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

Preparation Tips for UPSC Civils: UPSC Civils Examination is one of the most ambitious and prestigious exams 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 the proper way before starting the 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 themselves with the below factors.

Here are the 10 things you must know:

1. Know about the 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 Click Here

2. 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.

3. 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

4. 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 finishes the exam.

Also Read Tips to Crack UPSC Civil Services Exam in 1st Attempt

5. Go through the Exam Pattern:

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

6. Objectifying the UPSC Syllabus:

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

7. Refer to 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.

8. Text Books:

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

9. Time for Preparation:

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

10. Be Positive:

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

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