UPSC mains preparation strategies

By Aditi Tulsyan

21 July, 2023

The UPSC Exam is India’s toughest exam. It has three stages: prelims, mains, and interviews. Starting preparation a year before prelims is crucial to passing mains. 


Here are some helpful strategies to prepare for the UPSC mains.

Thorough Revision

Review and revise all key topics from the UPSC syllabus, focusing on core subjects like History, Geography, Polity, and Economics.

Regularly practice answer writing to improve articulation, structuring, and time management for essay paper.

Answer Writing Practice

Take mock tests for UPSC mains to simulate exam conditions and analyse performance for areas of improvement.

Mock Tests & Analysis

Stay Updated

Keep yourself informed about current events, government policies, and national/international issues. 

To do well in the UPSC mains exam, follow these strategies, maintain a disciplined study routine, and manage stress effectively.