It`s a dream for many people in India to clear the UPSC civil services examination so that they can become an IAS officer and serve the country. Due to the very high competition, the success rate is only  0.2 percent. A large number of students get failed in the civil services examination each year.

In this article, we will discuss other ways to become an IAS officer without giving the UPSC Civil Services Examination.

1. Giving State PSC Examination

In case you are not able to qualify UPSC Civil Services Examination, State PSC is a good alternative option for all the civil services aspirants. After around 9-10 years of service, you will be promoted to the level of IAS Officer. 33% of the seats are reserved for the promotion category while 67% are reserved for direct recruits each year.

It is advisable for candidates preparing for UPSC Civil Services Examination to prepare for State PSC as well so that they can get into administrative services at the state level and later on get to IAS level through promotion.

2. Lateral Entry Scheme

Recently, the Government of India has announced that people having expertise in any desired field with relevant experience in the private sector can join the government job at the post of Joint Secretary.

People with age greater than 40 years and experience more than 15 years will be considered for the role on a contract basis for 4-5 years. Recruitment will be made for 10 departments -- including Revenue, Financial Services, Economic Affairs, Commerce, and Civil Aviation.

3. Sports Quota in Government Jobs 

Another way of becoming an IAS officer is to be good in sports and win medals for the country. Usually, people who have shown good performance in sports at the international level are offered the Deputy Collector post by the state Government.

1. Geeta Phogat 

She is the first women wrestler to win the Gold medal in the 55 kg category in the Commonwealth Games 2010. As a result of spectacular performance, Haryana Police has offered her a post of DSP. 

Geeta qualified for the 2012 London Olympics and again became the first Indian female wrestler to achieve the feat.

2. P.V Sindhu

PV Sindhu has brought a lot of fame and respect to the country by playing badminton at the international badminton events. She has won the Silver medal in the Brazil Olympics 2016. Also, She bagged the Gold Medal in the BWF World Championships in Switzerland in 2019. 

  • Honored with Padma Bhushan Award, the third-highest civilian award in India, in January 2020.
  • Honored with Padma Shri Award, the fourth highest civilian award in India, in March 2015 
  • Received Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, the highest sporting honor of India, on 29 August 2016
  • Bestowed with Arjuna Award for badminton on 24 September 2013.

Andhra Pradesh Government has proposed a bill under the state public service commission act to appoint PV Sindhu as the Deputy Collector in Andhra Pradesh.

How can you become an IAS officer without giving UPSC Exam?

Uttar Pradesh (UP) Government has decided to form a new force Uttar Pradesh Special Security Force (SISF) also known as SISF (other states) which is a similar force on the pattern of CISF (Central Industrial Security Force)  to protect important Government Institutions, Buildings, Metro Stations, Court Rooms, Educational Buildings, etc. Even the Private Industry Units will be able to take the services of UPSSF by paying appropriate fees for their Services.

UP Government approves the formation of UPSSF

Sanskrit was losing its charm and importance after India`s Independence in 1947 but the new education policy framed by the Education Ministry Government of India has given emphasis to the Sanskrit Language which will boost career opportunities for the student pursuing graduation, post-graduation, or doctoral studies in Sanskrit.

What are the benefits of learning Sanskrit?

The National Education Policy was framed in 1986 and modified in 1992. More than three decades have passed since the previous Policy. Thus there was a need for a new education policy that will help to transform the Indian Education System.

Current National Education Policy 2020 is approved by Central Cabinet and will need to be approved by both houses of Parliament in order to be implemented as the law. The draft NEP is based on the foundational pillars of access, affordability, equity, quality, and accountability.

How does National Education Policy 2020 effects Indian Schools Education?

Design studies are getting importance with time as companies are understanding the efficiently designed products is much more than a good looking product. Good Design brings a positive experience and also influences what we think. A well-designed product makes it efficient and improves the overall experience of using the product.

Preparation strategy for UCEED Exam 2021 to make career in Design

Doing Masters or Doctorate from a top university is a dream of many students but some students find it difficult to fund their studies due to poor financial conditions. Though there are a lot of scholarships provided by universities but getting scholarships is not a very easy task.

Top Countries Providing Higher Education with No Tuition Fees in 2020

Update: CLAT 2020 Exam has been scheduled on 7th September 2020.

CLAT stands for "Common Law Admission Test". It is a National Level Entrance Examination. This is conducted by the consortium (a group of companies that work closely together for a particular purpose) of the National Law University.

It is conducted once in a year by a permanent body formed by the universities i.e. The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs). Headquarter of the Consortium is at NLSIU (National Law School of India University) Bangalore.

CLAT qualified students can take admission in Under-Graduate and Post-Graduation degree Law programs offered at NLUs and other colleges/universities accepting CLAT scores.

