Faraz Ahmad Qureshi, who successfully cracked Civil Services examination 2009, talks to jagranjosh.com how General Studies form the crux of Civil Services Examination
Jagran Josh: How did you manage the division of time between your G.S. paper and optional papers during preparation?
F A Qureshi: Such division of study hours is neither objective nor rigid. I always kept in mind the syllabus while preparing optional subjects. I changed my study schedule as per my needs. Especially, whenever I felt monotonous while reading, I shuffled to current affairs as I found them interesting.
Jagran Josh: Did you take help from Internet for your preparation? What do you think about this medium? Often students complain about G.S. subject being very vast and lack of time to cover its syllabus.
FA Qureshi: I have already mentioned the importance of Internet. As far as GS is concerned; its syllabus is vaguely defined. But the best way to prepare GS is to master current affairs as more or less all the questions (except History and Mathematics) in GS have a current orientation.