Your IPS Exam Queries Answered

I write about the IAS exam not just on this blog but on other sites as well. One of my articles on IPS Exam Eligibility is quite popular among IPS Aspirants and currently is the first result for the search term ips exam on Google. As a result many IPS aspirants have commented on that

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5 Recommended Public Administration Books for IAS

Public Administration is by far the most popular optional for IAS Mains and, naturally, has the highest share of successful candidates among all optionals. One of the reasons for its popularity is the relatively limited and well defined syllabus. Correspondingly the books required are also quite limited, more so for paper 2. So which books

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IAS Motivation – Learning the Right Way

Time for another video, but this one is special. It’s a motivational video featuring tested and tried tips by past IAS toppers to crack the IAS exam rendered in a fancy style. Hope you enjoy it and feel inspired!  

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Individual or Overall Cut-off in Prelims 2011?

In my previous post on the Prelims cut off I estimated the minimum cut off to be around 160 and I still stand by that figure. Since then there have been many comments speculating the minimum score required to qualify for the Mains. Many readers have also submitted their marks and wanted to know whether

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Books for IAS in Hindi

This page lists the most relevant books for IAS exam in Hindi thus filling an important gap for Hindi medium students wanting to know about IAS Books in Hindi. Note: List of IAS Books in English is also available. Solved Questions Papers and Syllabus for IAS As already stated in this post, you should refer

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Why TMH General Studies Manual is still relevant for CSAT

I recently received a comment on the post Books for CSAT where the valued commenter said that TMH GS Manual is no longer relevant for CSAT preparation. I thought I needed to dispel this misconception as the TMH General Studies guide is somewhat of an iconic reference book for IAS Prelims preparation. Although the Paper

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The Most Comprehensive Analysis of Prelims 2011 with Cut-off

Note: Looking for Prelims 2012 Cut-off and Analysis? In Prelims 2011 exam UPSC out did itself. I always thought UPSC was one step ahead of the candidates and coaching classes but today I have to admit it’s more than 2 steps ahead. Whats Prelims 2011 proved is that you can no longer take anything for

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