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To prepare for competitive exams, it is important for the candidates to follow some tips which can help them score better.                                                                                                                           AIQ brings in some preparation tips:

 

  1. Candidates need to keep a track of all the sections in question paper.
  2. Equal time should be allotted to each section of question paper.
  3. Time management while answering in exam is important.  Practicing tests give major advantage to follow timeline.
  4. Candidates are advised to keep themselves updated with current affairs so that it becomes easier for them to answer questions & Stage 2 exam.
  5. Regular revision of all the sections can help the candidates understand & retain the important topics.
  6. Candidates should refer to subject books.
  7. Candidates can solve the previous year question papers to get the idea about the exam.
  8. Mock Tests: This will help you complete the exam within the given deadline and fine-tune your reading-writing skills. Identifying your improvement areas would be possible through such mock tests, which will enable you to prepare better for the main exam.
  9. Get hold of Math, Science and English textbooks used by Standard-V till standard you are in (e.g. if you are appearing for Std.8th test, prepare/review from Std V to Std.VII).  Generally, questions presented in competitive exams is based on syllabus of school & college.
  10. Year Books & Encyclopedias: Some outstanding yearbooks and encyclopedias can be referred to improve general knowledge.
  11. Dictionaries & Thesaurus: Having a good dictionary and thesaurus handy will certainly add some firepower to your skills.
  12. Newspapers: Since most competitive exams present questions on current affairs, reading newspapers daily is helpful.
  13. Internet and TV: Yes, Internet and TV are also significant resources to gain knowledge that you will need to crack competitive exams.
  14. Technology updates: Stay close to technology. 
AIQ’s One Nation One Exam:
  • 100 multichoice/objective type questions.
  • Question papers are designed by IITians.
  • Students are expected to attempt all questions.
  • Each question carries equal mark, i.e. 1.
  • This is based on common syllabus of all boards.
  • Exam date: 26-Jun-2021

 

 

AIQ participants will go through 2 stages of assessment.

Stage I – Preliminary Multiple-Choice Question (MCQ) examination.

Stage II – Personality Test (interview)

 

Stage I – Preliminary Multiple-Choice Question (MCQ) examination

    •    Total number of questions: 100 
    •    Time allotted: 100 minutes 
    •    Total Score: 100
    •    Passing Score: 50 
    •    Every right answer will account for 1 point.
    •    Every wrong answer will deduct score by 0.25 point.
    •    Un-attempted question will not be considered for scoring.

Question sets are designed keeping in mind syllabus of various Indian civil services examinations and aligned to specific class.  Accordingly, the subject/topic wise appropriate ratio for number of questions is maintained.

 

Stage II – Personality Test (interview)

    •    The test is intended to evaluate the mental caliber of a candidate.
    •    Top 5% of candidates of each class who have qualified in Stage I.  
    •    Candidates would be evaluated on following criteria:
        o    General awareness 
        o    Communication / Language
        o    Clear and logical exposition
        o    Balance of judgement
        o    Mental alertness
    •    The interview is not intended to test the specialized or general     knowledge of the candidate, which has already been tested through Stage I.
    •    Interviews would be conducted by empaneled members of AIQ.

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CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION:
    What is the structure of the Civil Services Examination?

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) comprises of two successive stages: the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (CSP) and the Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview).

CIVIL SERVICES (PRELIMINARY) EXAMINATION:
    What is the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination?

UPSC conducts Preliminary Examination of the Civil Services Examination for recruitment to the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and other Central Services and posts in accordance with the Rules published by the Government (Department of Personnel & Training) in the Gazette of India Extraordinary.  This 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, are not counted for determining their final order of merit. Only those candidates, who are declared by the Commission to have qualified in the Preliminary Examination in the year, will be eligible to appear at the Main Examination of that year provided they are otherwise eligible for admission to the Main Examination.

    Is an attempt at the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination counted as an attempt at the Civil Services Examination?
(i)    An attempt at a Preliminary Examination shall be taken as an attempt at the Civil Services Examination. 
(ii)    If a candidate appears in any one paper in the Preliminary Examination, it shall be taken as an attempt at the Examination. 
(iii)    Notwithstanding the disqualification/cancellation of candidature, the fact of appearance of the candidate at the Examination will count as an attempt.

    If a candidate has applied for the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination but has not appeared at any paper in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will it be counted as an attempt?
No, an attempt is counted only if a candidate has appeared in at least one paper in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination.

    What is the scheme of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination?
The Examination is comprised of two compulsory papers of 200 marks each. (i) Both the question papers are of objective type (multiple choice questions).
(ii) The question papers are set in Hindi and English. 
(iii) Details of the syllabi are provided in the Examination Notice and Gazette Notification published by the Government. 
(iv) Each paper is of two hours duration.

    Is the General Studies Paper-II of qualifying nature? What are the Cut-off Marks for this Paper?
Yes, the General Studies Paper-II is of qualifying nature. The minimum qualifying standards in this Paper is indicated in the Examination Rules and at present, it is 33%.

    Is there any negative marking at the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination?
Candidates should note that there is penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination.  There are four alternatives for the answers to every question.
(i)    For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-third (1/3rd) of the marks assigned to that question is deducted as penalty. 
(ii)    If a candidate gives more than one answer, it is treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happens to be correct and there will be same penalty as above for that question. 
(iii)    If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is given by the candidate; there will be no penalty for that question.

    What are the minimum educational qualifications prescribed?
The candidate must hold a degree of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or any other educational institution established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification.

    What are the eligibility criteria in terms of physical requirements/functional classification required for a Service/ Post?
The Persons with Benchmark Disabilities candidates shall also be required to meet eligibility criteria in terms of physical requirements/functional classifications (abilities/disabilities) consistent with the requirements of the identified Service/Post as may be prescribed by its Cadre Controlling Authorities. The details of physical requirements and functional classifications are given in the Rules/Notice of the Examination.

CIVIL SERVICES (MAIN) EXAMINATION:
    Can a candidate choose an optional subject, which he has not studied at graduate/post graduate level?

Yes.

    How are the Question Papers for the Civil Services (Main)? Examination structured? What is the duration of each paper?
The question papers for the examination are of conventional (essay) type. Each paper is of three hours duration

 

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