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UPSC IAS Mains Exam 2016: General Studies II (Paper III): Tips and Strategy

Aug 19, 2016 15:33 IST

    The IAS aspirants must prepare a couple of strategies before getting involved into the preparation of UPSC IAS Mains Exam 2016. The given syllabus for the UPSC IAS Mains Exam is so vast and it requires a proper strategy to cover the most of the topics under various papers. Some of the aspirants have the habit of random studying but it will never work. If you really want your name on the topper’s list of UPSC IAS Exam 2016 then make a proper time table by maintaining the balance between the various subjects and follow it till the end of the respective exams.

    Here, we are providing some of the valuable strategies the aspirants should follow during the preparation of General Studies II (Paper III). However, General Studies Papers of UPSC IAS Mains Exam are more likely considered as static but never ignore the correlation between the various subjects and the Current Affairs or recent developments.

    The General Studies II (Paper III) constitutes the topics like Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations. Generally, in the General Studies II (Paper III) more number of questions asked from Indian Polity and the topics Parliamentary System, Fundamental Rights, State Government, Centre and State Relationships, Separation of Powers, State Government, etc.

    Strategies must be undertaken by the IAS aspirants are:

    •    First of all the aspirants must have understanding of the given Syllabus of General Studies II (Paper III) with respect to weightage given to different sections of syllabus.

    •    The aspirants must go through the Previous Year Question Papers of General Studies II (Paper III) to have general idea about weightage and proportion of different sections and requirement of exam.

    •    The aspirants should start their preparation of General Studies II (Paper III) with basic NCERT Books which are sufficient for building basics of polity but these books do not cover entire syllabus prescribed by the UPSC

    •    The aspirant must study the standard books like Indian Polity by Laxmikanth, Introduction to the Constitution of India by Durga Das Basu etc for elaborated study of the topics of Indian Polity.

    •    There is the possibility of asking questions based on the verdicts of Supreme Court and other constitutional developments, for this stick to your daily reading the standard newspapers and make of it.

    •    Try to develop or brush up your intellectual attributes which will help you to correlate the current events with the static topics.

    •    Try to analyse the various dimensions of various topics and make note of it which will help you to write your answers in an extraordinary manner.

    •    Make a group of friends who are devoted in IAS Exam Preparation for effective discussion and avoid unusual debates.

    •    Do not refer multiple books for the Preparation of UPSC IAS Mains Exam, stick to less number of books and revise it again and again.

    •    If possible, you can join any test series during the last leg of your preparation in order to improve your writing skills but try to cover the whole syllabus first. Otherwise you can write your own and you can take help from your friends of the same vicinity for the review of your answer writing.

    This article would help candidates to prepare for IAS Main (Written) General Studies II Paper III.


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