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    “Every great achiever is inspired by a great mentor”   The above-mentioned quote is aptly applicable in IAS Preparation. A mentor plays …Read More

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    Important Study Hacks for IAS aspirants

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    Current Affairs Quiz (15 – 21 November, 2017)

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    UPSC CSE Module Courses for General Studies & Optional Subjects

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    Geography Answer Writing Challenge – Question Set 10

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    Public Administration Answer Writing Challenge – Question Set 10

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    Sociology Answer Writing Challenge – Question Set 10

    Please write your answer in the comments section Question 1: Socialism and capitalism are contradictory but complementary ideology necessary for …Read More

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    UPSC CDS 2 Answer Key 2017 | Question Paper, Answers & Cut Off

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    How to overcome your subject weaknesses during UPSC Civil Services Exam?

    In UPSC Civil Services Preparation, all the aspirants are equal, and all of them have an equal opportunity to crack …Read More

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    Current Affairs Quiz (08 – 14 November, 2017)

    Prelims Practice Questions (08– 14 November, 2017) 1 Consider the following statements 1 Cloudy nights are warmer than cloudless nights. 2 Cloudy …Read More

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    CDS Exam Pattern

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    CDS Exam Syllabus

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    Public Administration Answer Writing Challenge – Question Set 9

    Please write your answer in the comments section Question 1: Lord Ripon‘s Resolution of 1882 has been described as the …Read More

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    Sociology Answer Writing Challenge – Question Set 9

    Please write your answer in the comments section Question 1: Discuss Parsons’ theory of social change and explain that society …Read More

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    Geography Answer Writing Challenge – Question Set 9

    Please write your answer in the comments section Question 1: There are considerable demographic similarities between West European nation and …Read More

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    How to Prepare Public Administration Optional for UPSC Mains Exam?

    Most aspirants opt for Public Administration as an optional because of its overlap with the General Studies syllabus. Apart from …Read More

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    What went wrong in IAS Exam?

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    Tips to crack the UPSC exams

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    Current Affairs Quiz (01 – 07 November, 2017)

    Prelims Practice Questions (01– 07 November, 2017) Please leave your answers in the comments below. 1 The Dead Sea forms the border …Read More

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    Make failures your strength in UPSC

    In every step of life, success and failures go hand in hand. Failures certainly demotivate and discourage us but they …Read More

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    Geography Answer Writing Challenge – Question Set 8

    Please write your answer in the comments section Question 1: “The knowledge of slope analysis has limited field application in …Read More

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    Public Administration Answer Writing Challenge – Question Set 8

    Please write your answer in the comments section Question 1: District Planning Committees in most of the states are conspicuous …Read More

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    Sociology Answer Writing Challenge – Question Set 8

    Please write your answer in the comments section Question 1: How Marxian characterization of history of Europe is different from …Read More

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    UPSC: Why so many Aspirants fail to qualify for mains?

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    Step by Step Guide for IAS Preparation

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    UPSC Civil Services IAS Mains 2017 : GS Paper 4 Question Paper

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    UPSC Civil Services IAS Mains 2017 : GS Paper 3 Question Paper

    UPSC Mains 2017 GS Paper 3 Question Paper 1. Among several factors for India’s potential growth, savings rate is the most …Read More

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    Current Affairs Quiz (25 – 31 October, 2017)

    Prelims Practice Questions (25– 31 October, 2017) Please leave your answers in the comments below. 1.  Consider the statements 1. Sub-Tropical High-pressure …Read More

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    IAS Preparation: Plan free time in your Study Schedule

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    UPSC Civil Services IAS Mains 2017 : GS Paper 2 Question Paper

    UPSC Mains 2017 GS Paper 2 Question Paper 1. “The local self government system in India has not proved to be …Read More

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    UPSC Civil Services IAS Mains 2017 : GS Paper 1 Question Paper

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    UPSC Civil Services IAS Mains 2017: Essay Question Paper

    Instructions: Write two essays, choosing one from each of the following Section A & B, in about 1000-1200 words. Section …Read More

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    Importance of Hobby in UPSC IAS Preparation

    Only two people in this world, who can convert their extracurricular activity into their full-time profession, one is art and …Read More

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    Handling Pressure in IAS Exam Preparation

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    Current Affairs Quiz (18 – 24 October, 2017)

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    Harsh Reality that Aspirants should know Before Starting UPSC Preparation

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    Current Affairs Quiz (11 – 17 October, 2017)

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    Final Year Students Can Sit for IAS Exam – But Under These Conditions!

