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IAS Prelims 2014:Tips and Strategy for General Studies Paper I

Sep 17, 2013 11:39 IST

IAS Preliminary is approaching very fast and the candidates should start the preparation keeping in mind that there is not much time left and lots of ground is needed to be covered. The Syllabus for General Studies Paper I is the same as of the last year but the changes has been made in the pattern of IAS Mains (written) Examination. The Preliminary Test will be conducted on 24 August 2014.

A clear understanding of the syllabus is necessary as the syllabus is the key to open the success doors for the candidates. The candidates have to start by dividing their time and making a detailed and pragmatic plan for each and every section.  Pragmatic Planning is very important because the time is also needed for relaxation and reenergizing. Without proper breaks nobody can prepare for such Exam. Make a clear plan dividing the day’s time into two halves and prepare accordingly. The candidates who are doing job can make the plan accordingly. The General Studies Paper I require to cover all the events, reason of the events, future course of events and their effects on the society. The candidates should deeply study the basic of Indian Constitution, components of Indian Economy, Every concept of Geography, Environment Ecology and the General Science principle applicable in day to day life. Very detailed study is required for the Prelims because only superficial knowledge will not do. The Horizontal as well as Vertical coverage of the syllabus is necessary and the level of preparation is equal to that of Main Examination. The candidates are required to have crystal clear concepts so that they cannot be confused with the options. Conceptual clarity is mandatory to clear this filter test.

Newspaper can be termed as North South East West Past and Present Event Report. Newspaper reading is indispensible for the preparation for IAS Preliminary Test. The candidates can start with newspaper reading and analysis. Two newspapers daily can easily cover the whole happening event. Here comes the importance of online reading because if you miss one day paper you will be in dilemma to cover the Present and the past paper.

The candidates are required to start the preparation with analytical approach to see things inside out. The patterns of questions asked in the preliminary exam are analytical and asked about the things which can only be answered by analytical approach. The candidates are required to read, learn, think and interrelate between the topics of General Studies Syllabus and the events happening around the world. All the traditional part of General Studies question has an influence from the current events.

So start early and be in the competition. All the Best!

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