If anyone with Pub Ad as optional is residing at Jia Sarai, then let me know.regardsAlok
What do you fellas think of English as an optional for mains? I would appreciate any personal experiences. You may also post some links if you have.Best-Sudhir.
socio and history ppl ping me here !
Guys,i have chosen pub ad as my first option and want to know how is mathematics as a choice?(am from an engineering background).
Sub:regarding the availability of handwritten class notes of Mukul sir (for psychology)Hello all Iv tried at Jawahar Book Depot...what he has to offer is the printed material of sir.(I went all the way from Kamla nagar(north))And the class notes he has , contain jumbled up pages all over.(like personality topics in aviation)I wrote the mains last time without sir's notes and I dont want to repeat that again...so please help me find anyone who can provide me sir's class notes.(I'v tried all shops of north area also but they dont have handwritten class notes,rather the printed material)Please helpThank you
Hi all,i also need handwritten psychology class notes of Mukul sir's . can somebody please please help...i am from hyderabad... i have asked many book stores here but no use.... please help....@anshul,even if you get please help me..........
Imran, you can opt mathematics only if you have done it at graduation level somehow. Such as in your engineering course, otherwise it would be difficult to score good marks in mathematics with at least 6 monts extensive study.I am having mathematics as my first optional so telling you that by my experienceRegardsAlok
how much money does it take to prepare in delhi?i mean to ask lodging food etc?and how easy or tough it is to stay there?moreover does it get stressful to be at ur room the whole day in case u r finished with ur coaching and all and preparing on ur own?
for optionals it will be about 40,000 and for general studies it will be around 60,000 and for stay in delhi it takes about 8000.stress depends on you
hello to everybodyplease some body help me and everybody , in obtaining mukhul pathak notes from rite sources, if material from jawahar is not in propershape.
English literature as second optional@Sudhir KhangerHie Sudhir, I can understand the dilemma of choosing the right optionals, I went through it and finally decided on Psychology and English Literature. Its a tough job to take up literature because there is no help available, no coaching, no good notes, no help on the net either, all that is there is a set of notes by some Bharat Tutorials that I got from Jawahar book shop. I still haven't been able to start with the English prep.If someone here with English as the optional could share his/her experience or guide a bit, it would really be very kind.ThanksShaveta
Hi,If any of you is taking economics as an optional, can you pls ping me? Need some help in getting the notes and would also help to connect to someone else who is preparing for the sameCheers,Kailash.N
Hi,If any of you is taking economics as an optional, can you pls ping me? Need some help in getting the notes and would also help connecting to someone else who is preparing for the same Cheers,Kailash.N
anybody having pol science as optinal...n hv done coachings....then plz help me out!!!
Hi Shubra..We really appreciate all your efforts and help..Hey guys..I have come across this e-book site, which may help for preparation.. For eg.. see this http://avaxhome.ws/ebooks/Politics_Sociology/Encyclopedi_litics.html..Also there are lots of books on global issues , routledge series of Key concepts which are on topics like politics,economics,key thinkers in psychology,sociology,philosophy and many more..You could also find magazines like The economist, Time, Wallstreet journal etc..I hope I have also helped you fellas..Thanks to Shubra di.. Good luck..Jayasree Ravindran..
Any body with optionals PUBLIC AD and HISTORY can contact me. i stay in hyderabad.
@anvitiyes i have pol sc as my 1st optional.what r u doing right now?do write.bye
hey,anyone from anthropology as optinal,can you just suggest some good material or standered text books.thankskanishka
@ monu,pol sc is my second optional...well for more u can contact me on email@example.com
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krishna knowledge tresury chennai has mukhul pathak sirs note... costs some 950 i think.... am not sure of the credibility whether its the real pathak sirs notes or not. but i have it, its good.
@tailthe notes u have is printed one or handwritten one.please let me knowthank u
@TAIL is there any prob like pages missing...handwriting bad or so...???
Handwritten.Handwriting good. I dont know whether any pages are missing or not because am in the process of prepartion. just finished first chapter alone.
Thanks Alok for you valuable comments abt Maths.As u have mentioned u too have pub ad as ur 2nd option. I have just begun with my prep and want to go ahead with self study.Will self study cost me on my prep(pub ad)?i stay in Pune otherwise we could form a gud study grp in Jiya Sarai.Guys,Please suggest on Psychology as a second option....
@tail: Will that hand-wriiten mukul pathak notes be sufficient?do email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I'm studyin at Prabha Academy, Chennai.
anyone who has soft copy of mukul pathak's note,please send me at email@example.com.
from where can I get the "IIPA journals ? Do we need the lastest or the old ones also are needed " ?
