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Current Affairs Today – 7 June, 2019

Anti-Defection Law Paper : General Studies 2 Why in news? 12  party MLAs of Congress in Telangana defected to the TRS and were recognized by the Assembly Speaker as members of the TRS This was done by considering the fact that they represented two-thirds of the total...

Current Affairs Today – 6 June, 2019

Cabinet Committees Reconstituted Paper : General Studies 2 Why in news? The Cabinet Committees have been reconstituted with the members of the new Council of Ministers. Two new cabinet committees were also formed to spur investment and skill development: Cabinet...

Current Affairs Today – 5 June, 2019

Supreme Court restrains Puducherry Government Paper : General Studies 2 Why in news? A vacation bench of the Supreme Court has restrained the elected government from implementing any decision involving financial implications or transfer of officials. The Bench has...

Current Affairs Today – 4 June, 2019

Mandatory Hindi goes out of Draft Education Policy Paper : General Studies 2 Why in news? The clause recommending mandatory teaching of Hindi in all schools was dropped in a new draft National Education Policy released by the MHRD The policy retains the recommendation...

Current Affairs Today – 3 June, 2019

Draft National Education Policy released by the Government Paper : General Studies 2 Why in news? Dr. K Kasturirangan Committee submitted the National Education Policy to the Union Minister of Human Resources Development (HRD) The Government of India had initiated the...

Current Affairs Today – 1 June, 2019

Uniform Civil Code Paper : General Studies 1, General Studies 2 Why in news? Delhi High Court issued a notice to the Centre on a petition seeking framing of a uniform civil code (UCC)   What is a Uniform Civil Code? The Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in India is a...

Current Affairs Today – 31 May, 2019

Council of Ministers took oath at the Rashtrapati Bhawan Paper : General Studies 2 Why in news? The newly elected government was formed when the Prime Minister took the oath along with 57 ministers. The President administered the oath to the Council of Ministers. The...

Current Affairs Today – 30 May, 2019

Centre to Roll out targeted Drug Demand Reduction Programme Paper : General Studies 2 Why in news? A targeted drug-demand reduction programme will soon be rolled out in high-risk areas of 127 districts in the country by the Union Social Justice and Empowerment...

Current Affairs Today – 29 May, 2019

Group of 20 Paper : General Studies 2 Why in news? G20 summit is going to be held on June 28-29 in Osaka, Japan What is G20? The Group of 20, also called the G-20, is a group of finance ministers and central bank governors from 19 of the world's largest economies,...

Current Affairs Today – 28 May, 2019

India among countries where women face most violence by partner : WHO Paper : General Studies 2 Why in news? Based on global estimates published by the World Health Organization intimate partner violence is the highest at 37.7% in the WHO South-East Asia region....

Current Affairs Today – 27 May, 2019

Special Category Status for Andhra Pradesh Paper : General Studies 2 Why in news? CM-elect for Andhra Pradesh has reiterated the demand for Special Category Status (SCS) for Andhra Pradesh. What is Special Category Status (SCS)? Special Category Status (SCS) was...

Sunday Ethics Challenge – 3

You are a Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) under training at the District Headquarters in one of states in the North East. Both you and the DM hail from states in South India. From the first day itself you notice that several people come bearing gifts for the DM. While...

Current Affairs Today – 25 May, 2019

Cabinet approves dissolution of the Lok Sabha Paper : General Studies 2 Why in news? The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, gave its approval to the Resolution advising the President to dissolve the Sixteenth Lok Sabha, which was constituted on 18.05.2014....

Current Affairs Today – 23 May, 2019

Lok Sabha Election Counting today Paper : General Studies 2 About First Past the Post System The first-past-the-post (FPTP) system is also known as the simple majority system. In this voting method, the candidate with the highest number of votes in a constituency is...

Current Affairs Today – 22 May, 2019

Competition Commission of India Paper : Prelims Specific, General Studies 2 Why in news? The Competition Commission of India (CCI) celebrated its 10th Annual Day on May 20 which marks the notification of the substantive enforcement provisions of the Competition Act,...

PERSONALITY TEST (275 MARKS)

PERSONALITY TEST (275 MARKS) The candidate will be interviewed by a Board who will have before them a record of his career. He will be asked questions on matters of general interest. The object of the interview is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate...

