A Night Before UPSC civil service Prelims: Don’t forget to keep yourself calm

Things you have to keep in your mind a day before  UPSC examination!

Tomorrow, June 3, lakhs of candidates with heavy dreams of serving their nation would be appearing for the most competitive examination — the civil services (preliminary). The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will be conducting the same all across the country and by now preparations must be in full swing. The exam is conducted annually by the UPSC in three stages — preliminary, main and interview — to select officers for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) among others.

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There are certain points which candidates should keep in mind while appearing for the exam. Few of those reminders and instructions are mentioned below. A lot of time UPSC aspirants forget to pay attention to these small points, so this time pay attention towards them too.

1.The Savior ‘Admit Card’: Candidates should keep their admit card inside their bags a night before the exam so as to avoid wasting time in searching for the same the next day. Admit card is the only way to get entry into an examination hall. They should also make sure that the photograph on the same is clear. In case it is blurred or unavailable, candidates should carry two (2) identical photographs along with an identity proof (Aadhaar card, driving license, passport, voter ID card etc.)  and a printout of the e-admit card. It will contain all the details related to the examination center, exam duration, roll number and other important information. Without the same, one may not be allowed to appear for the exam in any case.

2.Time: Leave your house on time to avoid any sort of traffic. It is always better to reach the venue way before time then arriving late and missing out giving the exam. The entry into the examination venue will be closed 10 minutes before the scheduled commencement of the examination i.e. 09:20 amfor the forenoon session and 02:20 pm for the afternoon session. Time management is the base of this examination. Try to manage your time accordingly guys.

3.Examination Venue:  Make sure you are familiar with your center and areas around it. You would have a sufficient break of a few hours between your papers and you must stay hydrated and well eaten. Avoid eating heavy or oily foods instead of it, try some exotic drinks during the break.

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4. Ball pen is the best: It should be noted that candidates are required to bring their own black ballpoint pen as they will be required to fill the OMR answer sheets and attendance list with black ball point pen only. No other pen will be allowed to be used. Keep this in your mind for sure. Carry extra pens too for an emergency.

5. Items banned:Items which candidates cannot carry inside the examination hall includes  Mobile phone, pager or any electronic equipment or programmable device or storage media like pen drive, smart watches etc. or camera or Bluetooth devices or any other equipment or related accessories either in working or switched off mode capable of being used as a communication device and calculator. Valuable/expensive items and bags are also not allowed.

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