Tuesday, May 26, 2015

https://factly.in - Making public data meaningful

           In this digital age, manufacturing content has become the easiest way to circulate one's agenda. How often have you come across articles that go around like ultimate gospel in the social media? Every minute. Don't even get us started about photo-shopped images that leave you at your wit's end. And a lot of times it is just too much information thrown at once and no way to comprehend it.

          The urge to figure out the fact behind each of these fake stories and a need to create a platform that would separate the wheat from the chaff  has resulted the birth of FACTLY. It's primary objective is to tell you the truth, the facts. FACTLY is a platform that brings you various aspects of life that directly or indirectly affects the common man but with ONE difference. Each news story on FACTLY is backed by factual evidence/data that is either available in the public domain or that is collated/gathered/ collected using tools such as the Right to Information (RTI).

For more info Please see : https://factly.in/ 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

UPSC releases notification for Civil Services Examination, 2015

The civil services examination is conducted by the UPSC annually in three stages-- preliminary, main and interview --to select candidates for prestigious Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others.

This year, the preliminary examination will be held on August 23 in 71 centres at about 3,000 venues.

Candidates are required to apply through online mode on the Commission's website--www.upsconline.nic.in. No other mode is allowed for submission of application. Filing of online applications started on May 23 and will conclude on June 19 (till 11.59 PM), according to the notification.

Eligible candidates shall be issued an e-admission certificate three weeks before the commencement of the examination. The e-admission certificate will be made available in the UPSC website. No admission certificate will be sent by post, the UPSC said.

Every candidate appearing at the examination who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted six attempts at the examination, it said.

It is estimated that this year, the number of applicants for the preliminary examination would increase to approximately 13 lakh. In 2014, the number of candidates who applied for preliminary examination had exceeded 9.45 lakh...For full notification please see     http://www.upsc.gov.in/exams/notifications/2015/CSP_2015/CSP_2015_eng.pdf

Thursday, May 21, 2015

సివిల్స్ నోటిఫికేషన్ వాయిదా

సివిల్స్ నోటిఫికేషన్ వాయిదా

సివిల్ సర్వీసెస్ పరీక్ష- 2015 నోటిఫికేషన్ వాయిదా పడింది.
Education Newsశనివారం (మే 16) నోటిఫికేషన్ వెలువడాల్సి ఉండగా... ఎలాంటి కారణం చెప్పకుండా యూనియన్ పబ్లిక్ సర్వీస్ కమిషన్ (యూపీఎస్‌సీ) నోటిఫికేషన్‌ను వాయిదా వేస్తున్నట్లు శుక్రవారం ఒక ప్రకటనలో తెలిపింది. నోటిఫికేషన్ ఎప్పు డు వెలువడేది తర్వాత తెలియజేస్తామంది. 2011లో సివిల్స్ రాసిన వారికి ఈ ఏడాది అదనంగా ఒక అవకాశాన్ని ఇవ్వాలని, అలాగే సీశాట్(అప్టిట్యూడ్ టె స్ట్)ను ర్యాంకుకు పరిగణనలోకి తీసుకోకుండా క్వాలిఫైయింగ్(33% మార్కు లు) పరీక్షగా కొనసాగించాలని కేంద్రం బుధవారం నిర్ణయం తీసుకుంది. ఈ మార్పువల్లే సివిల్స్ నోటిఫికేషన్ వాయిదా పడి ఉండొచ్చని సమాచారం.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Free mock-interviews for the civil service aspirants on 23-05-2015


On the basis of the Result of the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2014 held by the Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) from 14th to 20th December, 2014, a total of 3,308 candidates have qualified for the Personality Test for selection to the Indian administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and other Central Services (Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’). A total of 9, 44, 926 candidates had applied for the examination but only about 4.5 lakh candidates appeared for the preliminary examination and out of that only 3308 candidates could make it for Personality Test.

Indian Telugu Civil Servants Association (ITCSA), an informal group of Telugu All India Service and Central Service Officers, is conducting free mock-interviews for the civil service aspirants on 23-05-2015(Saturday). All the Mains qualified aspirants are requested to get their names registered, by sending their DAF forms to itcsa2006@gmail.com. Civil Servants from various services have consented to attend this programme and the names include Bharathi IAS, Amrapali IAS,Sadhu Narasimha Reddy IRS, Balaram IRS, L.Suresh IRS, Venkatesh IRS etc. Eminent education psychologist Shri.C.N. Reddy will co-ordinate the programme and interested qualified aspirants can contact him on Ph.9000803050 for registration. To participate, aspirants must get their names registered and should submit 3 copies of DAF form at the venue. Time-slots will be allotted on a first-come-first-served basis.

Venue : Flat No. G-5, First Floor, Reliance Residency, opp: Indira park, Near Bake zone Bakery, Ashok Nagar,Hyderabad

Dress code : Formals

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Practice questions for IAS aspirants

Dear All,

One of our Civil service aspirant, Mr. Bharath Chandar NIT-Warangal (2008-2012) has recently started https://www.competitors-ally.in/ along with his cousin. They provide practice questions for civils prelims on daily basis as of now and more is yet to come in near future.Please open this link and see their work https://www.competitors-ally.in/daily-practice-questions-1.html. If you find this helpful for IAS aspirants, please share about this website with them.


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Changes in Civil Services Examination-2015

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Civil Services Examination 

The Government has approved the following in respect of Civil Services Examination: 

• An Expert Committee would be constituted to comprehensively examine various issues raised from time to time namely, eligibility, syllabus, scheme and pattern of Civil Services Examination. 

• Till such time the Government takes decision on the recommendation of the above Committee, the General Studies Paper-II(CSAT) in the Civil Services(Preliminary) Examination will remain a qualifying paper with a minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%. 

• The English Language comprehension skill portion from General Studies Paper-II of Civil Services(Preliminary) Examination will continue to remain excluded. 

• The above decisions are incorporated in the CSE Rules-2015.