Category Archives : Mains


1000 Prelims MCQs with detailed explanation @ Rs 350

The 1000 MCQs with detailed explanation contains all the 10 mock tests and their solutions provided in the GS Prelims Test Series 2015. This is being now provided at a discounted price of only Rs 350. The MCQs are still relevant for the upcoming UPSC Prelims exam and will provide the necessary practice and revision. You can go through this link containing prelims MCQs to get an idea about the standard and quality of questions.   How to buy You need to make the payment… Continue Reading »


Tackling the compulsory language paper in UPSC mains

Every year about 10-12 percent candidates are unable to qualify the compulsory language paper in UPSC mains. It is also called paper A in UPSC mains. This means all their hard work goes in vain as their other paper’s marks are not taken into account. Worst part is they cannot even know their marks of other papers. It is thus strongly suggested that compulsory language paper should not be taken lightly.   Structure of the paper  The type of questions asked are – 1. Essay –… Continue Reading »


Useful mnemonics for the UPSC Civil Services Examination

What are some very useful mnemonics for the UPSC civil services examination?   Mnemonics help is memorizing facts. Therefore, they might not be much useful for UPSC CSE given the nature of questions that emphasize conceptual clarity. Nevertheless, few related tricks can be used.   1. For Schemes   There is this scheme called Bharat Nirman. It has 6 components under it. Waters; Roads; Housing; Telephone; Electricity; Irrigation. I memorized it using the term WRITE H – each alphabet denoting one component. A Question can… Continue Reading »