Can we score full marks in UPSC Prelims?
Total marks: You can score up to 400 marks in the UPSC Prelims examination but the marks of Prelims is not added in the total UPSC score. It acts as a qualifier for Mains. Number of questions: Paper I consist of 80 questions and Paper-II consist of 100 questions.
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 clear UPSC in 100 days?
All you need to have is confidence and a focused mind. Don’t run behind too many resources in the last few days. Be laser-like focused. Believe that it is perfectly possible to clear the UPSC Civil Services Preliminary exam in 100 days.
What is the lowest score in UPSC?
There is no minimum mark in the UPSC interview. Mostly, the marks awarded for the interview ranges from 40% to 80%.
Is 2 hours of studying enough for UPSC?
The UPSC civil services exam is considered one of the toughest exams in the country. And, because of this, a lot of people recommend studying for about 15 hours per day during the IAS exam preparation time.
Is 5 hours of studying 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.
How many hours do UPSC toppers study?
Candidates should focus on the efficacy and quality of the study, which counts, rather than the study duration. IAS Toppers generally study between 4 to 16 hours a day, which differs in their strategy for preparation.
What is the best age to clear UPSC?
18 is the ideal age to embark on the journey of IAS. This is so because at this age students have completed their school exams and step into the college for pursuing graduation.
Is UPSC very tough?
It is indeed immense and contains a diverse range of subjects, unlike many other exams where you need expertise only in one or two subjects. 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.
Can I clear 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.