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When you are thinking of joining any coaching institute, do not go by their advertisements. Many institutes only keep the names of toppers even if they visited their institute for open mock interview as it was free. There are gradations in the level of engagement a topper has with an institute, and you need to recognize this before you decide to join them.

It is always advisable to take the opinion of those who have already taken mppsc coachingin that institute, to make an informed decision. Their response should be given more importance and not pamphlets or advertisements.

About the capacity of teachers in coaching institutes?

Many a times, aspirants (especially beginners) place a lot of trust and credibility in the coaching teachers. Some teachers are really good but some are just awful. Especially in special subjects like GS, reading standard books and referring to internet will tell you whether what you are being taught in mppsc coaching in indoreinstitutes is right or just rubbish.

You can also search the blogs of toppers on that particular topic, who would have given an accurate account of their opinion about the institute.

How useful are coaching notes? Can they replace standard books?

Standard books are important because they are written from the ground up and they form the foundation of your knowledge. Once you have read the standard books, reading coaching mppsc notesbecomes not only a lot easier, but you can also see where a small subject fits into that bigger picture.

The problem with just reading coaching mppsc notesis that they give you such a big picture perspective. What you will be left with are fragmented concepts and broken knowledge that do not stay in your memory for long. For long term memory, we need context of a topic, so you should always start with standard books.

While reading the mppsc notes, remember these:

1.   MPPSC Coaching in indorenotes are helpful and they are easy to revise before the exam. But they can only complement but never replace standard books.

2.   Always map your notes to the chapters and topics of the course. Most of the coaching institutes do not cover the syllabus completely. Even if they do, they usually run through a few chapters. So when you see that a topic is not covered well in your notes, read yourself from other sources and make mppsc handwritten notes.

3.   Coaching notes and materials come in handy to cover a specific topic. For example for subject like government schemes, instead of laboring to compile them from the websites of ministries, it is better that you buy compilation booklet of any institute. Smart work saves you a lot of time.

4.   You must remember that MPPSC is not at all like an undergraduate exam. In college, it is quite easy to just read notes and score well. But in MPPSC, the questions are of high level and of deep analytical depth. Usually, no question comes directly from your mppsc coaching notes. It is the clarity of your concepts - especially in the optional - that will help you write good answers.

Should I take coaching for GS?

General Studies is not quantum physics. MPPSC only expects candidates to have a generalist understanding of a wide range of topics. So if you have the material with you and can study on your own, you will be able to understand the subject and hence GS coaching isn’t really necessary. You only need to go the market, buy the relevant GS material or coaching notes and study on your own.

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This is a perennial question I get asked the most. And it's understandable too. Many aspirants who start preparing for civil services are not aware of the demands of this exam and most cannot afford to take coaching by going to Delhi only.

There are many doubts and misconceptions regarding taking coaching for UPSCCSE . So let me break it down for you.

Coaching Institutes plays important role in your upsc exam preparation. If you are a fresher and thinking to appear for IAS exam then joining a upsc coaching will be very beneficial for you.

If you have already done offline UPSC coachingin past 2 years and you are confident enough then you can do self study or join some online course to plan your preparation for UPSC IAS exam. Join some test series of Sharma Academy or Best upsc coaching in indore institute. To solve your doubts, you can use free apps like doubtnut, brainly, various what'sup groups and telegram doubt solving groups, online doubt forums etc.

If your family can afford a coaching then it is a good idea to join a coaching as it helps you to grasp the concepts quickly as compared to when you study by yourself.

But if you can’t afford coaching then you can take help form online coaching classesresources. There are many websites which clear concepts without any cost. You can get your doubts clear in those websites. You should definitely join test series, it will help you greatly during examination.

If you don’t join any IAS coaching in indoreand start self study then you might face some problems like -

·         Tough to get doubts cleared

·         No competitive environment

·         No one to make you study

·         You will be lonely and may or may not get depressed

·         All your friends will be enjoying college while you will be alone at home mugging up salt colours. This may or may not discourage you

 

As for the positive things are-

·         You can study whatever subject and whatever chapter in depth whenever you want

·         You can make you own schedule according to your weak/strong subjects/chapters.

 

Best UPSC coaching in indoresuggest practised many test papers during the last 5 months. This will improve your speed and confidence.

Coaching merely helps you, it does not ensure you a rank. Your self study, consistency and the hard work you put in sitting at your study table matters far more than what you do in coaching classes. So if you are attending coaching classes, do take their notes, but you should not rely excessively on them and neglect standard books.

Always remember that roughly not more than 25-30% of your preparation should depend on upsc coaching classes. To say that you cannot crack UPSC without coaching is a lie. There are people who have put in that 25% of the work on their own and have passed this test (ie, they must have read the coaching notes but didn't attend any classes.) So it is your personal belief, self discipline and your knowledge. To determine whether you need coaching or not.

Assuming you know which standard books to study, which coaching notes to refer to, and by reading them you are able to understand the subject, that's brilliant and you don't need coaching.

