Indian Philosophy or Hindu Philosophy is generally classified into 6 orthodox schools (āstika) and 3 heterodox (nāstika) schools. Difference between Astik schools and Nastik schools The basic difference between the two branches of Hindu Philosophy schools is said to be based on the recognition of … [Read more...] about Indian Philosophy: Orthodox and Heterodox Schools
UPSC Mains General Studies Paper 1 (GS1)
Before 1947, India was divided into two main entities - The British India which consisted of 11 provinces and the Princely states ruled by Indian princes under subsidiary alliance policy. The two entities merged together to form the Indian Union, but many of the legacy systems in British India is … [Read more...] about Historical Background of Indian Constitution
Urban Heat Islands (UHI) are significantly warmer urban areas than its surrounding rural areas due to human activities. Urban Heat Island is a major problem associated with rapid urbanisation. The temperature increase is attributed to deforestation and the construction materials adopted for city … [Read more...] about Urban Heat Islands
IAS Mains 2013 General Studies Paper 1 (GS1) analysis is based on the UPSC Mains 2013 GS1 question paper, which is already shared in this website. GS1 Question paper shows that UPSC has given maximum weightage for Indian History (32%) and Geography (28%). Questions from culture carried a total … [Read more...] about IAS Mains 2013 General Studies Paper 1 (GS1) Analysis
UPSC Civil Services Mains 2013 General Studies Paper 1 (GS1) was a real surprise for all candidates. It had, for the first time, 25 compulsory essay questions to be written within 3 hours. The total word limit mentioned was as 'not more than 5000 words'. This was a change from the previous 3000-3600 … [Read more...] about Civil Services Mains 2013 General Studies Paper 1 (GS1) Question Paper
What were the differences among the major land revenue systems in British India ie Zamindari, Ryotwari and Mahalwari? For UPSC, Land Revenue Systems in British India is always a hot topic for Prelims and Mains. As per the new syllabus 'land reforms in India' is specifically mentioned for GS … [Read more...] about Land Revenue Systems in British India: Zamindari, Ryotwari and Mahalwari
What are the books needed for UPSC Civil Service Main Examination? The below-mentioned books are based on the feedback from many aspirants/toppers who found them useful for the exam. We keep updating this page when new books worth the time and money of candidates appear in the market. Books … [Read more...] about Books for UPSC Civil Service Main Exam Preparation
Indian Society is a topic under UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam in GS Paper -1. Along with Indian History, World History, and Physical Geography, Indian Society is also a significant portion and hence should be given its due importance. The section might be a cake walk for those candidates with … [Read more...] about How To Study Indian Society For UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam?
Strategy and guidelines for World History Preparation for UPSC Mains Exam: World History is a newly added section for UPSC Civil Services Mains. But, interestingly, only events from the 18th century is included in the syllabus for GS Paper ie. events from and around AD 1700. A thorough understanding … [Read more...] about How To Study World History for UPSC Civil Services Mains?
General Studies 1 Paper Syllabus for UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam consists of the below major areas: Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society. Detailed syllabus is given below: General Studies 1 Paper Syllabus for UPSC Civil Services Mains Indian culture … [Read more...] about General Studies 1 Paper Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC