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Getting selected in the UPSC exam while still in job

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Many candidates wonder if it is possible to get selected in the UPSC CSE exam or the IAS examination while also being in a job. The answer is yes but there are many riders to it. Many students are discussing it in an online forum and you can join them if you want to know more on this. Some excerpts:

I dnt know but may be i hav a misconception that people cant clear IAS xam while still engaged in job and without taking leave. And even if they r through their rank could nt be very good ,i.e say within 200 or 300.

2009 CS
1.GhanShyam Thori-Rank26th was in work wid Kodak/finance
2.Cyril 300+ Rank:-workd in Secreteriat
3.Rashmita Panda AIR 13th was workin as a teacher
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den d most concernd person,u may take into consideration z Topper2010CS:Ms. S. Divyadharshini:working as a banker in State Bank of India….!.
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so,nw i wud lik sum wid only wrds dat Dear "only determination/passion/feeling to serve Society(nation) matters"…either it is for UPSC:CS xam or for any thing else…!
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nyways,neither i hav attempted even at once nor m havin enough Xperiance…!m preparing only for "how to becum an aspirant"….so if dis short(n sortd hahah)info may sumhow z nt as enough,do post sum odrs qurries……people aspired CS or in aspiration wil help u sure… 🙂
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I am still working as an engineer in BHEL since 2009(after qualifying from college). Luckily got 89th rank this time. this was my second attempt. gave interview even in first attempt. though it is a bit though. but quite manageble. (Gaurav)

mahendra

congratulations awkash…i was working initially wid DRDO and then with Indian railways…i got 37th rank in CSE-2010

Rank 1 was working for SBI …. was reading around 4-5 hours per day
( According to interview to NDTV or CNN IBN .. i dont remember )

 

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May 14th, 2011 at 10:04 am

UPSC Civil Services Main examination will start from 29 October 2010

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UPSC has just released the Examination schedule for the year 2010. If you are still wondering when the UPSC CS (Main) exam will start, the answer is 29 October 2010 and will last for 21 days. Of course, this is subject to change as written in the disclaimer (which is very rare). See the snapshot below saved from the UPSC website few moments ago.

It also has the dates for other UPSC exams such as the CDS, NDA, IES, Geologists’ exam, Central Police Forces Exam, Indian Forest services etc.

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January 9th, 2010 at 11:11 am

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. 2

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This is continuation from an earlier post on how Purushottam Agarwal is in an interview board. Please read volume one, other details and disclaimer here.

These are some of the questions that were asked to would-be IAS officers in his board:

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January 6th, 2010 at 6:40 pm