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Is UPSC possible with self-study?
Over the years, many IAS Toppers have emerged successful who solely relied upon studying at home and dedicating more time towards self-study. Every year lakhs of candidates appear in the UPSC Civil Services exam.
How can I study for UPSC without coaching?
Read NCERT and other standard books. Read a newspaper and make notes. Practice writing answers daily for UPSC Mains exam. Choose and excel in the optional subject for Mains examination. Practice UPSC previous year question paper as well as the mock test. Groom yourself for interview.
Which UPSC optional is best for self-study?
Based on the general trend, the subjects which have the potential to help you score about 330 marks in optional exams (with your immense dedication, ofcourse) are Mathematics, Anthropology, Sociology, any Literature, Public Administration and Geography.
Is 2 hours of studying enough for UPSC?
The UPSC civil services exam is considered one of the toughest exams in the country. And, because of this, a lot of people recommend studying for about 15 hours per day during the IAS exam preparation time.
How many hours IAS student study?
1) An aspirant may not be able to concentrate fully for the entire 5 hours; hence there will be gaps, 2) An aspirant has to study GS, optional, current affairs, etc., every day, and to divide the 5 hours, may not be effective. Hence, an aspirant should try to put at least 7-8 hours every day and gradually increase it.
How can I start my IAS at home?
Understand the UPSC pattern and procedure first. Go through the UPSC syllabus thoroughly. Start reading a few books and watch video lectures online for a few basic subjects like polity, history, geography, etc. Read the newspaper regularly.
Can I clear IAS without maths?
Maths is not so necessary but you are going to become an IAS so you have to know mathematics up to a certain extent. UPSC Prelims paper which is known as CSAT comprises questions from reasoning.
Is IAS training free?
The Sood Charity Foundation, in collaboration with DIYA, launched the 2022-23 Sambhavam, which offers free online coaching for the IAS exam to shortlisted candidates through an online test to select eligibility.
Who became IAS by self-study?
Sarjana Yadav became an IAS officer in 2019 by securing 126 rank all over India, in civil services exam which was her third attempt.
What are the 5 compulsory subjects in UPSC?
What are the compulsory subjects for UPSC exam prelims? In UPSC Prelims, the compulsory subjects are Indian Polity and Governance, General Science, History, Geography, Economic and Social Development, etc.