Monthly Archives: May 2018

UPSC Marksheet

By | May 31, 2018

Here are my marksheets for the Prelims and Mains of Civil Services Exam 2017. Along with these, I’ve attached my marksheet for CSE 2015 (I’ve skipped CSE 2016.) A cursory glance at scores from both these attempts should tell you that, with crisp and clear answers, you can drastically improve your Mains scores across the papers. You can read… Read More »

Coaching for the Civil Services Exam: Is It Necessary?

By | May 23, 2018

This is a perennial question I get asked the most. And it’s understandable too. Many aspirants who begin their Civils preparation are clueless about this exam’s demands and most cannot simply afford to go to Delhi and take coaching. There are a lot of doubts and misconceptions regarding whether to take coaching for Civils Services. So let me… Read More »

Booklist for Prelims

By | May 19, 2018

These are the books I read for the Civil Services Prelims exam. I’ve written this post keeping in mind an absolute beginner aspirant who is starting from level zero. As you start your Prelims preparation and read these books, please keep the following points in mind: Along with these books, get a printout of the syllabus and read… Read More »