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UPSC Essay Topic wise Question Papers of last 31 years (1993-2023) for Civil Services IAS/IPS Exam Free Download

In the UPSC mains examination, essay paper is worth 250 marks and three hours. Here is the topic wise questions from the earlier years for the benefit of civil service IAS IPS aspirants.

1.1 India Since Independence

1.2 federalism, decentralization, 1.3 administration, 1.4 judiciary, 1.5 poverty, social justice, 1.6 indian society, culture and values, 1.7 media, tv & cinema, literature, 2.1 growth vs development, 2.2 environment vs development, 2.4 sectors of economy, 3.1 values in education, 3.2 scheme implementation, 3.3 higher education, 4.1 character, honesty, ethics, 4.2 knowledge, 4.3 compassion, 4.4 truth and reality, 4.5 youth, discipline, 4.6 towards excellence, 5.1 @national politics, 5.2 @world / quote type, 5.3 empowerment overall, 5.4 compared to men, 6.1 globalization, 6.2 international org./ bilateral, 6.3 security, 6.4 history, 7.1 science and religion, 7.2 science and education, 7.3 computer and internet, 7.4 sci-tech: others, appendix: linear paper of upsc essay 2023, appendix: linear paper of upsc essay 2022, appendix: model answer pe free lecture & powerpoint, appendix: syllabus of essay paper in upsc, 1 india: democracy, administration, society, culture.

  • Is the Colonial mentality hindering India’s Success? -2013
  • In the context of Gandhiji’s views on the matter, explore, on an evolutionary scale, the terms ‘Swadhinata’, ‘Swaraj’ and ‘Dharmarajya’. Critically comment on their contemporary relevance to Indian democracy -2012
  • Dreams which should not let India sleep. -2015
  • Why should we be proud of being Indians? -2000
  • Whither Indian democracy? -1995
  • How far has democracy in India delivered the goods? -2003
  • What we have not learnt during fifty years of independence. -1997
  • What have we gained from our democratic set-up? -2001
  • My vision of India in 2001 a.d. -1993
  • Impact of the new economic measures on fiscal ties between the union and states in India. -2017
  • Water disputes between States in federal India. -2016
  • Cooperative federalism : Myth or reality. -2016
  • Creation of smaller states and the consequent administrative, economic and developmental implication -2011
  • Evaluation of panchayati raj system in India from the point of view of eradication of power to people. -2007
  • Water resources should be under the control of the central government. -2004
  • The language problem in India: its past, present and prospects. -1998
  • There are better practices to “best practices”. -2021
  • How should a civil servant conduct himself? -2003
  • Politics without ethics is a disaster. -1995
  • The VIP cult is a bane of Indian democracy -1996
  • Need for transparency in public administration -1996
  • The country’s need for a better disaster management system. -2000
  • Politics, bureaucracy and business – fatal triangle. -1994
  • We may brave human laws but cannot resist natural laws. -2017
  • Justice must reach the poor -2005
  • Judicial activism and Indian democracy. -2004
  • Judicial activism. -1997
  • A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity. (- जिस समाज में अधिक न्याय होता है उस समाज को दान की कम आवश्यकता होती है।) – 2023
  • There can be no social justice without economic prosperity but economic prosperity without social justice is meaningless (बिना आर्थिक समृद्धि के सामाजिक न्याय नहीं हो सकता, किन्तु बिना सामाजिक न्याय के आर्थिक समृद्धि निरर्थक है ) -2020
  • Neglect of primary health care and education in India are reasons for its backwardness. -2019
  • The focus of health care is increasingly getting skewed towards the ‘haves’ of our society. -2009
  • Food security for sustainable national development -2005
  • Reservation, politics and empowerment. -1999
  • Culture is what we are, civilization is what we have (जो हम है, वह संस्कार; जो हमारे पास है, वह सभ्यता ) -2020
  • Indian culture today: a myth or a reality? -2000
  • Modernism and our traditional socio-ethical values. -2000
  • The composite culture of India. -1998
  • The Indian society at the crossroads. -1994
  • From traditional Indian philanthropy to the gates-buffet model-a natural progression or a paradigm shift? -2010
  • New cults and godmen: a threat to traditional religion -1996
  • Biased media is a real threat to Indian democracy. -2019
  • Responsibility of media in a democracy. -2002
  • Role of media in good governance -2008
  • Does Indian cinema shape our popular culture or merely reflect it? -2011
  • How has satellite television brought about cultural change in Indian mindsets? -2007
  • Is sting operation an invasion on privacy? -2014
  • Mass media and cultural invasion. -1999
  • The misinterpretation and misuse of freedom in India. -1998
  • Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world (कवि संसार के अनधिकृत रूप से विधायक होते हैं) – 2022

2 Economy, Development

  • Poverty anywhere is a threat to prosperity everywhere. -2018
  • Digital economy: A leveller or a source of economic inequality. -2016
  • Innovation is the key determinant of economic growth and social welfare. -2016
  • Near jobless growth in India: An anomaly or an outcome of economic reforms. -2016
  • Crisis faced in India – moral or economic. -2015
  • Was it the policy paralysis or the paralysis of implementation which slowed the growth of our country? -2014
  • GDP (Gross Domestic Product) along with GDH (Gross Domestic Happiness) would be the right indices for judging the wellbeing of a country-2013
  • Can capitalism bring inclusive growth? -2015
  • Resource management in the Indian context. -1999
  • Economic growth without distributive justice is bound to breed violence. -1993
  • Forests are the best case studies for economic excellence (आर्थिक समृद्धि हासिल करने के मामले में वन सर्वोत्तम प्रतिमान होते हैं।) – 2022
  • Alternative technologies for a climate change resilient India. -2018
  • Should a moratorium be imposed on all fresh mining in tribal areas of the country? -2010
  • Urbanisation and its hazards -2008
  • Protection of ecology and environment is essential for sustained economic development. -2006
  • Urbanization is a blessing in disguise. -1997
  • Ecological considerations need not hamper development. -1993
  • Globalization would finish small-scale industries in India. -2006
  • Multinational corporations – saviours or saboteurs -1994
  • Special economic zone: boon or bane -2008
  • Is the criticism that the ‘Public-Private-Partnership’ (PPP) model for development is more of a bane than a boon in the Indian context, justified ?-2012
  • Farming has lost the ability to be a source of subsistence for majority of farmers in India. -2017
  • BPO boom in India. -2007
  • Tourism: Can this be the next big thing for India? -2014
  • Are our traditional handicrafts doomed to a slow death? -2009

3 Education

  • Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in – school. (- शिक्षा वह है जो विद्यालय में विधालय में सीखी गई बातों को भूल जाने के बाद भी शेष रह जाती है।)
  • Destiny of a nation is shaped in its classrooms. -2017
  • Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make a man more clever devil-2015
  • Independent thinking should be encouraged right form the childhood. -2007
  • Are the standardized tests good measure of academic ability or progress? -2014
  • Irrelevance of the classroom. -2001
  • Is the growing level of competition good for the youth? -2014
  • Literacy is growing very fast, but there is no corresponding growth in education. -1996
  • Is an egalitarian society possible by educating the masses ? -2008
  • What is real education? -2005
  • “Education for all” campaign in India: myth or reality. -2006
  • Restructuring of Indian education system. -1995
  • Privatization of higher education in India. -2002
  • Credit – based higher education system – status, opportunities and challenges -2011

4 Quote based, Philosophy, Ethics

  • A smile is the chosen vehicle for all ambiguities (हर असमंजस के लिए मुस्कराहट ही चुनिन्दा साधन है) – 2022
  • Philosophy of wantlessness is a Utopian, while materialism is a chimera. -2021
  • Your perception of me is a reflection of you; my reaction to you is an awareness of me. -2021
  • Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication (सरलता चरम परिष्करण है ) -2020
  • Ships don’t sink because of water around them ships sink because of water that gets into them (जहाज अपने चारों तरफ के पानी के वजह से नहीं डूबा करते, जहाज पानी के अंदर समां जाने की वजह से डूबता हैं ) -2020
  • Life is a long journey between being human and being humane.  (मनुष्य होने और मानव बनने के बीच का लम्बा सफर ही जीवन है)-2020
  • Values are not what humanity is, but what humanity ought to be -2019
  • Best for an individual is not necessarily best for the society -2019
  • Courage to accept and dedication to improve are two keys to success -2019
  • Wisdom finds truth -2019
  • A people that values its privileges above its principles loses both. -2018
  • Customary morality cannot be a guide to modem file. -2018
  • Need brings greed, if greed increases it spoils breed. -2016
  • Character of an institution is reflected in its leader. -2015
  • With greater power comes greater responsibility. -2014
  • Words are sharper than the two-edged sword. -2014
  • Attitude makes, habit makes character and character makes a man. -2007
  • He would reigns within himself and folds his passions and desires and fears is more than a king. -1993
  • Thinking is like a game, it does not begin unless there is an opposite team. (- सोच एक खेल की तरह है, यह तब तक शुरू नहीं होता है जब तक कि एक विपरीत टीम/पक्ष न हो।) – 2023
  • Mathematics is the music of reason. (- गणित ज्ञान का संगीत है।) – 2023
  • The real is rational and the rational is real. -2021
  • Mindful manifesto is the catalyst to a tranquil self (विचारपरक संकल्प स्वयं के शांतचित्त रहने का उत्प्रेरक है )-2020
  • ‘The past’ is a permanent dimension of human consciousness and values. -2018
  • A good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. -2018
  • There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so. -2003
  • Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the lifeblood of civilisation. -1995
  • Joy is the simplest form of gratitude. -2017
  • Compassion is the basic of all morality of the world -1993
  • Lending hands to someone is better than giving a dole. -2015
  • Be the change you want to see in others (Gandhi)-2013
  • Just because you have a choice, it does not mean that any of them has to be right (केवल इसलिए कि आपके पास विकल्प हैं, इसका यह अर्थ कदापि नहीं है कि उनमें से किसी को भी ठीक होना ही होगा) – 2022
  • Reality does not conform to the ideal, but confirms it. -2018
  • Truth is lived, not taught -1996
  • When money speaks, the truth is silent. -1995
  • Search for truth can only be a spiritual problem. -2002
  • The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining (छप्पर मरम्मत करने का समय तभी होता है, जब धूप खिली हुई हो) – 2022
  • You cannot step twice in the same river (आप उसी नदी में दोबारा नहीं उतर सकते) – 2022
  • Discipline means success, anarchy means ruin -2008
  • Youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret -1994
  • If youth knew, if age could. -2002
  • Youth culture today. -1999
  • Fifty Golds in Olympics: Can this be a reality for India? -2014
  • Visionary decision-making happens at the intersection of intuition and logic. (- दूरदर्शी निर्णय तभी लिए जाते है अंतर्ज्ञान और तर्क का परस्पर मेल होता है।) – 2023
  • Not all who wander are lost. (- भटकने वाले सभी गुम नहीं हो जाते।) – 2023
  • Inspiration for creativity springs from the effort to look for the magical in the mundane (- रचनात्मकता की प्रेरणा अलौकिक ता में चमत्कार ढूंढने के प्रयास से उपजति है) – 2023
  • A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ship is for (जहाज बन्दरगाह के भीतर सुरक्षित होता है, परन्तु इसके लिए तो वह होता नहीं है) – 2022
  • Quick but steady wins the race. -2015
  • Useless life is an early death. -1994
  • Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds. -1995
  • The paths of glory lead but to the grave. -2002
  • The pursuit of excellence. -2001

