How to Become IAS Officer in India- UPSC 2020 Eligibility, Preparation, Syllabus, Etc.

In the Life of a Civil Services aspirant, There is always an uncertain state of mind in the beginning on how to start the journey. Most of them have doubts in mind as about the syllabus, where to start, and many more. In this article we will show you the detailed overview of UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) Preparation, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, exam dates, etc.

Mos of the students are confused if coaching is a must thing or not. But a this stage of carrier, wrong guidance can cost aspirant a load of time and expenditure of money without results. Many coaching institutes are unsure how to properly guide students as per the latest requirements of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), leaving the student with poor coaching and low-quality study materials.

If you want to get the complete idea about the UPSC examination and preparation stuff, Stick to the Article till end. Instead of asking people around – How to prepare for civil service examinations, seek for online help and google the stuff and stick with for more guidance in your journey. This tip is for all students irrespective of the fact whether they choose to go for coaching or decide to prepare for the civil exams without any coaching institute.

How to Study for the India’s toughest examination?

Civil Services exam have one of most complex exam pattern with no such proper and ell-structured syllabus which obviously makes it tough to crack. It consists of three stages:

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Interview
  1. Students have to cross each stage to move onto to the next like in a sports competition.
  2. The level of difficulty increases with each stage.

The last stage can also be a tough job to crack because the UPSC not only tests the aspirant’s knowledge and ability to write, but also their mental strength and ability to deal with tricky and tough situations.

It requires a special kind of preparation to overcome the UPSC interview stage. Another important feature that adds ‘toughness’ of the exam is the syllabus, as it covers a diverse range of subjects, unlike many other exams. In fact becoming a Doctor in India is easy as compared to IAS. now that’s the level of toughness we are talking about.

When we look at the success statistics of the civil services exam, one can understand why it is considered one of the toughest exams in world. Every year, lakhs of people take the IAS prelims exam. Out of this, only about 25% emerge victorious and move onto the ‘mains’. After the main exam around 15% make it to the interview stage. In the interview stage, the success rate is about 50%. So, the pass percentage in the UPSC exam is less than 1%. UPSC exam can be called tough, but if the student follows a strategy and prepare with direction, they can easily crack the exam.

We hope you will indeed take your Civil Services (IAS) Preparations very seriously. The first step towards that is obviously the choice of subjects. Do choose them wisely. Please focus on – How to prepare for upsc, rather than Why the IAS exam is so tough!

How to Do Best IAS Exams Preparation Without Coaching:

Many students crack the exams without joining any coaching and some of them even top the exam. From this conclusion it is very clear that, coaching is not the solution but your own preparation is- with or without coaching! Many students prefer coaching as it sets routines, targets and gives practice, but these can be done on your own if you follow some rules and discipline in your life. Only it require discipline and determination. You may actually end up saving more time, money and resources and putting it back into your preparations. A to-do list for self study

How to prepare for IAS exam after 12th?

Starting early is great advantage as you can build your general awareness and really excel in the GS paper and interview as you will tune yourself to analysis and awareness. Also when the time comes you will not waste it on finding out about the exam and loosing precious time. A to-do list

  1. Manage your time effectively and be disciplined.
  2. Develop a routine!
  3. Do selective reading but be thorugh in those protions.
  4. Remember to have a good mix of books and self made notes
  5. Take mock tests at regular intervals
  6. Start preprations early, its a vast syllabus!
  7. Make short notes and mindmaps on a regular basis!They help your memory.
  8. Reach out to fellow aspirants. Discuss topics!
  9. Most importantly believe that you can do it without coaching!
  • Dig Up Information Regarding Examination.
  • Choose your Bachelor’s degree in such a manner that you may benefit for the IAS exam.
  • If you need a fall back option by doing a BTech. Don’t worry. You can still start preparing and getting to know the social subject you wish to take for your IAS exam.
  • Follow the Trends and news regularly
  • Give your opinion and discuss the news daily
  • Start giving general Knowledge tests and getting to know about logical and Calculative reasoning.
  • Take up online Moc tests Taken by many institutions and study blogs.
  • Read English/Hindi/Regional News papers on daily basis (skip page 3-news for sure!)

How to Prepare for exams While Working on a Job?

With less time in your hands, time management is crucial to your preparations. Some to-do list

  • Set a schedule as per your liking and stick to it firmly
  • Find people who are in your situation or in your organisation and socialize with them to utilize that time for discussions. You will thus have time to chill with friends who are serious about the IAS exam. It will also fulfill your social needs and keep you stress free.
  • Look for notes and study material that are short and effective. But some topics you will have to do indepth studies.
  • Listen to the short news and do not waste time in listening to unnecessary discussion based news unless the topic demands it.
  • Use memory techniques that speed up your learning.
  • Frequently pratice giving tests and writing answers. That will work as revesion and practice.

How to start IAS preparation during graduation.

If you have chosen the subject that you will also write for in the IAS exam, then start solving and writing qnswers based on the chapters you cover. These will be teh notes you will study from when you appear fro teh UPSC exam. If you have not chosen that subject then add the IAS subject to your study routine, so that by the time you fill the form you know the subject well and only need to update information and do revision. See the tips given for after +2 and they are the same for you!

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