Tuesday, August 31, 2010

General Points for Exam Preparation

Dear Friends,


I'd like to share some of the tips/suggestions connected with Exam preparation. These tips/suggestions are very general in nature and very easy to implement and you may use them for any kind of exam preparation. These tips/suggestions are based on my personal observation and not copied from here and there. Sincerely hope that these tips/suggestions would be off some help in your exam preparation.


  1. Figure out your mistake or reason for low marks, if any, in the previous Examination and promise yourself to avoid them in your next exam.


  1. Focus on your Study and Goal. In short your vision towards your future must be crystal clear.


  1. Plan your revision schedule as early as possible and follow the same honestly and keep reviewing it and make necessary changes as and when necessary.


  1. Invest your time in Exam oriented discussion. 


   5.Work out on your presentation skills as your presentation and writing skills       plays an important role in your exam success.


  1. In examination hall length of answer plays an important role due to time factor. Keep this factor in mind and plan your answer accordingly.


  1. Mental strength is very important. So prepare yourself mentally and physically for Examination cum War.


  1. Very Important Revision Tips: What you prepare on Monday try and recall it on Tuesday without using books. If you are able to recall 60%-70%, then you are 100% going to succeed in this examination. Again try to recall the same after the gap of 2-3 days.


  1. Use abbreviation method. If you have 10 points to remember in a question give them a certain abbreviation and remember that abbreviation. This technique is really very helpful. Just try it.


  1. Stay away from Time wasting and unproductive habits. At least during exam times.


  1. Prepare a list of questions which you consider tuff or a bit time consuming. Prepare a handout yourself with solution of these questions and give them a reading on regularly basis with a time gap of 2-3 days.


  1. Prepare a list of frequently asked questions asked in the previous examinations and practice/revise them properly.


  1. Give a little bit time to every subject per day. Try and increase your study time day by day.


  1. After a certain time (close to exam) do not add any new topic in your schedule. Just focus on revision-revision and revision.


  1. Stop collecting different notes per day. Try and figure out the notes which are relevant for you and support your style of study. Only use them for exam purpose.


  1. Take very good care of your health. Consider your health as a subject. Remember if you fail to perform well in this subject you are going to fail.


1.Take tests - Why do we push things into memory. Because, we would like to recall it when the need arises. How do you know you will be able to recall when you need it? Simple, Take tests periodically and makes repeated attempts in recalling. Regular recall improves memory.
2.Take breaks - If you have 3.5 hours to read, break it into 4 parts: 45 minutes followed by a 5 to 10 minute break. Studies indicate that you can't concentrate for more than 45 minutes
3.Sleep on it - What you review immediately before going to sleep is what your brain will most quickly and efficiently file away. So review just before sleep.

4.Relax -The Thinking Brain functions best when you are relaxed and free from stress.

5.Draw charts. Write and rewrite key ideas and formula.
6.Use flash cards - Flash cards facilitate constant review and instantly help to check output. Rules, principles, formulae should all go into it.
7.Revision - You should revise shortly after the learning period. At first, say within 10 minutes after learning and then, again, within the next 24 hours. The reason: when you finish learning, the brain has not had enough time to organise and store everything. It needs a few minutes to store, organise and integrate the data. Studies show that 82% of what you learn today can be forgotten in 24 hours if you do not make a special effort to remember it.
8.Interest is the mother of attention and attention is the mother of memory.
9.The best way to remember is to repeat; and the best way to repeat is to "teach" some one else.


Implementation of Right to Education Act

The Government has taken various steps for implementation of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009, including notifying the (a) Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Rules, 2010; (b) National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) as the academic authority to lay down teacher qualifications, (c) National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) as the academic authority to lay down the curriculum and evaluation procedure, and (d) National Advisory Council (NAC) under the Act. Model Rules have been prepared and circulated to the States to enable them to formulate the State Rules under the Act. In addition, Government has taken steps to align the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) norms with the provisions of the RTE Act.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Fwd: 2010 will be last chance for the veterans...

Govt replaces Civil Services exam with aptitude test


  In a significant move, the government has agreed to a proposal to introduce Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) in place of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination.

"The government has approved the proposal for the introduction of Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) in place of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination," Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Prithviraj Chavan informed the Rajya Sabha.

In CSAT, one of the optional subjects which a candidate could have chosen out of 23 optionals has been replaced with a common paper on aptitude test, he said, adding the syllabus of CSAT is being worked out.

The government will shortly notify the new scheme of examination giving details of the syllabus, he said in a written reply

Civil Services Coaching Centres in Delhi

List of Civil Services Coaching Centres in Delhi

Vajiram and Ravi IAS Study Centre

79, Old ajinder Nagar Market,
New Delhi-110060

Ph:25820000, 25734058

Sociology Center (For Sociology)
171, First Floor, Hari Nagar,
Ashram, New Delhi-14
011- 6922822

IAS Era (For G.S, Geography, History)

1/17, Roop Nagar, G.T. Karnal Road, (Near Shakti Nagar Chowk), New Delhi-7
011- 7444527

Delhi’s IAS Study Circle (For all subjects)
E-29, Saket, New Dehi-17

Vajiram & Ravi (For Gen. Studies, Public Admin.Sociology Geography, commerce &accountancy, Psychology)

79,Old Rajinder Nagar,
New Delhi
Web: www.vajiramandravi.com

Erdkunde (For Geography)

C/o Thakran House,
148-C/9, Kishangarg,
Near Vasant Kunj,
New Delhi-17

Rau’s IAS Study Circle (For G.S. Essay, History, Sociology, Anthropology, Public Admin., Geography, Zoology).

