Civil Services IAS Exam is one of the coveted examinations in the country conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The examination has three stages i.e. Preliminary, Mains and Personality Test. The preliminary stage of IAS Exam has two papers consist of General Studies Paper I and General Studies Paper II (CSAT) and second stage consist of 9 papers in total.
The common thing required at every stage of IAS Exam is that an IAS aspirant must have the depth and concrete analytical ability regarding various subjects and issues to crack the IAS Exam. An IAS aspirant must possess decision-making ability which affects the mass of the country. First of all, an IAS aspirant must have the knowledge of various aspects like Historical, Geographical, Political, Economic, Environmental etc. of India which can be developed only through studying authentic sources of study material.
Here, we have provided a complete study material for IAS Prelims Exam 2018 including IAS Exam Syllabus, tips and strategy, IAS Topper's videos and IAS/PCS' inspirational stories. The given study materials of IAS Prelims Exam are simultaneously important for IAS Mains Exam including PCS Exams of various states in the country. The study material of the various subjects have been developed by keeping in a view of the basic requirements of the IAS Exam and special focus has been given to the current affairs section because of the changing focus of UPSC in the last few years.
IAS Exam Eligibility and Pattern
UPSC IAS Syllabus is the guiding force behind the IAS preparation. It is the IAS Syllabus which carves out the scope of IAS preparation and hence chalks out the right path and strategy for the IAS preparation. IAS syllabus needs to be fully covered to ensure the selection in the IAS Exam. It is also important to decipher the pattern of IAS Exam. However, it is very difficult to find out any specific pattern of asking questions in UPSC IAS Exam but even we can analyse it after studying the previous year question papers of UPSC IAS Exam along with the UPSC Syllabus for IAS Exam. For an IAS aspirant, it is also important to understand the IAS selection process. Here, we have provided list of articles which can help IAS aspirants to find a way during IAS preparation.
IAS Exam Study Materials
Preparation of IAS Exam does not depend only on the number of hours spend on doing study per day but it majorly depends on the sincere way of studying qualitative study materials for IAS Exam. First of all, an IAS aspirant should read authentic sources of study materials for IAS Exam. Second, an IAS aspirant should read precise and useful study materials in terms of UPSC syllabus for IAS Exam otherwise it will be a waste of their precious time and energy. Here, we have provided study materials for IAS Exam such as MCQs based on the NCERT for IAS Exam, most important topics for IAS Mains Exam, most important government policies and current affairs quizzes for IAS Exam. Such questions have been created from the available authentic sources of study material for IAS Exam. The practice of such questions will help IAS aspirants to improve the understanding of the important topics which may be asked in the upcoming IAS Exam.
Current Affairs Quizzes
Economic Survey 2017-18: Analysis and Questions
Here, we have provided the chapter-wise analysis of the whole Economic Survey 2017-18 and hence the multiple choice questions based on such chapters. It has been found that the UPSC ask questions based on the topics covered under the Economic Survey every year but the IAS aspirants find it more difficult and exhaustive to study. So, we have done an analysis of every chapter of Economic Survey that can immensely help an IAS aspirant to find it easier to study and more effective for IAS preparation. We have also suggested probable questions in every topic; can be asked in IAS Mains Exam 2018.
Economic Survey Analysis for IAS
Economic Survey Questions for IAS
The Hindu Editorial Crux
We are continuously providing the editorial analysis of articles published in The Hindu newspaper which is considered as one of the important sources of current affairs section for the IAS Exam. The IAS aspirants need to study The Hindu newspaper on a daily basis, but that could be more exhaustive and much time taking process. For the convenience of IAS aspirants, we are providing articles based The Hindu editorial which will be more elaborate and enriched of relevant content in terms of IAS Exam regarding the topics. So, it is worth to study the analytical article provided by us will help IAS aspirants to understand the various dimensions of the topic and hence it will them to prepare for the various papers of IAS Mains Exam. Usually, based on such topics, questions are asked in the IAS Mains Essay paper and in the IAS Mains General Studies Papers 1, 2 and 3.
Inspirational Stories of IAS/IPS
In present times where a significant well off youngsters cash their precious time in self-indulgence, there is an existing underprivileged group of students who with their strong willpower are breaking all stereotypes to reach new heights in their career. One of many living examples is the successful civil services aspirants coming from varied backgrounds as low as being a son/daughter of a rickshaw puller or a street vendors. Here are the some stories we picked can inspire the IAS aspirants preparing for IAS Exam:
Tips and Strategy for IAS Exam
IAS aspirants need proper guidance and mentorship from the IAS toppers or from the experts of IAS Exam. A proper guidance makes the way an easy and more convenient for the IAS aspirants to be on the right path of IAS preparation and it also saves precious time of IAS aspirants. During IAS preparation, it is very important to study proper and useful study material for IAS Exam. There may be a lot of books and study materials available for IAS Exam but reading all the books or study materials would be a waste of time and efforts. So, proper strategy and guidance regarding the selection of study material for IAS Exam needed. So, the IAS Exam experts and the IAS toppers can give better suggestions and guidance which can be more effective for IAS Exam. Here, we have provided tips and strategy for various phases of IAS Exam.
IAS Topper's Videos
IAS aspirants can learn a lot from the toppers of Civil Services IAS Exam. The guidance and mentorship provided by IAS toppers can be fruitful for the IAS aspirants preparing for IAS Exam. The IAS toppers suggest best way to handle the pressure of covering the vast UPSC Syllabus. Every year, we are trying to make interview videos of IAS Toppers of respective year and our prime motive is to provide better guidelines and strategy of IAS toppers which can be fruitful any way for future IAS aspirants. Here is list of video articles of IAS toppers suggesting an exclusive strategy for every phase of IAS Exam.
UPSC IAS Toppers 2017
UPSC IAS Toppers 2016
Previous Year Question Papers of IAS Exam and Answer Keys
The best way to understand the pattern of UPSC IAS Exam is to analyse the previous year questions papers of IAS Exam. The IAS aspirants should go through the question papers of last few years by which they can explore the pattern of asking questions in various phases of IAS Exam. Here, we have provided question papers of IAS Prelims Exam as well as of IAS Mains Exam of the last few years. Answer keys are also available for IAS Prelims Exam questions papers so that the IAS aspirants conveniently can check their level of IAS preparation. So, check out the question papers.
IAS Prelims Exam
IAS Mains Exam