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What are different other competitive exams for which I can prepare simultaneously along with the IAS Exam preparation?

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Jayanta Ghosh
Jayanta Ghosh
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Mostly, people prepare for entrance exams like UPSC and other administrative services exams, but in an attempt of doing so, got completely lost as the most generic idea of preparation and forgets about all the other possible options that they still have in the box and can try their luck in those exams too. It is important to prepare for all the possible options all together in order to maximize your efficiency and the outcomes. So knowing all the possible options and hence creating the best possible strategy to study collectively for all the possible scenarios. The study of most of the entrance exams consists of some general knowledge and hence all of them can be taken in the context in order to prepare accordingly.

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There are a number of possible entrance examinations that can be looked forward to and are as following:

  • UPSC: UPSC stands for Union Public Service Commission and is one of the most difficult exams that are conducted by the government of India. The selection procedure in UPSC is almost same as IAS and hence prepare for IAS and also spending a small focus UPSC might end up in giving you the right position at any of the desirable and causing the best set of favorable events in your direction. Also, the selection processes of both the exams are almost same and hence can be looked forward to preparing simultaneously with IAS. 


  • CAT and Other MBA exams: CAT is Common Aptitude Test and is one of the main entrance exams for the MBA or management studies aspirants in India. CAT and any other institute based exam, all consists of same exam pattern whose syllabus is almost as same as the first round of IAS examination and hence, preparing for IAS will altogether helps you prepare for the all the other possible MBA examinations in India as well as, hence making it a good option to look forward too.


  • GMAT: GMAT is Graduate Management Admission Test which deals with an overall analysis of a candidate' rel="nofollow"s personal, analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal and reading skills, which can be considered to be same as one of the subjects that are taken in the IAS exams. All the above-mentioned exams are a part of the Preliminary round of IAS exam. Hence preparing for IAS can also increase your chances to giving a shot to this exam also since, most of the syllabus is same, and the option of GMAT is also great.


  • GRE: GRE is the exam taken by many higher study aspirants who are planning to study abroad and hence making it one of the best possible options to study along. Also the most of the part is consists of English and which plays a major role in IAS exams in both preliminary as well as subjective examination and hence having a good command over English language will also help you with this exam that is GRE and hence it is possible to prepare for both IAS and GRE at the same time.


  • Bank PO: Bank PO is the examination held in India in order to get a satisfactory job at any of the registered banks and work for them. This examination holds a lot of importance since it provides direct placement after clearing this examination in all the possible rounds. But in order to clear the examination, one should be good at quantitative aptitude and as well as general awareness which can also be focused while preparing for IAS, as general awareness and current affairs are also a part of the curriculum of IAS. Hence this can also be looked forward as an option while choosing IAS.


  • SSC-CGL: SSC is Staff Selection Commission- Common Graduate Level entry and is the recruitment staff under the government of India for the multiple positions for the graduates. This is the other possible options to get a good government job. The selection procedure of these examinations is almost same as the other and hence making it one the best possible option to opt for while preparing for the IAS exam.


  • CDS: CDS stands for combined defense services and is the selection procedure for entry level graduates to join the armed and military service for the government of India and play a major role here. Almost each and every section of the CDS exams consists of the IAS preliminary round followed by the interview which is also personality based and hence preparing for IAS can be looked forward to preparing for this exam too.

The above mentioned is the list of the following exams that can be prepared altogether with IAS and hence leading to better time management and increase your chance and career aspects.

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