Designed for those aspiring to join the Civil Services in India, Civil Services Interview: How To Excel For UPSC And State PSCs is a handbook inundated with useful tips, techniques and expert advice. With resourcefully chosen material, this book makes for a great prep tool for the candidates.
Summary Of The Book
CSE or Civil Services Examination is one of India's highly regarded competitive examinations conducted every year under the supervision of the Union Public Service Commission. This examination is the gateway through which the Indian government recruits it's personnel for various public service divisions such as Indian Administrative Service, Indian Revenue Service, Indian Police Service. Considered the most coveted governmental positions in the country, the selection process for these posts are scrupulously designed and scrutinized by the UPSC and is only open to Indian nationals. The process includes a preliminary written test, the main examination, and a personality test, and spans over a period of 10 to 12 months.
Civil Services Interview: How To Excel For UPSC And State PSCs aims at preparing the aspirants for the personal interview, which is the final most part of the selection process. Though mainly devised keeping in mind the national level examination, the book can also be used to study for the state level public services entrance as well. Across it's 10 chapters, the book not only covers all the essential nuances of the selection process, but also touch-bases crucial topics like body language, confidence and communication, etc., that are seldom discussed otherwise. The author begins by presenting an introductory perspective about the personality test and goes on to educate candidates about other aspects of the test.
The book provides readers with various tips and tricks for preparing for the interview, certain other parts tackle concepts of listening, verbal and non-verbal communication and talk about how to use them effectively. The book also aids aspirants to choose relevant topics in the optional papers. Few of the chapters in the book are Data Interpretation, Reading Comprehension, Teaching Aptitude, and Higher Education System: Governance, Polity and Administration.
This second edition comes with a new chapter that attempts to answer some of the most frequent questions asked by the candidates. With the chapter summaries making revision easier and the specimen interviews instilling confidence, Civil Services Interview: How To Excel For UPSC And State PSCs is as an overall guiding manual for CSE aspirants to ace the personal interview and come out as winners.
About Madhukar Kumar Bhagat
Madhukar Kumar Bhagat is an Indian tax officer and writer.
Among his other books are Concise CSAT General Studies: Civil Services Preliminary Examination (Paper - 2).
Bhagat is a mechanical engineering graduate who pursued the Civil Services Examination in the year 1995. Owing to his outstanding performance in the Civil Services selection process, he was the recipient of the Finance Minister’s Gold Medal. Bhagat has ever since handled various positions and has authored books and delivered lectures on taxation and management in both national and international platforms. He worked at the Indian Railways. He currently works with the Indian Income Tax Department where he is designated as an Additional Director of Investigation.
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