On the other hand, if you are completely clueless about the exam process or the books you study, then the coaching institutes will surely help you to get a comprehensive idea. But as I said, you still have to read standard books, make necessary notes and work to beat your competition.

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When you are thinking of joining any coaching institute, do not go by their advertisements. Many institutes only keep the names of toppers even if they visited their institute for open mock interview as it was free. There are gradations in the level of engagement a topper has with an institute, and you need to recognize this before you decide to join them.

It is always advisable to take the opinion of those who have already taken mppsc coachingin that institute, to make an informed decision. Their response should be given more importance and not pamphlets or advertisements.

About the capacity of teachers in coaching institutes?

Many a times, aspirants (especially beginners) place a lot of trust and credibility in the coaching teachers. Some teachers are really good but some are just awful. Especially in special subjects like GS, reading standard books and referring to internet will tell you whether what you are being taught in mppsc coaching in indoreinstitutes is right or just rubbish.

You can also search the blogs of toppers on that particular topic, who would have given an accurate account of their opinion about the institute.

How useful are coaching notes? Can they replace standard books?

Standard books are important because they are written from the ground up and they form the foundation of your knowledge. Once you have read the standard books, reading coaching mppsc notesbecomes not only a lot easier, but you can also see where a small subject fits into that bigger picture.

The problem with just reading coaching mppsc notesis that they give you such a big picture perspective. What you will be left with are fragmented concepts and broken knowledge that do not stay in your memory for long. For long term memory, we need context of a topic, so you should always start with standard books.

While reading the mppsc notes, remember these:

1.   MPPSC Coaching in indorenotes are helpful and they are easy to revise before the exam. But they can only complement but never replace standard books.

2.   Always map your notes to the chapters and topics of the course. Most of the coaching institutes do not cover the syllabus completely. Even if they do, they usually run through a few chapters. So when you see that a topic is not covered well in your notes, read yourself from other sources and make mppsc handwritten notes.

3.   Coaching notes and materials come in handy to cover a specific topic. For example for subject like government schemes, instead of laboring to compile them from the websites of ministries, it is better that you buy compilation booklet of any institute. Smart work saves you a lot of time.

4.   You must remember that MPPSC is not at all like an undergraduate exam. In college, it is quite easy to just read notes and score well. But in MPPSC, the questions are of high level and of deep analytical depth. Usually, no question comes directly from your mppsc coaching notes. It is the clarity of your concepts - especially in the optional - that will help you write good answers.

Should I take coaching for GS?

General Studies is not quantum physics. MPPSC only expects candidates to have a generalist understanding of a wide range of topics. So if you have the material with you and can study on your own, you will be able to understand the subject and hence GS coaching isn’t really necessary. You only need to go the market, buy the relevant GS material or coaching notes and study on your own.

 

 

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Due to the unlimited syllabus to be covered in a limited time, classroom coaching for UPSC is very popular. Because of the vast range of topics that all require different tactics, there is no such thing as a perfect Coaching Institute for Civil Services Examination. One must ensure that they get value for their money and help and guidance to overcome their specific weak areas.

Best IAS coachingbound you to study in a positive and disciplined manner. They’ll guide you to the best way to crack the exam. They’ll train you, what to study from the IAS syllabus, what are the essential topics being asked frequently in previous years little tricks to solve the questions in the exam, all the things

  • Company of like – minded people
  • Guidance from the experienced teachers
  • Well – researched and updated study material
  • Advanced test – series as per the latest trends in the UPSC exam regular review by the teachers via test and mock exam
  • Motivation by the teachers and peers
  • Great information on latest happenings around you
  • Strategies and tactic which you might not get in the books or newspaper
  • Sharing general information like study material questions and solutions from fellow mates.
  • UPSC Coaching in indorecentres concentrate on building concepts and removing doubts – two main blocks of any competitive exams
  • But use your own instincts and analyse which coaching institute to go for. There is no dearth of ias coaching in Indore, and thus you would be confused by the claims of many. Seek advice of your seniors and mentors and then go for it. After all they will be the one who will form a good base regarding your preparation. Coaching will provide you the direction which will let you attain success

Too much Coaching at a Time Creates Havoc

Many aspirants who come for UPSC coaching in indore, do this one mistake which becomes too risky for them. At the time of initial preparation, they decide to attend as many coaching at that time. So, they could save time from going to different institutes and also their preparation comes to quicker halt.
What happens is that, aspirants then run pillar to pillar in various coaching institutes attending different lectures. He/ She note down the notes, attend classes but at the end of day, they are too tired to even revise. And thus, they continue with the cycle for many months. At the end, when course ends, and they go back to their home town, they realize, that they have many doubts which now cannot be solved. Some of the things which they thought they understood at that time, now seem vague and ambivalent.
It’s like starting afresh again. Thus, aspirants seem to miss the whole point of
upsc coaching– mentoring and solving their doubts. So, it’s better to study at your pace rather to complete all the course at once. Think, how much time it will require you to study one course. And then go for simultaneous coaching for IAS

