UPPSC PCS 2020 Exam Preparation – Tips & Strategies

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission PCS 2020 has released the vacancy for UPPSC PCS 2020 recently. Also the lockdown has been extended till 17th May 2020 thus giving an ample amount of time to all the students who were waiting for thid vacancy to start preparing especially for the working professional who can now devote their commutation time to their and studies. Before sitting for any exam, it is very important that you prepare a strategy as it will guide you in one direction and also help you to prepare well during the preparation time without getting confuse and lost. and we will be covering all the preparation tips and strategy for UPPSC PCS 2020  that can help you ace this exam.

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Tips that can help candidates track their preparation are:

  • Having proper knowledge of the syllabus. Track down Each topic that finds its place in UPPSC syllabus as it  is important and an aspirant should never skip any of those.
  • For UPPSC recruitment,  a candidate should read the UP  board textbooks as these give  more pertinent information on various topics mentioned in the syllabus.
  • Each topic which includes   History, Geography, Polity, etc. should also be read keeping in mind the state’s aspects.

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UPPSC PCS 2020 Prelims Topics

  1. Current events of National & International importance
  2. Indian History and National Movement
  3. Indian and World Geography
  4. Indian Governance and Polity
  5. Social and Economic Development
  6. Environmental Ecology, Climate Change, and Biodiversity
  7. General Science

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Books or Sources to prepare UPPSC Prelims 2019 are given in the table below:

UPPSC Prelims 2019 Subjects UPPSC Exam Preparation
Current events of National & International importance “The Hindu” along with UP state newspaper
Indian History and National Movement History should be read  from :NCERT along with any standard book
Indian and World Geography Indian geography should be read as:NCERT along with any standard book
Indian Politics NCERT along with any standard book
Social and Economic Development You can refer to school textbooks NCERT (Standard 9-12)
Environmental Ecology, Climate Change, and Biodiversity NCERT along with any standard book

There will be an aptitude exam in prelims in which reading comprehensions, logical reasoning and english grammar questions will be asked. You can practice for this paper from the sources given below:

  1. Ace Reasoning
  2. Ace Quantitative Aptitude
  3. For English section, Follow Ace English

Topic-Wise Strategy

Indian Freedom Struggle: Go through  A brief history of Modern India Spectrum that has all the details. Also, it will help you in covering every topic of Modern Indian History that is helpful in even other competitive examination. If you have paucity of time, you can also choose to pick 12 Class NCERT for Indian History.

For current topics: Read a newspaper daily which contains some good editorials. You can pick any newspaper of your choice the Indian Express and The Hindu that are considered the best among the rest. Keep a track on government policies and schemes to make sure you are not skipping anything. Make sure you read a monthly magazines that will have compilation of the whole month supporting your revision.

Indian Polity & Economy: Watching  heating debate can help you to ace this section as the questions from it appears in the examination but don’t skip the basics. Make sure you read Polity NCERT of 11 and 12 Class as it will cover almost all the topics that will be coming in the examination other the new amendments. Also, make sure to clear you basics of economics from the NCERT and than directly read economy news from the compilation as well as the newspaper.

General Mental Ability & Quantitative Aptitude: This topic requires lot of practice rather than learning but you can easily ace it.  Solve questions on daily basis from any standard book  and you are good to go.

Social Security in India: Social security is covered in current affair section but if you want to prepare it well then you can opt for any social security book. Don’t forget to make notes from the official websites.

UPPSC Mains Preparation Tips 2020

The major topics given in UPPSC Syllabus that should be focus are History, Geography, Polity, Economics and Current Affairs.

UPPSC PCS 2020 Preparation books you can refer for Mains are:

  • History by  Bipin Chandra
  • Polity by  Laxmikant
  • Geography by  Lexicon or Majid Hussain or G.C. Leong
  • Economy- You can refer to  School Textbooks or Ramesh Singh
  • Current Affairs- Read The Hindu along with a Monthly Compilation of any good magazine

Along with Books other sources needs to be focus on are given below:

  1. Budget and Economic Survey
  2. UP State Board books
  3. NCERT books of all the given subjects in the syllabus
  4. For current affairs:
    1. Monthly Hindu Review
    2. Yojana magazine
    3. RSTV  (Rajya Sabha TV)

Some other important points to keep in mind regarding UPPSC Exam Preparation:

  1. Do MCQ solving practice for Prelims
  2. Do answer writing practice for Mains with timer
  3. Buy adda247 UPPSC PCS 2020  mock test series

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FAQ: UPPSC 2020 PCS Exam

Q. What is the Prelims Syllabus for UPPSC 2020?

Ans.Following are the Prelims syllabus for UPPSC 2020:

  1. Current events of National & International importance
  2. Indian History and National Movement
  3. Indian and World Geography
  4. Indian Governance and Polity
  5. Social and Economic Development
  6. Environmental Ecology, Climate Change, and Biodiversity
  7. General Science

Q. How many hours should student study?

Ans.  Students should focus more on quantity rather than quality. Study as much as you can grasp.

Q. How to prepare for Paper-II of Prelims?

Ans. Paper-II of prelims is a common aptitude exam. You can purchase any standard book and can practice.