The preparation for the Civil Services examination is an enriching experience. An aspirant preparing for the exam needs to be upto date with the current affairs, have general awareness, have a vast knowledge base in polity, economy, history, and geography among many other subjects. The prestige attached to the service, attractive career prospects, perks, self-satisfaction and enriching experiences while on the service, makes the Civil Services, the most sought after career option in the country.
Many aspirants start preparing for the examination at a very early stage. There is no suitable time when one can start preparing for the exam. But, sooner one starts, the better it is. As the syllabus for UPSC is vast, it is important to have a good preparation strategy and a proper time line for covering the syllabus. The time table must include time for revision. The importance of revision during UPSC preparation cannot be emphasised enough.
There are a plethora of resources available for the preparation such as study materials of various coaching institutes, ias exam app, ias websites etc. One must pick and choose the best resource suitable and follow it on a regular basis, instead of following multiple resources. The IAS app by Byju’s is one of the best app for ias preparation as it comprises of important lectures for each section of the syllabus, prelims practice questions, current affairs quiz for UPSC etc. The students can make the best use of the app by taking the quiz right after completing the topics for ascertaining the level of preparation.
For aspirants who intend to give the exam by choosing “hindi”, as the medium, there is absolutely no need to panic, as there are options of ias app in hindi , websites posting content in hindi, hindi video lectures for UPSC etc.
Though the resources for the preparation could be found in abundance, an aspirant’s success in the examination is based on the efforts, dedication and consistency he/she shows in the preparations. The candidates must choose a few reliable sources and not waste time on the internet juggling between resources to cover a topic.