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
UPSC Mains General Studies Paper 1 (GS1)
The Urban heat islands (UHI), concrete buildings, and asphalt is making the heat waves around the world more intense. Studies are indicating that UHI is increasing with more people being part of such areas. What are Urban heat islands? How is it affecting the global climate? Read here to find … [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
How is the Civil Services Mains 2013 General Studies Paper 1? How is this paper framed? Read further to know more. 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 … [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? What are the important books for other exams? Read further to know more. 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 … [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. The detailed syllabus with direct links to ClearIAS online notes is given below: General Studies 1 Paper Syllabus for … [Read more...] about General Studies 1 Paper Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC
When you study the political history of India after Independence, the role played by the Prime Ministers of India should be properly understood. In this post, we cover the list of Prime Ministers of India. The Prime Minister of India is the leader of the executive of the Government of India. The … [Read more...] about The Prime Ministers of India and their Tenure