All posts by iasjourneyandbeyond

Motivation for IAS – How to keep going?

” If you want something you have never had, do something you have never done.” Civil Services Examination, touted as the mother of all exams, is a tough nut to crack largely because of the […]

GS Notes- Ila Tripathi

Hi All, Following are the links to my Evernote notes of GS: Environment: Government Scheme: Indian National Movement: Fundamental Rights and Polity: Geography: Ancient History: Historical Terms: Economy: […]

Hacks for Civil Services Mains

The mains stage of the exam is rightly called Mains as it determines whether you will feature in the coveted result PDF or not.  This article primarily gives you some hacks, and not the rudimentary […]

Preparing for Ethics – Bhavesh Mishra

Ethics paper was first introduced in CSE 2013. Since then the paper has gone a lot of transformation in terms of quality of questions and marking pattern. Initially no one had any idea about how […]

Sociology as an optional subject: Ila Tripathi

Hi there, I scored 301/500 in Sociology paper. Paper I=134 and paper 2=167 are my precise marks. I attribute my AIR 51 and admit to IAS as a result of my performance in optional more […]

Preparing for UPSC in your college years – Bhavesh Mishra

In last few years a new trend has emerged where students in their very first or second year of college have started to join coaching centers for CSE preparation. This trend is similar to mad […]

Vision IAS GS Mock test answer scripts- Ila Tripathi

Hi there, Please find below the link to my checked answer scripts of my test series that I had joined at Vision IAS. Hope this helps many. All the best.

Tips to write better English – Ila Tripathi

Good writing skills are important to sail through the Mains stage of the exam. It is not the only thing but certainly one of the things. So here are some tips that will prove instrumental […]

Strategy for Maths Optional – Bhavesh Mishra

Why Maths? Simply because it is one of the best performing optional subject in UPSC. Extremely high scoring: If you get your maths optional right then you will make it to the final list. This year […]

Cracking UPSC without coaching – Ila Tripathi

Majority of aspirants do go to Delhi in the crowded lanes of Rajendra Nagar or Mukherjee Nagar to sweat it out for the coveted civil services. Yet there are some who choose- willingly or forced […]