Wednesday, July 29, 2015

itcsa awareness session on civil services exam-2015 -Full video

Dear All,

Please find the you-tube links for the videos of ITCSA seminar Dt. 19-7-2015 @ AV College,Hyd.

TV10 programme on ITCSA activities PART-I

Full video of awareness session PART-II

Full video of awareness session PART-III

Friday, July 24, 2015

Photos and Video of Awareness Session Dt. 19th July 2015

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Awareness Session on Civil Services Exam -2015

Press Note

Awareness Session on Civil Services Exam -2015

'Indian Telugu Civil Servants Association' (ITCSA) & 'Prajahitha' are jointly organising an awareness session on civil services exam-2015 for the benefit of aspirants.

Date: 19th July 2015

Time: 10 am to 1 PM 

Venue: Auditorium of A.V College of Arts, Science & Commerce,Domalguda,Gagan Mahal, Hyderabad-500029

Speakers: About 30 toppers who cleared Civils (2014) and many senior civil servants from various services are attending the event. 

1. Shri. C M SAIKANTH VARMA - 18th Rank - How to score high marks in Mathematics Optional subject
2. Shri. Mohammad Roshan             - 44th Rank - Importance of Interview in civil service exam
3. Shri. RAJA GOPAL SUNKARA - 49th Rank - Mains General Studies Paper IV (ethics) & Anthropology optional
4. Shri. Krishna Teja Mylavarapu    - 66th Rank - How to cope up with failures & general Essay
5. Shri. SATISH REDDY PINGILE - 97th Rank - How to score marks in Sociology optional
6. Shri. Rakesh Chintagumpula        - 122nd Rank - Preparation for Public Admin. optional subject
7. Shri. RAHUL RAJ P S                - 375th Rank - Indian Constitution- A source of inspiration
8. Shri. D. Rahul Venkat                 - 386th Rank  - Importance of writing practice&peer groups for mains exam
9. Shri. SATYA RAJA SEKHAR G - 623rd Rank - How  to deal with Social issues in Mains GS paper
10. Shri. Ravi teja vasamsetty            - 684th Rank - How to prepare for Prelims exam
11. Shri. BBGTS Murthy                   -772nd Rank - Preparation for Telugu Litt. optional subject
12. Smt. Balalatha Mallavarapu - Senior civil servant - Tips for Prelims-2015 (new pattern)
13. Many others on preparation Tips& Book lists to deal with various optionals and General studies etc.
As the speakers give valuable inputs to the aspirants, it is a golden opportunity for all civil services aspirants & beginners for gaining insights into the CSE new pattern & syllabus and also for knowing how to succeed in each stage of the exam and clear civils in minimum possible attempts.

Entry is free for all.

About ITCSA : ITCSA is an informal group of like-minded Civil Servants hailing from Andhra Pradesh/Telangana, who are presently working in different parts of India and abroad. The association uses web-based Google Group named 'ITCSA' as the major platform for interaction among it's members.  One of the major aims of ITCSA is to guide budding civils aspirants by organizing awareness sessions, interactions and Mock interviews etc. Anyone can interact with ITCSA members at: or

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


Dear friends

As I promised and always intended, I am uploading here all my online notes for various papers of the IAS / UPSC exam. You may find some overlap here and there and some unstructured portions as well, but please forgive me for that. It has been a long journey with a lot of distance to cover so quality may have been compromised in some notes. Anyways, my idea here is to give all I have and help as many as I can in their journeys. Also, if anyone has any doubt or query regarding or whatever and wants to communicate with me, I am open for communication here in comments and also on my email: … If I can inspire and help even anyone of you to their destination, I would believe my purpose would be served. I promise I would reply to each and every single query, though it may take some time.

Gaurav Agrawal.