Before appearing in any exam the level of preparation or how the aspirant prepares for the exam is very important. Here we share some preparation tips for the aspirant which will be helpful for the preparation at home.

CLAT 2020 Exam Structure

  1. English Language
  2. Quantitative Techniques
  3. Current affair with general knowledge
  4. Logical reasoning
  5. Legal reasoning 

Overview of  CLAT 2020 Exam Paper

  • Cracking the CLAT Exam not an easy nut but the balance preparation strategy of the aspirants is useful to catch a high CLAT score.

  • CLAT 2020 exam paper is based on the reading, analyzing, and understanding the ability of aspirants and also decoding the information well in the passage.

  • In CLAT 2020 exam paper every section consists of a comprehensive passage. The passages followed by a series of questions.

Section-wise Preparation tips and tricks for CLAT 2020

  • Before beginning the preparation of every section aspirant must go through the syllabus and the exam pattern or paper pattern because it will help in developing the preparation strategies.

  • The analysis and understanding of aspirant depend on their preparation level. To build up the confidence aspirant must practicing as much as possible previous year papers and mock test papers.

  • While appearing in the examination and solving the question, the approach of aspirant plays a great role. Here some section-wise preparation tips are discussed which helps in building the preparation strategy to the aspirant, reduces stress, and gives confidence.

Preparation Tips for the English Language Section

Exam Format:

  • In exam paper 28 -32 questions included in the English Language section. These aimed to examine the aspirant’s ability to analyze and understand the text. 

  • Comprehension passages of about 450 words each will be provided which taken from contemporary or historically significant fiction and non-fiction writing. 

  • The candidate requires while answering:

    • Discussed main points and viewpoints in the passage.
    • Draw inferences and conclusions based on the passage.
    • Summarize the passage and
    • Understand the meaning of various words and phrases used in the passage. 

Preparation tips:

  • The knowledge of English grammar plays a great role in this section. So aspirant’s grammar concepts must be clear. Regular practice can be done through the textbooks of grammar.

  • Vocabulary questions are usually of two types (i) General meaning word or phrase (ii) Meaning of word or phrase according to the context of the passage. To develop vocabulary note down the words and meaning come across while reading the newspaper, magazines, and textbooks.

  • Focusing on 5W’s (Who, What, Why, When, and Where) must help while answering.

  • The editorial section of the newspaper will help to get a different opinion on the topic. It improves understanding of the arguments and statements include in the passage.

  • Regular group discussions can be a creative and innovative way of engaging and learning.

  • Regular practicing of previous year paper and sample paper make aspirant familiar to the exam paper which reduces the stress level of aspirant while answering the exam paper.

For the preparation of any exam, books play a key role. But candidates face the problem in the selection of the right book. A careful selection of books is necessary. CLAT preparation books are referred to which are helpful for the English Language section in CLAT.

Recommended Books:
Word Power Made Easy New Revised and Expanded Edition by Norman Lewis
Objective General English By RS Agarwal
Lucent’s General English

Preparation Tips for Quantitative Techniques Section

Exam format:

  • The quantitative techniques section includes 13-17 questions. Questions are usually based on the elementary i.e 10th standard level. 

  • Mathematical operations including from areas such as ratios and proportions, basic algebra, mensuration Profit and Loss, Time and Work, Average, Speed, and Distance, Permutation-Combination, Venn diagrams, and statistical estimation, etc.

  • The aim of the section examines the testing of simple mathematical calculations and the analyzing ability of graphical information. 

Preparation tips: 

  • Basic 10th standard mathematics books help the aspirant to clear the basic concepts.

  • Short sets of graphs, textual, pictorial, or diagrammatic representation of quantitative information include in questions that are high scoring in this section.

  • Practicing previous year papers, sample papers, and mock tests regularly play a key role in the preparation of this section.

For the preparation of any exam, books play a key role. But candidates face the problem in the selection of the right book. A careful selection of books is necessary. CLAT preparation books are referred to which are helpful for the Quantitative Techniques section in CLAT.

Recommended books:
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by RS Aggarwal
Magical Book on Quicker Maths by M.Tyra
Quantitative Aptitude for competitive examinations by Abhijit Guha

Preparation Tips for Current affair and GK Section

Exam format:

  • Section of current affair and GK is high scoring and includes 35-39 questions. 

  • Passages of up to 450 words each will also provide in this section that is from news, journalistic sources, and other non-fiction writing.

  •  The questions include the examination of legal information or knowledge discussed in the passage.

  • The passage may demonstrate awareness of various aspects of current affairs and general knowledge like

    • Contemporary events of significance from India and the world
    • Arts and culture
    • International affairs, and
    • Historical events of continuing significance.

  • Fill the missing information, identify the causes and consequences of the events, and answer the questions associated with the event in the passage types of questions ask in the section.

