These 7 must do things while you prepare for IAS Exam, it will increase your chances of success, as it has already been tested by IAS Exam topper Rachit Raj himself. He is sharing the 7 points with all aspirants who prepare for IAS exam.

1. Just make a habit of noting down the materials you read. You will feel lazy in this but just promise yourself that you gonna do this. Because these things during the time of the revision will aid you a lot.

2. Newspaper reading is a must . Go through it and make a habit of making notes out of it. As you cannot retain all information so it’s better to note down as in during revision this would help you out. You will feel very lazy in making notes and you may postpone it for tomorrow but please it’s your future and it’s your goal, so be a little selfish and try to do that for yourself.

In newspaper, you can have a glance of the whole but try to effectively study the editorial section, national news of vital importance, etc

3. It’s your choice about the magazine. But make a habit of going through and making notes of the magazine material you studied. It would really gonna help you in later times. Also, try to go through the questions given in them as per seeing the changing trend in the IAS exam.

4. Don’t be frustrated by the materials and syllabus. No one can prepare all and everything. So it’s up to you how much and how well you are studying. You have to manage study and revision accordingly.

5. Don’t pay much attention to what your contemporaries say. As it will mainly lead to demotivate you and in this exam the primary criteria is that you need to be motivated all the time. You are quite matured to decide for yourself. You should not be influenced by others

6. The journey is yours and life is yours. You have to decide how to live and sustain. It’s all upto you that how effectively you manage. But just remember that you cannot waste your time uselessly, so in proper apt time, you need to give your best and receive the best.

7. So take an oath before yourself that you will follow your path honestly and will try your best. You are not gonna be demotivated and you have to build patience, tolerance, and perseverance in yourself. You need to fill your life with the colours of positivity and confidence.

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Article written by: Mr. Rachit Raj, IAS


  1. These all 7 steps very important for who are going prepare civil service exams . and one thing if u suggest any good magazine that’s very helpful to us b/z we are in confuse which magazine is very helpful for this type exam . p/z suggest me

    • According to the majority of iss toppers. the best magazine to prepare for this exam is. Civil services chronicle, yojna,frontline! CSC mag.prepard by the highly experienced team of ex ias officers , experienced teachers nd succcessfull aspirants OF THE CIVIL SERVICES !

    • According to my point of view,Most useful nd Easy to read magzine is Pratiyogita darpan which includes all the required material to prepare about IAS…

    • According to my point of view,Most useful nd Easy to read magzine is Pratiyogita darpan which includes all the required material to prepare about UPSC

  2. IT WAS really so useful…but plzz suggest sme books which are more preferred so that we will work more……..

  3. Could you please tell me , can i working professional without any coaching can crack UPSC in coming 8-9 months??

    • hard work is the key of success.but without any Gideon’s very difficult to crack upsc .I i am same position dear.

  4. Dear sir, my dream is IAS, but my family situation broken my aim. but I want to achieve through my children. Please guide.

    • Dear sir if you face economical problem then you should go firstly Delhi .Aftet then earn money by home tuition till one year and by this way you can achieve your aim and in my opinion how is this possible that if your son wil want to become a singer…so those work have to do you should rememeber that your aim is not of your parent then can your son’s aim your aim? No …be happy

  5. The best magazines /references are Composition Success,India Today and Manorama year yearbook current edition.All the best dear aspirants! Regards

  6. Thanx a lot sir… it will be really beneficial for us in cracking this exam nd in gettin good rank..

    But sir i hv a question that Is it necessary to join any Coaching centre.. can’t we prepare for it by ourselve… ?

  7. Wow very very nice tips my blood getting boiled to became an IAS. Good motivational tips thank u very much

  8. very useful tips….only a topper can give such it a Lower KG topper or IAS topper…thanks for the tips…Please give me a job on this website.. I can also give tips…and u know what..I can merge all these tips in one line…”Take notes, stay motivated and do not get misguided”..Guess what…you became an IAS 😀

  9. Steps are good. Keep on posting. And give some material links too. I sacrifices my life to become an IPS. Good motivation point’s to me.

  10. Sir My dream is become an IAS officer.
    In present time my qualification is only intermediate And diploma with civil engineering,,,
    SIR. What i should do tO become IAS. OFFICER ..
    PLEASE suggest ME”””

  11. Good Evening sir ,
    While reading The Hindu newspaper what all articles and newsarea we should keep in mind to study .

  12. all tips are great and vey useful…but 6th tip is taken me crack ias..all of them are very useful to civil service aspirants….thanks a lot….regards.

  13. Sir civil preparation should be into Hindi or English medium what is best while i am in Bsc ll yr .people say that prepration in English gives selection quickly bkz in English study matter is good
    Plz tell sure.

  14. Well said… does English is imp at the stage of interview? Because I don’t know English nd Hindi… how could I reach my goal without knowing this languages? ?

  15. I hava a tattoo in my right arm shoulder.. And in a wrist also..So i am eligible for ias exam.

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