Saturday, July 18, 2009

Hello All

Hello Dear Blog visitors,

I will be slightly busy for the next 1 month. So I won't be able to write any new posts for this time. I will keep replying to your queries. But, won't be able to write on the topics mentioned.

Just wanted to inform you.
God bless you all!!

Shubhra.

120 comments:

  1. hi maam,
    i am not able to scoregood marks in psychology in mains,i know why?i am too from eng background.Please tell me from where one can get those reserch studies required in every question and how to rememder them.Also how to incorporate them in answers AND how to answer pych questions.Lots of questions,i know,but take ur time.

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  2. plz go thru the entire blog n comments. You will find most answers. Also it would be helpful to you too if you could post questions in the right post.

    Thanks

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  3. HEllo mam,hope u will b fine ..I m again here with a small query regarding India Year Book (Published by Government of India)

    I wan to ask that while reading this book which things i have to keep in my mind, I mean On which topics i should more concentrate...how the questions are asked from this book(It will be good if u can give 1 or 2 sample questions)...Nd this book is more important for Prelims or mains

    Too much numbers and data is given in d book,i dont think They will ever ask the questions in too much depth....What u say?

    Thanx
    Roohi.

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  4. To set an example, I will not answer your query here.

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  5. I don’t understand why people are asking questions without reading entire blog.
    You know if you guys don’t have patience to read a usefully blog completely then you should not ask any questions also.
    I am following this blog since 1 month & I know many of my friends who are following the blog from the day it started, but we don’t ask questions because whatever questions comes to our mind already exist in some or other way.
    So it’s a request to all of you, please follow some protocols provided in one of the blogs http://shubhra-saxena.blogspot.com/2009/06/some-guidelines.html .
    Summary of the guideline is:
    1. Visit the entire blog & then ask a question if it does not exist.
    2. Ask questions in a proper section(This will help others to follow the blog)
    3. If a question belongs to general category please don’t ask in irrelevant section
    4. Please have clarity in your questions(it really helps the person who is answering)
    5. Don’t ask questions related to subjects other than GS, Public administration & Psychology

    NOTE:
    I am an internet freak & I have gone through many blogs & websites related to UPSC, but Shubhra’s blog is the only blog which provides complete details about the preparation & psychology of the exam.
    And the best part is she is replying to all of your queries in the best way she can, so please make best use of these & crack the exam.
    All the Best!

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  6. Mr.Kshitij Diwan i am also following this blog since der were only 2 post created by mam..I have also clear many queries just by reading other ppl's question and the answer given by mam....I dont like to waste my as well as mam's time and energy ....

    But this time i have thought mam has made another forum for discussion dats why i had asked the question here...

    I m sorry if u ppl had to face inconvenience..

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  7. Dear Shubhra,

    I would like to know how you used to deal with the problem of fatigue. After studying for 3-4 hrs, I usually take an afternoon nap. But I don't know if I'm doing the right thing. Please suggest. Thanks.

    Regards,
    Twinkle

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  8. @Roohi

    My comments were not at all personal.

    It was a general comment Posted for all.
    I posted it in this blog because the blog will definitely get everyone’s attention (Hello All!)

    Anyways I am extremely sorry if I hurt your feelings.

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  9. @twinkle

    if you are fatigued, you can't study well. So it's a good idea to take breaks. With time your capability to study longer will increase.

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  10. Ok Mam. We will be waiting patiently

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  11. madam can u help us by listing the important topics for PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND GENERAL STUDIES(ESPECIALLY S&T).

    Regards
    K.Rajesh

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  12. Listing s and t topics would be gud. not the main topics but anything other than the staple. thanks in advance.

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  13. hi M'am,
    first of heartiest congrats for your wonderful result in CSE..
    i am dubious about the kind of back-up i should keep for my career!!
    i did my B-Tech from DCE,delhi in electronics and communication.
    shall i focus on securing a back-up or just concentrate on my studies regarding UPSC?

    regards,
    Goresh

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  14. A back-up is always a good idea given the fact that it's a competitive exam of long duration.