Hi guys,I have a small issue eating away my brain.Actually I have completed my masters and presently I am in US still searching for a job.I expressed my intentions to prepare for civils with my sister and brotehr-in-law.But my brother-in-law outrightly said to drop the plan and stay back in US and try for a software job.The reason he gave for asking me to drop Civils Plan was that one has to have a plan of civils right from the first year of their bachelors.Thats the reason he was asking me to drop the idea.He may be right but as far as my knowledge it`s not the case of every one .What do you guys say about this ?Hope some of you might have the faced the same situation.So thought of asking someone like you.I have done my bachelors in EEE and my masters in Computer Science.But I am planning to take PA and 1 more subject in Civils.If any one of you guys have a similar plans like me please do suggest me.If anyone in this blog are in US ,Please suggest me friends.Its not just that the market thats driving me back to India.Somehow I didn`t find anything interesting in US.Thanks A Lot guys.
Hi Guys...anybody has public administration and geography as their optionals.Pls do reply
i have public Admin and history.
thanx satyarafi...How r u preparing forpublic administration ?I mean how are you starting,what are you following?do you have any previous knowledge of PA in your bachelors?Reply Appreciated.....
no i dint have pub ad in my bachelor.i am just collecting info about xam pattern and previous question papers and syllabus also, i have yet to begin the preparation.
hey ppl,could anyone give opinion about Rau's Study Circle? I am planning to take Pub Ad and History as my optionals....
Hi All,please help me to get the "Yajana" journal, i am trying to get that magazine since 2 months, i am calling on phone numbers given on the Yojana website and sending mails but unable to get any responces.ThanksPratap
hello any one have softcopy of mukul pathak sir's psychology notes then ,please email firstname.lastname@example.org.Thank u
@PratapI think Yojana is available online now.I think you can get it by googling.
MaM, i got this on http://www.yojana.gov.in/about.asp, Thank you very much, i will be using this site untill i get the hard copy of the yojana series,MaM, is this suffice? or else i have to read kurukshetra also? am not much comfortable to read soft materials.Thankspratap
Is there anyone who has "LAW" as an optional...Please do reply...Thanx in anticipationRahul..
Yojana is more important and relevant.For GS, Essay as well as Pub ad.Leave Kurukshetra if you are reading Yojana.
where can i get mukul sirs notes in psychology in delhi?
Can we get an e-copy of the IIPA journals ? Else from where can I get the IIPA journals .. ? Do we need the lastest ones or the old ones also ?
Hello all is there anyone who can enlighten the world about Mr.Shobhik Sen's classes.
I want to prepare for UP PCS. Could you please help me.
hi me having socio and pub ad as my optionals. There is enough guidance available as far as pub admn. is concerned (thanks maam) , however it would be great if someone could help me out with socio (which institutes notes one should follow , or go thru ignou notes?)
@ all....Can anyone direct me to a blog on sociology similar to shubra mam's blog..I would be highly obliged.Thanx in advance,-Anant
Thank you MaM, i will follow Yojana journal onlyPratap
@super xero.hi. my 1st optional is sociology.wat strategy r u following?have u joined any coaching classes?
@ priyankaI have not joined any coaching classes...My strategy is vry simple.... i look at the syllabus and then i try to get my concepts right and gain competence on 1 topic at a time......CSE'10 will be my 1st attempt.. and i have just completed reading Sociology: Themes and Perspectives - Haralambos :)All the Best,-Anant
brother how did you fare in civil and what advice can you give me as i am also preparing by my self in delhi,no coaching.thanks in advance
Hi,My 1st optional is Sociology. Are you getting any coaching material or studying only standard books? Do you have list of books which we need to study?Regards,Manju
hi everbodyplease email me if anybody has mukul pathak notes soft copy .email@example.com
hi mam, congratulations for your achievement.im mano,ias asprirant going to give my prelims next yrim having lot of problems with manking notes in synoptic for,reading newspaper....i have enlisted my probles in detail below1.im not able to make synoptic notes,im goin for vajiram classes for geo,notes are pilling up ,the notes im reading but is it mandatory to memorize the notes ,or can it be memorized by writing synopsis,but in that sitaution synopsis are to be in detail......im not able to understand mam.....are synopsis supposed to be short or sufficient for having main ponts which can make up answer by manipulating....please help me man...i would be greatly obliged
@ManjuHello,I do not have any coaching material.... I am preparing from standard books... I do not know names of many books...because the place where i live has very little guidance on UPSC examination. But I can tell u the name of the books that i am studying-1.Haralambos - Themes and Perspectives (Already thru with this one)2. David Mandelbaum - Indian Society3. Y.Singh - Indian SocietyThen missing topics from IGNOU and INTERNET.Also.... I keep newspaper cuttings on various issues and try to seem them thru sociological eyes... As in - If there was a singur.... How would u see it from Interactionist perspective , Functionalist perspective and Conflict Perspective... It helps u in building concepts and write good answers and also prepares ur GS and Essay part well....PS: Since CSE'10 is my first attempt and i have not attended any coaching class - All this may be an approach borne out of my whims and fancies.....it may be wrong.... but on the flip side it may be correct as well :pAll The Best,-Anant
Hi guys,I am gona take th prelims in 2010.Nw regarding this india year book,manorama year book.Which year book should i buy for 2010 prelims,whether 2009 year book or 2010 year book.Pls clear my doub.sorry if am silly.
