UPSC Prelims 2023 is less than 10 days away. Here are 6 things that you should focus on in these last few days.
Pay attention to your body.
No point in studying for a year only to burn out on exam day, beaten by a fever or heatstroke. Stay cool, keep steady.
As for your mind, keep it quiet. Some folks might try to stir you, but you should stay locked in. Being balanced will help you in more ways than just clearing the exam.
Doing the Rounds
If you have tried the 2/3 Rounds method, you've seen how it cuts straight to increased marks.
If you haven’t, give it a shot at least once before Prelims.
But on Prelims day, do what has worked for you in the past.
It's your game. Play it your way.
Stick to your Sources
New material, sources, and videos will promise the moon, but don't be fooled.
Take your time with what you've already done. New stuff can rattle your nerves, throw you off your game.
You don't need that, not with the clock ticking down to zero.
In this, also keep in mind to stay away from friends that are known to inflate their metrics. You don't need the additional burden of someone else's mistakes.
Enough with Tests
If you have given more than 20 tests, time to stop testing.
Settle down and let what you've learnt sink in. Because in these last days, a low score can knock the wind out of your sails and a high score can send you sky-high.
Neither is good. Stay balanced.
Seen a problem with your tests? Work on it.
Seen a pattern in the PYQs? Study it.
Got a weak spot? Reinforce it.
Revision is the tune to keep humming.
And you can use this sheet for understanding trends in the Prelims papers.
For example: Inflation types and impact.
You know UPSC is going to swing that at you with 3-4 questions.
Better step on it, get that revision going.
Exam Day Uncertainty
What to expect:
- New types of Qs
- Difficulty spikes
UPSC is going to surprise you regardless.
But, you know what?
Keep your wits about you. Keep your chin up & trust in the sweat you've put in.
It'll pay off, it'll get you across that finish line.
And that's all folks!
Keep calm and carry on.
Best of luck for Prelims 2023!