How to start UPSC 2025 preparation from scratch? Phase-wise strategy by AIR 62, Vaishnavi Paul, IAS

Phase-wise strategy for UPSC 2025

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Why is it that some aspirants seem to be confident about their preparation and successful in their first attempt, while the vast majority struggle attempt after attempt? 

Three things stand out more than others: 

  1. Rankers have had a system in place since day zero. 
  2. Rankers developed a mindset, i.e., believing in the timetable and mock test accountability. 
  3. Rankers worked smart by taking weekly feedback from qualified mentors. 

If you want results, you must approach things like a ranker, not a regular ‘go with the flow’ aspirant. You must learn to control the direction of your preparation. It all comes down to your approach.

So, What’s the difference? Actually, there are many differences:

  • 99% of aspirants focus on completing the syllabus. Rankers focus on PYQ-based preparation. 
  • 99% of aspirants stop when they achieve a good mock score. Rankers sit with mentors to understand that the initial achievement is just a launchpad for the next step.
  • 99% of aspirants are reactive. Rankers are proactive.
  • 99% of aspirants want to win the mock tests. Rankers want to win in the exam, meaning they think long-term. 
  • 99% of aspirants wait for the exam result to tell their blindspots and issues; Rankers go to their mentors and take feedback. 
  • 99% of aspirants are kind of in. Rankers are all-in.
  • 99% of aspirants focus on the outcome. Rankers focus on the process.
  • 99% of aspirants think they are good at everything. Rankers understand their strength and weaknesses and use them to their advantage in exam. 
  • 99% of spirants see feedback as someone criticising who they are. Rankers know they have blind spots and seek out thoughtful criticism from mentors. 
  • 99% of aspirants value doing it once. Rankers value doing it consistently.
  • 99% of aspirants focus on being right. Rankers concentrate on getting the best outcome.
  • 99% of aspirants worry about what they see. Rankers worry about what they can’t see.
  • 99% of aspirants blame others. Rankers accept responsibility.
  • 99% of aspirants are intermittent. Rankers are consistent.
  • 99% of aspirants focus on speed. Rankers focus on velocity.

Register for AIR 62, Vaishnavi Paul’s phase-wise strategy for UPSC 2025

Read what IAS, Vaishnavi Paul, AIR 62, UPSC 2022 has to say about UPSC preparation and approach

“Hello students,

Starting your UPSC preparation feels almost like you’ve been stranded in a desert. The right strategy, approach, and adaptive mindset are your compass and map.

I’m Vaishnavi, and I’ve been through this journey from start to finish, 5 times. What I learned is pretty simple: you need a strategy, follow it and keep adapting it to the demands of the UPSC.

My methods and scores were way different at the start compared to my last shot at it. It’s all about not just working hard, but working smart, and being ready to switch things up as you go.

Staying static is not an option; adaptation is key.

But how do you adapt without losing your essence? How do you ensure that your preparation is sustainable, not just for the exam but for you as an individual? These are questions many overlook in the heat of preparation, but they’re crucial for long-term success.

So, I’m putting together a little get-together on the 6th of March, 2024, at 7 PM. We’ll chat about how to kick off your prep for UPSC 2025, focusing on strategies that grow with you. It’s about nailing the exam without letting it wear you down.

I’m excited to share what worked for me, answer your questions, and maybe help you find your own way through this. Let’s make this journey one where you feel supported and ready to take on the world.

Hope to see you there!

Cheers, Vaishnavi Paul”

Register for AIR 62, Vaishnavi Paul’s phase-wise strategy for UPSC 2025

In this masterclass, you will get:

  1. Starting from Scratch: Insights into how my preparation strategies evolved from my first to last UPSC attempt, leading to significant score improvements.
  2. Phase-wise strategy for UPSC 2025: Real-life tips for acing prelims, essays, and ethics papers, derived from my own experiences of hits and misses.
  3. How do first attempt IAS Rankers plan their weeks, months, and year?
  4. Balanced Preparation: Guidance on maintaining a healthy balance between intense study and personal well-being to ensure a stress-free journey toward your IAS goal.

By the end, you’ll have razor-sharp clarity and a clear roadmap for approaching and qualifying your UPSC 2025 exam with confidence and near-perfect certainty. 

Join AIR 62, IAS Vaishnavi Paul’s FREE Webinar on 6th March, 7:00 pm

First 100 will get personalized study plan and mentorship session

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