The UPSC Civil Services Examination is arguably the most challenging exam in India.
Clear your Basics
To better understand the UPSC Exam Pattern, one needs to pay close attention to the UPSC Prelims Syllabus, UPSC Mains Syllabus, and CSAT Syllabus.
Read NCERTs and Basic Books
You must go through NCERT Books for the UPSC exam and revise them thoroughly atleast 3-to 4 times before the UPSC Exam.
Practice Question Papers
By solving previous year's question papers, you will get conceptual clarity about the IAS Exam and the difficulty level which will help you in time management and give you an idea of what areas to focus on to clear the UPSC Exam.
Focus on Current Affairs
You need a basic understanding and conceptual clarity of news events nationally and internationally.