5 Women empowerment

  • Greater political power alone will not improve women’s plight. -1997
  • Women’s reservation bill would usher in empowerment for women in India. -2006
  • The new emerging women power: the ground realities. -1995
  • Hand that rocks the cradle rules the world. -2021
  • If women ruled the world -2005
  • The hand that rocks the cradle -2005
  • Patriarchy is the least noticed yet the most significant structure of social inequality (पितृ-सत्ता की व्यवस्था नजर मैं बहुत काम आने के बावजूद सामाजिक विषमता की सबसे प्रभावी संरचना है) -2020
  • Fulfilment of ‘new woman’ in India is a myth. -2017
  • If development is not engendered, it is endangered. -2016
  • Whither women’s emancipation? -2004
  • Empowerment alone cannot help our women. -2001
  • Women empowerment: challenges and prospects. -1999
  • Woman is god’s best creation. -1998
  • Men have failed: let women take over. -1993
  • Managing work and home – is the Indian working woman getting a fair deal ?-2012

6 International issues, Internal Security, History

  • South Asian societies are woven not around the state, but around their plural cultures and plural identities. -2019
  • Modernisation and westernisation are not identical concepts. -1994
  • ‘globalization’ vs. ‘nationalism’ -2009
  • National identity and patriotism -2008
  • Globalizations and its impact on Indian culture. -2004
  • The masks of new imperialism. -2003
  • As civilization advances culture declines. -2003
  • The implications of globalization for India. -2000
  • My vision of an ideal world order. -2001
  • India’s contribution to world wisdom. -1998
  • The world of the twenty-first century. -1998
  • Preparedness of our society for India’s global leadership role. -2010
  • Technology as the silent factor in international relations (अंतर्राष्ट्रीय संबंधों मैं मौन करक के रूप मैं प्रौद्योगिकी) -2020
  • Has the Non-Alignment Movement (NAM) lost its relevance in a multipolar world ? -2017
  • Restructuring of UNO reflect present realities -1996
  • The global order: political and economic -1993
  • India’s role in promoting ASEAN co-operation. -2004
  • Importance of Indo-US nuclear agreement -2006
  • Management of Indian border dispute is a complex task. -2018
  • In the Indian context , both human intelligence and technical intelligence are crucial in combating terrorism -2011
  • Are we a ‘soft’ state ? -2009
  • Good fences make good neighbours -2009
  • Is autonomy the best answer to combat balkanization? -2007
  • Terrorism and world peace -2005
  • True religion cannot be misused. -1997
  • History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. -2021
  • Geography may remain the same ; history need not. -2010

7 Science-Technology

  • Spirituality and scientific temper. -2003
  • Science and Mysticism : Are they compatible ?-2012
  • What is research, but a blind date with knowledge! -2021
  • Modern technological education and human values. -2002
  • Value-based science and education. -1999
  • The march of science and the erosion of human values. -2001
  • The process of self-discovery has now been technologically outsourced. -2021
  • Rise of Artificial Intelligence: the threat of jobless future or better job opportunities through reskilling and upskilling. -2019
  • ‘Social media’ is inherently a selfish medium. -2017
  • Cyberspace and Internet : Blessing or curse to the human civilization in the long run -2016
  • Increasing computerization would lead to the creation of a dehumanized society. -2006
  • The cyberworld: its charms and challenges. -2000
  • Computer: the harbinger of silent revolution. -1993
  • Technology cannot replace manpower. -2015
  • Science and technology is the panacea for the growth and security of the nation-2013
  • The modern doctor and his patients. -1997
  • The lure of space. -2004

Section-A (write any one)

  • Thinking is like a game, it does not begin unless there is an opposite team. (- सोच एक खेल की तरह है, यह तब तक शुरू नहीं होता है जब तक कि एक विपरीत टीम/पक्ष न हो।)
  • Visionary decision-making happens at the intersection of intuition and logic. (- दूरदर्शी निर्णय तभी लिए जाते है अंतर्ज्ञान और तर्क का परस्पर मेल होता है।)
  • Not all who wander are lost. (- भटकने वाले सभी गुम नहीं हो जाते।)
  • Inspiration for creativity springs from the effort to look for the magical in the mundane (- रचनात्मकता की प्रेरणा अलौकिक ता में चमत्कार ढूंढने के प्रयास से उपजति है)

Section-B (write any one)

  • Girls are weighed down by restrictions, boys with demands – two equally harmful disciplines. (-लड़कियां बंदिशों के तथा लड़के अपेक्षा के बोझ तले दबे हुए होते हैं दोनों ही समान रूप से हानिकारक व्यवस्थाएं हैं।)
  • Mathematics is the music of reason. (- गणित ज्ञान का संगीत है।)
  • A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity. (- जिस समाज में अधिक न्याय होता है उस समाज को दान की कम आवश्यकता होती है।)

Answer one-one essay from each section in 1000-1200 words

  • History is a series of victories won by the scientific man over the romantic man (इतिहास वैज्ञानिक मनुष्य के रूमानी मनुष्य पर विजय हासिल करने का एक सिलसिला है।) – 2022
  • A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ship is for (जहाज बन्दरगाह के भीतर सुरक्षित होता है, परन्तु इसके लिए तो वह होता नहीं है) & 2022
  • Just because you have a choice, it does not mean that any of them has to be right (केवल इसलिए कि आपके पास विकल्प हैं, इसका यह अर्थ कदापि नहीं है कि उनमें से किसी को भी ठीक होना ही होगा) – 2022

Essay: Candidates may be required to write essays on multiple topics. They will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion, and to write concisely. Credit will be given for effective and exact expression.

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Paper I of the UPSC Civil Services mains exam is the Essay. Here, prelims-qualified IAS aspirants have to write two essays out of a few given topics. The paper is for a total of 250 marks and its marks are taken into consideration for the Final Merit List. In this article, we have listed all the essay topics asked in the UPSC mains exam from 1994 to 2018. We have also classified the last 25 years essay questions into topics to make your preparation easier.

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Administration.

  • Politics, bureaucracy and business – fatal triangle. (1994)
  • Politics without ethics is a disaster. (1995)
  • The VIP cult is a bane of Indian democracy. (1996)
  • Need for transparency in public administration. (1996)
  • The country’s need for a better disaster management system. (2000)
  • How should a civil servant conduct himself? (2003)

Democracy/India since independence

  • Whither Indian democracy? (1995)
  • What we have not learnt during fifty years of independence. (1997)
  • Why should we be proud of being Indians? (2000)
  • What have we gained from our democratic set-up? (2001)
  • How far has democracy in India delivered the goods? (2003)
  • National identity and patriotism. (2008)
  • In the context of Gandhiji’s views on the matter, explore, on an evolutionary scale, the terms ‘Swadhinata’, ‘Swaraj’ and ‘Dharmarajya’. Critically comment on their contemporary relevance to Indian democracy. (2012)
  • Is the colonial mentality hindering India’s success? (2013)
  • Dreams which should not let India sleep. (2015)
  • Management of Indian border disputes – a complex task. (2018)

Economic growth and development

  • Resource management in the Indian context. (1999)
  • GDP (Gross Domestic Product) along with GDH (Gross Domestic Happiness) would be the right indices for judging the wellbeing of a country. (2013)
  • Was it the policy paralysis or the paralysis of implementation which slowed the growth of our country? (2014)
  • Crisis faced in India – moral or economic. (2015)
  • Near jobless growth in India: An anomaly or an outcome of economic reforms. (2016)
  • Digital economy: A leveller or a source of economic inequality. (2016)
  • Innovation is the key determinant of economic growth and social welfare. (2016)
  • Impact of the new economic measures on fiscal ties between the union and states in India. (2017)

Federalism, Decentralisation

  • The language problem in India: its past, present and prospects. (1998)
  • Water resources should be under the control of the central government. (2004)
  • Evaluation of panchayati raj system in India from the point of view of eradication of power to people. (2007)
  • Is autonomy the best answer to combat balkanization? (2007)
  • Creation of smaller states and the consequent administrative, economic and developmental implication. (2011)
  • Cooperative federalism: Myth or reality. (2016)
  • Water disputes between States in federal India. (2016)

Indian Culture & Society

  • The Indian society at the crossroads. (1994)
  • New cults and godmen: a threat to traditional religion. (1996)
  • The composite culture of India. (1998)
  • Youth culture today. (1999)
  • Modernism and our traditional socio-ethical values. (2000)
  • Indian culture today: a myth or a reality? (2000)
  • As civilization advances culture declines. (2003)
  • From traditional Indian philanthropy to the gates-buffet model-a natural progression or a paradigm shift? (2010)
  • Judicial activism. (1997)
  • Judicial activism and Indian democracy. (2004)
  • Justice must reach the poor. (2005)

Social justice/Poverty

  • Reservation, politics and empowerment. (1999)
  • Food security for sustainable national development. (2005)
  • The focus of health care is increasingly getting skewed towards the ‘haves’ of our society. (2009)
  • Farming has lost the ability to be a source of subsistence for the majority of farmers in India. (2017)
  • Poverty anywhere is a threat to prosperity everywhere. (2018)

Media & Society

  • Misinterpretation and misuse of freedom in India. (1998)
  • Mass media and cultural invasion. (1999)
  • Responsibility of media in a democracy. (2002)
  • How has satellite television brought about cultural change in Indian mindsets? (2007)
  • Role of media in good governance. (2008)
  • Does Indian cinema shape our popular culture or merely reflect it? (2011)
  • Is sting operation an invasion on privacy? (2014)

Environment/Urbanisation

  • Urbanization is a blessing in disguise. (1997)
  • Protection of ecology and environment is essential for sustained economic development. (2006)
  • Urbanisation and its hazards. (2008)
  • Should a moratorium be imposed on all fresh mining in tribal areas of the country? (2010)
  • We may brave human laws but cannot resist natural laws. (2017)

Economic sectors/MNCs

  • Multinational corporations – saviours or saboteurs. (1994)
  • Globalization would finish small-scale industries in India. (2006)
  • BPO boom in India. (2007)
  • Special economic zone: boon or bane? (2008)
  • Are our traditional handicrafts doomed to a slow death? (2009)
  • Is the criticism that the Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) model for development is more of a bane than a boon in the Indian context, justified? (2012)
  • Tourism: Can this be the next big thing for India? (2014)
  • Restructuring of Indian education system. (1995)
  • Literacy is growing very fast, but there is no corresponding growth in education. (1996)
  • Irrelevance of the classroom. (2001)
  • Privatization of higher education in India. (2002)
  • Modern technological education and human values. (2002)
  • What is real education? (2005)
  • “Education for all” campaign in India: myth or reality. (2006)
  • Independent thinking should be encouraged right from the childhood. (2007)
  • Is an egalitarian society possible by educating the masses? (2008)
  • Credit – based higher education system – status, opportunities and challenges. (2011)
  • Is the growing level of competition good for the youth? (2014)
  • Are the standardized tests good measure of academic ability or progress? (2014)
  • Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make a man more clever devil. (2015)
  • Destiny of a nation is shaped in its classrooms. (2017)
  • The new emerging women power: the ground realities. (1995)
  • Greater political power alone will not improve women’s plight. (1997)
  • Woman is god’s best creation. (1998)
  • Women empowerment: challenges and prospects. (1999)
  • Empowerment alone cannot help our women. (2001)
  • Whither women’s emancipation? (2004)
  • If women ruled the world. (2005)
  • The hand that rocks the cradle. (2005)
  • Women’s reservation bill would usher in empowerment for women in India. (2006)
  • Managing work and home – is the Indian working woman getting a fair deal? (2012)
  • If development is not engendered, it is endangered. (2016)
  • Fulfillment of ‘new woman’ in India is a myth. (2017)

