To clear the IAS Prelims Exam, IAS aspirants need to work out on the study plan so that they can achieve success in the IAS Prelims Exam 2020. Study plan to increase the efficiency of the IAS preparation and prioritise the topics for study in detail. In addition to that, the IAS aspirants can also take out the time for the revision of IAS Syllabus, which is the most neglected/ignored area of IAS Preparation.
Analyse previous question papers
By analysing previous year question papers, aspirants can understand the standard of the question papers. This exercise also helps aspirants in understanding the distribution of marks across various sections and identifying important areas from the exam point view. For the benefit of aspirants, we have identified a few important areas that are frequently asked in the exam. They are given below.
History of India and Indian National Movement
• Features of the Harappan Civilisation
• Religions in the Ancient History with the special focus on all about the Buddhism and Jainism.
• The Mauryan Age
• In the modern India, the focus should be the Indian freedom struggle after the arrival of Mahatma Gandhi.
• The plans, committees and conferences between 1925 to 1946.
• All the congress party sessions needs to be memorised with their Presidents and associated important events.
• Jawahar Lal Nehru, Shahid Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad, Motilal Nehru, Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Lala Lajpat Rai
• Nehru Report, Round Table Conference, Poona Pact and Shimla Conference
• Education under the British rule
• Social status of women in Modern India
• Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Ishwarchand Vidyasagar and Jyotiba Phule
Indian and World Geography
• Concepts related to monsoon in India (very important)
• Climate types of the different parts of India
• Agricultural variety of crops associated with different types of soil and climate
• Water divide of India
• Cities at the bank of major rivers
• National Highways
• National Waterways
• Union Executive
• State Executive
• Supreme Court
• High Court
• Fundamental Rights
• Fundamental Duties
• Parliamentary Proceedings
• Types of writs
• Types of Bills
• Union and State relations
• Emergency Provisions
Enviornment and Ecology
• Basic concepts related to environment and ecology
• UN Conferences and agreements related to environment in the last 25 years
• Location of important protected areas
Aspirants are advised to practice subjectwise and mock tests. These tests will help you in identifying your weak and strong areas. Once the weak areas are identified, read the study material mentioned below for those areas.
Read newspapers daily
Since current affairs have become ‘the most important aspect’ of the examination, reading newspapers is a basic prerequisite. Read at least one newspaper, most preferably The Hindu, daily and prepare notes. These notes will be helpful for revision. As mentioned above, analyse previous year question papers and identify important areas of the current affairs section.
Allocate one day, at least, for the revision. If the topics that you studied months back are not revised, it is as good as not studied. Revision helps you in better recollection of the essential facts in the exam hall. It also improves your understanding of the subject at a deeper level.
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