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How To Prepare For UPSC – Best Tips & Tricks To Crack Prelim & Main Exam


How To Prepare For UPSC

Union public service commission conducts nationwide competitive exam for recruitment to the several civil services in India. Candidates need to visit this page below to know How to Prepare for UPSC examination. Candidates who wish to get employed in Govt. of India through UPSC as IAS, IFS, IRS and IPS need to get Best Tips & Tricks to Crack UPSC Prelim & Main Exam.

About UPSC:

UPSC is govt. authorized agency to conduct different examination as the Central Agency of India. Commission organizes the examinations of ICS, CDS, NDA, SCRA, GE, IOFS GROUP A, IRRS, IRM, SIFS etc. UPSC commission has consisted with nine members included a Chairman. Union public service commission conducts examination to recruit aspirants for several vacant posts in various Govt. departments in India. UPSC is the well known and reputed examination of India.

Best Tips & Tricks to Crack UPSC Prelim & Main Exam:

Resolute efforts and good strategy is the key of success of this prestigious exam. In this section we are giving you some best tips & tricks to crack Prelim UPSC exam. To crack this exam and get employed in govt. departments through UPSC, you need to follow these tips which are given below in this page. First of all candidates should know to exam pattern for UPSC 2015.

UPSC Exam Pattern for Prelim:

There are two papers in UPSC Prelim exam of 200 marks each paper in Civil Services Prelim Exam. Prelim exam consist two question papers of objective type (multiple choices). Each question paper is of 200 marks and both papers carry 400 marks.

This exam is a screening test and it is only a qualifying test, marks obtained in prelim exam will not be counted in final merit. Prelim exam is well known now as CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test). Through this aptitude test UPSC examine the knowledge of candidates with General studies, English language comprehension skills and analytical ability.

Check UPSC Syllabus

Paper -I: It consist the topics of history, Indian geography, world geography, environmental ecology, Indian national movement, Indian Governance and current events etc., minimum qualifying marks are 30 for this paper.

Paper-II: In this paper topics are analytical ability, basic numeracy, logical reasoning, interpersonal skills, problem solving, English language and mental ability etc., minimum qualifying marks are 70 for this paper.

UPSC Exam Pattern for mains:

Exam pattern of UPSC has been changed from 2013. Study with new exam pattern of UPSC with good score in main. We are providing you below the New Syllabus of UPSC Exam 2015.

Paper Subject Maximum Marks
Paper A Indian Language (Qualifying) 300
Paper B English (Qualifying) 300
Paper I Essay 250
Paper II General Studies – I 250
Paper III General Studies – II 250
Paper IV General Studies – III 250
Paper V General Studies – IV 250
Paper VI Optional Subject Paper 1 250
Paper VII Optional Subject Paper 2 250
Total   1750


How to crack UPSC Exam?

This examination is not very to crack for candidates so you should join a coaching to prepare well. Study with good material and unique books will be very helpful for you. Set your time table according to you because time management is very important to study well. Do more hard work than any other examination.

You should clear all the topics before appear in examination which are mentioned above in this page. Concentrate on your study and understand the problems when you are solving questions. Revise your entire syllabus after complete every time. Keep updated you with current events, read news papers and surfing online updates.

UPSC Previous Year Question Paper

Don’t start solving question paper as soon as you get in paper in your hand. Look out once whole paper and select the easy questions tom solve frequently so that you can use your time to solve difficult questions. You should try to solve again the question that con not be solved at first attempt.

Best Preparation Books For UPSC:

Indian History:

  • India Struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra
  • NCERT Books (XI and XII)
  • Gandhi Nehru Tagore and Ambedkar by Gopal Krishna
  • Modern India by Bipin Chandra
  • History of Modern India by A.C.Banerjee


  • NCERT Books (XI and XII),
  • Economic and Commercial Geography of India by Sharma and Cotinho
  • India – A Comprehensive Geography by Khullar
  • General Principles of World Geography by Charles Farro
  • School Atlas

UPSC Study Material

Indian Economy:

  • NCERT Books
  • Evolution of Indian Economy by I C Dhingra
  • Indian Economy by Mishra and Puri
  • Economic Survey by Dutt and Sundaram
  • The Economic Times
  • Business Standard
  • Pratiyogita Darpan
  • National Journal Yojana

Indian Polity:

  • Constitution of India by Bakshi
  • NCERT books on Indian Political System
  • Bhartiya Rajya Vyavastha by N.L. Madan
  • Indian Constitution by D.D. Basu
  • Indian Constitution by P.M. Bakshi
  • Our Constitution by Subhash C. Kashyap

General Science:

  • Tata Mc Graw Hill Guide
  • NCERT Books
  • Popular Science Series (CSIR)
  • Reports of the Ministry of Science and Technology by Yojana
  • Science Reporter
  • Science and Technology in India by Spectrum
  • Anatomy and Physiology by Evelyn Pearce

Current Affairs: Some magazines and newspapers as follows can be utilized:

  • India Today
  • The Hindu/The Times of India
  • Frontline
  • Civil Service Chronicle
  • Chanakya
  • Competition wizard
  • Civil Services Today

Latest Current Affairs

Mental Ability:

Quantitative Apitude by R.S. Aggarwal

Data Interpretation: 

Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency by Tyra and Kundan

English Comprehension and Communication:

Objective General English by R.S. Agarwal

Logical Reasoning:

  • A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal
  • A new Approach to Reasoning by Sijwali and Sijwali

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