Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Examination

  • To prepare for UPSC-CSE an aspirant needs to develop a plan and consistency in efforts. Hence, the following points are to be kept in mind while preparing for UPSC:
    • Pattern of Exam:It is important to understand the exam pattern of the UPSC. This can be understood by following the previous year's questions (PYQs) and by understanding the syllabus of the UPSC-CSE.
    • Effective Strategy: A study plan is important not just to manage time but also to make your preparation more effective. It may include giving importance to all the GS, focusing on weak points, and timely revision.
    • Current Affairs: UPSC exam pattern is dynamic. Therefore, the aspirants need to keep himself/herself updated on the newspapers and magazines. This helps an aspirant to establish a prerequisite synergy between the static and current affairs portion. (name newspaper and consistent)
    • Sources: Choosing the right source or study material is very important. For example, in the initial stage, an aspirant should focus on making their foundation strong by relying on NCERTs and other basic books.
    • Coaching: A coaching institute is to develop the required approach in preparation. For example, a coaching institute provides necessary mentorship and guidance to help candidates clear this examination.
    • Test Series: Regular mock test helps an aspirant to evaluate their preparation and their strength and weakness. This helps them to analyze their performance, weakness, and strengths and make necessary adjustments to their study plan.
    • Motivation: Last but not least, it is very important for an aspirant to stay motivated throughout their preparation. A candidate should enjoy their preparation to stay motivated.