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Now Download ClearIAS Notes as PDF for FREE!

Good news! It’s now easier for readers to download online study materials from ClearIAS. We have added new download links in ClearIAS website, right in the menu bar itself. Readers can now download ClearIAS notes as PDF for free! What’s new? Yes, online study materials published in ClearIAS.com were always free …

6 mistakes aspirants make regarding IAS mock tests

All serious candidates who prepare for UPSC Civil Services Examination know the importance of mock tests. Just like taking mock interviews before actual UPSC personality test, taking mock exams before IAS preliminary and main exam is very important to increase the chances of success in the first two stages. At …

How Much Time Will It Take To Clear IAS Prelims?

The question, “How Much Time Will It Take To Clear IAS Prelims?” and the variations like “How many years will it take to clear UPSC exam and become an IAS officer?”, “Is five/four/three/two/one months sufficient time for cracking CSAT?”, “When should one start preparing for Civil Services Exam?” and “How …

UPSC Prelims Results: How Should You Take It?

Last year trends of UPSC results, and IAS cut offs were mentioned in some of our earlier posts. This post is supposed to be a strategy builder for candidates – for both who cleared UPSC prelims and for those who didn’t. As indicated in the one of the previous posts, UPSC …

Smart Work for IAS Preparation

Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort makes all the difference. This article is written with a special focus on the doing smart work for IAS preparation. The importance of this discussion is at a time when there are a wide variety of resources available around every aspirant …