UPSC / IAS Preparation: Detailed Response to Mrunal by Gaurav Agrawal

Mrunal (http://mrunal.org) emailed me a detailed questionnaire on UPSC preparation. Many aspects I had not covered in my earlier posts which may be useful to the interested aspirants. So posting my reply to him here in the form of this pdf. Click here to download the pdf file.

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UPSC / IAS Prep: Philosophy Optional – Dinesh Bishnoi (212 marks optional)

This post on Philosophy optional preparation has been written by Dinesh Bishnoi (212 marks in Philosophy in cse 2013). I am merely hosting this post. He may be reached on https://www.facebook.com/dinesh.bishnoi.1420354 In this post, not only does he tell us about the subject and topicwise books and strategy, but also dwells a great length on …

UPSC / IAS Prep: Management Optional – Nagendra Singh (AIR 120, CSE 2013)

Nagendra Singh (AIR 120, CSE 2013) is an alumnus of IIM Shillong and scored 230 marks in Management Optional. Very few people take this subject as it is considered to be 'unmanageable'. Nagendra Singh tells his experiences here. For any queries, please contact him on his fb profile: https://www.facebook.com/nagendra.iims Note: I am merely hosting this …

PubAd Hidden Topics: Lohit Matani (AIR 182, CSE 2013)

Friends, people often complaint of butchering of pubad or pubad junta being punished by upsc. A big reason thereof is the recent trend of asking unconventional or 'out of syllabus' questions or questions which hit our face directly. Lohit Matani (AIR 182, CSE 2013) has written this wonderful article where he decodes such questions and …

UPSC / IAS Preparation: Culture, S&T, Environment

Some topics in GS syllabus are very tricky... specially culture, science and tech and environment. A lot of people wonder where to study them from and waste a lot of time studying this and that. I too did the same and could never find any single good source for these. However, after lot of this …

UPSC / IAS Preparation: Geography Optional by IAS Chanchal Rana (AIR 7, CSE 2013)

This post has been entirely written by IAS Chanchal Rana (AIR 7, CSE 2013). I am merely hosting it. Please direct your queries to him on his fb a/c https://www.facebook.com/chanchal.rana.5 or chanchal.nits@gmail.com... ***************************************************************** Disclaimer: All that the esteemed reader is to find below are based solely on my experiences with the subject for 3 consecutive …

UPSC / IAS Preparation: How to Read Newspapers

Disclaimer: Below is purely my personal opinion and may not be the best way of going about this task. This is just the way I followed. Optimum way for others may vary from person to person. *************************************************************************************** All of us read newspapers, but many of us don't read it in the way it should be …

UPSC / IAS Prep: Psychology Optional Strategy by IAS Ravi Ranjan (AIR 92 CSE 2013)

Hi, this article on psychology optional preparation has been written by Mr. Ravi Ranjan (AIR 92, CSE 2013). His facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/ravi.iitkgp.ranjan . I am merely hosting this on my blog. Pleas direct all queries to him. Thanks, Gaurav. ************************************************************************************* Hello everybody! In this note i am going to share the strategy i followed …