How to prepare for IAS Exam without Coaching?
You have made a very good decision by not going for coaching institutes.
So what should be the strategy from the scratch to crack UPSC CSE. It follows below:-
Download the syllabus. Keep reading it first thing in the morning or whenever you feel like.
But once a day, it should be gone through. Just glance through it.
Decide your optional.
After these 2 are done, it’s time to get material ready. There are 2 kinds of material- STATIC & DYNAMIC.
Most important material: PREVIOUS YEARS QUESTION PAPERS
For both pre and mains. Just keep going through them. You will come to know about the pattern of UPSC, the kind of questions they ask and your mind will be channeled to look at every piece of study material in the way UPSC wants you to answer.
Dynamic Portion: This is current affairs. Previous years prelims and mains paper will tell you it’s the most important part. Read any of the following newspapers: The Hindu, Indian Express or The Hindustan Times.
Any of the magazines: Yojana or Kurukshetra.
You can download Vision IAS Study Material covering GS1, GS2, GS3 and GS4 by clicking below image.