Prelims-2014( Strategy)

Current events of national and International importance.

We cannot do any thing in this section, following current affairs at least from last January, and from August was awesome. ( Aug/ Jan to July).

Don’t give importance to Sports,

Polity(Bills)>Economy(Schemes)> Science(Isro/ DRDO updates, Diseases)>Culture(Dance forms/ festivals)> Days( Science day/ Environment day- Themes of those days). Eg: June,5th- World Environment Day-> small islands developing states. 

History of India and Indian National Movement.

This is the static section where can attempt confidently, read perfectly and attempt confidently.

History of India- Ancient and Medieval,

INM- Modern India.

Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.

Stick to NCERT, read twice to remember and revising for 3 times is awesome.

After reading practice them by taking various test series.

Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.

Laxmikanth– The GOD

Bills and current Affairs, follow PRS

India Year Book- it will not take much time if you read after Laxmikanth.

Your current Affairs knowledge will be used here, Good luck. No question will directly from Laxmikanth, it will be linked to some current event.

CBI autonomy, SC judgements, EC(Role/ Functions), Peoples Representation Act, Code of Conduct, Constitutional Bodies, President, RTI, Lokpal, etc.

Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.

Mostly taken from current Events;

First NCERT- Macro Economics

India Year Book- Land and People( Census,2011), Agriculture, Basice Economic Data, Commerce, Education, Finance, Food and Civil Supplies, Health and Family Welfare, Housing, Labour and Employment, Planning, Rural and Urban Development, Welfare.

General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialisation

This notification itself says that you are not expected to do specialisation in the subject, so stick to ncert (Seriously very general).

If you feel there is no time for to cover this section, current affairs is enough. while reading your current events prepare the concepts, don’t just mug-up.

General Science


If you don’t have time to refer NCERT, practice the last 2 sections in Prelims Manual.

Test yourself at regular intervals, don’t just keep on reading. It will not fetch any marks unless you practice few MCQ’s on respective concepts. Practice don’t read!!


Don’t concentrate much on paper-1, concentrate more on paper-2 which is a deciding factor. Paper-1 is the paper which you cannot predict in any sense( even your coaching inst. cannot predict). So practice Paper-2.

If I practice Comprehension, you give me any comprehension I can solve it, but If I prepare polity or economy, there might be few current events which I might not confident to give an attempt. This is the key here, learn the concept and practice them you can solve 80/80 in paper-2.

Priority in Paper-2

Comprehensions> Logical reasoning> General Mental Ability( Syllogisms, Blood Relations, Sitting Arrangements, coding and decoding)> DI> Decision Making( Be very Ideal not practical).


Good Luck!!

June 5, 2014

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