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    What is the dress code for IAS interview?

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    UPSC Preparation: Early Bird Strategy & books

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    10 Point Checklist for IAS preparation

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    Current Affairs Quiz (04 – 10 October, 2017)

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    Civil Services Preparation: Anyone Can Crack IAS

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    How much time will it take to clear IAS prelims?

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    Doubts that beginners face During IAS preparation

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    10 Successful Tips to crack UPSC IAS Mains Exam

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    How to Prepare IAS Prelims in 2 months

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    Tips to Score High Marks in UPSC Prelims Examination

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    6 Mistakes Aspirants make regarding IAS Mock Tests

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    Seven Mantras to crack IAS Examination

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    How to Improve Confidence for UPSC Preparation

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    How to score 150+ marks in UPSC CSE Prelims

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    5 Must-Read Study Material for UPSC Preparation

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    Current Affairs Quiz (28 September – 03 October, 2017)

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    How to Prepare Geography Optional for UPSC Mains Exam

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    IAS Prelims : Tips to Master Science and Technology

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    Importance of Mock tests in UPSC CSE preparation

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    Current Affairs Quiz (21 – 27 September, 2017)

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    How to use Internet for IAS Preparation

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    How to improve concentration during your UPSC CSE Preparation

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    UPPSC Pre Answer Key 2017 | Question Paper, Answers & Cut Off

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    Current Affairs Quiz (11 – 20 September, 2017)

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    Smart Strategy | Month Wise Plan for 2018 UPSC IAS Exam Preparation

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    UPSC Mains Answer Writing Challenge for Sociology

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    UPSC Mains Answer Writing Challenge for Public Administration

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    UPSC Mains Answer Writing Challenge for Geography

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    Answer Writing Challenge for Optional Subjects

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    Sociology Answer Writing Challenge – Question Set 3

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    Geography Answer Writing Challenge – Question Set 3

    Please write your answer in the comments section Question 1: Comparision of methods of climatic classification between Koppen’s and Trewartha. …Read More

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    Public Administration Answer Writing Challenge – Question Set 4

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    Sociology Answer Writing Challenge – Question Set 4

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    Sociology Answer Writing Challenge – Question Set 6

    Please write your answer in the comments section Question 1: Explain Parson’s concept of “lead society”. (250 words) Question 2: …Read More

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    Sociology Answer Writing Challenge – Question Set 1

    Please write your answer in the comments section Question 1: “Capitalism has robbed Workers off their subjective character”. Critically analyze …Read More

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    Geography Answer Writing Challenge – Question Set 2

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    Public Administration Answer Writing Challenge – Question Set 6

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    Geography Answer Writing Challenge – Question Set 1

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    Sociology Answer Writing Challenge – Question Set 7

    Please write your answer in the comments section Question 1: Examine how Weber’s characterisation of capitalism is different from those …Read More

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    Geography Answer Writing Challenge – Question Set 5

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    Sociology Answer Writing Challenge – Question Set 5

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    Geography Answer Writing Challenge – Question Set 4

    Please write your answer in the comments section Question 1: Discuss ecological aspect of monsoon biome (200 words) Question 2: …Read More

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    Public Administration Answer Writing Challenge – Question Set 5

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    Geography Answer Writing Challenge – Question Set 6

    Please write your answer in the comments section Question 1: Compare Thornthwaite’s 1931 and 1948th classification. (200 words) Question 2: Write …Read More

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    Sociology Answer Writing Challenge – Question Set 2

    Please write your answer in the comments section Question 1: “Social actions are not devoid of meanings but sociological studies …Read More

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    Geography Answer Writing Challenge – Question Set 7

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    Public Administration Answer Writing Challenge – Question Set 1

    Please write your answer in the comments section Question 1: Niti Ayog has a special role to play in ensuring …Read More

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    Public Administration Answer Writing Challenge – Question Set 2

    Please write your answer in the comments section Question 1: Critically analyze the impact of globalization on Union-State financial relations …Read More

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    Public Administration Answer Writing Challenge – Question Set 7

    Please write your answer in the comments section Question 1: Globalization has impacted significantly the district administration in recent times. Discuss (150 …Read More

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    Public Administration Answer Writing Challenge – Question Set 3

    Please write your answer in the comments section Question 1: Chief Secretary’s position in recent times has faced serious credibility …Read More

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    Current Affairs Quiz (01 – 10 September, 2017)

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    UPSC Civil Services Preparation: I am confused – Please guide me

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    UPSC Books

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