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List of top 10 best Android apps for UPSC preparation

The Indian Administrative Service or the I.A.S. is one of the most sought-after services in India. It is a prestigious service that is one of the many services on offer if one clears the UPSC civil services exam.

The UPSC, being the governmental body that conducts this exam, actually conducts a range of exams for recruitment to the various services of the country.

Candidates interested in the civil services exam, known as the IAS exam in common parlance, should know that this is considered one of the toughest competitive exams in the country and it takes a dedicated, disciplined, and most importantly, planned strategized effort to get through the three stages in this exam.

Although there are many coaching centers that give coaching For IAS and other competitive exams but as they are time consuming, many students can’t afford to go as they are busy with their studies.

Therefore mobile apps provide a solution as theFEy are convenient, Time friendly, and students can study according to their own pace.


AFEIAS focuses on the aim of providing proper guidance to youths preparing for Indian Civil Services. The important point to note

here for IAS aspirants is all of our UPSC/IAS exam preparation Classes are conducted by former civil servant and renowned author, Dr.Vijay Agrawal who provides proper guidance to students preparing for Civil Services Examination. Continuing with this endeavor Dr. Agrawal’s book, “HOW TO BECOME AN IAS” is a great milestone in this regard.

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The website is already extremely popular among all IAS aspirants across the country. The sections- Daily audio lecture, Life management audio, Important newspaper clippings, current content, Mock Tests and videos are some of our most visited and popular categories.
This app would serve as a fast and handy companion in their inspirational journey. Almost every content from the website is accessible from the app, making it easier, faster and economic mode to surf the content regularly.
Their vision is to spread knowledge and right guidance to even the remotest area of the nation so that the country gets its talent from every sphere and part of the society.

Insights On India IAS Helper

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Insights On India IAS Helper is a emerging app that provides Free android application to help you simplify your IAS/Civil Services Exam preparation.

This app helps you to try Insights on India’s ( Articles and Current Events Quiz, easily in their android devices, thereby learn and measure their knowledge.

The content is available on a daily basis starting from 2017 January.

This also helps to read the Daily Current Affairs and Insights Into Editorial on your mobile more comfortably.

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Currently Available Features:

* Insights Editorial Gists
* Daily Online Current Events Quiz
* Daily Current Affairs
* Quiz Archive
* Feedback
* Easy Links to other articles


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IAS app is aimed at providing quality resources for UPSC Civil Services Preparation. This app gives you regular and relevant study materials, current affairs updates with analysis, questions along with their detailed answers, videos and tutorials and many more.

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This app is an answer to all these questions:

Q. How to prepare for IAS exam?
Q. Can’t I get all the resources at one place?
Q. Can I prepare for IAS exam without coaching classes?
Q. Which books I need to study?
Q. Which topics are important for this year exam?
Q. How can evaluate my progress?
Q. How to set my daily study schedule?
Q. What was the strategy adopted by ias exam toppers?
Q. Which news are important and what should be remembered and noted out of the news story?
Q. Where can I get PDF of books and study materials?
Q. Where can I find daily topic wise analysis?
Q. Where can I get free mock test series?
Q. I also have to attend my college classes/office, how to get optimized resources daily study?
and more….

BYJU’S – The Learning App

The app wants every student to stay on top in every subject, The Company offers the best teachers including Byju Raveendran, using state of the art technology for visualization. The app provides all the features that allow you to and master all concepts right from High School Foundation Class 6-12 Math & Science to Competitive Exam Prep like JEE, AIPMT, CAT & IAS.

For IAS aspirants, get tricks and tips from IAS toppers to crack the CSAT GS Prelims and Mains. Also be up to date with updated current affairs videos, weekly current affairs quizzes. Watch simple and engaging video lectures on all topics from our expert IAS faculty.

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Knowledge Graphs – Exhaustive Knowledge Graphs provide students customized recommendations to understand concepts better.
Practice- warm up, run and sprint mode for every concept. This unique feature allows students to test at their pace and based on their level of understanding.

Mission UPSC

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Mission UPSC  app is a All in One app that provides notes and books related to IAS and other UPSC exam preparation. the app have a Responsive Design, Multilingual options.It is a Unique app for UPSC preparation.

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Features offered by app-

  • Previous Year Questions Quiz
  • NCERT Books
  • Shubhra Ranjan Mam Notes
  • Optional Notes- Anthropology, Economics,Geography, History, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science,
  • Magazines- Yojana, EPW, World Focus, Down to Earth, Kurukshetra
  • Standard Books: Freedom Struggle- Bipin Chandra
  • Modern India- Spectrum
  • Indian Polity- Laxmikant
  • Indian Economy- Ramesh Singh
  • Physical Geography- GC Leong
  • Environment- Shankar IAS Academy
  • Internal Security- Ashok Kumar Singh
  • International Relations- Rajiv Sikri
  • Toppers Answer Booklet….. and more!

IASbaba UPSC & IAS Preparation

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Born with the vision of “Enabling a person located at the most remote destination a chance at cracking AIR 1 in IAS ” ,IASbaba is one of the fast growing popular online websites in India for IAS preparation. Its mantra is innovative, smart and analytical learning approach. is an initiative by graduates of premier institutes (IIT/IIMs) in India and supported by people in services like IAS/IRS to provide more qualitative and smart ways of preparing for this examination.

The website provides complete package for Civil Services Examination from Preliminary, Mains to the Interview stage.

IASbaba™ is the official mobile app of where you can access almost all the daily based initiatives of for FREE

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On the IASbaba app, the Subscribed users of Integrated Learning Program (ILP)2016 can take Prelims Test Series.

