IAS Preparation Tips 2017- Tips on How to Crack Civil Services Prelims Exam 2017..!!
IAS Preparation Tips 2017- Nowadays, It is the dream of almost every student to become an IAS officer. As the civil service exam is scheduled to be held in the month of August this year, your preparation should be ready by now. But If you have not yet prepared for the exam, we are providing you some really useful preparation tips to crack Civil Services Examination (IAS). To start preparing for Civil Services Exam, familiarity with the syllabus is of utmost importance. Thorough knowledge of subjects and syllabus help you to prepare well and also reduces the mental burden. It also helps you to pick topics which need more attention and time. Go through each and every topic and make a list of your weak and strong sections.
Collect question papers of the past ten years to understand the pattern of the examination paper. Deeper analyses and evaluation of previous year paper are very important. Try to figure out the sections and topics which are asked very frequently. Analysis of previous year papers is beneficial in two ways; it fills your mind with confidence and also provides you a clear picture of topics that needs your time and focus more than the other topics.
Clear your base before start studying the higher things as it will help you to understand things better and straightaway. Start with studying the basic books, and develop a habit of reading newspapers (like The Hindu and Indian Express), magazines, start report reading and use the Internet to stay updated with the current happenings and important issues. You can easily make your current affairs and general awareness section stronger by practicing these habits. Especially for General Studies, start with the class 11th, 12th NCERT books for Geography and History, and class 9th book for Science. For Indian freedom and Indian Constitution, you can buy a book by Bipin Chandra and DD Basu. These books will surely help you to cover some important topics in History.
Another important thing in your entire preparation process is to make notes in your own handwriting as when you note down things yourself, it stays in your mind for a longer time and it also helps you at the time of revision. While making notes use bullet points, heading, subheadings as this will also help you at the time of writing the examination. To save time, you can also use underlining to highlight important points. But making notes is the most preferred method among IAS aspirants while preparing for the exam as they are customizable, you can easily edit them and they are also easier to revise.
Solve Mock papers and practice sets more and more. Try to give mock tests as much as you can as it will give you an insight of your preparation and will also tell you about the section which demands your extra attention and time. Also, solve previous year papers as it will help you to increase your speed and accuracy. Mock tests and Papers contribute a lot to your preparation.
Art, culture, ecology and environment are also some of the important topics in Civil Services Examination. A large number of questions come from these topics. So find the best available source to study them. Remember, Scoring will be easy if you have a good command of topics. Take help of standard books rather than wasting time in learning from different books.
Aptitude is another important section. Aptitude paper comprises of four things, mainly: Math, Reasoning, Comprehension, and Decision-making. Pick some standard books and practice as much as you can. At least give 4-5 mock -tests daily and solve each and every question. Try to improve your score and ranking with each mock test you give. Mock tests are also the best way to pick an optional subject for Mains Examination. Write down important formulas and tricks separately for the revision and most importantly- Don’t take exertion and stress, sleep well, eat well and keep your mind free from all the worries. Just believe in yourself and perform your best.
We wish you all the best.
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