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 9 Sectional and 4 Comprehensive tests with evaluation, mentoring and model answer and value addition notes.

  1. Mode- Both Online and Offline
  2. Number of tests: 13 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: 2020 Mains
  9. Venue: Bangalore IAS Academy (Hebbal/Vijayanagar)
  10. Validity of test series: Six months
  11. Number of seats- 30 only 
  12. Contact: 9886777417
  13. Offline & Online students can contact sir after evaluation for doubts clearing and feedback through email or scheduled phone call.

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Please note: If you have missed the previous tests, don’t worry-  you can have your own timetable, and we will be sending you the QCA booklets, as per your convenience (you can also come and write the tests at our institute at your convenience). Answer scripts will be evaluated and answer description will be given to you accordingly. Our team will be interacting with you individually to evaluate your performance. 

* To download the first test and answer description: Click here


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.