2015 is the awesome year to get a government Job

If you are still having dream of getting a government, 2015 is the perfect year for you. There are plenty of jobs coming up for you. This article will be based on the upcoming exams in 2015 and includes guide on how to prepare for the exam. There will be at least 5o,000 plus vacancies available in this year. Grab your dream job this year. Start your preparation today and all the best !!!


Exam Name Notification date Exam date
Combined Civil Service Examination-II
(Group-II Interview Posts)Vacancies :908
3rd week of February 2015 10.05.2015(Prelims)26.09.2015(Mains)23.05.2015
 Combined Civil Service Examination-III (Group-IIIA) (Interview Posts) Vacancies: 25 1st week of march 17.05.2015
IES and Geologist’s exam  07.02.2015  23.05.2015
Rectt.of SI in CAPFs, ASI in CISF and SI
in Delhi Police Examination -2015
28.02.2015 24.05.2015
 14.03.2015 12.06.2015
Combined Graduate Level (Tier-I)
Examination- 2015
14.03.2015 14.06.2015
and 21.06.2015
 TNPSC Group 1 First week of April, 2015 05.07.2015
 Combined Higher secondary Level exam(10+2) 11.04.2015 12.07.2015
 TNPSC Group 2-A Second week of May, 2015 16.08.2015
 CSP 16.05.2015 23.06.2015
 Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical &
Mechanical) Examination – 2015
29.03.2015 30.08.2015
 IBPS RRB CWE for Officers Scale I,II and III and Office assistants July 2015 05.09.2015, 06.09.2015, 12.09.2015, 13.09.2015, 19.09.2015,
20.09.2015, 26.09.2015 & 27.09.2015
 Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’
Examination – 2015
09.05.2015 06.09.2015
 IBPS PO/MT August, 2015 03.10.2015, 04.10.2015, 10.10.2015 &11.10.2015(Prelims)31.10.2015(Mains)
 TNPSC VAO 1st week of July, 2015 04.10.2015
 Multi Tasking (Non –Technical) Staff
Examination – 2015
01.08.2015 08.11.2015
 TNPSC Group 4 1st week of August, 2015 15.11.2015
 IFS mains From 21-11-2015
 IBPS clerk October,2015 05.12.2015, 06.12.2015, 12.12.2015, 13.12.2015,
19.12.2015 & 20.12.2015(Prelims)03.01.2016(Mains)
 Civil service Mains 16.05.2015 From 18-12-2015
 IBPS Specialist officer November,2015 30.01.2016 & 31.01.2016

Note: All dates are tentative and above time table gives you idea of the important upcoming exams. SBI PO and clerk exam schedule is not yet out. As soon as they are out, we will update them.

Preparation guides and study plan:

1.Civil service guide

2. Civil service study plan

3. Civil service suggested books and preparation tips

4.Group 1 suggested books and preparation tips

5.Group 2 suggested books and preparation tips

6.Group 4 suggested books and preparation tips

7. How to prepare for any banking exam

8. SBI clerical cadre Guide

Previous question papers:

1. UPSC question papers collection

2. TNPSC group 1 question papers

3.TNPSC group 2 and 2A question papers

4.TNPSC group 4 question papers

5. TNPSC VAO question papers

Free books for civil service and Group 1 in PDF format

More guides , question paper collection and study plan will be updated. Stay tuned!!!


Computing abbreviation part 2

FIFO: First in first out is a queue model in which service is offered on first come first serve basis. Classical example of FIFO is traditional railway ticket booking in the counter.

FTP: File transfer protocol is a network protocol for transferring files from one computer to another computer over TCP/IP based network.

GIF: Graphic Interchange Format is a image format and this format supports animations.

GPRS: General packet radio service is a data transfer service for GSM enabled mobile phoned.

GSM: Global system of Mobile communication is commonly used mobile standard for 2G mobile technology.

GUI: Graphic user interface is a interactive interface that enables user to interact with any electronic device by the means of icons and dialog box. GUI was initially introduced in computers and it is extended to almost all electronic devices. Traditional computer’s interface was command based interface but GUI superseded it.

