This is my first attempt in Forest Service. I was very tired of giving civil service ( 5 mains + 2 interviews) and was in very desperate situation to clear the exam as I did not write civil 2018 mains properly and not cleared it. thanks to friends and forum IAS links, I cracked in this exam. my optional : geology and forestry. Before giving my funda i have to caution you on some things:
- I never read geology before. Geology papers this time were little easy ( I scored 314/400) compared to previous years.However, you have to prepare thoroughly.
- There was 2 months gap for mains preparation (an added benefit if it is available this time also).But if time permits before prelims please go through basics of geology at least once. (e.g. general geology, geomorphology, remote sensing, economic geology and mining portions).
- Having geography optional in civil service exam helped me a lot in covering the syllabus quickly and have many revisions thereafter.
- Wendy van nordon
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- swayam corases.