Is it necessary to make UPSC notes using diagrams, flowcharts, and mind maps? Can I make notes in bullet points in linear format? How helpful is it for revision?

The notes help you in fast revision when the time comes. Please realize that each aspirant is different, and hence, some prefer to study with minimal notes, and others would go for extensive note-making of what they have learned. Depending on what method works for YOU (minimal or extensive note-making), you should go for it. […]

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How can I prepare in History and Culture for the UPSC IAS examination?

History, Art & Culture are important topics in the Civil Services Examination. Hence, it has to be given importance to ensure that you are not pulled back. I will explain how these areas have to be handled for Prelims and Mains. Looking at the syllabus, you can understand that History contains three parts- Ancient, Medieval, […]

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Can an EWS candidate get a rank of 1 in the UPSC? How?

Any candidate can bag the All India Rank-1 in the UPSC Civil Services Exam, irrespective of their caste, gender, or economic criteria. The Economically Weaker Section (EWS) has been put forth for those economically weaker in the General category, and hence, it does not affect the final rank adversely. What are the benefits given for […]

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Is failure to crack the UPSC civil service exam the end of life for aspirants?

Absolutely NOT. Please understand that Civil Services Exam is not the biggest exam, but life is. Even if you do not crack the Civil Services Exam, it does not change anything about what kind of a person you are nor what you are capable of. I have seen some of my students who could not […]

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Is it necessary to learn all the Congress sessions and their president names for the UPSC prelims?

The sessions of the Indian National Congress are pretty crucial for the UPSC Prelims exam as these events have shaped various elements that led to the Independence of our country. Even though there have been many sessions over the years, aspirants should focus on the most important ones. While learning, aspirants must focus on four […]

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I don’t know how to analyse a given topic. Am I right to prepare for the UPSC?

Analyzing a topic is a skill that you acquire over time. Hence, if you feel overwhelmed in your early preparation days, trust your abilities and continue preparing for the exam. The thinking process required to grasp a topic in the Civil Services Exam requires a few qualities that you must cultivate over time: critical and […]

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Can I clear the UPSC by 5 hours of study in a day?

The fact that every aspirant must know is that each of you is different. For some, it is required to study for more hours, while some can grasp the basics a little quicker. But, the critical thing to remember is that the time taken to study a topic should not worry an aspirant; instead, they […]

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How do I write an effective essay for the UPSC Mains?

UPSC Civil Service Mains Paper 1, popularly known as the essay paper, is of 250 marks. Candidates are required to write two essays, each of 125 marks, within 3 hours. Candidates are expected to keep close to the essay’s subject, arrange their ideas in an orderly fashion, and write concisely. Credit will be given for […]

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  • November 16 2021
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When should I start the Mains answer writing practice for the UPSC?

The Mains Exam for the Civil Services is a subjective type exam with nine papers and a total writing time of 27 hours. Of these, two are qualifying- The Compulsory Indian Language paper (Paper A) and the English paper (Paper B). The essay paper (Paper I) requires you to write two essays in three hours. […]

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  • October 30 2021
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Is it possible to clear the Mains if we start preparing after the prelims?

The period after the Prelims is of paramount importance for clearing the Mains. For best results, one must start their Mains preparation right after the Prelims, without any delay. Even if you are unsure of your result, it is unwise to wait for it as precious time is lost, considering that less than three months […]

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