before you start preparing For IAS, 6 Things to Know

The civil service commission (CSC)is India’s chief regulating body which has all rights for conducting many competitive examinations for recruiting various civil service posts for the Indian government.
Civil Service Exams or the Indian Administrative Service are conducted mainly in phases, and they are mains and prelims. The prelims exam consists of objective questions, while the mains is based on the descriptive and essay type answering. If you have planned to give the UPSC Exam 2017 then here are the key points you should know.

1. Know the UPSC Exam Dates

Exam Name Notification Date Last Date to Apply Exam Date Duration
Engineering Services (Pre) 29th Sep 2016 21st Oct 2016 8th Jan 2017 1 Day
CDS (I) 9th Nov, 2016 2nd Dec, 2016 5th Feb, 2017 1 Day
CISF AC 7th Dec 2016 30th Dec 2016 5th Mar 2017 1 Day
NDA & NA (I) 18th Jan, 2017 10th Feb, 2017 23rd Apr, 2017 1 Day
IES/ISS 8th Feb, 2017 3rd Mar, 2017 12th May, 2017 3 Days
CGSE/GE 8th Feb, 2017 3rd Mar, 2017 12th May, 2017 3 Days
Engineering Services (Main) 14th May, 2017 1 Day
Civil Services Prelims (CSAT)/IFS Prelims 22nd Feb, 2017 17th Mar 2017 18th Jun, 2017  1 Day
CAPF (AC) 12th Apr 2017 5th May 2017 23rd July 2017 1 Day
CMS 26th Apr, 2017 19th May, 2017 13th Aug, 2017 1 Day
NDA & NA (II) 7th Jun, 2017 30th June 2017 10th Sep, 2017 1 Day
Civil Services Main 28th Oct, 2017 5 Days
CDS II 9th Aug 2017 8th Sep 2017 19th Nov, 2017 1 Day
IFS Main 3rd Dec, 2017 10 Days
SO/STENO 13th Sep, 2017 6th Oct, 2017 16th Dec, 2017  2 Day

2. Why IAS? / PI quotient

Make one thing sure before stepping into the preparation of most challenging exam in the nation, do take a step back while and ask yourself why and just try to take personal interview evaluate your PI quotient. By this, you can have the clear mindset throughout your preparation. The personal IAS interview test is where your candidature would be measured on behalf of your performance.

3. The subsets of IAS

The IRS, IFS, IPS fall under the aegis of the IAS exam and the cutoff to get selected for the services given above is decided after the conduction of the exam.

IRS­ Indian Revenue Service

IPS­ Indian Police Service

IFS­ Indian Foreign Service

Before start preparation, you should get good understanding of what your target is and prepare on that basis
4. How do you think you can contribute?

At the end there will be the Personal IAS interview test, being an IAS officer places you with the India’s finest. Know yourself and ask yourself where is that you can throw your iron and prove your caliber, What other changes you can take on. Whatever you decide for contribution need to be very impressive, but it must set you apart, as this will give you an advantage over all other candidates in the interview durations.

5. Yes! IAS preparation is incredibly demanding

It is not the myth about IAS is the toughest competitive exam in the entire nation, and it demands intensive practice and preparation. There is no standard format or the answer for the most generalize asked questions no matter how many hours does an IAS candidate need to give in every day. It will be different from candidate to candidate. So let’s talk about general perspective.

Time Required:

10-12 months of crazy training is the must. Four out of every 10 citizens(21-32 years) Dream to become an IAS officer. But only 5% of that citizens makes the cut. And the reason is no rocket science; It’s only because of their lake of planning and preparation they resort to. Let me tell you one thing clear a slow preparation and delayed preparation is utterly useless and equivalent to no preparation. The 5% who are passionate about it and make their self entirely in the IAS every day can make way through

6. Enjoy your preparation

We have to accept that; IAS preparation is a lengthy and tough process, but we will surely not find it easy if we don’t enjoy the journey to the destination. Preparing for IAS doesn’t mean you have to give up all your hobbies, make sure and keep some hobbies as it will make your preparation much more fun. If you have special love about anything make sure to keep it abreast during the preparation of IAS as this will keep you lively and light.

So if you really wants to make way for it then don’t worry and get yourself prepared and give your 100% and prepare full and get good sleep as well. And Best Of Luck from my side.

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