil Servants of India
Being an IAS is a dream itself, but bigger dream is to be one who inspires lakhs of people to lead a better life. We present to you a biography of 10 such people, who make us believe that Civil Services is still a noble profession!
Mohd. Yashab on Dec. 29, 2016
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India's best test series for UPSC 2017: Test 01
The test has 50 questions, and has to be solved in one hour. The paper is heavy on current affairs, keeping in mind the recent trends at the prelims.
Atul Jain on Dec. 27, 2016
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Humanities Graduate, why you should go for UPSC?
As aspirants of the UPSC examinations, we are all aware of the vast syllabus and the extent of knowledge that one needs to be prepared with, in order to crack civil services. We know of the current affairs, general studies and other subjects that the civil service preparations entail. One quick look at the syllabus and subjects can tell us the amount of social science and humanity subjects like history, political science, sociology, philosophy and psychology etc. one needs to go through....
Naincy on Nov. 13, 2016
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UPSC after Engineering: Is it a good idea?
With growing awareness about the grand career in civil services, a huge chunk of students are considering it as a primary career option and planning their career path by the civil services. Gone are the days of last decades, where only art graduates used to opt for the career in civil services. The statistics of the situation are changed now. A student from various fields like engineering, medical, law, etc. is considering UPSC as a better career option. 
Onkar Dichwalkar on Nov. 13, 2016
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Top 10 probable questions on demonetization in UPSC Mains!
I am sure you all must have heard enough noise about demonetization and many of you must have spent considerable amount of time standing in some or the other queue. This issue, being a radical step, is of obvious importance in Civil Services Mains. Here we are presenting top 10 probable questions, that might be asked on demonetization in the Mains Examination. Instead of wasting your time in admiring or cursing politicians, try these questions out!
Atul Jain on Nov. 21, 2016
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Black Money: An economic and social evil
Black money is the money on which appropriate taxes have not been paid to the government. It is generally obtained illegally and thus kept away from declaration. It is an economic menace as it deprives the government of the legitimate share it deserves in the taxation. This blocks the circulation of money and leads to its accumulation of money, which remains unaccounted. 
Atul Jain on Nov. 25, 2016
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Liquidity: Life blood of real and parallel economy
Liquidity, in economics, means the availability of cash with people which could be used for economic action. Generally, it means the cat people have at hand, which can be spent without the involvement of any intermediary. 
Atul Jain on Nov. 25, 2016
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UPSC Mains 2016: GS Paper 1 Solution
Have you appeared in Civil Services Mains 2016 conducted by UPSC? Are you planning to appear next year? Here is the detailed hints and structures of answers of all the questions of General Studies Paper 1.
Atul Jain on Dec. 5, 2016
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नागरिकता संशोधन अधिनियम
नागरिकता अधिनियम वो कानून है जिसके द्वारा विभिन्न राष्ट्र अपने नागरिकों को, उनके अधिकारों को और उनके कर्तव्यों को परिभाषित करता है. इस कानून द्वारा निवासी और नागरिक में फर्क किया जाता और जबकि निवासियों के पास भी कुछ अधिकार होते हैं, अधिकतर कानूनी अधिकार नागरिकों के पास होते हैं. नागरिकता एक कानूनी मुद्दा है. भारत में १९५५ मैं ये अधिनियम सबसे पहली बार पास किया गया था. इस अधिनियम में कई संशोधन किये गए हैं और सबसे नवीनतम संदशोधन जुलाई २०१६ में किया गया. इस संदशोधन के अनुसार पाकिस्तान, बांग्लादेश और अफगानिस्तान में रह रहे धार्मिक अल्पसंख्यकों (हिन्दू, जैन, बौद्ध, सिख, ईसाई) का भार में स्वागत है. इस संसोधन के द्वारा समीकरण से नागरिकता प्राप्त करने की समय अवधि अब ६ वर्ष कर दी गयी है. कहने का अर्थ ये है की पहले नागरिकता प्राप्त करने के लिए किसी व्यक्ति को काम से काम ११ साल भारत में रहना होता था अथवा केंद्र सरकार के अधीन कार्यरत होना होता था. ये अवधि अब घटा के ६ साल कर दी गयी है. इस अधिनियम से जुडी हुई कुछ बातें हैं जिनपर बात करना ज़रूरी है. सबसे पहला मुद्दा है की इस कानून के किसे फायदा होगा। इस कानून द्वारा भारतीय सरकार ने अल्पसंख्यकों को परिभाषित कर दिया है और पाकिस्तान, अफगानिस्तान, बांग्लादेश में रह रहे इन अल्पसंख्यक वर्गों के पास ये विकल्प है की वो भारतीय नागरिक बन पाएं। इन तीनों देशों में रहन रहे मुस्लिमों के पास ये विकल्प नहीं है. ये परिभाषा विवाद का विषय है. इस परिभाषा में ये धरना है की इन देशों में...
