How to Prepare for civil service exam- 2021

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Hello everyone today we will discuss about How to Prepare for Civil Service exam 2021 and tips for the preparation of the exam. Civil service exam is one of the toughest exam of the country so students are confuse for the preparation of the exam. So let’ discuss about it.

How to prepare for Civil Service exam 2021

First of all we will discuss about the pattern and marks percentage of the exam include cutoff of the exam and after that we will discuss about the tips to cover and preparation of the exam.

Syllabus and pattern of the exam

There are 3 stage of the exam which include 1- Prelims 2- Mains and Interview.

1- Prelims

Prelims consists of 2 paper one is general studies and Other is CSAT exam. Both of the exam consists 250 marks for each exam and negative marks also included.

Time limit – 3 hour for each game

Exam date – End of may or 1st week of June

Both exam will conduct on the Same day.

2- Mains

This is the second stage of the exam, which consists 9 paper.
Four General studies paper, 2 essay paper, 1 Language paper and 2 Optional paper.

Each exam Consists – 250 marks{Consists negative marking}

Exam days- Mid September

3- Interview

Final stage of the exam is interview, After completing you have to appeared for the interview exam in which you will be tested on basis of your personality.

Exam day – In the month of Feb and March you will be call for Interview

Marks- 275 Marks for the interview.

Tips for Preparation of the exam

1-Firstly you have to Analysis of the syllabus and pattern of the marks from which you will decide how much portion you have to cover for the exam and from where you have to start the preparation.|

2- You have to make list of the books for each subject and read only one book for a subject. Read that Book again and again for clear your concept. Do not Read several books for a single subject.

3-Work on your basic for better understanding of the concept. Read Ncert to complete your Basic and Make your Foundation.

4-Always connect to the social issue and Current Affairs because current affairs consists high weightage in whole exam include Prelims, Mains and Interview.


Question- What is the minimum age for Civil Service exam?

Ans- The mimimum age is 21 year old till 1 august{ Year appearing}

Question- Number of attempt for the General categories for Civil service?

Ans- For General Categories you will Get 5 Attempt, For OBC you will get 7 attempt and For SC/ST you will get maximum attempt upto your age limit.

Question- What is the Age limit for the OBC Categories?

Answer- For General categories- 32 age, For OBC-35 and For SC/ST- 37 year.

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