Indian Adistrative Service is the most sought after career India. It has great prestige, respect and fulfilment attached to it. The IAS exam requires an aspirant to be highly dedicated, hard andnsistent his/her preparation. A year or more is required toplete the sylla and revise before one appears for the exaation to give a successful attempt. The sooner one decides to appear for the exam, the better it is. One can start prepag for the exam soon after 12th boards. The candidate has to be 21 years of age to be eligible to appear for this exam. Therefore, the candidate can spread his preparation over 3-4 years andver the sylla along with his graduation, as UPSC doesn’t specify any stream of graduation as a criterion of eligibility. The question here rems how to prepare for the UPSC exams after 12th boards.
Here are to plan your IAS exam preparation while you pursue graduation.
Tip 1: Know more about the exam:
UPSCnducts the civil services exaation for recruitment to All India Services and Central Services like Indian Adistrative Service, Indian Police Service, Indian Revenue Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Forest Service etc., Take some time and read about all the services, the demands, roles and responsibilities to understand which service suits you the best.
Tip 2: Go through the sylla:
UPSC Sylla is well deed and isdicative. Go through the sylla for Preliary exaation Paper-1 and Paper-2, Ms exaation. Decide on an optional subject (preferably, related to your stream of graduation). When you are well versed with the sylla, it bes easier to identify the topics that you need to pay attention to and those topics that are irrelevant to UPSC exam.
Tip 3: Start reag NCERTs
NCERT books for History, Geography, Political Science and nomy will help you build a strong base for the IAS exam. Many questions the UPSC preliary exaationuld appear from the NCERT books. Therefore it bes necessary tover all the NCERTs thoroughly. ce you have 3-4 years hand, youuld do one round of general reag of the NCERT books and make notes while reag them, for revision.
Tip 4: Inculcate the habit of reag newspaper.
The newspaper is the Bible for UPSC exams. Current affairs preparation is antegral part of UPSC preparation. Subscribe to a newspaper of your choice and read it thoroughly. Gradually you will know how to differentiate between the topics that are relevant to UPSC and the topics that are not. You can start mag notes for revision from the newspaper 18 months before you appear for the exaation.
Tip 5: Watch Rajya Sabha TV and other news channels.
UPSC tests the decision mag ability and general awareness of the candidates. An aspirant t be able to take his stance on a topic, for which oions bes necessary. This attribute can be cultivated over time by watcg debates and group dissions. Utilize your free time watcg suchformative shows.
Tip 6: Practice wrig.
UPSC ms exaation will require you to answer 20 questions 3 hours. Ms exam would be a test of knowledge, strength and ability to present your thoughts clearly, to the pt a short span of time. This can be possible only with practice. Pick up essay topics and write essays a time bound manner. Also, try to answer old UPSC question papers. This practice will deitely help you ms answer wrig.
UPSC one preparation by referg to vari wes that post daily news analysis, quizzes etc. will also prove to be helpful the preparation. Along with follog these, it is essential for you to remnsistent your IAS preparation. The exaation requires you to be hard and patient. Have belief yourself and stick to your decision of appeag for the exaation. Do not delay your preparations as it will only get harder to be with pasg time. The sooner, the better!
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