UPPSC PCS Preparation 2019: The recruitment process of UPPSC PCS 2020 consists of the preliminary exam and main exam. The level of these exams has been a little difficult in previous years. The number of vacancies is less and the participating candidates for the high. Therefore, the competition level is expected to be high for the exam. The preliminary exam will have 2 papers of 2 hours. Candidates get less than a minute to solve a question. They must maintain speed and accuracy to attempt the papers. The papers of the main exam are of a descriptive type so do writing practise. For more UPPSC PCS Preparation Tips 2020, books to prepare and exam pattern, read the article below.
UPPSC PCS Preparation 2020
The first step is to have a fair idea of the syllabus. Do not roam around completing the whole syllabus. Have time for revision. Here are some tips for the candidates who wish to appear for the exam of UPPSC PCS this year. Follow these and see the results getting better day by day. Do not forget each day of preparation counts.
Know the syllabus: The syllabus of PCS exam is well defined and very vast. Candidates must know the ayllbus and have a SWOT analysis of it. Know the topics that are the strengths and weaknesses. The candidates can check their opportunities and threats through the previous year question papers. They must prepare the topics that are opportunities and threats to them as compared to any other topics.
Analyse previous year papers: Candidates must refer to the previous year papers. These will help them to figure out the important topics. They can also analyse the weightage given to each topic and prioritise their preparation scheme as per the weightage of the topics. Aspirants must also solve previous year question papers to practice for appearing in the exam.
Take Mock Tests: Mock test help a lot. Candidates must appear for mock tests. The candidates can know their level of preparation and the difficulty level of the exam through the mock tests. Preparing for the mock tests makes candidates revise the syllabus once.
Do a swot analysis of syllabus: Analyse the syllabus. SWOT analysis consists of strength, weakness, opportunities and threats. Compare the syllabus and previous year papers and know the topics that are important to prepare and the weightage that each topics has.
Make Notes: While reading or preparing for a topic, make a note of the important points that candidates would like to revise before the exam. Do not overburden the notes. Keep them simple and easy. Clear the notes with charts, figures and diagrams. Notes can be used at the time of revision.
Exercise Daily: As there is a physical ability test, the candidates must exercise daily. Exercising also keep one healthy and fit for the exam. Give at least 15 minutes of a day to exercises. This will also help in stress releasing.
Time Management: Time management is the most important thing. The syllabus is vast. The competition is high. Candidates have to maintain accuracy and speed to clear the exam. Therefore, they must know how and where to spend their time. Make a planner with weekly targets.
Refer NCERT: NCERT is the best book for reference. It will help candidates clear their concepts. Start from the basic concepts and then try attempting the tough questions.
Read Newspaper and develop opinion: Candidates must read newspaper daily. This helps with the information to write in the essay and develop an opinion for the writing part.
Practice writing essays: Writing is the most important part of this exam. The way candidate writes will highly have an effect on the marks. Candidates must practice at least one topic a day and find someone who would give them corrections for their essay.
Awareness about the history and geography of UP: The knowledge of the state will be must. Know about the general awarness and general knowledge topics of the state and do not leave the history and geography of the state unread.
Prepare for cut-throat competition: With such less no. of vacancies, the competition is clearly cut-throat. Candidates must prepare to clear the exam. Adopt every strategy leading to clearing the exam. Aspirants do not just have to clear the cut-off but also have to score more than other candidates.
Give one month for revision: The last but the most important advice for a candidate is “have at least one month spare for revision”. Finish the syllabus one month before the exam as much as they can and then start revising for the paper. Do not read any new topic just a month before the exam.
Books To prepare for UPPSC PCS Exam
Below are some of the books candidates can refer while preparing for the preliminary and main exam of UPPSC PCS 2020:
|Name of books||Link|
|UPPSC PCS Exam Goalpost, Prelims, General Studies – I, |
25 Years Solved Papers, 2019: Subject – Wise & Chapter – Wise
|Bharat Ka Bhugol: Civil Seva/Rajya Seva Ki Prarambhik |
Evam Mukhya Pariksha
|UPPSC Solved Papers Paper 1 & 2||Click Here|
|Samanya Adhyayan – Prashnapatra II Civil Seva Prarambhik Pareeksha (2019)||Click Here|
|Kiran’s UPPSC Prelim. Exam General Studies 1991 – 2018 & |
CSAT (2012 – 2018) Solved Papers- English(2567)
|UPPCS Preliminary Examination 2019 Previous Years Topic Wise |
Solved Papers (Paper I 2003-18 & Paper II 2012-18)
|Kiran’s UPPCS Preliminary Exam (PT) General Study Quick Revision Capsule Hindi – 2290||Click Here|
|Samanya Adhyayan – Paper 1(General Studies – CSAT Paper 1 in Hindi for |
Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2019) by Pearson
|UPPCS 2019 : Previous Years’ Topic-Wise Solved Papers : Paper I 2003-18 |
(Include Paper II : Solved Paper 2012-18)
|Uttar Pradesh General Knowledge: At a Glance||Click Here|
|UPPCS Pre & Mains Solved Question 2019 (1911 H EDRISTI (C)||Click Here|
|Pracheen Aur Madhyakalin Bharat: For UPSC and State Civil Service Examinations||Click Here|
|UPPCS हल प्रश्न पत्र (Prelims) 2018-2010: Solved Paper (Hindi Edition)||Click Here|
|General Studies Paper -1 Based on NCERT Syllabus: For |
Civil Services & State Services Examinations
|121 Essays for IAS/ PCS & other Competitive Exams||Click Here|
UP PCS Exam Pattern 2020
The candidates must know about the exam. To know about the exam, the candidates must know the exam pattern. Candidates can refer below the pattern in which the exam will be conducted:
(i) Preliminary Exam:
Mode of Exam: The answers are recorded in the OMR sheets.
Language: The question paper is in Hindi and English Language.
Duration: Each of the exams is of 2 hours.
No. of Questions: There will be 150 to 100 questions in the question paper.
Type of Questions: The question paper will have objective type questions only
(ii) Main Exam:
Mode of Exam: The paper will be a pen-paper test of 3 hours each.
Language: The question paper will be in Hindi and English.
Durations: The papers will be of 3 hours each.
Type of quetions: All the questions will be of descriptive essay type only.
Negative Marking: There is no negative marking for the wrong answers.
(i) Compulsory Papers:
|General Hindi||150 marks|
|General Studies (First Paper)||200 marks|
|General Studies (Second Paper)||200 marks|
|General Studies (Third Paper)||200 marks|
|General Studies (Fourth Paper)||200 marks|
(ii) Optional Paper: There will be 2 papers of 3 hours from an optional subject chosen by the candidate. The papers will be of 200 marks each.
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Animal Husbandry
- English Lit.
- Physics & Veterinary Science
- Urdu Lit.
- Hindi Lit.
- Sanskrit Lit.
- Political Science
- Commerce & Accountancy
- Sociology International Relations
- Public Administration
- Medical Science
- Civil Engineering
Syllabus: Click Here to get the detailed syllabus of UPPSC PCS for all the subjects.
About UPPSC PCS 2020
The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission conducts exam for various posts through PCS. The recruitment process of PCS exam consists of 3 stages which are the preliminary exam, the main exam and the personal interview. The candidates have to fill sepaarate application form for each level of recruitment. UPPSC PCS Preliminary exam consists of 2 papers of 200 marks each. The candidates who clear the preliminary exam appear for the main exam. The main exam is descriptive type exam which has 6 compulsory and 2 optional papers of 3 hours each. This exam will be conducted in 2 shifts each day. Anyone who clears the main exam is called for the personal interview round.