Month: September 2017

Sociology Book List- Ila Tripathi

Optional is a game deciding component in the current scheme of civil services examination. I easily credit my 301 in Sociology for making me secure IAS. With this view, following is my paperwise Sociology booklist: […]


When I started preparing for civil services examination, I was told the talisman: NCERTs are the bread and butter of preparation. This statement however is misleading. NCERTs are necessary but not sufficient for sailing through […]

Essay writing for Civil Services Examination

For Mains, Examination, there are two low hanging fruits: essay and ethics. A good score in both is a guarantee of being selected. 300+ in optional in addition would ensure a top 20 All India […]

Trek at LBSNAA

Physical fitness is given special emphasis at the academy. You have to mandatorily attend the morning PT session that starts at 6:05 in the morning. The location of these sessions is the polo ground which […]

Day 1 at LBSNAA

It is the journey, not the destination, that one enjoys! On 27th August, 2017 my long cherished dream of becoming an IAS officer came to a fulfilling end as I became an Officer Trainee of […]