HTML: Hypertext mark up language is a programming language that is used to design a web page. (For more info, read network basics)

HTTP: Hypertext transfer protocol is a protocol for the exchange of information between web server and client.

HTTPS: Hypertext transfer protocol is a protocol for the secure exchange of information between web server and client. Most of the websites uses HTTPS to encrypt website user’s data in transit.

IC: Integrated circuit is a single chip in which multiple electronic devices are fabricated.

ICMP: Internet control message protocol is a important network protocol that sends error message,whenever there is a problem in the network.

IGMP: Internet group message protocol is a network protocol for sending message to many people (i.e Group message).

IDS: Intrusion detection system detects unauthorized access to the network or system.

IMAP: Internet message access protocol is a protocol for the retrieval and storage of email. Unlike post office protocol(POP), it supports multiple email access at a time.

IP: Internet protocol is the basic protocol for the transfer of data over a network.

IPS: Intrusion prevention system prevents unauthorized access to the network or system.

IPTV: Internet protocol television network is nothing but the television service over internet.

ISP: Internet service provider provides internet service to the clients. Famous Internet service providers in India are Airtel, vodafone and Reliance.

ISDN: Integrated services digital network is a group of standards for the transmission of audio, video and data over Public switched telephone network(PSTN).

LAN: Local area network is a network of devices in a small area usually of the size of an office or a residential building.

LCD: Liquid crystal display is a output device that displays output based on the optical properties of the liquid crystal.

LED: Light emitting diode is a semiconductor based light source. Main feature of LED is minimal energy consumption.

LIFO: Last in first out is a queue model in which latest requests are served first.

MAC: Media access control is a important network protocol as it addresses devices connected to the network and and it controls the access of physical transmission medium. MAC address: Media access control Address is a 48 bit unique address assigned to the hosts and routers in the network under MAC protocol.

Computing abbreviations Part 1

ADC: Analog to digital converter is a physical device that converts analog signal to digital signal.

ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber Line is a data communication technology in which download speed is not equal to the upload speed.

AES: Advanced encryption standard is a standard of encrypting data and it is more secure than than than data encryption standard (DES).

ARP: Address resolution protocol maps the IP address with the physical address of the device i.e MAC address of the device.

AI: Artificial Intelligence is the study of intelligence exhibited by the machines. This technology will replace the human from decision making process.

ALU: Arithmetic Logic unit is the vital unit of CPU and it performs arithmetical and logical operations.

ANN: Artificial Neural networks are sophisticated learning algorithms which are inspired from the biological neural system. They are used in pattern recognition, computer vision and facial recognition.

API: Application programming Interface enables user to create software applications. It acts as an interface between user and computer for software programming.

ARPANET: Advanced research project agency network was developed by US military to facilitate message sharing between its research center. It acts as a precursor of today’s internet.

BASIC: Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code are class of programming languages which are relatively easy to use.

BIOS: Basic input and output system is a firmware that is programmed into computer’s ROM so that it tests computers hardware every time the system is booted.

CAD: Computer aided design is the use of computer for a design process.

CAM: Computer aided manufacturing is the use of computer for the manufacturing of any goods.

CCTV:Closed circuit television is a method of surveillance by the use of video camera.

CD: Compact disk is a optical disk that uses optical technology to store data in it. Maximum size of data that can be stored in CD is 700 MB (For more info, visit components of computer)

CG: Computer graphics is the process of creating and editing pictures, using computers.

CISC: Complex Instruction Set Computer is used to refer computers that executes many operation with single or few instructions.

DAC: Digital analog converter is a device that converts digital signal into analog signal.

DBMS: Database management system is the software that is used to manage the database. Commonly used DBMS are Oracle, Microsoft SQL server, SAP and MySQL.

DIP: Digital image processing is the use of computing algorithms to process a image.

DES: Data encryption standard is a standard of encrypting data developed in late 1970’s and this standard is now considered as insecure.

DOS: Disk operating system was a operating system that were used before the advent of Graphical user interface based operating system.

