As we all know, the UPSC examinations are one of the toughest competitive exams ever, not just in India; they are considered one of the toughest competitive examinations worldwide.
Lakhs of contenders every year apply for the prelims of the UPSC Civil Services Examination in which only a few hundred qualify for the mains examinations, then interviewed and then finally appointed as civil servants for the country.
Cracking the IAS exam needs a lot of dedication and approach preparation and preparing themselves mentally and physically for the examination.
Many top institutes offer the best courses for IAS preparations. One of the best top leading coaching centers for the IAS course and its preparations is The Thought Tree (T3).
Golden Successive Tips From The IAS Toppers
Many new candidates look for tips and tricks, especially from the Toppers of the IAS examination, to get help with their preparations and beat the stress of the examination.
Toppers of the IAS examinations have gone through many challenges, difficulties, stress, and anxiety. So, many of them help other new candidates to cope with the same difficulties they have already faced in their learning and preparation phase of the IAS examination so that they can get help with their preparations.
These tips and tricks from the IAS toppers help many new candidates to get confidence and motivation to work harder and get the strength and courage to face challenges and move on to crack the IAS examination.
The IAS toppers tips for new and other candidates for the preparations and learning phase is given below in points.
Tip 1: Correct Time To Start UPSC Preparations
It is known from the toppers of the IAS that for the preparations for UPSC preparation candidates will require at least a year to prepare for the examination fully. As there are three stages of the examination and the syllabus is very vast.
It needs a lot of dedication, focus, and time to prepare.
Tip 2: Choosing Best Optional Subjects For The UPSC Preparations
Preparing for UPSC needs a lot of dedication and hard work. It needs interest till the end of the examination so that candidates are interested and keep on motivating themselves to study and work hard more.
If something gets boring, then that can’t be helped. So, candidates must keep shifting between the subjects that keep their interests. UPSC has provided optional subjects that candidates can choose from. There are many options that candidates can choose which interests them the most.
So, candidates must choose the subject as an optional subject for the UPSC examination that interests them the most and that they can learn more and more about it.
A checklist for selecting the subject of an option:
- Shortlist the optional subjects that interest you the most.
- Go through the full syllabus of the shortlisted optional subjects. Choose the subjects that have less syllabus.
- Now, start evaluating the academic background you have and your knowledge levels about that subject.
- Check and compare your interest levels in the optional subjects.
- This time, weigh the pros and cons of your shortlisted optional subjects.
- Analyze and now choose your optional subject.
Tip 3: Making Notes for IAS
Making your notes after studying every subject will help a lot while getting ready for the examination. This helps in recollection, revision before the examination, and taking a quick look at important topics.
So, making proper notes of all the subjects will help the candidates prepare better and keep things in mind before the examination.
Tip 4: Answer Writing In UPSC
Candidates must enhance their answers, whether they are flowcharts, diagrams, etc. Enhancing your answers will reveal a clear understanding of the concept that you have to the checker and will help you to get more marks.
As presentation is one of the utmost important things. So, presenting your answers clearly and straightforwardly will help to fetch more marks. Candidates’ marks in the examination are like first impressions so they should keep it simple, easy to understand, to the point, readable and compact.
Tip 5: NCERT Books For UPSC Preparations
Candidates will get multiple sources in online and offline mode for study materials and other books for UPSC preparations. But one of the best books and study materials from which candidates should and must start is NCERT books.
NCERT books are mainly published for school children, so the information is published in a way that is easily readable and easily understandable, and it is full of information that is essential for UPSC aspirants.
Again, I would like to bring to your notice that The Thought Tree institute has very experienced and expert faculty members in which; some are ex-government employees who have already worked as civil servants and served the nation.
Tip 6: Newspaper For UPSC Preparations
Newspapers play a vital role in preparations for the UPSC examination. A newspaper helps to stay updated with the going on in our nation and all over the world. Newspaper is also important for the subject of current affairs.
So, it’s essential to choose the best newspaper that can help candidates to stay updated and will help with the preparations for the UPSC examination.
So when the candidates start their preparation reading newspapers should become a daily routine for them then only it will work and will help for the preparations for the examination.
One of the top best-recommended newspapers for the UPSC preparations are “The Hindu” and “The Indian Express”.
Tip 7: UPSC Test Series
Mock tests are one of the essential parts of the preparations for the UPSC prelims and the mains. Candidates’ all preparations will be incomplete if they haven’t taken the mock tests and the test series.
Mock tests and other practice test series of the UPSC play a vital role in preparations as they help candidates to get a rough idea about the type of questions asked, how to write their answers, and the time they will get to complete them.
So, candidates must take mock tests after they have completed half of their subject’s syllabus.
Tip 8: Staying Mentally And Physically Healthy
A healthy body always acts as fuel for a healthy and active mind. Keeping your mind and body healthy is very important for the candidates preparing for the UPSC examination.
So, candidates must eat well, have a sufficient sleep at night, have a good diet plan, exercise and meditate daily, take rest and frequent breaks during study hours, drink plenty of water, etc.
These things are important to keep your mental and physical health fit and fine.
Tip 9: Never Ever Give Up
Last But Not Least, never give up when you fail. Always keep the focus on your goals even if you fail 100 times. All successful IAS toppers say that keeping patience and focus will give you the way to a successful life as a civil servant.
Always stay focused on your goals and work hard on them. Even if you fail, try again and again until you become successful.
Author Bio: Hello, my name is Anurag Mishra. I passed out of college last year, and for now, I am an IAS aspirant and a writer who loves to share his thoughts and experiences with other aspirants.
I have been preparing for this exam for the last 2 years, but I started planning when I was in the 12th class. I was lucky enough to meet some of the IAS Officers and expert teachers at The Thought Tree. T3 is the best IAS Coaching in Jaipur. Talking with them helped me get some important points and strategies from their experience.
My habit of writing was from my childhood, and this is proving to be a boon now since making notes and writing down makes you learn everything you write. I share my experiences and try to help the students in their preparation.