IAS Prelims 2014 : A Complete Guide

IAS Prelims will be conducted on 24 August 2014.

Created On: Feb 19, 2014 16:45 IST
Modified On: Feb 24, 2014 18:51 IST

The UPSC IAS Preliminary Exam 2014 is going to be conducted on 24th August, 2014 and the candidates must be trying hard to work out a strategy for the preparation of the exam. Most of the candidates are facing hardships on what to study and what not to study for the UPSC IAS Prelims 2014. How many hours to study? What books to refer? What types of questions are asked? And many such questions must be cropping in the mind of the candidates.

Jagranjosh has come to the rescue of the candidates to help them formulate a step by step strategy for the preparation of the exam. The "IAS Prelims 2014: A Complete Guide’’ help clear all the doubts of the candidates. This e-book provides the candidates all those information/facts required to find the right direction for the IAS Prelims 2014 preparation. The e-book has also included little background of the Civil Services in India. “IAS Prelims 2014: A Complete Guide” e-book explains the history and evolution of Civil Services in India and why and how to become a Civil Servant. It also explains the detailed scheme of the examination including the syllabus.

It also provides a pragmatic approach to the IAS Prelims 2014 and guides the students to evolve the best strategy to suit them.

Perspective Building

A complete section of “IAS Prelims 2014: A Complete Guide” e-book focuses on how to prepare for the General Studies Paper I and General Studies Paper II. This section explains what kind of perspective the candidates need to have while studying any topic for the exam in order to tackle the types of questions asked in the exam. It also tells about how the exam has evolved over the years and what all changes have come in its pattern.


Then the book goes into detailed, section wise explanation of syllabus of General Studies Paper I and General Studies Paper II, popularly known as CSAT. Understanding the syllabus is the basic and most critical thing for the candidates to start their preparation in the right direction. So the Civil Services exam experts have provided required understanding of the syllabus with topic wise Previous Years Questions and Answers.


After understanding the syllabus, a very painstaking think is to evolve the right strategy for the successful preparation. The e-book gives a step by step strategy for the exam. The candidates would also find an ideal plan for the preparation of the exam in this e-book. They can adopt the plan in a manner suitable to them in order to reap the best benefits of their efforts.

Time management

This e-book gives tips to the candidates on how to manage time, how to set deadlines, and how to divide the day to be able to complete the vast syllabus in time. It also tells the candidates what to read and what not to read and also how to read between the lines.

How to make notes
The next important question that troubles the candidates is how to make notes. The e-book provides the candidates guidance for notes preparation also. It also provides some quick revision tips in order to derive the best output from the preparation.
Internet can play a crucial part in the preparation of IAS exam. The e-book tells the candidates how to make the best use of internet.

How to Sustain Motivation

Another problem in the path of the candidates is how to keep them motivated for a long time of the exam preparation. Jagranjosh provides a solution to this problem by giving tips for sustaining motivation.
The e-book also gives some tips to candidates on how to maintain good health so that they can channelize all their energy for the preparation of the exam.

Experience of the IAS Toppers

Lastly, the book provides tips from the IAS toppers that can help the candidates in preparing better for the exam and keeping them motivated. Jagran Josh also answers some popular Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) at the end of the e-book.

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