70+HITS from IASbaba in UPSC PRELIMS 2016

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Since yesterday we have received over 100 mails on our ILP gmail account and hundreds of comments on the website thanking us for the wonderful performance you guys gave in this prelims. This really means a lot 🙂

We launched ILP as a comprehensive program in Sept 2015. In the first year itself we have enabled students to clear prelims with a lions margin 🙂

That is 70 plus questions could easily be solved from all our initiatives.

People who have religiously followed the program are hitting 130 plus.

To know that it helped you succeed like never before has got our joy grow exponentially.

Our joy has no bounds at this point of time!!

How did this happen ?

Let us tell you why it is possible to hit 70 questions straight.

IASbaba has been recognised as a product innovator who came to the market with ILP, and provided a person sitting anywhere in the world a chance at top ranks in UPSC.

ILP is not merely a test series

It is a combination of micromanaged timetable (micro plan) with regular tests for prelims , coupled with highly effective prelims capsule , the 60 day plan and TLP for mains.

We built a new platform for ILP. It had forum in its own. That’s why there was never a discussion of our ILP in any forums 🙂

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Below we present the complete set of questions and their mapping from our our initiatives.




Q.1) The establishment of ‘Payment Banks’ is being allowed in India to promote financial inclusion. Which of the following statements is/are correct in this context?

  1. Mobile telephone companies and supermarket chains that are owned and controlled by residents are eligible to be promoters of Payment Banks
  2. Payment Banks can issue both credit cards and debit cards

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 2 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Source from IASbaba – http://iasbaba.com/2015/08/iasbabas-daily-current-affairs-21st-22nd-august-2015/

Test series Test 1 (Q.84)

Test series 3 (Q.86)

Q.2) Which reference to ‘LiFi’, recently in the news, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. It uses light as the medium for high speed data transmission
  2. It is a wireless technology and is several times faster than ‘WiFi’

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Source from IASbaba – S&T Compilation

ILP Value Add- IT and Computers, Block 3

Q-13 http://iasbaba.com/2016/05/iasbaba-60-day-plan-prelims-test-2016-day-5/

Test Series 5 (Q.35)

Test Series 12 (26)

Test Series (Q.29)

Q.3) The term ‘Intended Nationally Determined Contributions’ is sometimes seen in the news in the context of

  1. Pledges made by the European countries to rehabilitate refugees from the war-affected Middle East
  2. plan of action outlined by the countries of the world to combat climate change
  3. capital contributed by the member countries in the establishment of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
  4. plan of action outlined by the countries of the world regarding Sustainable Development Goals

Source from IASbaba –


Test Series 6 (Q.96)


http://iasbaba.com/2016/06/iasbaba-60-day-plan-prelims-test-2016-geography-current-affairs-day-16/ – (Q.16)

Q.4) Which one of the following is a purpose of ‘UDAY’, a scheme of the Government?

  1. Providing technical and financial assistance to start-up entrepreneurs in the field of renewable sources of energy
  2. Providing electricity to every household in the country by 2018
  3. Replacing the coal-based power plants with natural gas, nuclear, solar, wind and tidal power plants over a period of time
  4. Providing for financial turnaround and revival of power distribution companies

Source from IASbaba –

Prelims Capsule – 4

IASbaba’s Daily Current Affairs – 23rd November, 2015

IASbaba’s Daily Current Affairs – 5th April, 2016

IASbaba ’60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2016 ECONOMIS & CURRENT AFFAIRS [DAY 57]

Test Series 10 (Q.88)

Test Series 7 (Q. 44)

Q.5) With reference to ‘IFC Masala Bonds’, sometimes seen in the news, which of the statements given below is/are correct?

  1. The International Finance Corporation, which offers these bonds, is an arm of the World Bank.
  2. They are the rupee-denominated bonds and are a source of debt financing for the public and private sector

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Source from IASbaba – Prelims Capsule – 10

Test Series 13 (Q.40)

Q.6) Which one of the following books of ancient India has the love story of the son of the founder of Sunga dynasty?

  1. Swapnavasavadatta
  2. Malavikagnimitra
  3. Meghadoota
  4. Ratnavali

Source from IASbaba –

ILP Test-Minor 1 (Q. 91)

Q.7) In the context of which of the following do you sometimes find the terms ‘amber box, blue box and green box’ in the news?

  1. WTO affairfs
  2. SAARC affairs
  3. UNFCCC affairs
  4. India-EU negotiations of FTA

Source from IASbaba –

Prelims Capsule – 9

Minor Test 3 (Q. 26)

Q.8) What is/are the importance/ importances of the ‘United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification’?

  1. It aims to promote effective action through innovative national programmes and supportive international partnerships
  2. It has a special/particular focus on South Asia and North Africa regions, and its Secretariat facilitates the allocation of major portion of financial resources to these regions
  3. It is committed to bottom-up approach, encouraging the participation of local people in combating the desertification

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Source from IASbaba –


60 Day Plan – Day 6

Q.9) Recently, which one of the following currencies has been proposed to be added to the basket of IMF’s SDR?

  1. Rouble
  2. Rand
  3. Indian Rupee
  4. Renminbi

Source from IASbaba –

Prelims Capsule – 3

http://iasbaba.com/2016/07/iasbaba-60-day-plan-prelims-test-2016-economics-current-affairs-day-46/ (Q.13)


Q.10) Consider the following pairs:

Community  sometimes                                                 In the affairs of

mentioned in the news                                              

  1. Kurd                                                                                         Bangladesh
  2. Madhesi                                                                                   Nepal
  3. Rohingya                                                                                 Myanmar

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 only
  3. 2 and 3
  4. 3 only

Source from IASbaba –



Q.11) There has been a persistent deficit budget year after year. Which action/ actions of the following can be taken by the Government to reduce the deficit?

  1. Reducing revenue expenditure
  2. Introducing new welfare schemes
  3. Rationalizing subsidies
  4. Reducing import duty

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

Source from IASbaba – ILP Value Add – Public-Finance


Q.12) Which reference to ‘Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)’, consider the following statements

  1. It is an organization of European Union in working relation with NATO and WHO
  2. It monitors chemical industry to prevent new weapons from emerging
  3. It provides assistance and protection to States (Parties) against chemical weapons threats.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Source from IASbaba

ILP Value Add- Nuclear Issues

Q.13) With reference to ‘Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana’, consider the following statements:

  1. Under this scheme, farmers will have to pay a uniform premium of two percent for any crop they cultivate in any season of the year.
  2. This scheme covers post-harvest losses arising out of cyclones and unseasonal rains.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Source from IASbaba –


http://iasbaba.com/2016/07/iasbaba-60-day-plan-prelims-test-2016-history-current-affairs-day-43/ (Q.20)

Q.14) In which of the following regions of India are you most likely to come across the ‘Great Indian Hornbill’ in its natural habitat?

