How to Prepare for UKPSC exam 2020?

UKPSC Preparation Tips 2020 – Uttarakhand Public Service Commission (UKPSC) conducts the UKPSC exam to recruit candidates in Assistant Review Officer, Civil Judge, Economics & Statistics Officer & many more posts of civil servants under the Uttarakhand state government. UKPSC will soon release the official notification. In this article, we will provide a proper booklist for each topic including preparation tips for Uttarakhand PSC which is essential to crack the exam. Candidates will also get to know the right study material for the UKPSC exam.

In this article, along with the preparation tips, aspirants will also get the answers to the questions that are given below:

  • How to start the preparation for the UKPSC exam in the correct manner?
  • How to create precise notes for the exam?
  • What are the optimum books for the preparation of each topic separately?
  • How to prepare for the UKPSC prelims exam?
  • What is the preparation tactics for the UKPSC mains exam?
  • How to do the revision?
  • How to examine the entire question paper?
  • How can I increase my speed to solve the exam paper?

Below are some important Uttarakhand PSC preparation tips to prepare well for the exam.

How to Prepare for UKPSC?

  • First of all, prepare yourself mentally & physically for the exam.
  • Strict goals must be set before you start the preparation.
  • Each goal should be given proper time.
  • Go through the eligibility criteria of the UKPSC exam.
  • Candidates must completely know the latest exam pattern of UKPSC which consists of 3 stages as mentioned below:
Stages Name Of The Exam
Stage 1 Prelims
Stage 2 Mains
Stage 3 Interview
  • Grasping the entire syllabus of UKPSC is very important for any candidate as you should not prepare for the unnecessary topics.

Prepare an appropriate Time Table

  • Any exam preparation is incomplete without a proper time table.
  • To make your preparation straightforward & disciplined, a timetable is required.
  • To finish the deadlines in the timetable, a candidate will work much better & faster.

Study the UKPSC Syllabus Thoroughly

  • Before you choose any study material or books for your preparation, you should examine the entire syllabus thoroughly.
  • UKPSC has given the complete syllabus for the Prelims & Mains examination.
  • To thoroughly understand the syllabus, you should first examine the exam pattern for UKPSC exam.

UKPSC Preliminary Exam Pattern

The exam mode will be offline. The prelims exam consists of 2 papers i.e. General studies & General aptitude which are of 150 marks each. Each paper will be of 2 hours and will be of MCQ type.

Paper Subject Total Questions Duration of Exam Max Marks
Paper 1 General Studies 150 (1 marks ques) 2 hrs 150
Paper 2 General Knowledge Exam 100 (1.5 marks ques) 2 hrs 150

UKPSC Mains Exam Pattern

According to the mains exam pattern, the mains exam consists of seven papers that are completely descriptive in nature. All papers are of 3 hours duration. The total marks of all the papers will be 1500.

Paper Subject Duration of Exam Marks
Paper I Language 3 hrs. 300 Marks
Paper II Indian History & National Movement, Social & Culture 3 hrs. 200 Marks
Paper III Indian Administration, Social Justice & International Relations 3 hrs. 200 Marks
Paper IV India Geography & World Geography 3 hrs. 200 Marks
Paper V Economic & Social Development 3 hrs. 200 Marks
Paper VI General Science & Technology 3 hrs. 200 Marks
Paper VII General Interest & Science 3 hrs. 200 Marks
  • The syllabus for the UKPSC exam will give the candidates a much better idea of how to prepare for every topic that is in the exam pattern. The syllabus will make it quite easy for the candidates to select the study material which is suitable for the preparation.

Preparation Tips for Uttarakhand PSC Exam – Collect the Right Study Material

Study material plays a vital role in getting selected. Always go for smart study as in the preparation of civil services the connectivity with all the subjects the most important thing. Check the below points to follow the right study material for UKPSC exam:

  • Check all the subject materials before starting your preparation.
  • Gather all the R.S. Aggrawal & NCERT books for the preparation of aptitude.
  • Collects all the notes, books (always prefer Lucent, Arihant publication), several magazines for current affairs and most important Uttarakhand General Knowledge. This is because 40% syllabus will cover by state information only.
  • Read the general books and current affairs of Uttarakhand.
  • Focus on topics like politics, international affairs, economy, etc. within the magazine.
  • Collect all the previous year question papers of the UKPSC exam.
  • Always prefer books by famous writers and try to avoid local books.

