How to crack UPSC IAS EXAM in first attempt without Coaching by Shivani Gupta

In this post, we are going to discuss, how anyone can prepare for IAS Exam without coaching. There are many toppers who have cleared the UPSC IAS Exam without taking any coaching. So you can also start preparing for UPSC IAS Exam without coaching. And you can also l make your name in the list, in the final list. so first we will talk about the toppers who have cleared UPSC IAS exam without taking any coaching and we will know about the strategy and we will follow the strategy to clear the exam. so let's know about the toppers.

Topper Shivani Gupta

Do you know who is in the above pic ? She is Shivani GUPTA. she have topped the UPSC IAS exam in 2017. she got AIR 121 in UPSC IAS exam 2017 without taking any coaching and the optional of Shivani Gupta UPSC topper was chartered accountant CA.
So in this post we will discuss the strategy of Shivani Gupta UPSC IAS Topper.
1. The first message that Shivani Gupta UPSC IAS topper want to share with us is a myths related to the time given on the UPSC IAS exam preparation, as per her- anyone can clear UPSC IAS exam in only 1 year and without taking any coaching, so those people who is telling that we required 2 or 3 years for the preparation of UPSC IAS exam is wrong as per Shivani Gupta UPSC IAS topper and she have cleared the exam in the first attempt itself so she is the real example and she is a proof that anyone can clear the exam in 1st attempt itself.

2. The second message that Shivani Gupta UPSC IAS topper want to share with us is mock test, as per her you should write many mock test, as many as you can. Mock test is very very important for UPSC IAS Exam. if you have not started to solve the mock test till now then please start. start from now from today and solve the mock test series regularly, make a separate notes for the mock test also.

3. The third message which Shivani Gupta want to share with us is the number of books. as per her, you have to stick on the minimum number of books, on the selected books. you don't need to read many books for the UPSC IAS Exam preparation. as per her, you have to read only one source for one subject or topic. Don't divert  yourself, don't read many subjects for the same subject. No need to buy many books for the single subject, like for Laxmikant you have to read only one book. you don't need to read many books for that one subject.

4. Fourth message which UPSC IAS EXAM Topper Shivani Gupta want to share with us is the  plan. you have to make a plan. your own plan. you don't need to rely on the plan of others and the most important thing is that you have to follow that plant regularly. you have to make one year plan and also daily monthly or weekly plan and you have to follow it properly.

5. Fifth message which UPSC IAS topper Shivani Gupta want to tell us is the consistency  to attempt the test series and the the analysing of the test series performance. as per her, you have to analyse all the test, you have to see how you have performed in all the test and you have to give the test in the good environment, in the best environment.

6. As per Shivani Gupta, you have to make the use of online sources. you have to follow the online platform to prepare for the UPSC IAS Exam in most easy way.

7. The seventh message is the revision. You have to revise all the things properly and in a good manner and and you have to rely on the same sources, if you have read all the subject then still you can't clear the exam. you have to revise the sources again and again as much as you can. revise revise and revise only.

Prelims strategy by SHIVANI GUPTA UPSC IAS TOPPER
In the last 3 months of the preparation, you have to give the whole time or maximum time on the prelims preparation.
Shivani Gupta did not make any notes for UPSC IAS exam preparation. she have only highlighted in the books itself and for the csat prepration - Shivani Gupta have solved the last 2 years paper and She haven't nldone anything new for the CSAT paper.

For certain topic, she used to Google and make the notes. topics like
  1. Mnemonics for constitutional articles (Important ones)
  2. Committees formed for different purpose by Government
  3. World Heritage Sites
  4. National Parks/ Wildlife Sanctuaries, rivers flowing through them
  5. Various reports released by domestic/international institutions (e.g. World Happiness Report)

Mains strategy by Shivani Gupta IAS Topper.

She did not prepare for the mains before the Prelims exam. She started to prepare for the mains exam after giving the Prelims exam.
 she divided the whole day in three parts
  1. Newspaper and Answer Writing Practice- 4-5 Hours- she was practicing answer writing daily and in the starting she was taking 20 or 25 minutes to write the answer of single question and later she was able to write one question in only 6 or 7 minutes. this was a big change and she did it  in very less time. Really she was great, many many congratulation to her from us
  2. Optional Subject- she was giving to 5 hours on optional – she used to devote 2-2.5 hours for each part
  3. GS Subjects- She was preparing for GS subject Daily 6 or 7 hours.
Points regarding answer writing by Shivani Gupta UPSC IAS Topper:
  1. Introduction- she was starting to answer the question in the good format, first she was giving the introduction which should be of 30-40 words. It should explain the essence of questions asked. Statistics or recent happening can be included.e.g. A question asked on domestic violence may start with some statistic or some current legislation formed.
  2. Main Body- after writing the introduction in the question she was writing the main body which consist of 130-150 words- Write in bullet points. Try to be as diverse as possible. Diversity in answer is appreciated. Make diagrams and factual information can be used.
  3. Include Examples,Facts,data, diagram, maps, wherever possible. She was including many facts, data and other important thing in the answer also
  4. Conclusion: at the last she was writing the conclusion  which Should be around 20-30 words. Should involve some innovative suggestion. Govt schemes can be mentioned. It must be positive and not critical