ClearIAS™ is one of the top education-technology startups in the field of online learning and test preparation.
As the tagline says, ClearIAS is designed to help IAS aspirants clear the UPSC Civil Services Exam (CSE) by smart-study. We are proud and happy to see thousands of our users emerge as IAS, IPS, and IFS officers by online preparation. You can read testimonials of ClearIAS online students who emerged as UPSC toppers here.
However, as a learning platform, ClearIAS is used not just by UPSC aspirants but by millions across the world who look for high-quality online education. Our mission is to create leaders of tomorrow – having multi-dimensional knowledge, skills, and insights.
ClearIAS: Unique Learning Experience
Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity. – Charles Mingus
With the help of technology, ClearIAS has developed unique ways of making learning an enjoyable experience. That’s the reason why we are equally loved by school students just like IAS exam toppers.
Our popular products include:
- ClearIAS Learning Platform (website)
- ClearIAS Test-Prep Platform (website)
- ClearIAS Classes Platform (website)
- ClearIAS Learning App
- ClearIAS Test-Prep App
- ClearIAS Classes App
Rated among the top quality online learning platforms for IAS preparation by serious aspirants, we provide free online study materials, guidance, toppers interview, online mock exams and a lot more.
ClearIAS – Comprehensive Self-Study Package for IAS Exam
ClearIAS is the comprehensive self-study package for UPSC CSE. This venture helps all aspirants who look for guidance outside the classroom coaching. ClearIAS was started with a vision of quality, but affordable online education, giving stress to self-study.
- Free Study Materials: We provide free notes on every subject mentioned in the latest UPSC syllabus. Aspirants are free to share or print ClearIAS study materials for self-use.
- Guidance and Strategies: We regularly write articles to guide aspirants as per the latest requirements of the IAS exam.
- Prelims Mock Exams: Our tests are noted for their quality. ClearIAS prelims mock test platform helps to learn and compete with thousands of aspirants, pan-India and in real-time.
- Mains Mock exams: Learn the art of mains answer writing for FREE!
- Buy UPSC books online: Updated links to buy the recommended IAS books from Amazon or Flipkart at a discounted price.
- IAS Toppers Interview: Straight from the horse’s mouth. Know the strategies of UPSC toppers.
- ClearIAS mobile app: Extend your IAS preparation to tablets and mobiles. You can learn even while you travel.
The growing popularity – a sign of quality!
- ClearIAS website is used by more than 1 million aspirants every month generating more than 30 lakh page views/month.
- ClearIAS app with more than 5,00,000 downloads is one of the most popular mobile apps in the field of IAS exam preparation.
- ClearIAS Facebook page is one of the most popular social media pages of an online education initiative with more than 4,00,000 followers.
- ClearIAS prelims mock test platform has been used by more than 3,00,000 aspirants.
What motivates us is not the news and statistics, but the enthusiasm and affection of aspirants across the globe who acknowledge our service in the field of quality online education.
Why is this mission “ClearIAS”?
A career in Civil Services (Central/State) is an ambition of thousands, but unfortunately, many deserving candidates don’t achieve their dream. The primary reason being the lack of proper guidance or even worse, misguidance from many low-quality coaching centres which charge hefty fees too. Classroom IAS coaching is often very expensive and is available only in metros like Delhi.
It was at this juncture ClearIAS conceptualized, a vision to bridge the gap of facilities and guidance between urban and rural.
ClearIAS.com truly wish the door to the dream of IAS/IPS/IFS should not be closed to any genuine candidate due to misguidance or lack of proper awareness about the top competitive exam in the country.
The vision of ClearIAS
ClearIAS – the comprehensive smart-study package for UPSC CSE – is a venture to help all aspirants who look for guidance outside the traditional classroom coaching or who can’t afford it due to time/financial constraints.
Our vision is to guide maximum candidates on the right path, particularly from the rural side, who otherwise would have very little chance to walk through the power corridors.
We believe that services like IAS, IPS, IFS etc need the best brains in the country and we strive to ensure that no deserving candidate be left out of UPSC exam competition due to the inaccessibility of expensive IAS classroom coaching.
ClearIAS – The Road Traversed So Far
From a one-man blog to a major online learning platform with lakhs of followers, the growth was rather quick, thanks to the support and encouragement from thousands of aspirants.
- 2012: ClearIAS -The Journey: ClearIAS.com was started in 2012 as an online learning platform. Study materials and notes for IAS exam preparation are provided on the website free of cost to supplement the traditional textbooks. Facilities for the direct online purchase of essential IAS books for each subject are also provided.
