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    Guidance required to start UPSC preparation. Give detailed information about IAS exam.

    Hi, m chaitra studying 3rd year enggineering(cse) in aiet manglore. and i want to know complete detail about preparation for IAS exam. what is the basic need? wt the candidate should do? how the preparation should be? is coaching classes is necessary?what quality we should have to do this exam?
    As i have one more year to complete ma enggi course so that i can prepare myself from now itself. i planning to join coaching classes after completion of my degree,and i want to join in Delhi only,and i have interested to take elective sub as administration.how we should basically prepare ourself for this. i know this is not easy job as we say we will write exams. so that could you pleaseeeee help me out about all this. Its my dream to become an IAS officer, and ill do more than my best and efficiency.this is my aim and this is my goal. let me give small contribution to my nation since i'm receiving allot.


  2. #2
    cenarocks Array
    Join Date
    Sep 2012

    Re: Guidance required to start UPSC preparation. Give detailed information about IAS exam.

    without hard preparation,you can not clear upsc exam.

    upsc exam conducted many civil services exam.

    IAS exam is one of them.

    you can join IAS exam, you are graduate from a recognized university.

    general age limit for this exam 21-30 years.

    age relaxation is given to reserved category students.

    you must be Indian citizen.

    IAS exam consist these stages;-

    ----preliminary exam

    ---mains exam


    some prepartion tips;-

    -----follow best books

    ----join best coaching center

    ----read news paper daily

    ---watch tv news channel daily

    ----share new thing with others

    ---apply these three words in your life;-


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    saini sahab Array
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    Re: Guidance required to start UPSC preparation. Give detailed information about IAS exam.


    If you want to clear the IAS exam then you must have a bachelor degree for the application of the IAS exam.

    The Exam Pattern for IAS exam is:-

    so you will have to prepare according to the pattern of the exam.

    For IAS exam your general knowledge must be very strong and your IQ must be very good.

    Learn those things very deeply in which you fells difficulty.

    Thank you....

    for more information about IAS exam :-http://www.upsc.gov.in

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    Neeraj31 Array
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    Re: Guidance required to start UPSC preparation. Give detailed information about IAS exam.

    To get started with IAS preparation you should first have some idea
    about the service itself. This will ensure your IAS preparation efforts
    are channelized in the right direction. The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is a career nonpareil Ė
    one that cannot be compared to other jobs or services. True, it doesnít
    offer the best salary; still the salary of an IAS officer is nothing to laugh at.

    But people aspire to IAS for reasons much more than just remuneration.
    For instance, the IAS is a means to perform noble deeds like serving the
    nation and humanity at large. Now how many jobs or careers provide this
    opportunity? Along the way, there are attractive privileges, perks and career
    goals that you can achieve. In fact, the IAS is the perfect harmony of social and personal good, an opportunity, that only few can careers can provide. Be inspired.
    But to aspire for this golden service you need to prepare for IAS smartly, persistently, and patiently.

    The 7 golden tips for IAS preparation. You may have heard a thousand and one
    times from friends, IAS exam veterans, mentors and assorted coaching institutes that you require smart hard work to crack the IAS. But exactly is smart hard work?

    ****** IAS Preparation Tip

    #1 Ė Work
    Smart Not Just Hard *********
    Most of us are used to working hard. Our education system is such that unless we cram tens of books each year, whether or not we understand whatís inside the book is immaterial,
    we cannot progress to the higher level. So most of us are accustomed to working hard which in the context of IAS preparation refers to studying 10 hours or more, every day. So much
    for hard work.
    Now comes the smart part. Smartness could mean different things to different readers. It could mean reading selectively but reading well, reading many books selectively,
    mixing books and notes, making micro notes, proper time management, taking mock tests and so on.
    Smart work is all this and more. In fact smartness is the approach you adopt in a particular situation. To prepare for IAS smartly requires you to be flexible as opposed to rigid, to
    experiment as opposed to sticking with the familiar, to plan ahead as
    opposed to the short term only. Letís say you plan to appear for the 2013 Prelims. The right approach would be to start preparing for the IAS prelims at least 10 months in advance. 10 monthsí time is just right to crack the prelims. Neither too much nor too less. With too much
    time in hand, just like other things in excess, we tend to waste it. In fact, we should always have a little less time in hand to feel some sense of urgency to get things done. Most people tend to work best under reasonable pressure. Neither too much nor too less.
    The next step when starting your IAS preparation is to get familiar with the Prelims syllabus. Doing this you will know exactly what you need to cover within this time frame to crack the
    prelims. The good part about the new CSAT syllabus is that optional subjects have been done away with. So you can just concentrate on General Studies. And if youíre like me then studying GS is like listening to music; thereís no hard work involved.
    Just pure fun. Preparing for IAS need not necessarily mean monotony. The more you enjoy preparing GS the easier the Prelims goal will become.
    Thatís smart.
    Once you know the syllabus get started with the actual preparation. Obviously everyone canít prepare for 10 hours, particularly working people. But even working people can crack
    the IAS. The exact time is not important here. Some can achieve in 6 hours what others can in 10 hours.
    It depends on you. If youíre just starting out Iíd suggest you start with 4-5 hours and scale up

