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How to crack UPSC Exam

There are so many UPSC aspirant who will be preparing for UPSC exam 2021 and they all have expectation and a full of dream to crack the UPSC exam. The UPSC exam is considered as one of most prestigious and competitive exam. Union Public Services Examination conducts(UPSC) conducts the Civil Service Examination(CSE) to recruit for the various positions of officers like IAS, IPS, IFS and other allied services.

The UPSC exam based on the Analytical reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English, General knowledge. The syllabus is mainly into two types, First is General Studies – I which includes the current Affairs – National and International, Indian history & Indian National movement, Indian as well as National Geography, Indian Polity & Governance, Economic and Social Development, Environmental Ecology, biodiversity and climate change, General Science subject.

Then General Studies – II which includes Comprehension, Interpersonal skills, Logical reasoning & Analytical ability, Decision making & Problem Solving Skills, General mental Ability, Basic numerical(numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude etc, data interpretation(charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency – class X level. The syllabus of IAS is an integral part in the preparation for IAS.

The UPSC exam consist of nine descriptive subject paper that will be caried out over the duration of five days. Those candidates who are able to successfully clear the Prelims examination, then UPSC conducts second round which is Main exam. The purpose of the UPSC main examination is that to evaluate candidate’s overall intellectual characteristics of the concepts. The Mains exam is followed by the final stage which is the personality Test or Interview.

There are around 10 Lakh candidates every year who are appearing for the UPSC exam out of only 40% clears the prelims round and are able to proceed to main exam round out of which only 22% are able to proceed further. There are Lakhs of candidates who apply for the exams, but still only few successfully clear the exam.

Now, we will discuss different ways by which you can successfully clear the exams. Candidates must study these suggestion that will help them in qualifying for the UPSC exams.

• Candidates must invest much time as they can in the optional subjects because the option subjects paper plays an important role in the UPSC Main Exam. The subject of General studies which is account for 1000 marks in the Civil Services Main Exam, while 250 marks are allotted to each of the two papers. You should do multiple revisions because that will help you in retaining all the information in your head for long time. Candidates must keep practising and re-visiting the topics that you have studied over and over again that will help in strengthen your confidence and will make it easier and much faster to solving question on the day of the examination.


• Candidates mut be able to allot time as per the marks allotted and subject wise-weightage, you must dedicate 60% of your time in preparation for General Studies which is 1000 marks and the remaining 40% should be allotted to optional subjects accounts for 500 marks. There are other two subject papers which is Indian Language and English, are qualifying exams(you have to score 25% or more than in order to be eligible for selection). Along with these subjects, candidates should work on topics like social issues, different welfare schemes, and economics as compared to topics like post-independence, world-history etc.

• To prepare effectively, candidates must have focus on answer writing skills, candidates must try to write as much as possible and make a note of each and every point. The reason is that UPCS main exam is completely descriptive type and if you want to score well, you need to be able to respond in a limited time.

• In Civil Services exam, the subject of current Affairs is very crucial part. The relevance of subject current affairs has increased comparatively in the past recent years, based on the pattern of experience.

• You must have strong critical thinking skills because it will not only make your answer look appealing but will also give you a good competitive advantage in the examination.

• Aspirants must try to make a proper note. Without the proper notes, you will not able to complete the syllabus by quality. If you will make a note in a proper structured format so that it will become for the candidates to memorize effectively.

• Candidates must try to not to explore a new portion or topic before one month because in the last month just before prelims you should not cover any new topic unless it’s extremely and exceptionally important.

• Aspirants try to practise as much as you can from the previous years papers. The purpose of practising from the previous years papers is that it will be like a radar of preparation which provides direction and orientation to your preparation. Apart from increasing your knowledge, previous years papers help in forming your mental outlook.

Being a UPSC Aspirant, you should be motivated enough to take mock tests seriously and you have to ready for anything. Candidates must invest in timely revisions by following a proper study schedule and begin to prepare early. You are required to have the ability to do analyse the UPSC exam in a very effective manner to help prepare yourself in a good way.

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