Common Mistakes to Avoid in UPSC Preparation

Every year more than 2 lakh candidates appear for UPSC CSE Prelims exam but only about 10,000 to 15,000 candidates are successful in clearing the Prelims hurdle and writing the Mains exam. What are the common mistakes committed by the bulk of IAS aspirants that, you, as a budding UPSC aspirant should avoid while preparing

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The Right Time and Age to Start Preparing for IAS Exam

Many IAS aspirants have the common query that when should they start preparing for IAS exam or what is the right age to start IAS preparation. So I thought I should explain this topic in detail so you can start your IAS preparation as early as practically possible. Is there a Right Age to Prepare

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Preparation Plan for Prelims 2014

I have received many requests to share a preparation plan for aspirants appearing for Prelims in 2014. Now I am a firm believer against one-size-fits-all approach meaning a plan good enough for A may not be suitable for B and so on. But since such a plan can also provide you the approach to adopt

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Tackling CSAT Paper 2 Topics: What You Need to Know

Since the change in IAS Prelims syllabus in 2011, paper 2 or CSAT paper of Prelims has been introduced. This paper consists of passages, decision making, reasoning, data interpretation and quantitative aptitude topics. In this post we see the types of questions asked in Paper 2 or CSAT paper since this paper cannot be neglected

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How to Prepare Current Affairs and GK Quickly?

Now that Prelims is due in 2014 and the clock has started ticking, the natural question in the minds of aspirants is how can they quickly prepare current events and general awareness since general awareness and current affairs forms the crux of paper 1 of Prelims exam. Topic List for Current Affairs and General Awareness:

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IAS Preparation for School and College Students

I receive many emails and comments from IAS aspirants who are in school or college asking how they should start their preparation for IAS exam keeping in view the subjects to select later on. This post helps all those who are currently studying but plan to appear for the IAS later on. First and foremost

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What to Cover in Environment and Ecology for IAS Prelims

Environment and ecology has gained big importance in Prelims since the new syllabus was introduced. Even this year, many questions were asked from this topic. After publishing the topics to be covered in History using a flowchart, I’ve been receiving many emails and comments to put up the same for other subjects as well. Although

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History Syllabus and How to Cover It

History for Prelims and Mains is  a very important topic. Almost 15-20 questions are asked in Prelims paper 1 on History every year. Add to that questions totaling about 60-90 marks in GS Mains paper and you get a good idea about the importance of History in IAS exam. But many IAS aspirants don’t know how to

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