After facing the first hurdle - Preliminary Examination, there is no scope to be complacent as a bigger task awaits you. You have less than four and half months in hand for preparing yourself for Main Examination where your subjective knowledge would be at test.
Yes, it is true that approx 15,000 candidates only will get the ticket for Main Examination, but you can’t sit and wait for Preliminary Examination result to move ahead. Last year also, many candidates misjudged their Prelims performance and found it really difficult to handle Main Examination preparation after Prelims results.
Right now, it is an opportunity not to be missed and make the best use of time available with focus on General Studies, both optional subjects and Essay paper. It is your performance in Main Examination becomes the base for your next step – Interview and even the final selection.
Many a times, it is seen that marks secured in Main Examination (out of total 2000 marks) plays most crucial part in your success and achieving top ranks to ensure IAS post.
Choosing the right set of optional subjects is one of the keystones to a good preparation strategy. A sound preparation for General Studies and optional subjects ensures a good performance good enough to see you through.