  1. Sand deserts of northwest India
  2. Higher Himalayas of Jammu and Kashmir
  3. Salt marshes of western Gujarat
  4. Western Ghats

Source from IASbaba –


Q.15) Which of the following are the key features of ‘National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA)?

  1. River basin is the unit of planning and management.
  2. It spearheads the river conservation efforts at the national level.
  3. One of the Chief Ministers of the States through which the Ganga flows becomes the Chairman of NGRBA on rotation basis.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Source from IASbaba –


Q.16) Why does the Government of India, promote the use of ‘Neem-coated Urea’ in agriculture?

  1. Release of Neem oil in the soil increases nitrogen fixation by the soil microorganisms
  2. Neem coating slows down the rate of dissolution of urea in the soil
  3. Nitrous oxide, which is a greenhouse gas, is not at all released into atmosphere by crop fields
  4. It is a combination of a weedicide and a fertilizer for particular crops

Source from IASbaba –


Q.17) Consider the following statements:

  1. The Chief Secretary in a State is appointed by the Governor of that State.
  2. The Chief Secretary in a State has a fixed tenure.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Source from IASbaba –


Q.18) With reference to `Stand Up India Scheme’, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. Its purpose is to promote entrepreneurship among SC/ST and women entrepreneurs.
  2. It provides for refinance through SIDBI.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Source from IASbaba –


Prelims Capsule – 6

Q.19) The FAO accords the status of `Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS) to traditional agricultural systems. What is the overall goal of this initiative?

  1. To provide modern technology, training in modern farming methods and financial support to local communities of identified GIAHS so as to greatly enhance their agricultural productivity
  2. To identify and safeguard eco-friendly traditional farm practices and their associated landscapes, agricultural biodiversity and knowledge systems of the local communities
  3. To provide Geographical Indication status to all the varieties of agricultural produce in such identified GIAHS

Select the correct answer using the code given below?

  1. 1 and 3 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Source from IASbaba –


60 Days – Q.24

Q.20) Which of the following is/are tributary/tributaries of Brahmaputra?

  1. Dibang
  2. Kameng
  3. Lohit

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Source from IASbaba –

ILP Value Add Geography River Systems

Q.21) Consider the following pairs:

Terms sometimes                                                                                    Their Origin

seen in the news

  1. Annex-I Countries Cartagena Protocol
  2. Certified Emissions Reductions Nagoya Protocol
  3. Clean Development Mechanism Kyoto Protocol

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Source from IASbaba –

Environment Compilation

Q.22) In the context of the developments in Bioinformatics, the term `transcriptome’, sometimes seen in the news, refers to

  1. a range of enzymes used in genome editing
  2. the full range of mRNA molecules expressed by an organism
  3. the description of the mechanism of gene expression
  4. a mechanism of genetic mutations taking place in cells

Source from IASbaba –

60 Days – Q.3)


Q.23) ‘Mission Indradhanush’ launched by the Government of India pertains to

  1. immunization of children and pregnant women
  2. construction of smart cities across the country
  3. India’s own search for the Earth-like planets in outer space
  4. New Educational Policy

Source from IASbaba –


Q.24) Which of the following best describes/ describe the aim of `Green India Mission’ of the Government of India?

  1. Incorporating environmental benefits and costs into the Union and State Budgets thereby implementing the `green accounting’
  2. Launching the second green revolution to enhance agricultural output so as to ensure food security to one and all in the future
  3. Restoring and enhancing forest cover and responding to climate change by a combination of adaptation and mitigation measures.

Select the correct answer using the code given below

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Source from IASbaba –

60 Days – Q.4


Q.25) With reference to pre-packaged items in India, it is mandatory to the manufacturer to put which of the following information on the main label, as per the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) Regulations, 2011?

  1. List of ingredients including additives.
  2. Nutrition information
  3. Recommendations, if any, made by the medical profession about the possibility of any allergic reactions
  4. Vegetarian/non vegetarian

Select the correct answer using the code given below

  1. 1, 2 and 3
  2. 2, 3 and 4
  3. 1, 2 and 4
  4. 1 and 4 only

Source from IASbaba –


Q.26) Project Loon’, sometimes seen in the news, is related to

  1. waste management technology
  2. wireless communication technology
  3. solar power production technology
  4. water conservation technology

IASababa’s Presence –

Q.11 – (60 Days) https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B12w56GDVUrSMDBlNWk2R011UmM/view

Q.23 – (60 Days) http://iasbaba.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Day-52.pdf

S&T Compilation

Q.27) Net meeting’ is sometimes seen in the news in the context of promoting the

  1. production and use of solar energy by the households/ consumers
  2. use of piped natural gas in the kitchens of households
  3. installation of CNG kits in motorcars
  4. installation of water meters in urban households

Source from IASbaba –


Q.28) India’s ranking in the `East of Doing Business Index’ is sometimes seen in the news. Which of the following has declared that ranking?

  1. Organization for Economic Cooperation and development (OECD)
  2. World Economic Forum
  3. World Bank
  4. World Trade Organization (WTO)

Source from IASbaba –

ILP Test Series-Test 2 (Q.75)


Q.29) Who of the following had first deciphered

  1. Georg Buhler
  2. James Prinsep
  3. Max Muller
  4. William Jones

Source from IASbaba –

ILP Value Add-Mauryan Age; Test Series Test 5 (many questions on rock edicts)

Q.30) With reference to the `Trans-Pacific Partnership’, consider the following statements:

  1. It is an agreement among all the Pacific Rim countries except China and Russia.
  2. It is a strategic alliance for the purpose of maritime security only.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Source from IASbaba –

Prelims Capsule – 2

ILP Value Add Notes

Q.31) Consider the the following statements:

The India – Africa Summit

  1. held in 2015 was the third such Summit
  2. was actually initiated by Jawaharlal Nehru in 1951

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Source from IASbaba –

  1. Prelims Capsule -1
  2. ILP Value Add Notes

Q.32) The `Swadeshi’ and `Boycott’ were adopted as methods of struggle for the first time during the

  1. Agitation against the Partition of Bengal
  2. Home-Rule Movement
  3. Non-Cooperation Movement
  4. Visit of the Simon Commission to India

Source from IASbaba –


Q.33) With reference to the religious history of India, consider the following statements:

  1. The concept of Bodhisattva is central to Hinayana sect of Buddhism
  2. Bodhisattva is a compassionate one on his way to enlightenment
  3. Bodhisattva delays achieving his own salvation to help all sentient beings on their path to it.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 2 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Source from IASbaba –

  1. ILP Value Add-Jainism & Buddhism
  2. Test Series Test-5 (Q.92)

Q.34) Doctors without borders (Médecins Sans Frontières), often in news in

  1. A division of WHO
  2. A non-governmental international organisation
  3. An inter-governmental agency sponsored by EU
  4. A specialised agency of the United Nations

Source from IASbaba –


60 Days – Q.23

Q.35) With reference to ‘Red Sanders’ sometimes seen in the news, consider the following statements

  1. It is a tree species found in a part of South India
  2. It is one of the most important trees in the tropical rain forest areas of south India

Select correct statement

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 and 2


Source from IASbaba –


60 Days – Q.2


Q.36) Which of the following statements is/are correct?

