How To Prepare For IAS Exam

By | January 13, 2014

IAS (Indian Administrative Services) is the biggest and the most reputed civil services exam in India. IAS exam is organized once a year by the UPSC for recruitment in Indian administrative services. IAS exam is conducted in three rounds: IAS pre exam, main exam and personal interview. In this article, we will discuss some tips on how to prepare for IAS exam.

IAS exam paper may include any question about Indian economy, geology, politics, history, administration, defense, etc. Since it is the biggest administrative exam in India, the candidate must be aware of everything about our country in order to be an IAS. There are total nine descriptive type papers in RAS main exam paper for a total of 1750 marks. The exam includes following papers; Essay, language, English, General Studies-I, General Studies-II, General Studies-III, General Studies-IV, Optional subject paper-1 and optional subject paper-2, a total of 2350 marks out of which English and language marks are not counted making it a total of 1750 marks.

UPSC IAS Exam Preparation :-

How To Prepare For IAS If you are going to appear in RAS exam, you must be well-aware of the exam syllabus and pattern. You can find it online at the official UPSC website. Below are some other important study tips:

  • Study regularly and with proper planning. Either make a schedule daily or prepare a schedule for complete study and follow it strictly.
  • Get familiar with the exam pattern and start solving sample papers to know your exam.
  • Interact with other candidates for better guidance. You can find many people in your coaching center or on online groups. Talk to each other about your preparation.
  • While studying, prepare notes and revise them regularly before you start with the next topic.
  • Practice mock tests/sample test papers as much as you can. It will not only make you familiar with the exam questions, but also will enhance your speed.
  • For IAS exam paper, general knowledge and awareness play a very important role. You can read Newspapers and GK magazines regularly to stay updated with current affairs.
  • While you read, note down the important topics. Analyze and prepare the important topics separately.
  • You can also use previous year question papers for your IAS exam preparation. You can find these papers online or with an exam preparation book.
  • Confidence is the key to success. Always keep confidence and keep motivating yourself. IAS exam may be hard, but it is not impossible to crack. If you prepare properly and regularly, you can definitely make through it.

19 thoughts on “How To Prepare For IAS Exam

  1. Ravi

    There are many notes and online study material present for ias preparation but for proper guidance, IAS academy is best place. rsiasacademy,com

  2. S.H.Khandakar

    I am a student of B.Sc last year
    may I applicable for post of IAS?

  3. rakesh varnoti

    Sir I am gradute and i wants to prepare IAS bvut its First time and i wants to apply for IPS So how i filling the form and how i chose the IPS post please tell me about sir

    Thank you

    1. RF_Team Member Post author

      Hi Ravi sharma..,
      Please clear that, for which post you want to apply

  4. Mangal Patial

    I am preparing to HP Allied services exam Main. Kindly advise me how to prepare

    Mangal Patial

  5. ramandeep singh

    Sir I want to prepare for ias exam so please suggest Me how can apply and prepare for this

  6. Manzoor

    Sir i m frm kashmir i hv cmplet my graduation in arts is there any job for me plz

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