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  15. The best idea I can suggest you for s&t topics is:
    look at the last 10 years mains questions, they will show that majority of questions have been asked from about 15-20 topics.

    eg. India's space progm, GSLV,PSLV
    Nanotchnology
    Global warming
    Ozone depletion
    Weapon prog of India

    Select the areas and prapare them.

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  16. Hello Mam,

    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 .

    Its not just that the market thats driving me back to India.Somehow I didn`t find anything
    interesting in US right from the first day I have landed in US.

    Please give me your opinion on his words regarding the plan of Civils in first year of Bachelors.Did you had the plans in your first year of bachelors and prepared to civils from then?

    Awaiting your reply.Thank You very much Mam.

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  17. Chintu,

    It's not important to plan civils prep from 1st year of graduation. I thought about it after working in IT industry for 4.5 years. Before that, I never thought of preparing.

    This blog and other students on this blog will definitely help you in your preparation.

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  18. Thank You very much Mam.I am really very thank ful to you.I cant explain my feelings when I read your reply as I felt completely disheartened by my brother-in-laws comments.This blog is really doing an awesome job.

    Thank You very much Mam.

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  19. @ Chintu
    Even i was asked to drop the idea to go for Civil Services preparation by my one of the brothers and others forcefully,but i went on my own way. i completed my graduation B.Sc. comp. Sc. from Osmania Univ. Hyderabad 2006. and am doing job since 3 Years, presently i am working in Bhuj, Gujarat and have started preparation along with the job, This blog site is helping a lot especially Shubhra Madam and am satisfied here.

    hope this encourage u
    Thanks
    Pratap

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  20. Madam,
    i decided to write the civil services exams in hindi medium because of my mother tongue and upto 12th my medium was hindi only Graduation was in English medium, my English is OK but i can write and express well in main in Hindi medium than English if i start doing practice i can do well in English also.Madam, shuold i think for Enlish medium ? is Enlish medium scores good than any other languages?

    hope to get a proper guidance on this
    Thanking you,
    Pratap

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  21. @Pratap
    I don't think medium matters. If you see this year's results, Ms. Kiran Kaushal(AIR-3) has qualified with Hindi Medium and I am not sure but I think Mr. Varinder sharma(AIR-4) has qualified with Punjabi medium. So medium should not matter at all.

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  22. Dear Ms. Saxena

    Could you please suggest any books for GS prep and the strategy you adopted for the same.

    Merci!

    Amrapali

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  23. There are older posts that will help you out

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  24. hey Pratap,

    Thak You very mcuh for your reply ..Even I am from Hyderabad...Can we please communicate with each other.My email ID is chintuankith@gmail.com.Kindly Please send me your details so that i can have further guidance from you..
    Thanks a lot......

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  25. Hello Mam...

    Is it a good idea to go through the Indian Constitution .Will that help by any means?

    Thanks Mam....

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  26. @Chintu
    Come one now. Please go thru the syllabus of GS. Indian Constitution is indispensable for GS as well as for Pub ad.

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  27. Thank you very much Madam
    Pratap

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  28. @ Chintu
    pratap.bind@gmail.com
    rampratap4ever@gmail.com
    please see my home page to know me more:-
    http://pratap-bind.blogspot.com/
    Thanks
    Pratap

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  29. Hello mam
    I have few problems regarding some of the topics in pub ad plz help me out
    1 From where shoul i syudy public policy
    2 in comment question whether we sholud write for
    or against
    3 i have Robbins for Ob WHich all topic should
    i read as it has many chapters
    Thanking you

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  30. 1. You can refer IGNOU notes.
    2. Whatever seems logical. For/ Against
    3. Topics of adm behaviour like motivation,leadership, decision making etc.

