Think, Learn & Perform (TLP)- UPSC General Studies Mains Answer Writing 2017

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This page is dedicated for Answer Writing for Civil Services Examination, UPSC Mains 2017. We post 5 GS questions based on static and contemporary issues and also review answers of regular participants. In the end of the day, synopsis is also provided. Plan is provided below

Relevance of our HOT questions have been shown in Mains 2015- Around 80% Hit ratioClick Here

For 2016 Mains Hit Ratio and Analysis

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IASbaba’s Current Affairs Focus (CAF) Mains 2017

20th Oct – Day 13

19th Oct – Day 12

17th Oct – Day 11

16th Oct – Day 10

13th Oct – Day 9

12th Oct – Day 8                                                                                                      Synopsis

11th Oct – Day 7                                                                                                       Synopsis

10th Oct – Day 6                                                                                                     Synopsis

9th Oct – Day 5                                                                                                       Synopsis

6th Oct – Day 4                                                                                                       Synopsis

5th Oct – Day 3                                                                                                       Synopsis

4th Oct – Day 2                                                                                                       Synopsis

3rd Oct – Day 1                                                                                                Synopsis

PHASE II-2017 AFTER PRELIMS- July to October 2017

Full Plan-TLP PHASE 2


Paper III & IV

Paper I & II

Sep Compilation

29th Sep – Day 60                                                                                                Synopsis

28th Sep – Day 59                                                                                               Synopsis

27th Sep – Day 58                                                                                                Synopsis

26th Sep – Day 57                                                                                               Synopsis

25th Sep – Day 56                                                                                               Synopsis

22nd Sep – Day 55                                                                                              Synoposis

21st Sep – Day 54                                                                                                 Synopsis

20th Sep – Day 53                                                                                               Synopsis

19th Sep – Day 52                                                                                                 Synopsis  

18th Sep – Day 51                                                                                                 Synopsis

15th Sep – Day 50                                                                                                Synopsis

14th Sep – Day 49                                                                                                Synopsis

13th Sep – Day 48                                                                                                Synopsis

12th Sep – Day 47                                                                                                 Synopsis

July Compilation

11th Sep – Day 46                                                                                                 Synopsis

8th Sep – Day 45                                                                                                  Synopsis

Aug Compilation

7th Sep – Day 44                                                                                                   Synopsis

6th Sep – Day 43                                                                                                   Synopsis

5th Sep – Day 42                                                                                                   Synopsis

4th Sep – Day 41                                                                                                   Synopsis

1st Sep – Day 40                                                                                                    Synopsis

31st Aug – Day 39                                                                                                  Synopsis

30th Aug – Day 38                                                                                                Synopsis

29th Aug – Day 37                                                                                                Synopsis

28th Aug – Day 36                                                                                               Synopsis

26th Aug – Essay

25th Aug – Day 35                                                                                                 Synopsis

24th Aug – Day 34                                                                                                Synopsis

23rd Aug – Day 33                                                                                                Synopsis

22nd Aug – Day 32                                                                                              Synopsis

21st Aug – Day 31                                                                                                  Synopsis       

18th Aug – Day 30                                                                                                Synopsis

17th Aug – Day 29                                                                                                 Synopsis

16th Aug – Day 28                                                                                                Synopsis

15th Aug – Day 27                                                                                                 Synopsis

14th Aug – Day 26                                                                                                 Synopsis    

11th Aug – Day 25                                                                                                 Synopsis

10th Aug- Day 24                                                                                                 Synopsis

9th Aug – Day 23                                                                                                  Synopsis      

8th Aug – Day 22                                                                                                  Synopsis

7th Aug – Day 21                                                                                                   Synopsis

4th Aug – Day 20                                                                                                 Synopsis

3rd Aug – Day 19                                                                                                  Synopsis

2nd Aug – Day 18                                                                                                 Synopsis

1st Aug – Day 17                                                                                                    Synopsis

31st July – Day 16                                                                                                Synopsis         

28th July – Day 15                                                                                               Synopsis

27th July – Day 14                                                                                                 Synopsis

