Knowing the pattern of Civil Services Exam is not enough. You need to know how to do an analysis of the syllabus. This analysis shall help you in preparing the smart way...
Mitigating the gap between Actual Result and Desired Result is all that we need to strive for.
A - Approach of studying
T - too much syllabus, not defined,
T - too many subjects, too much to handle
A - Attitude, mentally, psychologically, physically
C - Coolness - not to lose cool even if not scoring well
K - to go Kaput