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How to prepare Science & Technology for IAS Exam

Science & Technology for Civil Services Prelims and Mains Examination

Importance in Exam Point of View

Science and Technology in years have grown in relevance and has groomed a great width in its dynamics in the civil services examination. The role that general science plays in day to day life and hence with the development of the system has been marked majorly in both the pattern of UPSC Civil services exams that is prelims and mains. Thus, science and technology and general science have developed as a core prospect in the success story of the aspirants.

Understanding the concept of general science and applying dynamics with science and technology brings forth a challenging aspect of the subject. Therefore, the study of science and technology needs in-depth coverage of the concepts with tedious outlook of the vast applied and current topics. Although understanding science is as easier as other subjects, but a vacuum of proper directions makes the aspirants fear the most for the subject.

How to deal with Science & Technology

What adds more problems to deal with Science & Technology is its dynamic nature in the examination. Since, science and technology is a dynamic subject to deal with, the strategy to tackle it should include a broad dimension of study and a continuous interlinking of the subject. Every year new aspects are targeted in the subject, which makes the relevance of current affairs more prominent for the subject. But, as with the every other subjects the concepts in General Science and Science & Technology remains unchanged.

The winning strategy for Science and Technology comes from a triumph over the concepts of the subject. Once, the very basic concepts of Science &Technology are indulged in the thought process interlinking the current affairs becomes as easy as drinking a glass of water. Previous year question papers, have reflected that an indepth insight of the subject is strongly needed to write a winning answer. Achieving good marks in science and technology is just a matter of good thought process and learning rather than just a collection of facts.

Focused approach and innovative methods

A new dimension thus promises a new direction to tackle and solve the most challenging questions of the Civil Services Exam with a confidence by:

  • Concept building and understanding of the subject.
  • Innovative learning and development of thought process with notes & study material.
  • Reading regular updates of the topics with current affairs and their correlation with the concepts.
  • Pursue regular objective & subjective tests.
  • and Good Study material.

What we suggest you to study -

  1. NCERT Books for Science Class VIII, IX, X and also XI & XII for selected topics

  2. The Hindu

  3. Science Reporter and Vigyan Pragati

  4. Yojana and Kurukshetra (for selected topics only)

  5. India year Book (for selected topics only)

  6. The Frontline (selected articles or issues)

  7. All India Radio (Current Affairs Programmes)