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Interview Board of Nirbhay Sharma in UPSC Interviews 2011

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If you want to know the experiences of people who have taken UPSC Civil Services Interviews 2011 in the board of Lt. Gen. (retd.) Nirbhay Sharma, then you can follow this link on an online forum.

Here are some excerpts from that discussion:

nirbhay sharma board..

hey guys i had nirbhay sharmas board.. very short intrvw.. lasted fr just 18-20 mins… i could not give very good answers.. did he ask anyone abt internal prob of pakistan….

 

I had N.Sharma Board also, it was kind of stressful as well as speedy interview.. lasted for 25-28 minutes. Waise Ajay Bhai aapke comments padh kar kaafi tension hoa gayi hai.. I am just hoping that everything will turn out +ve for all of us…
Cheers

 

See image of discussion below:

orkut - nirbhay sharma board..

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April 13th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Is clearing the UPSC Civils same as winning a lottery?

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The following extracts are from a discussion on the Orkut forum (the page may have been removed if the link gives an error) few days ago. It discusses among other things how the UPSC Civil Services Exam (IAS exam) is unpredictable, the subject score trends etc. Please note that all views below are the views of the UPSC aspirants in the said forum. Follow the link to see the authors if the page exists. Please note that it is a discussion and you may have problems understanding it; follow the link if the page is there.

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January 12th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

Yoga as hobby in the UPSC Civil Services Exam interview

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A lot of people give Yoga as hobby in the popular ‘IAS exam (Civil Services Exam).’ In a forum a person gives a small but useful list of questions that could be asked if your hobby (real or indicated 😉 ) is Yoga! It is fashionable among UPSC aspirants to include Yoga as a hobby in the Main exam form! Follow all the links for original authors and more discussion:

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January 7th, 2010 at 5:02 pm

Purushottam Agarwal in UPSC interview board: Vol. 1

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The following is the experience of students in the UPSC Civil Services Examination (IAS exam) Interview board 2008. These are excerpts from the discussion on a popular Orkut forum (link may have expired now and content may be missing).

The students were discussing how Purushottam Agarwal was as an interview board chairperson/interviewee in the year 2008 (April-May). This will be useful for anybody looking for preparation tips and strategies for the Civil Services Examination interviews. Please note that one paragraph below is the experience/narrative by one person except where indicated otherwise. Visit the link above to see if the thread exists. Part 2 will be published soon. Grammatical mistakes/typos have not been corrected thanks to lack of time.

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January 6th, 2010 at 2:16 pm

Debate on the fee exemption to females in the UPSC Prelims

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UPSC aspirants and students (including females) are debating the utility and futility of the fee remission that has been made available to the women applicants now along with the SCs, STs and the PH candidates. These are excerpts (as on 12 pm, 5 Jan, 09) of the debate on a forum (link may have expired).

Not all agree that this move by UPSC vis-a-vis the Civil Services examination will lead to some kind of empowerment etc. and that it is a mere tokenism. Please note that all views in block quotes below are by students/participants in the said forum.

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January 5th, 2010 at 12:08 am

UPSC will not charge any examination fee from females

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In the recently notified UPSC Civil Services Examination (also called the IAS Exam/examination by many), the Union Public Service Commission has decided to give fee exemption to females along with the SCs, STs and the PH category. This is a welcome step and probably will be admitted in the UPSC examination system and be applied to all the exams conducted by the commission.

Please note that this fee is the remission on the 50 Rupees fee to be paid after buying the application form. Women and everyone else (including the SC, ST, PH category candidates) have to buy the UPSC forms in 20 Rupees and there is no fee rebate on that.

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January 4th, 2010 at 6:10 pm