UPSC IAS 2021 - 5 tips to crack prelims exam

Aiming to crack the UPSC 2021 IAS preliminary exam. Check some of the important preparation tips to sail through one of the toughest government exams.

UPSC IAS 2021 - 5 tips to crack prelims exam
Richa Kapoor | Mar 2, 2021 - 3:43 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Union Public Service Commission has already announced that the UPSC exam will be held on June 27. With approximately three months for the exam, UPSC aspirants can follow these five important tips which will help them to crack the UPSC Prelims exam 2021 and move to the next stage of the selection process.

Among the five tips to crack the UPSC exam are the consolidation of the study material, focus on current affairs, solving past years question papers, taking mock tests and thorough revision. The UPSC Prelims 2021 application form will be released soon.

UPSC IAS 2021 - 5 tips to crack prelims exam

Now is the time to ensure that no error is being made during the last few months of preparation for the UPSC prelims exam. Hence to score high marks, one should have a clear cut strategy.

Consolidate the study material for UPSC exam

By now, one must have studied from a plethora of books and study material that is available in online mode. Also one must have made sufficient notes which will include important points from each subject and topics. Hence, now is the time to assimilate all this material and ensure that everything from these study materials is covered.

Brush up current affairs

Now is the time to be thorough with the current affairs and general knowledge questions. As part of the 5 tips to crack the prelims exam, one has to keep him or herself updated with the news, ensure that all the aspects are read thoroughly in the newspaper and be well versed with the appointments made by the government and policy-related decisions. Since current affairs form a major portion of the questions that are asked in the UPSC Prelims exam, candidates cannot afford to have a lacklustre attitude.

Solve past years UPSC question papers

One should now assess how their preparation is by solving the previous year question papers of the preliminary exam of UPSC. While solving the questions, candidates will be able to evaluate their strong and weak areas. This is an important preparation tip as candidates will now know which areas require improvement.

Take UPSC mock tests

The primary objective of the mocks tests is to help the candidates familiarise themselves with the type of questions that they might expect on the day of the exam. The UPSC 2021 mock tests will also help candidates to learn how to manage their time and what is the total number of questions that they have to answer correctly so as to move to the next stage of the exam.

Be thorough with revision

In the last leg of preparation, UPSC aspirants should ensure that they thoroughly revised all the subjects and topics that have been covered under the UPSC syllabus. Taking up anything new at this stage of preparation might not yield the desired result.

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