Last Minute Tips For UPSC IAS Prelims Exam 2015

These are some tips which the candidates should follow while answering the Civil Services Prelims Exam 2015.

Created On: Aug 19, 2015 15:05 IST

UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Test will be conducted on 23 August 2015 and it is less than a week left for it. The candidates must be preparing hard and utilizing this high time well for the revision but there are some important points which should be kept in mind.

Important points to remember

  • First and the foremost thing is to know about the Center of Examination. The candidates must enquire and locate accurately the allotted examination center as mentioned in the Civil Services Preliminary Test Admit Card.
  • The candidates must arrange the conveyance for the D-day because it is important to stay calm and cool in the morning for that day. Calmness will increase the use of potential on the day of examination
  • Candidates must ensure a good and legible copy of the admit card for the examination hall so that the invigilator can easily fulfill the required formalities without any hurdles.
  • Keep a good pen for the examination. It would be better to buy a new pen a day before and use it so that the candidates feel comfortable in marking the answers.
  • Do not panic if you cannot solve 5 to 10 questions in the beginning of the paper. Because there are always some questions which no one can answer in the IAS Prelims Question Paper. It is important to don’t panic at any point of time during solving the paper.
  • Always try to maintain a time for the set of questions. For example: the candidates should check that whether they have completed 25 questions in first half an hour. Divide the time equally for each question.
  • Try the elimination process for answering the question of you don’t know the answer in the first reading of the question. If you know exactly that an option cannot be the answer of the question then it can help you in eliminating that option.
  • Try to solve a question in the first attempt itself because if you leave a question and come back to it later then it will take your time twice. So think over all the aspects of the question in the first attempt itself.
  • Always mark your answer after each 5 or 10 questions. Do not leave this task for the end of the paper. By marking the answer simultaneously after 5 to 10 questions minimises the possibility of human error of marking wrong answers.
  • Always Note the unanswered questioned so that you can keep a track of those questions. At the second round or at the last you can check and answer those questions.
  • Check twice whether you have marked all the questions in the answer sheet. This is the most important thing because only answer sheet is the proof of your answers.

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