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IAS Exam 2012: Start your preparation now

Nov 4, 2011 01:25 IST

One should never wait for the right time to start a good thing. The same holds true for the preparation of the oncoming IAS 2012 exam. If you work hard now, you shall reap the benefits your whole life and most probably for generations to come.

An early starter has an edge over others

In all competitive exams, smart work always pays better than hard work. Starting your preparation before others is smart work. Most candidates wait for the notification to start their preparation. Some don’t even select their subjects before the announcement of the notification by UPSC. However, if you ask a selected candidate, more than 90% would answer that they started early and were prepared better than the others because of that.

Tips on the first steps

First of all, analyze carefully the previous year’s questions. Remember that the pattern has changed and you need to study for CSAT and GS in PT and your optional subjects in the Main exam. Next, ask your seniors, family members and teachers and buy some very good books. Start reading and underlining in the books. When you start feeling comfortable, start making notes. Remember that some successful candidates vote against making notes. They rely on solving maximum number ofobjective-type questions and their answer-writing practice.
Finally, keep practicing. There are countless examples where those who practiced daily passed the exam and those who were overconfident because they were school, college or university toppers failed. Steady no matter slow still wins the race even in modern times!

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i have passed out MCA so plz tell me which type of preparation so plz tell me

Rajiv singh,

Sir I m btech first year ... how to start prepration fr ias exam...


I am complete diploma in computer engineering.How to prepare civil services exam....


how to prepare for ias exams, can you explain what i should do please

Kaushal Chauhan,

kripaya mujhe IAS syllabus(pre. with main sub.) options ka details aur selective book ka naam bhi (in hindi) mein batayiye please....

surbhi kishor,

sir ,please suggest some good book of general knowledege for civil services preliminary exam ...and help me to suggest a good way that how can i prepare for civil services exam without coching......

Narendra Rajput,

give me some knowledge for IAS and PCS QUESTION PAPER as soon as

arvind kumar,

sir i m pursuing B TECH final year give me suggestion about IAS preparation.

Angel Babu,

i am in sixth std and my sister is in eightth std.wen we have to start our civil service preparation.please reply me


i am in +1 commerce now i am very much interested in IAS study so suggest anything that should i start my preparation for IAS or not

waseem abbas,

Dear sir, I m waseem abbas nd want be a IAS. I have given many exams like ssc nd upsc but i have not given civil services exam yet bcoz i m confuse to choose the subject , I m science graduate... please reply soon ......


i m from commerce background but plz suggest me a sub that will be easy for IAS preparation.

prashant goutam,

sir mere ko i.a.s.pre. ki sari jankari hindi me chaiye


So now the pattern is changed know .....can you explain me the pattern and subjects ... which one is better subject... actually i don know anything

Bindu Rani,

app IAS ki exam date bta do


my name is zahid khan.i am graduate& i want to in civil services.plz tell me how can i take in. iam so much confuse


sir.iam studing b-tech 3rd year ,in 4th year i am joining in IAS coaching give me your suggestion wht am do...

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