Quotes-based/Philosophy

  • Youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret. (1994)
  • Useless life is an early death. (1994)
  • Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the lifeblood of civilisation. (1995)
  • When money speaks, the truth is silent. (1995)
  • Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds. (1995)
  • Truth is lived, not taught. (1996)
  • True religion cannot be misused. (1997)
  • Search for truth can only be a spiritual problem. (2002)
  • The paths of glory lead but to the grave. (2002)
  • If youth knew, if age could. (2002)
  • There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so. (2003)
  • Be the change you want to see in others. (2013)
  • With greater power comes greater responsibility. (2014)
  • Words are sharper than the two-edged sword. (2014)
  • Lending hands to someone is better than giving a dole. (2015)
  • “The past’ is a permanent dimension of human consciousness and values. (2018)
  • Reality does not conform to the ideal, but confirms it. (2018)
  • Attitude makes habit, habit makes character and character makes a man. (2007)
  • Discipline means success, anarchy means ruin. (2008)
  • Character of an institution is reflected in its leader. (2015)
  • Need brings greed, if greed increases it spoils breed. (2016)
  • Joy is the simplest form of gratitude. (2017)
  • A good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. (2018)
  • A people that values its privileges above its principles loses both. (2018)
  • Customary morality cannot be a guide to modern life. (2018)

Globalisation

  • Modernisation and westernisation are not identical concepts. (1994)
  • The world of the twenty-first century. (1998)
  • The implications of globalization for India. (2000)
  • My vision of an ideal world order. (2001)
  • The masks of new imperialism. (2003)
  • Globalizations and its impact on Indian culture. (2004)
  • ‘Globalization’ vs. ‘nationalism’. (2009)
  • Preparedness of our society for India’s global leadership role. (2010)

Science & Tech

  • The modern doctor and his patients. (1997)
  • Value-based science and education. (1999)
  • The march of science and the erosion of human values. (2001)
  • Spirituality and scientific temper. (2003)
  • The lure of space. (2004)
  • Science and Mysticism: Are they compatible? (2012)
  • Science and technology is the panacea for the growth and security of the nation. (2013)
  • Technology cannot replace manpower. (2015)
  • Alternative technologies for a climate change resilient India. (2018)

Internet/IT

  • The cyberworld: its charms and challenges. (2000)
  • Increasing computerization would lead to the creation of a dehumanized society. (2006)
  • Cyberspace and Internet: Blessing or curse to the human civilization in the long run. (2016)
  • Social media is inherently a selfish medium. (2017)

International organisations/relations

  • Restructuring of UNO reflect present realities. (1996)
  • India’s role in promoting ASEAN cooperation. (2004)
  • Importance of Indo-US nuclear agreement. (2006)
  • Has the Non- Alignment Movement (NAM) lost its relevance in a multipolar world. (2017)
  • Terrorism and world peace. (2005)
  • Are we a ‘soft’ state? (2009)
  • Good fences make good neighbours. (2009)
  • In the Indian context, both human intelligence and technical intelligence are crucial in combating terrorism. (2011)

Miscellaneous

  • India’s contribution to world wisdom. (1998)
  • The pursuit of excellence. (2001)
  • Geography may remain the same; history need not. (2010)
  • Fifty Golds in Olympics: Can this be a reality for India? (2014)
  • Quick but steady wins the race. (2015)

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  • Introduced the idea of planting trees with the people
  • Through the Green Belt Movement she has assisted women in planting more than 20 million trees on their farms and on schools and church compounds.

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  • “We have not inherited this earth from our forefathers; we have borrowed it from our children”.
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UPSC Prelims Questions Topic-Wise Analysis

The UPSC Prelims GS Paper 1 consists of 100 multiple choice questions that cover a variety of topics. The specific topics covered in the exam vary each year, but the overall distribution of questions across subjects is relatively consistent. You can find a breakdown of the subject-wise weightage and questions in the table below. This will help you to prepare for the upcoming UPSC Prelims 2024 Exam.

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Topic wise history prelims questions (pyqs).

The UPSC Prelims History subject covers the following topics: Ancient History, Medieval History, Modern History and Art & Culture. The questions in the UPSC Prelims History exam are designed to test the candidate's knowledge of the major events, personalities, and trends in Indian history. Candidates are also expected to be able to analyze and interpret historical data, and to identify the interconnections between different historical periods and events.

Ancient History Questions 2023

Q.1. In which one of the following regions was Dhanyakataka, which flourished as a prominent Buddhist centre under the Mahasanghikas, located ?

(b) Gandhara

(c) Kalinga

(d) Magadha

Q.2. With reference to ancient India, consider the following statements:

  • The concept of Stupa is Buddhist in origin.
  • Stupa was generally a repository of relics.
  • Stupa was a votive and commemorative structure in Buddhist tradition.

How many of the statements given above are correct?

(a) Only one

(b) Only two

(c) All three

Q.3. With reference to ancient South India, Korkai, Poompuhar and Muchiri were well known as

(a) capital cities

(c) centers of iron-and-steel making

(d) shrines of Jain Tirthankaras

Q.4. Which one of the following explains the practice of Vattakirutal' as mentioned in Sangam poems ?

(a) Kings employing women bodyguards.

(b) Learned persons assembling in royal courts to discuss religious and philosophical matters

(c) Young girls keeping watch over agricultural fields and driving away birds and animals

(d) A king defeated in a battle committing ritual suicide by starving himself to death

Q.5. With reference to ancient Indian History, consider the following pairs:

How many of the above pairs are correctly matched?

(c) Only three

(d) All four

Q.6 . " Souls are not only the property of animal and plant life, but also of rocks, running water and many other natural objects not looked on as living by other religious sects. "

The above statement reflects one of the core beliefs of which one of the following religious sects of ancient India?

(a) Buddhism

(b) Jainism

(c) Shaivism

(d) Vaishnavism

Medieval History Questions 2023

Q1. Consider the following dynasties:

How many of the above dynasties established their kingdoms in early eighth century AD?

Correct answer: d

Q2. Who among the following rulers of Vijayanagara Empire constructed a large dam across Tungabhadra River and canalcum- aqueduct several a kilometres long from the river to the capital city ?

a) Devaraya I

(b) Mallikarjuna

(c) Vira Vijaya

(d) Virupaksha

Correct answer: a

Modern History Prelims Questions 2023

Q1. Who among the following rulers of medieval Gujarat surrendered Diu to Portuguese ?

(a) Ahmad Shah

(b) Mahmud Begarha

(c) Bahadur Shah

(d) Muhammad Shah

Correct answer: c

Q2. With reference to the Indian History, Alexander Rea, A. H. Longhurst, Robert Sewell, James Burgess and Walter Elliot were associated with

(a) archaeological excavations

(b) establishment of English Press in Colonial India

(c) establishment of Churches in Princely States

(d) construction of railways in Colonial India

Q3. By which one of the following Acts was the Governor General of Bengal designated as the Governor General of India ?

(a) The Regulating Act

(b) The Pitt's India Act

(c) The Charter Act of 1793

(d) The Charter Act of 1833

Q4. Consider the following statements :

  • Statement-I: 7th August is declared as the National Handloom Day.
  • Statement-II: It was in 1905 that the Swadeshi Movement was launched on the same day.

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements?

(a) Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement-II is the correct explanation for Statement-I.

(b) Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement-II is not the correct explanation for Statement-I.

(c) Statement-I is correct but Statement-II is incorrect.

(d) Statement-I is incorrect but Statement-II is correct.

Polity Questions in UPSC Prelims

The Polity subject in the UPSC Prelims exam covers the following topics: Indian Constitution, Organs of government, Fundamental rights and duties, Directive principles of state policy, Federalism , Centre-state relations , and local government , Political system and parties, Electoral system, Civil services, Panchayati Raj and Nagar Palika, Public policy, Rights issues. The questions in the Polity exam are designed to test the candidate's knowledge of the Indian Constitution, the political system, and the various institutions of government. Candidates are also expected to be able to understand and analyse current political issues.

Q1. In essence, what does Due Process of Law' mean ?

(a) The principle of natural justice

(b) The procedure established by law

(c) Fair application of law

(d) Equality before law

Q2. In India, which one of the following Constitutional Amendments was widely believed to be enacted to overcome the judicial interpretations of the Fundamental Rights ?

(a) 1st Amendment

(b) 42nd Amendment

(c) 44th Amendment

(d) 86th Amendment

Q3. Consider the following organizations/bodies in India:

  • The National Commission for Backward Classes
  • The National Human Rights Commission
  • The National Law Commission
  • The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission

How many of the above constitutional bodies?

Q4. Consider the following statements:

  • If the election of the President of India is declared void by the Supreme Court of India, all acts done by him/her in the performance of duties of his/her office of President before the date of decision become invalid.
  • Election for the post of the President of India can be postponed on the ground that some Legislative Assemblies have been dissolved and elections are yet to take place.
  • When a Bill is presented to the President of India, the Constitution prescribes time limits within which he/she has to declare his/her assent.

How many of the above statements are correct?

Q5. With reference to Scheduled Areas in India, consider the following statements :

  • Within a State, the notification of an area as Scheduled Area takes place through an Order of the President.
  • The largest administrative unit forming the Scheduled Area is the District and the lowest is the cluster of villages in the Block.
  • The Chief Ministers of the concerned States are required to submit annual reports to the Union Home Ministry on the administration of Scheduled Areas in the States.

Correct answer: b

UPSC Prelims Geography PYQs

The Geography subject in the UPSC Prelims exam covers the following topics: Physical Geography, Human Geography, Indian Geography. The questions in the Geography exam are designed to test the candidate's knowledge of the basic concepts of geography, as well as their understanding of the specific features of Indian geography. Candidates are also expected to be able to understand and analyse current geographical issues.

Q1. Consider the following statements:

  • Statement-I: India, despite having uranium deposits, depends on coal for most its electricity production.
  • Statement-II: Uranium, enriched to the extent at of least 60%, is required for the production of electricity.

(a) Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement-II is the correct explanation for Statement-I

(b) Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement-II is not the correct explanation for Statement-1

(c) Statement-I is correct but Statement-II is incorrect

(d) Statement-I is incorrect but Statement-II is correct"

Correct Answer: Option c

Q2. Consider the following statements:

  • Jhelum River passes through Wular Lake.
  • Krishna River directly feeds Kolleru Lake.
  • Meandering of the Gandak River formed Kanwar Lake.

How many of the statements given above are correct ?

Correct Answer: Option b

Q3. Consider the following trees:

  • Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus)
  • Mahua (Madhuca indica)
  • Teak (Tectona grandis)

How many of the above are deciduous trees ?

