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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

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

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

5 Rules to keep in Mind for Answer Writing for Mains

Dear Friends, We see a lot of enthusiasm in Answer Writing for Mains through the Mains Marathon Initiative. While some of you are writing brilliant answers, I would like to share 5 pointers with you with respect to answer writing practice for Mains through the Mains Marathon. We are sharing these broad pointers with you which weRead 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

Cracking IAS in First Attempt: Interview of IAS Topper Saketa Musinipally, Rank 14 Cracking IAS in First Attempt: Interview of IAS Topper Saketa Musinipally, Rank 14

Saketa cracked IAS with his first attempt, with an All India Rank of 14. An alumnus from NLSIU Bangalore, he hails from Hyderabad and took Law as his optional. He shared his journey towards the Civil Services with ForumIAS and here are the takeaways from his success story. Why Civil Services? On a personal level I have always been inspiredRead Full Article

Optimising your time after Mains – Preparing for the Interview & More

“The sweet smell of freedom. And it wouldn’t have been possible without you, neywan, thanks!” – she chuckled. On the evening of the final UPSC Mains examination. A year back, after the Mains, when we first ( almost ) spoke, she wasn’t exactly sure about how her paper had gone. She wasn’t alone. There wereRead Full Article

Free Material by Mango Dolly ( ITS, IRS)  :  Public Administration Notes 2.0 Free Material by Mango Dolly ( ITS, IRS) : Public Administration Notes 2.0

Read this previous Article by Mango Dolly before going further : Public Administration Notes by Mango Dolly ( ITS, IRS) This post has been contributed by mango_dolly – one of ForumIAS’s oldest members, one of the few people who has performed well in Public Administration Optional even when the optional did not perform well. HeRead Full Article

[Video] IAS Topper Rank 43 Harsh: How to crack IAS in first attempt at age 22 [Video] IAS Topper Rank 43 Harsh: How to crack IAS in first attempt at age 22

Read Previous Article of Harsh on GS Strategy Harsh had scored 43rd rank in Civil Services with 413 marks in GS and 145 in the Essay. In this video, Harsh shares his strategy for 400+ marks and 145 in Essay at the ForumIAS Community Meet. He cracked the exam at 22! He did not take anyRead Full Article

Mains 2016 – Getting the Most out of You & Last Minute Tips

The one thing that separates us – the homo sapiens – from all other species is that while humans have a “history”, the history of all other species is merely read as evolutionary biology. Which is why you do not have a history of trees. Or dogs. Or cats. All that we know is dogsRead Full Article