UPSC / IAS Preparation Notes: Gaurav Agrawal

Dear friends

As I promised and always intended, I am uploading here all my online notes for various papers of the IAS / UPSC exam. You may find some overlap here and there and some unstructured portions as well, but please forgive me for that. It has been a long journey with a lot of distance to cover so quality may have been compromised in some notes. Anyways, my idea here is to give all I have and help as many as I can in their journeys. Also, if anyone has any doubt or query regarding or whatever and wants to communicate with me, I am open for communication here in comments and also on my email: … If I can inspire and help even anyone of you to their destination, I would believe my purpose would be served. I promise I would reply to each and every single query, though it may take some time.

Gaurav Agrawal.

GS Paper Notes

GS Paper 2 Notes:

GS Paper 3 Notes:

GS Paper 4 Notes:

Social Issues Notes:

S&T Notes:

International Affairs Notes:

Internal Affairs Notes:

India’s Neighbors Affairs Notes:

Environment Notes:

Culture Notes:

Polity Notes:

Geography Notes:

Interview Preparation Notes

History Optional Notes (+ Ancient and Medieval culture part of GS Paper 1 + World History part of GS Paper 1 + Modern India part of GS Paper 1)

World History Notes:

Modern India Notes:

Medieval India Notes:

Ancient India Notes:

Economics Optional Notes (+ GS Paper 3 Economy Part)

Micro Economics Notes:

Macro Economics Notes:

International Economics Notes:

Indian Economy Notes:

Developmental Economy Notes:

PDF Format

Click here to download in pdf format. Thanks to Jaideep Saharan for saving them in pdf and hosting on his google drive.


  1. […] Any test series which gives comparative analysis and model answers you can choose. But make sure that if you are reading CA from one institute’s materials then test series you take from another, just for the diversity of questions. This year I had taken Forum MGP, read vision CA and also downloaded Vajiram test series model answers. Last year I had taken Vision test series and they are all equally good. Even if you don’t buy any test series, make sure to download these ready-made materials and practise on your own. Also, have a look at previous years questions and try to frame answers in your mind. One good reference for this is Gaurav Agrawal Sir’s Evernote’s where he has given his blueprint for the entire 2013 mains answers. […]


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