  • India has more arable area than China.
  • The proportion of irrigated area is more in India as compared to China.
  • The average productivity per hectare in Indian agriculture is higher than that in China.

How many of the above statements are correct ?

Q5. Ilmenite and rutile, abundantly available in certain coastal tracts of India, are rich sources of which one of the following ?

(a) Aluminium

(d) Titanium

Correct Answer: Option d

For the rest of the UPSC Prelims Geography PYQ, download the PDF .

UPSC Prelims Environment & Ecology Questions

Environment and ecology are two of the most important subjects covered in the UPSC Prelims exam. The environment is the physical and biological world that surrounds us, while ecology is the study of the interactions between living organisms and their environment.

The UPSC Prelims exam covers a wide range of topics related to environment and ecology, including Biodiversity and conservation, Climate change and pollution, Natural resources management, Environmental policies and laws, and Sustainable development.

Once the Central Government notifies an area as a 'Community Reserve'

  • the Chief Wildlife Warden of the State becomes the governing authority of such forest
  • hunting is not allowed in such area
  • people of such area are allowed to collect non-timber forest produce
  • people of such area are allowed traditional agricultural practices

(d) All four 

  • Statement-1: Marsupials are not naturally found in India.
  • Statement-II: Marsupials can thrive only in montane grasslands with no predators.

(b) Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement-II is not the correct explanation for Statement-I

(c) Statement-1 is correct Statement-II is incorrect

(d) Statement-1 is incorrect but Statement-II is correct

Q3. Invasive Species Specialist Group’ (that develops Global Invasive Species Database) belongs to which one of the following organizations ?

(a) The International Union for Conservation of Nature

(b) The United Nations Environment Programme

(c) The United Nations World Commission for Environment and Development

(d) The World Wide Fund for Nature

Q4. Consider the following fauna:

  • Lion-tailed Macaque
  • Malabar Civet
  • Sambar Deer

How many of the above are generally nocturnal or most active after sunset ?

Q5. Which of the following organisms perform waggle dance for others of their kin to indicate the direction and the distance to a source of their food ?

(a) Butterflies

(b) Dragonflies

(c) Honeybees

For rest of the UPSC Prelims Environment and Ecology PYQs, download the PDF .

UPSC Prelims Science & Technology Questions

The Science and Technology subject in the UPSC Prelims exam covers a wide range of topics, including General Science, Information Technology, Space Science, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, New and Emerging Technologies. The questions in the Science and Technology exam are designed to test the candidate's basic knowledge of science and technology concepts, as well as their awareness of current scientific and technological developments.

Q1. Consider the following:

  • Foam agents
  • Fire retardants

In the making of how many of the above are hydrofluorocarbons used ?

Q2. ‘Wolbachia method’ is sometimes talked about with reference to which one of the following ?

(a) Controlling the viral diseases spread by mosquitoes

(b) Converting crop residues into packing material

(c) Producing biodegradable plastics

(d) Producing biochar from thermo-chemical conversion of biomass

Q3. ‘Aerial metagenomics’ best refers to which one of the following situations ?

(a) Collecting DNA samples from air in a habitat at one go

(b) Understanding the genetic makeup of avian species of a habitat

(c) Using air-bome devices to collect blood samples from moving animals

(d) Sending drones to inaccessible areas to collect plant and animal samples from land surfaces and water bodies

Q4. ‘Microsatellite DNA’ is used in the case of which one of the following ?

(a) Studying the evolutionary relationships among various species of fauna

(b) Stimulating ‘stem cells’ to transform into diverse functional tissues

(c) Promoting clonal propagation of horticultural plants

(d) Assessing the efficacy of drugs by conducting series of drug trials in a population"

Q5. Consider the following statements:

  • Carbon fibres are used in the manufacture of components used in automobiles and aircraftes.
  • Carbon fibres once used cannot be recycled.

Which of the statements give above is/are correct?

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q6. Consider the following actions:

  • Detection of car crash/collision which results in the deployment of airbags almost instantaneously.
  • Detection of accidental free fall of a laptop towards the ground which results in the immediate turning off of the hard drive
  • Detection of the tit of smartphone which results in the rotation of display between portrait and landscape mode

In how many of the above action is the function of accelerometer required?

Q7. Which one of the following countries has its own Satellite Navigation System ?

(a) Australia

UPSC Prelims Economics PYQs

UPSC Prelims Economics subject covers important topics like microeconomics, macroeconomics, monetary and fiscal policies and other important documents released by the Government like Economic Survey and Economic Budget.

  • Statement-I: Interest income from the deposits in Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs) distributed to their investors is exempted from tax, but the dividend is taxable.
  • Statement-II: InviTs are recognized as borrowers under the 'Securitization and Recon struction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002'.

(a) Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement-II is the correct explanation for Statement-1

(c) Statement-1 is correct but Statement-II is incorrect

(d) Statement-I is incorrect Statement-II is correct

Correct Answer: D

  • Statement-I: In the post-pandemic recent past, many Central Banks worldwide had carried out interest rate hikes.
  • Statement-II: Central Banks generally assume that they have the ability to counteract the rising consumer prices via monetary policy means.

(d) Statement-I is incorrect but Statement-II is correct

Correct Answer: a

Q3. Which one of the following activities of the Reserve Bank of India is considered to be part of 'sterilization' ?

(a) Conducting 'Open Market Operations'

(b) Oversight of settlement and payment systems

(c) Debt and cash management for the Central and State Governments

(d) Regulating the functions of Non-banking Financial Institutions"

Q4. Consider the following markets:

  • Government Bond Market
  • Call Money Market
  • Treasury Bill Market
  • Stock Market

How many of the above are included in capital markets ?

Correct Answer: b

Q5. Consider the investments in the following assets:

  • Brand recognition
  • Intellectual property
  • Mailing list of clients

How many of the above are considered intangible investments ?

Correct Answer: c

Q6. Consider the following:

  • Demographic performance
  • Forest and ecology
  • Governance reforms
  • Stable government
  • Tax and fiscal efforts

For the horizontal tax devolution, the Fifteenth Finance Commission used how many of the above as criteria other than population area and income distance?

(a) Only two

(b) Only three

(c) Only four

(d) All five

Q7. Consider the following infrastructure sectors:

  • Affordable housing
  • Mass rapid transport
  • Health care
  • Renewable energy

On how many of the above does UNOPS Sustainable Investments in Infrastructure and Innovation (S3i) initiative focus for its investments?

Q8. Consider, the following statements :

  • Statement-I : India accounts for 3.2% of global export of goods.
  • Statement-II : Many local companies and some foreign companies operating in India have taken advantage of India's ‘Production-linked Incentive’ scheme.

Q9. Consider the following statements :

The ‘Stability and Growth Pact’ of the European Union is a treaty that: 

  • limits the levels of the budgetary deficit of the countries of the European Union 
  • makes the countries of the European Union to share their infrastructure facilities
  • enables the countries of the European Union to share their technologies

Q10. Consider the following statements with reference to India:

  • According to the ‘Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development (MSMED) Act, 2006, the ‘medium enterprises’ are those with investments in plant and machinery between ₹ 15 crore and ₹ 25 crore.
  • All bank loans to the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises qualify under the priority sector .

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Correct Answer: d

Q11. With reference to Central Bank digital currencies, consider the following statements :

  • It is possible to make payments in a digital currency without using US dollar or SWIFT system.
  • A digital currency can be distributed with condition programmed into it such as a time-frame for spending it.

Q12. In the context of finance, the term ‘beta’ refers to

(a) the process of simultaneous buying and selling of an asset from different platforms

(b) an investment strategy of a portfolio manager to balance risk versus reward

(c) a type of systemic risk that arises where perfect hedging is not possible

(d) a numeric value that measures the fluctuations of a stock to changes in the overall stock market.

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‘Bletchley Declaration’, which was in the news recently, is associated with which field?

  • (a) Global terrorism
  • (b) Plastic pollution
  • (c) Artificial Intelligence
  • (d) UNSC reforms

Explanation:

  • The Bletchley Declaration, named after the historic code-breaking site, signifies a global commitment to addressing AI’s ethical and security challenges, particularly generative AI. Signed at the AI Safety Summit (in 2023), it highlights the increasing global recognition of AI risks and involves major world powers like China, the EU, India, and the US.

Refer: https://www.insightsonindia.com/2024/05/11/artificial-intelligence-and-its-impact-on-cybersecurity/

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Which of the following statements about ‘Direct Air Capture and Storage’ (DACS) is true?

  • (a) DACS is a technology solely used for capturing carbon dioxide emissions from industrial sources.
  • (b) DACS involves the extraction of carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere and its subsequent storage or utilization.
  • (c) DACS is primarily focused on trapping methane emissions from landfills and agricultural activities.
  • (d) DACS is a process that solely relies on natural processes to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
  • This Swiss company Climeworks’ second commercial DAC+S facility surpasses its predecessor, Orca, in size.
  • Direct Air Capture and Storage (DAC+S) is a technology designed to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) directly from the atmosphere at any location. It is a form of Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) technology, distinct from carbon capture methods typically carried out at the point of emissions. The captured CO2 can then be permanently stored in deep geological formations or utilized for various applications. DAC+S plants aim to contribute to efforts to reduce CO2 levels in the atmosphere, addressing climate change concerns. ‘

Refer: https://www.insightsonindia.com/2024/05/11/mammoth-worlds-largest-direct-air-capture-and-storage-dacs-plant/

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Which of the following statements about the ‘Hague Convention’ of UNESCO is true?

  • (a) The Hague Convention aims to regulate maritime navigation and prevent conflicts over territorial waters.
  • (b) The Hague Convention addresses issues related to international trade and tariffs on agricultural products.
  • (c) The Hague Convention primarily focuses on the protection of cultural heritage during armed conflicts.
  • (d) The Hague Convention is concerned with the establishment of diplomatic relations between nations.
  • Context: UNESCO is commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in Armed Conflict
  • The Convention is the first legal framework solely dedicated to safeguarding movable and immovable heritage. It shields cultural property during both peace and conflict. With 135 member states, including India, the Convention and its 1954 and 1999 Protocols aim to protect cultural treasures, with the latter introducing the concept of Enhanced Protection for Cultural Properties.

Refer: https://www.insightsonindia.com/2024/05/11/hague-convention/

4 . Question

Consider the following statements about the Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs):

  • NTDs primarily affect populations in developed countries.
  • There are only a few NTDs recognized by global health organizations.
  • NTDs have minimal impact on socioeconomic development and public health.

How many of the above statements are NOT correct?

  • (a) Only one
  • (b) Only two
  • (c) All three
  • WHO has released a progress report on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
  • NTDs are a group of diverse infections caused by parasites, bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens that primarily affect populations in tropical and subtropical regions. These diseases often receive inadequate attention and resources, leading to limited research, diagnosis, and treatment options. Examples of NTDs include malaria, dengue fever, Chagas disease, leishmaniasis, etc
  • S1: Incorrect. NTDs primarily affect populations in developing countries where access to healthcare and sanitation is limited.
  • S2: Incorrect. There are more than 20 NTDs recognized by global health organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • S3: Incorrect. NTDs have a significant impact on socioeconomic development and public health, causing disability, stigma, and loss of productivity among affected populations. They often perpetuate cycles of poverty by hindering economic growth and development in affected regions.

