UPSC Pre Exam Preparation Strategy
One job done is one less job to do. If you keep working through your revision, to-do list, and many
chores, it’ll definitely pay off. This is the first step to your success take it carefully so that you can
achieve your milestone.
So let’s the journey begin with few of these strategies.
1. Study the More Important Topics
We have listed down some important topics for the PRE EXAM:
Current events of national and international importance
History of India and Indian National Movement
Indian and World Geography: Physical, Social, Economic geography of India and the World
Indian Polity and Governance: Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
Economic and Social Development: Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change
Interpersonal skills including communication skills
Logical reasoning and analytical ability
Decision making and problem solving
General mental ability
Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc. Class X level)
Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. Class X level)
2. Time Management:
You are required to allot proper time to the sections which are your strength areas. Try not to give more than one minute to any question while solving them. Instead of getting stuck with a particular question, move to other questions. Candidates must keep track of time during examination.
3. Practice Mock Test and Previous Year Papers:
As the PRELIMS EXAM will be conducted in offline mode, so candidates are advised to practice at least 2 to 3 mock tests and previous year questions to improve their speed of solving paper.
4. Read the Questions properly:
Candidates are required to avoid the mistake of reading incomplete questions and arriving at incorrect answer eventually. Read the questions carefully and check what is being asked.
5. Maintain your Speed & Accuracy and Maximize your Score:
Remember that there will be separate cut-off for GS Paper-I and minimum qualifying marks of 33% in GS Paper-II. Also, there will be negative marking of 1/3rd marks for incorrect answers. So your job is to simply maximize your score however you can. Try to maintain your speed and accuracy while solving the paper during the examination. Avoid wrong answers as they will affect your marks scored with much effort.
6. Don’t take Stress:
Don’t stress yourself too much before the examination. Just relax and stay calm. “Relax, Recharge and Reflect” you can give your best when your mind is completely relaxed.