Proper design and effective implementation of UN-REDD+ Programme can significantly contribute to

  1. Protection of biodiversity
  2. Resilience of forest ecosystem
  3. Poverty reduction

Select correct answer

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Source from IASbaba –



Q.37) With reference to ‘Financial Stability and Development Council’, consider the following statements:

  1. It is an organ of NITI Ayog
  2. It is headed by Union Finance Minister
  3. It monitors macroprudential supervision of the economy

Select correct statement/s

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Source from IASbaba –

Q.1 – http://iasbaba.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Day-33-Economy-and-CA.compressed.pdf
Q.9 – http://iasbaba.com/2016/06/iasbaba-60-day-plan-prelims-test-2016-economics-day-34/


Q.38) With reference to ‘Agenda 21’, consider the following statements

  1. It is a global action plan for sustainable development
  2. It originated in the World Summit on sustainable development held in Johannesburg in 2002

Select correct statement(s)

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 and 2

Source from IASbaba –

Q.8 – (60 Days) https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6YbwZa7rGX8Z1dEYkhHSGJqRkE/view

Environment Compilation
Q.2 – http://iasbaba.com/2016/06/iasbaba-60-day-plan-prelims-test-2016-environment-current-affairs-day-24/
Q.8 – http://iasbaba.com/2016/06/iasbaba-60-day-plan-prelims-test-2016-environment-current-affairs-day-30/

Q.39) Satya Shodhak Samaj organised

  1. A movement for upliftment of tribals in Bihar
  2. A temple entry movement in Gujarat
  3. An anti-caste movement in Maharashtra
  4. A peasant movement in Punjab

Source from IASbaba –

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Q.40) The term Base Erosion and Profit Shifting is sometimes seen in news in the context of

  1. Mining operation by MNCs in resource rich but backward areas
  2. Curbing of the tax evasion by MNCs
  3. Exploitation of genetic resources of a country by MNCs
  4. Lack of consideration of environmental costs in the planning and implementation of development projects.

Source from IASbaba –


Q.41) Recently India’s first ‘National Investment and Manufacturing Zone’ was proposed to be set up in

  1. Andhra Pradesh
  2. Gujarat
  3. Maharashtra
  4. Uttar Pradesh

Source from IASbaba –



Q.42) SWAYAM, a GOI initiative aims at

  1. Promoting SHGs in rural areas
  2. Providing financial and technical assistance to young startup entrepreneurs
  3. Promoting the education and health of adolescent girls
  4. Providing affordable and quality education to the citizens for free

Source from IASbaba –


Q.43) The Montague-Chelmsford proposal were related to

  1. Social reforms
  2. Educational reforms
  3. Reforms in police administration
  4. Constitutional reforms

Source from IASbaba –

IASbaba ILP Value Add – Modern History

Q.44) What is/are common to two historical places known as Ajanta and Mahabalipuram?

  1. Both were built in same period
  2. Both belong to same religious denomination
  3. Both have rock-cut monuments

Select correct option

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. None

Source from IASbaba –


Q.45) With reference to ‘Bitcoins’, sometimes seen in the news, consider the following

  1. Bitcoins are tracked by the central banks of the countries
  2. Anyone with a bitcoin address can send and receive bitcoins from anyone else with a bitcoin address
  3. Online payments can be sent without either side knowing the identity of each other

Select correct option

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Source from IASbaba –


Q.46) Consider the following statements

  1. New Development Banks has been set up by APEC
  2. The HQ of New Development Bank is in Shanghai

Select correct option

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 and 2

Source from IASbaba –

60 Days – Q.7 – http://iasbaba.com/2016/07/iasbaba-60-day-plan-prelims-test-2016-economis-current-affairs-day-57/

Q.47) ‘Gadgil Committee Report’ and ‘Kasturirangan Committee Report’ related to

  1. Constitutional reforms
  2. Ganga action plan
  3. Linking of rivers
  4. Protection of western Ghats

Source from IASbaba –

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Q.48) Which of the following is not a member of ‘Gulf Cooperation Council’?

  1. Irab
  2. Saudi Arabia
  3. Oman
  4. Kuwait

Source from IASbaba –

Q.2 – http://iasbaba.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/DAY-5.pdf

Q.49) What is/are purpose/s of ‘Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme ‘and ‘Gold Monetisation Scheme’?

  1. To bring the idle gold lying in the Indian household into the economy
  2. To promote FDI in the gold and jewellery sector
  3. To reduce India’s dependence on gold imports

Select correct option

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3


Source from IASbaba –

Prelims Capsule -1

Q.50) ‘Belt and Road initiative’ is sometimes mentioned in context of

  1. African Union
  2. Brazil
  3. European Union
  4. China

Source from IASbaba –

Prelims Capsule – 9

Q.51) Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana is aimed at

  1. Bringing small entreprenuers into formal financial system
  2. Providing loans to poor farmers for cultivating particular crops
  3. Providing pensions to old and destitute people
  4. Funding the voluntary organisations involved in the promotion of skill development and employment generation

Source from IASbaba –

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Prelims Capsule-6

Q.52) In which of the following regions of India are shale gas found?

  1. Cambay Basin
  2. Cauvery Basin
  3. Krishna Godavari Basin

Select correct option

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Source from IASbaba –

IL-Value Add- Infrastructure-Coal+CBM+Shale

Q.53) ‘Global Financial Stability Report’ is prepared by

  1. European Central Bank
  2. International Monetary Fund
  3. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  4. Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

Source from IASbaba –

Q.1 – http://iasbaba.com/2016/05/iasbabas-daily-prelims-quiz-day-17/


Q.54) Regarding ‘Atal Pension Yojana’, which of the following statement is/are correct?

  1. It is a minimum guaranteed pension scheme mainly targeted at unorganized sector workers.
  2. Only one member of a family can join the scheme.
  3. Same amount of pension is guaranteed for the spouse for life after subscriber’s death.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and

Source from IASbaba –


Q.55) The term ‘Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership’ often appears in the news in the context of the affairs of a group of countries known as

  1. G20
  2. ASEAN
  3. SCO
  4. SAARC

Source from IASbaba –


Q.56) On which of the following can you find the Bureau of Energy Efficiency Star Label?

  1. Ceiling fans
  2. Electric geysers
  3. Tubular florescent lamps

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Source from IASbaba –


Q.57) India is an important member of the ‘International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor’. If this experiment succeeds, what is the immediate advantage for India?

