IAS Prelims 2015: How to Start

The IAS Prelims 2015 will be conducted on 23 August 2015. About Eleven Months are remaining and lots of ground to cover.

Created On: Sep 16, 2014 17:45 IST
Modified On: Sep 17, 2014 10:52 IST

The IAS Prelims 2015 will be conducted on 23 August 2015. About Eleven Months are remaining and lots of ground to cover. The candidates should start the Preparation for the IAS Prelims 2015 so that they can obtain comfortable marks to qualify the IAS Prelims 2015.

The candidates face very much difficulty in starting, planning and mapping their preparation. But as the old saying goes "Well Begun is half done” what we propose - is to plan for the IAS Prelims 2015 keeping in mind all the aspects of the Exam and then execute your plan efficiently and effectively.

The candidates should start the preparation keeping in mind the IAS Main Exam because the IAS Main is the ultimate stone to turn around. IAS Prelims is only of qualifying nature but the marks obtained in the IAS Main is counted in the Final Merit for Selection.

Current Affairs

Current Affairs can play a reasonably good role in moving the wheel. The candidates should start with the current affairs and their background so that they will be able to develop the perspective require for the Exam.

Previous Year Question Papers

Previous Year Question Papers play a key role in the preparation because they decide the locus of the exam and the candidates should decide their focus area according to their Strength and weaknesses.

IAS Toppers experiences

The candidates should read, see and follow the IAS Toppers experiences related to the IAS Preparation because it is the first hand experience and the candidates can count on it.The IAS Toppers Interview also proves like guiding principles.

Moreover the candidates should discuss the current topics on the Social Sites to know about the various aspects of the emerging issue. The Myjosh Platform of Jagranjosh is a good initiative.

Standard Textbooks

The candidates should follow the standard text books so that the Basic Structure of the General Studies Syllabus and their topics became crystal clear to the candidates because the IAS Prelims Question Papers are basically conceptual in their orientation and basic clarity on each and every topic is a prerequisite for the final selection.


The candidates should first develop the habit of reading the news and current affairs with a perspective of the examination. Exam orientation of the candidates is very important. There is so much to study in the Eleven months time so the candidates should pinpoint their studies.

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