UPPSC Prelims 2020 Exam: Check Last Minute Revision Tips to score high in PCS Pre Exam

UPPSC PCS 2020 Prelims is approaching soon. Check here last minute preparation tips to revise nicely for the UPPSC Prelims 2020 exam to obtain the desired Cut off marks. Check here important topics of UPPSC PCS Pre exam.

UPPSC PCS 2020: Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission is going to conduct the UPPSC PCS Pre exam on 11 October 2020. Lakhs of candidates are expected to appear for the UPPSC PCS 2020 Exam to seek recruitment in the UP state services. UPPPCS examination will be held offline in written mode and questions will be asked in objective multiple choice format. For this highly competitive exam, candidates need to score high marks to get selected for the UPPSC PCS Mains examination. For the ease of candidates, we have listed here a few last minute preparation tips to crack the UPPSC PCS Prelims 2020 exam with desired Cut off marks.

Check Exam Centre Instructions for UPPSC PCS Pre 2020 exam

The UPPSC PCS Prelims 2020 exam comprises of two paper- Paper I is of General Studies 1 and Paper II is of General Studies 2 (CSAT). Both the papers will be 200 marks each. In GS Paper 1, candidates will be asked a total of 150 MCQs and in GS Paper 2, candidates will be asked 100 MCQs. UPPSC Paper 1 will be held from 9:30 am to 11:30 am and Paper 2 will be held from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. There will be a negative marking of one-third marks for each answer marked incorrectly by the candidates on OMR Sheet.

Lets now have a look at the last minute tips to revise for the UPPSC PCS Pre exam:

Go through UPPSC PCS Pre Exam Pattern 2020

As a few days are left for the UPPSC Exam, it is the right time for candidates to go through the Prelims exam pattern once again to clear away any doubts about the time duration, marking scheme or even number of questions. This will help you in preparing out a proper strategy on how to attempt the paper in a given time frame. Have a look at the exam pattern below:






General Studies I


200 marks

2 Hours

(9.30-11.30 am)


General Studies II (CSAT)


200 marks

2 Hours

(2.30- 4.30 pm)

There is negative marking in the exam for wrong answers.

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CSAT Paper is qualifying in nature. Only GS Paper 1 marks will be taken into account for shortlisting candidates for UPPSC Mains exam.

Revise UPPSC PCS Important topics

It is the right time to have a look at the important topics of the UPPSC PCS 2020 exam. By going through the important topics, candidates can revise quickly and will get hold on the topics, which they have otherwise missed out. So, have a look at these important topics below:

General Studies Paper 1

General Studies - CSAT Paper 2

Current Affairs of National & International importance

Indian History

National Movement

Indian Geography

World Geography

Indian Polity


Social and Economic Development 

Environmental Ecology

Biodiversity and Climate Change

General Science: Understanding of Science



Set Theory




Reading Comprehension

Active & Passive Voice

Punctuations & Spellings

Parts of Speech

Direct & Indirect speech


Sentence Rearrangement

Fill in the blanks

Idioms & phrases

शब्द रचना, वाक्य रचना



संधि & समास


विलोम शब्द

अनेकार्थी शब्द

पर्यायवाची शब्द

मुहावरे & लोकोक्तियाँ

तत्सम एवं तद्भव


मुख्य बोलियाँ

Have a look at Important Current Affairs Topics for UPPSC PCS Here

Practice UPPSC PCS Previous Year Papers

The best way to practice for any exam is through previous year question papers. Candidates should definitely undertake the practice of any one UPPSC PCS previous year paper before the exam to get a decent idea about the difficulty level of UPPSC Question paper and the types of questions asked from a particular topic in the examination.

PDF Download UPPSC PCS Previous Year Papers here

Focus on time management & achieving accuracy

In UPPSC PCS exam, 150 questions will be asked from Paper 1 and 100 questions will be asked from Paper 2. These questions need to solved in 2 hours durations, for each paper. Moreover, there will be negative marking for wrong answers.  For such a paper, candidates need to gain command over the time management and accuracy. Candidates should not devote more than a minute for a particular question. Do not get stuck in solving or getting through the answer of a question; rather jump over to next question and try to solve the complete paper in the given time frame.

Carry your UPPSC Admit Card & ID Proofs

Do not forget to carry your UPPSC PCS Admit Card 2020 to the exam centre on the day of examination. Candidates who forget to carry the admit card or ID Proof, will not be allowed to appear for the exam. So, if you still have not taken out the print out of the admit letter, take it out now and keep all the documents and essentials together that are meant to be carried to the examination centre.

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