  1. It can use thorium in place of uranium for power generation.
  2. It can be attain a global role in satellite navigation.
  3. It can drastically improve the efficiency of its fission reactors in power generation.
  4. It can build fusion reactors in power generation.

Source from IASbaba –

ILP Value Add- Block 2

Q.58) Consider the following statements:

  1. The International Solar Alliance was launched at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in 2015.
  2. The Alliance includes all the member countries of the United Nations.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Source from IASbaba –

IASbaba ’60 Day Plan’ – Prelims Test 2016 [Day 9]

IASbaba Press Information Bureau (PIB)- 27th June to 3rd July, 2016

IASbaba’s Daily Current Affairs – 19th January, 2016


Prelims Capsule – 3

Q.59) Which of the following statement is/are the advantage/advantages of practising drip irrigation?

  1. Reduction in weed
  2. Reduction in soil salinity
  3. Reduction in soil erosion

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. None of the above is an advantage of practising drip irrigation.

Source from IASbaba –


ILP Value Add Block 1

Q.60) Regarding ‘DigiLocker’, sometimes seen in the news, which of the following statement is/are correct?

  1. It is a digital locker system offered by the Government under Digital India Programme.
  2. It allows you to access your e-documents irrespective of your physical location.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Source from IASbaba –

IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Quiz : Day 10

Prelims Capsule – 4

Q.61) Recently, linking of which of the following rivers was undertaken?

  1. Cauvery and Tungabhadra
  2. Godavari and Krishna
  3. Mahanadi and Sone
  4. Narmada and Tapti

Source from IASbaba –

ILP-Value Add-Drainage System

Q.62) In the cities of our country, who among the following atmospheric gases are normally considered in calculating the value of Air Quality Index?

  1. Carbon dioxide
  2. Carbon monoxide
  3. Nitrogen dioxide
  4. Sulphur dioxide
  5. Methane

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1, 2 and 3 only
  2. 2, 3 and 4 only
  3. 1, 4 and 5 only
  4. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Source from IASbaba –

Prelims Capsule – 6


Q.63) With reference to ‘Astrosat’, the astronomical observatory launched by India, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. Other than USA and Russia,India is the only country to have launched a similar observatory into space.
  2. Astrosat is a 2000 kg satellite placed in an orbit at 1650 km above the surface of the Earth.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Source from IASbaba –

60 Days (Q.15)

IASbaba ’60 Day Plan’ – Prelims Test 2016 [Day 3]

S&T Compilation Test Series-Test 3 (Q.13)

Q.64) Consider the following statements:

The Mangalyaan launched by ISRO

  1. is also called the Mars Orbiter Mission.
  2. made India the second country to have a spacecraft orbit the Mars after USA.
  3. made India the only country to be successful in making its spacecraft orbit the Mars in its very first attempt.

Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Source from IASbaba –


ILP Value Add- Space Issue- Block-3

Q.65) What was the main reason for the split in the Indian National Congress at Surat in 1907?

  1. Introduction of communalism into Indian politics by Lord Minto.
  2. Extremists’ lack of faith in the capacity of the moderates to negotiate with the British Government.
  3. Foundation of Muslim League.
  4. Aurobindo Ghosh’s inability to be elected as the President of the Indian National Congress.

Source from IASbaba –

Q46 Test Series 20

Q.66) The plan of Sir Stafford Cripps envisaged that after the Second World War

  1. India should be granted complete independence.
  2. India should be partitioned into two before granting independence.
  3. India should be made a republic with the condition that she will join the Commonwealth.
  4. India should be given Dominion status.

Source from IASbaba –

Q.30 Test Series 20

Q.67) The Parliament of India acquires the power to legislate on any item in the State List in the national interest if a resolution to that effect is passed by the

  1. Lok Sabha by a simple majority of its total membership.
  2. Lok Sabha by a majority of not less than two-thirds of its total membership.
  3. Rajya Sabha by a simple majority of its total membership.
  4. Rajya Sabha by a majority of not less than two-thirds of its members present and voting.

Source from IASbaba –

Q90 Major Test 2


Q.68) With reference to the Agreement at the UNFCCC Meeting in Paris in 2015, which of the following statement is/ are correct?

  1. The Agreement was signed by all the member of countries of the UN and it will go into effect in 2017.
  2. The Agreement aims to limit the greenhouse gas emissions so that the rise in average global temperature by the end of this century does not exceed 2°C or even 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels
  3. Developed countries acknowledged their historical responsibility in global warming and committed to donate $ 1000 billion a year from 2020 to help developing countries to cope with climate change.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 and 3 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Source from IASbaba –

Q.4 – (60 Days)


Prelims Capsule 4


Q.69) Consider the following statements:

  1. The Sustainable Development Goals were first proposed in 1972 by a global think tank called the ‘Club of Rome’
  2. The Sustainable Development Goals have to be achieved by 2030

Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Source from IASbaba –


Minor-1 Q-49


Q.70) A recent movie titled The Man Who Knew Infinity is based on the biography of

  1. Ramanujan
  2. Chandrasekhar
  3. N. Bose
  4. V. Raman

Source from IASbaba –




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Comments :
  • Ankur yadav says:

    that’s amazing babaji !!!!! waiting for ilp 2017

  • Tashvin Singh says:

    sir i have mailed you plz have a look at that please sir

  • Mani Champ says:

    Thts BABAji da!!!!!

  • Satnam Sïngh Dhïllön says:

    Truly a gem…How I missed this gem…Gem khojan main gayi rahi kinaare baith…jo gem chahiye to le IAS baba ka saath…ILP2017 is my last but I will fight till the last moment.

    • IASbaba says:

      Wah Wah !!
      Dont worry Satnam.. together we can win the battle 🙂

      • Satnam Sïngh Dhïllön says:

        Got 95 Marks(worst case scenario) due to you…But looking at the situation of disappointment pouring in from all quarters…I might make the cut…Anyways I am moving ahead with ILP2017 but do take care of working professional angle…I am a working profession…CSE2017 is my second attempt and last one…I have full faith on you IAS baba..You promised me that you will come with unique program for working professionals…So please keep your promise…

        • IASbaba says:


          Keep your fingers crossed and start preparing for Mains.
          We will surely keep up with our promise. You will get to know about that in a few more days to come.
          Also, you should promise us that you will give your 100%.

