The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) will be conducting the preliminary exam for the Provincial Civil Service (PCS) on October 28, 2018. The Commission has also released the admit cards for the examination and candidates can download it from the official website - http://uppsc.up.nic.in.
Around 4 lakh aspirants are eagerly waiting for the UPPSC preliminary examination, which will take place on the last Sunday of this month. The organising body has made various changes in the preliminary exam, and introducing of negative marking in the preliminary exam is one amongst them. If you are the one who has applied for the UPPSC PCS exam, you should not miss out on these last-minute preparation tips that can help you ace the exam.
Get Familiar With The Basics Details
A smart way of study is required to ace the competitive exam such as UPPSC PCS. Aspirants should know all the basic details about the exam to draft a preparation plan during the last week. The preliminary exam consists of two papers and paper-II is a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%. The merit of the candidates will be determined on the basis of marks obtained in paper-I of the preliminary exam.
Focus More On Current Affairs
As the merit is considered based on paper-I of the preliminary exam, candidates should focus more on general awareness and current affairs. Give more importance to national and international events. Try to prepare a note of all the latest developments in the fields such as science and technology, economy, legislature, judiciary and environment.
Work On Facts And Figures
Many questions are expected on facts and figures in the preliminary exam. Hence, candidates should give attention to this aspect during the last week. Starting from history to environmental studies, candidates are advised to make a note of all the figures.
Give Importance To Revision
Revision is the most important stage during the last phase of the preparation. We advise the candidates to opt subject-wise revision during the last week, which will help boost the confidence and clarity over the concepts. Spend at least 3-5 hours of time on each subject.
Never Go Wrong With Direct Questions
Aspirants should never go wrong with direct questions. At least half of the question paper will be based on direct questions, hence one should not miss them. One can also answer the direct questions in less than a minute. Never spend too much time on factual questions.
Awareness On Uttar Pradesh
Candidates are expected to have general awareness about all the subjects such as history and economy with special reference to Uttar Pradesh. During the last phase of preparation, one should also focus on this area. Apart from subject knowledge, aspirants are also suggested to list the current events that have taken place in the state.
Attempt Mock Tests
Taking a mock test is the most important step that displays where you stand in the cut-throat competition. Try to take at least one or two mock tests during the last week. The mock test will not only increase the confidence but also assist in understanding the test format and the types of questions that can appear.