#CareerBytes: List of government websites to follow for UPSC preparation
The Indian Civil Services exam, commonly referred to as the IAS exam, is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) each year. The exam is considered one of the toughest in India, but with thorough preparation and strong determination, one can crack it. Here are top government websites you should follow, which can help you with your UPSC exam preparation.
Websites to follow: NCERT and eGyanKosh (IGNOU)
NCERT: The most elementary source for understanding the basic concepts and topics for the UPSC exam is NCERT books. Use the official NCERT app to download free NCERT books in PDF format, and learn on the go. eGyanKosh: Log on to eGyanKosh website (from IGNOU) to learn from their highly insightful and informative collection of books, study material and YouTube video lessons.
Official UPSC and ISRO websites are must-follows
UPSC: Do follow the official website of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), which is the testing authority for IAS, to stay updated with all the latest news, notifications, forms and download materials for the exams. ISRO: Regularly keep track of the website of Indian Space Agency, ISRO, to stay updated about space missions to improve your preparation for the UPSC General Studies paper.
Do not miss out on GOI and PIB's official websites
GOI: Do make sure to follow the official website of the Government of India. It'll help you stay in touch with all the latest government welfare schemes, with essential details to help you with your exam preparation. PIB: Press Information Bureau is a nodal agency of the Government of India. It is advisable to check their website for all the latest information and notifications.
NITI Aayog and AIR are vital portals for UPSC preparation
NITI: NITI Aayog is Indian Government's official think-tank. It provides essential directional and policy inputs to the Central Government. Their official website can help candidates gather key insights about government's policies and plans. AIR: Do follow the national public radio broadcaster of India, AIR (All India Radio) to stay updated with all the latest news and updates from the Government of India.