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  31. Dear Madam
    I am Jeba Joselin from Kanyakumari Dist, TN. I Have read ur interview in Wizard, really it was so inspiring to me. May god bless you, Congradulation for your great achivement,

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  32. hi Shubhra di,
    How r u??? Its been a while that i've made a contact with u...its been a hectic few days...as i'm following ur guidelines n preparing...ur guidance has really been a blessing. Thnx 4 d help n support...
    Nowdays i'm feeling my preparation is on track...both Prelims nd Mains...but as soon as questions will clog me i'll knock for help!!!

    Regards....
    Arijit

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  33. hello maam,
    this is amrita panda....i wanted to know if writing in points in G.S helps?or should we follow writing in paragraph always...ive been adviced by different teachers differently and so really confused.....please let me know....take care

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  34. Mam I am sorry but either am misisng my answer or there is some problem ..mam i want to know a proper routine so that i can look up to it and modify it to put to my best use...daily studying time and overall how did you divide your time

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  35. Dear Madam,
    I am Manjunath from Bangalore.I wanted to know regading the answer script dimensions, which UPSC provides for mains.Can you please throw some light on this, so that it will help us in practicing for mains exam.

    Regards,
    Manju

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  36. Hi Shubhra,

    Its nice that you are giving back something to the Aspirant Community.

    I have got AIR 225 this time and hope to get IAS. I have been blogging on Current Affairs for more than a year now.

    Do visit my blog at www.GsCurrentAffairs.Blogspot.com

    Please email me at mnagarajanias@gmail.com

    Thanks and regards,

    Naga

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  37. Hi Shubra. Can u guide us about revision and the timelines u followed for that. When did u start revising or did u do it periodically?

    Covering of whole syllabus is more important or covering of maximum syllabus and consolidation with more revisions?

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  38. Hello Ma'm.
    Remarkable work on your language. It shows the depth of effort you have put in. Amongst the sea of ppl admiring you this is my take.
    Could you pl suggest me the source material for Personnel admin. Sharma and Sadana seems totally boring. And how to go about this topic as it seems very general to me.

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  39. @Kushagra
    Mohit Bhattacharya, Fadia Fadia, Internet.

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  40. @Kushagra
    Mohit Bhattacharya, Fadia Fadia, Internet.

    July 28, 2009 8:59 PM
    Shubhra said...
    this is amrita panda....i wanted to know if writing in points in G.S helps?or should we follow writing in paragraph always...ive been adviced by different teachers differently and so really confused.....please let me know....take care


    A. I wrote mostly in Paragraphs. When time is short you can write in points.

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    Mam I am sorry but either am misisng my answer or there is some problem ..mam i want to know a proper routine so that i can look up to it and modify it to put to my best use...daily studying time and overall how did you divide your time
    A. please make the routine yourself.

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    Dear Madam,
    I am Manjunath from Bangalore.I wanted to know regading the answer script dimensions, which UPSC provides for mains.Can you please throw some light on this, so that it will help us in practicing for mains exam.
    A. I am not aware of exact dimensions. Such answer sheets are available in book shops in Delhi.
    ********************************************

    Its nice that you are giving back something to the Aspirant Community.

    I have got AIR 225 this time and hope to get IAS. I have been blogging on Current Affairs for more than a year now.

    Do visit my blog at www.GsCurrentAffairs.Blogspot.com


    Congratulations.
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    Can u guide us about revision and the timelines u followed for that. When did u start revising or did u do it periodically?

    Covering of whole syllabus is more important or covering of maximum syllabus and consolidation with more revisions?

    A. Well, I did periodic revisions as well as consolidated revisions towards the end. Both are important.

    I covered whole syllabus for all subjects.

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  41. Dear Mam
    Again I m Jeba from Tamilnadu, I have one doubt, there is a rumour about the cancellation of optionals in prelims & main.Is it possible ? Do you have any idea on that, kindly inform me

    Thanks & Regards
    J.Jeba

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  42. @Jeba
    No idea.
    And I would suggest that instead of focussing on rumours, you try to study. These kind of rumours are always floating around in this exam's preparation. Even if that has to happen, I think UPSC would give enuf grace period for aspirants to be prepared for it.

