How can I prepare for UPSC Prelims at home?
Understand the UPSC pattern and procedure first. Go through the UPSC syllabus thoroughly. Start reading a few books and watch video lectures online for a few basic subjects like polity, history, geography, etc. Read the newspaper regularly.
Is 7 months enough for UPSC Prelims?
Yes. Even if you start preparing now – if you adopt the right strategies, do the smart work, learn what is needed, and don’t go behind everything under the Sun – yes, you can clear UPSC CSE Prelims with just 6 months of preparation.
Is 2 months enough for UPSC Prelims?
Many IAS hopefuls might be wondering if it is possible to crack the UPSC Prelims in just 60 days. The answer is a resounding YES. People have done it before, and you can do it too!
How can I score 100+ in UPSC Prelims?
Make a study plan with dedicated time to revise a subject, current affairs notes and solve at least 50 questions daily. You can start with the toughest or the lengthiest subject first. Focus on the NCERT books and revise what you have already read. After covering the basics, revise sources other than the NCERTs.
How do I clear prelims every time?
Study as per exam pattern. Source wisely. Focus on current affairs. Plan. Have goals. Revise. Practice test papers. Have dedication and passion.
Is studying 5 hours a day enough for UPSC?
1) An aspirant may not be able to concentrate fully for the entire 5 hours; hence there will be gaps, 2) An aspirant has to study GS, optional, current affairs, etc., every day, and to divide the 5 hours, may not be effective. Hence, an aspirant should try to put at least 7-8 hours every day and gradually increase it.
Can I clear UPSC in 150 days?
If you are going to attempt the exam for the very first time, ‘150 days’ are more than enough to get through the prelims exam, if you work sincerely enough.
Can I crack UPSC without coaching?
Yes, one can clear the IAS exam without coaching. But may not be ‘everyone’. It depends on his/her efficiency in self-study. If you are good at self-study, you can clear UPSC CSE without any classroom coaching.
Is UPSC Prelims very difficult?
If you look at the success rate in the IAS exam, you will understand why it is considered one of the toughest exams in India and some say, the world. Every year, lakhs of people take the IAS prelims exam. Out of this, only about 25% clear it and move onto the IAS mains.
Is 3 4 hours study enough for UPSC?
Some aspirants claim to be studying 15–16 hours a day to prepare to take the UPSC exam. Some can pass the exam with just 6-7 hours of study per day. There isn’t a perfect answer to this question, and candidates must determine the number of hours they spend studying each day based on their abilities and needs.