How to Prepare for IAS Mains Examination – IAS Main Exam Preparation Tips

How to Prepare for IAS Mains Examination – IAS Main Exam Preparation Tips


Section 1: Essay Paper
Essay paper in IAS examination is consist of total 200 marks and 3 hours of duration. Candidates who appear for the examination after clear their prelims can attempt the section in English language or in any of the Indian languages, those included 8th schedule of constitution. Essay paper consists of 4 parts such as:


1. Comprehension
2. Originality of thoughts
3. Transparency in expression
4. Integrated vision and thinking

What you can do while attempting this section? Here are the best tips are mentioned for successfully clear this part, follow carefully:
Choose your topic for essay writing very carefully and stay focused 
Make yourselves logical and analyze what you are writing
Try to make sub headings wherever it’s necessary 
Write in small paragraphs as it seems easy to read
Give examples and fact’s wherever needed
Do not make any spelling and grammar mistakes
Don’t use figurative language
Write precise and direct, no need to make long sentences


Section 2: Language Paper
Candidates who want to be IAS need to get good marks for high ranks. Marks obtained in this part will not count but it also decides the overall rank of the candidate, so take it easily. If you don’t get passing marks in this part so the answer sheet of other exam will not be check. The pattern of exam is based on Matriculation or equivalent. Two exams are there and each consist of 200 marks.

Part 1: English Language
Comprehension passage
Precise and direct writing
Usage and Vocabulary
Brief Essay

Part 2: Indian Languages
Comprehension passage
Precise and direct writing
Usage and Vocabulary
Brief Essay
Translation of Indian language to English or vice-versa

Tips to remember:

Always attempt those questions about those you are fully sure and score marks.
Attempt lengthy question at last, try to do short questions first
Comprehension is the part in which you can score maximum so do it carefully
Don’t do any spelling or grammar mistakes
Handwriting should be clear and neat
Avoid figurative language
Present your ideas/ views correctly/ clearly in any Indian language
Before solving read each question carefully

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