The Union Public Service Commission Preliminary Exam, also known as UPSC Prelims is scheduled to be held on 31st May 2020. The toughest exam of the nation is yet to come and students have been in line to face it. The Union Public Service Commission has closed the window for the submission of CSE or Civil Services 2020 Examination applications on 3rd March 2020.

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Every year thousands of students apply for UPSC Prelims to fulfill their dreams of becoming a civil service officer. This article is written to provide guidelines to fellow aspirants on how to prepare and form a worthy strategy to face UPSC Prelims. The target is to guide them during the last 2 months before the date of the preliminary examination which is to be held on 31st May 2020.

As per the structure of the Indian Administrative Servies, the UPSC Prelims 2020 syllabus comprises two objective-based questions papers- General Studies 1 and General Studies 2. Both the papers will be conducted on the same day through the offline mode via the pen-paper. GS1 and GS2 will be of a total of 400 marks. 

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5 Tips to Follow to form the basis of the Last 2 Months Strategy of the UPSC Prelims

five tips for upsc prelims 2020
Five Tips For UPSC Prelims 2020

Be Consistent

Thousands of qualified-intelligent minds have been looking forward to giving this prestigious exam. In order to face ultimate national competition, it is suggested by the experts to be consistent and dedicated towards the whole cause. The students without any confusion in mind should be completely focused on the set approved syllabus. Considering their overall annual preparation, the students should be brushing up their notes inculcating the main topics related to the IAS syllabus. 

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Keep up the Practice!

As UPSC Prelims are about to come, it should be directed that the aspirants are well aware of the exam pattern and time management. The students should give at least 2-3 mock tests every day to maintain the rhythm. This will not only help in managing the time duration. But will also enable the student to get an exact idea of the whole examination experience. 

Both GS1 and GS2 will be conducted for a duration of 2 hours each. 

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Mind the Questions

Remember our teachers who always said to pay attention to every question? Well, it’s the perfect time to do so. While keeping up with the practice, focus your attention on each and every line of the question. This will give a proper understanding of the given problem. Reading the questions properly will give an exact idea of the answer it demands. For reference, go online to check previous years’ questions papers.

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Fulfill the Accuracy and pace up with the Speed

While practicing and focusing on each and every question, the students should keep the overall exam duration in mind. The GS1 will have a separate cut-off benchmark, while GS2 will require a minimum qualification of 33% to clear. It should be observed there will be a negative marking of 1/3rd marks for every wrong answer. While prepping during the last few months, every mock test should be directed towards the maximization of the ultimate score. Therefore, the highlighted aspect is to maintain speed and accuracy.

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Relaxation is the key to success

You have been preparing for the exam for a whole year now. You might miss out on a few points but you know everything. During the last two months, mainly focus on the superlative topics of current affairs and the daily political scenario. However, try not to be in any sort of stress. 

Be relaxed and confident and study to make yourself feel better. Practice mediation on a daily basis for about 10 minutes to achieve a positive mindset. As a result, the whole being will be fully-prepped for facing the challenge on the day of the showdown.

To counter the IAS examination 2020, cracking the prelims is not an easy road ahead. But it’s not impossible either. By working through a full-on strategy, the whole purpose can be served fruitfully with patience, dedication, and consistency.

To derive more inspiration and confidence, go online and read articles written by the Indian Administrative Services officers of the nation. 

We hope that you will succeed in the upcoming UPSC Prelims 2020 exam.


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