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How to Clear UPSC in 1 Year? Preparation Plan & Strategy for Upcoming Exam

How to Clear UPSC in 1 Year? Preparation Plan & Strategy for Upcoming Exam

  • May 02, 2024
  • Posted By : Oswaal Books

UPSC is the oldest and most prestigious exam in the country. Every year, 10 Lakh students appear for the exam. And only 0.2% of students pass the exam. It is considered to be the toughest exam in the country. It is the mother of all exams because of the vast syllabus and tough exams. UPSC Civil Service Examination is your key to entering the dynamic Indian bureaucratic career. If you pass the exam, you can be a part of the elite services, such as IAS, IPS, IFS, and IRS. 

There are multiple ways to approach the exam depending on your background, academic history, your interest in subjects and the type of personality you are. If you set your goal and give yourself just one year to get through the exam. You will clear it with your sheer hard work and dedication. 

Recommended Links: 

UPSC Books for 2024 Exam

UPSC Mock Test Sample Paper for 2024 Exam 

UPSC Previous Years Question Papers for 2024 Exam 

NCERT One for All for UPSC for 2024 Exam 

One-Year Preparation Plan to Clear UPSC Exam 

1- Know The Exam - Learn the syllabus and understand the topics. The exam is divided into 3 stages - on passing one stage it leads to another, if you fail at any stage. You have to begin from scratch. 

2- Meet the Eligibility Criteria - You must be 21 years old and a graduate from a recognized university to take the exam. 


3- Basics - Start reading a good newspaper like Indian Express or The Hindu to learn what's happening in India and outside the country. One must also read a financial newspaper to understand the business and economics of the country. Second, go through the NCERTs for classes 6th-12th to form a base for the subjects. Make notes simultaneously to come back to them from time to time, and you don't have to shuffle between too many books. Oswaal Books NCERTs are very comprehensive.

4- Advance Level - Once you have covered the NCERT's and developed the habit of reading the newspaper daily. Start reading advanced-level books for both prelims and mains. Make notes of the important topics and relate them to current affairs. A lot of topics you might read for the first time. Don't be intimidated by the syllabus. 

For UPSC Online Mock Test Sample Papers and Latest Courses for 2024 Exam – Click Here  

For UPSC Online Previous Year Question Papers for the 2024 Exam – Click Here

5- Test Your Preparation- We can't stress enough on how crucial it is to test what you have studied. Practice Oswaal Books UPSC Previous Year Papers and Mock Tests Sample Papers. Write daily answers to current topics and keep answering previous year's question papers.

6- Take Care of Your Mental Health- UPSC is more of a mental game than a physical one. If you have great mental strength and your willpower is strong, you will sail through. Stay calm and undeterred in the face of competition or too many people. Meditate, exercise regularly and eat healthy. 

We wish you Luck on your UPSC Journey!

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