Refer: https://www.insightsonindia.com/2024/05/11/reports-in-news-9/

5 . Question

‘Amplifying the Global Value of Earth Observation’ report is published by the

  • (a) World Trade Organization
  • (b) United Nations Environment Programme
  • (c) World Economic Forum
  • (d) Indian Space Research Organisation
  • The report released by the World Economic Forum
  • Earth Observation (EO) technologies gather data about Earth’s natural and artificial features. EO includes remotely sensed data from satellites and in-situ data from sensors.
  • EO could also help reduce over 2 billion tonnes of CO2 annually by 2030 through early warning systems and environmental impact monitoring.
  • Global initiatives like MethaneSAT and Allen coral Atlas aim to address these challenges and leverage EO for various purposes.

6 . Question

Consider the following statements about the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR):

  • It is the apex body in India for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research.
  • It has established the Clinical Trials Registry – India (CTRI).

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  • (c) Both 1 and 2
  • (d) Neither 1 nor 2
  • The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) (founded 1911; HQ: New Delhi) is India’s top biomedical research organization, responsible for formulating, coordinating, and promoting medical research. Its mission includes conducting and implementing medical research for societal benefit and translating innovations into public health solutions. Funded by the Government of India through the Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
  • Clinical Trials Registry – India (CTRI) is the government of India’s official clinical trial registry . The National Institute of Medical Statistics of the Indian Council of Medical Research established the CTRI on 20 July 2007. Since 2009 the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation has mandated that anyone conducting clinical trials in India must pre register before enrolling any research participants.

Refer: https://www.insightsonindia.com/2024/05/11/icmr-dietary-guidelines/

7 . Question

Consider the following statements about Neural Processing Units (NPUs):

  • NPUs are primarily used for traditional CPU tasks such as arithmetic and logic operations.
  • NPUs are only applicable in the field of natural language processing.

Which of the above statements is/are Not correct?

  • Context: Recently, Apple launched the M4 chip with the iPad Pro. Its key feature includes a 16-core Neural Engine which is equivalent to an NPU.
  • Neural Processing Units (NPUs) are specialized processors designed for accelerating machine learning operations, crucial for AI tasks like speech recognition and image processing.
  • Neural Processing Units (NPUs) are specialized processors designed to accelerate neural network processes, crucial for machine learning algorithms. They excel in AI-related tasks like speech recognition and image processing, enabling efficient handling of complex operations in consumer gadgets. NPUs play a crucial role in deploying AI-powered applications directly on hardware, enhancing performance in various devices.

Refer: https://www.insightsonindia.com/2024/05/11/neural-processing-units-npus/

8 . Question

Which of the following statements about the Cook Islands is correct?

  • (a) The Cook Islands is an independent country in free association with New Zealand.
  • (b) The Cook Islands is a territory of Australia.
  • (c) The Cook Islands is a part of French Polynesia.
  • (d) The Cook Islands is a sovereign state within the United Nations.
  • The Cook Islands in association with New Zealand, is spearheading deep-sea mining exploration for minerals crucial in electric car batteries.
  • The Cook Islands, a self-governing island state, is situated in the South Pacific Ocean, with its capital at Avarua on Rarotonga Island . The Northern islands are low-lying coral atolls, while the Southern islands are larger and volcanic.

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Refer: https://www.insightsonindia.com/2024/05/11/places-in-news/

9 . Question

In which of the following states is Sonai Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary located?

  • (b) Jharkhand
  • (d) Manipur
  • The National Green Tribunal has taken note of construction activities in Sonai Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Located in the foothills of the Himalayas in Assam’s Sonitpur district, it is part of the Sonitpur Kameng Elephant Reserve along with Nameri National Park. Recognized as an Important Bird Area by Birdlife International, it boasts diverse fauna including Asian Elephants, Indian Bison, Leopards, and various deer species, and rich flora with different types of forests. The sanctuary is intersected by perennial rivers like Dolsiri, Gabharu, Gelgeli, Belsiri, and Sonairupai.

10 . Question

Consider the following statements about the Aravalli Range:

  • It is the oldest mountain range in India.
  • It stretches from Gujarat to West Bengal.
  • Mount Abu, the only hill station in the state of Rajasthan, is located in the Aravalli Range.

How many of the above statements are correct?

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How many of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

  • a) Only one
  • b) Only two
  • Statements 1 and 3 are correct.
  • The Supreme Court has prohibited four states—Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, and Gujarat—from granting fresh mining leases in the Aravalli region.
  • This directive, based on a report by the Central Empowered Committee (CEC), includes hills and a 100-meter-wide buffer zone around them.
  • The Aravalli Range, among the world’s oldest fold mountains, is home to diverse flora and fauna, with significant rivers originating from its slopes. However, it faces major threats such as illegal mining, deforestation, and undermining of the Natural Conservation Zone (NCZ) designation, particularly by Haryana.
  • Mount Abu is Rajasthan’s only hill station, which is located in the Sirohi district, within the Aravalli Range.

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Rank required depends upon the number of vacancies each year Girish…It also depends on your category. For last few years, around 1000 vacancies are reported for all the 24 Civil Services combined. Around half of the seats come under reservation. To get IAS, a general category candidate needs an All India Rank less than 80. The link ‘Till Which Rank Can An Aspirant Get Into IAS, IPS or IFS?‘ would be a good read.

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You can take any subject of interest. If you like political science you may take that optional. The single page which may answer all your queries is www.clearias.com/faqs/

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sir, i am preparing for civils now and i am going to appear the exam next year. i have decided to prepare my own notes through different sources i have, but how to start it? and how to prepare notes?should i frame my own questions ? or is it enough to prepare notes for previous questions ?pls suggest me sir.

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When you prepare notes, prepare it point-wise for each topic and not question-answer mode. See an example for the topic ” Indus Valley Civilization” : https://www.clearias.com/indus-valley-civilization/.

Apart from this, you need to write and practice answers for different questions. Try you own questions as well as previous questions by UPSC. This writing practice will surely turnout highly useful for mains. All the best!

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SIR I WANT TO PREPARE FOR IAS WITH MATHS AS ONE OF MY OPTIONAL SUBJECT.MANY OF MY FRIENDS AND TEACHERS ARE DISCOURAGING THAT YOU ARE NEEDED TO GO TROUGH VAST AND DIFFICULT SYLLABUS.IS THIS SUBJECT PREPARATION EASY?? ELSE PLEASE SUGGEST A GOOD OPTIONAL SUBJECT WITH MECHANICAL ENGINEERING.

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Dear Sudheer,

Every subject including Maths has its own plus and minus. The below mentioned link might give you better insights. After going through the link, refer UPSC syllabus and previous UPSC question papers. Take a decision based on your interest. All the best!

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namskaar sir.. mera naam anam h maine b.sc pcm se kiya h but sir meri fmly problm ki vjh se re aa gyi thi phle maine b.sc ko 5 year me comlete kiya h… kya m ias ka exam de skta hu sir…??? mtlb ias k exam k liye m elligible hu…???

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You may go through the posts : https://www.clearias.com/strategy-and-books-for-early-birds-to-clear-ias-exam/ and https://www.clearias.com/smart-work-ias-preparation/.

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Actually we cant judge one year preparation is sufficient to crack IAS.. It depends on person to person.. One person will complete one topic in 3hrs, another person will complete that same topic in 6hrs.. The Main thing is hardwork.. Complete the syllabus as soon as possible…

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simply go through news paper..the hindi…PIB…news at 9:00 o’clock…

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Respected Sir how can i download the environment portion of Dr. Anoob Razak in pdf format of all pages.. Early response is highly solicited in this matter… Really its worthy pdf for preparation of Environment section prepared in presentation by Dr.Razak sir….Please help in this regard.

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sir mene apna optional subject physics chuna h IAS ki preparation k liye.please tell me the min. n best books sir.mere sare frnd mazak udate h ki tujhse to bilkul nhi hone vala kyunki tune physic selwct ki h optinal m please help me sir

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January 12, 2015 at 5:58 pm

Book on public administration by M.Laxmikath,the best book book.

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February 11, 2015 at 9:52 pm

respected sir, i am nikhil malik ,right now i am in prefinal year of my B.Tech. but i want to prepare for civil services can you please suggest me which subjects from which books i have to study first in order to get brief knowledge of civil services vast syllabus…..???/

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February 27, 2015 at 1:11 pm

sir i m in 2nd year of my ug , n i wanna top ias exam in my 1st attempt with completion of my graduation ,,,plz tell me how can i start n what material should i study ….. my optional subject would be public administration

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March 1, 2015 at 10:34 pm

Sir, I’m going to step in to my 2nd year UG in a couple of months….I want to start preparing now as I really need to become an IAS. Suggest me some materials, books and suggestions on what topic to start with,how to start preparing. Please help me ASAP.so that I can start early and pass out with flying colors…

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March 2, 2015 at 12:36 am

hi, i m going to appear in the 2015 CSAT. please tell me yojana of which all month s should i follow.. i thought it might be from Aug 2014 up to aug 2015. please advice

March 14, 2015 at 7:35 pm

respected sir, iam ANIL NAIK studing btech from electronics and communications i want to start preparation for ias right now piz give me your suggestions and which books should i fallow and my categeory(phc&st)how much rank should i get.plz give your suggestions

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June 16, 2016 at 10:33 am

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March 23, 2015 at 6:35 pm

I am an Engineer working in a IT company, my friends and family wants me to appear for IAS Examination,can I start my IAS preparation from today onward and secure chance in prelims 2015 i.e. this year 23rd august.

please respond coz its very necessary for me to get experts advice before starting.

March 23, 2015 at 7:40 pm

Yes, if you follow a good time table and get right guidance. The link Strategy for Beginners should be a good starting point.

April 1, 2015 at 7:53 pm

respected sir,this anudeep ,iam going to complete with in 1 year my graduation,.i have to prepare for ias,so can u suggest me that what i have to refer books

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April 3, 2015 at 12:32 pm

sir,i have lot of doubts.so please clarify me. now iam studying eee 2nd year.i know ug is required for writing ias.my doubt is,what is preliminary exam and main exam.is there any posible to write exam in tamil that is my mother tongue.please reply me.

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April 19, 2015 at 4:33 pm

HAI I WANT TO WRITE INDIAN FOREIGN SERVICE EXAM. WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE?ALSO WHEN ARE THE EXAMS STARTING? Please Reply me. Thanks.

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June 6, 2015 at 8:14 pm

Sir Muje aap hindi medium ki M.LAXMIKANT ki BHARAT KI RAJVIYVASTHA OR ECONOMIC KI RAMESH SINGH KI SOFT COPY UPLOAD KARE PLS

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June 9, 2015 at 2:50 pm

sir i am a student of B.tech 4 year from electrical branch.so pls guide me about complete syllabus and preparation tips.

June 14, 2015 at 3:53 pm

Hello sir I am about to start preparing for ias but I have a doubt regarding subject_is anthropology is available to choose for prelims in objective questions answer paper?

