Wednesday, 9 September 2015

IAS PRELIMS -How to prepare?

 Hi friends ,

This is the pattern for prelims exam.
PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION : Time duration: 2 hours per paper.


PAPER 1
GENERAL STUDIES
100 QUESTIONS
100*2=200marks
PAPER 2
CSAT
80 QUESTIONS
80*2.5=200marks


Note :
  • There is also negative marking ie 0.33 for every wrong answer.
  • Paper 2 is a qualifying paper .One has to get a minimum score of 66/200.(Applicable from 2015)
  • Hence ,only Paper 1 marks count for the cutoff from 2015.
Before you start your preparation ,be sure to have checked these two blogs -

1 .What were the cutoffs for Prelims ,Mains and Final in 2013 &2014 ?
2 . Prelims Syllabus

What books should i read?

I shall list down the basic NCERTs and reference books that one has to study,for preparation.



SYLLABUS
Reference Books/Source
Current events of national and international importance.
The Hindu
History of India and Indian National Movement.
(Focus on art ,literature,architecture,culture and socio-economic political conditions of all these periods )
(Focus on socio religious reform movements ,Great Revolt of 1857 and the Indian National Movement)
Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
Indian Polity and Governance - Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
Indian Polity -Laxmikant
(Dont forget to solve the previous year questions at the back of the book )
The Hindu
Economic and Social Development - Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
Economic Survey (in brief)
The Hindu
General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialisation General Science.
The Hindu

If you are a first timer ,


  1. Remember to check the past question papers before preparation ,and even during preparation.Find the papers attached below -

GS Paper 1 -2015
GS Paper 1 -2014

      2.  Solving the previous year question papers will not only give you confidence ,but help you understand how questions are asked in UPSC and what to read .

      3.  Take up tests at regular intervals ,to monitor your progress.

Stay tuned !
(This is a part of series of blogs on IAS Exam simplified -like never before.)

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7 comments:

  1. Hi sir,
    I am in final year B.Tech Civil Engineering and an IAS aspirant. Sir what should I do from now onwards for the preparation and which subject should I choose as optional subject. Please help and guide me sir. I will be more than happy if you become my mentor SIR. My email id id liveakhand@gmail.com. Thank You Sir

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  4. Hi sir.I am a final year B.tech student from electronics and communication engineering.IM very much interested in cracking the upsc exams.sir please help me for this n guide me too.hope u oblige my request.Thank you sir.My email Id is aralekattikruthi @gmail.com

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    1. HI,
      please drop your query to jebasingh.israel@gmail.com.
      Else, please visit us at the institute.

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  5. The style of IAS preparation has been transforming rapidly with the augment of technology. Aspirants through internet get information on any topic just sitting before their computer system. Online coaching is also one of the popular tools. From my point of view, the coaching should be interactive. As a result, candidates can clear their doubts. The guides in the institutes share few success stories to the pupils to motivate them. The coaching atmosphere is a plus. The students get zeal from it. Discussion is vital to crack the prelims.
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