Mayuri Khanna

Negate the Negative Marking

Before prelims examination many Do’s and Don’ts are usually told to the aspirants related to choice of topics, number of attempts and avoidance of negative marking. Yet during the examination atmosphere, to increase the number of attempts student move for guesswork. This brings them in the vicious cycle of Negative marking. More guessing, more chances of negative marking.

This occurs due to the following reasons:

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Mayuri Khanna

Last minute revision strategy for Prelims 2017

Prelims examination is meant to serve as a screening test only; the marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit.

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Manoj K. Jha

Perception and Reality of Ethics GS Paper 4

Is there any trend of IAS exam to follow at all? Yes…No… Don’t know…! Often IAS aspirant design their strategies based on certain reliable trends of this exam.  This includes from selecting an optional subject to giving importance to certain areas of GS Mains depending upon such hollowly created trends. Aspirants often underline the areas from which marks can be easily fetched. But is there any worth following such marking pattern of 2015 mains exam? For example; following slaughtering of Public administration from the last 3 years, many candidates moved in the sheds of safer subjects. Geography was supposed to be one such safe womb till marks of 2015 mains were out.  Again query remains unchanged- ‘is there any safe haven to fetch marks’?

No. A big no! Lets churn out another scenario; Scope of Ethics paper.

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Manoj K. Jha

GUIDELINES FOR A CASE STUDY ANALYSIS IN GS PAPER 4

A case study analysis provides a powerful tool for sorting through and resolving an ethical problem, regardless of its specific subject. A complete case analysis consists of the following five steps. Here we are mentioning the idea of case analysis; actual answer writing format in the examination will be different.

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IAS Toppers Interview: Sidharth B Rank 15 CSE 2016, Political Science Optional

Name Sidharth B
Rank in CSE 2016 15
Total Attempts in CSE 2
Optional Subject PSIR
Medium English

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IAS Topper Interview 2016-2017: Rank 26 Mallika Sudhir IAS Prepraion Strategy

Video 1: IAS Preparation Strategy 
Video 2: Preparation strategy for Ethics 

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Prelims Answer Key 2016, IAS PT 2016 Answer Key with Explanation

Prelims 2016 Answer Key Set A

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Mayuri Khanna

Importance of Economic Empowerment of Women

The Sustainable Developmental Goals (Five) has emphasized on Gender Equality and empowerment of all women and girls. Few of them are stated as:
a) End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere and violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation.
b) Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation.
c) Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision making in political, economic and public life.
d) Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights.
e) Adopt and strengthen sound policies and enforceable legislation for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels.
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Climate change and human rights

“Climate change threatens our ability to achieve sustainable development, and in some cases, our very survival.”                                                                                                             – Ban Ki-Moon

UNFCCC defines ‘climate change’ as a change of climate which is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere and which is in addition to natural climate variability observed over comparable time periods. The major impact of climate change include rise in average global temperature, ice cap melting, changes in precipitation, and increase in ocean temperature leading to sea level rise.

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