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Our mindmaps are indepth but easy to learn/revise due to its interactive & hierarchical nature

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Our approach helps you remember and recall information 10X better & faster than conventional paragraph based reading

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Interlinked notes

Static topics are connected with current affairs which gives you updated info right away

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You can connect and discuss with your fellow members regarding different topics

Most frequent questions and answers
  • A mind map can turn a long list of boring information into a colourful, memorable and highly organized diagram that works in line with your brain’s natural way of doing things.
  • A mind map is hierarchical and reflects relationships among pieces of the whole.
  • Whenever you make notes from books or newspapers, instead of writing paragraphs or bullet points, you can make a mind map for the big-picture analysis and better recall.
  • How to make a mind map?
    • Step 1: Write the main concept at the centre of the page.
    • Step 2: Write sub-topics around the main concept and link them together.
    • Step 3: Write the key points under each-subtopics.
    • Step 4: Mark relationship (if any) between different points in the mind map.
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  • Above is the example mind map from our article on the statue of unity issue. Here,
    • Statue of unity – the Main concept
    • Why in news? Who is Patel? Etc – Sub-topics
    • Then the nodes that branch out from sub-topics are key points.

Mindmap Learning Programme (MLP) is a flagship programme of IAS EXPRESS that makes learning easier, faster and fun through mindmaps.

What are the Benefits?

  • Big picture – You can take in the bigger picture quickly and easily at a glance with our mindmaps.
  • Better recollection – The visual nature of mindmaps allows for easier recall.
  • Simplification – Mindmaps allow for the simplification of complex relationships between topics.
  • Quick revision – Every point is organized and linked in a way that enables quick revision.
  • Interactive – IE Mindmaps are interactive i.e., you can collapse, expand, navigate around and search for a particular topic inside the mindmap. This provides for the active learning process and you never get bored.
  • Updated – Our contents are periodically updated according to the changing needs of the exam.
  • Question paper-based – Contents are prepared based on solving previous years question papers = high chance of success in the actual examination.

What are the Features?

  • In-depth Notes: covering the whole syllabus in a systematic and easy-to-understand manner. More importantly, our notes are prepared according to the previous years question patterns.
  • Add your own notes: on any page by clicking the “Add Notes” button at the top. The button will show up after you login.
  • Bookmarks: You can bookmark different pages for later reading.
  1. Smart work is more important than hard work: IAS EXPRESS gives you smart learning by analyzing previous year question patterns and creating dedicated content according to the syllabus.
  2. You can save a lot of time and energy. because:
    • You don’t have to compile various points from different sources yourself. We do all the hard work for you.
    • you can learn/revise 10X better and faster because of the mindmap format
  3. You can save a lot of money from buying so many books or spending lakhs in coaching centres.
  4. This initiative is self-funded = your contribution will help us sustain and come up with more innovative programs. In other words, you’re helping us in order to help you reach your goal.

We have referred basic & standard books for comprehensive coverage of various topics.

Click for Referred Sources

General Studies
  • Polity – Laxmikanth, DD Basu, Internet.
  • Economy – Ramesh Singh, Internet.
  • Art & Culture – Spectrum, Internet.
  • Geography – NIOS, NCERT, Internet.
  • Environment – NIOS, Shankar, Internet.
  • Ancient India – R.S. Sharma (old NCERT), Internet.
  • Medieval India – Satish Chandra, Internet.
  • Modern India – Bipan Chandra, Internet.
  • Post-independent India – Bipan Chandra, Internet.
  • World History – Tamil Nadu Board book, Internet.
  • International Relations – Internet.
  • Ethics – Lexicon, Internet.
  • Indian Society & Social Justice – NCERT, Internet.
  • Internal Security – News & research papers.
  • Disaster – News & research papers.
  • Governance – Internet.
  • Science & Technology – News sources.

Political Science (Optional)
  • IGNOU MA Notes
  • Political Theory by O P Gauba
  • Global Politics by Andrew Heywoods
  • VP Verma – Modern Indian political thoughts
  • etc

Anthropology (Optional)

Paper 1:

  • Physical Anthropology – P Nath
  • Anthropology Simplified- Vivek Bhasme
  • Anthropology – Ember and Ember
  • epg pathashala
  • ignou M.A Anthropology


  • ignou M.A Anthropology
  • epg pathashala
  • January 2014 edition of Yojana- Tribal and Marginalized Communities
  • The Tribal Culture of India – LP Vidyarthi
  • Tribal India – Nadeem Hasnain
  • Indian Anthropology -Nadeem Hasnain
  • Anthropology Simplified – Vivek Bhasme

Geography (Optional)
  1. Savindra Singh’s Geomorphology
  2. Savindra Singh’s Physical Geography
  3. Savindra Singh’s Climatology
  4. Savindra Singh’s Oceanography
  5. D.R khullar
  6. Majid Hussain
  7. Geographical thought by R. D Dikshit
  8. Internet

Sociology (Optional)
  • Haralambos and Holborn (blue & orange )
  • IGNOU Material
  • Seeing sociology in everyday life by J.J.Macionis
  • Sociological theory – George Ritzer
  • Oxford Dictionary of Sociology
  • Research papers from the internet

Public Adminstration (Optional)

Booklist for Paper 1:

  • Mohit Bhattacharya: New Horizon of public administration
  • Administrative Thinkers by Prasad & Prasad
  • Comparative public administration: R.K Arora
  • Public administration by M. Laxmikanth
  • Public administration paper 1 by RB Aribam

Booklist for Paper – 2:

  • Indian public administration by Ramesh K Arora & Rajni Goyal
  • Public administration paper 2 by RB Aribam
  • Government reports (2nd ARC, Punchi Commission reports, NITI aayog recommendations )
  • Newspapers editorials



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    Vikas Hooda

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    Love it and the effort put in shows but I have 3 requests.
    1.Add more pictures to the mind map because something visual can be memorized quicker and will not be monotonous to study.
    2.Some points in the mind map are very vague so we can't under the logic or the context so please elaborate on that like some note attached to...
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    saurabh bhatia

    Mindmaps are really good... ( content )..
    I am giving 4/5 star..

