What is GS in UPSC exam?
GENERAL STUDIES (PAPER-II)
How many Gs are there in UPSC?
General Studies is covered more extensively in the IAS Mains exam. Out of a total of 9 papers, 4 are termed General Studies while the Essay paper is loosely related to General studies as topics are selected from random subjects in this paper.
How to prepare GS 1 for UPSC?
Do not read many books. Keep one source and read it many times. Make brief notes on the subtopics. Keep revising and updating them. Current affairs develop your analytical skills. Devote fixed time to answer writing.
How do I start studying GS?
Start your preparation with NCERT books of 10th and 12th standard on various subjects like History, Geography, Polity, Science, Indian Foreign policy & International Relation etc. and then go through other books recommended for G.S. It will be better to prepare G.S. mains first and then for Prelim.
Should I take coaching for GS UPSC?
There is no rule that you need to attend coaching classes to clear the IAS exam.
Which optional helps in GS?
Choosing optional subjects with maximum GS overlap: History. Geography. Political science & international relations. Economics. Public administration. Choosing the Right Optional Subject for UPSC Civil Services Mains. Related Links:
At which rank IAS is selected for general?
UPSC Rank Wise Post 2021 The Last Rank for IAS in UPSC Exam 2021 is 680 in the general category. IFS Rank in UPSC 2021 for the general category is 88.
How many papers are in GS?
According to the new pattern, there are 4 General Studies papers each totalling 250 marks giving a total of 1000 Marks.
What is GS 2 in UPSC?
UPSC Mains GS Paper 2 is titled “Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice, and International Relations”. It is a 250-marks subjective paper that is considered for merit. It means the score obtained in the UPSC Mains GS Paper 2 is considered for determining the final rank of the candidate.
Should I prepare optional or GS first?
First, start preparing for GS, and then after some time take this decision. Because in four GS papers you will be introduced to a variety of optional subjects like History, Geography, Public Administration, Political Science and Sociology. This will help you to determine your inclination to a particular subject.