Indian Administrative Service (IAS)- Tips for Preparation
We are fascinated by the most lucrative career option in India. No prizes for solving this riddle. Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most sought after career when it comes to the prestige, social dignity, job satisfaction and diverse responsibilities to nurture one’s talent. Highly Paid jobs and retirement benefits are guaranteed to those who are able to grab the esteemed IAS position. The number of people applying for the Indian Civil Services is increasing with the rise in talented young people. It makes the competition tougher day by day. If you want to apply for the IAS exam, be sure to prepare for it thoroughly, otherwise, there’s no point wasting your parents’ hard-earned money and your precious time.
Survey these things about yourself:
(Give relative marks honestly)
* How sincere are you to study hard? (0-100)
* What percentage of time can you devote to the preparation of IAS Exam? (0-100)
* How competent are you in learning new things? (0-100)
* Give marks for your General Knowledge. (0-100)
* Are you interested to join coaching to crack the highly reputed exam? (0-100)
* How much marks would you give to your creativity? (0-100)
* How efficient are you in time management? (0-100)
* Do you stay committed till you achieve the goal? (0-100)
* What’s your awareness quotient? (0-100)
* Are you comfortable taking up new challenges everyday? (0-100)
Calculate your marks honestly and then enter the pool of IAS preparation. If your marks are less than 40, drop the idea of joining the elite league. For those who got passing marks, read the content below.
• After self-assessment, its time to join a good IAS Coaching Center. As you might be aware, there are a number of institutions opened who provide the coaching for Indian Administrative Service (IAS). Do extensive research to find a good coaching institution accessible to you.
• Make a habit of reading the newspaper everyday, at least for 3-4 hours. The humble newspapers carry so much information that you can pave your path to the prestigious Indian Administrative Service through them.
• Make notes. The notes can be compiled in MS Word. It makes easier to edit and resize the material as per your convenience.
• Periodic tests are must to strengthen your grip on the subjects. Don’t skip the tests as these are going to be a solid base for your preparation.
• Make Time-Table and follow religiously. It can be reviewed from time to time but don’t find excuses to ditch hard work. After all, it’s the question of your magnificent career.
• Reading newspapers and important magazines should be regular and proper notes should be taken to revise the material. You can read daily or weekly and compile notes accordingly.
• The examination consists of three stages: Prelims, Mains and Interview. The first two stages evaluate a candidate’s knowledge and the last one tests the ability to deal with different situations.
• Lakhs of candidates appear in one of the toughest exams every year. 50% of them clear the Prelims and become eligible to sit for Mains. About 15% of them clear Mains and prepare for the interview, that is considered as the most difficult of all three stages. Do you know how many students get selected after the interview? Only 1%.
• I’m not discouraging you. In spite of 1% success rate, many people struggle hard to get into this crème de la crème category. Give your best if you want to get the best. Your thoroughly planned and consistent study will make you a winner all the way.
• If you are planning to crack the UPSC exam to enter the Indian civil services, take subjects of your interest in college. The subjects that can fetch you good marks and highlight your personality are recommended.
• Your study should be a balance of Current and Static General Studies. Newspapers are of great value when it comes to preparing for the current news.
• While preparing for the exam, don’t forget to look after your health. Give sufficient time to physical exercises so that your mind stays healthy and balanced.
• Sharing with you the link to UPSC Previous years question papers.
• Don’t forget to check the revised Syllabus and Scheme here: