Prioritize Your Needs for an Effective IAS Preparation Strategy

For Civil Services Examination preparation, there is no specific plan which can be termed universal.

It differs from person to person depending upon their level of preparation, the familiarity with the optional subject you pick, kind of study material and books you are exposed to.


 By:      On Saturday 31st March 2018           Read In Hindi

To begin with Civil Services Examination preparation, you need to recognize the examination related needs and requirements so that a workable plan is in place that guides you throughout your preparation days.

After looking at the syllabus, the first thing we suggest is start your preparation with last few years’ question papers for General Studies and Optional Subject. The best part is that now, with five editions of Main Examination in new pattern (2013-2017) we have enough evidence to understand the trend and examiner's expectation.

Once through with the General Studies preparation strategy and choice of optional subject for Main Examination; arrange your magazines, books, study material and take decision about study plan. If you are able to handle preparation with self-help that is absolutly fine. In case you need help in some areas, decide about joining coaching institute to uplift preparation level.

Accordingly, the time available is to be distributed as per your specific needs.

The time spent on each subject will differ, from person to person, depending on the specific requirements.

As have been observed the serious aspirants start preparation early and most of the smart ones complete General Studies along with optional subject well before starting prelims preparation thus making Preliminary Examination preparation quite easy.

If so is the case with you, this comes handy now as it will give you a chance to prepare Paper I and II in the remaining time before Preliminary Examination 2018 which is scheduled for June 3, 2018.

By now, you must have covered a lot of Prelims syllabus and would be moving according to the plan. Besides Prelims requirements, you must have been giving the proper attention and time to Mains related necessities on the regular basis.

There is no specific plan which can be termed universal. It differs from person to person depending upon their level of preparation, the familiarity with the optional subject you pick, kind of study material and books you are exposed to.

It also depends upon the fact if you join coaching and are taking help from some experts.

You must devote some time regularly on General Studies to remain in touch.

As the Preliminary Examination gets over, concentrate on Main Examination requirements related to General Studies and the Optional Subject and indulge in answer-writing practice as it will turn fortunes in your favour in Mains Examination.

Last Update Saturday 31st March 2018

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