Study Materials of Coaching institute

Are the study material of the coaching institute reliable? Can they be the path to your success? It cannot be answered in Yes or No. Because it works for some and it might not work for you Coaching material or handwritten notes by toppers are both important. They have their relevance. They can guide you when you are self – studying. However, it all depends on the quality of the material. Whether it has been updates or not or from which coaching institute it has originated.
Hand written notes give you self - confidence and understanding as Civil Service exam is based like engineering or academics. So only you’re understanding and clarity matter.
If you are familiar with the
upsc syllabusand can judicially select what to read, printed material will go well. Hand written notes at time are difficult to understand and read because it comprehended by the person who has attended live classes and may not be legible.
Thus, it may lack all relevant information about a topic Handwritten notes at best can be used to get a brief idea of what all has been taught in the class.

 

1.     Identify your subjects :First and foremost, identify your own needs and select a CI which is well known for your subjects as no CI maintains the same quality of teaching in all the subjects.

2.     Faculty:about the faculty especially those teaching your weak subjects. A decent CI should also maintain an acceptable quality of teaching in the other subjects.

3.     Answer writing:Since subjective answer writing is a core quality required for Mains,choose a CI that makes students practice answer writing and phrasing in class. Proper evaluation of these answers and feedback is also necessary.

4.     Competitive test series:CIs help in whetting your preparation against the steep competition. Therefore, an up to date test series with exhaustive evaluation of answers is a must.

5.     Course content:Select a CI which offers updated and organized so as to reduce the amount of time and money spent on reference books.

6.     Past results:  Don’t rely on paid advertising and marketing, look for unbiased results to make an educated decision while selecting a classroom program. Past results with classroom programs are a primary indicator of their teaching methodology.

7.     Travel time:No amount of coaching can make up for self-study. Therefore travelling should not eat into time allocated to self-study.

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A. PLANNIG FOR IAS MAIN PREPARATION

FACING THE MAIN EXAM

The IAS Main Exam happens to be a vital part of Civil Services Exam. One has to be vigilant of all the dimensions involved while appearing for the IAS Main. Revolutionary changes were introduced during this very year, i.e. 2013, in both pattern and syllabus of examination. And in August, UPSC has introduced one more change that is profoundly going to change the way Main Exam has been attempted and maneuvered by candidates so far. Below is presented the text that has been introduced in the Civil Service Main (CSM). Instruction document that is released by the UPSC after result of Preliminary paper that contains important instructions regarding the filling of Main form. “Candidates should note that instead of separate Question Paper and Answer Book, a consolidated Question Paper-cum-Answer Book, having space below each part/sub part of a question shall be provided to them for writing the answers. Candidates shall be required to attempt answer to the part/sub-part of a question strictly within the pre-defined space. Any attempt outside the pre-defined space shall not be evaluated.

First important thing will be how you manage your time, thoughts and writing style. Somebody who writes in larger font size will be at a disadvantage because of the lesser number of words he can fit in the space. At the same time, we would caution not to indulge in micro-lettering that can frustrate and irritate the evaluator. Rather an optimum letter size is suggested, the same can be decided based on your flair of writing. So, one should practice lots of writing.

B. WRITING A GOOD ESSAY & G.S. QUESTION’S ANSWER

Planning for Current Events

Since it’s a subjective paper, one keep in mind two components: ‘process’ and ‘content’. Process includes how to write a good essay and content involves what to write in a good essay that is subject matter. Writing essay in a right way requires a multipronged strategy. One must consider following points:

  1. Proper, simple and grammatically correct language must be used.
  2. Ordering of essay should be done. Essay has three parts introduction, main body, and conclusion. All three are equally important. A good conclusion can fetch 10 to 20 more marks.
  3. Correct information with daily life experiences to give personal touch and uniqueness to the essay.
  4. Proper time management should be there. Each and every minute should be utilized. Time should be allotted to each section in a rational manner.
  5. One should have a clear understanding of topic on which he is writing. Always stay close to the topic and avoid deviating from it.
  6. Don’t enter the examination hall with a particular mindset as it can restrict the flow of ideas.

Interdisciplinary Approach in Study
In order to answer holistic nature of questions asked in IAS exam, specially in Main, aspirants are advised to develop interdisciplinary approach in study different subjects and topics. It will help to understand all dimensions associated with the topic.
The interdisciplinary approach is a method of integrating different informations from different subjects, headings topics to answer different nature of questions asked in the IAS Exam. For example topic can be studied or analysed on political, economic, social or scientific ground or parameters. It can also be based on its problems, issues, application, impacts, etc.

For instance, Government decision in changing previous economic policy has short and long term implication. Its impacts can be social, economic, political, demographic or scientific.
In developing interdisciplinary approach in study, aspirants need to develop and expand their outlook towards topics keeping in mind all aspects and dimensions of the topic. For this, topics can be related with different happening and changes that occur around in society, environment, polity, etc.

