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Finding the right mobile app for IAS preparation among hundreds of apps on Google Play and iTunes can be a rather tiring task. You may also have found a number of blog posts listing up to 50 of these apps. By this time, you’d have lost your precious time and energy. What’s worse? At the end of all this, you’d be more confused and bewildered than when you started researching.

Don’t worry, dear aspirants! We have curated a list of the five most essential mobile apps that you need to install right now.  And trust us, these are the only ones you will need.

1. Constitution of India

Purpose: To easily refer bare acts and constitutional amendments on-the-go.

During UPSC preparation, it is imperative that a student must be thorough with the nuances of the Indian constitution. Tired of carrying Laxmikanth’s Indian Polity textbook with you all the time? Here’s a handy app to carry the lengthiest constitution in the world, right in your pockets.

App Features:

  • Preamble
  • Parts
  • Articles
  • Schedules
  • Constitutional Amendments till Date
  • Neat and Comprehensive Division of Content into Parts, Sections, Sub-Sections, and Article Lists. 
  • Bookmark Articles, Amendments, and Schedules
  • Share Content via Email, SMS, or Other Messaging Applications
  • Offline Availability
  • Fast and Responsive User Interface
Get it on Google Play

Download on the App Store

2. The Hindu

Purpose: To have steady access to latest news updates, high-quality editorials, public opinions, etc.

News and current affairs form the two most important pillars of every competitive examination, and ‘The Hindu’ is the most trusted newspaper for IAS aspirants to refer. However, it is important to skip news items that are not related to civil services preparation.

App Features:

  • Live News Updates
  • Breaking News Updates
  • Current News and Analysis
  • Trending Stories, Events, and Live Scores
  • Personalize Home Screen for Local News
  • Mark Articles as “Read Later”
  • ‘Offline Mode’ to Read News Offline
  • ‘Read Aloud’ Feature Allows App to Read the News to You
  • ‘Night Mode’ to Easily Read News in Dim Light
Get it on Google Play

Download on the App Store

3. ePathshala (NCERT)

Purpose: To read/download chapters from the latest edition of all NCERT textbooks.

NCERT textbooks plays a crucial role in building a strong foundation for your IAS journey. Getting your basics right is of foremost importance and there is no better way to do it. Once this is done, you may have to supplement the knowledge gained with more specialized books and current affairs materials.

App Features:

  • All Textbooks from Classes I to XII
  • Digital Textbooks, Supplementary Readers, Exemplar Problems
  • Audio and Video Resources for Student
  • Journals, Policy Documents and Other Scholarly Resources for Researchers and Educators
  • Zoom Pages, Highlight Portions or Bookmark Topics
  • Machine Readable Books in Offline Mode
  • Text to Speech (TTS) Application
  • Available in 22 Indian Languages 
Get it on Google Play

Download on the App Store

4. PIB

Purpose: To keep track of Government of India’s latest yojanas, plans, policies, programme initiatives and achievements.

First-hand information about all news related to the government is essential for cracking the current affairs section of UPSC examinations. While you may get a crunched version of news on various websites, it is advisable to collect information from reliable sources, analyze, and prepare your own notes. It is equally important to weed out unnecessary information or news items. Countless number of students have appraised the articles that are published here, so do not forget to check them out.

App Features:

  • Press Releases Highlights
  • Media Invitations
  • Photos &Videos of Events
  • Events & Announcements
  • Share Content on Social Media
  • Mark Item to Read Later
  • App is also offers to share it content to Social Media. You can mark it Feature to Read it later.
Get it on Google Play

Download on the App Store

5. Civilsdaily

Purpose: For critical analysis of daily current affairs.

Current affairs is an integral part of civil services exam preparation. UPSC strictly demands that students should be able to critically analyze the events happening around them and formulate ideas to improve processes and to create a sustainable future for the country. Civilsdaily offers a comprehensive analysis of relevant current affairs to guide IAS aspirants in the right path to clear prelims and mains.

App Features:

  • Daily English Translations of News from Hindu, Indian Express, PIB, and Other Sources
  • Comprehensive Current Affairs & News Updates
  • Daily Newscards Compiled Topic-Wise for Easy Reference
  • Bookmark Newscards for Offline Availability
  • Neat Interface
  • Highest Rated Current Affairs App on Google Play
Get it on Google Play

Download on the App Store

FEATURED WEBSITES FOR DAILY UPSC PRELIMS QUIZ

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Best Daily UPSC Prelims Quiz

RECOMMENDED WEBSITE

  • Has daily quizzes on both static and current affairs topics.
  • Time-bound tests to give you a feel of the original exam.
  • Easily understandable answers with illustrations.

FORUM IAS DAILY PRELIMS QUIZ

FORUM IAS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ

INSIGHTS IAS DAILY PRELIMS QUIZ

MITRA IAS DAILY PRELIMS QUIZ

JAGRAN JOSH IAS DAILY PRELIMS QUIZ

BYJU’S IAS WEEKLY PRELIMS QUIZ

Forget not that the grossest crime is to compromise with injustice and wrong. Remember the eternal law: you must give, if you want to get.

