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Gist of Current Affairs for January 2015

With just a month to go before 2016 Prelims on 7th August, let us have a look at the important events that have occurred from January 2015 onward. This list contains events of importance from Prelims 2016 viewpoint and is presented month-wise. NOTE: This list is only indicative. For complete details of each event enroll […]

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Preparation Checklist for IAS in May

It’s that time of the year when Prelims is just around the corner, in August. At this time your preparation should have reached a certain level since not much time is left to cover new topics now. This post lists the essential checklist that will guide you to revise and prepare properly in the next […]

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5 Things to Know About the Nobel Prize

As we all know the Nobel Prize is one of the most prestigious awards bestowed on individuals or institutions for outstanding achievements in the field of medicine, physics, chemistry, literature, peace and economics. Questions on Nobel awards are often asked in Prelims and even in Mains. For this we must have sound knowledge of this topic. […]

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Economic Survey Part I – State of the Economy

Now that the Prelims is fast approaching, it makes sense to present the highlights of Economic Survey 2014-15. As you might know, Economic Survey (ES) is a very important report published by the Ministry of Finance every year before the presentation of the general budget and contains all the important details of the economic year […]

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Prelims 2014: Tackling Different Question Types

First-time candidates in Prelims often tend to make some rookie mistakes like not understanding or reading the entire question before circling the right answer. UPSC tends to combine tricky questions with the straight-forward ones. In this post we will go through both types of question so we are alert during the actual exam and do […]

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[Indian Polity] Constituent Assembly and its Committees

As far as Indian polity and Modern Indian History is concerned, questions are often asked on the Constituent Assembly elected to frame the Constitution of independent India. This post explains the details related to its formation and its committees which you will find useful for your Prelims preparation. Constituent Assembly of India Setup under the […]

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History for IAS – Extent of Mauryan Empire

In the previous post, we saw the family tree of the Mauryan dynasty. In this post we will explore the reign of its three major rulers – Chandragupta, Bindusara and Ashoka. I have highlighted the important points that you should remember while preparing for Prelims as questions are likely to be asked on these aspects. […]

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Ancient India Dynasties: The Mauryas

As you might be aware that chronology based and dynasty based questions are quite common in Prelims. The usual method of preparing these is to go through bulky books but given the fact that there are so many dynasties and chronologies to study, recollecting them in the proper order then becomes a problem. So I […]

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