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UPSC Prelims 2021 Concluded: Gear-up for UPSC Mains Exam irrespective of your score in Prelims

UPSC Prelims 2021 exam

UPSC CSE 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.

 

 

To check UPSC Prelims 2021 Expected cut-off and detailed subject-wise analysis, click here

 

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.

 

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Now it has been few days after UPSC Prelims 2021 exam concluded. Hence, it’s time for introspection for an aspirant who believes they won’t make it through prelims 2021 and time for hard work with determination for those who believe they are making it through Prelims 2021. In any case, it’s a very crucial time for both categories of students to make the most of the available time and prepare for the next UPSC Prelims/Mains exam.

 

UPSC Prelims 2021 expected cutoff

General 90-93
EWS 76-79
OBC 88-91
SC 73-77
ST 67-71

 

 

In this context, we are going to provide a detailed plan for each category of aspirants.

Plan for Aspirant expecting to clear Prelims 2021 as per expected prelims cut-off

  1. Don’t Waste Time after UPSC Prelims 2021

    • Aspirants who are either clearing or on the borderline as per the expected cut-off, can’t afford to waste any time. You have already taken a break of two-three days and now it’s time to get down to business with full force. This is important as the gap between UPSC Prelims and Mains is very less, given the vast syllabus of the Mains examination.
    • Even if, you have a minute chance of clearing prelims, you should not waste time. This is because, after the prelims result, you won’t get enough time for preparing UPSC CSE Mains exam.
    • For example, many aspirants in last year’s prelims exam were getting less than 94-95 as per the answer keys of many esteemed coaching institutes who were predicting prelims cut-off to be around 98 marks. Many of these aspirants became hopeless and stopped their UPSC Mains preparation, resulting in poor performance in the IAS Mains exam even though they qualified prelims cut-off (only 92.25 marks)
    • The lesson is that you should not give up early or you might end up wasting your precious time.
    • This is why Adda 247 advises aspirants to gear up for the UPSC Mains Exam Preparation with full determination and efforts, irrespective of their marks in UPSC Prelims 2021.
  1. UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice

    • As it is important to may MCQs in prelims exams. It is even more important to practice mains answer writing regularly and rigorously. This helps you manage your time better and also improve the content & structure of your answers.
  1. Distribute an adequate amount of time for each paper

    • 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.
    • For example, Essay papers and Optional papers have better mark fetching potential in the Mains examination. So, you should invest more time in these papers.
    • Similarly, GS Paper 4 (Ethics paper) carries equal weightage as other GS Papers but candidates often invest less amount of time for this paper.
    • So, it’s advisable that aspirants should invest an adequate amount of time in each paper.

 

Plan for Aspirants preparing for UPSC Prelims 2022

  1. Don’t Waste Time: Start Preparing for UPSC Mains 2021

    • This is the same advice as we advised people who are expecting to clear prelims 2021.
    • Aspirants often waste few months over why they couldn’t clear prelims and also think that now there is enough time for the next UPSC Prelims.
    • This should be avoided at all costs. Aspirants should take a week or 10 days off and then again start their preparation in a planned manner without regretting too much about the mistakes they did in the last prelims.
  1. Identifying the gaps in your UPSC Prelims 2021 Preparation

    • Introspection doesn’t mean overthinking and regretting too much about the mistakes you did in the UPSC prelims 2021 exam.
    • Introspection means identifying the gaps (& not mistakes) in your UPSC Prelims Exam Preparation and based on that preparing strategy for the next year’s UPSC Prelims, Mains, and Interview exams.
  1. Devising an Integrated Plan for UPSC Prelims and Mains Exam 2022:

    • Aspirants who are not clearing UPSC Prelims 2021 cut-off marks as per the answer keys of various institutes, should extensively plan for UPSC Prelims 2022 and UPSC Mains 2022 exams.
    • An integrated plan for UPSC Prelims and Mains 2022 would help aspirants comprehensively prepared for the civil services exam as a whole. UPSC Prelims and Mains syllabus are designed in such a way that they both overlap and compliments each other. Aspirants often make the mistake of preparing separately for both Prelims and Mains exams.
    • Integrated preparation especially becomes very relevant because these days UPSC is asking concept-based questions in prelims which require comprehensive knowledge on the part of aspirants. Preparing for UPSC Mains along with prelims gives an edge to aspirants by strengthening their concepts and helping them in both Civil Services Prelims and Mains exam.
  1. Execute the Plan with determination and hard work

    • Even the best plans won’t give any result without effort, dedication and hard work on the part of the UPSC CSE Aspirants.
    • This is why it is very important that aspirants must sweat to implement their integrated and comprehensive plan in reality.
    • Unshakable determination, passion, and perseverance on the part of the Civil Services aspirants will surely help you qualify UPSC Prelims, Mains & Interview exam and find their name in the UPSC’s holy PDF of selected candidates.

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

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