- 2014: ClearIAS releases Test-Prep App: On June 8, 2014, ClearIAS released its android mobile app. Named ClearIAS Test-Prep App, the android app helps aspirants extend their IAS Preparation from laptop to mobile too!
- 2015: ClearIAS releases Online Test Preparation platform: Registrations are opened on June 26, 2015, on the ClearIAS online mock test platform for UPSC Civil Services Exam. This platform integrates learning with test-taking, making the whole IAS preparation interesting and fast. Isn’t it thrilling to learn and compete with thousands of aspirants across India in real-time?
- 2020: ClearIAS releases Learning App: On April 10, 2020, we released our new product – ClearIAS Learning App. The new Learning App developed by ClearIAS, with a special focus on online learning during COVID-19 lockdown, crossed 50,000+ downloads within a span of a few weeks!
- 2021: ClearIAS released Classes App: On June 01, 2021, we released our latest product – ClearIAS Classes App. You can watch live and recorded classes (videos) of ClearIAS as part of our online classroom program from the ClearIAS Classes App.
ClearIAS and Media
- ‘When tough luck produced a successful website‘ – The Hindu
- From failure, a successful startup – The Hindu
- An epic fail becomes a successful website – The New Indian Express
- Kuttanad youth’s ClearIAS mobile app is a hit – Times of India
- ‘Fulfilling civil services aspirations‘ – Instamojo blog.
- ‘The New App from Clear IAS Is Changing the Classroom‘ – AppMakr blog.
- Want to Crack the UPSC Exams? Here Are 10 Websites and Apps You Might Find Incredibly Useful! – BetterIndia.
- 5 Great Websites for UPSC Preparation – NagpurToday.
- App of the Week’ – AppMakr,
- Online test preparation start-ups being built from India – YourStory.
- ClearIAS app was ranked among the top 5 new apps under the education category in the Google Play store.
UPSC Toppers Testimonials
Meera K IAS – ClearIAS Online Student
“I am a paid subscriber of ClearIAS Prelims Online Mock Test Series. The ClearIAS platform is highly user-friendly. It’s is quite easy to revise mock exams on the ClearIAS mobile app. The explanations are short, crisp and clear. I practised and revised ClearIAS online mock exams from my mobile whenever I got time and it really helped me in my prelims preparation. The all-India ranking helped me to analyse my performance at a pan-India level even before the actual UPSC exam. Thank you ClearIAS” – Meera K, All India Rank 6, UPSC CSE 2020
Saranya Ramachandran IAS – ClearIAS Online Student
“The online initiatives of ClearIAS were extremely useful for my Prelims Preparation. I constantly worked out ClearIAS Current-affairs Capsules which, matched the quality of questions asked in UPSC CSE Prelims. The free online Prelims mocks and the All India Ranking also aided in the preparation. Thanks to ClearIAS team.” – Saranya Ramachandran IAS, All India Rank 36, UPSC CSE 2019
Renjina Mary Varghese IFS – ClearIAS Online Student
“I would like to thank ClearIAS for its role in my preparation for civil services exam. Alex Sir of ClearIAS had provided me valuable guidance at a crucial time when I had to decide about my resignation from the job for preparation. I have extensively used the notes provided on the website as well as the ClearIAS Test Series. They are of good quality and highly reliable. I am also grateful for the interview guidance of the ClearIAS team. I wish many more aspirants find ClearIAS an essential partner in their success in Civil Services Examination. Best Wishes!” – Renjina Mary Varghese IFS, All India Rank 49, UPSC CSE 2018
Saurabh Bhuwania IAS – ClearIAS Online Student
“Dear Sir, Being a working professional and a married man for 8 years with a toddler, it wasn’t ever easy for me to even think of clearing this examination but for support of so many people including ClearIAS. I am extremely grateful to ClearIAS for helping me with Prelims Test Series and also last minutes notes for mains along with free study material. It has a tremendous role in my success which I feel I won’t be able to justify in words.” – Saurabh Bhuwania IAS, All India Rank 113, UPSC CSE 2018
Dr T Shubhamangala IAS – ClearIAS Online Student
I had used ClearIAS Prelims Test Series and it was extremely useful. I have a 3.5-year-old child. I know how I used to feed him with one hand and read and give your test in another. – Dr T Shubhamangala IAS, All India Rank 147, UPSC CSE 2017
You can read more testimonials here.
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