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Tips & Tricks to Crack UPSC 2020

UPSC exam 2016 preparation is the most crucial action for the aspirant preparing for civil services. CSAT is going to be held in May 2020. It is time to be ready with the tips to do well in upcoming Exam. Disha publication shares with you tips and tricks to do well in IAS prelim that carries  CSAT paper 1 and CSAT paper 2.

1. Clear your basics: It is the issue of primary importance. It required to bring clarity in concept rather than simply cramming the data. The IAS prelims exam 2020 is just two months away. Candidates must devote good time in understanding the basics of the concepts they are not clear with.

  1.  Revise twice before the exam: Plan your studies carefully. Adequate time should be kept for revision. Both General Studies and Aptitude sections should be revised at least twice, one week before the exam.
  1.  Ecology, environment, art, and culture needs focus: A large portion of exams is covered with questions come from ecology, environment and art & culture. These areas should be prepared in detail and thoroughly.

4. Prepare for Science & Technology:   Science & Technology should be covered by National news sources. Important developments in the mentioned areas are often asked in the exam.

  1.   Mock test papers: Candidates must solve mock tests and previous year  CSAT papers available at Disha publication’s “Ticket to IAS”. This practice will increase the candidates’ confidence, accuracy and speed significantly.

6. Consult NCERT books for subjects like History, Geography: In order to learn the basic concepts that are required to clear CSAT, NCERT books would lay a strong foundation.

7. Revision is the key to success: Since very less time is left for you to attempt the exam, it is recommended that you focus on revising what you have read than reading 10 books just once.

CSAT focuses on testing your memorizing power. It is important to focus on your revision process. Your revision is going to decide your success and failure if you have already covered your syllabus.

8. Never pick up a new topic on the eve of examination.

9. Don’t engage yourself with any confusing question or complex problem on the eve of the examination.

10. Rely on your prior preparation. That will help you retain confidence and help you in your performance in IAS prelims exam


All the best!

How to Prepare for IAS 2016?

UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) examination is a step towards bureaucracy. The exam itself is hard nut to crack. The aspirants for the exams have to be theoretically, strategically and psychologically geared. In the discussion to follow we will discuss the modus operandi to prepare for the UPSC exam 2016:

  • To begin with the preliminary examination you must be aware that IAS Preliminary exam has General studies and CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude test). The general study (CSAT Paper 1) is inclusive of generally everything that has happened or is happening around and Aptitude test checks ones logic and reasoning.
  • One must be follow the rule of understanding the concepts rather than wasting time in mugging.
  • You must prepare like a handyman because there is so much available that you may read all and still not score well on that topic. The History, geography, general awareness are some common topics that are touched upon in general studies. The NCERT books are beneficial but now a day’s one can do extensive reading upon internet as well. Make the notes as you go and remember to keep revising.
  • Reading newspaper regularly keeps you up to date with current affairs.
  • For the Aptitude exam aspirant should be prepared to answer questions regarding Stats, Mental ability, reading and comprehension, data interpretation, General Mathematics, graphs, algebra, geometry etc. Focus and practice is the key to this exam. Play around with these topics by solving questions and trying mock test.
  • Try and solve as many previous year papers as you can to get the knack of it.
  • One can refer to the following website to know more about the books that can be used for



Overall to be successful in IAS Preliminary exam 2016 a candidate must spending equal time to learning, practice and rest is essential.

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