( Raj Pandey, Via: E-Mail )
CSC: Dear Raj, Yes! This exam can be cleared without takinghelp of any coaching institute -it can be cracked with self-preparation. There have been many success stories where the aspirants have cracked this exam without taking any coaching. With their sheer hardwork and determination, they were able to clear this exam.
Coaching classes can provide direction and help save you some time. But it is you in the end who have to study. You are the one who have to determine yourown future rather than hankering after some reputed institutions.
You can also look at some websites which offer some advice to the students on how to go through this examination. A word of caution – don’t go too deep into these websites as you might suffer from information overload.
In the end, also take mock tests so that you will able to know how far you have come and how well do you fare with respect to your contemporaries. To prepare for Political Science, refer to some websites or past political science toppers, whose strategy you could adopt.