Every candidate who starts to prepare for UPSC exam must be aware of important details like syllabus, eligibility. Once they have good knowledge of the basics of the UPSC exams, they will realise that preparation requires a unified approach to Prelims and Mains exams. Only the preparation method varies. For prelims you will need to cover vast amount of information but need less to go much depth. We are providing some tips that may help the candidate to focus on the Prelims exams.
Prelims syllabus covers almost, aspirants should have good strategy to manage the exam. You should not panic after seeing the Prelim syllabus which is undefined. It may look much easier for you when you glance at the question' paper and relate them with the syllabus.
Students must concentrate on the question patterns being asked after the changes made in the Prelims exam with General Studies as its main focus.
Broadly the General Studies paper is classified under the following sub topics:
History: A huge stress is given to modern history and freedom movement. Also emphasis is given to Ancient India. A cursory glance over the medieval history is also necessary.
Geography: A huge stress is given to physical geography and maps related questions. So get yourself well-acquainted with maps with the help of a good Atlas.
General Science: It covers a major chunk of this paper and a standard guidebook can make you well-versed on the topics of general science.
Current affairs: Going through a standard newspaper daily can keep you updated on the current affairs topics. General knowledge and awareness: Any good guide book or year book will help you cover this segment.
Familiarity with other areas: Get yourself well acquainted with the other areas of the syllabi and cover those topics as well. A thorough familiarity with those topics and working on them with the work sheet will help you prepare those areas well. Here we are providing some links that may help you how to prepare for Prelims exam.
The Prelim Paper 2 is now only of qualifying in nature. You are required to score just 66 marks out of 200 to qualify this paper. Even if you score higher marks it won't be counted. If you can prepare just four topics well you can very well obtain 66 marks. These are; a) Comprehension, b) Decision Making c) Data Interpretation, d) Interpersonal Skills. For more details visit: How to prepare for CSAT?