Dear aspirants, I hope you are prepared well for upcoming UPSC Prelims Exam 2017. Many of you must be feeling afraid due to lack of revision or completion of topics. I am assuring you, this happened with everyone (including toppers).
At this moment don’t try to read anything new stuff, no matter what someone are suggesting. No one can predict the UPSC.
But there are some topics that must be covered no matter what before prelims exam.
Before consuming any more time, I am going to list following important topics for UPSC Prelims Exam-
1- From world atlas, cover rivers and its tributaries (more concentrate on southern and North eastern rivers), mountain ranges and national parks, biosphere reserves (again southern and north eastern).
2- International organisations related with environment and their objectives like IUCN, UNDP, CITES, WWF, Bird International etc
3- International organisation like WB, WTO, IMF, WEF, IUCN, OECD, OPEC, SCO, APEC, ASEAN, EAS etc along with their reports published.
4- Constitutional bodies along with necessary article numbers like UPSC, EC, CAG.
5- Economics- Monetary policy and tools, GST with constitutional position, Inflation, GDP/GNP/NNP etc at factor/market cost, Economic survey, inflation, Forex topics
6- Government flagship schemes: Read about their objectives, target audience and concern ministries
7- In art and culture- Temple architecture, Folk dance, Folk music
8- For Modern Indian history, go through spectrum only at this moment.
9- Environment- Pollution chapter, Biodiversity, Climate change, Ozone, GHGs (refer current issues)
10- Must go through Preamble, Fundamental rights, DPSP and Fundamental duties
11- Parliamentary committees- Only few
12- Solve mock tests based on current affairs.
Read with completed optimism. Don’t lose hope. If you are feeling that you are forgetting everything…dont worry. If you read even once, it will click during exam time after looking into the given options.
After reading questions, don’t look into options. First try to answer without looking answers and then look options. If any option is matching with your answer that will be correct answer without iota of doubt.
Try to solve at least 85 questions but don’t go after to attempt all. if you will be having enough time to complete your GS Prelims Paper 1 so always recheck your answer 2-3 times before marking the circle in your OMR sheet to avoid silly mistakes.
Mr Pavan K.
Director, Shiksha IAS Academy