UKPSC Best Books

Some important books for the preparation of the Uttarakhand PSC exam are given below:

1. For History

Ancient History Medieval History Modern History World History
Ancient India – (NCERT) – (Prof. R.S. Sharma) Medieval India – (NCERT) – (Satish Chandra) Modern India (NCERT) – (Bipan Chandra) The story of Civilization – Vol. 2 (NCERT) – (Arjun Dev)
Ancient India – An Introductory Outline (D.N. Jha) Medieval India (Macmillan) – (Satish Chandra) India’s Struggle For Independence – (Bipan Chandra) Contemporary World History – (NCERT) – (Arjun Dev & others)
History of India – Vol. I (Romila Thapar) Medival India – Volume I & Volume II – (Satish Chandra) Gandhi – (B.R. Nanda) The Mainstream of Civilization – (Strayer, Gatzke & Harbison)
Material culture & Social Formation in Ancient India – (R.S. Sharma) The Advanced History of India – (Majumdar, Raychaudhuri & Datta) Freedom Struggle (NBT) – (Bipan Chandra & others) Europe Since Napoleon – (David Thompson)
Indian Feudalism – (R.S. Sharma) Modern India – (Sumit Sarkar)
Ancient India – (L.Mukherjee)

2. For Geography
  • Indian and World Geography – (Hussain)
  • Geography of India – (Majid Hussain)
  • Geography – (Surender Singh)
  • Physical Geography – (Savindra Singh)
  • Environmental Awareness – (R.C.Chandna)
  • Indian Economy – (Dutt and Sundaram)
  • India Year Book, published by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
3. For Political Science
  • Indian Constitution – Bare Act – Ministry of Law and Justice
  • An Introduction to the Constitution of India – (D.D. Basu)
  • Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations – (M. Laxmikanth)
  • A History of Political thought – (J.P. Suda)
  • A History of Political thought – (Subrata Mukherjee, Susheela Ramaswamy)
4. For Indian Economy
  • An Evolution of Indian Economy – (I.C. Dhingra)
  • Economic Survey of India by Govt. of India
  • Indian Economy – (Dutta and Sundara)
  • Indian Economy – (Mishra and Puri)
5. For Current Affairs
  • Hindu and Economic Times Newspapers
  • Frontline, Economic & Political Weeks Periodicals
  • India Year Book

Maintain Your Time – Doing Revision Strategically

Time management is one of the most important parts of our life. It is one strong key of success so preserve your time during the study.

  • Make short & precise Notes while you study as it will be helpful during the final revision.
  • Write down all the Formulae that you find quite difficult to remember.
  • Keep the notes & solved problems separately indexed so that you can revise them later when required.

Solve Previous Years Question Papers

  • Solving sample papers & previous year’s papers will help you examine the ongoing trend in the UKPSC exam.
  • You can find the most important topic with the help of the previous year’s papers.
  • After every topic, solve practice questions.
  • Previous year's papers will help in analyzing the difficulty of the exam.

Preparation Tips for UK PSC - Mock Tests

  • Take the mock tests after you finish your syllabus.
  • Mock tests are easily available online.
  • Mock tests will increase your speed & accuracy in solving the exam paper.

Maintain Your Health

Good health matters a lot for any exam. So avoid everything that will make you sick. Look below at some tips we have prepared for you to keep yourself healthy in this crucial stage of life:

  • A nutritious diet is a must.
  • Eat fresh fruits & vegetables.
  • Avoid eating junk food.
  • If you are feeling stressed from studying then play some sport or listen to some light music.
  • Relax your body by doing yoga & meditation.
  • Take sleep of at least 7-8 hours in a complete day.
  • Drinks lots of water & always stay positive.


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