          • Satnam Sïngh Dhïllön says:

            100% effort sure…rest depends on God and you…

          • Ankit Verma says:

            Baba mera bhi 93 no aa raha hai kuch ho sakta h kya? mujae nahi lagta cut off min 100 se kam hoga 🙁

            Time nahi tha esliyae i read current from Nov, few questions were from may june also that i was not able to touch.
            But this time i won’t leave any any things untouched 🙂

  • CSE2017 aspirant (ABG) says:

    Thanks Baba ji
    Though I could not perform that well, but indeed many questions came from 60+3 program and I am highly indebted to you.
    Thank you and looking forward for TLP season 2 and I hope it becomes even more successful than your prelims campaign 🙂


    sorry to say, here, i was extremely disappoint with my performance…due to haphazardly covered CA THAT TOO IN last moment of exam day. dont know what to do after working tiredlessly over long time.

    • CSE2017 aspirant (ABG) says:

      koi naa bhai – prepare even better for next time 🙂
      There is nothing to lose, bas padte raho – prepare for mains also and participate in TLP season 2.

      • ASTRO BOY RETURNS says:

        i prepared exhaustly all conventional topic, i feel, last few weeks exam tensions,along with completely neglecting CURRENT AFFAIRS PART. ( which still i forget to give importance to this part ,also never get improving with my performance in prelims after exhausted study…put me panicked in exam day…day before yesterday night i was slept just 3 hrs only..tackling questions almost pick wrong one outweight more than right ones…cant able to move on..since i always prepared mains nmy optional part inadvance…i seriously felt my approach towards prelims is never be on positive side..since last 2 years. right nw put under scrutiny upon my abilities whether i m ll be right caliber person to fit in cse or not. an lone wounded wolf’s pain never be understood by no one.

        • CSE2017 aspirant (ABG) says:

          See – anyone can clear CSE exam
          Mistakes happen and one need to understand from them
          UPSC gives us 6 chances and you have lost only 2
          I understand that you have prepared for last 2 years rigorously – that knowledge will never go in vain.
          I too did not perform that well in exam hall ( I used to score better in many mocks which were difficult than prelims )
          It happens with many of us. Failure does not mean that you are incapable.
          I would advice you to take some relax now and then prepare again with full vigour.

          I would like to give example from sports
          In Rio olympics, Bindra came 4th – just missed bronze by whisker, champion shooter Gagan Narang can not make the cut. Djokovic lost in first round. Hockey champs Australia lost match against minnows. That does not mean they are incapable.

          Failure and success are part and parcel of life. We are here to enjoy this process. Winner is that who does not give up after n number of failures.

          I realise your pain after performing poorly in prelims. Sabko hota hai and it’s natural. Just relax for few days and then take decision. You can make it to the final list. IASbaba is always with us. Just never lose hope. Be patient – ek na ek din success milega. You just need to tweak your strategy and maintain balance between different subjects.

          Your preparation for mains and optional will be very handy next time when you give exam ( time hi kitna hai yaar, June main hai. Firse ek aur try maar and you will make it ) Sab accha ho jaayega.

          • CSP16MAINS@AP says:

            Winner is that who does not give up after n number of failures.?????

          • ASTRO BOY RETURNS says:

            no words to acknowledge ur reply. i still do know whether once again i may fail to clear prelims or not, but i believe my hardwork ll not goes down in vain.thank u for ur thoughtful comment.

          • HappyIAS says:

            dude, dont fret over it too much! especially right now.. just do what makes u happy.. anyway, u wanted to clear it to make u happy, noe? So, ultimate goal is satisfaction and happiness na.. dont be so worried.. read baba’s post before prelims.. did u read about Satya Nadella? He couldnt clear Prelims thrice! Depressed and dejected, he left for US. Need I say more?

            So, dont u give up on ur dream until u know u have given ur 100% and God has made different plans for u. Believe u me. His plan is the best of all the plans we make for ourselves.

            So, have faith in urself and in ur abilities.. UPSC doesn’t define us and our lives.. it’s just a part of our lives..

            ye suno dost aur khush raho.. himmat kabhi mat haarna 🙂


            Wish u all the very best!

          • HappyIAS says:

            waah mere sher! DIL JEET LIYAA! 😀

            shabaash! achcha hai tera score.. padho bas aur ishwas rakho! 🙂

          • CSE2017 aspirant (ABG) says:

            Sahi bola aapne, apne par humesha vishwaas rakhna chahiye chahe kuch bhi ho jaaye

          • Cuyen says:

            wah mere bro jab b bolta hai mast encouragement de deta hai. u are so positive in nature. good abhii..:)

          • CSE2017 aspirant (ABG) says:

            Thanks di, khoob likhenge ab TLP main and will enjoy writing

          • Cuyen says:

            sure my dearest bro..:) will have to work harder now abhi..:) hpe cutoff gets a lil low. and we are writg mains.

          • Cuyen says:

            i feel . most first timer are saying they are unable to crss 100 . so cutoff will be low around 105-106.

          • CSE2017 aspirant (ABG) says:

            We never know what will happen. But, yes we should start our prep now. We just cannot predict what’s gonna happen. We can only hope that cutoff is 102-107.

          • Cuyen says:

            am just scared when people say cutoff will be 120.:P

          • CSE2017 aspirant (ABG) says:

            We just cannot predict, that’s it. Nothing can be said before the result comes 🙂 . Don’t be scared – Prelims ko bhool jaao, keep it aside and start preparing for mains – hona hoga to hoga nhi to next year 🙂

          • Cuyen says:

            han we have done our job now let see our destiny.

          • Anurag says:

            Babaji ko mil rahe compliments me se kuch part to tumahara bhi banta hai bhai.. bcz Bich bich me achhe motivating lines likhte ho Greatt… Keep it up..

          • CSE2017 aspirant (ABG) says:

            I was in introspective mode yesterday. I also could not perform well even after following IASbaba, despite the fact that hit ratio was 70+. I just wanted to share my feelings with others to lighten myself.

            I read your comment and it’s unfortunate that fever struck you at wrong time. You did exceptionally well to score around 107 even after fever. I hope you get qualified for mains ( Mera bhi ho jaayega itne par 🙂 ).

            Will see you in TLP – keep writing. let’s do a good prep of mains and hope that luck favours us there.

          • Karthik_(KK) says:


        • Peeku says:

          I understand your pain and you totally have the caliber…u have yourself said u covered conventional portion exhaustively… That means you are much much ahead of the ppl aspiring for next year…think of it in this way pls…:)

        • Pheonix says:

          Even I did the same Thing neglecting Current Affairs was the gravest Mistake I did (I was like I should focus more on modern history & laxmikanth So I revised it One more Time ; They will ask max – max 15 question from Current Affairs ). Upsc Surprised me a lot Now I don’t know whether I am going to make it or not. I Realized One thing CSE IS UNPREDICTABLE , from now onwards I wont specualte or predict anything. The best Approach is “expect the Unexpected”.

    • Dharavi Writer says:

      you astro boy ! I know you’ll return with a bang soon !

