Prepare For Union Public Service Commission With Authentic Information And Apt Confidence
It requires a lot of preparation to appear for any competitive exam. Students are required to be prepared in the best possible manner so that they can face this challenge. Though there is no one way to study, there are ways by which the students can study effectively with no stress and more enjoyment. It is very important for you to make optimum use of the available resources.
What is UPSC?
Union Public Service Commission (UPSE) conducts competitive examinations for the recruitment of eligible candidates for posts and services under the Union. This recruitment takes places under the Central Government through a proper code of conduct. There are number of competitive exams which UPSC conducts annually, like UPSE CSE (prelims), UPSE CSE (mains), UPSC IFS, UPSE CDS, UPSE CMS and many more.
The candidates applying for these exams must ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility requirements, failing to which their application will be rejected. The eligibility criterions are:
- The candidate must hold a graduate degree from recognized university
- For the exams of IPS and IAS, he should be a resident of India. For further services, he can be a resident of India, Bhutan or Nepal.
- Minimum age: 21 years and Maximum age: 30 years
The application procedure for the UPSE exams has been changed from this year onwards. No more posting of the forms, as you can apply online. No other mode of submission is accepted. After your application has been received online, they will make verification and then provide you with an e-Admission Certificate, which you can download from www.upsc.gov.in. No certificate is sent to you by post.
How to choose the subjects?
This is one of the biggest questions which might haunt you. Most of the students waste their time, while selecting the subjects. But now UPSC has done away with particular subjects during prelims, so that you get to prepare straight way. Choose your subject with utmost care. Select the subject with which you are familiar and never opt for it if you are not comfortable. Your choice must not only be based on your interest, but on the availability of the study material also.
How to prepare?
Structure your preparation for every stage, to make milestone in the primary attempt itself. Go through previous year’s question papers to develop a right concept. Thoroughly study the history of India, Indian policy and Governance, General Science, economic and social development, environment and ecology, India and world geography and current affairs for the prelims. Once you have cleared the prelims, you move to prepare for the mains. Read newspapers and magazines. Read testimonials of senior and successful candidates.
- IAS Mains General Studies Solved papers
- UPSC Mains Examination Topic wise
- Competitive Success Review (CSR)
- General Knowledge Manual
- General Awareness and Current Affairs – author Laxmikant
- Indian Economy – author Sundharam and Dutta
- Books by Arun Sharma
There is no dearth of study material for the students who are looking forward to crack the exam of UPSC. As the UPSC toppers say, success is all about observing the strengths and competition and then preparing accordingly with a right concept of mind.
Post Author: Priyanka Singh