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2014 UPSC CSE Essay paper had CSAT agitation in mind.

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See the question paper below. They certainly had it in mind. The question on standardized tests.

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March 21st, 2015 at 6:30 am

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Details of demands of those agitating against CSAT

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These images take from public posting of Chattra Adhikar manch list in detail the points they want to make about C-SAT and step motherly treatment of Hindi/vernacular students in UPSC CS.

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March 20th, 2015 at 10:07 am

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Weird UPSC CSE Interview questions and a discussion

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The following is an extract from the Orkut discussion group that is now not there. What is copied below is just portions of the discussion (march 2012). You will get an idea of how even the UPSC slips so often (unless you defend them by saying it is deliberate).

He asked–which “organization” is there in india for natural
disasters–i said NDMA…he said NO…it is national disaster management
committee.Lolz – Digvijay.

This is really SAD ……. I don’t even feel like typing “LOL”, “ROLF” etc …..This is actually Sick ……we are investing 2-3-4 years of our Life leaving 7 figured corporate jobs just to do something for the society so that we actually do something for our country, nt just cry, yell, abuse …….. In the end what we get  is –  facing such interviews and be victimized by lack of knowledge of people at the helms of  affairs ……Way to Go ! 😐

–Dont get booged down by borard members remarks…its a strategy by demI was also asked 7 hypothetical questions, all my answers were logically correct(said all after intreview n now wen am in service)..but board said “NOOOOOOOOOOOO”…I REMAINED COOL, CONIFIDENT…….have the courage of conviction…I was guided…i did so….final score 210…yr 2007– Sankalp

 

-chairman,he asked just 1 technical ques frm my engg.background..apart frm opinion oriented ques.I left that delivery by saying -sorry sir i m nt able to recall.But as i dont hav ny job experience in last 5years(4upsc attempts,3interview)..he generalized on just 1ques– u have forgotten ur engg.Bull shit…why i need to study engg.concepts for civils, n if i dont have a job then i m ineligible for CSE!!!  In one member’s ques i told the board that i m a generalist now n wid my answers they must hav seen it.Then,i gave him every explaination that initially my graduation subjects were nt there n i prepared them on my own(which is true,though strange) n then i m in the loop for past few yrs. Also,that i m nt in touch with conceptual part of my engg though applied aspects r knwn to me.But he didnt asked nythng further n made an opinion after just one ques.Only one word was picked from my form/summary sheet–BTech…nothng else was asked,apart frm one light ques that my interest is in sports.Though members were flat on my answers…but i dont knw whether chairman will b “able” to appreciate them or not. In d end again he asked what is ur backup–i said sir i m hopeful.he said u must have been hopeful in last couple of times,suppose u fail this tym then–i said sir,hypothetically if such an undesirable situation will arise,then i will be dejected but i hav to face it n even engg.line is open for me apart frm state civil services.so,in case,these were the stress ques then its ok…i will be 190+..but if he was narrow then around 165. – by someone who identified as MP.

-Dude …Look u r missing the point ……I m nt saying that members dnt have knowledge but passing false info to someone is nt at all healthy …….he is trying to say NDMA is nt the authority for Disasters in India but it’s committee …….even if he wanted to object to it ……he sould have investigated more , nt saying “NO”..this is nt a healthy practise ………this year , many candidates have been openly declared as “CORRUPT” by board due to their inability to convince board  on Why IAS ….I understand ..that’s strategy …but calling right info as wrong is nt good …..
Anyways ….dude if u r in Service …–by Digvijay

Vijay Singh Board: 19th march , first person in afternoon session. 1.     M1-You like watching television, what you watch on tv?2.     M1-What is your current source of information, if you don’t watch TV?3.     M1-What sites you browse on internet?4.     M1- who you will rate as the number 1 civil engineer? 5.     M2- how will your knowledge of civil engineering will help you as an administrator?  6.     M2-what is your opinion on interlinking of river project?7.     M2-We can protect environment if we guide it along the road? 8.     M2- Who is the professor at IIT Delhi who teaches meditation?9.     M2- What is the difference between the type of yoga taught by patanjali and those taught by ramdev & ravishankar?10.  M3-what type of education system should we have in India? 11.  M3- do you like reading books?12.  M3-which one was the last book you read

