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Clearing Prelims is an art. This art requires tackling dynamism, applicability of knowledge with free mind, relevant content and practice as per the UPSC trend, and thereby building a right mindset.

Vimarsha IAS offers Prelims Focus Zone (PFZ) to tackle Prelims Paper-1, and CSAT Over-Simplified to qualify CSAT. To know more about the programs in detail, click PFZ and CSAT Over-Simplified.

UPSC has changed the question framing pattern of GS Paper-1, and increased the difficulty level of GS Paper-2 (CSAT) in 2023. This hints towards the psyche of UPSC in inserting surprising elements in the pressure cooker situation of exam hall. This means Prelims is not just the test of knowledge but much more testing your nerves, emotional settings, pressure handling, and all-important self-management and right understanding.

Mastering the core fundamentals, simplifying trending mathematical topics, special techniques to maximize scores in passage comprehension, a proper training to choose questions based on individual weaknesses and strengths. What not to attempt is as important as what you attempt.

NCERT textbooks, newspapers, magazines, online resources like UPSC websites and platforms offering online courses, previous year’s question papers, and study materials from reliable sources like Vimarsha IAS.

There is no official cut-off for the Mains exam. The final merit list is prepared based on combined scores of Mains and Interview.

Each paper carries 250 marks except Essay (200) and qualifying language papers (100 each). The total marks for the written exam are 1750. The Interview stage carries 275 marks.

It consists of nine papers: Essay, General Studies-I to IV, Optional Subject Papers (two), a qualifying language paper (English or Hindi), and an Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude paper.

Focus on in-depth understanding of topics, answer writing practice, time management, and maintaining consistency in your preparation. Consider optional subject coaching and mock tests tailored to the Mains format.

Choose a subject you genuinely enjoy, one you have a strong foundation in, and that aligns with your interests and career goals. Consider factors like availability of study materials and coaching, scoring potential, and compatibility with your General Studies preparation.

Questions can be based on your DAF-1 or DAF-2, current affairs, your hobbies and interests, ethical dilemmas, and your understanding of diverse issues. Be prepared for follow-up questions and probes into your responses.

The board assesses your integrity, communication skills, leadership qualities, analytical ability, and mental alertness, along with your knowledge and understanding of subjects.

Mock interview sessions with experienced mentors, current affairs magazines, books on personality development and communication skills, past interview records, and videos/articles with successful candidates’ experiences. The UPSC Interview Toolkit Part-1 and Part-2 by Vimarsha IAS can help you a lot in your UPSC CSE interview preparation.

It’s okay to admit you don’t know something. Be honest and explain your approach to finding the answer or your understanding of the topic. Avoid bluffing or getting flustered.

Mock interview sessions with experienced mentors, current affairs magazines, books on personality development and communication skills, past interview records, and videos/articles with successful candidates’ experiences. The UPSC Interview Toolkit Part-1 and Part-2 by Vimarsha IAS can help you a lot in your UPSC CSE interview preparation.

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