#CareerBytes: Preparing for IAS? Here are 6 online-courses for you
The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most premier civil service of the country. Every year, lakhs of aspirants appear for UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) but only a few make the cut to become an IAS officer. CSE is tough but right preparation can help you crack the most sought-after exam. Here are 6 online courses if you are preparing for IAS.
BYJU'S 'Free IAS Prep' is a good option
Leading digital learning platform BYJU's offers various IAS preparation-related courses. Though there are other paid options (like the IAS Prep Tablet program) on BYJU's, its "Free IAS Prep" course is a great resource for aspirants. It offers coaching for the exam, coverage of important subjects (history, polity, economy, geography, etc.), daily news analysis, current affairs, important events, quizzes, and assessments among other amazing features.
SuperProfs offers a variety of programs for IAS preparation
SuperProfs, a popular education technology portal, offers quality online learning programs for preparing for a lot of exams, including UPSC CSE. It has about seven CSE-related online courses which are priced between Rs. 8,999 and Rs. 54,999. The programs include CSAT special package, current affairs, optional subjects' packages, and comprehensive plans, too. Students can learn from instructors with years of professional and academic experience.
NeoStencil offers free resources for IAS preparation
Online test preparation portal NeoStencil is among the most-preferred platforms for CSE preparation. Its "Free IAS Preparation" offers free coaching, study material, important questions, current affairs, optional subjects, videos, workshops, toppers' notes, quizzes/mock tests, etc. The prices of the paid IAS programs and tests range between Rs. 800 and Rs. 1.18 lakh. They include foundation courses, current affairs, general studies, optionals, and test series.
ClearIAS among popular websites in the field of IAS coaching
ClearIAS is one of India's most popular websites for online coaching for IAS exam. It provides guidance and a number of online resources to help aspirants prepare for the CSE exam for free. Apart from free resources, ClearIAS also offers affordable exam preparation options, including e-books, study material, previous question papers, and notes covering current affairs, important national/international events, government schemes, practice/probable questions, etc.
Online crash course and coaching for IAS exam
IAS Exam Portal is another popular online platform for CSE aspirants. It offers study material, previous papers, books, videos, magazines (Weekly Current Affairs; "The Gist" of The Hindu, Yojana, Kurukshetra, PIB & Science Reporter; Civil Services Mentor), study kits, planners, etc. The platform also offers online "IAS Crash Course" (GS, CSAT, Current Affairs, Test Series Combo) for Rs. 1,999 (as on 5 Jul'18).
IASbaba, launched by IIT/IIM graduates to provide quality IAS-preparation services
IASbaba is one of India's fastest-growing platforms for IAS preparation that offers a smart, innovative, and innovative learning approach. It provides daily news analysis, current affairs magazine, the gist of popular newspapers, AIR/RSTV/PIB discussions, motivational articles, etc. IASbaba also offers "Online Integrated Learning Programme (ILP)" covering Prelims and Mains for Rs. 9,999. The ILP provides module-wise learning, various tests, notes, current affairs, infographics/mindmaps, etc.