Is preparing for UPSC a waste of time?

UPSC Civil Services is an examination that changes your life for good. There is a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson that says, “It’s not the destination. It’s the journey”. I firmly believe that it is an apt reference for the UPSC preparation as well. This is one such examination that will allow you to serve […]

How do I prepare UPSC Prelims in 100 days?

The Prelims exam is the toughest stage to crack in the Civil Services Examination. While this has been attributed to the sheer number of eliminations, lately, the absolute uncertainty in the nature of questions asked in Prelims has also caused even dedicated aspirants to miss their chance to write the Mains exam. Hence, an aspirant […]

While studying for UPSC, should one subject be done at one go or should subjects be combined and studied?

Every student is different, and hence it cannot be said with certainty that the same technique/ rule would apply to all. I have seen many students who use their own method to study, which have resulted in success for that student. The bottom line is that, as an aspirant, you must follow what is suited […]

I am 24 years old and have spent three years in a job. Is it too late to prepare for IAS?

“This is my belief: that through difficulties and problems, God gives us the opportunity to grow. So, when your hopes and dreams and goals are dashed, search among the wreckage, you may find a golden opportunity hidden in the ruins.” ― Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Dreaming to become a civil servant is a noble dream. […]

How can one prepare for the Mains in a short time if he/she did only prepare for the preliminary for the UPSC?

The ideal preparation one must follow is a Prelims cum Mains approach. This will allow the students time to cover the vast syllabus in short portions over the course of the exam. But sometimes, aspirants tend to leave Mains preparation a bit and end up in a challenging situation when facing Mains. I will try […]