Common Mistakes in UPSC Exam Preparation

Hard work undoubtedly is the most critical factor in Civil Services preparation. However, the effect sharpens when it is complemented by smart work. The strategy to prepare, what to stress upon, what to spare, what to give passive reference, what to analyze in great detail, how proportionately the time is Read More …

The inspiring story of Suharsha Bhagat – 5th Attempt and 5th Rank

Suharsha Bhagat finally secured the coveted Indian Administrative Service in his fifth attempt. Having done his primary schooling from R K Mission and then Delhi Public School R K Puram, he went to attend college at IIT Bombay. His story is as unique as it is an inspiring story. Suharsha Read More …

Civil Services and the Social Media: What lies beyond the Internet?-Mittali Sethi-AIR-56

I want to start by showing – with the use of words – how most of us study now-a-days. And just to give my readers a relatable example, I used to be at least almost this same person two years back. Let’s call this gentleman Mr. X. X wakes up Read More …

Political Science Optional Strategy by Anand Vardhan, AIR 7

Strategy I have not been very strategic with my optional initially, as I took 3 attempts with public administration and did not get my strategy right with that. Only when I switched to Political Science in my fourth attempt did I score well. I had little time for Political Science.The Read More …

UPSC IAS Topper NANDINI K R, Rank – 1, CSE – 2016 (Strategy and Booklist)

Hello  Friends, It gives immense pleasure to pen down this article. As the saying goes, “Tiny drops of water make an ocean”, I have been benefitted from the guidance and inputs of many noble souls. Hence, I deem it my yeoman duty to share the strategy that worked for me. Read More …

Read Topper’s Story – Debasweta Banik IAS

Debasweta Banik, a 22 year old girl became one of the youngest candidate to pass the Civil Services Exam. She fetched 14th rank by clearing UPSC Examination. Debasweta Banik says, “she would begin her day by studying three out of seven English language dailies. Her staples were The Indian Express, Hindustan Times and The Read More …

[Topper’s Interview] S.Chitharanjan (Rank-574/CSE-2015)

Topper who followed IAS ABHIYAN’s Compilations Candidate Profile Q. Details Name S. Chitharanjan Rank in CSE-2015 574 Roll No. 155540 Age 26 Total attempts in CSE (including this one) 03 Optional Subject Anthropology Schooling Medium English College medium English Medium chosen for Mains answers English Medium chosen for Interview English Read More …

An Open Letter to Friends who did not Clear the Mains – by Poonam Dahiya IRS

The declaration of Mains result becomes a cause of celebration for some and ironically it is also the reason behind tears, hurt and pain for all those who are not so lucky this time. It painful, even if you are not writing the exam, because our friends and near and Read More …

Answer and Essay Writing Strategy by IRA SINGHAL, I.A.S

Answer Writing Strategy Wrote in points wherever possible. Even in the optional. And I write full sentences as points, not phrases. In my previous attempts I used to write answers in paragraph form and I never got any marks. I used to know the whole paper but I still did Read More …