Indian Administrative Service (IAS) recognized as highly respectful government service takes a lot of effort to get through. Every year, more than lakh candidates appear for CSE examinations in the country. IAS 2016 is basically a Civil Service Examination that is conducted every year by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). With New Year around the corner, it is also rings a bell that it is the right time to start preparation for IAS exams. So, here we are again with some essential preparation tips to crack IAS Exam 2016: Well developed strategy with ideal time management are the two basic and vital steps towards achieving your goal. Know your subjects: Get yourself well informed about the syllabus and topics that your optional subjects covers. A thorough comprehension of your optional subjects will reduce half the burden of your preparation. Work on previous and sample question papers: It is the significant and fundamental step that one should include in their strategy while preparing for IAS exam. Candidates should go through previous 10 years question papers in order to get an idea about the pattern and the topics that are asked frequently. By doing so one can identify the topics that are important for conventional essay type questions and objective types. Once you have identified this, the rest is easy as a cakewalk. By solving UPSC previous years papers will boost your confidence and will guide your steadily throughout your preparation. Choose books cleverly: It is advised not to go through a lot of books instead of choose one standard book on each topic as it will save your precious time and not to forget collect your books in advance to avoid the last minute hassle. Make Your Own Notes: It is also suggested to make your notes for the related topics as it will come handy to take a glance at the topics. Click Here to Know How To Make Notes. A precise stratagem for General Studies: General Studies that covers everything under the sun and includes subjects like History, Geography, General Science, Current affairs, and general awareness. And, mostly everyone panics when it comes general studies, hence it is advised to take a glance over last years question papers as this will make things easier. Below are some rapid tips on how to cover individual subjects under General Studies: 1. History: More importance is given to modern history and freedom movement, also emphasise on Ancient India. A perfunctory glance over the Medieval history is also required. 2. Geography: Concentrate more on physical geography and maps related questions. Buy a good atlas and get yourself well-acquainted with maps. 3. General Science: It covers a major portion, so refer a standard guidebook and be well-versed with the topics of general science. 4. Current affairs: Make sure to cover the important news daily through a standard news paper not necessary to read the entire newspaper. 5. General awareness: It is advised to refer any good guide book or year book for this. Some general and important quick tips to:
- As already said, always make notes, refer them thoroughly and rely solely on it. It will come handy to take a glance just before the exam
- ,Revise repeatedly as practice makes perfect
- Don’t go through any book before the examination.
- Don’t read any new topic at the last minute
- Don’t get engaged with any confusing question or problem in the end
- Be confident
- Sleep well to stay awake and perform brilliantly during the exam