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UPSC Mains 2021 Preparation Strategy: Don’t Make These Mistakes in Your Mains Preparation

UPSC CSE 2021 Examination

UPSC Prelims 2021 exam was recently concluded. The UPSC Prelims 2021 paper was on the tougher side of the spectrum and left many aspirants disheartened. Many prestigious institutes including Adda 247 have released prelims 2021 cut-off (expected). To see your prelims 2021 score, click here.

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Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts Civil Services exam each year in three phases- Prelims, Mains and Interview. Candidates who qualify UPSC Prelims are invited for writing UPSC Mains examination and candidates who qualify Mains are asked to appear in the Interview. UPSC Prepares a list of selected candidates based on the Mains and Interview marks of appearing candidates.

 

UPSC CSE Mains 2021 Preparation Strategy

UPSC Mains 2021 exam is scheduled to take place from 7th January 2021. Given the limited amount of time available for the UPSC Mains preparation, it is vital for the aspirants to plan their UPSC mains preparation strategy accordingly.

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UPSC Mains Exam Strategy- UPSC CSE Mains 2021

UPSC CSE Mains exam is the most important phase in the UPSC Exam preparation journey of an aspirant. Aspirants should avoid making the following mistakes in their mains exam which is to be conducted in January 2021.

Aspirants often make the mistake of ignoring answer writing in order to focus on the information. But this will not help if you can’t put important information in the UPSC Mains exam in an orderly fashion and as per the demand of the question. In the mains exam, the art of answer writing becomes very important to fetch good marks. Mastering the art of answer writing will positively affect your marks in each paper, especially in essay papers. This is why an aspirant appearing in the UPSC mains exam either this year or next year must extensively master the art of answer writing.

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  • Allocating too much time to only a few Subjects in the UPSC Mains exam

Candidates often make the mistake of dedicating a large part of their time to one or two papers at the cost of others. This results in a good performance in few papers and poor performance in others, leading to failure of poor marks in Mains results. This is why aspirants should allot a proportionate amount of time to each paper based on their overall weightage and mark fetching potential.

  • Reading too many Study materials for Mains Exam 2021

In the anxiousness and fear of missing out (FOMO) few topics in the mains exam, aspirants often end up buying and reading too many study materials without consolidating much of the knowledge. This results in a waste of time and effort and aspirants often end up depressed and demotivated just before their mains exam as they couldn’t recall much of the information. This is why aspirants should focus on limiting their sources. Instead of reading from too many sources, aspirants should consolidate their knowledge by revising multiple times and answer writing.

 

  • Ignoring the importance of Time Management in UPSC Mains Exam

Many aspirants make the mistake of ignoring the importance of ‘Three Hours Rule’ in their mains preparation. UPSC gives three hours time to aspirants for each mains paper, within which they have to complete the paper. Aspirants often ignore this time limit while practicing answer writing. This creates a bad habit which ultimately reflect in the UPSC Mains exam paper, resulting in either poor quality answers or aspirants not being able to attempt full paper.

 

UPSC Mains 2021 Exam: IAS Mains Subject List and Mains & Interview Marks Distribution

 

                                               Title of the Paper Marks Allotted
Essay writing 250 Marks
General Studies–I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History, and Geography of the World and Society) 250 Marks
General Studies –II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations) 250 Marks
General Studies –III (Technology, Economic Development, Bio‐diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management) 250 Marks
General Studies –IV (Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude) 250 Marks
Optional Subject – Paper 1 250 Marks
Optional Subject – Paper 2 250 Marks
Sub Total in the written Test 1750 Marks
Personal Interview 275 Marks
Grand Total  2025 Marks

 

All the Very Best to all the Civil Services Aspirants who are sweating day and night to make their dream of becoming civil servant a reality.

 

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