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As the Preliminary Test of the CSE-IAS Exam is in the offing, this question bears importance for a reason. The countdown has been started as the dates are passing with a ticking clock. The 50 days to go with the serious aspirants gearing up to face the Preliminary Test, the environment has been charged with a new vigour. In India, becoming an IAS officer has been a long cherished dream of the youth and the parents equally. The IAS has become a new definition and an alternative to power for the authority these officers have.
The IAS exam that is Civil Service Exam (CSE) is conducted by UPSC - Union Public Service Commission every year. UPSC oversees the whole process of the exam and presents government the final list of the candidates who have been selected for various all India and group A & B central governments services. Once you get selected for IAS, your journey to serve the nation with pride starts.
Right Resources would Win You The Race
The resources matter the most and your success depends on what you read and refer in terms of study material and the extracurricular resources. The candidates who are selective will have the edge over others who go randomly. This exam is basically about what not to read and how to be selective as the market and the internet are flooded with the resources where the chances are you may end up wasting your time referring substandard resources. Sometimes aspirants refer multiple resources and many times they would be investing their time on the less important part of the content. This type preparation only consumes time and money and produces nothing. I just am giving you the list of some standard reference books/materials.
Standard Reference Material for UPSC CSE-IAS Exam
As you have already applied for the Civil Service Exam and gonna appear for the coming Preliminary test, I assume you know the syllabus for the exam. So, basically, the exam will evaluate for the following general studies subjects and one optional subject from the UPSC provided a list of subjects which range from humanities, science, engineering, to the medical subjects. The standard reference sources are also given following the subjects. The list given bellow contains multiple resources and you must choose only one for the specific topic. And never miss reading NCERT textbooks from standard 6th to 12th.
(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude, National Security, International Relations, World History are not part of the Preliminary Exam. These topics are studied only for Mains Exam)
A 50 Days Strategy for Upcoming IAS PT 2017
“If you fail to plan then you plan to fail” – aptly quoted by anonymous! Planning is the most important part of any task without which the success may not be guaranteed. When it comes to the civil services exam then the planning should be provided due importance. Ask any IAS topper about the things which got them a success then you would hear from them nothing but the planning they made successfully. A quality study with a proper planning would bring you success for sure.
The above was brief about how one can manage these last 50 days and what resources can be referred while preparing for the most sought after IAS exam. I would suggest waste no time and gear up with full dedications. Honest efforts always pay back!
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