I hope you all are preparing for the exams in the best of your spirits.
In this post, i will tell you how to prepare for GS & English for IES exam. This one haunts many people who are preparing for IES on their own.
But, before telling how to prepare for these, i think i must tell you some important things about the paper.
- GS & English is asked only in Paper I of objective part of IES exam. This comprises of 200 marks & 120 questions. Out of this, 60 are from GS & 60 are from English.
- Questions from GS can be categorized into two parts- Static part & Current based part.
- English part consists of synonyms, antonyms, sentence correction, comprehension etc.
- Since the paper counts for 200 marks out of total 1000 marks of written part. Neither you should leave it totally, nor you should “over-do” it. It should be given just sufficient time & preparation.
Now, How to prepare?
- For GS- Static part- I used this book published by made easy every year. This is a very good book & covers almost everything that you need for the exam. The book is a bit bulky, but that is due to the big font & ample spacing that they have provided inside. If you have this one, you need not go for anything else & I will recommend it as a must have for IES GS part. – General Studies for IES 2014
- For GS- Current part- If you read newspaper regularly, you are done. But if not, then you can follow this-Current affairs by Jagran Josh. You need not delve very deeply into the news items like IAS aspirants, just skim through the headlines & know what is going on.
- For English– Since IES 2014 is still a long way to go, you have ample time. Buy this book & go for it religiously. Give it around 30 minutes everyday & you will come up with flying colors. – Objective English for Competitive Exams
So, the book list is in front of you. Buy the books & start studying them today onwards.
This paper has a lot of potential. If you are able to get 75 in both of the parts, you will end up with 150/200.
For the GS static portion, from the book, preference should be given to polity, modern history, science & technology & economy. If you get time after, then you can go for other sections too.
Vocab building is a continuous process. Do it everyday. Take 4-5 words & try to learn them by making sentences with them. This website updates 4-5 words everyday with excellent usages. You can also subscribe to their website to get all those words delivered to your mail box daily. Testfunda.com- Daily Word list
If you have any further queries, you are most welcome to ask them in comment.
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