IAS Prelims 2017 GS Paper 1 Analysis

The 2017 Civil Services Preliminary GS Paper 1 was unique in many ways. Perhaps the most striking aspect of this year’s Prelims paper was its stress on Polity questions and less focus... Read more »

IAS 2015 Final Results Announced

UPSC on 10th May declared the final result of Civil Services Examination 2015. A total  number of 1078 candidates have  been recommended  for  appointment as per following break-up: General OBC SC ST Total             499 (incl. 14 PH-1, 05... Read more »

Download 2014 General Studies Mains Papers

Civil Services 2014 Mains exam is over and you can download GS Mains question papers for reference and to know the latest trends. Click on the links below to download the papers:... Read more »

Analysis of 2014 Mains GS Paper 1

Now that 2014 Civil Services Mains exam is over, it is time to analyse the general studies papers to give you an idea of the current trends and how to prepare for... Read more »

Which Latest Book Edition Should You Buy and Why?

A frequently asked question is “Should I buy the latest edition of XYZ book for IAS?”, especially from those who have recently bought the previous edition of a book and the latest... Read more »

[Focus Mains] How is UPSC Member Removed? Procedure Explained

While preparing for UPSC Mains exam, you should be prepared to face questions based on recent developments. Although the question could be asked from a conventional topic like Economy, Polity or Geography,... Read more »

Answer Writing Tips for IAS Mains: Things to Do and Avoid

Now that the IAS Mains exam is just few months away, it makes sense to go through best practices for writing Mains answers and the things you should keep in mind and... Read more »

The Problem with Recommending Books for IAS Exam

Regular readers of this blog are aware that I have recommended books for Prelims, GS Mains and also different optional subjects like Sociology, Public Administration, Geography, History and Political Science. But I... Read more »