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Is Specialised Study Required For GS Science and Technology Preparation for IAS Main Exam?

Questions are based on the latest developments in the Field of Science & Technology, IT and space. The questions test the candidate’s awareness of the developments in the field of science and technology.

Apr 30, 2011 08:51 IST
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In the Paper II of the IAS Main General Studies Paper questions on Science and Technology are asked. Questions are based on the developments in the Field of Science & Technology, IT and space. The questions test the candidate’s awareness of the developments in the field of science and technology, information technology, space and basic ideas about computers, robotics, nanotechnology, biotechnology and related issues regarding intellectual property rights.

From the question analysis we find out that questions are of general nature. The latest developments of Science and Technology and recent news in the field of Science are found in the newspapers; and in the Civil Services Main examination questions are based on general topics on science and technology, information technology, space and basic ideas about computers etc. So, no need of any extra or specialised study is required to answer these questions.

You need to study the topics such as nuclear energy, conventional energy, science institutions, telecommunication, medical science etc. for the preparation of the Science and Technology portion of General Studies of the UPSC Civil Services Main exam. Apart from this you should keep yourself updated about the latest developments in the field of Science and Technology through newspapers and magazines.

Every year you can expect 40 marks questions from Science and Technology section and on the higher end sometimes even 120 marks questions are asked from this section. To prepare for this section ‘Science and Technology Manual’ by TMH is considered useful. TMH ‘Science and Technology Manual’ is comprehensive, easy to grasp, and the topics included in this book are relevant from the Civil Services Main exam point of view.

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