List of all FREE/ PAID initiatives at Civilsdaily for your IAS Preparation

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Broadly the initiatives at Civilsdaily (App & Web) can be divided into 2 parts. Here is an attempt to classify all the existing initiatives so that you understand the focus areas, frequency and availability of each initiatives. If you have any specific question/ confusion after reading through the list, do drop in a comment.

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Initiatives that help you prepare for PRELIMS

#1. Civilsdaily Prelims Test Series

  • – Focus Area: Comprehensive coverage along with developing the art of solving prelims questions with bare minimum knowledge (Tikdams) via our rich explanations. To know about Tikdams – read this, this and this
  • – Frequency: ~ Once in every 10 days | Time table – Click here (Flagship Course)
  • – Availability: Web only (click here to register)
  • – Downloads: A PDF with detailed explanations with Tikdams & Tidbits are automatically sent to your registered email id after you attempt a mock test
  • – Additional Freebies: Test Series student get monthly pdfs + annual compilations worth ~1500 INR.

#2. Daily Newscards

  • – Focus Area: Comprehensive summary of the daily news from sources such as The Hindu, Indian Express etc. The newscards cut out all the unnecessary stuff from each news article and present you with only the most important and relevant things wrt. Prelims & Mains
  • – Frequency: Daily (except Sundays)
  • – Availability: Web (click here) | Android App (click here)
  • – Downloads: Monthly compilations of Newscards & Op-eds are available as CivilsDigest for purchase @Instamojo Store. Test Series students get it for FREE on their portal

#3. Daily op-ed snaps & videos

  • – Focus Areas: Summary of the 2-3 best editorials from sources such as The Hindu, Mint, Indian Express etc. Useful for both Prelims and Mains
  • – Frequency: Daily (except Sundays)
  • – Availability: Web (click here) | Android App (click here)

 #4. Prelims Daily

  • – Focus Area: 5 Free Prelims questions based on the previous day’s news to help you test and cement your knowledge. With the huge number of current affairs questions in this years prelims, this will help you retain all important news. In fact we have a special Test Series just for helping you prepare for Current Affairs – Click here to join it
  • – Frequency: Daily (except Sundays)
  • – Availability: Web only (click here)
  • – Downloads: Detailed solutions of the 5 questions with tikdams on one of them is available after 8 PM on the same thread


Initiatives that help you prepare for MAINS

#1. Target Mains

  • – Focus Area: 4 questions across all 4 GS papers with DNA Framework to help you understand the examiner’s mind better. You can upload your answers and get feedback from the experienced team at CD and a community of other aspirants such as yourself
  • – Frequency: Daily (except Sundays)
  • – Availability: Web only (click here)
  • – Downloads: Monthly compilations of Questions, DNA & link to best answers are available as Target Mains magazine for purchase @Instamojo Store. Test Series students get it for FREE on their portal
  • – Offer: Target Mains compilation for September 2016 is FREE for all – Read this and get your pdf!

#2. Essay Challenge

  • – Focus Area: On the 7th day God took a break, and we also felt a similar need! Hence, every Sunday is an essay challenge to help you prepare for one of the most scoring papers in UPSC
  • – Frequency: Every Sunday
  • – Availability: Web only (click here)

#3. Optionals Writing Challenge

  • – Focus Area: A user driven initiative to engage most sincere aspirants with quality material and daily questions. For seniors and beginners alike. These forum threads are made official and users of all optional subjects are encouraged to start and maintain their own threads
  • – Frequency: Daily
  • – Availability: Web only – Click for Pub Ad | Sociology | Political Science

#4. Newstrails ™

  • – Focus Areas: How do you understand news with context? Newstrails help you read linked news articles in one go. This way we are able to collect all relevant newscards, op-eds under one topic so that you don’t have to run for research! Also contains CD Explains/ Backgrounders on topics
  • – Frequency: Daily
  • – Availability: Web (click here) | Android App (click here) – The orange icons on newscards!
  • – Downloads: Annual Compilation of CD Explains (Backgrounders) are available @Instamojo Store. Test Series students get it for FREE on their portal

#5. Static Course Modules

  • – Focus Areas: In-depth analysis and writeups on topics which are needed for a comprehensive Mains preparation. Write-ups range from Static to Dynamic Course. This is the latest offering from Civilsdaily and we are developing all round courses across the GS Mains syllabus
  • – Frequency: Weekly
  • – Availability: Web (click here) | Android App (click here)
  • – Ongoing Courses:

Internal Security

International Organisations

Imp. Government Schemes

Indian Heritage & Culture

Modern Indian History

Indian Economic Survey | Buy pdf from here (TS students get this for FREE)

Indian Agriculture & Food Sector

Govt. Committees


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