How to Prepare for UPSC 2023 Examination?

Every year, lakhs of people appear for the UPSC examination, making it one of the most competitive recruitment examinations in the country. Candidates who successfully clear this examination are considered for a job post at the Government of India, including the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS).

Candidates who are planning to apply for the UPSC exam 2023 are advised to rush to the official website, as the commission has started accepting applications. As per the official notification, which was released on February 2023, the application submission portal will remain open till February 1, 2023. UPSC full form is the Union Public Service Commission.

How to Prepare for UPSC Exams?

With the growth of the digital world, there has been a very swift increase in the number of online coaching websites. Looking that the commission has launched its own online page, UPSC online. UPSC online has all the resources and information required for the IAS exam 2023.

How to Register for the UPSC Examination?

Mentioned below is the procedure to follow for the UPSC 2023 examination.

  • Visit the official UPSC website’s official application page,
  • Then click on the UPSC Civil Services Exam Link.
  • Select “Fill Part-I Registration.”
  • Once it has been generated, use the registration number to finish Part-II Registration.
  • When done, press “Submit.”

Stages of Civil Service Examination

  1. Stage I: Preliminary Examination (IAS Prelims)

Candidates who will clear the preliminary examination will be eligible to apply for the main examination. Students will have to register again for the main examination.

  1. Stage II: Mains Examination (IAS Main)

Mains examination is the 2nd stage of the UPSC examination. It carries 1750 marks. Candidates who secure the required cut-off marks will be called for the interview/personality test.

  1. Stage III: UPSC Personality Test (IAS Interview)

There are no minimum marks required in order to clear the interview round. Students who clear this round are recruited for the required job post.

UPSC 2023 Vacancies

The Civil Service Examination is conducted for the following posts:

  • Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
  • Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
  • Indian Police Service (IPS)

Group A

  • Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’
  • Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)
  • Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’
  • Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’
  • Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’

Group B

  • Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade)
  • Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’
  • Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’
  • Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’
  • Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’

Number of Vacancies Released

A total of 861 positions have reportedly been made available, 34 of which are specifically designated for applicants with Benchmark Disability, according to the official statement. The following table shows the distribution of these 34 vacancies:

  • 7 vacancies for blindness and low vision
  • 11 vacancies for deaf and hard of hearing
  • 8 vacancies for locomotor disability
  • 8 vacancies for persons with multiple disabilities

An Overview of the UPSC Exam System

UPSC Online
Register for prelim examination
Preparation for prelim examination
Downloading the admit card
Apply for main examination
Preparation for main examination
Downloading the admit card
Wait for interview call letters

Key Steps to Prepare for the UPSC exam

Mentioned below are the important points that an aspirant must take into consideration while preparing for the UPSC examination.

  • Timetable: Make a timetable according to the time that is left for the examination. Start following it at your own pace. Making a timetable and accomplishing the goals set for the day helps to boost the confidence level.
  • Understand the syllabus: Properly comprehend the syllabus and mark the important topics. Revise them every day for better results.
  • Newspaper reading/current affairs for IAS: More than half of the questions asked in the Civil Service Examination are from current affairs. Newspaper reading is very important to keep track of what is happening in the country as well as worldwide.
  • Making notes: Notes are very important because the more you write, the more you learn. Notes should have concise points, which make the learning process more efficient and productive.
  • Mock tests and previous years’ questions: These help to understand the exam pattern and learn time management skills. Solving previous years’ question papers makes you feel more confident.
  • Government resources: Stick to government resources, as they are factual and not biased. Staying limited when it comes to resources is important; otherwise, learning becomes confusing.
  • Revision: It is one of the most important parts because, in this, you recall what all you have learnt till now. Keep the pointer of the gaps so that you can focus on them. Try to revise the important topics every day till the day of the examination.
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