[ForumIAS COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM 2018:] BEGINS ON 25th SEPTEMBER
Dear Friends, The wait is finally over. The ForumIAS 2018 Comprehensive Guidance Program 2018 is now out and admissions Open. 5% Early Bird Offer for Non-MGP Students and 10% Early Bird Offer for MGP Students.
.

How can I become my own mentor for d optional to which there is no good coaching ?

My optional is from Science stream. Anyone who prepared Agri / Medical Science / Chemistry / Geology/ Zoology / Physics / Botany etc. based purely on own strategy plz. guide me.
·

Comments

  • Whatever your optional is try googling first. There are quite a few blogs on most of the optionals you have mentioned above.
    Its called garbage can, not garbage cannot.
    ·
  • Last year I took mains with geology optional. All self study. No coaching material either because of unavailability. I was working so I could only study for about 2 months. Still I was able to score 195 marks. That wasn't enough for me to clear mains but I'm satisfied with my performance.
    So I made an excel of all the past year question and categorized them according to the topic. Going through them gave me a clear idea of the depth of topic that UPSC goes while setting paper. I strictly adhered to the syllabus & prepared beach topic individually right from the classical books of the subject be it Indian or Foreigner. Then I found that in some topics I could score better by going in depth. So on those few tropics I prepared some things which were not asked yet. I made my own notes and revised them multiple times.
    In every optional there are a few topics which are regularly asked. Pick then up like low hanging fruits.
    I also made a list of current happenings in geology.
    All that in just 2 months. I am sure if I had prepared all years things would have been better.
    ·
  • All I wished was that I had used this strategy for my optional that I had before. Sociology. So this year, I'm back to sociology but with a new strategy.
    ·
Sign In or Join to comment.

Courses by ForumIAS for CSE
ForumIAS is trusted by over 10,000+ students for their Prelims, Mains and Interview Preparation and we currently run several assistance programs to help students from Civil Services prelims preparation to rank upgradation to IAS. You can enroll for these programs by making the payment through the links below

1. Mains Guidance Program 2017 - July 1st : Batch C ( 24 Seats | 21 GS + Essay Tests ) | Test Plan | Payment Link |
2. Mains Guidance Program 2017 - 7th August : Batch D ( 50 Seats| 8 GS Tests ) | Test Plan | Payment Link
3. Current Affairs Classes for Mains 2017 (OFFLINE) - 16th August - ( 200 Issues for Mains 2017 ) | Class Plan | Enrollment Link
4. Current Affairs (Online) Classes for Mains 2017 - 20th August | Details | Enrollment Link
5. Prelims Test Series 2018 - Coming Soon 6. Mains Guidance Program for Mains 2018 - Coming soon

UPCOMING EVENTS by ForumIAS
No upcoming events

Welcome!

We are a secret self-moderated community for Civil Services preparation. Feel free to join, start a discussion, answer a question or just to say Thank you.

Just dont spread the word ;)

Sign in or join with Facebook or Google

Subscribe to ForumIAS Blog