Hindi Medium Guidance from Hindi Topper- Santosh Rai (AIR 107, cse 2013)

I had been painstakingly looking for this for quite some time now. A lot of hindi medium aspirants had come to me for guidance and I used to feel sorry for not being able to help them much since I myself didn't know much about preparation via Hindi medium. But, finally found Santosh ji and …

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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.

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: 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: Vision IAS Answer Scripts – Gaurav Agrawal

Friends, I am uploading below my checked answer copies for the vision ias test series I joined. I found Vision IAS very good and professional. Vision IAS Essays Essay 1: Juvenile Justice Essay 2: Governance Essay 3: Regulatory Institutions Vision IAS Tests: GS Paper 1 and 2 Paper 1 & 2: Test 1 GS Paper …

UPSC / IAS Preparation: Improving Essay Writing

Improving Essay Writing I thought I had written a very good essay last year. Yet, when the marks came, I found out I had got only 80 / 200. Essay, together with GS, had pulled my rank down. So I sat down with my father, spoke to a couple of friends, took everybody‚Äôs feedback and …

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 …

UPSC GS Mains: How to Improve Answer Writing

Disclaimer: These are just my inferences from my experiences last year. May be all this is wrong... may be I get as bad or even worse marks than last years. No guarantees. But that is life... When obstacles come, we change course and try to steer our way around them somehow :-) The Background I …

UPSC GS: How to Prepare

GETTING THE BASICS RIGHT - FROM WHERE AND HOW TO BEGIN The base development phase has to be strong. This phase includes studying the basic books and developing the right techniques for things such as books reading, newspaper / magazine reading, using the internet, reports reading etc. UPSC questions will not be from this level, …