For every Indian child, IAS is like one of those most coveted platforms where you earn respect more than money, live a dignified life more than a lavish one. Cracking UPSC is one thing that is in the mind of every other individual and hence every year more than 10lakh students apply for the exam.
Undoubtedly, UPSC is a tough nut to crack. It requires consistent hard work, considerable effort and time devotion. But, out of 24 hours a day that we get, a religious devotion of few hours towards the preparation isn’t that difficult!
So, for nailing IAS, exams, one needs to do away with the demon of fear that lingers inside him/her. It is more so important for those who are stuck in the corporate life and are hesitant to strive for their dreams.
Life is too easy to complicate! But there is a way out of that complication. Nothing is difficult if things are made to look easy. In order to make things easy for all those corporate people, we have compiled a list of 5 golden rules, which will help them to strive towards their dream , unhindered.
1. Avoid Procrastinating:
Yeah! we all do that, Procrastinate. The famous “aaj kare so kal kar, kal kare so parso, itti jaldi kya hai bhai jab jeena hai barso” doesn’t work when it comes to preparing for exams like this. It is very important that you have your entire strategy at place (Strategies might change depending upon the circumstances) for the exam. This should be long term, i.e a Plan till the final interview call which needs to be followed religiously. Learn How to prepare a Proper Study Plan for IAS Prelims
2. Understand the Syllabus: Smart Preparation:
It is very common mistake that we all make. We know that we have to write a exam and start preparing for it before being comfortable with the entire syllabus and the topics therein. It is inevitable to know the topics so that you will know what and how to prepare. There are various online platforms that give insight about the syllabus, exam pattern etc. It is advisable to be aware of the same before starting to prepare. Understand the complete syllabus for IAS exams here
3. Deep Diving: Introspection:
You cannot be a master of all trades! It is important to understand your weak points. Ex, I am very weak in quantitative aptitude and hence i know i need to devote maximum time to get my basics clear on the topic. Also, as i am aware of the syllabus, i know which topics carry maximum weightage and hence will devote my time brushing their concepts.
Added to it, this will boost your self confidence as well. Confidence, as we all know how makes us win our fear.
4. Use your time Judiciously:
A normal day in office comprises of coffee breaks, gossip breaks, to name only a few. We are not advising you to become antisocial, but yes utilizing these times in reading newspapers, articles, current affair news is much more beneficial than anything else.
5. Get Proper Guidance:
UPSC exams, apart from preparation require proper guidance regarding exam patterns, question difficulty, how to answer questions and others. There are various online coaching platforms available which gives world class coaching for UPSC exams. Online coaching comes handy for those who are working as it is easily assessable. Added to it, there are numerous resources available on these websites that can be easily accessed, best faculties for guidance.
In a nutshell, nothing is unachievable if you stop doubting yourself, work hard and have zeal to make it happen. So, gear up your actions and make your dream true.
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