Preparation Tips

UKPSC Preparation Tips: How to Prepare

As Uttarakhand government also conducts civil services examination to recruit candidates who are willing to Uttarakhand government with full dedication. For cracking UKPSC exam Candidates need to go with the strategic Planning. So in this article you will get UKPSC Preparation Tips, How to starts and what should be your strategy. To start preparation for any exam the first thing should have to do is to be focus for that particular exam and aim. Then get all the information about Uttarakhand PSC Exam.

UKPSC Preparation Tips

1.Prepare the suitable time table:

  • Create the study plan according the UKPSC syllabus.
  • Set a time table according to the subjects. When you are dividing the time slot kindly judge your sitting capability in hours.
  • Try to give minimum 2 hours for one subject.
  • Collect the UKPSC syllabus and previous question papers.
  • Be focused and collect all the information about related exam.

2.Collect the study material:

Study material will play an important role to get selection. Always prefer smart study and never mug up your notes. Because in civil services preparation the connectivity with all subjects is most important thing.

  • Check the syllabus and subjects materials and then start your preparation.
  • Collect the NCERT books and R.S. Aggrawal books for aptitude preparation.
  • Collects all notes, book (Always prefer Lucent, Arihant publication), magazines for current affairs and most important Uttarakhand General Knowledge. Because 40% syllabus will cover by state information only.
  • Read the Uttarakhand general books and current affairs.
  • Focus on the topics like economy, politics, international affairs, etc. within the magazine.
  • Collect the prevoius question papers, unsolved papers and mock papers and solved it.
  • Always prefer famous writer’s book and try to avoid local books.

3.Maintain your time:

Time management is the important part of our life. It is the key of success so maintain your time during study.

  • Make Short Notes while you study because it will be helpful during revision.
  • Write down Formulae that you find difficult to remember so that they are handy for revision.
  • Keep the solved problems and notes  separately indexed so that you can refresh and revise later when required.

4.Health Maintain:

For any examination, good health matters a lot. So take care of health and avoid everything that will leads you towards sickness. Drink lot and lots of water. While preparing for exam, students forget to take care of their health, so  maintain your health-

  • take nutritious diet
  • eat fresh vegetables and fruits
  • avoid junk food
  • Playing some sport occasionally or listening to soft music is recommended if you are feeling stressed after long hours of studies.
  • You can do yoga and meditation to relief or relax your body.
  • Take a sleep of at least 7 hours a day.

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Revision is very important before going for the examination as it helps to recall many things that might get skipped from your mind.

  • Try to complete syllabus in time so that you will get enough time for revision.
  • Mostly the revision is done in last one-two months of examination but UKPSC demands daily revision.
  • On the daily basis give the 15 minutes for revision.
  • The regular revision will retain your memory power.
  • Keep a check on your performance; it is compulsory to directly jump upon the previous UKPSC question on the topic you just finished. You can try to solve some examples in model papers also.
  • Do not start a new topic in the last stage of preparation.

6.Best books:

1) For History:
Ancient HistoryMedieval HistoryModern HistoryWorld 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 Affair:
  • Hindu and Economic Times Newspapers
  • Frontline, Political & Economic Weeks Periodicals
  • India Year Book


Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.

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