What does PCS stand for?
PCS means Provincial Civil Services i.e not for the whole country but somewhere in country . This examination is conducted by the respective state government. This examination is in great demand in the whole country for the respective states. There are some tricks to crack this examination which are given below…
There are many questions in the mind of a fresher student as…
* Which book will be best for me for PCS/PSC ?
* Which institute will be appropriate for me for PCS/PSC ?
* How many hours I have to study for PCS/PSC ?
* Where will I get short tricks from for PCS/PSC ?
* What is the right approach for the preparation for PCS/PSC ?
Let’s have a look answers of the above questions….
Everything depends on you that what kind of thoughts have you got in your mind…..
(1) Trick # 1 : First of all , a sharp student should know about his/her weak points and strong points so that he/she could prepare himself/herself for this exam effectively. He/she has to remove all weaknesses. You can do it only by hard work & patience
(2) Trick # 2 : Now a student must be aware of the whole syllabus for this exam. There are many subjects in this examination like General studies, Mathematics, Reasoning, English & Hindi Questions. Every aspirants must have a good command over these subjects.
(3) Trick # 3 : Every student should clear the concepts of every subjects. This is not easy task but it can be very easy due to the devotion & concentration of the student so completely devoted yourself.
(4) Trick # 4 : After clearing the concept, speed & accuracy are required. These two terms (speed and accuracy) are very important for every competitive student. When we talk to the aspirants for PCS examination then it comes to know that they are very good in depth of the subject but not enough good in speed and accuracy for the questions to be solved so be speedy & accurate going through many solved papers.
(5) Trick # 5 : To maintain speed and accuracy, Every student must solve the previous paper questions. Now a student will know about the level of the questions & will match his/her speed according to the time limit of the paper.
Kinds of examinations in UPPCS / PCS:
There are three stages in UPPSC or PCS examination:
(1) Prelims Examination (Objective Multiple choice)
(2) Main Examination (Written)
(3) Interview (Oral)
Prelims Examination (Objective Multiple choice) in UPPCS / PCS
This first paper consists of two papers.
The duration of both papers is 120 minutes.
- Paper 1 : General Studies (200 marks/150 Questions)
- Paper 2 : CSAT(200 marks/100 Questions)
Main Point: Paper 2(CSAT) is a qualifying paper in nature in which the candidates must obtain at least 33% marks. However the selection will be done on the basis of marks obtained in Paper 1 (General Studies).
Syllabus of Paper 1 Pre Exam in PCS/PSC/UPPSC: General Studies
- Current events of national and international importance
- History of India and Indian National Movement
- Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World
- Indian Polity & Governance -Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
- Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
- General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization.
- General Science
Syllabus of Paper 2 Pre PCS/PSC/UPPSC: CSAT
- Interpersonal skills including communication skills
- Logical reasoning and analytical ability
- Decision making and problem solving
- General mental ability
- Elementary Mathematics up to Class X level
- General English up to Class X level
- General Hindi up to Class X level.