Rank in CSE-2013  AIR-1

GS Paper Notes

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Social Issues Notes:

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International Affairs Notes:

Internal Affairs Notes:

India's Neighbors Affairs Notes:

Environment Notes:

Culture Notes:

Polity Notes:

Geography Notes:

Interview Preparation Notes

History Optional Notes (+ Ancient and Medieval culture part of GS Paper 1 + World History part of GS Paper 1 + Modern India part of GS Paper 1)

World History Notes:

Modern India Notes:

Medieval India Notes:

Ancient India Notes:

Economics Optional Notes (+ GS Paper 3 Economy Part)

Micro Economics Notes:

Macro Economics Notes:

International Economics Notes:

Indian Economy Notes:

Developmental Economy Notes:

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Telangana and Andhra bags good ranks in civils 2015

Results of the Civil Services examination-2014-15

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on 04-07-2015 declared results of the prestigious Civil Services examination. All the four top ranks have gone to women candidates, two of them from the national capital.

Ira Singhal from Delhi who topped the examination this year became the first physically challenged woman to top the Civil Services examination in the general category. Renu Raj stood second and Nidhi Gupta, who is also from Delhi, secured the third position. Vandana, who got the fourth rank, is the topper in the Other Backward Class (OBC) category.Ira and Nidhi are Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) officers in Hyderabad, whereas Renu Raj is a doctor, hailing from Kerala.

A total of 1,236 candidates, including 590 in the general category, 354 belonging to the Other Backward Class, 194 of the Scheduled Caste and 98 of the Scheduled Tribe, have been recommended for appointment in various services, the UPSC said.

A total of 1,364 posts are to be filled through the civil services examinations. Out of this, 180 candidates have been selected for the Indian Administrative Services (IAS), 32 for the Indian Foreign Services (IFS), 150 for the Indian Police Services (IPS) and 1,002 for the Central Services Group A and B.

4.51 lakh appeared

The preliminary examination was held on August 24 ,2014 at 2,137 venues in 59 centres. About 9.45 lakh candidates had applied, but 4.51 lakh appeared for the examination. Of these, 16,933 were declared qualified for the main examination, the official said. The main examination was held in December 2014, with 16,286 having appeared for it, he said. The result of the main examination was declared on March 13 ,2015. As many as 3,308 candidates were declared qualified for the personality test, and 3,303 appeared for the test held from April 27 to June 30,2015.

"In terms of the number of candidates and the number of centres or sub-centres, this was the biggest examination ever conducted by the Commission," the official said.

Monday, July 6, 2015

list of 21 fake universities in 9 different states

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has released a list of 21 fake universities in 9 different states. It released a public notice to this extent. This list is as on June 2015.

What is the issue?
Section 22 of the UGC Act of 1956 makes authorizes only a University established by a Central/State act or an institution deemed to be university under Section 3 of the UGC act or an institution empowered by an act of parliament, to grant degrees.

Section 23 of the said act also prohibits the use of word 'University' by any institution other than a university established as per the above mentioned norms. The UGC has identified 21 such institutions that are unrecognized. It has warned the public that these are fake universities and are not entitled to grant any degree.

The List
Below is the complete list of the 21 identified universities.

S NoName of the Fake UniversityState
1Maithili University/Vishwavidyalaya, DarbhangaBihar
2Varanaseya Sanskrit VishwavidyalayaDelhi
3Commercial University Ltd, DaryaganjDelhi
4United Nations UniversityDelhi
5Vocational UniversityDelhi
6ADR Centric Judicial University, Rajendra PlaceDelhi
7Indian Institution of Science & EngineeringDelhi
8Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University, BelgaumKarnataka
9St. John's University, KishanattamKerala
10Keserwani Vidyapith, JabalpurMadhya Pradesh
11Raja Arabic University, NagpurMaharashtra
12DDB Sanskrit University, TrichiTamil Nadu
13Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, KolkataWest Bengal
14Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya, AllahabadUttar Pradesh
15Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, AllahabadUttar Pradesh
16National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, KanpurUttar Pradesh
17Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Open University, AligarhUttar Pradesh
18Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, MathuraUttar Pradesh
19Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, PratapgarhUttar Pradesh
20Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, NoidaUttar Pradesh
21Gurukul Vishwavidyalaya, MathuraUttar Pradesh


The notice also says the matter of Bharatiya Shiksha Parishad, Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh is subjudice.

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