First of all ,I would like to welcome all of you in “Premam World”.Here We are going to discuss about clearing civil services examination in first attempt.Here,we are also talking about tips to make ias possible.Clearing Civil services in 1st attempt most of the time considered as myth. This examination are tried by many ambitious aspirants in order to be civil servants in the nation. It includes three levels first is prelims and 2nd one is mains and the ultimate level is personality test also known as interview by the UPSC members. So there are dire need to prepare each level devotedly in order to crack this examination in your first attempt. Now some points are given below that you need to do before appearing in this examination.
And I would like to say you that first be familiar with UPSC exam.
.Analyse the Syllabus & Exam pattern
Go through the whole syllabus of IAS exam I mean civil services exam.Understand its entire syllabus and pattern. In preliminary stage UPSC ask objective type questions on the contrary descriptive questions covered in mains. So you should keep in mind that there is no need to go too much in detail for the prelims.
.Analyse the previous years question papers
It is very important to analyse the question papers of the civil services examination.It helps you to understand the idea of the exam.And you can also understand better the mindset of the question setter.If you are not clear with syllabus and pattern then you should go through with previous year papers.
.Make your unique strategy/plan
Just analyse yourself.Understand your areas of interest, your uniqueness,your weakest points, and your strength etc..Compare your depth of knowledge and skills etc. of general studies, languages, CSAT, and your optional papers etc.Don’t follow IAS toppers blindly as every aspirants have their own strategy so you have to select as per your own convenience after various analysis.
.Create your timetable and follow it
It is advised for every students to make timetable.By making time table,we can save our time.And it is useful for complete the syllabus in the definite time.Make a realistic timetable for your yourself considering your capacity to study and follow it strictly. Once you have decided on the amount of time you will put in everyday and what topics you will cover when, make sure you follow it religiously and you shall step closer to cracking IAS in the first attempt itself.
.Collect study materials
You should have all the required materials for the exam preparation.Collect these books/study materials from shops, seniors or from any source like internet.Follow online and offline modes for your preparation.Just see the lecture videos on Youtube for some portions which you require to improve your knowledge and concept.We will write one article about book selection for this exam.Start your preparation with basic books,and further follow standard books for both optional subjects. Build your basic concepts,make your foundation strong then survey your preparation with mock test or previous year question papers solving.Then boost up your preparation, improve your mistakes and writing skills for essay, languages and GS and optional.
.Read Newspapers everyday
We all know that current affairs is one of the main section of the exam.Many questions are asked from these portions.So, Newspapers are something that you should not ignore since if there’s an aspirant who got selected then 90% of role in his/her selection is newspaper. Newspaper Readings’ acts as an integral part in your entire preparation process. Most of the time many questions are directly asked from the newspapers. Therefore a good newspaper is necessary to generate that sort of analytical thinking and knowledge. Read good newspapers to make yourselves familiar with current affairs. The Hindu and The Indian Express are recommended.It is also useful for our interview to make IAS possible/crack civil services.We can also improve our writing skills and knowledge through this.So,it is very important for every aspirants.
.Improve Writing Skills to make IAS Possible
As we talked about newspapers reading.Therefore, we can improve our writing skills through newspapers.And you all know that civil services mains examination is descriptive type.The marks are given according to your presentation of the answer and writing skills.Writing skills are prerequisite thing that one should need to have otherwise you’ll not able to crack its mains. No matter how knowledge you have, how hard you studied before the exams if you can not express your knowledge within the allocated time in your answer sheet then you’ll ultimately out of the race. Consequently, developing an excellent writing skills will lead you towards your desired success. Start practicing on essay for various topics which you like to write or write over the topics which came in past year papers. Analyse yourself before UPSC analyse you.
.Focus on your limited resources
You have heard the sentence of the toppers “It is better to read one book ten times rather then reading ten books one time”. Hence your study material should be limited so that you won’t be confused that what to study or what not. Buy only those books which you think that is better for you stick to them. Don’t divert your mind with various books that every topper suggest. Hence, Stop using multiple sources for one section/topic/subject.But, if you don’t understand the specific topic, then you can follow multiple sources.And be clear about your concept.
.Be consistent and don’t waste your time
Consistency is very important for this exam to crack in first time.You have to be more consistent and study regularly with revision.
.Revision the whole syllabus
As we already know that without revision we can not remember the vast portions of the syllabus.So, just revise all the syllabus on the regular basis.You can revise weekly/monthly.
.Join test series and solve mock papers
Make sure you solve enough number of mock papers for both Prelims and Mains; this is a must before you step into the UPSC exam for your first attempt. It will helps you in knowing how much time you have to spend on each question and daily evaluations will help you keep a track of your progress and help you keep yourself motivated.Solve mock papers as much as you can for checking your preparation.You can join test series of good coaching online/offline.
.Other advice for diet and sleep
First and foremost thing is maintaining a good health during the course is an essential prerequisite to excel in these exams. Late night studies can disturb your study flow. Although late night studies are also inevitable. Therefore, following a healthy, regular diet and regular sleep is the top most priority for an CSE aspirant. It is your first attempt, don’t let the nervousness bring you down.
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.Behave like an IAS officer
.Be motivated n inspired throughout your preparation journey.
.Think and behave like an IAS officer.
Then you will be definitely an IAS officer from an IAS aspirant.
Remember always:-To crack IAS is not impossible.
The word impossible itself says that I am possible.
Then make it possible !!
Best of luck…
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