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  43. removing optionals in prelims is only 2nd ARC's recommendation along with many ! but will not be implemented soon. For details of the recommendations one can refer ARC's website

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  44. Dear Mam
    I have read your note taking tips , Can u plz tell me is prelims too require note taking or mains only. If it requires how to take notes for prelims ?

    Thanks & Regards
    J.Jeba

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  45. @jjjoselin
    please post queries in relevant thread.

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  46. Dear Ma'am,

    Regarding tests series, when's d ideal time to opt 4 them? am preparing 4 next yr, but i've applied 4 them now. but as i havent completed d syllabus, i'm confused whether 2 take d tests in exam conditions or solve them as an exercise. plz help.

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  47. mam,should i make notes and then memorize or should i take notes ,right relavant answer and then memorize?

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  48. how many hours does one to study on daily basis?is one day off in a week recommended mam
    regards mano

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  49. Dear Ma'am,
    First of all thanks a lot for taking the trouble to assist the IAS aspirants.
    I do have a query about 'Evaluative Questions'. For instance in psychology, if we were to evaluate different perspectives for a 20 marker, is it necessary to describe the perspectives as well or do we just start off with the evaluation.
    Thanks a ton

    Kayina

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  50. @Mano
    Please develop your style of studies on your own. There is no cut and dried method that I can suggest to you.

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  51. @twinkle
    which test series, prelims or mains/

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  52. In evaluative questions, you have to give positives, negatives and then conclude.

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  53. Describe a theory only when it says "Describe the theory". In evaluative questions, you hav eto write a summation of the theory first and then start evaluation.

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  54. Dear Ma'am,

    Sry i din mention d test series in d prev. post. i wanted to know abt d mains test series.

    Regarding tests series, when's d ideal time to opt 4 them? am preparing 4 next yr, but i've applied 4 them now. but as i havent completed d syllabus, i'm confused whether 2 take d tests in exam conditions or solve them as an exercise. plz help.
    Regards,
    twinkle

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  55. ma'am,
    plz help to understand the difference between evaluation and critical analysis of a theory/statement.Also is critical appraisal,critical evaluation and critical analysis all different or same.

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  56. @Twinkle
    The testseries is more useful only when you have finished the syllabus on which you are taking the test.

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  57. Evaluation and critically analyse etc. arre almost the same.

    You have to give positives, negatives and then a conclusion based on the generally held opinion.

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  58. Hello mam
    i have doubt for few topics regarding from where
    to study them
    1 Morale
    2 Organization structure(Boards,commissions,etc)
    3 in OB in topics like motivation,leadership many theories are given contemporary portion should i study all of them or focus on imp ones

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  59. Morale-sharma sadana
    I didn't study these topics.
    In OB, theories like Maslow, Herzberg are the traditional ones. Other than them you should also study Porter lawler, Vroom's expectancy theory, equity theory, attribution theory etc.

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  60. Hello ma'am,
    First of all ,many congratulations!
    I am Saket, B.Tech 2nd Year from IIT R. Recently , only , I found your reply on one of the threads at orkut of IIT R and the link to this blog of yours.Seriously ma'am,it really brings a sense of great pride to have one of our alumni as IAS topper... many congratulations from me.
    And its really further inspiring of you to start of with such a novel blog to help others.

    Ma'am,meanwhile, just I thought that you would be the exactly right person to guide me through a doubt of mine which has been brewing in my mind since past one year. Actually , ma'am , I come from a modest background and have always aspired of doing something good to my society...and given that its my priority even over personal comforts,gains,fame etc.

    I am pursuing Computer Sci. & most of my well wishers suggest me that I make a career in this discipline and try to help society thru monetary or whichever means at a later stage , as against go for civil services which is as per common word of mouth opinion is not welcoming for sincere and dedicated officers,leading to possibly lesser job satisfactions.

    Ma'am, is it really true? Because,for an IT guy to choose civil services would mean an irreversible choice, staking his entire professional qualifications..
    Ma'am ,as you have closely perceived both aspects of - working in an IT-company and then finally joining civil services, I look up to you for your kind advice.

