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Will you please give me some good tips for the preparation of the IAS entrance exam?????
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In the order to prepare for the IAS entrance exam, you should start your studies as earlier as you can do. Following are some good tips you should follow to crack the examination:

Start preparation, buy a good preparation material.

Create a study schedule and adhere to it

Write short notes point-wise for important topics to help you prepare


You have to improve general awareness by reading newspapers and watching TV news.

Try to develop proper time management skill for answering maximum number of questions within the time frame.

Use flash-cards to remember definitions

Do practice and practice

Pick up question banks available in any book store near your house and practice

Consistent preparation as well as performance

Solve puzzles to help with logical thinking

No shortcut to hard work

Make routine of every subject. This will help you in giving time go each and every subject.

Very strong concept building
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Hello sir would you please tell me How to prepare for Indian Administrative Service (IAS) entrance exam?
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Here I am giving some tip for preparation for Indian Administrative Service (IAS) entrance exam….

Do it smartly: means believe on your self, don’t think about result….

Start early: Start preparations Right now, don’t waste time….

One at a time: With many subjects to get prepared for, students often commit the mistake of trying to prepare all at once.

Unit test: solve paper and take Unit test like you used to give in School.

Score it up: some sections are easier to score off than others, so first prepare those sections

Short notes: Make short notes

Read, Read & Read

Solve puzzles to help with logical thinking

Books for Preparation:-

Civil Service Examination
by Student Aid Publications
Publisher : Student aid publications

Civil Services Preliminary Exam: General Studies Solved Papers
by Edi. Board Pratiyogita Darpan
Publisher : upkar prakashan

General Studies Manual 2009 For UPSC Civil Service
by Edgar Thorpe
Publisher : dorling kindersley india

Civil Services Preliminary Examination Paper-I in 60 days
by Rakesh Dwivedi
Publisher : Tata mcgraw hill education private limited

UPSC Civil Services (Pre) 17 years Botany
by Editorial Compilation
Publisher : Arihant
ISBN : 8183480098
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I have applied for Indian Administrative Service IAS exam so can you please tell me how to prepare for this exam? Provide me the tips for the preparation of this exam?
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Ok, here I am providing you some best tips for the preparation of Indian Administrative Service IAS exam, if you follow these then you will definitely clear this exam.

IAS Exam preparation tips-


Firstly prepare time table of study.

Prepare according to the pattern and the syllabus of exam.

Making short notes for quick revision

Solve previous year unsolved question paper.

Do not loose your confidence.

Take healthy diet.

Take a good sleep on the eve of examination.

IAS Exam pattern-


Stage I:

Civil Services (Preliminary) Examinations (Objective Type) for the selection of candidates for Main Examination

The Examination shall comprise two compulsory papers of 200 marks each.

Paper I - (200 marks) Duration: Two hours

Current events of national and international importance.
History of India and Indian National Movement.
Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
Indian Polity and Governance - Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
Economic and Social Development Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization.
General Science.

Paper II- (200 marks) Duration: Two hours

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.) (Class X level), Data
interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. - Class X level)
English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).

The Preliminary Examination will consist of two papers of Objective type

Exam carries a maximum of 400 marks

Stage II:

Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the various services and posts

The written examination will consist of the following papers:

Paper-I and II:

There will be two qualifying papers in any Indian language and English each of 300 marks.

Paper-III : Essay 250 Marks

Candidates will be required to write an essay on a specific topic. The choice of subjects will be given. They will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion, and to write concisely. Credit will be given for effective and exact expression.

Paper-IV

General Studies-I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society) of 250 marks which may include following topics:

Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues
The Freedom Struggle - its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.
Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.
Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
Role of women and women's organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
Effects of globalization on Indian society
Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
Salient features of world's physical geography.
Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)
Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

Paper-V

General Studies -II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations) of 250 marks which may include following topics:

Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.
Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.
Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries
Parliament and State Legislatures - structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.
Salient features of the Representation of People's Act.
Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.
Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies
Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders
Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
Issues relating to poverty and hunger.
Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.
Role of civil services in a democracy.
India and its neighborhood- relations.
Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India's interests
Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India's interests, Indian diaspora. Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

Paper-VI

General Studies -III (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management) of 250 marks which may include following topics:

Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
Government Budgeting.
Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers
Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.
Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
Land reforms in India.
Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.
Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
Investment models.
Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life
Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
Disaster and disaster management.
Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention
Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism
Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate

Paper-VII

General Studies -IV (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude) of 250 marks which may include following topics:

This paper will include questions to test the candidates' attitude and approach to issues relating to integrity, probity in public life and his problem solving approach to various issues and conflicts faced by him in dealing with society. Questions may utilise the case study approach to determine these aspects. The following broad areas will be covered.

Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values - lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion. Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weakersections.
Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.
Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.
Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.
Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen's Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
Case Studies on above issues

PAPER-VIII & PAPER IX

Optional Subject Papers I & II

List of optional subjects for Main Examination:

Agriculture ; Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science ; Anthropology ; Botany ; Chemistry ; Civil Engineering ; Commerce and Accountancy ; Economics ; Electrical Engineering ; Geography ; Geology ;History ; Law ; Management; Mathematics ; Mechanical Engineering ; Medical Science ; Philosophy ; Physics ; Political Science and International Relations ; Psychology ;Public Administration ;Sociology ;Statistics and Zoology .
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