How To Prepare For UPSC Civil Services Mains and Interview

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The Basics Guide:

The single most important thing that I know about the Mains Examination is that you have no time to waste. The Union Public Service Commission has reduced the gap between Mains and Prelims to about 3 months in the last few years. Hence duration is the most important phase of your UPSC preparation. Below are a set of articles that we have collected for your benefit in this regard.

General Studies Preparation (by ForumIAS and Toppers):

Optionals Preparation (by Toppers):

Interview Preparation (by Toppers):

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