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C. HOW TO READ, PREPARE NOTES,& DISCUSS IN GROUP

How to Read

Aspirants often face trouble when see the extensive syllabus of Main exam. So various points should be followed:

  •  One should be objective and try to focus on upsc syllabusas per analysis of trend of questions asked in recent years.
  • The next thing to be kept in mind is the choice of study material. Be wise and just refer few standard books to get a deep insight of the subject. Reading from too many books will do more harm than good.
  •  Lastly it is good to be selective while preparing for a given topic, to list all the important  points and the relevant information in a logical framework.
  • It is important to remember that studying for the exam involves purposeful reading which is basically reading with a certain focus on the given topic and preparing for the possible questions accordingly.
  • Before starting on any topic, it is  a wise move to go through the questions asked in the past about the given topic and jot down the probable questions for the current year. It gives an idea to the kind of material one need to study to be able to answer such questions effectively.
  • Mentally analyze all that you have read and try to logically link all the points and see if you have understood everything. Such a kind of periodical revision will help in the long run as it ensures to increase your understanding, improves and enhances memory thus making you more confident so that you give your best performance.

How to Prepare Notes
Aspirants might have heard a hundred times about the importance of taking small or micro notes for the IAS exam. But how do they do it in a manner that the notes are concise, effective, readable in a short time, all at once. After all they will need to go through these small notes for IAS exam before the preliminary and/or the Main in just a few days or even hours.
There are several good reasons for making own notes:

  • It helps to understand any given topic, pick out the important points and to summarize them.
  • Writing down any information helps to remember the whole topic’s content matter better.
  • It makes a good practice for thinking and writing easy.
  • It prompts to revise their work since it does not take a long time to go through a set of well made notes.
  • Also helps you in your final revision by reminding you of the most important points of each topic.

Methods
There are different methods of making notes and one should decide which method suits him/her the best. Two common methods of making notes are:
Linear Method: It is a method in which one condenses the material after reading ing, using headings and sub headings and sub headings and jotting down the most important points. This method works best when making notes from a book where the material is already properly organized. But one disadvantage of this method is that it ends up copying a lot of material from the book which defeats the very purpose of condensing.
Pattern Method: For this, begin the topic at the centre of the page. Each line radiating from it represents branch of the main idea. Each point is written as briefly as possible using a key word or a phrase. It is a better method to adopt because.

  •  It is more flexible than making linear notes. One can add extra information to it at any point without any problem.
  • We can see  the  whole pattern at one go without actually turning the pages.
  • Thirdly we can indicate the links between different topics more easily than we can do in a linear method.

But this method has some disadvantages as well. If there are too many facts and too much of information, the pattern becomes messy and over-crowded. Using key words can remind the of basic ideas but when it comes to remembering details, this method cannot be sufficient.
Therefore the most effective way of making good notes from the sources available is to use a combination of these two linear and pattern methods. One important thing to remember is that for many subjects, notes will have to include diagrams, charts, tables and mind-maps. They

C. HOW TO READ, PREPARE NOTES,& DISCUSS IN GROUP

How to Read

Guidelines For Essay Writing

  1. Select the Topic
  2. If the topic is in question form directly such as, “Can capitalism bring inclusive growth…..?” or  “Technology can not replace manpower”, take an impartial and unbiased stand.
  3. If the topic is just a statement like “Women in parliament- achievements and prospects” , you will have a space/words limit to explore the topic  from many perspectives with relevant facts, and conclusion should be balanced justified.
  4. Planning
  5. Most topics demand a balanced approach. The contestants should be objective in expressing their opinion.
  6. They must give evidences and examples in support of their opinion and argument
  7. Prioritize points according to their importance and value, so that they can be dealt with the most important points in first paragraph after introduction.
  8. Interlink each point and they must be relevant to the topic. Thus, planning it the blue print of the essay.


  1.   Writing
  2. Introduction
  3. State the purpose of essay in the introduction. A  good introduction. A good introduction clearly tells the readers what to expect in the rest of the essay, i.e.
  4. Begin with attractive headings such as:

Startling Information: This information must be true. It could simply be a pertinent fact that explicitly illustrates the points the contestants wish to make. if they use a piece of startling information, follow it with a few sentences.

  1.  Body of Essay: the main body of essay starts after introduction according to importance of points mentioned in the introduction in a paragraph form. Each point must be dealt based on reasoning and logic, Logic should be argued with the help of relevant evidences and examples.
  2. Inter-linking of points: Make judicious use of connective and transition sentences in and between paragraphs. This makes the essay presentable and curious. But use them as per demand of the context.

 

Conclusion: A logical or expository essay must lead to conclusion. The contestants should neither sum up their essay in conclusion. They should express what conclusion has been drawn from all the arguments they have written in the essay.

