Best Apps for IAS Preparation that You Should Not Miss

 In this post I have listed some IAS preparation apps that will save your time and at the same time boost your preparation effort.

Although this could be an endless list of apps I have listed only the most essential and highly recommended ones since spending too much time on apps can backfire as well. 

UPSC Resources All in One

This app provides the following information for IAS Preparation:
Syllabus of Prelims and all subjects of Mains, NCERT Books, IGNOU study materials, Economic Surveys, PDFs of popular standard books of all subjects, coaching notes, notes for optional subjects, popular UPSC preparation magazines, Prelims and Mains question papers, PDFs of popular test series, links to YouTube videos.

What we liked about this app:

  • Simple and friendly layout
  • All the basic information for IAS exam preparation at one place
  •  PDFs of popular standard books, test series and coaching notes


As the name of this app suggests, it provides NCERTS of all classes from 1st to 12th. While there are many apps that provide NCERT book downloads, this app provides access to each chapter of every NCERT title so you can read the NCERT book chapter-wise instead of downloading the entire book at once.

What we liked about this app:

  • NCERT books in English, Hindi and Urdu are available chapter-wise
  • It provides a useful search feature for searching text in the books

Prelims Guru

This app provides mock tests on all subjects of IAS Prelims. You can attempt topic-wise and full-length tests on History, Geography, Polity, Economy, Environment and Science. Even tests on previous years UPSC question papers are present.

What we liked about this app:

  • Good quality mock tests on all topics of Prelims

Note: You can also attempt free mock tests on Paper 1 and Paper 2 on the IAS Kracker platform


This IAS preparation app is very useful for current affairs, motivational articles, Yojana magazine, 60 days IASbaba preparation plan, and daily current affairs quiz.

What we liked about this app:

  • The current affairs are very detailed and relevant for Prelims and Mains preparation.
  • IASbaba’s monthly current affairs magazine is also available in the app.


This app is very relevant for monthly current affairs and booklets of toppers who had enrolled for VisionIAS test series. As you might know VisionIAS current affairs are quite popular and you can get them for free in this app. Rest of the materials in the app is available for paid users of their courses.

What we liked about this app:

  • Access to test booklets of IAS toppers to get an idea about Mains answer writing

Current Affairs

If you need a dedicated current affairs app for IAS preparation then you will find this app very useful as it provides daily current updates in an easy to read manner. You can swipe the current affairs bits that are collected from different sources and presented at one place.

UPSC Question Papers

This app provides the previous question papers of not just Prelims but also every optional subject of IAS Mains as well as the General Studies, Essay and Literature papers.

The question papers are available for download in PDF format for easy viewing.


This is another all-in-one app for UPSC preparation. However, unlike the other apps listed above, this app is not a random collection of PDF documents. You can enrol for courses and then attempt mock tests, view videos and read text guides on any topic.

What we liked about this app:

  • User-friendly layout and plenty of mock tests and videos on every topic

I hope you found this list of the best apps for UPSC preparation useful. You can easily download these apps from the Google Play store to your mobile and get started with your IAS preparation.

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  1. please tell me the best concise resources for IAS Prelims 2017.
    What to read what to not?
    Please make a post on it as soon as possible.

  2. hi!!! i am ritesh i have jst passed 12th science
    i am now in fy bsc computer science course
    i want to go for civil services exam
    tell me how to go through the preparation till my whole graduation ends…….
    thank you!

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