    *** IAS Preparation Tip #2 Ė Try Single-tasking itís more efficient than
    Multi-tasking ** Yes I know you need to prepare history, geography, current affairs, mental ability etc. Only thing is donít prepare all at once. Chunk it down. Pick one subject, letís say Polity and combine it with current affairs which you should cover for some time everyday. Current affairs preparation consists of reading the newspaper, a good current events magazine and a year book.
    You can read a good newspaper like The Hindu, magazine like Civil
    Services Chronicle or Pratyogita Darpan and the Manorama Year Book. Schedule a particular time for newspaper reading, but in any case, donít read the newspaper for more than an hour. Itís not required.
    Next, you can continue with the year book or start off with Indian polity. Whichever topic you choose get the right books only. Donít refer more books than are absolutely essential.
    You donít want a PhD in General Studies, just need to clear it. But before you start with the topic get the past 5 yearís solved question papers and combine it with the
    syllabus as the question papers and syllabus are your best guide for IAS preparation.
    Once you have started with polity or any other topic see it through completion. Donít try to multi-task. Mixing polity with history and geography will lead to loss of concentration and lower your output. Besides it will make your progress lower. On other other once youíve
    covered a topic in full you will gain confidence as youíve pocketed x number of marks beforehand.

    *** IAS Preparation Tip #3 Ė Adopt the Just in Time Approach **** The JiT (Just in Time) Approach says we should seek information only when required at that moment. In this hyper-connected¨ world there is an overdose of information and if you seek to acquire all information and knowledge before starting a task, you can never get started as you will lose yourself in the information maze. Applied to IAS preparation what this implies is donít try to cover all the books referred by your friends on a given topic, say GK. Since GK is so
    vast and constantly expanding you can never hope to ďmasterĒ it.
    Rather, refer a good book like Manorama Year Book and a magazine along with the daily newspaper to build up your knowledge base. If, while referring the past Prelims
    papers, you come across a new topic you can quickly refer the reference books at hand or head over to the library or internet and find out more. This way you retain the information
    for a much longer time rather than by trying to read everything at one go.

    ****Smart IAS Preparation Tip #4 Ė Test Yourself I Constantly Think About Ponies asking the above JiT approach further letís apply this to evaluating yourself. Instead of waiting till the last few days to take mock tests you should evaluate yourself right after completing a particular section in a topic. For instance refer the previous yearís question papers before starting Quit India Movement in Modern Indian History and after completing it. Iíve already written about the benefits of this approach so I need not repeat it here. Adopting this JiT approach you know exactly where you stand, which topics have been covered well and which require more consideration. But more importantly it removes the uncertainty and anxiety to a certain level, if not completely. Before entering the examination hall you
    know what kind of questions to expect and this will boost your confidence and calm your nerves soyou perform better than expected.
    *****Prepare for IAS Tip #5 Ė Make Micro Notes. Notes help us to revise quickly before
    the Prelims; the last 15 days that can determine whether or not you will appear for the mains that year. These micro notes can be on current affairs, GK, as well as other GS and optional topics. In fact Iíve already shown how to make notes for IAS exam preparation. Learn from it and profit. You might have heard a hundred times about the importance of taking small or micro notes for the IAS exam. But how do you do it in a manner that the notes are concise, effective, readable in a short time, all at once. After all you will need to go
    through these small notes for IAS exam before the preliminary and/or the Mains in just a few days Or even hours. The first step is to maintain a dedicated register, book or even take
    down notes on pages or flip cards if you are comfortable with this method. Next, divide the pages by months or topics. In a particular month you could write events topic
    wise on each page or you could divide the register topic wise, like some pages devoted exclusively for Economy, some for Sports etc. I prefer the first approach and will explain it
    with the help of the illustration below.Notice that I have clubbed different events month-wise and have written the topic name before each entry for easy scannability. Also
    observe that each entry is just a few sentences long and it contains only the most relevant information from Prelims view point. Another important aspect of this notes making strategy is that Iíve included some background information to that immediate event as well.
    Thatís why in the Sports entry Iíve mentioned that India and Sri Lanka were both beaten by Australia in their previous finals. This is important as UPSC has a habit of asking questions concerning not just the immediate issue but some past events as well connected to the
    current event. For this reason in the PSU entry, Iíve mentioned the names of other Maharatna PSUs as well so that I can easily recollect all the Maharatna PSUs while going through these micro notes for IAS exam. This is also a good way to prepare for current
    events and GK at the same time. As mentioned above, whichever method you follow, the notes should never be more than few sentences long. Keep the long notes separate.
    The micro notes for IAS exam notes are meant for quick revision before the Prelims or during the break between the two Prelims papers. If youíve something more or different to
    add, weíre all interested.