 

 
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Every year more than 10 lakh candidates apply for UPSC Civil Services Exam with the aim of becoming IAS, IPS, IRS, IFS. To prepare for this specific Civil Services Exam, candidates must have a proper preparation strategy, timeline, and plan to prepare for UPSC Civil Services Exam.

To provide an overview, in this article we have provided basic tips for UPSC preparation which includes monthly preparation strategy for UPSC and preparation tips to crack IAS exam. By consulting with the best upsc coaching in indoretoppers and mentors.

 

UPSC Preparation Timings & Scheduling

It is important to stay focused and committed towards the ambition of becoming an IAS officer. It is one of the toughest exams to crack and requires undivided attention. Experts say that a candidate needs at least 12 months of continuous hard work to prepare for UPSC.

Beyond the stipulated time limit, it is imperative to have a practical strategy that covers the number of hours a candidate puts in preparing for various subjects in the UPSC syllabus. Since questions in IAS exam are from class 6th to 12th books, many students, who have a good academic record and who follow a concept-based approach to study, will fare better than others. Such candidates may require even less preparation time, perhaps an average of 8 hours per day, to clear the test in the first attempt.

Can average student clear the UPSC exam and become IAS or IPS officer

 

Tips and Techniques for IAS Exam Preparation

1.     Before starting UPSC preparation, it is recommended to dig into the facts of the IAS profession, if this is the career path you want to pursue, and what it takes to become an IAS officer.

2.     It is important that the aspirant has a clear objective and remains focused and motivated.

3.     The candidate should be extremely thorough with the exam pattern, should be able to understand all the technicalities to reach the three stages of UPSC exam.

4.     Prelims is an objective type test based on the general studies knowledge and aptitude of the candidate. On the other hand, Mains exam is subjective and requires academic skill proficiency.

5.     Candidates should build their own repository of knowledge base with the help of best general studies books, study material, newspapers, magazines etc.

6.     Go through the upsc previous year question papersto get a closer understanding of the IAS paper format and read up on relevant topics.

7.     Always make sure to have a strong understanding of the fundamentals and basic concepts. There is no need to go beyond the basic concepts and understand more than the basic concepts. Remember, the goal is not to become an award winner in any one field.

Importance of previous year papers in UPSC preparation

1.     It is important to understand the exam pattern and the best way to do it is to know the paper format.

2.     The syllabus for UPSC preparation is huge and it can appear difficult unless one knows exactly how the questions of each subject are formatted in the paper.

3.     Going through the archives will help a candidate to determine the number of hours for each subject and will help in assessing the right approach to prepare for each subject. In this way, time and effort can be invested in UPSC preparation systematically and inclusively.

4.     After practicing through UPSC Previous Year Question Papers, candidates will realize that questions are never repeated. So, there is no point in mangling the answers. The approach should be to clear the basic concepts first and then practice as much as possible.

 

Also read: Preparation plan for UPSC prelims exam for new aspirants

 

Tips to prepare for UPSC exam from home

·        Self-discipline is important for effective UPSC preparation. It's okay to study hard for hours of pre-meditation, but mastering a personal approach and approach is more than just a few hours. This can be done by cultivating self-awareness and seeking help.

·        At every stage of UPSC preparation, a candidate has the privilege of accessing a vast base of UPSC preparation resources online. These include counselling, advice and guidance on any subject for which they need assistance. For example, the need for mock tests and online study material, which is an integral part of UPSC preparation.

·        Mock tests are like real tests and help in tackling questions in precise format and stipulated exam timing to boost confidence dramatically.

·        Based on the format of the question paper, one needs to be careful with the negative marking pattern. To avoid any kind of panic or unnecessary answering, it is important to practice mock tests every day.

·        Online study material is important as online IAS coaching helps in live interaction with qualified coaches to help an individual to know where he/she stands in UPSC preparation.

Month Wise IAS Preparation Strategy for UPSC 2020 Exam

The exam cycle tentatively starts in the month of June and takes one year to complete all the stages. So, like, you will be busy preparing for some stage throughout the year. Smart students realize that there is significant overlap in the syllabus of Prelims and Mains exam. Therefore, it makes sense to have a holistic preparation strategy as opposed to a platform-specific approach.

June to October:- Focus on the preparation of UPSC optional subjects. General Studies for Prelims and Mains should also be done simultaneously.

 

October to December:- Complete Syllabus of Static Part of GS for both Prelims and Mains.

January to February:- Practice answer writing for Mains as well as optional subject.

 

March to May:- Devote these last three months extensively for Prelims- for both Paper 1 and CSAT. Practice mock tests and revise as much as you can.

 

June to October:- Revise optional subject and appear in test series for Mains, Essay as well as optional subject.

If you are doing full time preparation for UPSC exam you can follow this month wise preparation plan without any question. But if you are working professional then plan may vary for you if need any help feel free to contact UPSC coaching in indoreSharma Academy.

