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UPSC Prelims Booklist UPSC Prelims Booklist

If you are preparing for UPSC Prelims, and want to know which books you need to read, below is the list of books that you will need to clear Prelims. Note: The most important part of UPSC exam is its syllabus and there is a need to take an in-depth look at it. Click here toRead Full Article

Internal Security for UPSC: National Security and Internal Security Internal Security for UPSC: National Security and Internal Security

National Security and its Elements National Security is a state or condition where a nation’s most cherished values and beliefs, its way of life, its institutions of governance and its unity, welfare, and well-being as a Nation and people are permanently protected and continuously enhanced. Its basic elements are as follows: 1.Socio-political stability– It hasRead Full Article

ENGLISH LITERATURE Optional Strategy Part-3 for UPSC Mains ENGLISH LITERATURE Optional Strategy Part-3 for UPSC Mains

When reading 14th-15th-16th Century [William Shakespeare’s King Lear and The Tempest ] the following questions are very important, and would be useful across both texts. [this is not an exhaustive list]. 1) The Renaissance – most important movement, although Shakespeare doesn’t necessarily show renaissance traits in his plays [which are better represented by Christopher Marlowe],Read Full Article

Internal Security for UPSC: Narco-Terrorism by IPS Officer Lohit Matani Internal Security for UPSC: Narco-Terrorism by IPS Officer Lohit Matani

“The fight which a drug addict fights with himself/herself is bigger than the fight which a nation fights against the menace of Narco-Terrorism. If each drug addict will win, the nation will win.” -Udta Punjab Hi friends! Narco-Terrorism is a burning topic of discussion these days. Apart from ruining our youth, it finances the terroristRead Full Article

Interview Preparation : Preparing for UPSC Civil Services Personality Test Interview Preparation : Preparing for UPSC Civil Services Personality Test

Civil Service Personality Test (or Interview) is the final effort a candidate makes in order to convert himself / herself from a civil service aspirant to a civil servant. After qualifying the preliminary and main examination, the dream of becoming an officer is right there in front of the eyes of the aspirant. However, he/sheRead Full Article

Ethics Case Studies on Internal Security and work of an IPS officer Ethics Case Studies on Internal Security and work of an IPS officer

As the internal security situation of India is deteriorating, the topic of “Internal Security and Disaster Management” is becoming more important from the view of Civil Service Examination. We can expect ethical case studies from the topic “Internal Security and Disaster Management” as well as the work life of an IPS officer. Two sample caseRead Full Article

UPSC Mains: Optional Strategy-2 ENGLISH LITERATURE UPSC Mains: Optional Strategy-2 ENGLISH LITERATURE

Read the Previous post on : ENGLISH LITERATURE Optional Strategy for UPSC Mains This Article is contributed by a ForumIAS User VSH_DU2015. She is currently pursuing her PhD in English at University of Leeds, UK. She joined ForumIAS a few years ago when she was an M.Phil scholar at University of Delhi and entertained the idea of preparing forRead Full Article

ENGLISH LITERATURE Optional Strategy for UPSC Mains ENGLISH LITERATURE Optional Strategy for UPSC Mains

This Article is contributed by a ForumIAS User VSH_DU2015. She is currently pursuing her PhD in English at University of Leeds, UK. She joined ForumIAS a few years ago when she was an M.Phil scholar at University of Delhi and entertained the idea of preparing for CSE. But, the moment she passed her M.Phil and bought all books,Read Full Article

Importance of Internal Security and Disaster Management for UPSC : by IPS Officer Lohit Matani Importance of Internal Security and Disaster Management for UPSC : by IPS Officer Lohit Matani

This Article is a part of a series of Articles on Internal Security and Disaster Management by Lohit Matani. You can check his future Articles by visiting this page. The Articles would come every Sunday. With the growing challenge of global terrorism and local forms of naxalism and insurgency, ‘internal security’ has become a major concern forRead Full Article

Demonetization and Internal Security of India : by IPS Officer Lohit Matani Demonetization and Internal Security of India : by IPS Officer Lohit Matani

This Article is a part of a series of Articles on Internal Security and Disaster Management by Lohit Matani. You can check his future Articles by visiting by this page. The Articles would come every Sunday. Hi friends! I have a deep interest in Internal Security, Disaster Management and Case Studies on above topics, and I willRead Full Article