Preparation Tips

IAS Preparation Tips with Complete Study Material

The Civil Services examination organized by the UPSC is one of the toughest All India examinations in the country. It conducted in three stages: Prelims, Main and Interview. If you have decided to study from home then make sure that you have a proper guidance in your preparation for IAS Exam. Get complete IAS Preparation Tips from here.

IAS Preparation Tips

1. Study Plan:

  • Before starting study, create a own time-table and followed it properly.
  • Analyze the subject wise topics and collect the syllabus.
  • Collect information about the complete UPSC Exam Syllabus and divide them equally as per your time so that every minor topic should get covered in your study plans.
  • Collect the previous question papers and mock papers.
  • Know the UPSC exam syllabus.
  • Prepare the short notes for UPSC Exam.

2.Time Management:

  • Students must give equal weightage to all the subjects and prepare for them as per your prepared time-table.
  • Include short breaks of  15 minutes between long hours of study.
  • Maintaining a proper schedule for every task that you do can lead you to success.
  • Divide the time for all subjects.

3. Study Material:

  • Read the newspaper on the daily basis, it  increase the general knowledge.
  • Collect the NCERT books for IAS preparation because the NCERT from Class six to twelve plays a very significant role in UPSC Civil service IAS examination preparation.
  • Focus on the topics like economy, politics, international affairs, etc. within the magazine.
  • Concentrate on topics like Current Affairs (National and International), Major Financial/ Economic News, Budget and Five Year Plans, Who is who?, Sports, Book and Authors, Awards and Honors, Science – Inventions and Discoveries, Abbreviations & Important Days etc.
  • You can practice questions on apps while traveling, read the magazines before going to bed and revise it in early morning.
  • Candidate must follow a national newspaper in order to keep them updated about the happenings of the world because general awareness plays a very important part of the exam.
  • Group discussion with friends those who are preparing for the same examination because it gives the new ideas  for IAS Exam.

4. Maintain Health:

  • During preparation, never ignore your health, so maintain your health
  • Take fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Avoid junk food and heavy diet.
  • At the time of preparation do yoga and meditation, it will help you to calm your mind, increasing inner peace, confidence and power of concentration.
  • Never over stress yourself and try to get sleep for at least six to eight hours.

5. Solving the previous question papers:

  • Previous Years Question papers are the most important source of information for both prelims and main examination.
  • Solve the previous question papers and sample mock papers will give you the idea about IAS question paper .
  • Probably 75% of questions are asked directly from the NCERT books and previous year question papers.
  • Solving previous years question paper will help you to understand the pattern and enhance your revision.


  • Mostly the revision is done in last one-two months of examination but UPSC demands daily revision.
  • Daily morning revised the all topics which you have prepared the notes during your preparation.
  • On the daily basis give the 15 minutes for revision.
  • The regular revision will retain your memory power.

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