Non Subscribed users have access to the following (Free initiatives of IASbaba):
· IASbaba’s Daily Current Affairs
· IASbaba’s All India Radio- Discussions
· IASbaba’s Press Information Bureau (PIB)
· IASbaba’s RSTV Big Picture- Discussions
· IASbaba’s Monthly Yojana
· IASbaba’s Current Affairs Monthly Magazine
· IASbaba’s Motivational Articles


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VISION IAS is India’s premier research and training institution for Civil Service aspirants with a mission to continuously innovate and help them actualize their dreams through ‘integrated efforts’ of Interactive learning system, Teamwork, Technology & Innovation.

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  • specially curated, well-researched popular monthly current affairs magazines in English and Hindi language.
  • Listen to All India Radio (AIR) – Daily AIR episodes, including the programs Spotlight, MoneyTalk and Vaad Samvaad.
  • View Toppers’ Answer Copy of many aspirants who have come in the top 100 ranks in UPSC Civil Services exam.
  • Read Value added material – VisionIAS provides supplementary material to strengthen general awareness of the aspirant by providing detailed coverage of a range of topics that are relevant from perspective of UPSC/Civil Services exam.
  • Watch Talks and Interviews – engaging talks and discussions on a range of important topics by toppers and Vision IAS faculty
  • View Info graphics
  • Prelims Test – Analyze your preparation level by attempting Open Mock Tests and Old UPSC Prelims Papers.
  • Mains Tests – You can write tests at home and upload answer script through Vision IAS app. After evaluation, Checked answer script is also available on the app. Discussion video is live streamed and can be watched on the app.
  • Classroom – Watch Online/Live stream classes on app.
  • Student can upload assignments and attempt tests online.
  • Student can clear his/her doubts by asking our experts under Talk to Expert section.

Prelims Guru : IAS/UPSC Free Test Series

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Prelims Guru is free IAS prelims test series application / app to help you evaluate and track your progress regarding UPSC / IAS / CSE / State Civil Service Preliminary Exam preparation.
Prelims Guru app contains free tests covering the whole syllabus for UPSC / IAS / CSE / State Civil Service preliminary examinations which will help you in your IAS preparation/ State Civil Service preparation.

The syllabus is divided into parts ( for better coverage ) and respective reference books are provided for your reference. Also, you can attempt only incorrect questions from your last test attempted and learn from your mistakes.

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Available Features in the app:

* 2018 Test Series
* Mark questions as favorite for quick revision
* Prelims Countdown timer
* Offline Mode (No internet connection required)
* Tests stored for future analysis
* Attempt incorrect questions
* Pause and resume functionality in tests.
* Two modes for taking tests (Real – for evaluation , Practice – for learning)
* Graphical Analysis of your performance

ClearIAS – Self-Study App for UPSC IAS/IPS Exam

Cover art, one of the most popular UPSC online coaching websites in India, provides free IAS online coaching, guidance, strategies, books, online study materials, mock exams etc. with a vision that no candidate should be left out of UPSC exam competition due to the inaccessibility of expensive IAS classroom coaching.

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  • The complete online preparation package for UPSC Civil Services Exam.
  • Access our UPSC study materials from the comfort of your mobile or tablet.
  • Tips, strategies and study plan to clear all stages of IAS exam.
  • UPSC syllabus for Prelims, Mains, and Interview now at your fingertips.
  • Shop online the recommended books for IAS exam at a discounted price.
  • Mobile-friendly layout and fonts to avoid eye strain.
  • Updates and all latest posts from
  • Access all major newspapers including regional newspapers.
  • IAS Mock Tests to evaluate your performance.
  • UPSC Toppers Interview and preparation strategies.

The Hindu: English News Today, Current Latest News

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The Hindu English News app brings to you the credible and in-depth journalism of India’s National English Newspaper as a rich digital experience.

“The Hindu” app delivers live updates, breaking news updates, latest news, current news and analysis, trending stories, events, live scores and more on an interface that is easy to use and navigate. The Hindu English News app brings your phone The Hindu’s in-depth reporting of world news, national news, state news and city news.

You can stay updated quickly on breaking news headlines on all latest topics and trending topics by just swiping left or right to read the next news article.

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Key features

  • Personalize Home Screen for Local News
  •  Mark Articles as “Read Later”
  •  Engage with Stories by Commenting
  •  Offline mode to read News Offline
  •  Read aloud – App read the news to you
  •  Night Mode – Easy to read news in dim light

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  • This is a good blog for Students who is preparing for UPSC Examination. Now, if we are talking about Mobile Apps for Students, then you should try Khabri App. Khabri is the best android app for students because, it provides all current affairs and RRB news. You can prepare yourself for Sarkari Naukari with this app. The best part of this app is, you can listen to all latest Hindi news while traveling, working, or doing any other activity.

    You can download this app from here –

  • Nice list. You can also try the UPSC Prelims Test Series App – CrackitToday it will certainly help you in your preparation.

    Crackittoday is a Test Series app that posts both daily quiz and prelims level test series.

    Questions you will find here are of really good quality. We do a thorough research on what has a probability of appearing in your next prelims paper and then we upload only those questions.

    Our USP is Answers Explanations – For each question, it not only tells you the right answer but also explains you why is that question right. For each and every question you will find a detailed explanation of the topic itself.

    If you have just started preparing for your exam then its the right time to start using this app as CrackitToday makes use of reverse learning approach where you first give a test then learn the topic through explanation. This helps you in remembering a thing.

    You can download it for free from the Android Play Store –

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