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Selflearn IAS blog is a space, which gives individuals the freedom to learn, reflect, share, inspire and grow in their quest to achieve excellence in UPSC Civil services examination.

The main aim of the blog is to enable the aspirant to unwind and provide a forum to ponder, deliberate and discuss ideas, thoughts and doubts. IAS blog will not be restricted to topics and issues that are directly related to the UPSC exam. The blog will also cover a wide array of topics starting from preparation tips, relevance of current affairs, how to read newspapers, making notes, coping with stress, bouncing back after failure, life at Mussorie, travelogues, food trails, importance of developing a hobby and so on.

Further, in a bid to make the blog interactive and facilitate two-way communication, we would be glad to include articles written by you, bring about content of your choice and thereby develop the IAS blog as a repository of knowledge and a melting pot of learning.

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HOW TO READ THE HINDU FOR UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION?
March 02nd 2017

HOW TO READ THE HINDU FOR UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION?

The role of The Hindu in UPSC Civil Services Examination is undeniable. People often wonder  what makes The Hindu so important for UPSC exams. The answer for this might be the rationality in the content. The Hindu, primarily  focuses upon “sense” not “sensation” and here the  emphasis is clearly on “news” or may be as […]

10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT UPSC CIVIL SERVICES NOTIFICATION 2017
March 01st 2017

10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT UPSC CIVIL SERVICES NOTIFICATION 2017

UPSC has released the notification for the annual Civil Services examination 2017. Here are the things you must look out for in the UPSC Civil Services notification 2017.   Where do I find the notification? You need to visit the official website of UPSC at www.upsc.gov.in to find the notification regarding Civil Services Examination 2017. […]

The Best 5 Free Mock Test for UPSC Prelims – 2017
February 13th 2017

The Best 5 Free Mock Test for UPSC Prelims – 2017

If you are looking for the best free mock test for UPSC  prelims  2017 ,look no further,  we  present you with 5 free mock tests on the core areas of Civil Services preparation. We all know that only practice will make a man perfect and procrastination leads to apathy. Civil Services exam is all about […]

Economic Survey 2017 for UPSC IAS Exam : How to read it ?
January 30th 2017

Economic Survey 2017 for UPSC IAS Exam : How to read it ?

Well, it’s that time of the year when everyone looks up to the Finance Minister of the country and has their eyes and heart fixated on the budget and economic survey 2016-17. The survey has been an important document for UPSC Civil Services examination. (It has grown in prominence especially in GS 2 and GS […]

UPSC MOCK TEST SERIES – WHY YOU “MUST” TAKE ONE?
January 17th 2017

UPSC MOCK TEST SERIES – WHY YOU “MUST” TAKE ONE?

Mock test series is the single most crucial aspect of your preparation and through this blog we explain what you need to keep in mind while opting for one. “A monumental management failure”, Well, this is a reference that entire India would have found familiarity with in the last couple of months. Dr. Manmohan Singh’s analysis […]

Analysis of General Studies Paper II of Civil Service Mains Examination 2016
January 09th 2017

Analysis of General Studies Paper II of Civil Service Mains Examination 2016

Hello friends, First of all we thank each and everyone of you for the overwhelming support we received for the analysis we did for General Studies Paper-1. Taking inspiration from the support you extended, here, we are providing an analysis of General Studies Paper -II of Civil Service Mains Examination 2016. General Studies Paper-II Mains […]

Best books for IAS Preparation
January 02nd 2017

Best books for IAS Preparation

Once, if a candidate had made up his mind to prepare for Civil Services Exam, he/ she would most likely be in a quest to find out the must read best books for IAS preparation. Most aspirants end up by buying and collecting anything and everything that comes to the market. Yet one may not […]

2016 UPSC MAINS GS PAPER 1 – ANALYSIS
December 13th 2016

2016 UPSC MAINS GS PAPER 1 – ANALYSIS

“Winter is coming”;or rather winter has already come and gone for all those aspirants who attempted Mains this year. Now, its time for analysis of  UPSC Mains GS Paper 1-the SELFLEARN way. Analysis of the question paper is often underrated, but it undoubtedly serves as guide to your preparation strategy for the future .As you […]

NCERT Books for UPSC Preparation
November 01st 2016

NCERT Books for UPSC Preparation

When it comes to UPSC IAS examination preparation one of the things that every aspirant searches is which are the books that one should read from. Most of the beginners are trapped by dogma – that civil services examination can only be cleared by reading thick books with hundreds of pages and huge content. Believe […]

UPSC Law Optional -Paper 1- Analysis of Previous Year Mains Questions
October 22nd 2016

UPSC Law Optional -Paper 1- Analysis of Previous Year Mains Questions

In the previous blog, we discussed Law Optional UPSC Syllabus, pattern, books to refer and some tips for writing answers. In this Article, we will be discussing the importance of analyzing previous year questions asked in UPSC Law Optional Paper 1, so that we can break down the syllabus into “priority areas”and “less priority areas”. Further, […]