Familiarize yourself with the extent of the syllabus, so you can start structuring your study plan accordingly.
The syllabus, for each section, is detailed on the UPSC website.
Read How to become an IAS Officer Given the general substance of the syllabus, there could be hundreds, if not thousands, of books that could be potentially claimed as preparatory material.
However, this could lead to a dangerous consequence of too many books and too little time.
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One such unlikely sphere includes the young women and men who decide to appear, in the hopes of qualifying, one of the hardest exams in the country – the UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE). ‘Coz they are aware of the handful number who actually end up clearing the CSE and the even smaller pinch sized number that make the merit list to be selected into the top CSE contenders – the IAS, IPS and IFS services – from the lakhs who appear for the yearlong examination.What may be good for one may fail miserably for another.However, knowing that one has to at least begin with a formulaic baseline, here are some tips to help you get started to develop your own fashion of studying for the exam.Here are some tips to crack the UPSC Civil Services Exam and become an IAS, IPS or IFS officer.One of the biggest roadblocks for the CSE is the time management.Most aspirants are full-time students or office-goers who have to schedule their preparation within the time they can manage outside of their regular routine.Being serious about the exam requires a steady focus, and thus a separate time-table to ensure a consistent approach towards assimilating the vast amount of information for the exam.It is a good idea to find multiple source materials, while not overwhelming your schedule with too many books.Candidates often even refer to online material for information.The process and the individual timelines may vary but working out the strategy for time management is essential to everyone.Last minute cramming has hardly, or rather rarely, worked for most CSE candidates.