IAS Gyan


  • Prelims
  • 19 Feb, 2024

    Polymers are large molecules made up of repeating structural units called monomers. They can be classified into several types based on their structure, properties, and uses.

  • Prelims
  • 17 Feb, 2024

    The Indian Ocean Region (IOR) holds immense strategic importance due to its vast expanse of waterways, which serve as critical arteries for global trade and commerce. However, this region is also plagued by a myriad of security challenges, ranging from piracy and maritime terrorism to territorial disputes and illegal fishing activities. In this blog, we will delve into the key challenges facing maritime security in the IOR and explore the strategies employed to address them.

  • Prelims
  • 06 Feb, 2024
  • Important Committees and their Mandates (for UPSC Exam)

    Important Committees and their Mandates for UPSC Exam

  • Prelims
  • 22 Jan, 2024

    The Nagara style of temple architecture, in which Ayodhya's Ram temple is being built, is a significant tradition with its roots in northern India.

  • Prelims
  • 17 Jan, 2024

    India has a storied history in missile technology, dating back to the 18th century with the deployment of Mysorean rockets in warfare. Post-independence, research resumed, leading to nuclear weapons development and various missile programs in the 1970s. Despite initial challenges, experiences from projects like Project Devil contributed to the development of the Prithvi series.

  • Prelims
  • 03 Jan, 2024

    The Conference of the Parties (COP) is the principal decision-making body under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It convenes annually, bringing together representatives from the 197 nations that are parties to the Convention, along with the European Union.

  • Prelims
  • 28 May, 2023
  • UPSC CSAT 2023 Question Paper 

    The Union Public Service Commission conducted the UPSC CSE Prelims Paper 1 and Paper 2 today, May 28, 2023. The GS Paper-I was conducted from 9:30 AM to 11:30 PM. Students found the GS exam to be moderate.
    In the second session, UPSC Conducted the Paper-II (CSAT) exam from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM. The Civil Services Aptitude Test, also known as General Studies Paper-II, tests the analytical skills, reasoning ability, and aptitude of Civil Services aspirants.
    The UPSC Prelims Paper-II had 80 objective-type questions. Candidates were allotted complete 2 hours to attempt these questions. CSAT is a qualifying examination, where candidates are required to score a minimum of 33% to qualify it.
    As per the initial reactions of the candidates, the CSAT Paper-II was moderate to difficult. The reading comprehension part was lengthy.

  • Prelims
  • 28 May, 2023
  • UPSC PRELIMS 2023 Questions

    The Union Public Service Commission successfully conducted the UPSC CSE Prelims Paper-I today, May 28, 2023. The General Studies (GS Paper 1) was held from 9:30 AM to 11:30 at various examination centres across the country.
    The UPSC Prelims Paper-II (CSAT) will be held today from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM. Meanwhile, students, teachers, and parents can check the GS Paper-1 exam analysis here. As per the initial reaction of the students, the first paper (General Studies) was moderate. Candidates also felt that the Prelims cutoff is expected to rise this year.
    The UPSC CSE Paper-I had 100 questions carrying a total of 200 marks. Candidates were given complete 2 hours to complete the GS Paper-1. Candidates must note that the General Studies Paper will be considered for the Prelims cutoff.

  • Prelims
  • 28 May, 2023
  • UPSC Prelims Cut-off 2023

    The UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) 2023 Preliminary was held in two shifts – paper 1 (General Studies) and paper 2 (CSAT). Around 6 lakh candidates appeared for the UPSC IAS Prelims 2023 exam held on May 28 across the country. The UPSC cut-off 2023 is the minimum marks required to appear for the next stage of the selection process.

  • Prelims
  • 30 Apr, 2023
  • UPSC CSE Admit Card 2023 release date

    The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will soon be releasing the UPSC IAS 2023 Admit Card for prelims. The Commission will release the admit card on its official website- upsc.gov.in. The UPSC IAS 2023 exam for prelims is scheduled to be held on 28 May 2023.

  • Prelims
  • 18 Apr, 2023
  • UPSC CSAT Marks Calculation

    The UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) is one of the most prestigious exams in India, and cracking it requires a thorough understanding of the exam pattern and scoring system. The Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) is a crucial component of the CSE, and it is essential for aspirants to have a clear understanding of how the marks for this paper are calculated as recommended by the UPSC CSE coaching in Kolkata (click here).

    In this blog, we will discuss the various aspects of UPSC CSAT marks calculation in detail.