IAS Test Preparation
The civil services exams are one of the most highly regarded exams in India, because they are believed to truly examine one's mental capacity and leadership ability. The IAS exams are also notoriously difficult to study for (or so we hear from friends and the media), but like all exams, with a methodical approach, a bit of innate talent, and the right study tools, you can probably do quite well. The IAS Planner 2015 is one of the tools that will make your civil services examination preparation much easier.
Preliminary & Main Examination
The IAS Planner 2015 for (Preliminary & Main Examination), is a book that will help you prepare for the first two out of three part of the selection. These are:
The Preliminary Examination consists of two objective type (multiple choice questions) papers carrying a maximum of 400 marks. This is a screening test only, and marks obtained in this test will not affect your final ranking. The number of candidates to get through this exam to the mains will be nearly thirteen times the number of vacancies, so even after clearing the preliminary; you'll need to do a lot of hard work. However, since not clearing this paper would make you ineligible to write the mains until the next year, it's best you don't take it lightly.
The Main Examination will consist of 9 papers in total comprising of conventional essay type questions. Candidates who obtain a minimum qualifying mark chosen by the Commission will be called in for the interview or Personality test.
So how does the IAS Planner 2015 for (Preliminary & Main Examination) help you prepare for everything? Well, the IAS Planner 2015 for (Preliminary & Main Examination) offers serious IAS aspirants a lot of useful study tips, in addition to teaching essential skills. The book offers effective management strategies to the people preparing for civil service examinations, to allow them to manage their time effectively, and increase the amount of time they spend studying in order to clear the exam in the very first attempt. It also helps them make the most of that study time, because studying smart is more important than studying for long durations. Remember, quality trumps quantity. The book has been designed in a manner that it comes in handy for providing extremely useful guidelines to IAS aspirants to enhance their confidence and take them closer to their goal.
The book will be a constant companion throughout the entire written section of the UPSC examinations, beginning with the prelims and going up to the mains. It gives as much relevant, useful information specific to each of these papers as is possible to fit into one book. It is crucial to understand that both these papers have a very different pattern (essay questions an MCQ are completely different, and must be approached with different study and revision styles). This means that you must learn to tackle both, within a short duration of time.
The IAS Planner 2015 also provides all of the basic do's and don'ts of the exam. It will be extremely helpful if you keep these in mind while preparing for the exam. The book also covers a lot of the subjects' central to the exam. This includes areas like Indian history, geography, social and economic events and movements of importance, major political movements, general issues, and issues relating to the environment, current affairs and much more. Though the vast subject content of the IAS exams cannot be compiled into one book, an impressive amount of it has been accommodated in this book. This gives you an idea of the basic skeleton of the exam. The knowledge of the issues covered in this book is imperative to any candidate seriously looking to succeed in the IAS examinations.