IAS

IAS MATHEMATICS OPTIONAL

ABOUT US

At Sourav Sir’s Classes, one will get a vivid description about various career options, analytical skills, tricks and ways to solve highly competitive examinations easily by SOURAV SIR’S study materials and tuitions both online and offline giving the student an exceptional advantage over other students.

Indian Administrative Service (IAS) was formerly known as the Imperial Civil Service (ICS) is the Civil Services Examination and one of the toughest competitive exams in India. It is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for the recruitment of officers for the All India Administrative Civil Service.

HOW DO WE HELP YOU?

At Sourav Sir's Classes, we believe that a healthy environment and the right amount of work helps a student achieve peak performance levels. So we have tried to invoke that spirit through the various facilities available at our tuition study centres for all our programs. These facilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

MOCK TEST SERIES

1. Complete Mock Tests 

2. You can give the exams from your home using a phone or laptop or pc or a tablet.

3. After every exam complete solutions with marks will be provided to you.

4. Any doubts with any part you are free to ask us via what's app/email/call.

5. All the Mock Tests are Exam oriented.

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Mathematics is one of the optional subjects offered by the UPSC in the civil services mains exam. Generally considered by many as a tough subject, mathematics ‘the queen of the sciences’ is taken by many aspirants, many of whom have come out with flying colours in the IAS exam. Maths, often vilified as the toughest subject in school, students, barring exceptions, universally dread maths. In the IAS exam, the performance of this subject has been ambiguous. Many toppers have attributed their success and high rank to the maths optional, whereas many candidates have had very low marks in the maths optional papers. In this article, we will try to dispel many myths surrounding the mathematics optional while presenting a realistic picture. We also discuss some strategies and UPSC maths study material relevant for the preparation of mathematics.

ABOUT IAS MATH OPTIONAL

Nationality:

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India

  • Candidate must be a citizen of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan

  • Candidate must be a Tibetan Refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962, to be settled permanently in India

  • Candidate must be person of Indian Origin who has migrated from Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Zaire, or Zambia with an intention of permanently settling in India

Educational Qualification:

Candidate applying for the Civil Services 2020 exam is required to fulfil the following criteria:

  • Candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree from any of the recognized universities

  • Candidates who have appeared for the qualifying examination and are awaiting results or those who are yet to appear for the qualifying examination are also eligible for the Preliminary Examination. Such candidates have to produce proof of passing the said examination along with the application for the Main Examination

  • Candidates with professional and technical qualifications recognized by the Government or its equivalent are also eligible to apply

  • Candidates who have passed the final year of MBBS or any Medical Examination but are yet to complete the internship can also appear for the Main Examination. However, they must submit a certificate from the concerned University that they have passed the final professional medical examination

Age Limit :

A candidate should be a minimum of 21 years and maximum 32 years old as on August 01, 2020. But he/she must have been born not earlier than August 02, 1988 and not later than August 01, 1999. Necessary action will take to make corresponding changes in respective Rules/Regulations pertaining to various services.

The upper age limit prescribed above is relaxable for the following candidates:

  • 5 Years - Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)

  • 3 Years - Other Backward Classes (OBC)

  • 3 Years - Defence Services personnel

  • 5 Years - ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least 5 years Military Service as on August 01, 2020.

  • 5 Years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs

  • 10 Years - Blind, deaf-mute, and orthopedically handicapped persons

  • 5 Years -  In the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service as on 1st August, 2019 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on three months’ notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment

Number of attempts:

Restriction on the maximum number of attempts is effective since 1984:

  • For General Candidates: 6 attempts (Up to 32 Years)

  • Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Candidates (SC/ST): No Limits (Up to 37 Years)

  • Other Backward Classes (OBC): 9 attempts (Up to 35 Years)

  • Physically handicapped- 9 attempts for general and OBC, while unlimited for SC/ST

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
NOTES & sTUDY MATERIALS
Our faculty of highly qualified teachers and researchers have combed through several books and journals, having collected and processed all the information so that it becomes easily accessible to the student. The study material is prepared in a time tested fashion with the student kept in mind in such a fashion that the student can catch up on the various topics in the event of missed lectures. Besides the theory being extensively discussed, an enormous collection of problems has been added so that the student can learn to apply the concepts over a diverse spectrum of difficulty. All the problems have been worked out thoroughly so that in case the student gets stuck, we've got you covered!
STUDY MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED free of cost to students who have enrolled in our programs
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