Strategy for Prelims Exam:

  1. There is no such word Called STRATEGY and it doesn’t work
  2. We help to give your TIME TABLE for FREE OF COST in an EXCEL SHEET with DATES and TIME
  3. Every One Strategy is UNIQUE and it doesn’t cater with other Person Requirement

Step – 1

No UPSC Mains unless you clear Mains

  1. Clear Prelims and Write Mains Exam
  2. If you didn’t Clear Prelims- You have to sit in the home itself.
  3. Don’t underestimate the importance of UPSC prelims.
  4. 5 out of 100 Candidate will sail through the Prelims

Step -2

Prelims Questions – An important Matter / a Game Changer

  1. Strongly Recommend you to devote at least 75% of your preparation time in the last 6 Months before Prelims (Dec – May) entirely on Prelims topics.
  2. Last One year Current Affairs – You required Run through
  3. Concentrate in Last One year Exam of UPSC like CDS, IES, ISS, IGS, CDSE, and all other questions.
  4. Take those Questions and make close Questions to those and it is easy to get selected.
  5. Write 7000 Tests Min before the Prelims Exams.

Step – 3

The Importance of the Right Strategy

From the arena of the years – there are plenty of questions which came in UPSC CIVIL Service Exam.

General Studies Paper -1 (Sample Question Paper) – Syllabus Area VS Number of Questions

Subject Area No of Questions
Indian History and Culture  – History of India and Indian National Movement 16
Geography  – Physical, Social, Economic, Geography of India and the world 14
Indian Polity – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc. 12
Economics – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc. 15
Environment – General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change 18
General Science 10
Current Affairs 15
Total

100Questions

(Marks 2*100 = 200)

Step 4 – Follow the Test based Strategy

By a Test-based approach, we don’t mean taking periodic exams to evaluate your preparation. It’s the reverse. The exams will be the basis of your preparation. Try UOC IAS Test Series. You will get access to all uploaded exams and upcoming exams in the test series. We will also give you a to follow. There will be regular mock exams on weekends (Sundays). This approach has the following advantages:

  1. It will help you cover all the recommended textbooks and online study materials within a timeframe.
  2. You will get proper exam practice. You can analyze your performance, find you’re strong and weak areas compare your marks with peer across India, and avoid mistakes in the actual exam hall.
  3. You can learn a lot from the mock exam questions as well. This method is much faster than learning from textbooks.

Step – 5 Cover NCERT Books and Tests

History – Must Read NCERT Books

  • 6th Class – Our Pasts 1
  • 7th Class – Our pasts 2
  • 8th Class – Our Pasts III – Part 1 and Part 2
  • 9th – India & the Contemporary World 1
  • 10th – India & the Contemporary World II
  • 11th – Themes in World History (Focus on Industrial Revolution)
  • 12th – Themes in Indian History I, Themes in Indian History II, Themes in Indian History III

Geography – Must Read NCERT Books

  • 6th – The Earth: Our Habitat
  • 7th – Our Environment
  • 8th – Resources & Development
  • 9th – Contemporary India 1
  • 10th – Contemporary India 1I
  • 11th – Fundamentals of Physical Geography,11th – India – Physical Environment
  • 12th – Fundamentals of Human Geography12th – India – People & Economy

Economics – Must Read NCERT Books

  • 9th – Economics
  • 10th – Understanding Economic Development
  • 11th – Indian Economic Development
  • 12th – Introductory Microeconomics
  • 12th – Introductory Macroeconomics, Class XII – Supplementary reading material in Economics – Introductory Macroeconomics

Political Science – Must Read NCERT Books

  • 9th – Democratic Politics I
  • 10th – Democratic Politics II
  • 11th – Indian Constitution at Work
  • 11th – Political Theory
  • 12th – Contemporary World Politics (8th – Environment & Natural Resources)
  • 12th – Politics in India Since Independence

Sociology – Must Read NCERT Books

  • Introducing Sociology Textbook for Class – 11
  • 12th – Social Change & Development in India
  • Indian Society Textbook in Sociology for Class XII

Science – Must Read NCERT Books

  • 6th –  Chapter 9: The Living Organisms & their Surroundings
  • 7th –  Chapter 7: Weather, Climate & Adaptations of Animals,  Chapter 9: Soil
  • 8th –  Chapter 1: Crop Production & Management,  Chapter 5: Coal & Petroleum,  Chapter 7: Conservation of Plants & Animals,  Chapter 12:  Friction,  Chapter 18: Pollution of Air & Water
  • 9th –  Chapter 14: Natural Resources
  • 10th –  Chapter 14: Sources of Energy,  Chapter 15: Our Environment,  Chapter 16: Management of Natural Resources
  • Biology Textbook for Class – 11
  • 12th (Biology) – Unit X: Ecology ( Chapter 13 – Organisms & Population,  Chapter 14 – Ecosystem,   Chapter 15 – Biodiversity & Conservation,  Chapter 16 – Environmental Issues)

Step 6 -Don’t Neglect CSAT

General Studies Paper -2 (Sample Question Paper) – Syllabus Area VS Number of Questions

Subject Area Number of Questions
Comprehension 28
General Mental Ability 6
Logical Reasoning 18
Analytical Reasoning 8
Data Interpretation 4
Basic Numeracy and Quantative Ability 10
Decision Making and Interpersonal Skills 6
Total

80 Questions

(2.5* 80 = 200)

Step -7 Follow 80 -20 Principle

The Pareto principle, also known as the 80/20 rule, is a management theory which states that 80 percent of the output from a given situation is determined by 20 percent of the input.  So priorities your time, effort, and study materials.  Put effort on the 20% area which can bring 80% results.