If you are about to start the UPSC journey or are new to this preparation. This blog is only for you. Every new aspirant faces a few issues while preparing for UPSC. And these issues, if not resolved at the earliest – can make your career or break it. So, it is very important to keep these few tips in mind for an easy UPSC journey:
In the UPSC preparation, the most important part is to have a well-structured and organized study plan, that can help you cover the vast UPSC syllabus in time and also allows you though revisions. The basic mantra is to understand the exam pattern, and syllabus and go through the previous year’s Questions.
The basic tips are:
- Read the syllabus carefully: Go through the syllabus carefully, understand what the pattern of the exam is, and which part of the syllabus has more weightage by going through the previous year’s papers.
- Start Early: One should have at least one year, before UPSC Prelims Examination. Early preparation will help you cover the syllabus before time and also give you an ample amount of time to revise.
- Divide your time: If you are starting your preparation one year prior to the prelim exam. Then it is advisable that you dedicate the first six months to the prelims exam. Then after 6 months, you should divide your time between prelims and mains equally.
- Select your sources: Every topper who has ever cleared the UPSC exam has stressed that you should select your source/ study material carefully. And once selected you should stick to that material. Minimum resources and maximum revision should be the goal.
- Make your own Notes: You should definitely make your own notes. But it is advisable that you make these notes only after at least two readings of a book because, in the first reading, you will find everything important. But after 2nd reading things which you have read will start to settle down and you will be able to determine what to write and what to leave.
- Stay Persistent: As they say, Rome was not built in a day; the same is true for UPSC preparation. But if you stay persistent and motivated, you will definitely crack the exam.
ALL THE BEST!