26th July – Day 13                                                                                                Synopsis

25th July – Day 12                                                                                                 Synopsis

24th July – Day 11                                                                                                 Synopsis

21st July – Day 10                                                                                                  Synopsis

20th July – Day 9                                                                                                  Synopsis    

19th July – Day 8                                                                                                     Synopsis

18th July – Day 7                                                                                                     Synopsis

17th July – Day 6                                                                                                     Synopsis   

15th July- ESSAY

14th July – Day 5                                                                                                    Synopsis

13th July – Day 4                                                                                                    Synopsis

12th July – Day 3                                                                                                     Synopsis

11th July – Day 2                                                                                                      Synopsis

10th July- Day 1                                                                                                       Synopsis


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Week 1 & 2

Week 3, 4 & 5

Week 6, 7 & 8

Week 9 & 10

Week 11 & 12


10th April – Day 60                                                                                       Synopsis

7th April – Day 59                                                                                          Synopsis

6th April – Day 58                                                                                          Synopsis

5th April – Day 57  

4th April – Day 56                                                                                            Synopsis

3rd April – Day 55                                                                                            Synopsis

30th March – Day 54                                                                                       Synopsis

29th March – Day 53                                                                                       Synopsis

28th March – Day 52                                                                                       Synopsis

27th March – Day 51

25th March – Day 50

24th March – Day 49

23rd March – Day 48                                                                                       Synopsis

22nd March – Day 47                                                                                       Synopsis

21st March – Day 46                                                                                         Synopsis

20th March – Day 45                                                                                       Synopsis                                                                                       

17th March – Day 44                                                                                        Synopsis

16th March – Day 43                                                                                        Synopsis

15th March – Day 42                                                                                        Synopsis

14th March – Day 41                                                                                         Synopsis

11th March – Day 40                                                                                         Synopsis

10th March – Day 39                                                                                         Synopsis

8th March  – Day 38                                                                                          Synopsis    

7th March – Day 37                                                                                            Synopsis

6th March – Day 36                                                                                            Synopsis

3rd March – Day 35                                                                                            Synopsis

2nd March – Day 34                                                                                            Synopsis

1st March – Day 33                                                                                              Synopsis

28th Feb – Day 32                                                                                                Synopsis

27th Feb – Day 31                                                                                                  Synopsis

25th Feb – Day 30                                                                                                 Synopsis

24th Feb – Day 29                                                                                                 Synopsis

23rd Feb – Day 28                                                                                                Synopsis

21st Feb – Day 27                                                                                                   Synopsis

20th Feb – Day 26                                                                                                Synopsis

18th Feb – Essay Day 4

17th Feb – Day 25                                                                                                 Synopsis

16th Feb – Day 24                                                                                                 Synopsis

15th Feb – Day 23                                                                                                 Synopsis

14th Feb – Day 22                                                                                                 Synopsis

13th Feb – Day 21                                                                                                  Synopsis

10th Feb – Day 20                                                                                                 Synopsis

9th Feb – Day 19                                                                                                    Synopsis

8th Feb – Day 18                                                                                                    Synopsis

7th Feb – Day 17                                                                                                      Synopsis

6th Feb  – Day 16                                                                                                    Synopsis

4th Feb – Essay Day 3

3rd Feb – Day 15                                                                                                      Synopsis

2nd Feb – Day 14                                                                                                     Synopsis

1st Feb – Day 13                                                                                                        Synopsis

31st Jan – Day 12                                                                                                      Synopsis

30th Jan – Day 11                                                                                                    Synopsis

28th Jan – Essay Day 2

27th Jan – Day 10                                                                                                    Synopsis

26th Jan – Day 9                                                                                                       Synopsis

25th Jan – Day 8                                                                                                       Synopsis

24th Jan-Day 7                                                                                                         Synopsis

23rd Jan- Day 6                                                                                                       Synopsis

21st Jan – Essay Day 1

20th Jan – Day 5                                                                                                      Synopsis

19th Jan – Day 4                                                                                                      Synopsis

18th Jan – Day 3                                                                                                      Synopsis

17th Jan – Day 2                                                                                                       Synopsis

16th Jan – Day 1                                                                                                       Synopsis


    synopsis k lie Dhanyawaad 🙂

  • Khushi

    Thanks a lot …your this initiative encourage me …as a hindi medium student its really a key to success.

