How to Prepare for UPSC


The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts examinations for various services including the Civil Services. It is a three level examination consisting of a preliminary exam, a main exam and an interview. Recruitment is done for different services such as the IAS, IFS, IPS, and other Group A and Group B services. The civil services exam is one of the toughest exams and to succeed the candidate needs to put in a lot of hard work and should have the right strategy. We bring you 10 tips which would help in your preparation for the civil services.

Top 10 Preparation Tips for UPSC



Tip #1
To be successful in the UPSC exam one needs to be well motivated and confident about his/her own abilities because only if one believes in oneself can he/she put in 100% efforts.

Tip #2
The candidates should regularly follow one national newspaper and magazines to keep them updated of the latest happenings in the world.

Tip #3
The candidates should be well aware of the pattern of the UPSC which is a three stage examination, and direct their efforts accordingly.

Tip #4
The candidate should thoroughly analyze the syllabus. The topics should be taken up one by one and be prepared in great detail.

Tip #5
It is advisable to choose subjects which you are studying or you have already studied. This will help you do well since you already know about the subject. Only a little more effort and revision will be needed.

Tip #6
The candidates should be dedicated enough because it may require more than 1 attempt to crack the UPSC exam.

Tip #7
Also, a good teacher who can guide you well can prove to be a great advantage. A good teacher can plan your schedule so that your efforts are not wasted.

Tip #8
It is advisable for the candidates to have discussions with fellow candidates on various topics from the syllabus. These discussions help you retain more.

Tip #9
Though you are putting in your 100% you should also learn the technique of Time Management. All the questions need to be done in a given amount of time.

Tip #10
The candidates may take coaching classes, if necessary. However, they should choose a coaching centre only after putting in a great deal of research.



Last Updated on : January 4, 2019

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