    Feedback -
    1. Please try to include images of possible.( If your memory in website allows )
    2. Please create a separate Mindmap ( liberty, caste, democracy ... Etc etc ) - containing only expert/scholar view. ( So that we can revise it again an again )

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    pooja kumari

    Dear sir, you have done fantabulous job. I have gone through mindmaps that shows you great endeavour for UPSC aspirants. You have actually worked on what everyone needed during preparation. It reduced the hectic burden of notes making and finding right source. We will never get such valuable content from any institute at an affordable rate. From IasExpress, One can... read more

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    Mohan Damodharan

    A great way to retain the subject with crisp points. A single book strategy for a subject ends up in a score around the cutoff. In some perspective, "Too much materials seems to be dangerous". Studying more and more books of same subject also leads to confusion at the last minute. IE's approach of balancing these two... read more

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    sreeram Naik vnit

    It is the very simplest form and crispy notes and we can easily revise the whole part multiple times and I would like to suggest one thing is that please provide some pdf format file of same notes which has made by the mind map and I really thankful to this team for such great initiatives to understand very easy... read more

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    Shubham Patil

    Mind maps are really helpful to retain content for longer time and to compare or relate topics with each other. Thanks for this immensely helpful work.? And plz add a extra feature to add our notes in mind maps...so we can value addition them with current affairs (as psir is current affairs orriented subject) and test series solutions. Thank u.?

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    Jitesh Sahu

    IASexpress has made preparations much easier. I’m scoring good marks in static mocks. The mains section is absolutely amazing. Many indirect questions came in this mains 2019 from your mainswise section topics. YOUR MINDMAPS saves a lot of time + it has helped me to make notes in a very precise manner. Tysm Santhosh Sir.

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    Janani R

    Even though a few static topics are to be uploaded newly, but one current affair article per day is a bit dull idea. It can be extended like one article per topic for all possible topics per day will be most welcomed effort.
    Other than these IE does create positive vibes in my UPSC journey. Thank you for this initiative.

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    Arjun Singh Gurjar

    It is really a great course , Mind maps are really helpful especially for the long term retaining , As all notes are referring standard books so this is a plus point .

    As we all know the syllabus is a Bible in UPSC , here we get all the course According to syllabus this is the main thing...
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    Mrinal Singh

    Best site for preparation. I have enrolled in another site but this site provides me with the to-the-point articles which are needed for your mains writing. I would like to tell everyone one should invest in this site and you will not regret it after taking membership. thank you iasexpress for doing such a great job.

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    During upsc every aspirant think that how to make a concise notes and you are providing a betterful notes In concise and simple words really you are doing a great job and I will take a 2 years course of ur notes that's all for my side and thanks for ur note

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    liked the smart approach designed by the IE team. Content is useful for my exam preparation & satisfied with the sources you referred

    So glad to get to know this smart preparation specially focussed on UPSC aspirants.

    Thanks & keep doing the good work!!

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    Sudhanshu Kumar

    It really helped me a lot in making connections and cues across different topics. A whole new way to analyse and remember vast information with ease is now with me. I want to know about psychology optional, when it will be introduced .....?

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    The course is really good,it covers all dimensions of an issue, i mainly bought the course for revision purposes & i am happy that i made the right choice ,the customer care is also really great with timely response.

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    Muni Lakshmi

    It will help me alot but it will be nice when you provide only GS current affairs because everyone will read static part and many of them neglect current affairs so if you provide it, it will be too good

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    I'm not sure whether it is sufficient for prelims (though I believe no other sources are sufficient). But it is more than sufficient for mains... I give five stars for your efforts... Thank you so much

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    very helpful for exam perspective…but I think the history items and facts should have been more elaborated..that’s my request to you to further update the topics..thanks for your outstanding effort

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    The unique n easy way of remembering thru their mindmaps are commendable. Its the one stop solution of contemporary articles n current affrs with updated data n facts. A smarter way of prep?

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    Mindmaps are so good. it saves lot of time specially for senior aspirants. It helps to recall everything faster in mains exam. very much helpful for mains. Thanks and all the best.

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    Shubhreet Lalli

    Minds maps are amazing , huge topics can be revised in 15 minutes .
    Every topic of static syllabus is covered .
    Monthly magazines very crisp and everything has a background info.

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    Randhir Chauhan

    Current is best ever in market. But statics in some subject need more elaboration so that aspirant may fully rely on iasexpress material.
    Overall it is better in market

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    this mind map utmost helpful for my preparation .I express my gratitude to all faculty member who consolidate the content and then make it (mindmap).

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    aniket rajput

    Now i dont worry about making a consolidated notes on current issues by reading several newspaper. Moreover mindmaps have been a relief.

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    ritesh Kumar

    for last moment or in a rush, the mind-maps are panacea for revision. one can utilize each second through this interesting site....

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    Aadil Mandori

    very comprehensive coverage of current affairs article, while newspaper editorials are found discussing on single side of issue,

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    santhan kumar asa

    Good as per static concepts concerned..but it will be great if current issues and various committee reports are included.

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    It's good and effective.
    I am only relying on the iasexpress, iam not referring any other sources for preparation.

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    I have been following IASExp since a year and your work is phenomenal. Thank you and keep providing good content!

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    Arjun Singh Gurjar

    These Mind maps are really helpful when it comes to revision , Enhances our Recall power , Nicely organized.

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