Civil Services Examination: Integrated approach need of the hour

As the Main Examination 2014 are over; we have seen second edition in new format. These give us a clear idea about the trend and nature of questions asked in General Studies as well as Optional Subject, I hope everything is almost settled and it will help in devising an effective preparation-plan for the coming Civil Services Examination 2015.

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As the attention shifts to Civil Services Examination 2015, candidates are looking for an impeccable plan that helps in achieving the desired goal – career in Indian Administrative Services.

When we talk about devising new strategies to counter the evolving requirements, implementing the tried and tested tool – Integrated Approach is the best tactics for an effective preparation.

It would be strategic to look for an integrated approach for General Studies preparation where candidias-preparation-solid as steelates undertake Main Examination oriented preparation to begin with.

Make an effort to understand the UPSC intention that clearly indicate inter-linker each stage of the examination and emergence of General studies in the complete exam-plan says it all. Most of the constituents stated in Preliminary and Main Examination syllabus indicates that the knowledge, awareness and information you gain is going to be valuable at all stages of examination - be it Preliminary Examination, Main or even Personality Test.

Past few years have proved to be challenging for candidates for the reasons known. Again, like last year Civil Services Examination 2015 is stimulating because of its schedule which is quite different from the occasions prior to 2013.

Looking at schedule for Civil Services Examination 2015, you have to make complete preparation sound and strategic and cannot afford to look at it stage-wise.

Intrinsically, in the whole Civil Services Examination plan, General Studies has become the most significant constituent. Besides syllabus, most important clues you get from the nature of questions being asked in Preliminary as well as Main Examination indicate that you cannot distinguish between the route one can take for information, study material source and direction in which separate preparation can be done for each stage.

It becomes more challenging in the light of innovative and creative approach UPSC is adopting and majority of the candidates are still depending on traditional approach for preparation and the changes in the books and study-material as not as swift as it requires.

It requires comprehensive plan to locate the relevant books and study-material and authentic source to update the information. As the term ‘Integrate Approach’ has become the soul of preparation strategy, you need to have strong basics for conceptual clarity and acquaintance with contemporary developments to build intelligence and understanding its application.

With the Main Examination 2013 and 2014, we have a clear idea about the trend and nature of questions asked in General Studies as well as Optional Subject, I hope everything is almost settled and it will help in devising an effective preparation-plan for the coming Civil Services Examination 2015.

Wishing you all success!

On Monday 23rd March 2015     

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