Dos: Denial of service is a computer network attack that is intended to deny network’s access to its users.

DDoS: Distributed denial of service is a DOS attack done by more than one computer at a time.

DNS: Domain name system is used for naming any devices or resources which are connected to the network.

DPI: Dots per inch is a measure of printing or scanning quality.

DSL: Digital subscriber line is a data communication technology in which data are transmitted over telephone line.

DSP: Digital signal processing is the manipulation of the digital signal by the means of software or hardware.

DTP: Desktop publishing is the process of creating documents in a personal computer.

DVD: Digital versatile disc is the optical disk and its maximum storage space is 4.7 GB.

DVR: Digital video recorder is device or software that helps in storing video.

Open source books for TNPSC Group 1 and Civil service(Download)


In this article, you will find some interesting books which will be useful for your exam preparation. I hope that you have downloaded the NCERT books already. If not, i would suggest you to download them in this link.

Download NIOS BOOKS:

NIOS books are useful to form strong foundation in each subject. If you found any broken link, please report.


2. Computing

3. Polity

4.Political science

5. Sociology

6. Indian culture

7. Science and Technology

8. Environmental studies

Note: All the links given above are links to download file in ZIP format. If any of the file ask you a for a password, enter examhacker as password.

I didn’t own copyrights for anyone of the following book.They are owned by OPENSTAX. I am just redistributing them under CC-3.0. Following books are reference book, hence refer through them to maximize your score in preliminary and main exam. Following books are in PDF format.

1.Physics reference book 

2. Principles of Economics

3. Concepts of Biology

4. Sociology Reference book

Updated books

5. Biology Reference book

6. Microeconomics book (Useful for economics optional paper)

7.Macroeconomics book(Useful for economics optional paper)

Above books are given to public domain by OPENSTAX college. You can donate for them in this link. More open books will be added soon.

Basic Economics Series Part 4(Major Financial Institutions In India)

Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) was setup in 1988 and given statutory powers in 1992. SEBI regulates stock/Security markets.It has its headquarters in Mumbai.

Forward Markets Commission (FMC) was setup in 1954. FMC is apex or top institution to regulate commodity marketing. It has its headquarters in Mumbai.

Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) was setup in 2000. IRDA is apex institution to regulate insurance sector. It has its headquarters in Hyderabad.

Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) was setup in 2003. PFRDA regulates pension funds and hence ensures income security for senior citizens.It has its headquarters in New Delhi.

Small Industries Development Bank of India(SIDBI) setup in 1990. It is a developmental financial institution which was setup to promote small and medium Enterprise.

Payment and Settlement system will be discussed in next article.

Previous Year question papers for TNPSC Group 1

Previous QP is must have materials before starting preparation.Here is for the Group 1.Group 1A  and 1B  has the same same syllabus for general studies.You can refer them,if you have time.



2013:2013 Mains Question PAPER (source and credit: Radian IAS website)

2012:G1.Mains.Syllabus & Question Paper (source and credit: Radian IAS website)

2011- Main paper 1 Main paper 2

2014: Click Here

2013: Click Here

2012:Click Here


2014 (new): Click Here

2014: Group 1B (ACHR)

2012: ACF GK

If anybody has original mains question paper for 2012 and 2013. Please do comment, it will be useful to thousands of aspirants like you.

Previous year question papers for Group 2 and 2A

The difference between group 2 and 2A is  the later exam don’t have Main exam and Interview and cadre of Group  2A is lower than Group 2. Anyways the level of difficulty of preliminary paper remains the same for both the exam. So in this post i gonna share group 2 and 2A question papers.As group 2/2A has 100 marks for language section. I would suggest you to refer Group 4 and VAO General Tamil and General English question papers.(links given in the end of the article.

Tip: Always language and aptitude section of all TNPSC exams is of SSLC standard.

2014: Group II(main), Group II(main)REEXAM, Group IIA: General StudiesEnglish and Tamil

2013:Group II(prelim):General Studies,English and Tamil

Refer only Language section in Group 4 and VAO:

VAO Question papers

Group 4 Question papers