  • annu

    Where is synopsis

  • mani

    Sir synopsis KB daloge

  • keerthi

    Sir!!!! Please continue the synopsis

  • ekta

    baba synopsis…

  • mandar jeware

    @iasbaba:disqus Plz provide synopsis as well

  • annu

    Plz provide synopsis baba

  • Airavatham

    Thank you so much for the initiative.

  • Masand

    Very nice and integrated initiative…. Thanks babaji

  • Liberator

    Can anyone pls provide me the daily schedule for tlp.. I am unable to find it

  • Missionias777

    Thanks a lot for this wonderful initiative and timely synopsis baba! You are a messiah to UPSC ASPIRANTS

  • C.M

  • mandar jeware

    Plz provide synopsis for last 2 days @IASbaba

  • ravi kumar

    how can i download synopisis..?

  • C.M

    • Oolong ” D Philosopher” Slayer

      I wish mere dad ko yeh din na dekhna pade…:P!!!

      PS: Dehradun main kabse SVPNPA khul gaya..hehe

      -Oolong Slayer IPS

  • Axi Tak

    Can you please update day 16, 17 and 18 synopsis, I am eagerly waiting for it.

  • C.M

    • Abhijeet upadhyay

      this is called a true motivational video….

  • Abhishek Mishra

    Babaji today again you refrained from reviewing my answers when copies of others who posted along with me are being consistently reviewed…. many thanks for such a strong encouragement!!!

    • Oolong Slayer IPS

      Keep writing bro…do not think about anything else…Sabr ka fal meetha hota hai!!

  • Missionias777

    Baba! Pls post the synopsis …..i rewuest u to not discontinue this wonderful initiative

  • C.M

  • Vivek Singh

    Where is synopsis babaji from 6 feb plz provide it plz

  • Putta

    After start of TLP how I am feeling 😛 😀

    Babaji sehat ke liye
    Babaji sehat ke liye
    Aap toh hanikaarak hai
    Babaji sehat ke liye
    Aap toh hanikaarak hai

    Hum pe thodi daya toh karo
    Hum nanhe baalak hai
    Hum pe thodi daya toh karo
    Hum nanhe baalak

    Discipline itna
    Discipline itna
    Khudkushi ke laayak hai
    Babaji sehat ke liye
    Aap toh haanikarak hai

    Ding dang ding dang Re Babaji!
    Ding dang ding dang Re Babaji!

    • 😀

      • Zenith

        Hello babaji 🙂

        Is there any initiative started by you for public administration 2017 mains?? If not, when will you start that?

  • mamta

    babaji please synopsis dijiye…..

  • bikram

    hiiii can anyone help me for international relations topics i cant find from where to study dese topics plzzzz

    • Axi Tak

      Download IASBABA monthly magazines and look in current affairs analysis of IASBABA. You will get most of topics related to international relations. International is a separate topic in iasbaba’s magazines you will see the best coverage of all international relations. Still if you don’t find you can read RSTV and AIR topics. I hope this helps.

      • bikram

        thank u

      • bikram

        joh book ir ki indias foreign policy woh sari krni hai
        plz repll

        • Axi Tak

          Hi, try to go through them from august 2016. Mostly read the one’s that IASBABA is asking TLP 2017. He tries to cover most of the important international relations in TLP 2017.

        • Axi Tak

          Don’t read all but keep yourself updated with the news and current India’s international relations and foreign policy. Majorly cover those which IASBABA asks in his TLP 2017.


      Refer these websites…Immense helps for Intl relations: IDSA, Observer Research Foundation and The Diplomat

  • C.M

  • Yaswanth Reddy


  • Abhi

    babaji, please post the synopsis

    • It will be provided soon

      • Hello Baba. Can you please provide a compilation of synopsis like you did last time?

