How do I start preparing for general studies?

Start your preparation with NCERT books of 10th and 12th standard on various subjects like History, Geography, Polity, Science, Indian Foreign policy & International Relation etc. and then go through other books recommended for G.S. It will be better to prepare G.S. mains first and then for Prelim.

Is Ncert enough for IAS prelims?

For the basic concepts and terminologies of economics, NCERT books are enough for IAS Preparation. But these study materials are quite comprehensive in content, so, aspirants have to be selective while preparing specifically for IAS Prelims Exam.

Who is the father of GK?

Students should know the important ones so that they maximize their chances of scoring in GK.

List of Famous Fathers of the World:

Sr. No.Father ofPerson
1.PsychologySigmund Freud
2.CloningIan Wilmut
3.PrintingGuttenberg
4.HistoryHerodotus

Do questions repeat in UPSC?

NO, UPSC does not repeat same but ask similar questions ,You get the idea, refer Previous Year Question Papers, as it help students practice well and manage their time well ,as well as accuracy for the civil services exam.

Does 12th Mark matter in UPSC?

No class 12 marks don’t matter for SSC and UPSC. The eligibility for civil services is that you should hold a Bachelor’s degree from any recognised institution in respective subjects.

Who got highest marks in UPSC optional ever?

Gaurav Agarwal, who was basically an engineer from IIT and MBA from IIM topped UPSC Civil Services Exam with Economics as his optional subject. He secured 296 marks out of 500 in his optional subject.

Who got highest marks in UPSC till now?

UPSC civil services 2019 topper Pradeep Singh had scored 52.9% or 1072 marks in the exam. The topper, who hails from Haryana, scored 158 out of 275 marks in personality test (interview) and 914 out of 1750 marks in UPSC written examination.

Who got 1st rank in UPSC 2021?

UPSC Civil Services Toppers 2020
RankNameMarks
1Pradeep Singh1072
2Jatin Kishore1063
3Pratibha Verma1062
4Himanshu Jain1051

Who is the IAS topper 2020?

IAS Topper 2020 – Pradeep Singh all India rank 1.

At which rank IAS is selected?

2017: The last Rank to get IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS etc
ServiceGENERALOBC
IAS105517
IFS152602
IPS245632
IRS(IT)329706

How many IAS are selected every year?

In 2020 many students decided to skip the exam due to the current pandemic. In Lucknow, more than 50% of students didn’t appear for the exam.

UPSC Prelims Statistics.

YearNumber of candidates every year
20194,93,972 lakhs
2018500484
2017462848
2016459659
Oct 19, 2020

How long is IAS training?

IAS officers upon entry are trained for a period of two years at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration at Mussoorie1 where the training follows the ubiquitous “sandwich” pattern, i.e. institutional training is interspersed by field training.

What is the last rank for IAS?

The UPSC conducts the test for the enlistment of possibility to the posts of IAS, IPS, and IFS. Yet, consistently results uncover that 1,000 or fewer aspirants clear it.

How much Rank is Required for IAS?

YearClosing Rank
2018General: 92 OBC: 457 SC: 492 ST: 528
2017General: 105 OBC: 517 SC: 629 ST: 594
Feb 6, 2021

What happens if I fail UPSC interview?

(News) Failed in UPSC CSE interview? : You may still get an opportunity to qualify for top government jobs. Here is a good news for the UPSC aspirants who qualify for UPSC Personality Test (Interviews). If you are not get into the final list, you may still get a top govt. job.

Which medium is best for IAS?

English medium candidates will get the benefits of their medium in prelim exam. But Hindi medium candidates should choose their medium Hindi in main exam. Hindi medium candidates must not feel any fear of prelim second paper, a little effort can made it easier for them.

What is the salary of IAS?

According to the 7th Pay Commission, the basic salary of any IAS officer is Rs 56100. Apart from this, many other allowances are also given to IAS officers, including Travel Allowance and Dearness Allowance. According to some media reports, the total salary of an IAS officer is more than Rs 1 lakh per month.