    Regards,
    Saket

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  61. @Saket
    I haven't yet joined the srvices, so can't predict how easy or difficult it's going to be for me.

    And it is definitely possible to serve the country in a different capacity than as a civil servant.
    But it becomes possible to serve a larger community and on a geeater scale through the medium of civil services.

    You will have to clarify your priorities yourself. Even if I suggest you to pursue a career in IT/computers or otherwise, you will have to discover the answer to this dilemma yourself.


    All the best!

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  62. hi Ma'am! CONGRATULATIONS on this great achievement.. Ma'am, i would lik 2 kno hw u presented general essay in the xam. was it a conventional descriptive plain essay or with each aspect under a separate sub-heading, including charts etc? approx word-limit?
    n' All the best ma'am.
    Thanks
    Anupama

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  63. hi Ma'am! CONGRATULATIONS on this great achievement.. Ma'am, i would lik 2 kno hw u presented general essay in the xam. was it a conventional descriptive plain essay or with each aspect under a separate sub-heading, including charts etc? approx word-limit?
    n' All the best ma'am.
    Thanks

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  64. MAM,i have geography as my second optional.it contains lot of factual information.do i have to mug up these facts to write in mains paper..mam what should be the proportion of facts to concepts in mains? plz ans this query..

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  65. Hi Ma'm,
    You are going to help students for PubAd for 10 days. I desperately wanted to join you but due to some unavoidable reasons won't be able to. My request is that you arrange some material comprising of your lectures so that we can avail that material to help ourselves. I haven't joined any PubAd class so i would be looking forward to something of this sort.

    Thanks in advance.

    Best Regards,
    Abhinav

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  66. @Abhi
    Let me see what I can do.

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  67. Anupama,
    essay post will follow in some time.

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  68. Ma'am from where can I get the IIPA journals ? and do we need the lastest ones or old ones ? IS there any internet link from where we can get the e-notes for IIPA ?

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  69. hi mam,
    i have done self study of GS ..& i would like to join some good coaching institute for GS ..can u please suggest me some good institute(s).. i know u dont endorse any institute but your suggestion might save my money and time ...i have heard that vajiram&ravi , shriram are both good for GS. if these arent good then please do mention the good ones ..thanx mam ,

    Regards,
    AVINASH

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  70. hello mam.
    congratulations for the great success.
    i am glad to have topper awith pub.ad. as optional.
    as i was looking for the person who can guide me and help me out.
    mam, as i have choosen pub.ad. as my 1st option,and i am preparing for 2010 attempt.
    pleasd guide me about this subject, as i have start with
    1. mohit bhattacharya
    2. rajni goyal
    3. d.d basu
    which basic books i can refer to read sothat i would be able to clear the concepta and learn them.
    thanks &regards
    neeraj

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  71. @N
    I have given sources in a separate post.

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  72. @avinash
    I am not aware of any good coaching inst for GS. Please consult other students regarding the same.

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  73. @PuneetGhai
    You can buy the compilation of journals from xerox shop next to vajiram and also from Bersarai Jawahar book shop.

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  74. hello mam.
    thanks a lot mam.
    mam, please tell me from where i can get the ignou notes and which part of pub. ad. it covers?
    thanks & regards

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  75. If only the IAS toppers before you had exposed the Pub Admn and GS of Vajiram, me and my friends would have done better- atleast saved money ! We are average people who need coaching to improve. But Vajiram made coaching into a disadvantage. Thanks for saving the present and future batches.

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  76. mam,should I read the newspaper A-Z or some selective portions.if selective portions then which portions are more relevent for this exam?

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  77. Editorial, economy section, international, national.

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  78. mam
    please tell me about the ignou notes and iipa journal.
    thanks & regards.

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  79. Please go thru the blog. you will get ur answers.

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  80. thanks mam
    and sorry that i have asked the same question twice.

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  81. thank you mam for all this guidance.u r sparing ur precious time for us. m sure u ll get a lot of blessings for wht u r doing.

