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Starting Preparation

  • Start reading relevant NCERT books from 6 to 12th standard. For a list of such books kindly mail at info@abhimanu.com.
  • Start Reading some newspaper and brief notes to improve general awareness
  • Listen to News and analysis on TV channels. DD/BBC/CNN/RajyaSabha channels should be preferred.

Understanding pattern of examination

  • See the whole examination from an integrated approach ( pre cum Mains approach is best)
  • Do not say let me clear the pre first than i will start preparing for mains
  • Always remember the important date in the whole examination manner
  • Do not waste time thinking " Still a lot of time is left"

Selection of optionals

  • take into consideration factors your own academic background, Interest, Time available and access to resources before selecting optionals.
  • There is nothing like good or bad optional, lengthy and small optional, these perceptions varies from person to person depending upon individual situation and capabilities.
  • Do not decide the optional on the basis of success of others
  • Give sufficient time to yourself to final decide the optional ( normally it must take around 15 days to complete the whole process)
  • No optional is scoring or not scoring, it all depends upon how you have prepared it.
  • Do not decide the optional on the basis of general studies.
  • Take responsibility of your decision and prepare religiously.

Time management plan

  • Prepare the mains part before the pre examination ie the optional subjects should be prepared before pre examination.
  • Fix time limits for every aspect of the preparation
  • Newspapers should not be given more than an hour before pre.
  • Select you study material carefully as wrong material may waste your time

Selecting Study Material

  • Do not collect the material as it comes
  • Take a conscious decision to consult an expert while choosing it or refer to past year papers.
  • There is no "the material"
  • Do not ignore studying standard text books , concentrating simply on notes never helps

Topper Speaks

Khandagale Dhammapal
Khandagale Dhammapal Rank-1020 Year-2017 (IAS)
Dear Sir thank you for your warm wishes. I always had conviction in my abilities and the constant support and guidance from teachers and mentors like you helped me a lot in this strenuous journey , I would also like to thank you from the bottom of the heart for taking pains of providing questions on my DAF for personality test and sending me interview preparation book from Delhi to remote location of Latur in Maharastra. Once again thank you for helping me realize my dream.
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