Civil Services IAS Exam Preparation Tips

Posted by Australia ETA on August 29th, 2021

This information provides the most important suggestions to remember when get yourself ready for the Civil Services IAS Exams conducted by UPSC.

Prepare yourself to devote complete couple of years to IAS study

Yes that\'s right. In the event that you thought you are able to work as well as prepare for the civil services exams, then it\'s mighty difficult and something that\'s not advisable. As you have to prepare three complete subjects, one essay and two languages, you will need complete, unmitigated concentration of at least two years. Always remember any particular one complete civil services cycle includes the preliminary exam, main exam, and interview that together take one complete year. In the event that you cannot clear the exam within the very first couple of years, nothing to worry as most people clear only after couple of years, then you can continue to prepare for the IAS exams along with other activities, including job and giving other exams. But try this only when you have mastered your subjects thoroughly and have preferably given at least one mains.

Choose the best subjects for IAS exams

When you have made a decision to take the plunge, proceed methodically. First choose the prelims optionals, the next subject can be taken up later. Now which subject should you occupy as your first optional? Have a subject that excites you and implores you to find out more about. That\'s the thumb rule. Don\'t have a subject just because that\'s typically the most popular one, like History, or because your friend or mentor told you bring it up. As you must study the subject thorough and reproduce your knowledge in the IAS mains exams according to the demands of the question, you need to have an interest for the subject knowledge. When you have mastered the subject, the marks will follow. Don\'t be worried about it, there\'s nothing called a top scoring or low scoring optional.

Don\'t neglect your general awareness

So many candidates focus only on the optional subjects, ignoring the General Studies paper of the civil services exams till the final month. Don\'t do this. For recent years UPSC has made the GS paper very dynamic and the prelims paper is Best ias coaching in Mumbai based largely on general awareness and not the traditional rote based knowledge. Even the mains paper has become very analytical and issue focused. For this you must stay on pace with the latest developments in India and worldwide, read up general knowledge based year books, magazines and most importantly, read an excellent paper like The Hindu on an everyday basis.

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