Strategy:Abhishek jain , AIR 24 (CSE 2019)
Hello everyone. First of all , congratulations to you !!! You have chosen to write one of the most prestigious examination of the country and for that , you do deserve lots of credit. Secondly , since you have visited this website, you are on the right path as you aim to learn from those who have already been grilled by this examination process. So Kudos to you !!!.
Now let me introduce myself. I am Abhishek jain. I have been born and brought up in Delhi. I did my graduation in B.com ( Hons) from Hansraj college , Delhi University. I gave my 1st attempt in 2018 and secured AIR – 111. This was my 2nd attempt in 2019 and I secured AIR 24.
Here, I will be discussing the following topics ( will try posting 1 topic everyday ) –
1. HOW TO START PREPARATION
2. PRELIMS STRATEGY
3. ESSAY STRATEGY
4. GS STRATEGY
5. ETHICS STRATEGY
6. OPTIONAL – COMMERCE AND ACCOUNTANCY
7. CURRENT AFFAIRS PREPARATION
So let us start !!!
Note – I WILL TRY TO KEEP IT A SHORT READ AND PUT FORTH MY POINTS IN A VERY CONCISE MANNER
HOW TO START PREPARATION
1. Start by going through the syllabus – not once but multiple times so that you remember the topics relevant to you. So for Eg. – an article in newspaper on food processing industry is important because its mentioned in the syllabus. This is how you will be able to judge as to what to read and what not to read.
2. Next, prepare your strategy ,book-list , targets etc in a broad manner. I used to watch lots of topper talks to find out what worked for them. But be cautious, you don’t need to follow anyone blindly. Everyone is unique in his/her own way. Just pickup certain best practices followed by most and accordingly evolve your own strategy.
3. Next, go through the previous year question papers of atleast 10 years for both prelims and mains. This will give you an idea of how questions are framed by UPSC and which areas are more important than others. (It is a myth that everything under the sun is important in UPSC exam. It doesn’t work that way !!! )
4. Finally start your preparation by reading the NCERTs which will build your foundation and gradually move on to the core books like laxmikant etc.
Credit : CSE Wiki