  • The aim of the section is to examine how in-depth aspirants understand the issue and the significance of the event. 

Preparation tips: 

  • Topics may vary and valuable hints may be hidden in the passage. So it recommended reading the passage carefully.

  • Reading newspaper and magazines act as a source of new events information and help in grasping various opinions.

  • The preparation of current affairs and GK is not a short term task. Proper preparation can be only possible when aspirants keep a proper watch on national and international events for a long time. But journals, periodicals, research papers, and blogs are helpful in preparation.

For the preparation of any exam, books play a key role. But candidates face the problem in the selection of the right book. A careful selection of books is necessary. CLAT preparation books are referred to which are helpful for the Current affair and general knowledge section in CLAT.

Recommended Books:
Current Affairs Yearly by Arihant Publications
General Knowledge 2020 by AP

Preparation Tips for Logical Reasoning Section

Exam format: 

  • The logical reasoning section includes 28-32 questions.

  • It will include a series of short passages of about 300 words each.

  • Each passage will be followed by questions which can be answered through:

      • Recognization of the argument included in the passage
      • Analyzing the patterns of reasoning
      • Identify relationships and analogies
      • Identify contradictions and equivalence and 
      • Finding the effectiveness of arguments.

Preparation tips:

  • Practicing the previous year, sample paper and mock test will support the preparation of this section.

For the preparation of any exam, books play a key role. But candidates face the problem in the selection of the right book. A careful selection of books is necessary. CLAT preparation books are referred to which are helpful for the Logical reasoning section in CLAT.

Recommended Books:
A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
Analytical Reasoning (English) by MK Pandey
Quantitative Aptitude ebook (ALL Parts Solved) by RS Aggarwal
501 Challenging Logical Reasoning Practice Book

Preparation Tips for Legal Reasoning Section

Exam format:

  • 35-39 questions are includes in the Legal reasoning section. 

  • Also includes comprehensive passages of around 450 words each.

  • The questions may involve the legal matter, moral-philosophical inquiries, or public policy include in the passage.

  • The aim is to examine the practical understanding of signifying the law in a given situation with limitations.

Preparation tips:

  • Aspirants do not require any prior knowledge of the law.

  • The preparation strategy adopted for the English language, Logical reasoning, and Legal reasoning is the same but this section required an extra concern on legal matters.

  • General awareness of contemporary legal and moral issues will be helpful.

  • Consortium provided sample papers and model test papers are important so it recommends attempting first and then follows other sources.

For the preparation of any exam, books play a key role. But candidates face the problem in the selection of the right book. A careful selection of books is necessary. CLAT preparation books are referred to which are helpful for the Legal reasoning section in CLAT.

Recommended Books:

Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning: For the CLAT and LL.B Entrance Examinations by A.P.Bhardwaj

Mobile Apps for preparation of CLAT 2020

  • Unacademy
  • Career Launcher

CLAT 2020 Events and Highlights

Exam Name
Common-Law Entrance Test
Exam Frequency
Once a year
Exam mode: 
Exam duration:
2 hours
The official notification for exam date:
21 Nov 2019
Detailed notification: 
14 Dec 2019
Online registration starts:
01 Jan 2020 
Last date of application submission:  
10 Jul 2020
Release of admit cards:
By 1st or 2nd week of August 2020
CLAT exam date:
22 August 2020

Keep a track of the latest news and updates on CLAT 2020 here.

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Marine Engineering or Merchant Navy is a branch of engineering which is related to the study of nautical architecture, ship design, and maintenance of machinery used in the shipping vessels. They are responsible for designing and construction of electrical, mechanical, navigational, and watercraft propulsion system in the sea vessel. Marine Engineering is an applied engineering branch that includes mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronic engineering, and computer science engineering.

Marine Engineering gives an opportunity for professionals to travel the world and visit countries around the world. Marine Engineering professionals are paid very high due to the risk involved in their job.

Let`s see How you can become a Marine Engineer? In order to do become a marine engineer, you have to complete a  Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelors in Science or Diploma in Marine Engineering or Nautical science after 12th class from a recognized Institution. You have to pass the entrance exam for getting admission into a good marine engineering institution.

We will see later in the article about important exams and top institute where you can pursue marine engineering.

How to become Marine Engineer?

In Small Town and even in cities, a lot of students do Bsc from local colleges in the nearby areas. Most Students in the early stage of their life do not know what to do in life and what to study. Even Parents are not so much aware of various career options available at the present time and due to which they are also not able to help their children in decision making regarding their career.

What to do after completing BSc?

IPM (Integrated Program in Management) is a 5 years course for students after XII class interested in learning Management and Leadership. IPM is a combined UG and PG management course. After 5 years, of course, completion students are given an MBA degree while if any student exits after 3 years then a BBA degree is granted to the student.

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