In the Civil Services exam, General Studies (GS) until 2012 had 2 papers, but the revised pattern proposed in 2013 has 4 GS papers, making it the determining factor. GS questions can be from conventional topics or current affairs topics. While there are a lot of books available in the market for … [Read more...] about General Studies – Civil Services Books – Mains Exam
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UPSC Civil Service Mains Paper 1 (popularly known as essay paper) is now of 250 marks. Candidates may be required to write essays on multiple topics. They will be expected to keep close to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in an orderly fashion and to write concisely. Credit will be … [Read more...] about Essay – Civil Services Books – Mains Exam
As part of the IAS Prelims syllabus, "Topics of national and international importance" are mentioned explicitly. For ease of convenience aspirants and coaching institutes call this area "current affairs". For the IAS Mains syllabus, nothing is mentioned explicitly which can be correlated with … [Read more...] about How To Study Current Affairs For IAS Exam?
International Affairs and Institutions are part of UPSC Civil Services Mains syllabus under General Studies Paper 2. The topic is different from the foreign relations/international relations part in the sense that questions asked may not in connection with India. Questions from this section may be … [Read more...] about How To Study International Affairs for UPSC Mains Exam?
Foreign or International Relations (IR) of India comes under UPSC Civil Services Mains General Studies Paper 2. India's external relations with respect to other countries and international organizations is the point of focus here. India's diaspora (NRIs and PIOs) is also an area of priority. Now … [Read more...] about How To Study Foreign Relations of India For UPSC Mains?
Questions from Science and Technology are asked in UPSC Civil Services Prelims General Studies Paper 1 as well as in Mains General Studies Paper 3 (GS3). The science part deals with subjects like Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. The technology part deals with the application of various sciences. … [Read more...] about How To Study Science and Technology For IAS Exam?
The environment is a term that is widely discussed all over the world, and UPSC question papers year after year are proving that Environment and related areas are a must-know for every Civil Services aspirant. Questions from Environment touch areas of basic understanding as well as hot topics of … [Read more...] about How To Study Environment For IAS Exam?
Indian History Chronology: Indian History is a topic of interest to many including foreigners because of the cultures and civilizations existed in this sub-continent. History of India can be studied under political, cultural, religious or economic heads. Indian History Chronology Chronologically, … [Read more...] about Indian History Chronology: Ancient India to Modern India – Learn faster!
Civil Services History part (As part of GS or as optional) requires vast but focused reading. Apart from the IAS Books for History – Civil Services Prelims Exam, the below-mentioned books can help. Recommended Books for History – Civil Services Books – Mains Exam A New Look at Modern … [Read more...] about History Optional Paper: Books to read for Civil Services Main Exam
Civil Services Geography part (As part of GS or as optional) requires vast but focused reading. Apart from the IAS Books for Geography – Civil Services Prelims Exam, the below-mentioned books can help. Recommended Books for Geography - Civil Services Books – Mains Exam Physical geography … [Read more...] about Geography Optional Paper: Books to read for Civil Services Main Exam