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  82. just another query.did u read mag or newspaper articles over and over or just one time?does one need to revise them?
    ?

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  83. @John
    just one time. And if I found something useful I used to cut it and keep it in a file.

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  84. Ma'am, i come from Banglore. Previous to that i was working in Chennai. In both the places i happened to go to Civil coaching. Now i am in New Delhi(Noida really). I have joined GS classes ( Not the Vajiram which many people are cursing here). I feel there is a world of difference. Here, the standards are so enlightening. So much professionalism.
    I have nt joined for Pub ad here as many people confirmed to me that self-study is the best and coaching is `a disadvantage' as some one put it.
    Thanks for saving me Rs.20k. Regards , Ramasundaram

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  85. Hello Madam,
    Can you tell how many pages do we need write in the essay paper (with good content). Since its for 200 marks, I dont have any idea of how long it should be. How long(pages) you had written?
    Thanks,
    Manju

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  86. the length can be anuything between 1000 to 2500 words. I wrote 1200-1250 words this time.

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  87. Hello madam,

    I am final yr student from IIT Kharagpur preparing for CSE - 2010 and taking Economics as my 2nd optional along with chem as the first one.

    Can u suggest me about books and study material along with strategy for covering the economics syllabus for mains.

    Can u also suggest which coaching institutes notes (if any ) will be useful for my prep of economics.

    Eagerly waiting for your reply,

    Best Wishes,

    Sachin Prakash

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  88. Please go through the entire blog before posting questions. I have repeatedly said that except pub ad and psychology, I can't help.

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  89. Hi Shubhra Ma'm, my last request before you start your classes for PubAd. Please do sth for the people who can't avail of your classes. I/We will be highly thankful to you. Any kind of audio lessons or notes of what you will be covering can help us a lot.

    Regards.

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  90. Hello Shubhra Ma'am,

    Thank you for replying to my queries. I had one question again, but it is a peculiar one.

    I had given prelims for 2008 as I said. I did not clear, for which you suggested some strategies for prep in your blog.

    Ma'am, I am facing the problem now that I have studied the whole syllabus completely I am not able to understand where to start all over again. Every topic I read, it seems that I have already read it and feel complacent about it. Could you suggest some strategy for this to avoid this ?
    For example, I was reading Delegated legislation, but it feels that I have already read and don't feel like reading it. Please suggest something for overcoming this problem.

    I did not know the relevant post for this questions and I posted here as I felt this is most appropriate. I hope you wouldn't mind.

    Thanks in advance, waiting for your reply.

    Bharat

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  91. If you have understood the whole syllabus, start making synoptic notes for mains, and factual notes for prelims. That will keep you going.

    also start wnswer writing and get ans evaluated by a teacher so that you can get feedback. that will increase ur motivation.

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  92. thank you mam for all your guidance. mam,are yojna and kurukshetra important and unavoidable?are they monthly or weekly?and when is the exact time of the year one should buy them.i am preparing for 2010 prelims. pls guide me.i will be very grateful.

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  93. if you don't get time to read these 2, just buy yojana. Just keep yojana with you and when you feel like suplementing any topic , just pick the magazine up.

    I would suggest you to please buy Yojana regularly. It comes monthly. It helps in Essay also.

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  95. I don't think I am the right person to answer such queries. Consult your teacher or other students.

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  96. hello mam
    i am a student of btech 3rd year (ece) my ultimate goal is IAS is it the right option for me to prepare for IAS after btech?or doing mba 0r mtech is better one
    but my ultimate goal is IAS

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  97. @puneet
    that depends on your priorities.

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  98. mam,thank you for continuing to answer my queries.when should i buy india year book,or manorama year book.do u suggest yearbooks mam?if yes then then which one?and which portions of it i should cover?pls ans my query.thankyou once again.

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  99. I didn't consult Manorama Year Book. But I did consult some chapters of IYB. I am not aware of the curr pattern of q paper . So I won't advise you not to give up on year books.

