UPSC IES/ISS 2021 Preparation Tips

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Jun 10, 2021

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Candidates will be selected based on the written examination followed by an interview. Aspirants have to appear for six papers in IES/ISS written examination. Here are the preparation tips for the UPSC Indian Economic Service (IES) and Indian Statistical Service (ISS) 2020 exam that helps to stand out in the written examination.

  • There will be a total of six papers in the UPSC IES/ISS 2020
  • UPSC IES/ISS 2020 consists of 1000 marks.
  • The candidates who will clear the written test will appear for the interview.
  • The selection of candidates will be based on the candidate's performance on both the written test and the interview.
  • General English and general studies paper are compulsory for both ISS and IES 2020 applicants.
Know Exam Pattern

Understanding Exam Pattern

The exam pattern is an important fact of any exam. As for the UPSC IES/ISS 2020, candidates need to understand all the facts of the written exam. In this exam, there are six papers which contain different weightage and duration. The written exam is for 1000 marks. The viva-voce will be conducted for 200 marks. The General English and General Studies papers are common to both Indian Statistical Service and Indian Economic Service and questions will be subjective.

Keep in mind such points. Here is the detailed UPSC IES/ISS 2020 Exam pattern

Detailed Syllabus

Detailed Syllabus

The objective clarity that candidates look only can be achieved by studying the latest syllabus of UPSC IES/ISS 2020. This enables students to have an understanding of what to read, what not to read, and what are the sources that one needs to refer to. Keeping a hard copy of the syllabus and memorizing the syllabus would save a lot of time.

Further, an analysis of question papers from previous years helps one to put the syllabus into better perspective, as often, the true breadth and depth of the syllabus can be better ascertained after analyzing questions which have been asked around the concerned topics.

Study Plan

Proper Study-Plan

UPSC IES/ISS 2020 covers one of the most extensive syllabus of UPSC. Therefore, to complete such a vast syllabus, every candidate must have a proper study plan. This does not mean that you can follow any study plan you come across on the internet. You certainly can take references to others’ plan, you must make a study plan and a study structure by yourself which is suitable for your style.

The plan must include the topics that need to be completed on the daily basis, time for studying each subject based on your strengths and weaknesses, and solving UPSC IES/ISS previous years’ practice papers.

Stay Updated

Stay Updated

Current Affairs is a vast section in the entire UPSC syllabus. Preparation for this section is a bit difficult as aspirants have to do a vast research and have to stay updated on a day-to-day basis with worldly affairs.

Reading the newspaper daily and religiously is the best way to keep up with the flow of current events. Also, various websites and blogs as well as broad coverage of current affairs. Other than newspapers, you can rely on the official website and apps of the newspapers you have currently subscribed to, which can be very useful. You also can make notes of current events directly from this app and website online.

Practice Testing

Practice Testing

Candidates often ask what the necessity of mock tests is when they need to complete the syllabus anyway. When a candidate completes any topic and then takes mock tests, he/she will be ahead of others. There are many reasons. If anyone analysis the previous year papers and takes mock tests, he/she gets an idea about what are predictable questions, how fast they should answer,

They can sit for online tests and the other one which they can download and use for offline test purposes along with practicing the previous year papers.

Stay Healthy

Stay Healthy and Engaged

Finally, set aside time to look up from your books and interact with other people. It is important to not ignore your communication skills and your general emotional well-being. Eat and sleep well, engage yourself in other activities, and don’t let the weight of the exam stress you out.

We wholeheartedly hope that the above-mentioned strategies and tips for UPSC IES ISS Exam will help you in the journey towards the dream job. If there is anything you feel like asking, comment below.

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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.