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How to Start UPSC IAS Exam Preparation

How to Start UPSC IAS Exam Preparation

Many newbies have the most frequent question in their minds regarding, how to start UPSC/ IAS preparation? Many students decided to become an IAS when they were in their school grades, at the start of graduation or end of graduation. Some students think to start IAS  preparation after their (PG) Post-graduation and last, and some start their preparation For (Indian Administrative Service ) IAS after becoming professional or while working somewhere.

The people who decide later to become an IAS or join any Civil service don’t mean they find it hard, or the student who decides it at an early age also didn’t give guarantees that they will do it in a single attempt.

This post will give you an overview of IAS Preparation which will be the most effective way to start IAS Preparation when you decided to join Civil services.

Here are some important tips which are written with some study cases and research. We have already written step-by-step information about what is UPSC / IAS? What are the paper pattern and syllabus of UPSC? You can get every information about UPSC Online where we have explained how UPSC declares its notifications and JOB Vacancies and other information with full Explanation.

Things required while getting into IAS Preparation

  • Dedicated, Devoted Mind and Strength towards a regular schedule of study.
  • Excellent Writing Skill
  • Well Hold on to Aptitudes And English
  • Good Hold On Memory While Listing News Or Reading Current Affairs
  • Self-confidence, Patience, Dedication, Consistency, And Regularity

Sources to Get Study Materials which will help in the Students of UPSC /IAS Preparation 

NCERT Books: NCERT books play an important and game-changing movement in IAS Preparation. NCERT books help the new students in creating the foundation. You can also download NCERT Books for free in PDF form. NCERT Books will help you understand the heavier textbooks you are about to start soon.

Newspaper Start reading the newspaper which will create your habit of reading content effectively and also increase your reading speed and understanding mental ability. The Hindu newspaper plays an important role in the life of Civil Service aspirants, which effectively increases their knowledge of current affairs and issues which is happening worldwide and nationwide. Nowadays candidates use E-newspaper which is widely available and apps like, the Times of India, Google News, The Hindu, Economic Times, and TV News channels also help you to be up to date regarding the current affairs and Current issues.

News Channels:News channels save your time while creating your foundation of current affairs. Many news channels show 200, 100, 50, 25, 20, and 10 in single attempts like 20, 15, 10, and 5 minutes respectively. Channels like Aaj Tak, ABP News, NDTV, News Nation, India TV, Network 18, CNN-IBN, Times Now, Zee News, etc. show news in the above-mentioned format.

Internet: –Today in this 21st century, the internet is wisely helping candidates and students to seek information and lots of websites are helping UPSC candidates to start IAS Preparation. This boosts the knowledge and talent when we use The internet effectively.

Magazines: – Magazines like Competition Success Review (CSR) and Pratiyogita Darpan (PD) also help newbies and experts to get an idea regarding UPSC/IAS preparation.


When to start UPSC / IAS Exam preparation for Preliminary Examination 

How to start upsc, IAS Exam preparation

Starting IAS preparation requires updated and the exact knowledge of the UPSC pattern. We have written a complete A to Z guide of the UPSC/IAS Syllabus and paper pattern. Also, read everything about UPSC and UPSC online.

Solve mock test papers: You must try to read solved UPSC previous year papers and also join various online mock tests which are available on the internet for free.

Non- Technical background (Engineering) and NonManagement Background (MBA)- Candidates from this background must give extra hours for CSAT papers which play an important role in Preliminary examinations.

Also, read Secrets Of Success Of IAS Toppers

Overview contents of General Study Paper

The General Studies (GS) paper covers the following areas:

General Science; Current events of national and international importance; History of India; World Geography; Indian Polity and Economy; Indian National Movement; General Mental Ability.


What to study while doing UPSC/ IAS Preparation         

  • Study only what is Essential
  • You must know the actual content of the preliminary examination. (Click here to know)
  • Focus on the exact content of General Studies Paper 1 and paper 2.
  • Study Smart Not Just Hard
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