    • Red Dragon says:

      Bhai..galti ek bar hoti hai hmesa nahi… Now there won’t be any mistake on ur part..u will do it great way…or aap bhut ahead ho baki k crowd se.. Relax a bit..n stay tuned to the Babaji.. 🙂

  • Madhu Babu says:

    Yes…its true…this i have realized in exam hall itself….but some of things could not recollect in exam. with silly mistakes….its my bad..any possible cut off pls

  • The Showstopper says:

    Yes Yes you won.Now give me my cookie.
    Well Prelims 2017 is on june 18.(hurry)As an old ILP aspirant i need to know when the 2017 plan starts.As a part of current ILP how will the membership plan will work if i want to opt for ILP 2017.(I know you wont tell me individually and would actually make a post for this question.Still can you do it like you know Tommoro:)I barely gave 4 test that too from Prelims plan.Mains i wasnt there(well i was in hopital with a tube in mouth).But i liked mains block much more than prelims addons.So i hope you step up the prelims plan more this time around.And then i never had time for tests.I did finished all subjects but decided that i cant prepare for all of current affairs and thought to not attemp half of it.Well as you know by now UPSC has killed me like Jon Snow.(Its actually hilarious now at the point i am in life…..everytime i hope things to not go south it blows full south.(I am like Witness me and the Universe is like Mediocre).Its totally like the movie Martian.

  • SherniZaad says:

    I want to thank the whole team of IASbaba from the Mariana Trench of my heart. I had never thought of scoring this much ever in my life. I always wanted to just clear it with a decent score. But being under your guidance i cud do the impossible. Which means nothing is impossible if hardwork and patience are invested into something. But its only because of you guys that i was able to make it.

    Iasbaba means Angel to me, blessing to me!

    I pray that all my friends who have put in their hard work and sweat for prelims clear it and make it to mains….and even if you dont , plss have faith in u like i did when i was unable to make it to prelims. Just keep pushing yourself, keep walking , take rests, but never stop till u reach ur goal. 🙂

    I promise to work harder for mains. Baba jee apna aashirvaad banaye rakhna sherni pe:-)

  • Karthik says:

    Great Babaji.. Kudos!

    • pradeep pal says:

      baba is boon for us bro. now expecting invaluable company for mains from baba and friends like u. @iasbaba:disqus please take care for the mains too.

  • innovating idea says:

    People who have religiously followed the program are hitting 130 plus…I Like So Much This Precious Sentence 🙂 I Am One Of Them Check By Various Key Average Score More Than 135 .. Thank you So Much BABA .. Without ILP And Your Guidance I Am Not Able To Good Score In Prelims ( Pichale Sal 2015 Me 105.34 Pe Atak Gaya Tha ) .. Bas Sir Abhi To Ek Hi Stage Par Hua Hai .. Aapki Mentor Ship Me UPSC Bahut Easy Ho Gai he .. Jo Pehle Me UPSC Ko Born With Milestone Ke Liye Manta Tha .. But Ab Mere Thinking Change Ho Gai He .. Any Serious And Hard Working Guy Can Crack UPSC Bas Ek Right Mentor Chaiye Jo Mujhe Mil Gaye .. ( KUMAR VIVEK SIR And IASBABA Team ) .. Thank You So Much Bottom Of My Heart .. 🙂

  • Anjani says:

    Made no mistake in choosing ILP over others, but somewhere down the line owing to various reasons (read external factors / excuses) couldn’t follow it religiously.

    But have no regrets over the last year what i have achieved, from zero to having a chance of crossing a line is no bad while working in a hectic job life.

    Have many doubts now how to go about it next.
    1. Should leave job and prepare full time ?
    2. Should switch job for a less demanding to devote more time ?
    3. Should first secure RBI/SSC first this year then go for it next to next year ?

    Just a basic about me if someone want to help me clear my above doubts:
    graduated in 2014, 2nd attempt, it sector, pretty good pay (making the decision harder), last but not the motivated to join indian administrative services one day.

    i know these doubts are very generic and it depends on the exact situation of the candidate on how to go about it. i was thinking of crashing over to your gates just after the exams but was ashamed as after getting the questions straight away from the mock papers , i couldn’t cross the line.

    finally done or not, thank you for making me believe i can do it with focussed approach without going to mecca of upsc at least prelims. enjoy the tremendous success u have achieved it this time. hope we would celebrate it together.

    Could have written it as mail, but as many crossed the line, many couldn’t do it so just for them they are not alone :p and the questions if answered would be of help for lot of people like me 🙂


    • Ankit Bhardwaj says:

      Don’t leave your job. Have the will power to clear it while working. Can be done.
      Try clearing RBI. Last year my friend cleared it, and now he has lost the charm for civil services (coz former is a very fulfilling job, both work wise and money wise). Lot of opportunities are there, keep swimming.

    • IASbaba says:


      Believe in your efforts and have confidence. Do not leave the job as uncertainty has no limits. Be with us and let us do it together 🙂

  • Affu says:

    Thank you so much baba,aakhri din mein(before pre) baba ke compilations ka hi sahara tha:-) hope u shall pay equal attention to ur online followers so that we dont regret much that we were not part of offline group,ab bhakt bhakt hota hai,online ho ya offline,.bhakti aur shraddha toh same hi hai na

  • Ribhu V. says:

    Babaji I went through your 60 days tests in 10 days as I started in last week of July. They were good. I just read all test solutions PDFs. It helped a lot. Thank you 🙂

  • Jasmeet 2017 says:

    Desperately waiting for your 2017 ILP , baba ji ki JAI ho ..

  • Jarvis says:

    Baba, I was not able to give this years prelims due to certain problems but I am your ILP student. I gave only one or two test. But I am religiously planning to follow ILP-2017. How will the membership plan work for old candidates baba? Kindly help and guide. Clear out our anxieties.

  • naveen[ ILP ID; Nav0916] says:

    Thank you babaji….it was only because of your plan and test prog that i could manage the score of around 117 [ various ans keys]// hopefully it suffice; i would have definitely periled if not supported by your initiatives and timely kicks, the kind of tricky paper it was…..waiting to participate in the online mains programme..;]

  • Peeku says:

    I thank divine providence everyday for the day I landed on iasbaba.com…..an absolute game changer….thank you so much! Pls bhavnao ko samjhiye I am out of words 🙂

  • mehnati says:

    thank you really babaji…aapki sharan main aakar uddhar ho gaya…getting 114(shankar keys) and 116(vajiram).I have no words to thank you babaji…have joined ILP tests and was regular with 60 days plans..thank you so much babaji…now excited for mains..!!!!

  • ARJUN KARTHA says:

    babaji ………….95+ , is there any hope ?

    • jay says:

      Buddy, start preparing for mains anyways…It won’t go wasted at all. Obviously u r not going to prepare for prelims alone in the coming months. I hope that you clear.