13. M3-what is the name of the main protagonist?14. M3-what you learn from his character?15. M4-tell about any one good project you did as an NSS Secretary?16. M4- was there no map of campus from before? 17. M4-what is spic macay? 18. M4-what is the name of IIT delhi prof who heads it?19. M5- what is there in the budget this time? 20. M5- Is service going to affect poor, how?21. M4-what qualities of Visvesvaraya should an administrator have?22. M1- have you been to Bihar recently?23. M1- what change you see in Bihar?24. M1-what about roads?25. M1- do you believe that if political will is there transformation can be brought about in a very short span of time? 26. M1- what lesson does it have for the people?

– By Gaurav Prakash

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March 19th, 2015 at 11:46 am

Avoid coaching, surf journals and reputed sites for UPSC preparation.

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Anyone who keeps an eye on reputed publications like Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) and other journals (including international ones) will know that now UPSC takes out lines, phrases, words, themes from here and places them in questions.
You can see that even in a paper like Philosophy.

Time to stop running after coaching institutes and do your own research and studies if you haven’t already.  Model answers are also often prepared from that text only obviously. So embrace the reputed publications in your areas; don’t run after run-of-the-mill texts, textbooks, coaching stuff.

 

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March 19th, 2015 at 9:41 am

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After the Interview Prep for IAS on Orkut

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The Orkut group ‘Interview Prep for IAS’ was a very active one. When Orkut shut down, some active members set up the forum at interview prep for ias dot com.

Do join it if you miss the group. It has about 2000 members.

Also see a replication of the site on Grupia grupia.com/993.interview-prep-for-ias It has 686 members as we write this.

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October 16th, 2014 at 11:01 am

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UPSC website now sometimes does not post results, links on home page

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UPSC aspirants and others may have noticed yesterday that the result of CS(P), 2014 was initially not on the home page. It was in the examinations page>written result page on the UPSC website.

UPSC has probably not done this for the first time. There are other results sitting there on that page. Later the link to result was put up on the home page. Many students initially who knew about results were initially unaware of the location of the results (as in the morning around 10am, the result was also not on the PIB website).

So in future if you are searching for results or some information, then do check and search the UPSC website thoroughly as there is more to results and UPSC than meets the eye. UPSC has a bad website anyway (cluttered, old look) and you will be better off doing your own navigation rather than believing the commission for everything.

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October 16th, 2014 at 10:23 am

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Synergy Public administration Mohanty coaching Review by Ngur

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This is Ngur’s comment who was disappointed by Synergy coaching institute submitted to this site.

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Synergy’ pub adm. I dont have words to describe how disappointd i was with the class. First of all, the classroom is totally congested..there is no space at all..there is not enough space or seats..in order to get a seat wit attached table, you have to arrive an hour before the class. If you get to seat at the back, there is just no point of sitting through the whole class as you will not be able to hear through their low budget, low quality mike..and the projector used for the back rows are if no use when the room is well lit!!! And once you are seated, you would rather not get up again till the class gets over..no matter what be the cause. My classes were during summer and most of the times i felt suffocated sitting there and trying to listen to lectures.. There is no proper setting for learning at all although we paid soooo much!!!..no wonder many would doze off during classes.  I tried recording them using my phone but didnt help much. How would be possible when the mike
and the sound system they use are sooo horrible!!!!
Most importantly, i was never told that there were many other teachers besides mohanty. Polity teacher was better in teaching when compared to mohanty. If you dont have knowledge about pub adm, you will certainly feel lost especially when listening to all those 3 rd time attempted students. Comon!! I came to learn pub adm, not listen to you guys telling sir and the rest how much you have attained and how brilliant you are!!! This shoulve handled by mohanty by telling them to discuss their issues later in private n not spoil the whole class..no wonder we always had to stay extra hours!!!
And mohanty sir’s lecture?? I feel much better and confident when i study myself than sit there listening him repeat lines in different manners 4/5 times over and over again. He couldve just said it once.
Mohanty classes are of no use at all. I really regret wasting my time there.

