Express Learning Management System (ELMS)

Express Learning Management System (ELMS)

One-Stop Solution for UPSC Preparation (GS & Optional)

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High-Yield Notes & Mindmaps for 10x Faster Learning/Revision!


One-Stop Solution

No more multiple sources! IE is an one-stop solution with inputs from best sources.

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

Full syllabus covered

We have covered all topics of 17 static GS subjects, optional subjects and current affairs


You can add your own notes and it'll be saved in our database forever

Interlinked notes

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

Track progress

You can track your progress and performance from your dashboard

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Excellent material. As I’ve gone through at least 2 standard books and 2 standard materials (of leading history faculties) for History optional I can safely say that this looks self-sufficient to learn, revise and retain. A big Thanks to the entire team, you’re innovative and about to bring a revolution in this field. Advance congratulations on that. Have seen many... read more
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Love it and the effort put in shows but I have 3 requests.
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GS Mindmap Course (17 Static Subjects & Current Affairs | Prelims & Mains) Subscription


Most frequent questions and answers

Referred Sources

General Studies
  • Current affairs – Hindu, Indian Express, PIB, Down to Earth, & other news sources.
  • 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 – NCERT, Arihant, 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

History (Optional)

Standard sources like NCERT, Ignou, Upinder Singh, R.S.Sharma, Romila Thapar, Satish Chandra, Bipin Chandra, etc + Internet.

Psychology (Optional)

Standard sources like XI & XII NCERT, Robert A Baron, Morgan and King, Saundra Ciccarelli, Robert S. Feldman, A K Singh, Smarak Swain



Download/PDF/Print option?

You cannot download but all the pages on our website/app are automatically saved in your device in a cache form after you open them once with the internet. Since everything is organised properly on our website/app itself, our offline mode is more user-friendly and fast compared to PDF downloads. Please note that Offline works only with 1 year or more subscriptions and you need to turn off the internet for it to work.

Also, please enable ‘Dark Mode’ to read effectively without digital eye strain.

Can I purchase individual GS subject?

Sorry!!! You cannot purchase individual gs subjects. You can purchase GS subscription instead which gives access to all 17 static subjects + current affairs for both prelims & mains. GS subscription is meant to give convenience as well as affordability.

Can I access past content too?

Yes, you can access past, present and future content till the expiry of your subscription.

How many devices/logins per user?

2 simultnaeous logins/devices are enabled per user account.

How to cancel subscription?

If you’ve opted for recurring payment, you can cancel your subscription anytime before next billing from your account dashboard like below. For one-time payment, you don’t have to cancel since you won’t be charged automatically.


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Sir, I have taken membership, how can I access mindmaps?

anshul kalirana

Sir, do u provide static mind map of all subjects?

Ekta Singh

Will I get previous mindmapstoo if I join any of these plans?

liveakhand .

Sir..Is it possible to add our own points in the static mindmaps?

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bikash sandil

If I take subscription will I be able to access past content?


Why I’m not able to log in even though I have a subscription


If I have renewed my plan now , when will it activate? Today or after expiry of current plan. Coz I don’t want to lose remaining 2 month’s period.

Ritom Paul

Sir, Is this help us for preparing ISS?

teena raj

Is there any mechanism for evaluation of the answers of the questions that you provided under “test yourself”?


Your CA prelims are awesome ….. Please do continue this initiative..

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I wanna join this membership


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Manoj Kumar.N

Is there Current affairs related mind maps also..??

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can we download mindmaps

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Hi … I want to purchase mindmaps

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Anything for free


before your mindmaps reading, we have to read any standard books ? or simply read your mindmaps to score good marks in objective question paper for state public service commision exams.


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