ForumIAS OPEN Test on 7th June: Find Details

Dear Friends,

ForumIAS will be be conducting an Open Test on 7th June from 9:30 AM onwards.

These Tests will be available in both Online as well as Offline mode at our Test Center in New Delhi.

If you are located in and around New Delhi, it is recommended that you visit the Test Center and write the Test on the designated date.

Please do not think of writing the Test ONLINE to save time or money at all as writing Test in Pen and Paper in a Simulated Environment cannot be replaced by the online mode. So if you are located in NEW Delhi, we recommend that you write the Test at the Test Center.

For writing the Test at the Test Center, all candidates must register by paying a nominal fee of Rs. 50 – including Test Series Existing Students. . This ensures that people don’t just register and occupy seats

( P.S. From our last year Mains Open Test ( Offline ) , 11 people have secured final selections , including under 50, so writing these open Tests help ) .

Last Year, that is 2016, Rank 4, Saumya Pandey was regular with both Prelims Test Series as well as ForumIAS Open Tests. So kindly take this seriously.

Steps for Offline Test Writing – Both Students + Non Students

1. If you want to write the Test Offline at our Test Centers in New Delhi ( Old Rajinder Nagar ) , please click here . Please register early as registrations may get full early. There are limited seats.

2. After making a payment of Rs. 50, you will have registered your seat. Please do not book your seat if you do not intend to write the Test. You will waste someone’s seat. The fees are non-refundable in nature and do not amount to a service consumed by you. Nor do the fees reflect in any way the monetary value of the service provided.

3. You will get a confirmation email from Instamojo. Keep it safely. Between 12 PM to 5 PM on June 6, you will get an email from us about your hallticket. The hallticket will have the below details:

– Your Name, Mobile Number, Email
– – Your Center Address and your exam timings

4. You must appear at the examination venue at least 15 minutes before the Test commencement time. No admissions will be allowed 15 minutes after the Test has commenced.

5. After writing the Test, you will get the answer key as well as the solution ( unlike last time ), so please do not try to save Rs. 50 as xerox will cost you the same. Try to write the Test at the Test Center with other aspirants. It will help you practice one last time.

Steps for Online Test Writing – Both Students + Non Students

1. If you not located in New Delhi, you can attempt the Test online.
2. Please register for the event by clicking here
3. The Test will commence from 9:30 AM on June 7. We will drop you an email when we go LIVE.

Best of Luck!

Links for registration – for both online and offline



Update : New Secretary, UPSC

T Jacob, IAS, is appointed as the Secretary of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

Last month, President Pranab Mukherjee had appointed Professor David R Syiemlieh, a member of the commission in Meghalaya, as the President of the UPSC. Syiemlieh had succeeded Alka Sirohi.

Read our previous Article/update on New UPSC Chairman David R. Syiemlieh Here

About T Jacob

The new UPSC Secretary is a 1984 batch cadre IAS officer from Tamil Nadu. Jacob was earlier working as the Additional Secretary in the Department of Personnel and Training.



Reminder : Registration Open for FREE ForumIAS Open Mock Test Tomorrow at 11:00 AM

Dear Aspirants,

Registrations are Open for FREE ForumIAS Open Mock Test Tomorrow at 11:00 AM

We invite you to register for an Open Mock with us. Kindly register at this link.

The Open Test is toughly contested with usually 3000-4000 and upto 6000 candidates, so you do get a good ranking to measure your performance.

The questions will be general in nature and should be answerable by you if you have read the basic books and have been reading the newspaper.

Good Luck for the Test 🙂

Note : There would be no Daily Quiz for today. We have kept it as a ‘free day’ today, so that you can prepare for the Free Open Mock Test for tomorrow.

Events ForumIAS Programs

FREE Open Mock Test by ForumIAS for Prelims 2017 : February 15th at 11:00 AM – Registration Open!

Dear Aspirants,

We all are waiting for the UPSC Mains Results. Meanwhile, we thought that a meaningful – study related initiative is due, apart from the Daily Mains Marathon, and Prelims Marathon 🙂

We invite you to register for an Open Mock with us. Kindly register at this link.

The Open Test is toughly contested with usually 3000-4000 and upto 6000 candidates, so you do get a good ranking to measure your performance.

The questions will be general in nature and should be answerable by you if you have read the basic books and have been reading the newspaper.

Good Luck 🙂


Events News

Update: New UPSC Chairman!

Professor David R. Syiemlieh is appointed as the Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) by the President.

Syiemlieh is from Meghalaya and was a UPSC member. He will assume charge on January 4 and retire on January 21, 2018.

