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Last-Minute Tips To Ace UPSC Mains 2021 Exam

Jan 03, 2022

Last-Minute Tips to Ace UPSC Mains 2021 Exam

Pat yourself on the astounding achievement of clearing the UPSC Prelims 2021 exam!

With every passing day, you are inching closer to writing the Mains examination, the second phase of the coveted UPSC Civil Services exam. Now is the time to make the most of the remaining days and put sincere efforts into your UPSC exam preparation.

On 7th January 2022, around 10,000 candidates will be writing the Mains exam as they were able to crack the Prelims examination. A whopping 9,70,000 candidates appeared for the same.

You can imagine how minutely and strongly the UPSC filters the candidates at every stage. Moreover, Mains is all about competing with other aspirants who have almost the same knowledge bank as yours.

Paving the way to the final round of Interview requires surpassing the Mains examination with an incredibly good score. In this article, we will share some crucial last-minute tips that will help you to crack UPSC Mains with ease.

Effective Last Minute Tips for UPSC Mains Examination

Avoid Reading Anything New

If you believe that reading a new topic at this point of time will further enhance your preparation, then it’s time to rethink. You should avoid studying or reading anything new and focus on revising what you have already learned.

Refer to Self Prepared Notes

Now is the time to refer to the notes you made during the Mains preparation, as they are the ultimate source for quick revision. Also, they will save you crucial time as you will be able to scan all the important information and topics quickly. 

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Focus on Revision

If there is one thing that you should do before the commencement of exams, it is Revision. The last few days should be only spent on revising every single topic studied during your preparation. Please note that cramming will do more harm than good to your preparation. 

Going through important and high yield topics again is always a good idea to score extra marks in exams. Avoid going back to the main books. Instead, revise from the summary notes prepared during the exam preparation.

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Believe in Your Preparation

There are countless instances where students fail to clear the Prelims exam despite putting sincere efforts into their preparation. This happens primarily because of the lack of self-confidence and negative self-talk. Having a positive mindset is the key to scoring good marks in the exam. Hence, say to yourself that you have prepared to the best of your capability, and you will give 110% in the exam.

Last but not least, take care of your health. Get a good sleep before the D-day and make sure to have a healthy meal before the exam. We are hopeful that the above-mentioned tips will give you an edge over other competitors and assist you in getting the dream result in the upcoming Mains exam. Follow them rigorously to ace the exam with ease. 

PrepLadder, a renowned name in the field of UPSC exam preparation, wishes all the aspirants good luck for the upcoming Mains 2021 examination. 

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Raminder Singh

Raminder is a Content Manager at PrepLadder. He has worked in several aspects of the education industry throughout his career and has assisted numerous candidates in cracking major competitive exams.


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