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What happens if I miss UPSC exam?
No, merely applying for the UPSC Exam is not considered an attempt. Only when a candidate appears for the preliminary examination, his/her attempt is counted. If for some reason an applicant misses out on appearing for the examination, the attempt may not be counted but the age eligibility continues to be maintained.
Is giving prelims counted as an attempt?
Answer – No, an attempt is counted only if a candidate has appeared in at least one paper in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination.
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.
Why people fail in prelims UPSC?
Lack of Revision is one of the biggest factors that aspirants fail in the UPSC Preliminary examination. So, the art of cracking UPSC prelims exam is 3Rs: Read, Revise and RE-Revise. A dream without a goal is a wish; a goal without a plan is just a dream.