Applied Diplomacy – A Motivational Book for IFS Aspirants

Thanks to the hero portrayals by film and media – the collectors and the commissioners – now the Indian society has at least vague idea about the top government services like Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Police Service (IPS). But that’s not the case with Indian Foreign Service (IFS). There …

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)

We had discussed Central Schemes and Centrally Sponsored Schemes in our earlier posts. Candidates appearing for most exams (like those conducted by UPSC, SSC or PSCs) have to understand the details of various schemes. In this post, let’s see how to get a grasp of the most recent scheme of the Central …

Must Read NCERT Books for IAS Exam Preparation

In clearias.com, we have mentioned many times that NCERT Books are the best books to begin UPSC Civil Services Exam preparation. However, aspirants keep writing …

Points from NCERT Books: Indian History – Part 8

Back after a short break!  Our team members have been working on Clear IAS Prelims Mock Tests – timed test series with performance analysis, the only one …

Points from NCERT Books: Indian History – Part 5

NCERT texts are a must read for every UPSC aspirant and are available for free download from ncert.nic.in website. Almost every UPSC topper has repeated …

Points from NCERT Books: Indian History – Part 4

NCERT texts are a must read for every UPSC aspirant and are available for free download from ncert.nic.in website. Almost every UPSC topper has repeated …

Points from NCERT Books: Indian History – Part 3

NCERT texts are a must read for every UPSC aspirant and are available for free download from ncert.nic.in website. Almost every UPSC topper has repeated …

Points from NCERT Books: Indian History – Part 2

NCERT texts are a must read for every UPSC aspirant and are available for free download from ncert.nic.in website. Almost every UPSC topper has repeated …

Points from NCERT Books: Indian History – Part 1

NCERT texts are a must read for every UPSC aspirant and are available for free download from ncert.nic.in website. Almost every UPSC topper has repeated …

Hindu Temple Architecture: Pallava

In the last articles in the Hindu Temple Architecture series, we have seen the development of art and architecture in temples under the Chola, Chalukya …

Clear IAS Android App Crosses 50,000 downloads!

Clear IAS’s mobile app, which was launched on June 8, 2014 exclusively for Android phones, has been downloaded over 50,000 times from the Google …

Hindu Temple Architecture : Hoysala

In our article series on Indian culture, we have so far seen the temple architecture peculiarities of Chola and Chalukya Dynasty. In this …

Hindu Temple Architecture : Chalukyas

In the last article, we have seen the broad outline of temple architecture styles in India (Nagara, Dravida and Vesara) and Chola …

Hindu Temple Architecture : Cholas

UPSC questions related to the topic ‘culture’ are not so easy to prepare. The main reason being lack of quality study materials …

UPSC Mains 2014 GS4 Question Paper Analysis

General Studies Paper 4 – GS4 Question Paper deals with multiple topics like Ethics, Attitude, Aptitude, Emotional Intelligence etc. Like 2013 GS4 paper, …