The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) recruits Grade IV officers every year, for Indian Economic Service (IES). Indian Economic service examination is generally conducted in the month of November or December. Among the many competitive examinations conducted by the UPSC, IES is one of the most lucrative services in the government sectors. In order to qualify any competitive examination, a thorough preparation is always required.
While preparing for IES exam, one should keep in mind that General English is a full-fledged paper. Therefore, good knowledge of English language is very important. Moreover, the marks obtained in General English also form the part of the total score. General Studies is also as important as other papers, as the paper assists a well prepared candidate to get a higher percentage of marks. For General Studies, the question would be mainly set from the Constitution of India, Indian History, physical, regional and economics, Geography, General Science, national and international affairs, etc. So the candidates must have good books, which would help them acquire good knowledge on the aforesaid topics. Apart from these, a good and standard newspaper helps in updating oneself with current national as well as international affairs. The remaining 4 papers are on Economics.
Candidates should keep in mind that UPSC IES is a competitive exam and should have the idea that those other aspirants to be of well versed with these 4 Economic papers. So, the candidates must prepare well not only in these four Economic papers, but also should be preparing well in both General English and General Studies. Like any other competitive examinations, Indian Economic Service (IES) Examination requires a well planned preparation followed by the will and determination to work hard and succeed.
How To Prepare for UPSC Indian Economic Service Examination
- Dedication is very necessary to prepare for IES Exam.
- One should develop good writing skills, as it is a paper which includes essay and English writing exams.
- All the subjects must be studied thoroughly and revised again and again. One should check the availability of books.
- One should be well updated with current affairs, both at the national and at the international levels.
- One should go through previous years’ question papers and try formulating them correctly and precisely.
- Proficiency in English is required, as all the questions are set and have to be answered in English only.