 

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UPSC Prelims exam is the first hurdle to leap in your journey of securing the IAS tag. The competition is the most intense in the first round as only a fraction of those who take the prelims will qualify for the IAS mains exam.


Here we have talk with the team of UPSC coaching in Indoreand come up with topic-wise preparation strategy for Civil Services Preliminary Exam which candidates can refer and if they think they have missed then it is not too late and they are eligible to include in their preparation.


A well-organized preparation strategy along with favourable time management will surely give aspirants an edge over others. Given below are some topic-wise tips that will guide the candidates in making their UPSC Exam preparation strategy.

Planning for Current Events

Current Affairs questions are asked from the core disciplines or say subjects, for example, science and technology, Polity, History, Geography, Economics, and environment. So we must give importance to current affairs from all perspectives, i.e. subjects, Prelim, Main and Personality Test.


These questions can be asked based on Government Initiatives/Policies, Policies of India which have international importance- Look East Policy, International Institutions- IMF, WB, UNSC, etc. International Agreements- Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), etc. Human Rights Issues, Social Sector Initiatives, Sustainable Development, etc.


To bring in more clarity on this aspect, we would illustrate ate with a few examples.

For example:
Current Events – Geography
Q.1   With reference to ‘Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD)’ sometimes mentioned in the news while forecasting Indian monsoon, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1.  IOD phenomenon is characterized by a difference in sea surface temperature between tropical Western Indian Ocean and tropical Eastern Pacific Ocean.
2. An IOD phenomenon can influence an El Nino’ s impact on the monsoon.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

1.     (a) 1 only

2.     (b) 2 only

3.     (c) Both 1 and 2 

4.     (d) Neither 1 nor 2

5.         Solution: (b)

 

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ART and CULTURE

Over a period, this subject has gained its own place in the UPSC Exam and has become important both for prelims and mains exam. Areas to focus on this subject would be architecture, dance forms, folk cultures, paintings, martial arts etc.

Books to refer

  • 11th standard NCERT- Introduction to Indian Arts
  • NIOS book on art and culture
  • CCRT website to prepare this subject thoroughly

Of course, not to forget the current affairs, make a note of the art and culture that were in the news and if possible, make as many questions as possible compared with the previous year UPSC Questions Papers.

It is also advised to candidates not to spend too much time on this subject to get a fair idea about the questions asked in this subject it is advised to candidates to go through the previous year question papers.

HISTORY

History has not seen much change until now as the UPSC exam patternas seen.

Focus should be on

Ancient and Medieval History

  • Indus Valley Civilization, Jainism, Buddhism, Mughals, and southern kingdoms are important from ancient and medieval history

Modern History

  • Main Congress sessions with the year, president, and important resolutions
  • Significant viceroys and their period with important decisions
  • The government of India acts 1909, 1919, 1935 and charter acts


GEOGRAPHY

Focus areas for prelims should be on

  • Indian geography
  • Map reading is more than enough under world geography
  • Focus should be on areas which were in news recently in map reading
    For example, Kaveri Dispute
    South China Sea due to Island issue
  • Map reading is also important in Indian Geography, as at least 1 question is asked in Geography paper based on the Indian map.

Sources to refer

  • NCERTs of 8th to 12th standard
  • Certificate Physical and Human Geography by Goh Cheng Leong

 

Also read: Preparation plan for UPSC prelims exam for new aspirants

 

POLITY
Special emphasis should be on the Constitution while preparing for polity

Under Indian Constitution areas to give importance is:

  • Fundamental Rights
  • Directive Principles on State Policy
  • Fundamental Duties
  • President and Parliament are the most important

Focus on

  • Issues in news and should relate them to the provisions in the constitution
  • Government schemes and policies

Books to refer

  • Laxmikant Indian Polity
  • Subhash Kashyap
  • PM Bakshi


ECONOMY

Focus must be on basic concepts, international organization, current affairs etc.

The most effective way to cover the economics subject would be to links the recent issues in news with the basic concepts of economics.

Books to refer

  • 11th and 12th standard NCERTs
  • Major newspapers, RBI and Government initiatives


ENVIRONMENT and ECOLOGY

This subject became prominent since 2013, when Indian Forest Service prelims exam was merged with Civil Services Prelims Exam.

  • Must be aware of basic concepts related to ecology and environment
  • This section mostly covers the recent issues in the news

Focus should be on

  • location of national parks
  • wildlife
  • sanctuaries
  • endangered species in India and their habitat
  • various international conventions on climate change

Books to refer

  • Class 9th and 10th ICSE board books on Environmental Education
  • Major Newspaper for current events


SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY

Focus on basic concepts

current events – issues in news related to-

  • Space-related news
  • India’s achievements
  • Revolutionary innovations and Nobel prizes

Sources to refer

  • NCERT books of 11th and 12th standard of Physics, Chemistry and Biology
  • Major News papers

 

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PLANNING FOR UPSC PRELIMS PREPARATION

Every aspirant has first question that how to start for upsc prelims?