309, Kanchanjunga Building, 18, Barakhamba Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi-110001.
Phone: 011-23318135-36, 23738906-07, 32448880-81, Fax: 23317153
Web: www.rauias.com

Shristi Study Circle (For Essay, General Studies, Sociology, Geography, Pali Literature, Political Science, Philosophy, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Botany, Zoology History, Anthropology.)

F- 128/3, Mohammadpur,
New Delhi-66
Ph. 011- 2718372, 6167349.

IDP3 (For General Studies, Geography, Pali Literature, Sanskrit, Hindi Literature, Political Science, Philosophy, Maths, Botany,History, Anthropology.)

2nd Floor, Jaypee Complex,
Bank Street, Muinirka,
New Delhi-100067. Ph.- 011- 6161078. FAX – 011 – 4670266.

Career Shapers (For General Studies, Hindi Literature, Sociology, History, Samskrit, Urdu, Economics, Political Science, Public Administration, Geography.)

306, 301, 302, Third Floor,
Gyandeep Complex,
66A Laxmi Market,
Opp. Canra Bank, Munirka,
New Delhi. Ph.- 011- 6166928, 6106358

Career Plus (For Physics, Chemistry, Zoology,Botany, Mechanical Engineering,

General Studies, History, Pali, Pub. Administration, Political Science, Commerce, Economics, Law, Geography, Hindi Literature, Sociolohy, Philosophy.)
302/A- 37,38, 39,
Ansal BuildingCommercial Compex,
Dr. Mukharjee Nagar,
Near Batra Cinema, Mother Dairy,
Delhi- 9. Ph.- 011- 7652829, 7222778
FAX- 011- 7651133.

Career Point

G.S., Geography, History, Law, Public Admin., Anthropology, Physics
North Delhi-2324,
Hudson Lines, Behind Syndicate Bank,
King way Camp,
011-7240105, 7457211

SNTPC- Sachdeva New P.T. College

For address of regional centers, see chronicle
29-CS, South Patel Nagar, New Delhi-110 008
011-5783399, 5787080, 5788070, 5788182
Fax: 011-578070

Meridian Courses (For Public Admin.)

1) 25-A, Bersarai, Near Old JNU Campus, New Delhi-110 016
2) A-35/36, Flat No.:303, Bhandari House Commercial Complex, Mukharji Nagar, Delhi-110 009

UIAS (Upendra’s Institute For Admin. Services) (For Sociology, Public Admin., Psychology, Essay, G.S.)

42-A, Krishnanagar, Safdarjung Enclave,
New Delhi-100 029
011-6184095, 6109740

Chanakya Academy (For G.S., Essay, History, Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology, Botony, Zoology, Maths, Physics, Pali lit)

A/42-44, Manushree Building,
Commercial Complex,
Dr. Mukharjee Nagar,
Delhi-110 009
011-7652625, 7652337

IAS Study Forum (For G.S., history, Sociology, Essay).

C/o Jagjivan Vidhya Bhavan,
Dr. Ambedkar Marg(link road, near karol bagh)
New Delhi-110 055

Interactions (For Geography, G.S., Hindi Literature)

1) 1602, Outram Lines, Kingsway Camp,
New Delhi- 09
2) Competition Wizard Bulding, C-211,
Baba Ganganath Market, Munirka,
New Delhi-67
011-7442038, 5622226
Fax: 011-7259114

Vaid’s IAS (For G.S., Essay, Anthropology, Geography, History, Hindi lit., Political Science, Philosphy, Sanskrit, Sociology, Physics, Maths, Zoology, Botany.)

1) AG-603, Shalimar Bagh, Delhi-110 052
2) F-128, Mohammadpur, New Delhi-66
3) U-188, Vikas Marg Shakarpur, Delhi-92
011-7221544, 7127317, 2044962, 6167349

DEC (Delhi Education Centre) (For Public Admin., Geography, History, Political Science, G.S., Maths.)
15-A, Jia Sarai, IIT,
Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110 016

Gyankunj’s IAS Study Circle (For History, Hindi Literature, General Studies, Psychology, Essay.)

H.N.- 2, ,Bersarai, New Delhi-16
Ph.- 011- 6524744

Ultimate IAS Study Circle
History C-9, Mahendra Park,
Pankha Road,
Opp. Chanan Devi Hospital,
New Delhi-59 Ph.- 011- 5613643

Hamdard Study Circle

Jamia Hamdard University

Talimabad, Sangam Vihar
New Delhi – 110 062
Phone: (011) 2604 8848, Fax: (011) 26042030

Web: http://www.jamiahamdard.edu/study.asp