    • Pravin says:

      @arjunvkartha:disqus Yes you are IN. Cutoff would be around 88-90. Start preparing for mains

  • swati30 says:

    Thank you babaji.. from not clearing prelims last year to getting in by a good margin this year.. it was all because of you. ILP and 60 days plan worked wonders.. really grateful for your efforts and support.. hope to get even better result in mains.. KEEP ROCKING 🙂

  • jay says:

    U guys have always rocked!! Since the inception of IASbaba in June 2015, I’ve been an ardent follower as well as a promoter 😛 😛 of the website. Last time I lost prelims by around 7-8 marks, but nevertheless whatever I could answer was solely because I followed this site. This time, I joined ILP and I can definitely say that my performance have increased significantly. This time I’ve done better but I don’t know if I can clear prelims with a score of 104.

    But I can say this for sure; even if I don’t make it this time, the satisfaction that I have done better than previous attempt is only due to the fact that this website has helped me immensely. And I will continue seeking your guidance with TLP and other initiatives..Thank you so much , Sirs. I really mean it !!!

  • Simi says:

    Thank you so much babaji. Your initiatives worked wonders for me. IASBABA is AWESOME!!

  • singh swadesh says:

    Thank you Babaji!! your support really helped me. your 60 days plan was best!! hopefully i’ll clear it but my marks are at edge as per previous year cut-off.
    Again thanks a lot!!

  • aspirant aspirant says:


  • learner says:

    Well, isn’t this post half truth! Why haven’t you calculated the contribution of inspirational articles, videos, quotes and the constant reminder – ” Accountability to self is the only way for success” ? Where is the contribution of active, lively and positive community? I guess these contributions are hard to quantify but not hard to recognise and be grateful about.

    Thank you Iasbaba for providing not only prelims conquering questions but all round ecosystem. You are an inspiration.

  • Dharavi Writer says:

    Thank u sir 🙂 :*

    Is there any PSIR optional candidate here ?

  • Bubun says:

    Scored 150 +-2: 80 correct & 12 incorrect, thanks to ur All India Free mock which was someway absurd & weird (both questions & solutions).
    I was really humbled there to score just 90 in ur 2nd All India Mock after seeing 50 odd guys scoring above 120.
    (This shock snatched 20 marks from me in prelims :D)

    Anyway 60 days was really good, grateful to you for that. It was much grounded & far better than Vision & Vajiram’s test series

    Any guy/girl from History optional. Plz contact to this mail id: abinashmishra321@gmail.com. We are forming a study group.

    • aspirant aspirant says:

      Congrats dude… I am highly disappointed with my performance. What is the actual strategy you followed to get 150 marks. Any magazine for current affairs other than Vision IAS…..I want to score 130+ in CSP 2017….How you are managed Medival india Qs ? ….

      • Bubun says:

        1. I make concise notes of Insight daily current events becuase they cover almost all relevant articles from a broad source. Make it concise. Remove unnecessary facts, datas & figures. Do it on monthly basis. No need to read any magazine or even The Hindu.

        2. Medieval History: History is my optional. I read it deeply. U just refer to Satish Chandra. Mark out important things there only. Read_ re read the book again & again. That’s all.

        • aspirant aspirant says:

          ok..Thanks for the reply……

          I was followed VISION IAS monthly magazine …..50% current affairs came from this magazine.

          I did not find in Vision magazine like Doctors without borders, red sanders, swayam, import cover……

          Were they covered in Insights……In 2014, I was followed insight daily events…looked not worthy at that time and also they dont cover Sunday news……

          Were all medieval Qs came directly from satish chandra ?

      • Harshit says:

        An all time strategy can only fetch you 110-120 marks. It might be your day that most questions are asked from optional. History optional must have done really well this time. Medicines sans frontier was in Hindu. http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/health/mdecins-sans-frontires-on-indias-role-in-the-rcep-meet/article8728609.ece
        Hindu is must.

        • aspirant aspirant says:

          Thanks frnd …..How to avoid silly mistakes ? Because of this, I have lost 20 marks.

  • Red Dragon says:

    🙂 whenever I see ur write-ups… It puts smile on my face…not bcz u r joking…but bcz u r so sincere…ur planning is so awesome… Even if I write pages I won’t be tired of praising u… Ur 60+3 plan was invaluable… Thank you, thank u n thank u 😀

    Need help in Philosophy optional.. Bhai/Behen koi b ho is group se to…ping me.. 🙂

  • Blossom says:



    Plz help me.. i am scoring 120+ in paper1
    but could answer only 40 questions in paper2

    do i have any chance? is it even possible to clear prelims with such dismal performance in paper 2?

    Plz reply.. i have been dying to find out

  • Atul Sharma says:

    Dear Baba

    Congratulations on your marvelous work in last 60 days. Fortunately I could read your last few days motivation articles which were really turning points for me despite being repeat of last year.

    Thank you so much for all your efforts in the whole last year. I am scoring 119 to 127 according to different keys.

    Hoping to write mains for which you deserve a part of course. Thank you babababa again!!!

  • Surabhi says:

    Dear Babaji,
    Thanks for your efforts, which are mostly grounded & realistic ones. You are not just teacher but a mentor in complete sense, and you really care for the those who are genuine followers & are serious in their effort. Personally I knew, I was not a stalwart of paper-1 (can never be :D). But could manage 109-115 (different keys), only because of your consistent guidance & programs, which help me push my abilities. Cutoffs are really unpredictable, some are even giving range of +-10 (20 marks! – It is too harsh), but not their fault, after all it is unpredictable UPSC. 🙂 So, Thank you. Hope to clear prelims & complete the journey this year itself, else like Anupam kher says “Kuch bhi ho sakta hai!”

  • Moriarty Fan says:

    @iasbaba:disqus I am a regular follower of your program, I am getting 130 marks according to forumias key, do you think it is sufficient for IFos cutoff.

  • Mintu says:

    @IASbaba scoring 120+ in prelims Paper-I
    ILP 2016 programme was very helpful….

    Thanks a lot..

  • ViVi says:

    @iasbaba:disqus ypur 60 days initiative was gr8/………helped alot in sailing through the tide of prelims…please come out with similar plans for mains as well……..Thanks once again

  • ViVi says:

    @iasbaba:disqus Do you plan to come out with any guidance for Sociology optional as well?

  • gp says:

    got 68 out of these 70 correct… thank u baba…

  • rega raja says:

    Sir, my qualification is B.com., but I like to write this exam. But no idea for this how to study and where did collect the material. I have doubt on me that us can I write this exam. Because I have completed my b.com in 2003. What is my optional subject. Can I study in our course through online because I have one small daughter. Please reply me sir. Will u help me sir.

