Civil Services is one of the most sought after job among the motivated youth of India. Each year lakhs of student appear for Civil Services Exam but only thousand makes to the final merit list. Qualifying in Civil services exam requires both hard and smart work given the enormity and vastness of syllabus.
Smart work requires prioritising the syllabus based on weightage that is number of questions asked in the previous year paper. Going through the previous year papers of General studies one can comprehend that there are certain topics and areas which holds greater weightage like Geography, Economics and Social Development, Indian Polity, Modern History and Environment and Ecology. Other topics like Science & technology, Ancient history, medieval history, Art & Culture and Current events should be done after finishing those with higher priority.
Questions Appeared in IAS Prelims Exam 2015 :
Economics and Social Development- 18 Art and Culture- 4
Geography- 14 Science & Technology- 9
Indian Polity- 15 Medieval and Ancient History- 4
Modern History- 7 Current Events- 11
Environment and Ecology- 13 Miscellaneous - 6
One can easily attempt 66 questions even without covering the entire syllabus. Adopting this prioritization strategy will help aspirants to qualify the examination in relatively short span of time. If time permits than go other important topics like Art & culture, Science & Technology and Current events.