How to Crack UPSC examination without Coaching?

Civil Services Examination is one of the most aspired examinations in India. It is considered very tough to crack these examinations but if you have proper guidance and knowledge then you can easily crack UPSC examination without coaching.

UPSC stands for Union Public Service Commission which conducts exams like NDA, IPS, IFS, and Civil Services – IAS etc.

Follow these instructions to crack UPSC examination without Coaching:

  • Read Newspapers Daily for Current Affairs Preparation

Newspapers are rich source of information. On an average a newspaper contains 200 news articles related to various categories like:

  • Politics
  • Crime
  • International News
  • Sports
  • Entertainment

Various other important categories.

Reading a newspaper for about 1.5 hours a day will help you in getting latest updates about current happenings in the world. Newspapers can also be used to improve your VOCABULARY.

If you will read news papers like The Hindu or Indian Express you will find some new words every day.

Write down or mark those new words and search their meanings on dictionaries online or offline. This will help you in preparing for English Grammar as well.

  • Use internet to prepare for UPSC Exams

It is very easy to find information about any topic on internet. You will find detailed articles and video content for almost every topic in syllabus of UPSC exams. The content on internet will help you in preparing for Civil Services Examination.   

Participate in Social Media Groups and Forums

There are many groups on social media websites like FACEBOOK. You can join these groups and pages because there are many active members on social media who share Multiple Choice Questions related to the categories of UPSC examinations.

Download and Read Learning Apps

Many useful learning apps are available on android play store of Google and ios store of Apple where you can find questions and answers on every topic of UPSC.

  • Use Books Written by reputed authors to prepare for exams

There is nothing more important than a good book for preparation of examination. Good authors are experienced and they have an eye for questions that can be asked in competitive exams. They write their content according to the syllabus of UPSC or any other examination.

You can refer to this book for IAS Preparation :

How to Crack UPSC examination without Coaching

Mock Exams and Practice Papers

Many websites and institutes offer free practice papers which are based on question from previous years. Practice paper will help you in getting good understanding about the examination pattern and type of questions asked.


Exam NameEligibility
IASGraduate in any stream and citizen of India
NDA12th Pass and Citizen Of India
IFSGraduate in any stream and citizen of India

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