First, know the eligibility criteria of the IAS exam. The aspirant should be a Graduate in any subject. To apply the age of the applicant should be between 21 – 32, if general categories.

Find your best time of learning

Before scheduling your exam preparations, decide which time suits you for contented learning, either a day time or the peaceful night time. Additionally, allot your peak timings for crispy topics, so that may increase your memorizing level and parallel saves your revising time.

Decide whether, you are morning person or an evening person. If Morning, then prepare for hard and difficult subjects in the morning. Leave your upsc coachingor revision activities for the evening. Give your best at that time when you feel the most productive.

At a complete stretch no one can be attentive in our planet for more than 2 hours. for every half hour, relax yourself and utilize your time resourcefully. Give yourself in between breaks. Also, if you feel that you cannot give more then try to utilize that time by either feeling refreshed or watching some informative videos. Which could help you in the exam.

After making so many works to the edge of success. Have you ever known what pulls you down when everything is perfect? Probably it could be the time management. Hence decide to try time management and you can achieve your targets by knowing time management build up. As per your upsc coaching in indoremanage your time and see the difference in your preparation and topics covered.

 

Tips & Planning for General Studies Paper-1 

For facing Prelims Ganeral Studies Paper I, they need to be aware and well help them in attempting many questions. It involves both clarity about the basics as well as abreast of current affairs and contemporary developments. It includes areas like Indian National Movement, Indian Polity, Basic Economic Understanding, Current Affairs, Science and Technology, etc. While the dynamic part includes Current Affairs, GK has no proper definition and syllabus making it quite vast subject. Since the syllabus does not give much detail of the topics to be studied under each subject it is expected to gain knowledge of them that should be slightly below the graduation level but above the high school level.
There are about 100 questions to be answered in two hours, each question carries two marks. It means there is about 1.2 minute to answer each question. So, speed and accuracy are essential to tackle this examination. While the correct answer will fetch 2 marks, a wrong answer a loss of 0.66 marks i.e. 1/3rd from the correct tally of score.

The 100 questions in Paper I can be grouped into three categories:

1.     Multiple Choice Questions-Single response correct

2.     Multiple Choice Questions-Multiple response correct

3.      Multiple Choice Questions-Matching type

The number of questions asked from different sections varies each time and there is no fixed rule for this. The nature of questions asked are generally on basic principles, their application, factual information and current affairs. Some questions are based on applied aspects of principles and factual information. It has been found that many of the questions overlap with more than one section of the syllabus.
The answer to the question requires analytical bend. So mere reading of NCERT high school text books is now insufficient for the preparation of the prelims and in depth reading is required to handle such question. The best way should be to adopt an integrated approach for preparation combining it with Mains, and one should make efforts to understand the principles and then strive to find their applications in daily life.
Considering the nature of the examination the tactics must be to focus on greater rather than intensive coverage. On is expected to know everything at the same time. However, only basics of each of the discipline are needed, so aspirants study basic concepts and facts as possible, avoiding the in depth preparations at Prelims stage.

Tips & strategies for GS/CSAT Paper 2

The Prelims Paper II (CSAT) assesses comprehension, abstract reasoning, analysis competency, problem solving ability, judgment and decision making ability of the candidates. Unlike paper 1 where quantity of questions is a major determinant for the static section, paper 2 cannot be tamed without solving dynamic questions that requires on the spot mental ability.
Paper-II Syllabus comprises of seven subjects and is in the nature of Aptitude Test.

  • Comprehension.
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills,
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability,
  • Decision making and problem solving,
  •  General mental ability,
  •  Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.),
  • Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc.).

There are simple preparation tips to score well in the CSAT (Prelims)-PAPER II:

  • Identify strong areas of comprehension and aptitude the aspirants have in.
  • Solve these questions first to ensure that they get the answers right.
  • Do not waste too much time if get stuck in a particular question.
  • They should at least be 70% sure of the answer if do not want to lose too many marks in negative marking.
  • Practice as many mock tests as possible to be aware of what kind of mistakes they make while solving different kind of problems or aptitude questions.
  • Practice questions on Permutations & Combinations, Logical Reasoning and Probability.

 

lavya singh

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is India's premier central recruiting agency. It is responsible for appointments to and examinations for All India Civil services Examinations, the Government of India’s permanent bureaucracy and includes Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Forest Service (IFS) and various other services and all of them form the backbone of India's administrative machinery.


UPSC coaching in indoretells us an average student can also become ias and share the tips and formation of UPSC Exam.  

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is the central recruiting agency in India. It is an independent constitutional body in the sense that it is directly created by the constitution of India.

The constitution visualizes the UPSC to be the ‘watch dog of merit system’ in India. It is concerned with the recruitment to the All-India Services and Central Services-Group A and Group B and advises the government, when consulted, on promotion and disciplinary matters.


