How to Prepare for IAS Exam after 12th?

Most of the students have a lot of doubts in their minds that when they should start preparing for the UPSC CSE exam and how? Or what is the correct age to prepare for UPSC CSE exam?

This article will clarify all your queries. So let’s plunge into the topic.

How to Prepare for IAS Exam after 12th?

  • Graduation
  • Know the Syllabus of the exam
  • Know the pattern of the exam
  • Read Daily News Paper
  • NCERT

Start Preparation for IAS After 12th:

  1. Graduation

The graduation subject which you choose after your 12th examination is will play a significant role in your IAS Exam preparation. Choose graduation subjects like Polity, History, Economics, and Geography. As UPSC CSE Exam preparation revolves around these topics. So the person who has completed any master’s degree in the above-prescribed subject can easily prepare for IAS General Studies and for the Optional paper.

  1. Know the Syllabus of the exam

If you go through the syllabus of UPSC exams, you’ll realize that it includes diverse subjects, and the list of subjects is non-exhaustive. For clearing UPSC, one doesn’t need to be an expert in a few subjects but should be a master of all cards. The diversity of subjects adds to the preparation time, which again adds to the difficulty of aspirants as all of them can’t invest huge time in preparing for IAS.

  1. Know the pattern of the exam

Apart from the syllabus, the pattern of IAS exams is also very lengthy and makes the task tedious for aspirants to clear all of them. Not one or two but UPSC consists of three stages – Prelims, Mains and lastly the interview. The candidate needs to crack all of them to clear UPSC. Prelims and Mains majorly check the knowledge of the candidate, whereas the last stage of the interview is mainly to gauge the personality of the candidate. The difficulty level of the exam multiplies with each passing stage. So the candidates need to be an all-rounder to clear the UPSC exam.

  1. Read Daily News Paper

Cultivate the habit of reading the newspaper daily, and then try to prepare current affairs notes of your own. Civil Service examination needs an absolute knowledge of the current events happening in and around the world.

So read standard newspaper half an hour daily and observe the change within you.

  1. NCERT

Once again start studying your school textbooks that are your NCERT textbooks. The entire preparation starts with your school NCERT’s. As many toppers, those who have cleared the UPSC CSE exam affirmed that NCERT is the best source to strengthen your primary knowledge for this examination.

Follow the above suggestions to make the UPSC Civil Services Exam preparation extremely easier. Then you will be able to clear the exam in 6 months what others take years to do. The best part is that the above approach will definitely help you in your studies and make you a more knowledgeable person. The little efforts that you put every day will add up to give a remarkably positive result.