Introduction: Cracking the UPSC exam in the first attempt is the dream of every aspirant. While there’s no guaranteed formula, with the right approach and proper planning, you can significantly increase your chances of success. This comprehensive guide aims to provide valuable insights and strategies to help you navigate the UPSC journey and maximize your […]
Welcome to a roadmap designed just for you, the IAS aspirant. In our journey at Oracle IAS over last half a decade, we’ve witnessed the trials, triumphs, and transformations of hundreds of individuals striving for that coveted badge of an IAS officer. This book is our distilled wisdom, a collection of techniques, and a treasure trove of tips to illuminate your path to success.
Within these pages, expect simplicity in approach, richness in strategies, and a personalized touch. From navigating the syllabus to mastering the art of effective time management, we’re here to equip you with the arsenal necessary to conquer the IAS examination.
This isn’t just a book; it’s a companion, a mentor, and a confidant through the highs and lows of your preparation. Get ready to unlock your potential and embark on this fulfilling journey towards your goal of becoming an IAS officer.
Let’s begin this transformative expedition together.
Hemant Bhatt & Pawan Pandey Co-founders, Oracle IAS
About the Authors of UPSC guide:
Hemant Bhatt : One of the founders of Oracle IAS, Mr. Bhatt is an engineer from College of Technology(Pantnagar) and has worked in Singapore before returning and writing 5 UPSC mains back to back and multiple interviews. He has also pursued postgraduate studies in Social Sciences from Sciences’Po, Paris.
Pawan Pandey : Pawan is a co-founder of Oracle IAS. An engineer by training, he has also served with the govt of India for a few years. He has written multiple UPSC and PCS mains and given multiple interviews at the Public Service Commissions.
The Unpredictable UPSC: A Candid Chat Hi Friends, Hemant Bhatt and Pawan Pandey here, from Oracle IAS, Dehradun. We’ve been through the UPSC grind, sitting through 5 mains and facing the interview panel twice each. So, we’ve got a thing or two to share about this rollercoaster called the UPSC exam. Let’s keep it real
Chapter 9: “The Game Changer: Navigating the Optional Subject in Civil Services Examination” Introduction Optional Subject UPSC (2013 Onwards) The Shift in Examination Pattern In 2013, the Civil Services Examination (CSE), a gateway to some of the most prestigious positions in the Indian administrative framework, underwent a significant transformation. This change was not just a
Chapter 8: Mastering the Art of Essay Writing for UPSC Civil Services Examination An Aspirant’s Journey: From Neglect to Success Imagine a candidate, let’s call her Anjali, embarking on her Civil Services journey. Initially, Anjali focused heavily on technical subjects, viewing the essay component as secondary. This common oversight stemmed from a belief that her
Chapter 7: The Real Battle: UPSC Mains Examination The Main Examination is intended to assess the overall intellectual traits and depth of understanding of candidates rather than merely the range of their information and memory. The nature and standard of questions in the General Studies papers (Paper II to Paper V) will be such that
Chapter 6: Chapter 6: How to tackle UPSC Prelims Examination The Story of Arsh’s Triumph Consider the story of Arsh, a previous aspirant. Arsh’s first attempt at the prelims was met with disappointment. Despite his rigorous preparation, the paper’s unexpected focus on areas he had overlooked led to a score just below the cut-off. This
Chapter 5: Navigating the Ocean of Civil Services Preparation A Tale of Smart Studying Consider the story of Ananya, a recent top scorer in the Civil Services Exam. She began her journey overwhelmed by the sea of books and materials recommended by everyone. Realizing she couldn’t possibly cover them all, Ananya decided to streamline her
Chapter 4: Mastering the UPSC Civil Services Examination Introduction: Emphasizing Holistic Approach in Civil Services Preparation Embarking on the journey to conquer the Civil Services Examination (CSE) is akin to navigating a complex labyrinth. It’s a path that demands more than sheer hard work; it requires a nuanced understanding of the exam’s intricate pattern and
Chapter 3: Developing a Winning Personality for Success in Civil Services Examination Case Study: A Successful Candidate Who Failed Multiple Times but Never Gave Up Background: Consider the story of “Arjun” (a pseudonym), who hailed from a modest background and dreamt of becoming a civil servant. His journey was anything but smooth, with multiple failures
Chapter 2: “The Path to Civil Service: A Guide for Aspiring Change Makers” UPSC Guide Anecdote 1: Consider the story of Vidya Sagar, a district collector in rural India. He initiated a project to provide clean drinking water to remote villages, dramatically reducing the incidence of waterborne diseases. His efforts brought a significant improvement in