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So it is confirmed that TSPSC Group 1 exam will no longer have an interview. The Telangana state cabinet that met earlier in the week had made a decision in this regard eliminating the interview for all gazetted posts including both Group 1 and Group 2 exams. With TSPSC notifications expected to be released very soon, lakhs of students waiting for the notification are looking to kick start the exam preparation. Make the best use of this complete self-preparation strategy for the TSPSC Group 1 Prelims examination from Thought Scroll.
How long between the TSPSC Group 1 notification and the prelims exam?
It is a general tendency of many applicants to wait till the notification to start the preparation. Many of the applicants are also working professionals who have been waiting for years and they might not have enough time. One of the reasons why many choose to plan their preparation only after the notification is out.
But this approach might be risky and there is a high chance of losing the advantage of early preparation. Some key considerations for the successful planning of TSPSC Group 1 Self-Preparation:
- The time between the notification and the prelims exam might not be more than 3 months
- Assuming that we have 3 months’ time or let us say 100 days between the notification and prelims exam. Is that enough?
- How much of the TSPSC Group 1 Prelims syllabus can be covered in 100 days?
Younger students who have been preparing for various other competitive exams are in touch with the current affairs and most probably covered the prelims syllabus to an extent barring the specific papers on Telangana History and Economy. But even if you haven’t been preparing for any exams, it is possible to cover the TSPSC Group 1 prelim syllabus with strategic planning by making use of free resources available online.
How to prepare for TSPSC Group 1 prelims in 100 days with free resources and self-study?
It is up to applicants to decide whether join a coaching institute or go with self-study. But if you ask us, just don’t. Coaching Institutes are useful if you opt for long-term coaching where you can cover everything from basics. What applicants need right now is a smart strategy using the best available resources online and regular practice through test series.
List of Free Resources for TSPSC Group 1 Prelims Exam
Telugu Academy Books
Telugu Academy Books are very important for both Group 1 and Group 2 examinations for covering Telangana State History, Polity, and Telanagana Economy. Depending on your current level of preparation all Telugu academy books starting from class 6 to intermediate are very helpful.
NCERT Books & Spectrum Series for Group 1 Indian History
NCERT class 6 to 12 books can help you cover the Indian history basics. With spectrum series, you would have covered the entire history portion comprehensively. RS Sharma, Bipin Sharma, and Satish Chandra are the important authors if you have time to read.
Telangana Movement and State Formation Books
When you are preparing for the prelims examination it is important that you cover Group 1 mains examination syllabus as part of the process. For this along with the Telugu Academy Books as mentioned above, read the Telangana History 1948-2011 book by V Prakash along with the Raj series.
National Institue of Open Schooling Books
NIOS books cover a wide range of topics including Geography, History, and Economy. But for the prelims part of the Group 1 exam you can use NIOS textbooks on Environment along with the Hindu archives on Environment and Science
No need for GC Leong Book
Someone might have already suggested you read GC Leong for Geography but it is not necessary for Group 1 exam. The book is more suited for UPSC preparation and goes overboard in terms of details. Be smart to avoid such complicated books now, with very less time available to cover Geography through NCERT books or TN Sate schoolbooks.
For Science & Technology and Current Affairs
There is no single answer for this, there are 100s of free weekly and monthly magazines with current affairs and science & technology compilations. You can choose any of the well-known resources available online for free to cover these topics. Some suggestions include Insight Current affairs compilation and Vision IAS PT 365 which are widely recommended for UPSC Preparation.
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