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June 18, 2015 at 10:49 am

Roshni sodi Hello sir i m from Maharashtra state completed m.sc (Botany). mein upsc exams dena chati hu. MInd Mein thopusand queries aati hai upsc study Sstart kaise aur kha se karna chaiye. My bigest problem is that i m from other medium English language ki bhaut problems hai thats is why i m going to give exams in hindi language. and meri grapssing power hindi language mein bhaut achi hai . English improvement ke liye mujko kya refer karna chaiye. English dictionary bhi kaise improve karni chaiye. plzzzzzzzz sir suggest me.

June 23, 2015 at 4:28 pm

Sir plz me suggest for making points to point notes About all the gs papers

June 29, 2015 at 9:53 am

Sir, I have completed my bsc and want to appear the IAS exam but I am confused that from what i will start please suggest.

July 1, 2015 at 11:14 pm

I have completed my BE in Electronics and Communication Engineering. I have applied for the IAS exam for the first time with MAthematics as my optional subject. So kindly help me by telling how to prepare for the exam.

July 3, 2015 at 10:13 am

Roshni sodi sir plzz tell me english improvmenbk liy kya karna chaiy

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July 14, 2015 at 12:40 am

Sir i am sheikh waseem from kashmir

I am from general category how much difficult is this exam for mee… According to rank wt is the cutoff in general category….

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July 17, 2015 at 3:51 am

Sir, I am osman rasheed…… Can u plz suggest me the study material for preparing preliminary this year. Thank u

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August 1, 2015 at 8:51 am

Hello sir, I have read many of your blogs, the queries asked to u and the answers made by you. You have answered them all very sincerely, and in a way that a person can easily get you. I also have a question how to make up a timetable sir

August 1, 2015 at 10:54 am

Hi Niharika, Thanks a lot for the nice comment. Please find how much time is left to you before the exam. If you have more than 6 months, concentrate on mains topics first and then focus on prelims. If you are a beginner, NCERT texts can be a starting source. Daily time table is upto you, but we advise studying all subjects on a daily basis allocating 45-60 min/subject.

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August 6, 2015 at 2:54 am

Sir my name is Vaibhav Rai and I am a student of NIT AGARTALA 4th year civil engineering. Sir will you advise to opt for core engineering subject instead of economics or history and of which institute I should join for correspondence course

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August 6, 2015 at 11:21 am

Iam a student of nit I want to prepare for civil service exams iqm the beginner what subject should I prefer first

August 6, 2015 at 5:04 pm

Hello sir I am a bsc biotech 1st year student my dream is too become an I.a.s officer bt due too some financial condition I am unable too join classes so what should I do nd which books should I refer nd is 1 year sufficent for the preaparation so called self study eagerly waiting for your reply..

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August 7, 2015 at 8:17 pm

Sir can u please provide me a link for some handwritten notes of UPSC Toppers in Anthropology..?

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August 15, 2015 at 8:55 pm

R .,Sir… kindly send me the topics .

August 20, 2015 at 8:09 am

Hello clear ias… I pursued my MBA recently. Now preparing for ias 2016.. I wish to take management as optional, many say it has no scope of scoring subject in civil services exams.. I want to know your suggestions on this sir.. and one more thing, my math skils are not so good ,will that be a problem for prelims.. plz enrich me with the proper guidance sire….

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August 21, 2015 at 1:15 pm

sir i want to take ohilosophy as optional so what are the books

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August 23, 2015 at 3:02 pm

hllo sir, i am in b.tech final year and i want to clear ias 2016.what should be my strategy?i dont want to take any technical subject as optional instead i like theoretical subject with concepts. which subject should i opt for? also sir , if i want to practice sample questions then how can i get it checked by any faculty so that i can improve my answer writing skill?

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August 28, 2015 at 11:05 pm

Sir Do you provide full paper wise study material for ias pre and mains in hard copy notes???as i m a service personnel so i can read only 4 to 5 hrs a day,sometimes may be less than that. therefore i want effective study in less time. So can you provide???if yes then pls reply with your contact number i will contact you

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September 3, 2015 at 5:51 pm

Sir i am sanjay studing btech from mechanicali want to start preparation for ias right now piz give me your suggestions and which books should i fallow and my categeory(phc&st)how much rank should i get.plz give your suggestions

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September 6, 2015 at 11:09 pm

thr r so many group but all lacks good admin .. so all are nothign but information overload with no filtering but this group I like this group best Indian Administrative Service (Raz Kr) : https://www.facebook.com/groups/abwf4india/

September 8, 2015 at 10:48 am

SIR, I am aishwarya doing 1st year BSc …I will be appearing for IAS 4 years later, is it necessary for me to go to any coaching class from now

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October 9, 2015 at 8:23 am

Sr pls i want to become ias how to start preparation …pls suggest first step

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October 17, 2015 at 8:40 am

Preparation now only started

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October 18, 2015 at 1:28 pm

Which newspaper is good to read for ias exam and strategy. Times of india is good for this?

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November 4, 2015 at 8:16 pm

sir how many years of preparation is required to become an IAS.

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November 6, 2015 at 2:14 pm

Sir i am pushpraj singh and i want to become IAS officer plese tell me that how will i prepearing for prilime

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November 7, 2015 at 8:27 am

sir..i m going to appear for upsc d very next year..please suggest me d strategy for its prepn.as well as d perfect study material so that i can achieve my final success in my first attempt itself..plz suggest me sir..

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November 8, 2015 at 9:36 pm

Hello sir. I am Reding B.A Part 3 year so how to start IAS study

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November 18, 2015 at 10:15 pm

Sir, I’m reading in B.A iii semester, so how to prepare become an IAS officer. Please give some suggestions for me

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November 26, 2015 at 12:20 am

sir..am an engineering student doing my 3rd year…i wanted to knw how to prepare for ias exam n i want to get clear in first attempt ..plzzz help me out …n wana knw can i strt studying frm now itself ??? if so then which books to refer ????

May 14, 2018 at 1:31 pm

Yes, Reema are you clearing IAS exams in First Attempts But one think Remember it Hardwork and dedication is more important in your life……

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December 4, 2015 at 5:15 pm

Sir, im studying inter1st year cec now can i start preperation for right now for the 2022 civil exams because it it easy to crack the exam .. And when the exam year is syllabus will be change … Or plz suggest me some ways to prepare the exam right now .

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December 5, 2015 at 10:30 am

sir, i am studying 3rd year btech . i want to prepare ias and i want to clear it at the end of 2019. i am choosing physics as my optional subject. plz give me right pdf notes to prepare.plz give me right correct web site to prepare.

December 8, 2015 at 11:08 pm

Sir need to know :- 1) if a person graduated through correspondence will he be eligible for IAS. 2) if one has zero knowledge as of now and working in a company & can spend merely 4 hours for study, can he crack this exam in one go 3) please name the books one has to buy in the beginning since in your link so many books name are given which somewhere creates a mess.

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December 21, 2015 at 4:49 pm

Sir I want to clear my civil service exam .I am confusing about the study materials so plz help me sir .

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December 23, 2015 at 12:22 pm

I am doing job in IT company and this year i have completed my B.tech. But I want to go for civil services so kindly suggest me from where I need to start. Stating that I don’t know actually which subjects I need to take first.

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December 28, 2015 at 3:57 pm

dear sir, i am student of ece from government engg colege cbsa,my name is avodh anil raj.iam a 2nd yr stud of b tech,do u sujjest me laxmikant is best for optional, ans the hindu megazine..

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January 16, 2016 at 11:59 am

J.Soujanya Dear sir, I am the student of cse engg college I want to prepare for IAS exam so I want to go for civil service plse tell me from where I have to start for reading I dont no anything about the IAS exam but I want to prepare for exam help me by giving notes because i am a married women they will not send me any coaching But i want to become an IAS by following your guidelines

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February 6, 2016 at 4:48 pm

Sir,i’m preparing for IAS since last one year,im also master of four subjects like as,Psychology,Chemstry,Law,and English Literature.suggest me which subject would be best as option for me in such Exam.

February 6, 2016 at 4:56 pm

@Majid: All the four subjects you mentioned are available as optional subjects. Refer previous year questions and take the subject you feel as most comfortable.

February 6, 2016 at 5:01 pm

Sir,How much securing is Law subject,in IAS exam?

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February 13, 2016 at 10:40 am

Sir I want to crack ias in 2017 is this one year is enough to complete my preparation

February 13, 2016 at 11:04 am

@Sai Tulasi: Yes.

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February 13, 2016 at 7:52 pm

Sir mai abi BA 1st part (eco. honrs) me hu. Kya mai optional subject me geography rakh skti hu jbki BA me yeh subject nhi h mera And abhi mujhe kaisi tyyari krni chahiye

May 6, 2016 at 11:59 pm

YES YOU CAN. YOU SHOULD BE SURE AND CONFIDENT. STARTS PREPARATION AND IT IS GOOD TIME TO DECIDE. AAP KO KOI AUR JANKARI CHAHIYE TO AAP MAIL KAR SAKTE HO.

February 15, 2016 at 5:01 pm

Hi , I have two boys, they are their secondary school, but I am aiming them to clear IAS in future as destination, would you please advise what all degree needs to clear before reaching IAS study?

March 10, 2016 at 12:56 pm

Hello Sir/Madam, Would u plz.tell me how much scoriing is Law Subject???

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March 20, 2016 at 9:43 pm

Hi sir/ma’am, Where can I get hindi study material for (indian language compulsory) for upsc main exam .

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April 7, 2016 at 12:01 am

Hello sir, I am Manoj just little bit confused about choosing IAS preparation or Doing Chartered accountant which is the best to do when it comes to result.

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April 24, 2016 at 1:42 pm

Hello sir I am salman now iam finished 1 year b.sc cs and 2yrs more to complete my ug course ..then I want to prepare for civil service xam in what manner I will prepare

May 3, 2016 at 10:57 am

Namaskar!!!!! Sir, I would like to say u with my pleaset that thank u very much for give us various valuable informition of about ias.

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May 3, 2016 at 11:06 am

hello sir/madam, thank you very much.Can i became an ias without coaching?

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May 6, 2016 at 4:19 pm

sir,i want to preparation for IAS but problem is that i am from hindi medium ….will you provide notes/books /videos for hindi medium .

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May 8, 2016 at 7:26 pm

i am ias aspirant so at present i completed my degree first year and wanted to start preparing for prelims my main core subjects in degree are biotechnology biochemistry chemistry how should i start my preparation for prelims what are books to be refered and topics to be prepared for prelims

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May 10, 2016 at 12:02 pm

Sir, I want to appear for IAS exam but after 5 years. So plz suggest me that I should start my preparation from now onwards or later?

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May 11, 2016 at 11:46 pm

AGR pta Chile to humey bta dena please

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May 10, 2016 at 4:59 pm

Sir i am first time trying for ias exam by self study can i clear this exam by self study or this is not possible without coaching

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May 24, 2018 at 2:24 am

agar dil me ias ki tsvir h to 101%

May 11, 2016 at 11:45 pm

Sir l am student of B.A from punjab and belong to S.C catagory. Please sir suggest me how can I practise for upsc. Which books are using for upsc practise. And what is the syllabus of upsc. Please help me how I can prepare upsc. After m.a history qualification….

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May 12, 2016 at 10:23 am

sir how to study these.? do i have to learn the whole books entirely?

