Preparation plan for UPSC prelims exam for new aspirants indore

July 21, 2021

A. PLANNIG FOR IAS MAIN PREPARATION
FACING THE MAIN EXAM
The IAS Main Exam happens to be a vital part of Civil Services Exam. One has to be vigilant of all the dimensions involved while appearing for the IAS Main. Revolutionary changes were introduced during this very year, i.e. 2013, in both pattern and syllabus of examination. And in August, UPSC has introduced one more change that is profoundly going to change the way Main Exam has been attempted and maneuvered by candidates so far. Below is presented the text that has been introduced in the Civil Service
B. WRITING A GOOD ESSAY & G.S. QUESTION’S ANSWER
Planning for Current Events
Since it’s a subjective paper, one keep in mind two components: ‘process’ and ‘content’. Process includes how to write a good essay and content involves what to write in a good essay that is subject matter. Writing essay in a right way requires a multipronged strategy. One must consider following points:
1. Proper, simple and grammatically correct language must be used.
2. Ordering of essay should be done. Essay has three parts introduction, main body, and conclusion. All three are equally important. A good conclusion can fetch 10 to 20 more marks.
3. Correct information with daily life experiences to give personal touch and uniqueness to the essay.
4. Proper time management should be there. Each and every minute should be utilized. Time should be allotted to each section in a rational manner.
5. One should have a clear understanding of topic on which he is writing. Always stay close to the topic and avoid deviating from it.
6. Don’t enter the examination hall with a particular mindset as it can restrict the flow of ideas.

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C. HOW TO READ, PREPARE NOTES,& DISCUSS IN GROUP
How to Read
Aspirants often face trouble when see the extensive syllabus of Main exam. So various points should be followed:
• One should be objective and try to focus on upsc syllabus as per analysis of trend of questions asked in recent years.
• The next thing to be kept in mind is the choice of study material. Be wise and just refer few standard books to get a deep insight of the subject. Reading from too many books will do more harm than good.
• Lastly it is good to be selective while preparing for a given topic, to list all the important points and the relevant information in a logical framework.

• Mentally analyze all that you have read and try to logically link all the points and see if you have understood everything. Such a kind of periodical revision will help in the long run as it ensures to increase your understanding, improves and enhances memory thus making you more confident so that you give your best performance.
How to Prepare Notes
Aspirants might have heard a hundred times about the importance of taking small or micro notes for the IAS exam. But how do they do it in a manner that the notes are concise, effective, readable in a short time, all at once. After all they will need to go through these small notes for IAS exam before the preliminary and/or the Main in just a few days or even hours.

Methods
There are different methods of making notes and one should decide which method suits him/her the best. Two common methods of making notes are:
Linear Method: It is a method in which one condenses the material after reading ing, using headings and sub headings and sub headings and jotting down the most important points.
Pattern Method: For this, begin the topic at the centre of the page. Each line radiating from it represents branch of the main idea. Each point is written as briefly as possible using a key word or a phrase. It is a better method to adopt because.
• It is more flexible than making linear notes. One can add extra information to it at any point without any problem.
• We can see the whole pattern at one go without actually turning the pages.
• Thirdly we can indicate the links between different topics more easily than we can do in a linear method.
But this method has some disadvantages as well. If there are too many facts and too much of information, the pattern becomes messy and over-crowded. Using key words can remind the of basic ideas but when it comes to remembering details, this method cannot be sufficient.
C. HOW TO READ, PREPARE NOTES,& DISCUSS IN GROUP
How to Read
Guidelines For Essay Writing
1. Select the Topic
2. If the topic is in question form directly such as, “Can capitalism bring inclusive growth…..?” or “Technology can not replace manpower”, take an impartial and unbiased stand.
3. If the topic is just a statement like “Women in parliament- achievements and prospects” , you will have a space/words limit to explore the topic from many perspectives with relevant facts, and conclusion should be balanced justified.
4. Planning
5. Most topics demand a balanced approach. The contestants should be objective in expressing their opinion.
6. They must give evidences and examples in support of their opinion and argument
7. Prioritize points according to their importance and value, so that they can be dealt with the most important points in first paragraph after introduction.
8. Interlink each point and they must be relevant to the topic. Thus, planning it the blue print of the essay.

Conclusion: A logical or expository essay must lead to conclusion. The contestants should neither sum up their essay in conclusion. They should express what conclusion has been drawn from all the arguments they have written in the essay.
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