IAS is all about service to the nation and the government. Correct evaluation before the exam is a must. What one needs is an analysis of their agenda and thus the dream of becoming an IAS officer can be easily fulfilled. If you have ever thought "is one year enough for the preparation?" Then the answer is YES. One can say that it is a full time job. The aspirants need to study for 8-10 hours daily to clear all stages one by one for IAS, IPS, IFS, and other such examinations. The correct approach for it is the strategy and criteria that one follows. Self-evaluation is the first step towards this path. Knowing their current position helps one to design a chart that helps them follow a proper time table. All important details and dates related to exam should be listed. This can be done by forming a planner. An accurate time table covers the whole syllabus and leaves room for revision as well. Each and every detail should be accurately planned according to the weightage of the questions. Syllabus should also be kept in mind. Keep solving papers from previous years. This will help you keep your brain focused and updated. Students also get confidence when they starts attempting papers. Optional Subjects should be the strongest. They help in secure the highest position for the aspirant. One should choose the subject according to one's aptitude, interest and experience. Always value time because it's very crucial. Writing practice for mains paper is a must. Practice writing skills and make notes wherever necessary. Work on writing skills, both for general studies and optional exams. Practice makes one perfect. Dedication and behavior matters. Keep calm, stay focused and be serious. Take good care of your health. Eat well, sleep well and remember that a person who does not sleep reaches nowhere. Sleep helps boost energy. News paper reading should be a daily routine. This can be done by watching news and keeping a record of current affairs. For the preparation, the aspirants should focus on details of each subjects and read newspaper. Check the pattern of examination and get good study material and start studying it. UPSC is not tough, aspirants who follow a plan will always find time to crack the important exams. NCERT books also need attention. Always begin with General Studies and focus on a proper pattern of studying. Always start with the subject you are most comfortable with. Then slowly move on to a different subject, then so on (this way, the aspirant will not be burdened). Keep revising whatever you've studied. Slowly one will realize where they actually stand in the field of preparation.