Goal of the programme:
Maximise your outcome with the right guidance. The stress is on relevance and accuracy. Achieve a score of 150-170+ in each paper.


This test includes 5 Sectional, 3 revision and 4 Comprehensive tests with evaluation, mentoring and model answer and value addition notes.

  1. Mode- Both Online and Offline
  2. Number of tests: 12 Tests 
  3. Test starting date: As per your choice
  4. Evaluated answer script will be given within 10 days  
  5. Value addition materials included 
  6. Timetable- see below 
  7. Mentorship by: DrArjun Bopanna sir
  8. Batch: 2022 Mains
  9. Venue: Bangalore IAS Academy (Hebbal/Vijayanagar/Chandra layout)
  10. Validity of test series: December 2022
  11. Number of seats- 30 only 
  12. Contact: 96327-57615
  13. Offline & Online students can contact sir after evaluation for doubts clearing and feedback through email or scheduled phone call.

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Reference Materials:

We do not recommend you to change your preparation source at this point of time. You can stick to your class notes/standard texts which you have been referring. Below are the sources that we recommend to our students. 

Primary source:

Paper 1:

  • An introduction to social anthropology by D.N Majumar: Click here
  • Socio-cultural anthropology Dr A Ashok and Dr. P.V Lakshmaiah (Telegu Akademi): Click here
  • History of anthropological thought by Upadhaya and Pandey: Click here
  • Biological Anthropology by Dr Arjun Bopanna: Click here
  • Physical anthropology by P.Nath: Click here
  • Anthropology by Dr A Ashok and Dr. P.V Lakshmaiah (Telegu Akademi): Click here
  • IGNOU material: Click here


Paper 2:


Secondary source:

  • An introduction to anthropological thought by Makhan Jha: Click here
  • Outline of Physical anthropology by B.M Das: Click here
  • Anthropology by Ember and Ember: Click here

* Please note- the above list is what we believe is best for the exam. Individual discretion and research is recommended before you buy these books.