How to Crack UPSC Civils Exam 2018 Without Coaching/ IAS Preparation Tips

How to Start Civils Preparation 2018 without Taking Coaching:

Coaching for Civils Preparation is very essential. Since we can learn a lot from the co-aspirants and the well experienced staff of the institute. They will share their practical experience to handle Civil Services Exam which helps a lot than book knowledge. But many people write the civils exam without coaching due do the busy schedule in their daily life.

This article is very helpful to the people who are preparing for Civils at their home.

Civil Services Exam is the challenging exam for every aspirant. A proper preparation planning and neat execution will make you score more. Many people who are preparing at home fail to prepare proper schedule for preparation.

When to Start UPSC Civils Preparation:

Civils Exam is the toughest exam in the country, at least 1 to 1.5 years of preparation is essential to clear the exam. Few aspirants may crack the exam with 6-8 months of preparation but not in the case of all.

While pursuing graduation try to take the optional subjects that are helpful in Civils Preparation. Best time to start preparation for Civils is in the month of June or July. Proper perception of syllabus will help you invest less time for preparation.

If you are aiming to crack the Civils Exam conducted in next year, you have start preparation from now. So you have at least 12-15 months

UPSC Civil Services Preparation Plan:
Subjects No. Of Days/Months
Optional Subjects 3 Months
General Studies 4 Months
Prelims Preparation 4 Months
Revisions, Mock Tests 4 Months

 Don’t neglect to have a look on current affairs along with the preparation. Last 4 months of preparation is very crucial. Most of the people neglect preliminary exam but the candidate must remember that prelims exam is the toughest exam than any other. After clearing the preliminary exam the aspirant will boost his confidence level and one can easily prepare for the rest of the exams with confidence.

Preliminary Exam contains two papers

  • Paper I : Paper I(General Studies I) is conducted for 200 Marks
  • Paper II: Paper II(General Studies II) is conducted for 200 Marks

Time duration for both the exams is 2hrs and both the papers are objective type. You can check Exam Pattern and Syllabus for Civils 2018.

Text Books:

Text books selection plays vital role in Civils Exam Preparation, don’t opt for bunch of text books available in the market. Go for NCERT Books which helps you a lot for Civils Preparation.

Tips for Aspirants who have taken Civils Coaching:

Civils Aspirants who have already taken coaching can refer our below articles

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