hi i appeared for my pelims this year hope to clear it.my optionals are public ad. and sociology. right now i m taking classes for socio but as far as mains preparation for public ad is concerned i m confused don't know from where to start can anybody help me regarding that ?
hi to all.i am preparing for 2010 attempt with the pub.ad. and electrical engg. ,is there any one with these optionals.please help me as i am new to it..thanks..
hello to allplease tell me about the ignoy notes as the source from where i can get the notes gave me subhra mam.but i think there is some problem to access that source or i am unable to get.so please if there is anyone who has ignou notes online or knowing the right link to get them, please let me know to get them.thanks..
I have 3 years before I can attempt CSE. Shall I start preparation with general studies or my 1st optional Pub. admin.
can any one suggest coaching for geography .. prelim -mains .. neetu singh or alok ranjan
Hi Chintu,I am preparing for the 2010 prelims, this is my first attempt. I am based in USA right now. Have you obtained the materials required for Pub Ad? I am a Software Engineer by profession.
@suhasiniI dont have any materials as of now .But trying to get some through my friends in India.What is your other optional subject?Can I have your email ID or else please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can know about each other.
I want to prepare for pre ias 2010 but dont have any idea wich sub is good r bad can anybody help me reg this.
vishu, als is good.it is in mukharjee nagar north campus.i dont know about the rest.
what's the size of the answer sheet provided by the UPSC for mains? It would be helpful if anyone could give the exact size.
Found it in a magazine as a comment. May be it will help us.Respected sir,I have been in Delhi in the educational field. I live in Delhi. My children are interested in this line of career. I did some research in the coaching for the Civil Services in English medium. Here is my finding. U need not reinvent the wheel.Sociology: UpendraGeography: Alok RanjanPsychology: Mukul sirGS: Sriram's has the best faculty( Vajiram is a propaganda-driven tutorial- irrelevant information dump)Pub admn: please do not join any place. All abysmally low standards. Whole India is waiting to cheat you! tread cautiously)Physics: VajpayeeAs a parent i want all children to be educated well and get value for money.Best wishes,JM
hello madam,your attempt to get points on pub ad and socio is remarkable effort!was wondering if that can be the case for geography and law as well.regardsGaurav Garg
Hi Shubra,I need your help related to OBC age relaxation for Civil service exams.Currently, I am working with one of the Big 4's and will be appearing for 2010 exams as OBC candidate. Since I have crossed the maximum age limit prescribed for General category candidate, hence I will be as an OBC candidate. I have an OBC certificate, but am confused whether UPSC also has an requirements for creamy layer, as I have gone through last years UPSC notification for civil service, but have found no info on that, except that the candidate should posses an OBC certificate to claim age relaxation.Please revert, as I am taking transfer to Delhi in coming months for civil preparation.Thanks
Someone please help him with his query.
Hi All,If any of you are taking Geography as optional, can you please suggest the books to be referred for mains as I cannot go to Delhi for coaching. Also it would be of great help if you can suggest some important topics to be concentrted more.Thanks & Regards,Pradepe S
@ shaveta.s You are true. There is almost no information available for English Literature as an optional. On the other hand most of the people discourage to take this optional.@ Do any of you guys read Economic Times? What do you think about it?
hello allmy optionals are geography(1) and mathematics(2).please help me in getting right books for MECHANICS and FLUID DYNAMICS.