Naincy on Oct. 6, 2016
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The curious case of Cow Vigilantism in India
As a citizen of a secular and democratic country, we need to take a certain stand to keep the social harmony intact. The current cow vigilantism is based on communalism and violence of the worst degree. The issue is kept boiling my many fundamental religious outfits for political gains.
Onkar Dichwalkar on Oct. 7, 2016
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Uniform Civil Code
This article talks about the current status of the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in India and the debates around it. Firstly, one needs to deconstruct the term Uniform Civil Code and understand what it means. The debate around UCC had been alive for more than 60 years now. UCC is a set of codes or a set of rules (generally speaking, a set of laws) that are uniform for all citizens in India irrespective of their caste, religion, gender etc. Indian legal system ...
Naincy on Oct. 25, 2016
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Video Revolution in UPSC: Watch and learn!
Exam preparation is a tricky domain. You can never be sure about which way to go, what to read and what to leave or which method is the best to remember. Especially if the exam is something like the civil services exam which has a big syllabus which concerns many subjects. Students preparing for UPSC exams can always be in a fix about which books to read, how to prepare notes and more importantly, how to remember everything that they read.
Naincy on Oct. 26, 2016
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Understanding Balochistan from India’s perspective
The age old issue of Balochistan was surfaced recently when India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the reference of Balochistan in his recent Independence Day speech. Mr. Modi has previously given a statement saying, Pakistan should answer the world for the atrocities they have committed in Balochistan and Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. With the direct reference to the issue of Balochistan from the from a paramount podium of the Independence Day Speech, Indian Prime Minister undoubtedly stirred the global diplomatic equation. Some welcomed this move of our Prime Minister, and some people criticized it. In this article, we will understand both of the sides and analyze the possible outcome. 
Onkar Dichwalkar on Oct. 26, 2016
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Everything you should know about UPSC Civil Services Exam
"I want to become IAS/IPS." You might have heard this sentence a lot of times before from your peers, cousins or toppers. Now, you must be wondering what it means exactly? What is the full form of these terms? These terms are related to the civil services in India. A statutory government body Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) conducts the Civil Services exam every year to select civil servants for various government departments. For example, Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Revenue Services(IRS) and many other All India services.
Onkar Dichwalkar on Oct. 26, 2016
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India at NSG: To be or not to be?
Even in the era of globalization, China’s diplomatic policy is not modern and universal in nature. Chinese diplomacy still maneuvers as a diplomacy of a 19th-century expansionist state. Technically China bears all the qualities of a super power and dominating judge, but she never implements that role like the US does. Apart from its immediate neighbors China never wastes its resources and power by meddling in the politics and administration of countries out of its geopolitical region
Onkar Dichwalkar on Nov. 4, 2016
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Death Penalty for Rape: The Judicial Position
In December 2012, a gruesome gang rape of a 22-year-old girl in Delhi shook the country within. Across the country, people with different backgrounds, class, gender, age, regions & religions gathered on the streets and gave voice to their protest. Due to massive public outrage, this case had become the priority of government as well as our judicial system. Because of this case, the issue of rapes in India was thoroughly discussed by media and common citizens.
Onkar Dichwalkar on Nov. 4, 2016
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Citizenship Amendment Act: A detailed discussion
The recently proposed Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016 was in the news when Rajya Sabha appointed 10 of it’s members to the joint committee of parliament to go through and analyze this bill thoroughly. The bill is under the scrutiny of the opposition as well as the Intellectual fraternity of the country. In this article, we are going to discuss the original Citizenship Act and the proposed amendments by the current union government. We will also analyze the bill with a perspective of Indian Constitution.
Onkar Dichwalkar on Nov. 4, 2016
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