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UPSC Preliminary Examination 2017

As you know Civil Services exam is three pronged testing system and the three hurdles to qualify this exam are; Prelims, Mains and Interview.

It is only if you qualify the Prelims exams, you can only be eligible to cross over to the Mains and the Interview stage of this exam, so qualifying the Prelims exam should be your prime target towards realizing the dream of becoming the IAS/IPS officer.

If you are nursing the ambition of taking the Civil Service exams and have been wondering how to get started, we are providing you some tips that may help you to focus on the Prelims exams.

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Since Prelims syllabus covers everything under the sun, building a sound strategy to tackle this exam is very important. You should not panic after seeing the Prelim syllabus which is sketchy and undefined. It may look much easier for you when you glance at the question' paper and relate them with the syllabus.

Now you have to concentrate on the pattern of questions being asked after the changes made in the Prelims exam with General Studies as its main focus. Broadly the General Studies paper is categorized under the following heads:

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.

  1. Preliminary Examination
  2. Prelims Syllabus
  3. Analysis of Prelim Questions Pattern
  4. Cut off Marks for Prelims
  5. How To Prepare For Prelims Exam
  6. Strategy for General Studies
  7. Books For IAS Prelims

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