    *****IAS Preparation Tip #6 Ė Shoot then Aim Most IAS aspirants prefer to wait till the end moment to take mock tests or prepare for 2-3 years before making their first attempt waiting for the perfect preparation level. Unfortunately your preparation can never be perfect no matter how hard you try. The latest syllabus is such that questions will always be
    unpredictable. Gone are the days when you could rely on certain number of questions from a particular topic. So instead of preparing for 2-3 years during which time the pattern (not
    the syllabus) could change so many times prepare for a year and jump into the fray. You can improvise along the way. This also holds true for taking practice tests. I suggested constantly
    evaluating yourself after going through every topic rather than waiting till the end hoping to finish the entire syllabus before going through the question papers. Guess what, we are never able to finish the syllabus completely. Thereís always something left in the end, some topics that we wish we should have prepared differently. So shoot first then aim.
    **Smart IAS Preparation

    ******Tip #7 Ė
    Read Only Whatís Absolutely Essential** Your friend tells you to refer THM GS manual because thatís the best one around, another refers Unique, while a third one suggests XYZ classes notes. And you unwittingly jump from book to book hoping to cover every
    source thatís considered important for that subject. Stop taking this information overload that you will never be able to process within the limited time at your disposal.
    Refer the standard books and supplement the missing information from other book for notes. Instead of reading three books for polity stick to one for detailed explanation and one
    for the bare acts. Similarly, I suggest just NCERTs for Ancient and Medival Indian History. No need for epic titles. Whether itís books for prelims, or public administration,¨ sociology,
    political science or geography books stick to the above strategy. Youíll discover you can extract so much more by re-reading limited number of books than running after the next shiny book just launched.

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    Mohit Bansal Array
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Bhucho Mandi

    Re: Guidance required to start UPSC preparation. Give detailed information about IAS exam.

    dear aspirant,

    UPSC Conduct Civil Services Exam for the post of IAS. You can apply for the exam while appearing in final year of graduation or after completing graduation.

    According to new rule you have to choose only one optional subject from the list of given optional subject for Civil Services:

    List of optional subjects for Main Examination:
    (i) Agriculture
    (ii) Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
    (iii) Anthropology
    (iv) Botany
    (v) Chemistry
    (vi) Civil Engineering
    (vii) Commerce and Accountancy
    (viii) Economics
    (ix) Electrical Engineering
    (x) Geography
    (xi) Geology
    (xii) History
    (xiii) Law
    (xiv) Management
    (xv) Mathematics
    (xvi) Mechanical Engineering
    (xvii) Medical Science
    (xviii) Philosophy
    (xix) Physics
    (xx) Political Science and International Relations
    (xxi) Psychology
    (xxii) Public Administration
    (xxiii) Sociology
    (xxiv) Statistics
    (xxv) Zoology

    Tips For Preparation:

    • first and most important Manage your Time table and maintain your self calm and Cool.
    • go ahead according to UPSC Syllabus.
    • you can start for UPSC by study 6th to 12th NCERT books and collect best study material related to syllabus.
    • increase your general knowledge, continuous reading news papers and magazines, concentrate on English.
    • solving Previous year question papers is most requisite part of preparation.

    for Question papers visit:

    List Of Best Books For Civil Services:

    Attachment 13430 Attachment 13431

    Attachment 13432 Attachment 13433

    Eligibility Criteria For Civil Services:

    >>you must have completed or appearing in final year of graduation.

    >>your age must be within 21 years to 30 years on 1 August of the year of exam. there is relaxation in upper age limit up to 3 years for OBC and 5 years for SC/ST candidates.

    Limit Number Of Attempts:

    >>General category: 4 attempts

    >>OBC category: 7 attempts

    >>SC/ST category: No Limit

    Important dates of Civil Services exam in 2013:


    date of Notification:05.03.2013

    last date of receipt of application:04.04.2013

    date of exam:26.05.2013


    date of exam:01-12-2013

    You can apply for the exam online on following official link of UPSC:


    Good Luck......

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    niks7 Array
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    Re: Guidance required to start UPSC preparation. Give detailed information about IAS exam.

    Dear Aspirant
    Since you are so much enthusiastic about UPSC I am just guiding you pattern of examination.You may plan accordingly and start your preparation
    Paper I of preliminary examination consists of following syllabus
    1)Current events of national and international importance.
    2)History of India and Indian National Movement.
    3)Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
    4)Indian Polity and Governance - Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
    5) Economic and Social Development Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
    6)General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change
    7)General Science.
    Paper II- (200 marks) Duration: Two hours
    1)Comprehension Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
    2)Logical reasoning and analytical ability
    3)Decision-making and problem-solving
    4)General mental ability Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level),
    5)Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. - Class X level)
    6)English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).

    In Mains examination it consists of four paper of conventional types
    Main Examination

    Paper-I Section 1 Essay 200 Marks
    Section 2 English Comprehension & English Prťcise 100 Marks (Of Matriculation/ Xth standard level)
    Paper 2:General StudiesĖI Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society 250 marks
    Paper 3:General Studies ĖII Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations 250marks
    Paper 4:General Studies ĖIII Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management 250marks
    Paper 5:General Studies ĖIV Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude 250 marks
    Paper 6:Optional Subject Ė Paper 1 250 Marks
    Paper 7:Optional Subject Ė Paper 2 250 Marks

    Personality Test

    Besides these go thourgh previous years question paper and develop a habit of reading newspaper.

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