IAS Exam - How To Prepare

Civil Services Examination is tough and at each stage of the examination the evaluation method requires different set of skills and traills to counter the challenge.

To know more about Civil Services Examination preparation, please click on the following links:

Mastering Civil Service (Preliminary) Exam

Mastering Mains (Written) Exam

How to Prepare for Personality Test (Interview)

IAS Preparation Tips: Explore, Understand and Integrate these in your strategies

On Tuesday 7th August 2018  

Civil Services Examination is in a league of its own. It is getting more creative and innovative; thus requires a fresh approach and effective strategies to emerge successful.

Sticking to the syllabus, you feel that the level of preparation is good, but certain distinct trends have been emerging in the examination where expectations are much above the routine as some evolving issues, contemporary problems and inter-related issues with topics gives you a feel that there exist gaps between the examiner’s expectation and your preparation.

Last Update Monday 30th March 2020

IAS 2020: Let all efforts converge on the Goal; hope for the best

On Wednesday 3rd October 2018  

Many a times it has been observed that one who starts preparation an year before the Preliminary Examination, find it easy to handle.

Even after the recent changes, this much of serious preparation is must.

However, long term planning should ideally start at 10+2 level. A few candidates who are serious and are guided properly usually select those subjects in graduation which can help them in their future life and career plans.

Last Update Sunday 29th March 2020

Civil Services Examination: Plans & Strategies for beginners

On Sunday 15th March 2015  

Enough has been said and discussed regarding the ‘Civil Services Examination’. Still, among beginners there is uncertainty that in which manner they should start and plan for this long journey. Similarly, others preparing for next or may be last attempt, search is on for some useful insights that can enliven the prospects.

Last Update Sunday 18th October 2015

Preliminary Examination – is it a bumpy ride?

On Saturday 15th June 2019  

Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination is proving to be a road-block for many; don’t agree, ask any aspirant just appeared in the Preliminary Examination.

Simple and straightforward nature of the new-look Prelims makes it tougher as more and more candidates get chance to score.

Stiffer competition, lesser number of vacancies and past few years’ cut-off emulating a sine wave and all this makes scene more challenging leaving aspirants confused about the success-plan for Preliminary Examination.

Last Update Saturday 15th June 2019

Road-map to success in Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2019

On Sunday 17th February 2019  

As the Preliminary Examination is scheduled for June 2, 2019, it is time for action. All of you aspiring for Civil Services Examination 2019 would be focusing on your study-material and would leave no stone unturned to make your preparation effective.

Remember, success in Prelims only will get you chance for the next step – Main Examination.

Last Update Sunday 17th February 2019

Some Most Important Aspects Pertaining to Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2019

On Sunday 17th February 2019  

For all those planning to appear in Civil Services Examination 2019, the first stage Preliminary Examination is the first target and your aim is to crack Prelims so that your journey towards dream destination – IAS continues.

June 2, 2019 is the D-day and all your preparations are expected to be on target and you would be ready to face Prelims confidently.

Last Update Sunday 17th February 2019

Civil Services Aptitude Tests: What demands the changes throw?

On Sunday 17th February 2019  

The Aptitude Tests are designed in such a way which attempt to measure whether the candidate has the specific abilities and intellectual capabilities required for the job.

Last Update Sunday 17th February 2019

IAS Exam: Mastering Mains (Written) Examination

On Sunday 21st April 2013  

Not everyone is fortunate to appear in Civil Services (Main) Examination; you have to earn it by clearing the first hurdle –Preliminary Examination. Considering the tough competition one face at first stage, the opportunity to appear in Main Examination is big and should not be underestimated. With new format for Main Examination in place, you require a well-planned strategy to tackle it confidently.

Last Update Thursday 19th March 2015

Tips to tackle Civil Services (Main) Examination in new format

On Wednesday 3rd April 2013  

After a long gap there is some calm and encouraging atmosphere for Civil Services Examination aspirants as for past many years, expectations of change for pattern were keeping rumour mills running and dilemma about the proposed changes kept them quite anxious.

Last Update Wednesday 18th March 2015

IAS Personality Test Preparation: Get thoughtful, get organised

On Wednesday 2nd March 2016  

The Personality Test is not only a test of knowledge but, also about your ability to use the accumulated knowledge and awareness at the right time and communicate it in an accurate manner.

Last Update Sunday 11th February 2018

Civil Services Examination Interview (Personality Test): Dos and don’ts

On Wednesday 2nd March 2016  

Your attitude and a positive mind-set display your mettle and by showing humility, you can prevail even in some adverse situations.

Last Update Sunday 11th February 2018

Civil Services Examination (Personality Test): Practice, is the key!

On Wednesday 2nd March 2016  

The candidate's knowledge, awareness and skills are evaluated with Preliminary as well as Main Examination; but, this Personality Test helps in identifying your suitability to job and character.

Last Update Sunday 11th February 2018

Civil Services Examination 2015 Personality Test – Opportunity entails genuine approach for preparedness

On Wednesday 2nd March 2016  

Personality Test (Interview), the last stage of Civil Services Examination is not a mere awareness test; but, is more of a psychological assessment.

Last Update Wednesday 2nd March 2016

How to prepare for IAS Interview (Personality Test)

On Thursday 19th March 2015  

Civil Services (Main) Examination 2015 Result is out. In all 2797 successful candidates have qualified for the last leg of the examination, Interview (Personality Test) for selection to the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and other Central Services (Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’).

Last Update Thursday 25th February 2016

So, you are preparing for Interview.

On Thursday 17th March 2011  
Last Update Thursday 17th March 2011


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