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May 14, 2016 at 11:20 am

I belong to ST category n 30 years old due to some personal problem I could not prepare my self for civil service exam till. But now I have decided to do attempt pls help me how can I start my practice with best and even I would like to join some institute as well. Please reply me with your best opinion. How to proceed with best practices.

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May 15, 2016 at 9:36 am

Sir,I am a btech student. I am waiting for start my 3 rd year studies. I was a Tamil medium student. When I was entered into the college the communication skills was very difficult for me.I am a middle class family. So give the guidelines for preparing for IAS exam.

May 15, 2016 at 11:17 am

Hi! I’m anil congrats for your success sir I live in village so guide me sir which bookes i’ll refer

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May 15, 2016 at 10:32 pm

Hello sir…. I’m pursuing b.e(c.e) in second year…. I want to crack IAS exam… What should I do for good preparation for this exam… By which I could crack this exam…

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May 24, 2016 at 11:32 am

Respected Sir, My name is Sravan.I just completed my b.tech 1st year.I have very much interest in civils.Can I start my preparation now or should I wait for some more time sir?

May 24, 2016 at 11:53 am

You may start now. Early the best. Start reading newspapers and NCERT books. Also closely follow clearias.com articles and study-materials.

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May 24, 2016 at 5:21 pm

Sir i m 3rd year MBBS student,I want to prepare for IAS exam please suggest me the books I should start with.

May 24, 2016 at 6:43 pm

ClearIAS has been providing free online study materials for UPSC CSE. We hope our study-materials to give your right direction and will help you to understand difficult concepts faster. You need to supplement the same with UPSC exam preparation books, newspapers, NCERT books etc. In final year, to boost your marks for UPSC Prelims, we advise you all to enroll for ClearIAS Prelims test series, which offers high-quality questions and all-India mock-test-platform.

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May 24, 2016 at 11:18 pm

Sir mere 10th me 45% or12th me 54% percent hai kya me upsc de ne ke kabil hu ya nhi

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May 25, 2016 at 7:56 pm

I am 33 year old and i done my +2 in 2004 can i give the exm of iad

May 25, 2016 at 11:24 pm

Hello sir ,my name ìs sakshi..i am from haryana.sir i just want to know how can i prepare for IAS.plzz tell me about study meterial properly……plzzz sir i need your help

May 26, 2016 at 5:13 pm

AAP KIS MEDIUM SE IAS KI PREPARATION KARNA CHAHTE HAIN AUR KIS YEAR KE EXAM KE LIYE ?

POLITY ECONOMY & GEOGRAPHY SUBJECTS MEIN AAPKI BASIC KNOWLEDGE KYA HAI ?

IN DO BAATON KO JAANE BINA KOI AAPKI HELP KAISE KAR PAYEGA?

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May 26, 2016 at 9:37 am

SIR, I am Vipan Sain from yamuna nagar haryana and i appeared in CS-2016. I have done MSc Industrial Chemistry. But the medium of my study is mixed. I have studied in hindi medium upto 10th and after that i have studied in english medium from 12th to MSC. I can learn only science and maths in english and the rest of the subjects like history, geography,public add, constituition of india etc can’t in english. So you are humblly requested, please guide me properly. I shall be thankful to you for this. Thanking you.

Regards: Vipan Sain MOB:9991102010 Email: [email protected]

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May 29, 2016 at 11:11 am

Sir,i am ram prakash and belonging at rural area. For ias prelism how many ncert books useful from class 6th to 12th standard.please tells about ncert hindi medium books class wise by name…..thanks

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May 29, 2016 at 12:19 pm

I am in bsc 3rd year and I have read all NCERT books, also I read newspaper daily. Please suggest me what would be my next step.?????

May 29, 2016 at 12:23 pm

Get the recommended IAS preparation books mentioned in this website, and follow our free online study materials. Then enroll for ClearIAS Prelims mock test series and check the archives of our main mock tests.

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May 29, 2016 at 2:17 pm

hello, can you please suggest me for psychology books or notes. thank you !

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May 30, 2016 at 10:32 pm

Nicely compiled. Thanks for making our preperation simple.

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June 1, 2016 at 10:55 pm

sir …I m mbbs student 3rd year …and I like this ias exam then plz provide any likely suggestions and my optional subjects in my sub….which optional subj for ias exam ?

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June 2, 2016 at 3:24 pm

Respected sir ……Greetings of the day. ……. I am Subodh kumar i have completed my MBA in 2010.I want to prepare for upsc preliminary exam and I fill the form for upsc preliminary 2016 also. So,please suggest me some books.

Graduation -History 2006 MBA -Mkt /HR 2010

Thanks &Regards

Subodh kumar

June 3, 2016 at 10:38 pm

sir , is there is any quantitative aptitude test like reasoning , maths , data interpretation etc in pre exams….??? please guide how to prepare that & which book we should buy?? thankuu…..

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June 6, 2016 at 9:11 am

Sir,Iam from manipur Iam kh sahidur rahaman I have giving 6sem for bsc this year.I want to prepare for upsc prelim exam please suggest me how to prepare & guided me properly.

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June 7, 2016 at 10:07 am

so without coaching any guidance can we crack the cse exam ? sir.

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June 11, 2016 at 7:02 pm

hey clearias.com u have put great info …i have more 4 years left …so how can i start my preparation ..just give me a tip

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June 16, 2016 at 7:40 pm

sir I have done engineering in computer science branch now I am not interested in doing mtech as a pg.. I am planning to do ma in geography…Will it anyway help in cracking any of the government exams??. if not .. what are other good options in which I can do PG which are actually beneficial ..

And if ma in geography is a good option what can I do after ma to get a good reputed job ?

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June 17, 2016 at 7:53 pm

Hello sir I am a student of class 12 PCM I want to start preparing just after my exam i started reading newspaper and ncert too can you provide me the list of basic books which I may understand now without any help and prepare and also I want to take psychology as an optional is it scoring and easy enough thanks for help and you own a fabulous site it helps me a lot

June 18, 2016 at 12:35 pm

namskaar sir mera naam aman h… maine b.sc pcm se kiya h but sir meri fmly problm ki vjh se re aa gyi thi isliye maine 5 year me b.sc complete kiya h…. sir m ias k exam dene me elligible hu kya plzzzz reply me sir plzzzz…

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June 18, 2016 at 12:41 pm

Please provide me all study Materials of IAS preparation to study myself, and also guidelines for my questions with whom I will be connected any time and can take any time help. As I don’t have enough money to join any institute or to pay for online preparation.

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June 18, 2016 at 9:58 pm

SIR I HAVE COMPLETED MY SECOND PUC &I WANY BECOME A IAS OFFICER WHICH COURSE SHOUDEI PREFER

June 19, 2016 at 11:07 pm

Sir, Mai Indian Army Mai clerk Ki post par karyrat hui. Mujhe ICS (IAS) Preliminary ke notes our books Ki need hai. IAS optional subjects ke tor par Political Science and International Relationship books ke sath GS and ethics yani Complete books Ki need hai agar aap provide karwa sakte ho to Pl Apne Contact No reply Mai bheje aur provide karwane Ki kripa kare. I will be thankful to you sir. (Hindi Medium).

June 19, 2016 at 11:18 pm

Sir I am Mr Babooram belong to Jodhpur Rajasthan and presently serving in the Indian army on post of Clerk. My optional subject is political Science for ICS-16 and May I request to you to provide notes for ICS prelims and books for the prelims. I will be thankful to you.

Thanks 19 Jun 2016

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June 20, 2016 at 1:32 pm

Sir i have a tattoo on my hand.Is it is a problem for IAS?

July 5, 2016 at 1:13 pm

Hello sir my name is khemu and i m 19 years old, so how should i start preparation for IAS. Because i don’t know what to

Pls respond its very necessary Thank you.

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July 8, 2016 at 11:16 am

Sir, i have completed my bsc this year What i should choose now for preparation of ias Kya msc chemistry is k liye theek rahegi….

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July 16, 2016 at 9:17 am

Hello sir., My self Tanya Agrawal ,i have passed 12th from science in 2016. Now i have choosen B. A. In graduation for upsc civil service,, plz tell me did i take the right dicision…. And also guide me for my future study..

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July 29, 2016 at 7:59 pm

Hello sir my self md muzaffar and i want to become a ias

July 29, 2016 at 9:30 pm

sir, actually I’ve started coaching for ias exam. But i can give 2019 exam because of age so please tell me that how to begin my study

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July 30, 2016 at 12:03 am

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July 31, 2016 at 10:16 am

Please send me the information about all types of UPSC exam and mock test questions paper.

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July 31, 2016 at 12:17 pm

sir,mene 12th pass kiya kya me 3sal me IAS ka syllabus complete kr sakta hu.. will you suggest me how to prepare for these exam??

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August 4, 2016 at 3:21 pm

Respected sir, Sir i have completed my graduation this year. I have done bsc. in geography from calcutta university. Plz suggest me how to prepare for civil services examination by taking geography as a optional subject and also suggest some preparation tips for general studies mains. Plz suggest me valuable books and readings. Regards,

August 6, 2016 at 7:32 pm

Sir, i have cleared my s.y B.Sc. so i can start preparation for IAS s exam???

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August 9, 2016 at 11:37 pm

I’m clg finally yr..I have to prepare in IAS ..so help me

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August 14, 2016 at 12:18 pm

Is it a compulsive to join a class for getting prepared for UPSC exams…

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August 18, 2016 at 2:03 pm

CLEAR IAS ki site ko Kya ham Hindi me nahi padh sakte Kya.Hindi medium ke liye

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August 21, 2016 at 5:46 pm

Sir, I am studying B.E. 3rd year. I am interested o become an I.A.S. Will the time be sufficient? Is it possible without joining any coaching centre?

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August 27, 2016 at 11:49 pm

Sir, I’m Usha persuing B.Tech second year.i want to be an I.A.S. So can u please suggest me wat shud i start with?please do reply sir

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August 28, 2016 at 5:36 am

Sir I want to write ias exam in Tamil. It is possible..??

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August 28, 2016 at 4:35 pm

Dear Sir, I have completed B Sc in 2010 and just completing B Sc I have gotten a job in Central Govt. But I would like to job in Civil Services can I do. Now I am old just 28 yr. Please tell me age limit and how to preparation to became an IAS officer

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August 29, 2016 at 9:46 pm

Hi I am a 2nd zoology student. I want to be an IAS. I shall be grateful if you suggest me some study material , some basic tips & Information & what will better as optional subject. ………….Thanking you……. ph 8972095774

August 29, 2016 at 9:47 pm

Hi I am a 2nd zoology student. I want to be an IAS. I shall be grateful if you suggest me some study material , some basic tips & Information & what will better as optional subject. ………….Thanking you…….

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September 12, 2016 at 1:05 am

plz suggests me how i prepare ias exam in hindi i want to give online hindi test for ias pre exam 2017

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September 12, 2016 at 4:52 pm

Respected sir /mam can

Anybody crack the exam of IAS without maths as a subject

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September 15, 2016 at 6:06 pm

sir i am vagdevi i completed inter now i am going to join verterniary course but now onwards can i start preparation to become an ias officer plz respond sir

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September 26, 2016 at 8:55 am

i have ias preparation & gk group than anyone enterested than join my group my contect num is 8115021352 my name is SUSHIL sir

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September 30, 2016 at 8:11 am

good morning, sir i need optional subjects notes. can you provide me the same my subjects are philosophy and public administration.

