5 Great Android Apps For Fast IAS Exam Preparation [Go Ahead Of Books]


With a success rate of 0.1% CSAT or Civil Services aptitude Test or civil services exam is one of the toughest exams in the country. And after the implementation of 7th pay commission, India’s youth are more swayed towards government jobs. For them, it is wiser to be a bureaucrat and serve the nation rather than grabbing the corporate ladder.

Last year more than 16 lakh people appeared in the prelims and this number has increased considerably this year too. You will find bunches of IAS exam preparation coaching Institutes all around the country that claims 100% success rate but eventually it depends upon your study and commitment.

This post is for all those IAS aspirants seeking some guidance and support. Guys this is tech era and technology has simplified our lives in all aspects. Today I’m featuring some of the best android apps to help you in your IAS exam preparation.

Even if you’re preparing for any government job competitive exam like SSC, PSC, PSU jobs, then these apps would be a great help to you.

1. Pratiyogita Darpan


Every student preparing for government jobs must be aware of this valuable current affairs magazine. Pratiyogita Darpan is the oldest current affair and competition magazine, recommended and used by top experts and mentors.

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It’s official Android app will soon cross one million download mark in Google play store. The app is available in both Hindi and English version. And I must tell you, reading this magazine in an app would be a great experience. Now you don’t need to invest your pocket money every month to get the latest edition.

The best part is that one single app has the record of all monthly edition, that means you can read new stories of earlier months even from the previous year.

Get It From Google Play Store

2. The Hindu


Every coaching  institute and almost every IAS guru recommend to read newspaper on daily basis, and most preferably the daily news edition of The Hindu. Although Indian Express way and the Deccan Chronicles could be a great alternative, but still The Hindu is widely accepted newspaper, actually all in one preparation for all competitive examination, it boosts your vocabulary and English, improves your logical thinking,updates you with all latest and important current affairs and many more benefits.

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The Hindu has it’s own Android app which is just amazing,in just a single click you can browse all new stories and editorials. For a smart CSAT preparation, you can read all options and editorial parts, which are authored by the top journalist, authors, celebrities and experts.

The front page of the app brings all stories under categories like Top News, Latest News, City News which you can choose, opinion, entertainment, sports, business etc. And the best part is you can configure to add any specific category that you wanna read. I would advise you to go through the opinion, editorials, business, science and technology section regularly.

This will improve your general knowledge and English vocabulary too. Under opinion category, there are four sections primarily Lead, Editorial, Columns, and Comment. The app gives you two option at the top i.e. newsletter and search box, If you sign up for the newsletter, you will receive mails of all new stories published on the site and the search box allows you to discover content about any specific keyword.

So even if you don’t intend to prepare for civil services examination, still the app is a must have for everyone.

 Get It From Google Play Store

3. Aptitude Test And Preparation App


This is a great app to improve your aptitude and mathematical skills. Nowadays almost all competitive examinations have an aptitude section, that is properly known as Logical reasoning, Verbal reasoning, aptitude, simple mathematics and in many more names. Having a regular practice on maths, reasoning sums sharpens your mind and this Aptitude Test And Preparation App will help you in the process.

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The app’s design is really impressive, each section has been beautifully categorized as formulae, solved problems, practice test, Daily Test,online test etc. All problems and test questions are of a senior secondary level that would be highly helpful in your test preparation because the syllabus of almost all exams is up to matric level only.

The app covers the sections like logarithm numbers, partnerships, percentage, permutations and combination, pipes and cistern, probability, compound interest, Chain rule, clock, decimal fraction, clock, HCF and LCM, Height And Distance, Area, Average, bankers, count, boats and streams, calendar, etc. So whether you’re preparing for SSC, state PSC, JPSC, RPSC, BPSC, HPSSC, JSSC, Railway Recruitments, CAT, MAT, XAT or the ultimate CSAT or Civil Services examination, this app will benefit you every time.

Get It From Google Play Store

4. NCERT Books


NCERT books are a kind of national books for all competitive examination since it covers the syllabus for all exams, be it your state PSC, SSC or UPSC. If you’re just starting out and need guidance from scrach then, then there can’t be any better option than reading NCERT books. NCERT books are available online on its official website in both Hindi and English language. From std 2 to std 7 from arts to science, all text books are available.

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But here I m taking about this great app that will ease your task of downloading and reading. Rather than going each page and downloading every chapter individually, you can just open NCERT book app and navigate to the section and choose the standard you want to read. Choose the standard subject then chapter, it would take less than a minute for the download.

Yes, you need to have data connection initially and once you download all the chapters, you can later read them offline too. NCERT books app simplifies the entire process surfing, downloading and reading NCERT books.

Get It From Google Play Store

5. Word Web English Dictionary


Wondering why I have listed an English Dictionary here, well it’s not merely android dictionary app but an entire English learning app.

You can search for any English to English word meaning, it gives great results with all grammatical descriptions like noun, pronoun, verb or adjective, moreover, it also gives most suitable synonyms and antonyms. You can mark any word as your favorite selection.

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Word Web has inbuilt function to serve as Wikipedia, Wiktionary and Google search app. Word Web gives you many customization options for search, for app theme, display setting, bookmark, settings, interface options and much more. I believe, while reading news editorial, books, and online stuff, you might encounter some deadly unheard words so in such situation Word Web will come for rescue.

Get It From Google Play Store

So, guys, this was my great list of apps for your IAS exam preparation that will definitely help you. Actually, it’s for all those aspirants preparation  for CAT, MAT, CAT, SSC, JPSC, UPSC, GATE and many other competitive examinations of India. So l have listed an app for G.K and current affairs, an app for news, editorials and opinions, an app for improving aptitude, an app for study material, and lastly an app for improving English vocabulary.

So what else needed now, inspiration right?? Then go to YouTube and watch out some motivational videos that will ignite the spirit in you. So what are you waiting for just go ahead and download all these apps for a strategic and efficient IAS exam preparation.