  • Avneesh Mishra

    Please recommend books for zoology optional. Babaji plz post strategies and or atleast book recommendations for unpopular optionals as well since its really diffecult to get quality info on them.

  • ravi kumar

    babaji` pls post synopsis


    plz provide synopsis

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  • Ambathy

    Synopsis was an excellent feature. Please continue

  • Rohit Maurya

    plz update synopsis

  • Upendar Reddy Sama

    Please update Synopsys

  • ravi kumar

    babji pls update synopsis

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    • shobhit sharad

      Sorry Ma’am we Trust Babaji….Previous year 70 questions came in Prelims from it

      • Chandler Bing


  • ekta

    Sir plz upload the synopsis. answers are of superior quality. thanks for the synopsis.

  • Lordrunner

    Found sociology optional answer writing @

  • Diwakar Verma

    sir,pls provide synopsis.thanks

  • Kt

    Sir kindly upload is pending for more than two weeks
    Thanks and regard

  • roark

    synopsis plz

  • Rohit Maurya

    please update synopsis regularly please

  • brainstorm01

    Anyone have
    Geography ncert “land and people “????

  • Rohit Maurya

    Day 29 synopsis is not opening plz help

  • Abhi

    Babaji, Day 29 synopsis is not working.

  • Mahesh

    Sir, Day 29 synopsis is not opening, please rectify the issue.

  • Deepthi

    please provide synopsis for Day 36 & 37

    • It will provided soon.

      • Deepthi

        Thanks Sir

  • Aashish sharma

    IAS Baba yesterday’s TLP? Please update

  • Aashish sharma

    Babaji please update TLP.


    babaji dont update TLP pre is coming pre ni niklega bhakton ja agar baba TLP UPDATE KARNGE TO START FROM 25 JUNE


    babaji dont update TLP pre is coming pre ni niklega bhakton Ka agar baba TLP UPDATE karega to ,, START FROM 25 JUNE

  • Aashish sharma

    Please update the TLP Babaji

  • ravi kumar

    GREAT WORK BABAJI….pls provide synopsis of pending days (49,50,51 & 57). tqqq babjii.

  • Rishabh Sareen

    Thanks a lot babaji for this wonderful initiative 🙂

  • Amogh

    Babaji, please provide synopsis for remaining 4 days.

  • Rohit Maurya

    please update synopsis

  • Naruto

    babaji pls provide the synopsis for the missed dates too.. TLP part also helps a lot for prelims 🙂

  • madan kumar k j


    • Will come up with plan soon


    Baba is TLP2017 2nd part started

  • Baba waiting for your mains plan !!!

  • Hello Baba. Can you please provide a compilation of synopsis like last time?

  • Vishnu

    Any geography optional whatsapp group here?

  • Daemon

    Babaji, Please update the Synopsis (49,50,51,57)……Before the Phase-2 get started, Thanks in advance

  • Shree Atkal

    babaji what is plan for upsc mains 2017…

  • Arin

    Eagerly waiting for TLP. First timer.

  • Abhishek prakash

    Any one have mechanical optional
    Kindly mail me [email protected]

  • Surinder

    anybody with Eng Lit as optional?

    • Ankita Upadhyay


      • Surinder

        can we connect on gmail? my gmail id is [email protected]

      • nazia

        My optional is eng too. Can we connect on gmail or over whatsapp?

        • Ankita Upadhyay

          Yes.. Gmail for sure.. I’m not on whatsapp

      • Sankar

        Woah! I never thought I’d find people with the same optional as mine. Count me in!

    • nazia


  • lion

    Anyone with Anthropology optional who would like to write answers and get cross checked.

    • Sunshine

      Hi Lion, I have anthropology optional. I am looking for the same. Lets connect…

      • lion

        Alright drop a mail at [email protected]

        • Rajkumar ghiya

          First attempt with anthropology, doing self preparation please help which coaching material i should go for vaid,braintree,sosin or manirathnam

  • Ravi Nandu

    Can somebody guide me how to prepare holistically for Geography Subject as optional..and how many months are required….

  • Mr. LooL

    Baba please complie these synopsis paper wise it would be easy to read

  • ias agriculture


  • kumari

    is anybody with Telugu Literature optional?

