12 February, 2013

Let's Get started with the preparation of Indian Economic Service............

Hello friends,

                    We are a team of two people who would like to be more interactive with the aspirants of Indian Economic Service Examination conducted by UPSC.. First of all we must understand that it is not a tough exam and not meant for extra ordinaries.. but for who they are very much thorough with the basic concepts of Economics and who can use it in an extra ordinary way.... We would like to dedicate our efforts for beginners.... So as a beginner the first step of preparation is to get the syllabus of the exam and going through it word by word considering it as the best guide of the exam... Get the syllabus by clicking the link below.... 


                 Second step of preparation is to collect the old question papers as much as you can get but preferably of past 4 years... You can get it here.....

Question Papers of 2012

General Economics I


General Economics II


General Economics III


Indian Economics


General Studies


General English



Question Papers of 2011

General Economics I


General Economics II


General Economics III


Indian Economics


General Studies


General English



Question Papers of 2010

General Economics I


General Economics II


General Economics III


Indian Economics


General Studies


General English


Question Papers of 2009

General Economics I


General Economics II


General Economics III


Indian Economics


General English


General Studies 



          Here I upload the question papers of only last 4 years... If you go through the question papers of other previous years , you can get clear with the change in the question type... Earlier the questions were more direct and now it has become more analytical which include more use of mathematical tools.. If you are not coming from mathematical background,  DONT WORRY....... We will make you understand it in the coming posts...  

        In my view it is better to start with General Economics II with the chapter of National Income Accounting.. The syllabus is as follows......  


Concept of National Income and Social Accounting: Measurement of National Income,
Inter relationship between three measures of national income in the presence of the Government
sector and International transactions.  Environmental considerations, Green national income.


    First you go to the question papers and find out the questions which were asked from this part.....


1. HOW DOES NDP AT FACTOR COST DIFFER FROM GNP AT MARKET PRICES? ( 2011 )

2. LIST THREE REASONS FOR NOT REGARDING GDP AS AN APPROPRIATE MEASSURE OF WELL BEING   ( 2011 )

3. INDICATE HOW SUSTAINABILITY CONSIDERATIONS CAN BE BROUGHT INTO NATIONAL INCOME ACCOUNTING  ( 2011 )

4. EXPLAIN THE MEANING OF "NATIONAL PRODUCT AT MARKET PRICES" AND "NATIONAL PRODUCT AT FACTOR COSTS.. ILLUSTRATE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TWO TYPES OF VALUATIONS ( 2010)

5. DISCUSS THE UNDERLYING CONCEPTS OF GREEN NATIONAL INCOME OF A COUNTRY ( 2009 )

http://ncertbooks.prashanthellina.com/class_12.Economics.Macroeconomics/Chapter%202.pdf


         To cover this part start with NCERT XII chapter on National Income Accounting and use the topic of National Income and social Accounting in Modern Economics of H L Ahuja or Macro Economics of H L Ahuja or Macro Economics of M L Jhingan..... After going through these portions solve the above mentioned questions and evaluate yourself... We will discuss the answers of these questions in the coming posts depending on your responses... So feel free to comment/mail us at 04gp90@gmail.com OR abc.arunbc@gmail.com and give us more suggestions so that we can improve our service...

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10 comments:

  1. This seems to be a really nice page.Extremely helpful for aspirants. lets please keep it alive.

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  2. This is a great initiative. Lets m,ake the most of it. Thanks to both of you...

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  3. Hi, I am pursing my MA in Economics from IGNOU . Am i eligible for the Indian Economic Service Examination ?

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  4. Yes, you are eligible for IES; the eligibility for IES is a post graduation in Economics.

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  5. Arun ,

    Thank you so much for your prompt reply. Which Reference Books do you recommend for preparation of Indian Economic Service ?

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  6. You can get the list of books required for IES from: http://indianeconomicservice.blogspot.in/2013/02/books.html

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  7. Hi could please give the list of books for all the papers and also for gs.
    Thanks

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  8. Hi could please give the list of books for all the papers and also for gs.
    Thanks

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  9. Hi,,How many attempts are permitted in IES exam for General Catagory candidate?

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