Tips for engineering students to prepare for IAS

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25 Oct 2018

#CareerBytes: Tips for engineering students to prepare for UPSC exam

The Civil services exam, commonly referred to as the IAS exam, is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) each year.

Talking about engineering students preparing for IAS, managing UPSC preparation along with college is a challenging task.

However, with long-term planning, thorough preparation and strong determination, one can crack it.

Here are general tips for engineering students to crack the IAS exam.

First things first, familiarize yourself with the IAS exam

To begin with, as an engineering student, you'll have to familiarize yourself with the IAS exam. For this, you need to understand the exam pattern, syllabus, go through previous years' and mock test papers. Additionally, acquaint yourself with the career prospects and job functions.

Start early, TT

Be an early bird; Frame a study timetable

Be an early bird; Frame a study timetable

Start early: As is common knowledge, the criteria for appearing for IAS exam is graduation in any subject. So, start preparing while you're still in college to improve your chances of cracking the exam after completing your bachelor's degree.

Timetable: Don't rely on last-minute preparations. Analyze the syllabus well in advance, and formulate a study timetable which suits you. Above all, stick to it.

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Making notes while studying can help

Thorough self-study is the key to cracking the exam, and while you're at it- make sure to prepare notes. It'll help you grasp the concepts better, and will also come handy at the time of your revision.

Current affairs

Stay well updated with current affairs

In addition to other subjects, staying updated with current affairs is crucial to your preparation.

So, develop the habit of reading newspapers and magazines, on a daily basis, to be aware of what's happening across India as well as the world.

Make sure to read a number of English and regional language newspapers.

This will give you comprehensive knowledge, and also improve your vocabulary.

Past papers

Attempt past years' papers

Attempt past years' papers

Thoroughly practise past years' papers to get a fair idea of question framing, difficulty levels, time management, and other factors.

This will give you an added advantage, as you'll be able to constantly monitor your progress, analyze it, and improve in areas where you might be lacking.

Further, being familiar with papers will help brush off exam anxiety, and improve your confidence level.

Personality

Don't forget to work on your communication skills

Physical Interview is one of the most important aspects of the IAS exam.

The interviewers will judge you, based on not just your knowledge, but also the way you carry yourself and convey your thoughts.

So, it becomes vital to devote apt amount of time to focus on improving your body language, and enhancing your communication skills.

All the best!

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You can prepare for the UPSC exam by following these simple steps: (1) Read thoroughly your NCERT books as they will provide the basic details on any topic, (2)Read NewsBytes daily to stay updated on national, international events, (3) Improve your writing speed by attempting as many mocks as possible per day, (4)Stay focused and always practice hard.

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Start by preparing a study timetable that suits your needs and schedule, always stay updated with the current affairs by reading newspapers and news websites like NewsBytes, focus on the basics and study thoroughly, attempt mock tests and past years' papers, and up your communication skills.

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Even if you're not from a deemed university, you can still apply for the UPSC exam. All graduates are eligible for the UPSC exam.

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