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August 23rd, 2012 at 9:50 am

upsc mains 2012- notice for not registered candidates DAF

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upsc has published a notice with a list of names and roll numbers 27 pages in pdf,  of candidates 2012 who have not registered for the Mains as the last date for submitting mains form online is 21 October 2012. Do it fast if your name is there and send it to upsc by 27 August (the hard copy).  The text below is the text form of the official pdf that upsc published and has formatting errors. CLick here to see the PDF text of upsc. Visit official website of upsc for more; this pdf and all info is only informative here.

____________________________

UNION
PUBLIC
SERVICE
COMMISSION

CIVIL
SERVICES
(MAIN)
EXAMINATION,
2012

NOT
REGISTERED
CANDIDATES

The
result
of
the
Civil
Services
(Preliminary)
Examination,
2012
has
been
declared
by
the
Union
Public
Service
Commission
on
28.07.2012.
In
all,
13092
candidates
have
qualified
for
admission
to
the
Civil
Services
(Main)
Examination,
2012.
All
these
candidates
have
to
REGISTER
THEMSELVES
WITH
THE
Commission’s
website
and
thereafter
submit
their
Detailed
Application
Form
(DAF)
through
online
latest
by
21.08.2012
for
admission
to
the
Main
examination.
The
result
of
Civil
Services
(Preliminary)
Examination,
2012,
DAF
for
the
Main
examination,
the
instructions
regarding
online
submission

 

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A very useful online thread for upsc knowledge and timepass

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There is a thread on a social networking site which is named the ‘bakwaas thread’ but it has a lot of info about the upsc exam apart from jokes and humour and timepass. You can check it if interested.

ratri ke is antim pahar mein aapka swagat hai …
sach hai bhai bilkul sach hai अंदाज तो UPSC ने चुरा लिए हैं ..ख्वाब तो जिंदगी ने छुपा लिए हैं तमन्नाएँ मुस्ताफिल हो गयी उनकी ..चेहरे जिन्होंने सजा लिए हैं

 

तुम्हें दारु लेने जाना ही पड़ेगा ..उनको तुम्हारे सपनो में आना ही पड़ेगा ..साली नमकीन पड़े पड़े सड़ गयी अलमारी में ..आज लगता है नामुराद को खाना ही पड़ेगा
wah wah irsad irsad !!! 🙂
btw Delhi me iti thand h, kaha jaoge…….aaj yado ko nasha bnake daru bhula do

 

नशे में रहना माना कि शराफत नहीं ..पर न रहूँ ऐसी मेरी आदत नहीं ..तेरी आँखों से पीना छोड़ दूं इस घडी ..गर कोई कह दे कि तू क़यामत नहीं ..कि तू क़यामत नहीं 
jo bhi bolo altaaf raja best hai ..
pehle to kabhi kabhi gam tha ab to har pal hi teri yaad satati hai ab to har pal hi teri yaad rulati hai

सही आदमी बन के भी हासिल क्या होगा ..मर चूका है वो अब कातिल क्या होगा ?

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January 27th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Online group for upsc interview preparation

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UPSC aspirants have come up with a Google group for upsc interview preparation and it could be helpful for preparation.

after a lull of two months -Nov and December, it’s time for action. We have 2 and half months left for interviews , if things go as they did last year. I have the nice experience of being in the google group for mains preparation and want to replicate the same for interview too. So Anyone  who is expecting a mains call and willing to contribute can join the group. What  is the plan : we need to cover1.all current affairs from December  2011 to March 20122.  hobbies- we will collect database of qns for hobbies of each member, like if only one person is having hobby related to kabaddi, then others will pour with their questions. 3. qns related to home state and cities4. Graduation subjects-  Engg/Science etc. 5.  Focus on International relations 6. discussion on major national events 7.  Famous books and themes    

Don’t know how genuine it is: do see this thread for more. Don’t reveal your mail id easily to others is all we can suggest.

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January 27th, 2012 at 9:15 pm