We all know that to clear the UPSC examination, one has to struggle day and night with the right preparation strategy for almost one year or more. As all are also aware that the UPSC is conducted in three stages- Prelims, Mains and Interview, and we need different strategies and preparation tips for every stage.

Here in this article, we will be diving into the preparation and strategies for UPSC prelims and mains and we will be also focusing on tips for 3 months to ace prelims examination and also after that how to prepare the mains strategy. So, buckle up and stay tuned till the end to have all your doubts cleared and ace the UPSC exam.

Also Read: Mock Test Series for UPSC Civil Services Prelims Examinations 2021: A Guide to Better UPSC Preparation

UPSC Prelims Exam 

Every year UPSC conducts the Civil Service Examination and an aspirant who is planning to go for it should be familiar with the exam pattern.

Exam Mode Offline 
Number of Papers 2-Civil service aptitude test and general studies
Number of Questions Paper 1- 100; Paper 2- 80
Question Paper Type Multiple Choice Questions
IAS Prelims Total Marks 400
Nature of Exam Qualifying
Exam Duration 2 hours each, +20 minutes for blind students
Exam Language English and Hindi

Also Read: How many Papers are There in UPSC Prelims? Here’re the Insights to Boost Your UPSC Preparation

IAS Prelims Exam Preparation and Strategy 

Daily planning is required to score more, prepare a weekly timetable and also a daily timetable in your mind at the start of the day and ensure it is done every day and complete every week’s goals.

Read the NCERT books for concept building and understanding the basic concepts along with the PDF notes which are provided by the UPSC Pathshala which are very important and are specially handpicked for better understanding and conceptualising.

Tips for 3 Months to Ace Prelims Exam

UPSC Pathshala website has a Prelims 2021 crash course that will help you to pass the examination with flying colours, here is an overview of what the course will contain and how it will help you.

#Course content

700+ hours of online lessons for CSAT, current affairs and Geography

Weekly online webinars on Current Affairs

Live lessons on largely significant subjects

#Schedule & mentorship

Personal mentorship to formulate the important techniques

Comprehensive day by day study plan established on your degree and plan

2 seminar tours of 30 minutes each every week with the tutor

#Practice Test

Weekly quizzes with examination, justification and your level

#Digitally available

Permit of topic on the website and portable app

IAS Mains Strategy 

The UPSC 2021 crash course doesn’t only help you with prelims but also the Civil Service Mains examination. Here are the details

#Best Quality Video Content

Incredible videos encircling the whole syllabus of current affairs, CSAT and GS  for both mains and prelims test.

#Personal Mentorship Get Demo

Get a personalized tutor to handhold you through the lengthy procedure of UPSC practice to maintain your preparation on the path.

#Practice Tests & Mock TestsSee Questions

Maintain a path of your preparation with a periodic test sequence of UPSC standard.

#Live Classes

Live Classes which will contain all the crucial topics for Prelims 2021 in a detailed way, improving your total by 30%

#Your time, Your place

Formulate without any restriction of space and time. No necessity to stop your work or relocate to some distinct town. Educate from the comfort of your residence.

#Super Affordable

No necessity to pay a lot sitting in a classroom of 500 pupils. Get personalized practise at a portion of the fee.


Civil Service Examination is termed as one of the toughest exams all over India and that’s why one needs to be thoroughly prepared and has to come up with the right strategy for the three stages- Prelims, Mains and Interview round and our personalized tutors will help you solve all your doubts and problems and will assist you so you can reach your desired score at the comfort of your home and you also will get a clear understanding and visualization towards the concepts.

If one has any doubts or wants to know more about the courses, please drop a message or comment below in the comments section, we are here to guide you 24/7.

Also Read: How to Prepare Economics for UPSC Prelims and Mains? 7-step Process of Preparation

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