Syiemlieh has succeeded Alka Sirohi, a retired IAS officer.

He is the second person from Meghalaya, after Rose Millian Bathew, to hold the coveted post of UPSC chairman. Bathew was the first from Meghalaya to hold the post of UPSC chairperson.


He became professor of history and held various positions in the university, including the offices of dean of students’ welfare, proctor, director, College Development Council, and head of department of history. He was also the controller of examinations, Nehu, and was officiated as registrar of the university. Syiemlieh was pro vice-chancellor of the central university from 2010-2011 as well.In September 2011, he was appointed vice-chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar.Syiemlieh was actively engaged in Historical Research and has published a number of books and papers on the history of the Northeast.

We wish him Best of luck 🙂

Note: His profile would be important for UPSC Interview Preparation.


Events Notice Board

Update : Prelims 2017 Batch 3 – First Test on December 11

Dear Friends,

A lot of you who have subscribed for the Prelims Test Series – Batch 3, emailed us about preparation strategy and guidance for the Prelims in particular and overall UPSC in general – over a period of one year.

We thought you would like to have a guidance session on overall preparation and we could help you out with some basic questions like

  • deciding the preparation cycle – like when to prepare for Mains and when to prepare for Prelims
  • deciding on freezing sources for Prelims and Mains ( This is most important, you wont make it , if you 2 weeks before the exam you don’t know where to do Culture from. Freeze sources as early as possible.
  • deciding on covering current Affairs fully – as far as posssible
  • basic questions like reading the newspaper effectively – you can Read Arushi’s article here.

We also added three Tests to Batch 3 – compared to Batch 1 :

  • 2 Full Length Tests on Current Affairs
  • 1 Test on Economic Survey. Government Schemes and India Year Book

( All Batches will get all 3 Tests , and plan document will be updated shortly )

Accordingly, we have slightly modified the schedule. We will begin with a guidance session on December 4 tomorrow at 11 AM at ForumIAS Test Center, ( Guidance IAS), 103 Bada Bazaar Marg, Opposite Popular Fruit Juice, Old Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi.

Accordingly, the First Test is re-scheduled on December 11 and will be released online at 11 AM or can be attempted at the Test Center at 11 AM on December 11


Also, a lot of you faced difficulties in joining in the past 15 days or so ,because offline admissions were cumbersome. You can join any of our paid offline program at the Test Center starting December 4, by swiping your Debit or Credit Card at the Test Center.

Lastly, please come prepared with exact questions, which we will address. We hope you have started studying by now, because you will be able to ask exact questions only when you have done some studies. For example – How to become IAS is not exact question.

Note that our guidnace sessions are usually practical sessions that end up easing your preparation task, without unnecessarily burdening you with extra books, and are updated with tips and advice from our immediately passed out members, and hence are very relevant.

For the Online Students of Prelims Test Series – the video will be uploade on

Please note that we are now accepting admissions for the Mains Guidance Program ( MGP 2017) . Candidates who would like to join both are eligible for a discount of Rs. 2000. For that you will have to first join the Prelims Test Series , and then enroll for the MGP and use the code EXISTINGSTUDENT to get Rs. 2000 OFF on MGP. For details of MGP – click here

Events TopperSpeak

ForumIAS Community Meet – Summer 2016



Thank you all for making the ForumIAS Community Summer Meet – 2016 a success! ForumIAS User @carzyphoton , Gaurav Agarwal , Rank 1, 2013 came to felicitate 2015 IAS Toppers from ForumIAS.


This is the first Video , where Gaurav has shared few words on Life as an IAS Officer. The video ends with felicitation by Gaurav Agarwal.

Thanks Siddhartha Jain ( Rank 13) , Pulkit ( Rank 27) , Abhishek Pandey (31) , Harsh (43), Arushi (294), Shilpi ( 198), Jatin Lal (42) , Richie Pandey (52) , Atul Vats (60) , Nitin Gaur (69) , Narendra Shah (86), Mukul (87), Nikhil Pathak (107), Sudhanshu Dhama(115),  Sagarika Nath (199) , Kartik Dubey (229) , Aman Mittal (231) , Prabodh Sharma (284) , Vivek Chauhan (300) , Megha Bansal (391) , Ankit Agarwal (494) , Rahul Kumar (442) , Sharavan (651), Guru Prasad (749), Sonakshi Tomar (747) ,  Abhishek Kumar (1028) , Anjani Kumar Singh (IFS ), Vipul (IFS 49), Mahatim Yadav ( IFS) and many others who turned up for the event to make it really meaningful.

Lastly, thanks to ForumIAS members who turned up for the event and laying the foundation for Many more such Meets.