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HOW TO PREPARE CURRENT AFFAIRS FOR CIVIL SERVICES EXAM. Weightage of current affairs is very high in upsc exam. Most of the questions even in upsc mains exam are directly or indirectly related to current affairs. Current Affairs play leading role in the Civil Service main exam. Students try to buy many current affairs magazine and they think they studied more instead of that studied from one magazine and be a regular reader of newspaper. Whatever you read, try to make note of it, it helps to revise. Without revising you cannot remember the points. Study previous years question paper and try to analyse what type of questions have been asked from current affairs. See whether there is any change in asking questions from one year to another. Current Affairs also play leading role optional. Same of the optional like Public Administration, Political Science, Science, and Sociology require current trends. Therefore one must be aware what type of current affairs is required for particular topic. Here one should remember only reading current affairs never give marks. Try to revise it again and again and you will be able to recollect during the exam. Preparing current affairs should be continuous process and don’t think some days can be allotted for it. Chahal Academy wishes you best of luck in your journey of becoming an IAS officer.
TIPS FOR SELECTIVE STUDY FOR UPSC MAINS. Usually, there is a time of 3 months between prelims and mains examination of civil services exam. By that time mains exams are held, candidates are not fully prepared in each topic and after reading the entire syllabus they are not even in position to tackle most questions perfectly. -Therefore, selective study is very important in civil service preparation. -Being selective is how much useful in preparation how it makes one comfortable. When students, who are preparing for examination, see the vast syllabus, they find themselves in confusing state. It is like throwing one into the sea; that means syllabus is so vast if they sit for preparing simply without making any selection. -One needs complete one year to read whole syllabus. One should know what to study, what to be given more importance, what not to be studied and etc. Once study whole syllabus completely. -They should take some 3-4 previous year question papers and study the topics thoroughly. This help to decide on which topics frequently questions are asked and on which topic analytical questions are coming, on which topic short questions are coming and so on. -By going through previous year question paper one can understand what to study in current affairs. This makes one to be selective while reading newspapers. Otherwise one has to spend more time on newspapers. -Syllabus of optional subjects are also vast, so candidates often have many books to cover the topics but they cannot read all of them so here also being selective is very important. Try to read standard books and recollect the points what you have read and how it is useful in writing the answers. -Selective study hopes you to answer any question asked on that topic. Most of the toppers follow strategy of being selective. It is not wise to waste time in reading which is not required for the exam. -One should have proper approach towards study the optional subjects to get success at mains. Chahal Academy wishes you best of luck in your journey of becoming an IAS officer.
GENERAL TIPS FOR UPSC PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION. Majority of the portion in civil services examination is of General Studies as other paper is of qualifying nature only. General Studies cannot be mastered in few days, you have to start early. We always suggest UPSC aspirants to start after class 12th. Obviously, a candidate must have knowledge of surroundings whether they are appearing in any competition or not. UPSC Preliminary Examination of civil services is being considered one of the toughest examinations in fact, but it can be handled with certain techniques like • Be calm and stress-free on and before this one-day examination. • Handling negative marking is the key to crack to prelims. There is no substitute practice while preparing for this phase of this civil services examination; you need to take help of various test papers. You would get accustomed to a variety of questions with practice. • Be a keen learner. Once you will develop the habit of comprehensive reading you would be able to connect various aspects of general studies with one another, we get an edge over others. Diversified study and awareness pays a lot. In simple words, read as much possible. • Always try to learn and attain knowledge. We must be familiar with AIR, PIB, India Portal other government media. • Chahal Academy wishes you best of luck in your journey of becoming an IAS officer.
How to prepare for IAS/IPS exam Prepare a suitable time-table: Analyse your status long before the examination and plan your schedule accordingly. When it comes to civil services exams, last minute preparations never work. Since the civil services exams take place every year, there is always a plenty of time to plan how many days you would want to allot for certain subjects. Remember, slow and steady always wins the race. So early preparations always help than mugging up when the exams are just a month away. Study and revision should be part of your syllabus: The vast syllabus of civil service examination can leave anybody in confusion. Hence, you need to plan your studies for a day and for a week. You should plan your study method in such a way that you should be able to read and revise the prescribed subjects as many times as possible or till you feel confident about your preparation.
IAS/IPS EXAM PREPARATION TIPS Focus on basic concepts: Since those who aspire to help in nation building through civil services need to know what exactly it takes to pass these exams, they should be well aware of the country and significant developments. Thorough knowledge about your country's culture, society and language is an inevitable requirement to be well prepared for the exams. So the preparation does not mean you should be a book-worm but an aspirant with the practical knowledge of his surroundings. Make notes: As you go through the syllabus, make quick notes. This will help you in revision and better understanding of concerned topics. Keep yourself updated with current affairs: Civil services exams are there to test an aspirant's in-depth knowledge about the society he/she is lives in. It is a common myth among the candidates that they should be well aware of what is happening at the international level. Knowledge about international events is also required, but knowing one's own village, district, state and country should be considered as the foundation for one's preparation. This does help in serving one's country very well.
Frequently asked IAS Interview Questions : 1. Initial questions will be based on your bio-data, career choices and why you want to opt for civil services. 2. To start with, the board generally asks a candidate to give a description about themselves. 3. You need to research well on your hobbies as questions are asked on the reason why you pursue a particular hobby. 4. Questions will come from Current Affairs. So have an in-depth knowledge of current hot topics in the present world. While answering, put forward your views in a precise and analytical manner, with a logical backing to it. 5. Name your three best and negative qualities. While answering this question, always keep in mind that you provide a justification the best qualities you mention, and while mentioning your negative qualities, always mention what you can do to improve on them. 6. Situational questions can pop up during the interview like if you were the Collector/SP of Pune, Maharashtra, what would you do after a bomb blast in the city? In case of more queries regarding preparation of civil services examination, please feel free to visit any branch of Chahal Academy in Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat and Anand.