The UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE), also known as the IAS exam, is one of the toughest exams. It is conducted in three stages: Preliminary examination, Main examination, and Personality Test.
The Preliminary exam is the most competitive stage and without qualifying the Prelims, candidates cannot appear for Mains and the Interview.
Here are some tips, hacks that could help in clearing Prelims.
For clearing Prelims, know the syllabus, weightage; avoid unnecessary topics
Before starting the preparation for Prelims, aspirants should know what topics are given in the UPSC syllabus.
This will help them cover the entire syllabus and avoid unnecessary topics and subjects that are not in the syllabus, giving them more time to study/revise other topics.
They should prioritize topics as per the weightage and latest questioning trends rather than studying or revising them blindly.