I have already written a detailed article on how to prepare for ias exam after 12th where I introduced about civil services examination and how developing some habits are much more helpful than starting serious preparation.
Since board exams are came to end in all states, I receive lot of emails on how to start upsc preparation after 12th class..
Just to mention here are two emails I received,
From Charmy Arya,
Hello sir , I have just given my class 12th boards from science stream and now decided to do my graduation in BA political science. I’ve started my preparation for upsc but I am not able to understand that how and what points should I keep in mind while reading the editorial page in the Hindu newspaper. The writing style is bit difficult for me to understand. Also, please suggest what and how should I efficiently read the ncerts and other apt books for ias. Hoping to get a reply from you soon. Thank you.
From Nandan Bansode,
Hello Sir ,
I am twelfth pass out this year only and I want to clear UPSC exam.
- Which graduation course will I opt for ?
- strategy to clear the exam.
- what will I do now in Vacations ?
Here’s my reply,
First of all congrats, you’re going to join a college.
Don’t take your college major subject solely for upsc exam preparation. Because you can crack upsc irrespective of your college major.
It requires consistent practice to understand Hindu and study materials.
Don’t take studies seriously now. have fun, make many friends and develop your relationship with your professors. Because if you don’t have fun when you’re in college, then you will regret after you finish your college.
And now makes studies as your habit like daily brushing in morning.
Tomorrow onwards read daily Hindu morning and Read all ncert books from 6th standard to 12th standard. Only read one chapter daily. You can download ncert books from here. Don’t try to read everything in one day. Just do little by little.
Once you start to understand Ncert and Hindu, then you can read standard text materials.
All I can say you is, don’t study seriously. College life is the best days of anyone’s life. So, make it fun.
Just focus on developing your writing skills and news paper reading.
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