How to Prepare for IPS Exam without Coaching

June 24, 2020

How to Prepare for IPS Exam without Coaching

In terms of difficulty, the IPS entrance exam already gives a tough competition to the JEE, NEET, and CAT examinations. Therefore, it also has one of the highest fees for coaching. If you can’t or don’t want to attend coaching for clearing the IPS Exam, you don’t have to worry as it is possible to clear the exam with self-study as well. If you are looking for ways to clear the exam with self-study, here are some tips that will benefit you:

Read NCERT Books

While preparing for any exam related to the government jobs in India, you need to endure that you go through all the NCERT books. This isn’t limited to just books from Classes 11 and 12, but all NCERT Books from 6th to 12th. If you are considering giving the exam in Hindi, then your best option is to go for the IAS and IPS Books in Hindi along with the NCERT Books as well.

Previous Years’ Papers

Solving question papers of the previous 10 or 15 years is a great practice for success even with entrance exams. This will put you in the same mindset as the exam and will help you to work on your skills and improve them day by day. You will also be able to check which parts of the syllabus are hardest for you and work especially hard on them.


Writing is a great form of kinesthetic learning since it imprints the information in your brain as you write it down. This can be especially beneficial when you begin to make notes while going through the NCERT books.

Newspapers are Good

Reading the newspaper on a daily basis is essential to be updated with all the current affairs. This will benefit you a great deal in the exam since many questions in the IPS exam are based on current affairs.

While joining a good coaching institution can surely help you to clear your entrances, you can do the same with self-study if you follow the above tips.

Also See: Civil Services Exams

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