Civil services examination is the most prestigious examination conducted by UPSC for recruitment to All India Services. Ecology, Environment, Biodiversity & Climate change is the most unsettling part for civil services aspirants in prelims exam. Candidates must be aware that there is no study material which can be thought of complete in itself. The weightage allocated to this section has increased in IAS Exam. In this article, we are discussing preparation, resources, strategy and some general questions of prelims exam.
Let us look at IAS Prelims exam conducted over the past few years and analyze the turn around these sections. These sections are considerably higher than any other section in IAS prelims exam. Candidate cannot ignore this sections for IAS prelims 2017. They can go through following table for the details of the trend as mentioned below:
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The candidate has managed to score well in this section. There is the very little additional effort required to crack IAS prelims examination.
The preparation mostly depends on the right resources. Candidate’s first step should be identifying the correct study material for Ecology, Environment, Biodiversity & climate change section. Here, the best set of books that would help to score well in this section of IAS Prelims 2017 examination.
Candidate can begin with NCERTs listed above. Once they are with these, they may jump to the sample papers. Only selective chapters relevant for Ecology, Environment & Biodiversity are to be read. They need to look at the previously asked questions from these sections of IAS prelims exam. If candidates need a simpler explanation of various terms, conventions etc. look it up on mentioned books. They should focus on getting the questions on the basics of Ecology, Environment & Biodiversity right. After that, take up the India Year Book that particular year. Read the following chapters from this book for IAS exam 2017 which are Energy, Land & people, Environment, States & UT’s.
We are discussing some additional preparation tips to get more score in IAS exam.
We are providing some previous year questions of IAS Prelims. Candidate can read these questions to know about the level of examination.
Q1. In the cities of our country, which among the following atmospheric gases are normally considered in calculating the value of Air Quality Index?
Q2. With reference to the agreement at the UNFCCC Meeting in Paris in 2015, which of the following statements is/ are correct?
Q3. The term ‘Intended Nationally Determined Contributions’ is sometimes seen in the news in the context of
Q4. In which of the following regions of India are you most likely to come across the ‘Great Indian Hornbill’ in its nature habitat?
Q5. Consider the following pairs:
Terms sometimes seen in the news their origin
Q6. What is/are the unique about the ‘Kharai Camel’ a breed found in India
Q7. What is ‘greenhouse gas protocol ‘?
Q8. With reference to ‘Agenda 21’, sometimes seen in the news, consider the following statements:
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.