UPSC is not concerned with the classification of services, pay and service conditions, cadre management, training and so on. These matters are handled by the department of personnel and training-one of the three departments of the ministry of personnel, Public Grievances and pensions. Therefore UPSC is only a central recruiting agency while the department of personnel and training is the central personnel agency in India.


Can an average student become IAS officer?


Yes for sure you can crack IAS examination. Your past does not matter in UPSC exams your preparation matters. Start initially reading day to day and get idea of certain things which subject are from your background it doesn’t take a lot of time but which subject are new and not from your filed will take a lot of time so that will vary person to person. Give daily one hour to current events. Then which time is left you can divide in two parts, one type you can do like read only one subject at one time like if you are reading polity so read polity only, if you are doing mathematics do mathematics only. Second type will be like you can read different subject in the gap of one or two hour like if you take one hour to one subject next one hour to next subject. Follow a UPSC coaching in indorefor better preparation and understanding of the subjects and pattern.

You can start preparation like learn history and geography from NCERT, GCERT Books they are best sources to start it they are basics books. Besides you can go for reading number of reference books including books of Bipin Chandra and many other good authors you can always refer through. You can also refer to art and culture from various source various class material etc and as far as geography as consent map read must be strong. Go for the oxford map, Oxford student atlas.

Besides you can solve past year question paper so your preparation can go very nicely. Only solving past year papers is not sufficient you are not facing a board exam this all India level exam Best UPSC coaching in indoreSharma Academy’s mentor is suggesting you to join some good institute for your upsc preparationand clear it in your first attempt and become an ias.

 

To clear UPSC exam in his first attempt, one must follow proper strategy. The simple meaning of strategy is careful planning to achieve something in the given circumstances within a particular time frame.

 

1. GS Paper 1 is the key now: Revise every subject!

On the basic level, covering every subject of civil services preliminary exam is the best approach to clear prelims now. it's equally important not to miss easy questions from traditional subjects like Economics, Geography, History and Polity. At least, brushing up NCERT books and previous years' question papers would be a good idea if you are time-crunched. Keeping an eye on tight competition, areas like culture and environment should also be mugged up. Current affairs preparation should be done considering the latest schemes and bills launched by the government.

 

2. Take, Clear UPSC prelims mock exams:

Mock tests are integral part of regular preparations of successful candidates. By revising the attempted tests, you get a chance to identify your mistakes. Writing mock tests arm you with confidence which is the key to success in any examination.

For any query and help regarding upsc exam leave a notes below in comment section.

All the best

 

jyiti makhija

This question has come in the mind of every civil services aspirant.

This is easy, firstly study effectively those subjects which are similar in both, UPSC demands more effectiveness and efficiency in handling the subjects under the syllabus. By effectiveness I mean you should study them deeply and understand the concept. In case, generally PSC is more concerned about facts and figures. It has less requirement of concept unlike UPSC. I personally believe that if you want to prepare for both the exams together, then you should study according to the UPSC guidelines as the syllabus of UPSC has a lot more subjects than MPPSC, and a good understanding with the issues will always make it a permanent memory.

UPSC coaching in indoresuggest aspirants to prepare for mppsc exam together because your 50% preparation will be done with the upsc exam preparation. When you are preparing for UPSC, I feel that maximum parts of your MPPSC syllabus are adequately covered. If something remains untouched, you can put extra effort for that before the exam. Also, UPSC syllabus covers maximum PSC syllabus but not vice versa though their pattern is different.

 

I summarizing a basic strategy to prepare for MPPSC exam with CSE in the following points:

 

Study the syllabus of both the exams and understand the similarities and topics that are similar.

·        Make a schedule giving proper time to both the exams and their subjects.

·        The current affairs of both the exams are very different, so make sure that along with reading it conceptually, you are also covering the factual current affairs for MPPSC exam. Pay special attention to MP specific current affairs.

·        Understand that the mains paper of MPPSC exam is also based on factual information, so don't ignore the facts, unlike UPSC exam, the questions asked in MPPSC exam are straight and straightforward.

·        Attempt enough mock tests and previous year papers of both the exams, and don't forget to revise them regularly. (Yes, revise the solved papers, it is important).

Preparing for the MPPSC as an absolute beginner by Best mppsc coaching in indore

·        Always keep MPPSC syllabus and mppsc previous year papers with you so that you constantly analyse the MPPSC pattern and keep yourself aligned with that.

·        Start with reading Basic books like NCERTs etc again and again to ensure deeper understanding.

·        Follow newspapers (like The Hindu etc) religiously to evolve understanding about issues.

·        Follow websites like sharmaacademy, mppsccoachinginindore.com, freemppscnotes.cometc to see daily questions and current affair materials to ensure your views, opinions and thoughts are aligned with UPSC.

·        Focus should be on developing an understanding of basic issues and notes making etc could wait till you have a better understanding of topics and issues.

In the end, you must understand that juggling between exams that are very different in their nature will not be easy, but I assure you that it can be done and you should not lose hope.

 

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