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TARGET IAS by DR. P.K. AGRAWAL IAS (RETD.)
If a candidate is embraces the right strategies, guidance, and study material then even self-study is enough to get through the IAS exam.
Indian Administrative Service (IAS) was formerly known as the Imperial Civil Service (ICS) is the Civil Services Examination and one of the toughest competitive exams in India. It is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for the recruitment of officers for the All India Administrative Civil Service. Hierarchy-wise, IAS is the highest administrative post among the 24 services like IPS, IFS etc. Popularly known as the IAS exam, officially it is called as Civil Services Examination (CSE), which is conducted every year by the central recruiting agency, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). IAS is the permanent bureaucracy in India and forms a part of the executive branch. It is one of the three All India Services, its cadre can be employed by both the Union Government, the State Governments and public-sector undertakings. Indian Administrative Service (IAS) has been termed as one of the prestigious services among the 24 government services like IPS, IFS (Foreign), IFS (Forest), IP & TAFS, IAAS, IRS, IDAS, CMSE, IRTS, IRAS, IRPS, ITS, CAPF-AF to name a few. All these examinations are conducted by UPSC in the form of Civil Services Examination (CSE) for selecting the appropriate candidates for the jobs. The selection of the candidates will be made through the preliminary exam, main examination and an interview/personality test.
IAS Exam Preparation Tips
IAS Exam is believed to be the toughest government examination in India. But, if a candidate is serious enough, embraces the right strategies, guidance, and study material then even self-study is enough to get through the IAS exam. Given below are some major IAS Preparation Tips which a candidate can follow to score high in the exam:
1. Mock Test Papers or IAS Question Papers
2. Right Choice of IAS Preparatory Books
3. GS Paper 1 is the key: Deep study of every subject
4. IAS Prelims cum IAS Main Approach
5. Mental Peace is the key
6. Time Management