Myths about IAS Interview / Personality Test of Civil Services Examination

There are several myths with respect to IAS Interview. Especially with social media and whatsapp, we often see many myths of IAS Interview being propagated. Here we clarify and bust some myths. Do I need to have work experience to get good marks in the Civil Services Interview / Personality Test? No. Absolutely not. In… Continue reading Myths about IAS Interview / Personality Test of Civil Services Examination

Mains 2020 – Answer Writing + Suggestions for The Last Week

We have reached the part of our Mains preparation where we just want to write the exam any moment now. The last week before the Mains is particularly jittery – if you are writing your first Mains. And if it is your third Mains or more, and you have set in “this too shall pass”… Continue reading Mains 2020 – Answer Writing + Suggestions for The Last Week

A month to Prelims – Making the most of last 40 days

We have reached the point in our Prelims preparation which we call the “last leg.” This part of your life is called sustaining the hard work. This is also the point that a lot of people feel like giving up. Just like that. Putting the hard work of a year down the drain. We are… Continue reading A month to Prelims – Making the most of last 40 days

The Inspiring Story of Himanshu Gupta – Rank 27, Philosophy Optional, 1st Mains + Interview

I first met Himanshu sometime at 8AM when he was writing SFG Tests early in the morning. I saw him again at Forum Essay classes and then again at GS 4 classes, smiling – sitting in the front rows. He always smiled, no matter what. ( He and Reecha Ratnam- the Hindi Medium Topper this… Continue reading The Inspiring Story of Himanshu Gupta – Rank 27, Philosophy Optional, 1st Mains + Interview

60 Days – Prelims Preparation in times of Corona

Picture (c) Osnat Tzadok We are living at a pivotal point in human history. Times like these are testing times. It reminds me of a close friend, a senior, mentor and a guide to me.  About a decade ago. She always wanted to be an Indian Foreign Service Officer. It was her childhood dream. That… Continue reading 60 Days – Prelims Preparation in times of Corona