Can we apply multiple times for UPSC?
Many competitive exams in India do prescribe the maximum age limit but does not restrict the number of attempts like UPSC. The General Category can attempt the UPSC Exam only six times, and just applying doesn’t count as attempting.
Do I have to give prelims again if I fail mains?
You have to follow the whole process again to become an IAS officer. Once you are out of the track then, you have to go back to the step 1 which means you need to write mains and prelims again. You have to follow the whole process again to become an IAS officer.
Is it possible to qualify prelims in 2 months?
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!
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 2 years sufficient for IAS preparation?
One year is more than sufficient for IAS preparation. One does not need to join coaching for the IAS exam if one prepares well with the right guidance and UPSC exam strategy.
Is prelims luck based?
In the UPSC prelims where there are MCQs, you can get lucky or unlucky with your guesses. In the IAS mains exam, a lot depends on the ‘mood’ of the examiner, and also on the nature of the examiner.
Is tattoo allowed in IAS?
Wearing a tattoo doesn’t restrict you to appear for UPSC civil services. IAS aspirants and civil service aspirants can definitely have a tattoo on their body parts except for the face, finger, forearm, and other parts, which are generally visible.
Is prelims tougher than mains?
The UPSC Mains exam is very tough as compared to the prelims. Consider these stages as a hierarchy which only increases the challenging intensity with every level. Many think that the competition is lower in mains which is true.
What happens if I fail in UPSC Prelims?
Even if a candidate fails in any one of the stages of the Civil Services Exam, the candidate has to start from scratch again.
What is the pass mark of prelims?
Prelims Paper I: Minimum cut off marks declared by UPSC need to be secured. Prelims Paper II: 33% of the total marks or about 66 marks.