Tips and Tricks to Prepare for UPSC IAS Exam
5 Tips to Prepare for UPSC IAS Exam 2019. The UPSC Civil Services examination is one of the toughest examinations in the country. The exam is conducted every year by the Union Public Services Commission for the recruitment of candidates for the posts of IAS, IPS, IRS, IFS etc. It is the most sought after career by the youth in India, because of the prestige attached to it and also the job satisfaction derived by serving for the country.
Here are a few tips to help you crack the so called “the mother of all the examinations” – the UPSC exam:
Tips and Tricks to Prepare for UPSC Exam 2019
1. Understand the requirements of the exam
Before you start the preparations, you need to have a clear idea of the examination, the UPSC syllabus, the eligibility criteria, number of attempts etc. Find out everything you need to know about the examination from the official website of UPSC.
2. We very serious about the exam
As clichéd as it may seem, it is important for you to be very serious about the exam. About 10 lakh candidates register for the examination and only about half of them take the civil services prelims test. Among the lakhs candidates who took the UPSC 2019 prelims, less than a thousand will make it to the final merit list. Make sure you are one of the serious candidates who badly want to get into the civil services in one attempt. Be sincere in your studies and most importantly consistent. Find a strong motivation to clear this examination, and keep reminding yourself of the same reason every time you feel like giving up.
3. Be up to date with the current affairs
Current affairs preparation is of utmost significance for clearing all the three levels of UPSC examination. It is essential for you to follow a newspaper, judiciously, on a daily basis and also cover the current affairs news from other sources like the Yojana magazine, Public Information Bureau website etc.
4. Use the internet judiciously
Unlike older times, everything you want to know is just one click away. You do not have to spend your time on finding a book in a huge library to get your doubt cleared. Do not let the internet get in the way of your UPSC preparation. Many websites and blogs can help you with your preparations. Select a few of them and follow them regularly, do not spend hours together on the internet looking for unnecessary details.
5. Stay focused and be consistent:
It is important for an aspirant to stay focused during the preparation as the process of the examination itself takes up a whole year. You must stick to your study plan with complete belief in your preparation strategy. Consistency and determination can only sail you through this examination.
UPSC IAS 2018 – Important Links
|UPSC IAS Prelims (CSAT) Exam 2018 Question Paper PDF|
|UPSC CSE Prelims 2018 Question Paper PDF (Hindi)|