Hi mam i'm appearing in the mains this year an want to know that is there any scope for the intensive selected studies in public admn. i dont have a full grasp of the subject.how should i proceed?Mubashar
Madam can you give me any idea of books regarding pub admin and GS i have not join any coaching class .Pub admin is good for prelim
post ur ques under relevant post
hi all plz guide shuld i join vajirams for pub adminor wat all buks sgould i refer m already preparing eletrical on my own but i dont hv any exposure in pub admin so plz guide
ma'm i have a small doubt,i hav 2 join infy in jan 2010...so i just want 2 hav an advice from u(barring al those thngs tht its my lyf and i hav 2 decide etc)...so plz ma'm help me out.. now m free for 5 months so m taking coachngs 4 gs and pub ad,nw if after doing job 4 lets say 1.5 yrs,wen m cumin bak den those thngs tht i hav read will b beneficial 4 me at tht tym or nt?simply i wnt 2 ask that..shld i go 4 job to hav a BACKUP or contnue wth coachng??
HELLOI AM FROM PUNJAB AND DONT KNOW MUCH ABOUT GEOGRAPHY COACHING INSTITUTES OF DELHI.I HAVE FOUND MAJID HUSSAIN CIVIL INDIAALOK RANJAN -SYNERGYALSNEETU SINGHI AM GET PUZZLED WHICH ONE TO JOIN .COULD ANYBODY PLEASE HELP TO FIND GOOD INSTITUTE OF GEOGRAPHY WHERE PROPER FEEDBACK ON ANSWER WRITING AND GOOD MATERIAL FOR PRELIM IS PROVIDEDTHANKS
ma'm plz ans to my query........wenevr u get tym....gud day....
Yudveer::Please read it.. Age limit :==================21 years must be completed on 1st August of the year, which a candidate is appearing. Maximum 30 for general category, 33 for OBCs and 35 for SCs/STs. Ex-servicemen will get 5 more years exemption from the prescribed age limit.(The date of birth accepted by the Commission is that entered in the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognised by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation or in an extract from a Register of Matriculates maintained by a University, which extract must be certified by the proper authority of the University or in the Higher Secondary or an equivalent examination certificate).(iv) Number of Attempts: Four attempts for open, seven for OBCs and no limit for SCs/STs. If a person appears in the Preliminary Examination or even in one paper is counted as an attempt.
Hi Chintu,email@example.com - Pls check this email address! I am getting an error message. My id is firstname.lastname@example.orgThanks
hello!!!I wanted few suggestions from the fellow aspirants.My first optional is Public Administration. I decided to join Nov batch Pub Ad classes being held at Synergy institute, Delhi.Few days back i met Anuchit Sir (AIR 100), who suggested that Hyderabad is a better option for this subject.Can someone advice me as to which institute is best in the country for Pub Ad.plz giv inputs regarding Braintree(hyderabad) and Synergy(delhi) .Which is better?Is Braintree the best bet in Hyd?I know that self study is more important,but coaching too plays a major role..Thanking you in advance,Suhas Shivanna.
@tail Can u please tell me where to find Mukul Pathak sir's Handwritten notes in Chennai...If anyone can tell me where to find them in delhi it would be greatThanx a lot Gauravi
Friends,I earlier posted a query to Shubhra (in psychology tips blog)regarding venue of Mukul Pathak sir's psychology classes. She helped me with response that he teaches at Vajiram and Ravi. If i am right she is referring to famous 'Vajiram and Ravi' coaching near Old Rajinder Nagar market? Just wanted to confirm if there are many instructors for Psychology classes at Vajiram & Ravi or Mukul Sir is the only one taking all psychology classes there?If there are many..how to ensure that one gets enrolled in Mukul sir's classes?Thanks!
hi,Can anyone tell me which books should be covered for Geography portion of GS preliminary?ThanksSatyendra
Hi,If anybody is taking Statistics as an optional then please contact me at email@example.com........I need urgently need some help in this subject.......thanx a lot
is there similar blog available for sociology?if any body knows about it please share the link.ThanksGaurav Shrivastava
For your daily dose of current affair ! The following site contains daily quizzes . Its a nice supplement to your newspaper/magazine study.www.gktoday.in
hi, i tuk the optionals history & geography with my interest.. plz, can u giv direction of these two optionals...
Hi Iam civils-2010 aspirant..Any one with History as first option?
hi madam..myself having d 1st optional history...
HI...ANYONE HAVING SOCIO AS 1ST OPTNL? WAT BUKS U REFRNG FOR PRE?
The Outsider,Thanx for the info. good one indeed
@satyarafiyes, i am having history and public admin as my optionals and giving the exam in 2011. What about you?
@satyarafiyes, i am having history and public admin as my optionals and planning to write the exam in 2011. how about you?
Hi AllI request aspirants preparing for Psychology to help me with the topic : BIOLOGICAL factors in perception. Should we write about depth perception (visual cues and Visual Cliff expt) or gestalt principles. If my understanding regarding the topic is wrong, kindly help.
