UPPSC PCS Preparation 2022
In this article, we will first try to understand the nature of the exam i.e. Exam Pattern; Sources to refer to as per the syllabus, and finally Some tips and strategies you should follow to clear the UPPSC PCS exam.
UPPSC PCS Preparation Tips and Strategy: Exam Pattern
The UPPSC PCS exam pattern is different for all three phases. Below is the detailed recruitment process including the three phases i.e.
- Preliminary Exam: UPPSC Prelims Exam is Objective Type and consists of two papers i.e. (a) General Studies-I (b) General Studies-II. Marks obtained in paper 1 is considered for the declaration of result in Prelims while paper 2 is qualifying in nature.
- Main Exam: The Mains Exam is subjective in nature and consists of 8 papers consisting of Hindi, Essay, 4 papers of General Studies, and 2 papers for Optional Subjects.
- Personal Interview: The Interview is the final stage and consists of 100 Marks.
UPPSC PCS Preparation Tips and Strategy: Syllabus of UPPSC PCS Preliminary Exam
A candidate must be aware of UPPSC syllabus to be able to begin the exam preparation. The syllabus forms the basic foundation of the preparation for the exam that willb help you to know the important topics that are needed to be covered from exam point of view.
- Current events of national and international Importance
- History of India and Indian National Movement
- Indian Polity and governance
- India and World Geography
- Economic and Social Development
- Environment & Ecology
- General Science
|UPPSC PCS Syllabus||UPPSC PCS Sources|
Current events of national and international importance
History of India and Indian National Movement
Indian Polity and governance
Reference Book: Indian Polity by Laxmikant
India and World Geography
Reference Book: Certificate Physical and Human Geography by GC Leong
Economic and Social Development
Reference Book: Indian Economy By Ramesh Singh
Environment & Ecology
|Reference Book: Environment by Shankar IAS Academy|
Reference Book: General Science-Lucent
UPPSC PCS Preparation Tips and Strategy
We have tried to incorporate all the important pointers from our expert teams and experiences of previous year toppers to give you some important pointers which help you strategize your preparation more effectively for UPPSC PCS 2022.
1) Finding the Reason why You want to become a Civil Servant.
This is very crucial as this whole process of preparation is very long, hectic, and can be overwhelming at times and the feeling of Giving up can come up more often than one realizes. At such times, it becomes crucial to find motivation from within. Knowing the reason for exactly why you started the preparation in the first place and the reason to be in the Services will provide you the will power and motivation to work hard during such testing times.
As a famous quote "When You Feel Like Quitting Remember Why You Started" sums up the point I want to make here.
2) Giving equal importance to every part of the syllabus:
UPPSC PCS Syllabus consists of many topics and each topic mentioned there needs to be given its due importance. Neglecting any part can impact your marks. A very common tendency observed among candidates is that they devote more time to subjects like History, geography and tend to postpone their studies of subjects like Environment and Ecology, Science. This should be avoided at all costs and importance should be given to all subjects proportionately.
3) Importance of Newspapers
Current affairs constitute a big chunk in UPPSC PCS Prelims. The newspaper is very useful and the daily habit of reading the newspaper whether The Hindu or The Indian Express is important. ( For Hindi Medium students, Jansatta and Prabhat Khabar is quite good). Apart from the daily reading, one should make notes of important news which will help you in revising during exam times.
4) Previous Year Question Papers:
Every aspirant should go through the UPPSC PCS Previous years question papers to understand the nature of the exam and the type of questions asked. This also helps in finding out the important portion of the syllabus from where questions are more frequently asked.
5) Sticking to One Source
In this online world, there is no dearth of reading material for UPPSC PCS, and its very common for aspirants to get swayed by them. This should be avoided by aspirants and they should instead focus on competing and revising the sources one has referred in the beginning. The most important part is the Revision. Regular revision of what you read should be the target and not reading new things that come your way.
6) Mock Tests:
Practicing UPPSC PCS Mock Tests has many benefits like:
- Completion of Syllabus in a timely manner.
- Checking preparation level
- Minimising silly mistakes
- Time management
Giving mocks tests on a regular basis is thus very important, especially for clearing such highly competitive exams.
Importance of General Studies 2
Paper 2 of UPPSC PCS is qualifying in nature and one has to secure 33% in this. Marks obtained in this paper is not taken into account in the preparation of the merit list after prelims. Because of this aspirants neglect this paper completely and every year many of them fail in prelims despite clearing General Studies-I but failing in General Studies-II. This should be avoided especially for non-engineering background aspirants. Weekly devotion of a few hours is sufficient for this paper.
All the Best!!
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