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Sir, I'm in 4th year I opted to appear in CSE in 2016. Is preparing 1 year by self-study and after graduation going to coaching institute is good idea. If yes; then, please suggest me some plan of action and steps which I would take as a beginner and from where I would study. Suggest me some relevant sources.

You are following a correct approach by commencing preparation with self-help. This will help you in finding your strengths and weaknesses that in turn will help in prioritizing while formulating preparation-strategies.

First and the foremost thing are to understand the complete exam-plan and related requirements at each stage of the examination. Read the complete syllabus for preliminary Examination and Main Examination.

For selecting optional subject, you can take some time as you prepare for General Studies, you come across many a constituents from diverse disciplines that you get fascinated towards a particular subject. at the same time, as you advance with study-plan, your understanding towards examination gets clear and you get lots of insights that help you in taking decisions spot on.

Commence your preparation with some basic books for conceptual clarity and deep understanding; NCERT books are the best resource that helps in putting up a solid foundation. Also cultivate daily newspaper reading habit and making self-notes.

After one year self-study, you will be in a position to analyse where you stand and will be in a better position to take decision about guidance and in which areas you need coaching help.

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