Table of Contents
Chapter-1: What is IAS? (Classification of services & their profiles , Recruitment & Training of Recruits)
Chapter-2: Why IAS as a Career? (Views of IAS officers & aspirants)
Chapter-3: Who can be an IAS? (Real-life case studies of 12 IAS crackers from different social backgrounds).
Chapter-4: Formula-1 to crack Civil Services Exam.
A. (i) IAS selection Mantra/Formula
(ii) Do’s & Don’ts while preparing for the CS exam.
(iii) How to manage exam stress.
(iv) How to stay motivated.
(v) Official cut-off (Prelim, Main & Final): 2012-2015
(vi) Subject-wise trend analysis of question pattern (Prelim & Main) in infographics form.
(vii) Management of time, syllabus & study (Infographics).
B. Planning for Prelim Exam Preparation (Tips for CSAT paper 1 & 2)
C. Planning for Main Exam Preparation
(i) How to read, prepare notes & discuss in group.
(ii) Guidelines for essay writing (paper-1) with examples.
(iii) How to prepare GS paper-1 to 4?
(iv) How to write good answers with examples?
(v) How is revision the key to success?
D. How to prepare for the personality test/Interview?
E. What toppers say?
(i) Interview of IAS topper-2015: Tina Dabi by the writer.
(ii) Other IAS topers’ tips to IAS aspirants.
Part-B: Detailed Syllabus of UPSC Civil Services (Prelim & Main)