@rythmcan u tell me,which coaching i sud join for mathematics.
hi guysrecently read in the hindu abt likely change in paper pattern of cse. i am going slow on optionals and focusing on current affairs. just wanted to know wat u all think on this issue
hey for the past 4 mnths iam trying for muniratnams sirs notes for anthropology .can anybody help me with it as materials for anthropology is very rare
Hi, I am from chennai. I have taken History and Psychology my 1st and 2nd options respectively. I have quited my job and preparing for the exams wholeheartedly. I am studying in excel coaching centre. I have been preparing history and current affairs seriously and wanted to concentrate more in to GS and 2nd optional. Anybody interested to keep in touch can mail to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am asking this query on behalf of many of us.POSTING IT UNDER RELEVENT POST AS WELL.As like many others i am a outstation candidate(ie outside delhi) and i am not aware as how to procure original MP Sir Class notes.So i request any one who knows to answer this query.1.The name of sources(ie Book Store) where these notes are available.2.How one can identify whether the notes are Authentic and Genuine MP Sirs Class notes.(any unique tip to identify)3.Approximate cost of the package?4.If any changes had occurred(in version.edition), please do mark them?5.Any other suggestions that you think,might be helpful in this regard.this will greatly reduce the wastage of money and energy.I am working on the same(unfortunately haven't got anything till now) but if any one has anything to share please do it.Note to Shubhra Ma'am( Request to admin :) )- (Please)^n Help Us Out !!! Thanks in Advance - email@example.com
I am asking this query on behalf of many of us.As like many others i am a outstation candidate(ie outside delhi) and i am not aware as how to procure original MP Sir Class notes.So i request any one who knows to answer this query.1.The name of sources(ie Book Store) where these notes are available.2.How one can identify whether the notes are Authentic and Genuine MP Sirs Class notes.(any unique tip to identify)3.Approximate cost of the package?4.If any changes had occurred(in version.edition), please do mark them?5.Any other suggestions that you think,might be helpful in this regard.this will greatly reduce the wastage of money and energy.I am working on the same(unfortunately haven't got anything till now) but if any one has anything to share please do it.Note to Shubhra Ma'am( Request to admin :) )- (Please)^n Help Us Out !!! Thanks in Advance - firstname.lastname@example.org
Hai madam,My name is Krishna Kanth from A.P. I am an Engineering student(3rd year).Madam, when I consulted a coaching institute in my premises, they said, take coaching from next year onwards and they said it is too early now.Madam, before taking subject stuff, what I have to learn in basics, I mean in general topics, before appearing for an institute???Please reply me madam. It helps me alot. Thanking you madam...
hi alldis is irfan hvng pub ad. n geology as my opt. n need the name of place where i can get the 10 yr Q-paper topic wise n n definetly the identity of genuneity of matterial if any one hv same optional n or even one same optional pls contact me all the best to all of u
no any notification of the cs(pre) has been uploaded on the upsc site yet. few sites have mentioned the date of notification being 16th december n the last date for receipt of app. 15th january. i cudnt find anything even on the employment news' site.what you people are doing? I've got the form. shall I send it using pre. year's instructions? please helpsonal saxena.
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Hi,For IGNOU materil on Pub Adhttp://asknirmalkumar.blogspot.com/
I am a student doing B.Tech Petroleum refining. I am confused of the optional subjects to choose. Can anybody suggest one - Vicky
hey guys i am 12th passed and i dont know much about civil services so please help me about what books i should read and all,, please any one of you guide me please,,
Hi all,if anyone has softcopy of vajiram's class notes of sociology and public administration, plz mail me at email@example.com in advance.
Please Help Me!I want to know the name of good faculty for GS in Delhi. All need not be from the same coaching institute.As i dont have time to attend the coaching, I will arrange the notes of these faculty from Delhi.Please! Please! Please!
I wanna know if i m preparing for mains(PUB AD)is laxmikant a good book,or i should go with some other. ?
HELLOI AM FROM RAJASTHAN AND DONT KNOW MUCH ABOUT GEOGRAPHY COACHING INSTITUTES OF DELHI.I HAD FOUND MAJID HUSSAIN CIVIL INDIAALOK RANJAN -SYNERGYALSNEETU SINGHI AM PUZZLED WHICH ONE TO JOIN .CAN ANYBODY PLEASE HELP TO FIND GOOD INSTITUTE OF GEOGRAPHY WHERE PROPER FEEDBACK ON ANSWER WRITING AND GOOD MATERIAL IS PROVIDEDTHANKS