  • kunal singh

    is there no question for today’ TLP Essay syllabus? Unable to see.
    plz help.

  • kunal singh

    Baba jee,unable to decode the syllabus. I mean that which all chapter do we need to study for today’s syllabus from let’s say Laxmikant.
    If source of daily test is briefly mentioned then it will immensely help us.We will not be wasting time to look for sources and what all chapter to be covered.
    If possible plz add a brief details of source along with daily syllabus for test.Plz consider.

  • Priyanka

    Plz tell me where to post my answers to get reviewed

    • kunal singh

      you can click on the question and either type your answer or attach the scan copy..

  • kunal singh

    Baba jee.. unable to post my answer. some technical problem is showing. I am attaching the photo of screen.
    Plz suggest what to do.It is happening from yesterday.

    • yNa


      • kunal singh

        Thanks for reply.. but also unable to drag it..

  • kunal singh

    Anyone getting trouble in uploading answer??

  • Priyanka
    • yNa

      good answer
      bt intro is too big
      handwriting is good
      missing second part of question
      overall good attempt

    • Kartikay Sharma

      How on earth can you expect to get marks for this answer? ‘Rigid bureaucratic superstructure’ needs to be elaborated before being criticized. Also, lateral entry may also refer to people from field organizations being promoted to secretarial positions. The working of American spoils system may also be mentioned. Being too vague may not always prove to be marks fetching. I apologize in advance if you felt bad.

  • Buddha Smiling

    Project Lime light- can be helpful for mains-

  • kunal singh

    Today’s quetion is not uploaded? unable to get it.
    Plz help.

  • lion

    where is today’s minitest please guide ; paste link if its live now

  • RG

    if there are any secure type compilations of IASBaba’s initiative

  • Maserati Pinot

    For indepth current affairs analysis and related quiz, there is a website by skill india mission to help every deserving student secure a Govt Job:

  • michael corleone

    is there pdf of all the synopsis’ available ?

  • reddy

    Hello iasbaba,
    I am new here and want to follow the TLP Phase 2 program. I didn’t found today’s (29th July) essay questions here, is it posted some where else?

    Any one who knows kindly help me.

  • Priyanka

    Plz anyone tell me where is essay topic

  • anilguretia

    waiting for your yojana and kurukshetra gist @iasbaba

  • kunal singh

    unable to see today’s question..

  • oliver27

    cannot find the please?

  • Red fang

    Today’s questions ??

  • Panda

    topics for essay would be given ?

  • Dhruv

    Sir link for 10 Aug synopsis is not working…

  • Rohit Maurya

    day 24 link is not working

  • karl popper

    todays question

  • oliver27

    essay topic?

  • shyam kumar

    baba whether today tlp question will be posted or not????????????

  • Chanakya

    Baba where are mini mocks and Essay tests. TLP is not running as per plan?

  • Red fang

    Babaji today’s questions ?

  • Shubhankar

    babaji, post tlp questions please

  • Blossom

    is there any compilation of these questions available subject wise??

  • Genghis Khan

    @iasbaba please provide TLP GS 2017 Phase I compilation … URGENTLY needed .. regards

  • lostmonk

    @iasbaba Ji please provide compilation of phase 1 please

  • Genghis Khan

    @iasbaba:disqus arey babaji TLP 2017 Phase 1 ka compilation provide kar bhi dijiye jaldi .. samay kahaan hai bhaiya … kripya kar ke sheegr(a) hi provide kar dein … ASAP. Regards

  • could someone please help me in providing phase 1 before prelims compilation ? would be very grateful , thanks and regards

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  • lostmonk

    @iasbaba ji please provide compilations of first phase of tlp if possible

  • shyam kumar

    Please baba also review the current affair focus mains answers …

  • Baba upload compilation of september month.

  • Silent

    Someone plz tell where to get the compilation of TLP Synopsis . .

  • rakesh singla

    Dear Sir, When would the TLP 2018 START ? PLS tell. thanks 🙂

  • Nirvana

    baba please make jan to april compilation especially for ethics

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