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For success in UPSC civil service IAS IPS exam, it is necessary to refer to certain magazines. Many friends have difficulties in finding out how to subscribe to them.

So I'm posting the subscription address, price etc...

Magazines by Government:

Yojana -
· (For Govt. schemes / policies on poverty removal, energy, education etc)

Kurukshetra -
· (For rural Development, women SC/ST empowerment – must for those with Public Administration optional)

How to subscribe?
· You have to send Money order (  100/- per year for each magazine) to following .....

                        Business Manager,
                        Publication Division,
                        Ministry of I&B,
                        East block-IV
                        Level –VII
                        New Delhi - 110066

· In the MO, specify your address and which magazine you want to subscribe along with the language in which you want to read it. e.g. Yojana (English) etc.
· They’ve got a website but like all Govt. website- it lacks any customer support lol here it is
· Once your money reaches there, it'll automatically start coming within 15 days.
· Both of these magazines are not available generally in regular bookstore / market except in government run libraries.
· Hence its essential that you subscribe to them. Because they're important from Essay + Mains General studies (and Public Administration) point of view.

Competitive magazines for civil service exam:

· There are many, like Chronicle, Wizard, Civil Service Times, Pratiyogita Darpan, Competition success review etc.
· Here I post the methods to subscribe to two of them.
· You don't have to buy all of them, just keep one and stick with it.

Civil Service Chronicle:

· Same procedure as above but MO of   550 /- for 1 year.
· Do specify- which medium, because they too run in both Hindi/ English 
· Generally it comes on 17th of each month. They have a website too, but haven't updated it since 2006, so not mentioning it.
· They also offer to send you magazine via courier if you're living in a big city / State capital (but you'll have to pay  100/- for it) BUT it’s not required as even in the normal post – it comes regularly.

Competition Wizard:
· Its subscription procedure is a little cumbersome, since they don't accept Money order but only DD (Demand Drafts)
· For 1 years individual subscription you've to send them DD of  400/- 
· So actually it’s costlier than  400  count the  30 Of  DD charged by Bank+ Postal Stamp on envelope.
· Favoring 'Competition Wizard', payable @ Delhi.

                      Competition Wizard,
                      ALS House,
                      Dr. Mukherjee Nagar,
                      Ph- 27653714

· I think Wizard comes only in English medium.

To Subscribe or to Buy from bookstand?
· Advantage of Subscribing
1. Bookstand price of these magazines are mostly  ₹ 50–60 (depending on whether it's a Prelim Special issue or not.), so for 1 year it'd be about 50% more the amount than subscription price. So you're saving lot money by subscribing.
2. You don't have to waste time in going to Bookstand every month. = more money saved in petrol lol, environment is saved from pollution, global warming, climate change, you can write an essay on it.

· Advantage of buying from Bookstand
1. You've choice, because if you subscribe then you've to stick with one and same magazine, for the year, despite its fluctuating quality. But when you are buying from bookstand , you can chose the best for that month. E.g. some months Chronicle makes better issue, and some months Wizard published better issue.

7 Responses so far.

  1. dheeru says:

    hi abhi,yar realy u hav made a wonderful blog ,i m confident ur efforts r going to be successful,this is like an ambrella for all necessary thing needed for upsc....keep it dost, i think we all r with u of luck to all aisperents..
    thanx once again.......

    dhirendra singh

  2. greatful thanks abhi....

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  4. Unknown says:

    In the era of digital technology ..why do they not have online payment option ...... It would be so much easier for people who are working and do not find explicit time to go to post office or bank.... Or if they have option can u post it on this blog


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