September 13th, 2020       Civil Services Preparation

The way aspirants prepare for the UPSC exam has undergone a change. One of the primary reasons is the emergence of brilliant online websites and apps. Aspirants just grab the online platform and leverage it in their UPSC CSE preparation.

BUT there might be thousands of resources. Which are the most suitable from the UPSC CSE point of view?

Keeping this in mind, a comprehensive list has been given below.


  • It provides A-Z Current affairs for UPSC CSE and its online activities which go on 24×7 will keep you motivated till you succeed.
  • This online platform provides maximum relevant material from all relevant sources in a very constructive and concise format which makes the journey for an UPSC aspirant makes soulful and interesting.
  • This is a resourceful medium on which aspirants can depend on and have faith as, always it is referred to and for each and every aspect of UPSC CSE preparation saving precious time and energy.
  • Features include Personal Mentorship Program, Compilation of PIB/Yojana/Kurukshetra, Daily MCQ Mini and mains Tests Daily Video Editorials, Answer writing challenge, Daily news analysis from exam relevant topics, Monthly Magazine, Mind Maps, AIR & RSTV Discussions, Previous year papers, mock tests, info graphics etc.
  • IASGYAN is a one stop solution website for an UPSC aspiring student, it would sort out at least 30 to 40% of the problems regarding the preparation, this website also includes motivational articles and success stories, strategies of previous year toppers.
  • Apti Plus app is a user-friendly app with amazing features like online attendance, fees management, homework submission, detailed performance reports and much more- a perfect on- the- go solution for parents to know about their wards’ class details. It’s a great amalgamation of simple user interface design and exciting features; greatly loved by students, parents, and tutors.




  • The website, an initiative by IIT/IIM graduates and supported by IAS/IRS, provides complete package for Civil Services Examination from Preliminary, Mains to the Interview stage.
  • It is a ‘One stop Destination for UPSC preparation’.
  • Features include: Daily Current Affairs, All India Radio- Discussions, Press Information Bureau (PIB), RSTV Big Picture- Discussions, Monthly Yojana, Current Affairs Monthly Magazine, Motivational Articles.




  • Student can upload assignments and attempt Prelims and Mains tests online and upload answers.
  • One can analyse preparation level by attempting Open Mock Tests and Old UPSC Prelims Papers.
  • Student can clear his/her doubts under ‘Talk To Expert’ section.
  • Monthly current affairs magazines in English and Hindi language can be accessed.
  • One can listen to Daily AIR episodes, including Spotlight, Money Talk and Vaad Samvaad.
  • One can view Toppers’ Answer Copy.
  • One can read PT 365, Mains 365, Value added material, supplementary material.
  • One can watch Talks and Interviews and view infographics.
  • For query, one can live chat and get an instant reply.




  • People preparing on their own can make the most of it.
  • Initiatives include Daily Quiz, RTM: Revision Through MCQs, Daily Answer Writing (Secure initiative), Coverage of daily current events.
  • One can watch Hindu Analysis (I-CAN News analysis).
  • Covering and attempting answers of daily mains questions gives one regular answer practice.
  • One can get access to prelims or mains test series.
  • Specialized topic articles on insights are of high quality and cover static portion nicely.
  • Insight Plans of self-preparation: useful for people who cannot afford coaching,
  • One can download monthly compilations of different initiatives, revision modules for prelims etc.
  • One can get access to mind maps, articles, AIR/LSTV/RSTV summaries.
  • Answer writing also covers weekly essay challenge, i-learning, ethics case studies, optional subjects.



Other important websites for UPSC Civil Services Exam Preparation




UPSC Toppers Blogs




Useful Government Websites for Civil Service Preparation


  • for tracking bills in Parliament.
  • for Defense and Foreign relations.
  • for NIOS Online Materials.
  • : This website is very useful for preparing Arts and Culture and covers all the aspects of India’s rich heritage.
  • : One of the best online resources when it comes to India’s Foreign policy and other global issues pertaining to India.
  • for IGNOU Books.
  • for Yojana and Kurukshetra Magazines.
  • for government updates.
  • for Ministry of Environment and Forests related updates.
  • for Ministry of External Affairs related updates.
  • to download Budget and Economic Survey.
  • is a knowledge initiative.


Other useful apps:


  • Byju’s started training UPSC aspirants in 2011. It uses fun and unique teaching methods and is a popular online classroom used by IAS aspirants. It has a paid app.
  • Online Tyari is a leading mobile app platform which partners with coaching institutes, independent tutors and publishers to provide the latest study materials to aspirants.
  • ClearIAS app provides free online study materials, guidance, toppers’ interviews, online mock exams, etc.
  • Civilsdaily app provides simplified news and daily flashcards.
  • Unacademy is India’s largest free education initiative. It makes high quality educational videos that are free for everyone.
  • UPSC Pathshala  includes free videos, Preparation Plans, Quizzes, UPSC Guru, Scholarship.
  • Mrunal app has free quality content in linear and video format.
  • IASbaba app: free users get access to a whole lot of services like: Daily Current Affairs, All India Radio- Discussions, RSTV Discussions, Current Affairs Monthly Magazine, Motivational Articles.
  • Vision IAS App Features: Classroom, Talk to Expert, Prelims Test, Mains Tests, Vision IAS magazine, Daily AIR episodes, Toppers’ Answer Copy, Watch Talks and Interviews, View Infographics.

Aspirants should avoid wasting their precious time. They should select few important websites and plan their preparation accordingly.


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