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  100. Hi Ma'am,
    Your blog has been a great source of knowledge and inspiration for my preparation.
    It would be great if you could throw some light on the 'eagerly-awaited' Essay preparation post.

    Wish you a enjoyful FC and a great career ahead!

    Thanks & Regards

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  101. hello mam,how r u.mam, i am studying 8-10hrs 6 days a week for the past one month.i want to continue studing but i feel disinterested due to this long duration study .so i have not studied much today.mam did u ever feel the same.what u use to do to break monotony?what do u suggest me?

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  102. @John
    Take regular breaks
    Listen to nice music to relax yourself. Treat yourself when you have finished a work load. go for positive visualisation(fantasize about success)

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  103. hello mam.
    as the vajiram's batches for pre cum mains-2010 is going to start and enrollment for them has been started.
    should i enroll myself for the coaching or i can prepare better w/o coaching with the help of your guidance ofcourse and previous notes of vajiram and other material u suggest already..
    or should i take postal order of their notes?

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  104. Hi Ma'am,
    I have done B.E in Electronics and comnication engg.Now i am confused with the selection of objects.
    Pls suggest whether i should go for engg. subjects(ex.Electrical engg. and maths)or go for Arts subjects(if yes then which combination is more scoring).
    Kindly advice me as i can't start my preparation untill i get rid of this confusion.

    thanks and regards
    Anisha poras

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  105. @N
    I am really tired of answering this question. Please look up the blog to get your answer.

    @anisha
    Plz go thru the post on optional selection. That will help you.

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  106. Mam,

    Will you please reveal your daily routine, while studying for IAS.

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  107. Hello ma'am.
    I am a third year Btech student in IIT-Roorkee.
    I have never wanted to be in Civil-Services, because I never ever thought about it.
    Right now also, my knowledge of current affairs in an absolute zero to such an extent, that I know nothing much about Parliament, or Politics, etc etc..
    But, I want to explore this area. I want to know about Civil Services. I am trying to explore carreer options, but this Civil Services is a MYSTERIOUS one!!
    My interests are:
    I like communicating with people, I like to imagine, I like to speak up, I like to write, and I have started liking reading, and now I have begun to think about current affairs as well...
    Please tell me this:
    What questions i must ask myself, before starting out to prepare for Civil Services?
    I know it is great to be in it, but WHY MUST I CHOSE IT? How can one know if his interest in Civil Services is bonafide, or it is just because being an IAS officer brings a lot of pride and power...

    Please try to understand what I tried to convey. I am a beginner. I dont want to start up on a journey without knowing why am I doing it.
    Also, one very important fact:
    I read your interview, and I was like, CLUELSSS about those extra-ordinary questions pannel asked you.
    I read AIR-2 topper interview, and I felt like I can never clear IAS EVER EVER !!
    But is that just a general feeling EVERY aspirant gets before starting? Or is it that I am very very hopeless with my poor knowledge and awareness and aptitude??
    Please reply !!
    Regards,
    Shubham.

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  108. @Shubham
    yes, this is the general feeling every aspirant gets when they start. First decide why you want to join civil services. Then start your preparation.

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  109. I am looking forward for the day when i can become an inspiration to IAS aspirants just like Shubra mam - Vicky

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  110. hi mam,i m in a confusing state whether i should prepare for civil services or not.Currently i m doing b.tech(IT) and not interested in it.due to some problems i m here...now i want to clear the civil services exam...i m good at maths...............can u guide m so that i can fulfil my dream....................respect ur regards.....reply soon

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  111. mam can i talk to u,whn u r free and hv urs precious time.......it would b vry grateful of you.

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  115. Madam, i would like to know as a married woman,whether my family life will get affected if i get a career in civil services?
    I have heard that chance for getting a posting in the home cadre is very very less. that's why such a qn.

    pls reply

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  116. Madam, i would like to know as a married woman,whether my family life will get affected if i get a career in civil services?
    I have heard that chance for getting a posting in the home cadre is very very less. that's why such a qn.

    pls reply

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