PAPER 6 & 7 (250 MARKS each)

PAPER 6 & 7 (250 MARKS each)   The Candidate may choose any optional subject from amongst the List of Optional Subjects given.   List of Optionals:   Agriculture Assamese Literature Animal husbandry and Veterinary Science Bengali Literature Anthropology...

PAPER 5 – GENERAL STUDIES 4 (250 MARKS)

PAPER 5 - GENERAL STUDIES 4 (250 MARKS)   This paper will include questions to test the candidates’ attitude and approach to issues relating to integrity, probity in public life and his problem solving approach to various issues and conflicts faced by him in dealing...

PAPER 4 – GENERAL STUDIES 3 (250 MARKS)

PAPER 4 - GENERAL STUDIES 3 (250 MARKS)   SUBJECT DETAILED TOPICS Economy Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment Inclusive growth and issues arising from it Government Budgeting Major...

PAPER 3 – GENERAL STUDIES 2 (250 MARKS)

PAPER 3 - GENERAL STUDIES 2 (250 MARKS)   SUBJECT DETAILED TOPIC ANALYSIS Constitution Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the...

PAPER 2 – GENERAL STUDIES 1 (250 MARKS)

PAPER 2 - GENERAL STUDIES 1 (250 MARKS)   SUBJECT DETAILED TOPICS Art and Culture  Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times Modern History  Modern Indian history from about the middle of the...

MAINS EXAMINATION

MAINS EXAMINATION The Mains Examination comprises of two parts - Written and Interview The Written Part of the Mains Examination consists of 9 papers out of which 7 are counted for merit and 2 are qualifying in nature. There is no negative marking in this stage...

PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION

PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION GENERAL STUDIES I Subject Detailed Topic Description Current Affairs Current events of national and international importance History of India History of India and Indian National Movement Geography Physical, Social and Economic geography of...

Current Affairs Today – 21 May, 2019

India cuts off UN Panel after report on J&K by OHCHR Paper : General Studies 2 Why in news? India has informed the UN Human Rights Council that iti will no longer entertain any communication with the HRC’s Special Rapporteurs on its report. The Office of the High...

Current Affairs Today – 20 May, 2019

Exit Polls Paper : General Studies 2 Why in news? The exit poll analysis and results were announced after conclusion of the final phase of voting in the Lok Sabha elections. The results of the election are due on May 23. What is an exit poll? An exit poll is conducted...

Sunday Ethics Challenge – 2

You are a Professor in a college that is located in a remote hilly area. The college does not have adequate financial resources and is on the verge of closing if immediate action is not taken. A local politician, who has gained notoriety for being involved in...

Current Affairs Today – 18 May, 2019

Buddha Purnima is being observed today Paper : Prelims Specific, General Studies 1 Why in news? Vesak (Buddha Purnima, Buddha Jayanti) is a Buddhist festival that marks Gautama Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death. It falls on the day of the Full Moon in April or...

Current Affairs Today – 17 May, 2019

Scorching heat forces animals out of Seshachalam Biosphere Reserve Paper : General Studies 3 Why in news? The depletion of water and food and temperatures touching 45 degrees Celsius have led to animals foraying into human habitations. About Seshachalam Biosphere...

Current Affairs Today – 16 May, 2019

Study on babies born with low birth weight Paper : General Studies 2 Why in news? Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), UNICEF and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have found that one in every seven babies were born with low...

Current Affairs Today – 15 May, 2019

Southwest Monsoon likely to set in over Kerala on June 4 Paper : General Studies 1 Why in news? Southwest monsoon is expected to arrive in Kerala on June 4, but is poised to make a sluggish progress thereafter. It will also make a simultaneous onset over parts of NE...

Current Affairs Today – 14 May, 2019

Forest Fires continue to rage in Uttarakhand , Nainital worst hit Paper : General Studies 3 Why in news? Over 60 fresh cases of forest fire have been reported from different parts of Uttarakhand as temperatures continue to soar. More than 900 hectares have been gutted...

Current Affairs Today – 13 May, 2019

Post - Fani Odisha CM demands Special Category Status Paper : General Studies 2   Why in news? Odisha Chief Minister demanded special category status from the Centre for his disaster prone-state, saying it faces natural calamities almost every year. He also said...

Sunday Ethics Challenge – 1

You are a civil services aspirant and are appearing in the CSE Personality Test. You take a taxi to go to Dholpur House. On the way, your taxi hits a lady who is crossing the road even when the light is green for the vehicles. She is injured badly. What will be your...