Civil Services: One-stop Guide For Your Last-minute Preparations

The exam bells for India's toughest examination, Civil Services, is about to ring in a couple of days. Annually, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the Civil Services for shortlisting the candidates to the All India Services along with Central Services. Civil Services, which is a year-long exam will kick-start the selection process with the preliminary examination.

Hardly, two days left for the Civil Services preliminary examination. The last two days of your preparations should be organised and must be focused on nourishing the basic concepts. To assist you better during the last phase of your preparation, we have decided to keep all the important information in one place. Keep this article as a reference for all the important topics in general studies section and to learn about the preparation strategies and last-minute tips.

One-stop Guide For Civil Services


Last Day Preparation Tips

What you read on the last day plays a significant role in the examination. Here are the eight last-minute preparation tips that will help you get qualified for the examination. One of the important tips is to read the snippets in NCERT textbooks.

Most Important Topics In Civil Services

Mastering the important topics first will play a crucial role in the selection process. If you have solved the previous years' question papers, you can guess the topics that are appearing constantly. If you have not done this task due to time constraints, here are the important topics in the general studies paper.

Common Mistakes To Avoid

Apart from hard work, aspirants should also do some smart work besides minimising the common mistakes to get through the exam. The biggest mistake is not maintaining notes while studying. Explore the other common mistakes.

Current Affairs Tips

The current affairs is the most important topic under general studies. The important tips are to make a timeline for the current events. Explore the strategies and preparation tips for the current affairs section.

Indian Polity Tips

One of the important sections in the general studies paper is Indian polity. Starting from the Indian Constitution to Panchayati Raj, we have preparation tips that will help you.

Environmental Studies Tips

Around fifteen questions are expected from this section. There is no need of subject specialisation but one should know all the basic concepts. Explore all the preparation tips here.

History Tips

The history section in the Civil Services consists of ancient, medieval and modern history. One should focus more on modern history, specifically the events after the 1857 Revolt. We have exclusively covered the modern Indian history preparation tips also.

Indian Economy Tips

The Indian economy is not only an important topic in the preliminary round but also in the main examination. Here are the preparation tips to prepare for this subject.

Geography Tips

This is a scoring section in the preliminary round. One should not ignore the map pointing. We have carried important topics to read in under Indian geography in this article which will be useful during the last days of your preparations.

CSAT Preparation Tips

Though the paper-II in the Civil Services preliminary round is a qualifying paper, many aspirants fail to meet the qualifying mark due to lack of practise. Here are the tips to nourish your reading comprehension, basic numeracy, general mental ability, decision-making & problem-solving and interpersonal skills.

How To Motivate Yourself

Aspirants might be busy at this moment during the last leg of their preparations, but spare a couple of minutes for this article to increase your confidence which will definitely make you stand out in the cut-throat competition.

Never look at the Civil Services as a career with a lucrative pay. Consider this as a service and give your best in the exam without thinking much about the result. Good luck!

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