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DAILY ‘IMPORTANT NEWSPAPER ARTICLES TO READ’ COMPILATION FROM IAS SQUAD

Best Newspaper Articles Compilation for UPSC

RECOMMENDED COMPILATION

  • Page-wise breakdown of important articles from two newspapers.
  • Maps each article to relevant parts of the exam’s syllabus.
  • Prompt updates by 9 AM on all days, including weekends.

IMPORTANT ARTICLES FROM THE HINDU

IMPORTANT ARTICLES FROM THE INDIAN EXPRESS

Once you start a working on something, don’t be afraid of failure and don’t abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.

CHANAKYA

FEATURED DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS SOURCES FOR IAS PREPARATION

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Best Daily Current Affairs Website for UPSC
Best Daily Current Affairs Website for UPSC is Civilsdaily.

RECOMMENDED WEBSITE

  • Balanced approach to news analysis; more explanation provided for Mains-related topics.
  • ‘Steps to be taken’ and ‘Way ahead’ sections provide practical solutions to problems that are presented.
  • Lightweight mobile app for students to learn on-the-go.

CIVILSDAILY DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS

INSIGHTS IAS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS

IAS BABA DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS

BYJU’S IAS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS

ALCHEMY IAS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS

CLEAR IAS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS

CHANAKYA IAS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS

Humans are mortal. So are ideas. An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering. Otherwise both will wither and die.

B. R. AMBEDKAR

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RAJYA SABHA TV, LOK SABHA TV AND ALL INDIA RADIO (AIR) ANALYSIS FROM INSIGHTS IAS, BYJU’S IAS AND IAS BABA

Best RSTV LSTV and AIR Analysis
Best RSTV, LSTV & AIR analysis is by Insights IAS.

RECOMMENDED WEBSITE

  • One-stop destination for LSTV, RSTV and AIR analysis.
  • Updates only when relevant discussions take place, instead on daily or weekly analysis.
  • In-depth coverage of topics.

INSIGHTS IAS LOK SABHA TV, RAJYA SABHA TV AND AIR DISCUSSION ANALYSIS

BYJU’S RAJYA SABHA TV DISCUSSION ANALYSIS

IAS BABA ALL INDIA RADIO (AIR) DISCUSSION ANALYSIS

The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.

Rabindranath Tagore

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FEATURED SOURCES FOR DAILY NEWS ANALYSIS

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Best Daily News Analysis for UPSC
Best Daily News Analysis for USPC is by Civilsdaily.

RECOMMENDED WEBSITE

  • Posts only highly relevant content.
  • Sensible breakdown of news into easily understandable portions.
  • Use of images and videos to supplement analysis.

CIVILSDAILY DAILY NEWS ANALYSIS

BYJU’S DAILY NEWS ANALYSIS

DRISHTI IAS DAILY NEWS ANALYSIS

IAS TODAY DAILY NEWS ANALYSIS

For those of you who prefer Daily News Analysis Videos for UPSC, we have identified two top channels, one in English and the other in Hindi.

RAU’S IAS DAILY NEWS ANALYSIS VIDEO [ENGLISH]

STUDY IAS DAILY NEWS ANALYSIS VIDEO [HINDI]

Time is not measured by the passing of years but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves.

JAWAHARLAL NEHRU

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WHAT IS PIB?

WHAT IS PIB?

The Press Information Bureau, commonly abbreviated as PIB is a nodal agency of the Government of India. Based in National Media Centre, New Delhi, Press Information Bureau disseminates information to the print, electronic and new media on government plans, policies, programme initiatives and achievements. The PIB is also the Government’s nodal agency to facilitate private media.

DAILY PIB ANALYSIS FROM IAS SQUAD, BYJU’S IAS AND IAS BABA

Best Daily PIB Analysis for UPSC Exam
Best PIB Analysis Compilation for UPSC is by IAS Squad.

RECOMMENDED COMPILATION

  • Detailed explanation of relevant topics for both Prelims and Mains.
  • Adequate use of illustrations.
  • Prompt daily update on all days of the week, except Sunday.

IAS SQUAD DAILY PIB ANALYSIS

BYJU’S IAS DAILY PIB ANALYSIS

IAS BABA WEEKLY PIB ANALYSIS

Although IAS Baba does not provide daily PIB news analysis, they do have a weekly analysis section which is as good as IAS Squad. For students who prefer a weekly reference, IAS Baba would be the best destination.

  • Week 2
    Source: IAS BABA Weekly PIB AnalysisPublished on 2019-02-13
  • Week 1
    Source: IAS BABA Weekly PIB AnalysisPublished on 2019-02-04
  • Week 4
    Source: IAS BABA Weekly PIB AnalysisPublished on 2019-01-29
  • Week 3
    Source: IAS BABA Weekly PIB AnalysisPublished on 2019-01-22

We want deeper sincerity of motive, a greater courage in speech and earnestness in action.

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