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Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is going to conduct the Civil Services 2020 examination (prelims) on October 4. The civil services (Main) examination is scheduled on January 8. The national level examination consists of three stages – prelims, main and interview. In this article, we will provide a few last minute tips to give your preparation the final boost for the USPC CSE Prelims.
UPSC CSE Prelims 2020 tips
In this segment, we will give you the best last minute tips that can give your preparation the final boost it needs.
Gloss over your Self-made Notes
Throughout your preparation period, you must have prepared a notes on various topics. Now is the time it comes in handy. Revise from the notes you made and if you find that information is inadequate, then quickly google the information you require. Make sure you don’t waste too much time on one topic. Since its last minute, you will not have the privilege of extended study sessions and time to research. So, it is paramount that you absorb as much information as possible from your self-made notes.
Attempt One Last Mock Test
Like most aspirants, you will most likely be a bundle of nerves on the exam day. So, before you get flustered, you must remember that you’ve taken mock tests in the past and approach the exam the same way. To calm your nerves, take a mock test the day before the exam. It will prove to be a two-way benefit. One benefit is that you will be able to get a comprehensive view of what your preparation has led to. It’ll also serve as a last minute revision of important topics. But, it’s most beneficial advantage would be that it’ll make the actual exam feel much less stressful since it’ll be a familiar environment with similar time management requirements and topics.
Don’t Bother with the Unfinished topics
At the end of your preparation, you might find that you haven’t completed a few topics and you might end up getting stressed. Don’t get nervous especially right before the exam. Instead, forget about those. Just read a bit about it and shift your focus to your strengths. Refine them and make sure you’ve got it all down. Read on to find out more UPSC CSE prelims tips.
Get a Good Night’s rest
You do not want to be groggy on the big day. You want to be relaxed, well rested and fresh. Staying up studying till late at night won’t help you the least. Instead, it might work against you and end up making you less productive. A good time to sleep would be 10pm or maybe even 11 pm. But any more after that can be disastrous. A Good Night’s rest will help you wake up fresh and ready to seize the day.
Few Important Topics to Revise
Treaty of Sugauli, 15th Finance Commission, National Commission for Backward Classes, National Human Rights Commission Amendment Act 2019, Eco-Sensitive Zones (ESZs), Marginal Standing Facility, International Solar Alliance,Vienna Convention, Jal Shakti Abhiyan, Monetary Policy Committee, Good Governance Index, Epidemic Act 1897,Atal Tunnel ,RAISE 2020 – Responsible AI for Social Empowerment, Project NETRA, Ongole cattle, Mission Karmayogi, Office of Profit, Poshan Abhiyaan, Ease of Doing Business, FCRA, European Union. Revise these topics one last time and you’ll be good to go.
Relax and Don’t stress out
The absolute worst thing you can do is stress out at this juncture. Take it easy, sleep well and calm your nerves. Everything you have studied leads up to this moment. Trust in yourself and concentrate on the task at hand. Whatever the outcome, don’t be negligent about your physical, mental and emotional health. They are all paramount to your well-being.
We hope that this article helps you in your last minute preparations. It will have provided you with a few tips that can be essential to your success in UPSC CSE Prelims. Take note of these tips and try your best to implement them. But it’s very important that you don’t stress out now and keep a cool head. The best examination companion is the Entri App. With tons of mock tests and quizzes, it’ll surely help you in competitive exams. Click here to see how mock tests can help you improve your score. Also, you get access to video lectures and online classes. Download the Entri App today. This is the best time for final revisions. Good Luck.