10 things you must know before you start preparing for UPSC Civil Services Exam

UPSC Civils Examination is one of the most ambitious and prestigious exam in the country. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the notification for the year 2018.

UPSC Conducts Civils Exam in three stages

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Mains Exam
  • Personality Test Round (Interview)

Most of the aspirants fail to follow proper way before starting preparation for Civils Exam. For those we have come up with the “10 things that the candidate must follow before starting preparation”. So the aspirants who are planning to attempt Civil Services Exam 2018 need to familiarize with the below factors.

Here are the 10 things you must know:

Know about UPSC Board:

It is essential to know about the Civils Examination and also about the board governing Civil Services Exam. To know about the UPSC Board & board Members Please Click Here

Keep an eye on UPSC Notification:

Every Aspirant must thoroughly go through the official notification released from UPSC Board. Every year Union Public Service Commission releases the notification a year before the exam date to give sufficient time to prepare. It gives brief information on Exam dates, fee details, Syllabus, Exam Pattern in the notification. So the candidate has to check the notification clearly.

Check the Eligibility Criteria:

It’s essential to check whether you are fulfilling the eligibility criterion given by UPSC Board or not. You have to check the factors like Nationality, Educational Qualification, Age Limit/Relaxation and Count of attempts

Keep an Eye on Exam Dates:

Union Public Service Commission will release all the dates (Prelims Exam Date, Prelims Results Date, Mains Exam Date, Mains Result Date, Interview Date and Final Result Date) at a time. UPSC may change the exam dates at any time. So the candidate has to keep an eye on new updates from UPSC until he finish the exam.

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Go through the Exam Pattern:

In order to make the preparation easy go through the exam pattern and design a preparation plan accordingly.


Objectifying the UPSC Syllabus:

Do not panic after seeing the bulk of syllabus. Proper preparation planning will make preparation easier.

Refer Model Papers and Previous Solved Papers:

It’s always advisable to go through the past solved papers, which helps you in time management and understanding of exam pattern.

Text Books:

Don’t get demented with huge number of text books in the market. Do not refer a bunch of books for single subject. Text book selection plays a major role in making preparation easier.

Time for Preparation:

Most of the successful aspirants say that they spent at least 12-15 hours a day. But as per the experts view it is utterly depends on the candidate’s ability to grasp the subjects. So the time for preparation may vary person to person.

Be Positive:

UPSC Civils exam is the toughest exam when you think it is tough. So always be in positive mode and enjoy the preparation. It makes you distress

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