The Hindu daily is one of the critical elements of the success needed for a civil service aspirant. Every aspirant is requested to use the Hindu to build and supplement their current affairs knowledge. Hence, time must be allocated daily, and utmost importance has to be given. Many students have doubts about how to use […]Read More
The Civil Services Exam can be one of the most challenging exams globally due to its low success rate, variety of subjects in the syllabus and multiple stages one has to clear to get his/her dream service. Hence, not only does this exam give you enormous respect once you clear it, but it can also […]Read More
How is the preparation of those aspirants who clear the UPSC IAS different from those who couldn’t, despite that they all try their best?
The million-dollar question that I hear from many students after discovering that they couldn’t clear the Civil Services Exam! Some come to me teary-eyed, some with frustration, and the rest with a blank mind. Every one of them has the same question that they could not answer even after much thinking – “Why did I […]Read More
The UPSC conducts the Civil Services Examination (CSE) for recruitment to various posts of the Civil Services of the Government of India, including the IAS, IFS, and IPS etc. It is conducted in three phases – a Preliminary examination consisting of two objective type papers; General Studies Paper I and General Studies Paper-II (popularly known […]Read More
I am 30. I have just decided to prepare for UPSC with 2-3 attempts left. Are there any examples of aspirants cracking UPSC after their 30s with self-study?
Absolutely! You can. If you play the cards right, you can definitely crack the Civil Services Exam, even if you have just 2-3 attempts left. There are many examples of aspirants cracking the CSE, even after starting their preparation late. And believe it or not, some aspirants even did this while having a regular job. […]Read More
Modern Indian History is a subject that has weightage in both Prelims and Mains. Any civil service aspirant is expected to know our country’s rich history and especially Modern History, as it has significant cultural and political connections to the present day. Hence, UPSC makes sure that it is given ample weightage and has always […]Read More
Compared to UPSC Prelims, the Mains is a subjective exam. Hence, the answers are not presented in front of you as options like in Prelims. Instead, wide ranges of questions are asked, which require you to explain and support your arguments when you attempt them. This requires facts, figures, examples, interlinking of topics and solutions […]Read More
The UPSC has postponed this year’s Prelims exam to October 10th 2021, on account of the Covid-19 pandemic. The new date is about five months from now, and aspirants are now facing confusion on how to utilize this time effectively. I will explain how you should use this time depending on whether you are a […]Read More
The UPSC Civil Services Exam, more commonly known as the IAS exam, consists of three stages, viz; Prelims, Mains, and the Interview. Assuming that the reader is a complete beginner in the preparation, I will explain how you must proceed if you want to start from Level 0. To start off, do not worry about […]Read More
Note making is an integral part of the Civil Services Exam preparation. But the question remains, to what extent must an aspirant prepare notes to achieve maximum benefits without wasting time. You must be aware that by note making, you are effectively having a good revision but at the same time the time invested in […]Read More