October 9, 2016 at 11:35 am

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October 10, 2016 at 7:19 pm

Hello Sir,Sir mene apne IAS k prepration aaj hi start ki h and sir m abhi engineering kr rha hu(civil branch)and sir m apna optional subject civil engineering lena chahta hu bt sir mere friends bolte h ki 4 yr bad m engineering optional subject hat jayega kya y sahi h and abhi mujhe kuch samj nhi aa rha h mere optional subject ka What should i do

October 23, 2016 at 2:31 pm

Sir ..i want to know .how to kept so much things in mind ?because its a very vast syllabus.

November 1, 2016 at 11:19 pm

Sir plz sending me ips material

November 24, 2016 at 10:19 pm

sir,i am studied 3rd year civil engineering.if i will write upsc exam on my final year.that i confirmly to write the upsc exam on my final year which subject i can choose. that following civil engineering,history,geography,public administration.

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November 30, 2016 at 3:04 am

Dear Sir/Maam , I really appreciate your hard work for us .The way you write Articles are awesome and i would request you to post some lectures (Articles)on Optional Subject like PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION that will be your most kindness ….

Thanks and Regards, Iftikhar With lots and tons of love

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December 4, 2016 at 2:05 pm

sir i m doing a c class job in revenue dept. i m jst 19 years old how can i prepare for ias nd which books i must read???

April 30, 2017 at 3:08 pm

U r eligible only if u r graduate@Rohit

December 5, 2016 at 11:02 pm

how i can join online test prelim paper in hindi suggest me.

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December 11, 2016 at 7:22 pm

I want to start preparation for IAS now I am b.sc first year now sir please suggest me what I have to do

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December 22, 2016 at 9:39 pm

I have many dreams to become IAS but I have no way to start. I am studying b tech 1 year. How should I start my studies

January 16, 2017 at 9:51 am

Hi online advised team

I ask some questions about me I am only 19 year Present study B.sc To advise me what do this time for become an IAS

And how preparation

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January 24, 2017 at 10:18 pm

Sir i am totally confused. I am not able to understand how to prepare for IAS pre and mains . Kindly suggest me notes(WRITERS) so i can start my perpration.

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February 3, 2017 at 11:47 pm

Best book for psychology to clear ias preliminary examination

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February 10, 2017 at 4:10 pm

Sir I want to give the I a s civil service exam you give me the full information about mains exam which subjects I choose please give all the subjects name thanks

February 21, 2017 at 11:27 pm

Sir my self deepak, i would like to say few things which is i m doing graduation final year from B.A(POL.SCI.) sir how should be require my preparation strategy.. N what is being a point to initial point..? Which books do u prefer me kindly tell me??

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March 2, 2017 at 11:43 pm

I cmpltd my B. Com and currently working in ICICI Bank, How can I prepare N which books do I prefer to qualify in this prelims-17

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March 23, 2017 at 12:57 am

Sir I’m passed BSc ( mscs )59% and intermediate 51.3% Im eligible for ias or not my life dream of ias please tell me right suggest and which books refer me

April 6, 2017 at 12:46 pm

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April 9, 2017 at 7:21 pm

sir, i have jst done wid my class 10 boards exam! sir i hve strong will to became an ias officer… which field would you suggest me to take provided i hve least intrest in science! sir i would be grateful for your guidance !

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April 28, 2017 at 10:26 pm

Sir. I am nursing student so i am eligible for IAS or not….

April 30, 2017 at 3:05 pm

Yes,u r eligible @Gayatri

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May 20, 2017 at 2:24 am

Sir I am studing in 1st year mechanical engg . I have string will to IAS officer.so that which subject i can choose. Techanical or non techanical.and what difficult occurs when i choose a techanical subject

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May 25, 2017 at 11:19 am

suggest books foe Management Optional

May 28, 2017 at 11:38 am

Hello sir My self divyjyoti Pandey. I want to start preparation for IAS.now I am B.A last year.sir please suggest me what I have to do.

June 2, 2017 at 10:46 am

Sir i am now in bsc 1st year I want to become an IAS please guide me……

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June 7, 2017 at 9:39 pm

I don’t know proper strategy about IAS criterion .please inform me for my better awareness .

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June 29, 2017 at 1:48 pm

Hello sir I have completed puc science I am looking for IAS preparation. I am not understanding optional subjects please help me to know what is the next step?

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July 24, 2017 at 9:56 pm

Hai Sir, my self is ganeshkumar ,my wife she is passed BSc Computer Application ,Sir i am totally confused. I am not able to understand how to prepare for IAS pre and mains in my wife . Kindly suggest me notes(WRITERS) so she can start in her perpration.

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August 16, 2017 at 10:27 pm

sir i m curently doing be final yr i wil strt upsc prepartion how to prepare and get a good score in upsc

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September 6, 2017 at 5:52 pm

In clear IAS in this site the main exams Kannada materials provides

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September 12, 2017 at 6:31 am

Sir i want to see the model answers with limited words which i can able to write in upsc mains plssssssss sir do this favour for me

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October 19, 2017 at 4:52 pm

sir please suggest optional for upsc im electrical engineering graduate

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October 21, 2017 at 5:21 pm

Sir please suggest me that I am a B.Sc student having Chemistry as my honours paper with 46.94% in my graduation. Am I eligible for civil service and can i choose any other subjects like History,Geography,Physics etc as my optional paper than Chemistry for civil service Mains?

November 4, 2017 at 10:51 am

I think there is no percentage criteria of graduation to appera UPSC exam.Just you have to become a graduate from a recognized university.So,nothing to worry about graduation’s percentage.Just focused on UPSC preparation. All the very best!

November 4, 2017 at 10:44 am

Sir,I am an ‘IAS’ aspirent.I have chosen ‘Political Science & International Relation’ as my optional in mains.So,Please can you give me some suggestions regarding my preseparation.Please send your suggestions through my whats app no-7636895255.

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December 21, 2017 at 10:28 pm

Hi sir, I have already read your blogs, articles, free study material, test series, Those are very nice…… (Like every person can easily get it )

Now i want to revise my old testseries 2017……. It was very useful for me in the further exams too……. So,pls tell me how will i get the test series again in my account?

December 22, 2017 at 8:51 am

Appreciate your interest in ClearIAS Test Series, and thank you for writing to us.

Irrespective of the date of joining, subscription to ClearIAS Prelims Test Series 2017, has ended for all subscribers on the date of Preliminary Exam, ie 18-06-2017.

Now, as the platform is loaded with ClearIAS Prelims Test Series 2018, all previous test details are deleted.

To ensure quality and stay up-to-date with the latest requirements of UPSC, we provide a new/revised test series every year, once the Prelims is over for next year Prelims. There is nothing unusual in this process and this is how all major test series providers who provide access to students based on a season-based model work.

If you are looking for Prelims 2018, you can now join ClearIAS Prelims Test Series 2018 at a discounted rate. We will be adding lot many additional tests this year (including NCERTs and CSAT). This would give you a massive early advantage and almost 9 months until next year Prelims for the complete coverage of our most probable questions. User account details (username/password etc) of all users will remain the same for Prelims 2018 as well.

December 27, 2017 at 10:18 pm

Sure… I will join in 2018 test series..

Thank you so much for your response….

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December 22, 2017 at 5:07 pm

very nice sir i am now in first year of the engineering i think i have to start with my basics now.

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January 1, 2018 at 2:45 pm

I impressed by your sincere reply on behalf of the institution I know it is not possible to reply each and every comment but pls help me regarding for my query is that every one told that read newspaper like the Hindu but in that newspaper what to learn and what to leave plz help me????

January 1, 2018 at 7:25 pm

Hi, We have written an article already about how to read ‘The Hindu’. Please use the search option given on clearias.com to find the article. Or just google ClearIAS.com + The Hindu.

January 3, 2018 at 9:21 am

Thanks sir I got my answer

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January 10, 2018 at 10:45 am

sir, will the clear ias notes will be enough for the preparation,and if not can you please suggest the books apart from the notes

January 10, 2018 at 12:26 pm

Please also refer recommended IAS books and take ClearIAS mock exams.

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January 27, 2018 at 2:34 pm

Sir, I am 3rd year engineering student pursuing dual degree course from IIT Delhi. I will complete my degree both(B.Tech and M.Tech) in June of 2020. Though I could have access to my grade sheet on online portal onward June but I would have stamped certificate in my hand only at the end of November. Can you please tell me whether I am eligible for UPSC 2019 or not?

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February 3, 2018 at 12:02 am

Hi sir i am in kuwait i want ias preparation book materials. So how i can purchege book online use full and effective materials please Help me

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April 12, 2018 at 6:27 pm

Sir ,iam kasturi from vizag i’ve completed my degree 1st yr .i’ve selected bca group for these two months holidays i want to prepare for basics of civils exams .will u please tell me which kind of book will be correct for me at this time.actually i dont want to waste my holidays sir!so please send me rply

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April 22, 2018 at 3:18 pm

Which subject is best for us a exam

April 28, 2018 at 10:54 am

Sir,i am kesavarthini. I want to know the basics and study materials for ias exams. Please reply me sir

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May 6, 2018 at 3:22 am

Sir, I completed B,com ca and LLB, actually how many years to take complete IAS (without fail) As I am a female, I have to consider my future (marriage) life and on and on. What next I supposed to do. Please advice and guide me. I complete LLB this year, expecting result

May 14, 2018 at 1:42 pm

Sir Good afternoon…

Respected sir, I abinash Maharana complete B.sc computer science and my dream IAS officer but how to prepare IAS exams without coaching, because we’re poor family and I work night labor So help me how to cover all topics…… And recommend book’s

May 15, 2018 at 4:12 am

Sir, I have completed BSc in mathematics honours but there is a problem, I have completed in five years. Am I eligible for IAS exam preparation? Please guide me sir Thank you

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June 14, 2018 at 7:44 am

Sir I am bsc bio student. I want to fight for this but I don’t have all knowledge about it can you provide my any link about its full info.

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June 23, 2018 at 11:03 am

Sir main computer science se b. Teck karne ka bad ise optional subject bana sakta hu

July 18, 2018 at 2:13 pm

Sir good afternoon, I want free materials & notes ( UPSC & IAS)

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July 19, 2018 at 1:32 am

Hye sir i want to good preparation of UPSC exam

August 25, 2018 at 3:39 pm

sir, there are free notes available chapter wise of NCERT for class 6 and 7 but then after it is not available….please sir kindly help with other standards also it is greatly helpful….thanks in advance.

September 6, 2018 at 9:20 am

Sir. Im a student of 2nd year B.Com.I wanna join your institude.

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November 7, 2018 at 9:37 am

sir i belong to a poor family in a village area and i have no money to join a coaching sir i want to know that is there any fisality in your coaching to coach ourselves who are poor?

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November 26, 2018 at 10:52 am

Sir i have only two attempts left for cse ..ie 2019 and 2020,and iam a begginer .so please guide me that is it possible to crack cse with only two attempts left ..currently iam working as an Assistant Teacher in UP ..i can study for 6-7 hours a day .. please sir ..

November 26, 2018 at 11:47 am

Yes, you can. Start from ClearIAS Beginners Guide . This should give you all the details. All the best!

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