    • IASbaba says:


      First understand the essence of this examination and try to do introspection whether you can or not? This is very important to know. Once you are ready with full determination then go through the syllabus and previous papers to know the intricacies. On our website you will find all the related areas on which one need to focus for this examination

    • Red Dragon says:

      Sure…they will help u..here u will get all the quality materials. Their help is nt limited to study materials but encompass all the aspect of preparation be it emotional or professional..I can vouch for them..tht u r on right place given u also give ur 100% … Gud luck.. 🙂 or baat rahi abt way of preparation…thn Babaji is known for tht…just wait for ILP2017.. 🙂

  • Bhatakti aatma says:

    I will start crying babaji pls update daily news analysis..pls

  • Anurag says:

    Thank you very much Babaji..
    ILP initiative was a great Idea and a greater Hit. I owe much of my 107.67 marks (+/- 4) to this alongwith test series and Value added notes, C.A. Capsule etc. But much more than that it gave me an opportunity to be in touch with some awesome mentors and friends.
    Still I don’t know that this score is enough or not but I am OK with it as I gave mental as well as physical Exam ( 102 degree Fever on sat and D-day).
    Thank you Babaji(s) for all the pains and effort. Real DECENTRALISATION starts from here. 😉

  • Toad Sage says:

    Babaji thanks to your immense support I have managed to score around 125-130 marks in Prelims 2016. I have always been a silent follower ever since the inception of the website but today I am compelled to express my heartfelt gratitude.

    I happened to come across your website when I began my preparation for UPSC and it instantly clicked. The simplicity and the focus on smart work was just super awesome and so I had absolutely no doubt in my mind when I decided to join the ILP 3 program. From then on the experience got even better with the personal interactions doing wonders to my motivation levels and helping me to analyse and work on my weak areas. Babaji, not only did you repay our trust in you but over and over again you went much beyond it with your sincere efforts and quality material.

    There is still a long way to go and I am sure that the journey ahead is going to be as exciting and fun filled as it has been up until now. Once again I wish to thank you for everything that you have done. I hope that the bond we have formed grows stronger as we progress and leads us on to the path of success.And now lets’s rock with TLP Part 2!!!

    Babaji ki Jai!!!

  • Pavithran Garcio says:

    Hello ias babaji!!!
    I read sincerely for prelims from june only, followed your 60 days plan, that’s all i did, never read newspapers also properly, and i am getting 105.33 according to your key. Thank you so much!!!! I sincerely agree that 70 plus questions came from your revision plan only….

  • thesilentguardian says:

    Thank you very much babaji for your support throughout the CSE preperation….especially your 60 days plan was immensely helpful. Hoping to sail through the prelims with very good marks(125+ in paper 1). You cannot imagine sense of confidance it has instilled in me after the past year failure in prelims. It was indeed a shot in the arm. 🙂

  • ALAG says:

    I don’t know how to thank babaji and Team . I was devastated just before one week of the preliminary exam 2016. I was not getting what to do;though I had prepared. Preparation was unorganised, I was not knowing which source I had read. Then comes the saviour compilation of current affairs and static parts. I glanced through these. While attempting paper, I was overjoyed to see question were directly or indirectly taken from them. I am thanking you babaji from bottom my heart .because of you I am able to attempt 78 questios. Hope to clear prelims.

  • Harshit says:

    Absolutely noone seems to get less than 115.
    I really feel 112 seems to be a bad score, may be not even enough.
    Last year I got 106. Will this year be the same? :O

  • Event Horizon says:

    Thank you Sir!
    The 60 days and ILP programme proved to be of immense help


    Thanks a ton @IASbaba scoring 133-135 (according to various key)s with the help of your open initiatives.
    If i had not followed your 60day programme i woudnt be writing this today, as my favorite and strong subjects are geo, history, polity and abysmally low questions from those areas would have shattered my dreams if it was not for your emphasis on current affairs.Thanks a lot and hoping for the same quality guidance for the mains this year. Totally dependent on IASBABA…

  • raunak ranjan says:

    Baba please clarify the debatable chief secretary question.

  • in one of my post,i suggested all to do the questions from @iasbaba:disqus ………..and i also said i never would write a post if it’s not gonna happen and look 70+ questions comes from iasbaba…………that why i am able to correct 95 questions correct,,,,,,,,,,whoever took my advice seriously definitely got through the prelims

    ……………Thanks once again babaji,,,,,,,,,,so,babaji what your plan for this year mains as well as optional(History)……………

  • @heidi how was your paper my dear…………..got to know your score………..now gear up for mains………..this time we both had to be on the list………….

  • manishshukla says:

    Good No’s repeated…Check on Plans on other websites also.. Follow only 1 till your Mains Exam 2017.. http://www.madeeasyias.com/download-prelims-mains-plan-2017/

  • KTGULFAM says:

    Thanks a lot @iasbaba:disqus. I followed your 60-day plan religiously and also focussed a lot on my weaknesses. I am scoring around 115.33 (+-2) which might make me sail through. Irrespective of the fact if it does or does not, I still owe a lot to you. Thanks a lot for being a guiding light and leading us to the path of success. Thanks a ton!!

    P.S: Any Public Administration aspirant who is willing to share details and prepare together please feel free to mail me at: bawasinghbawa@gmail.com Thanks!

  • Abhishek says:

    Yeah, Geo Optional here.

    • Madhukar says:

      I also have Geo as optional. Kindly include me too in ur grp if any. immadhukar16 @ gmail . com

  • pradeep pal says:

    also having geo optional….mitra made any group kya?

  • The Hulk says:

    Baba one request.. Most of the questions stated above were not part of your ILP tests, and almost all of them were not static one.. Students tend to emphasise more on question that came in mock tests and judge themselves on that basis. But this time please make your tests more comprehensive so that we can be ready for any surprises from UPSC like this time where static portion carried a relatively less marks then previous years. Want to see 70+ hit ratio from your ILP alone.. And thanks for doing so much hard work for us.. May God bless you all…

    • IASbaba says:

      Because of ILP we are able to maintain the overall quality service that we provide on iasbaba.com

      Sustenance will take us further in improving our quality and focus on outcome based service. That’s our aim 🙂

  • Rabindra Mishra says:

    Hey what will be d final notification of Baswan report from Government.
    Will d age reduce to 27
    Or attempts will be reduce.

    • IASbaba says:

      Don’t worry.If it all it gets implemented, it will be over 4 years.Also it will be pareto optional decision – in this sense additional grace attempts will be given to people who have crossed the age limit so that no one looses out.

  • rega raja says:

    Babaji please tell me when will u start in ILP 2017 preliminary classes and also how much amount I will pay for this coaching. I eagerly waiting for your reply.

  • Amrendra Baahubali says:

    I joined your ILP-2016 PROGRAM but due to my financial circumstances i had to postpone my Plans
    Now i have cleared SSC CGL and want to continue my journey fpr UPSC. PLEASE guide shall i continue with 2016 PLATFORM or shall I again join ILP -2017 if i am planning for 2018. It is requested to guide me. I have only you for guidance.

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