Those who prepare dedicatedly for the IPS or Civil Services exams have a lot of time on them, but working people face a lot of problems when they intend to sit for the exam.As it is the most prestigious careers one can have in India it is desired by everyone a student, graduate, MBA, Engineer, Doctor and people of all other professions too.Below we have listed 10 tips for an IPS aspirants to prepare for it while doing a job.
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It is the most important factor for preparation. A working candidate has very limited time in their hand for preparation of IPS exam after a long day of work. Utilizing the time to its maximum, by that we mean making a smart timetable of preparation and keeping an Atlas, newspaper and perhaps a yearbook handy and reading through it while travelling, during lunch hours and as and when you have time.
2.Do pattern related and selective study:
As a working professional, you will have limited time for preparation, so it is important that you don’t spend time reading and cramming something that isn’t in the course for the exam.Therefore, you must be very familiar with the pattern of exam. You should study only that what is important and required. Don’t spent too much time on the things that are of lesser relevance.
3. Develop a routine and abide by it:
It is highly recommended that you plan out your everyday schedule for yourself. And above that you should abide by that schedule. A routine can be like to study for 2-3 hours in the night or in the calm and serene environment in the morning. A routine will enable you to focus and prepare the syllabus in time. Not only planning but following the routine and timetable is equally important.
4. Everyday study:
There is no short-cut key for the preparations of the IPS as it is very demanding and most prestigious post of the nation, the competition level is equally tough and high.The best and the simple way to prepare well for this competition is regularly focused study. Reading newspaper and magazines and other handy study material should become your habit.
5.Careful selection of subjects:
Be judicious in the selection of subjects as there are many subjects to choose. Pick only that subject which you are confident about that it is easy to prepare and the subject in which you can score a better grade. Preparing for the prelims you will face questions of various subjects, therefore you can’t leave anything out. But still in that you have to be selective on what you can score better marks on as Prelims is the first gate for IPS exam.
6.Upgrade and Update your General Knowledge:
The preliminary exam for Civil services is majorly based on General knowledge and your aptitude. The total ideology behind this exam is to test every individual’s overall knowledge. Therefore, you must keep yourself updated with current affairs, history, geography science, sports, mathematics, economy and other aspects of general knowledge so that you have a fair chance to clear the exam.The smartest way is to get regularized with newspaper, happenings etc.
7.Prepare personal notes:
Preparing one’s own notes while studying is considered to be the best way to retain something in the memory for a long time. No matter you are working profession or from non-working profession it is advised to make notes of what he/she reads or observes. These personal notes will help you in last minute revision when recollecting what you have studied is very important.
Before sitting for the exam, it is important to test your knowledge to gain confidence.For this, you should be solving previous year question papers and other sample test papers available on the internet and in the books.
As it is a most demanding exam, but it isn’t that difficult for the full-time preparing individuals who study for 18-20 hours a day. Continuous and wise preparation is what it takes to clear the exam. Focus is very important, though. Focus, dedication and determination, and have backed it with a good preparation, then you don’t have to fear anything. Have confidence in yourself that you can do it.Along with confidence, patience is the another demand for clearing this exam. Do not be confusing in your mind, let your mind rest to have wise and clear thought.
10.Continue with your job:
Don’t leave the job as it is the Blessing in disguise.Stick to your job or any other business that you were doing.If you have a job at your hand so thus you have a fallback option. You won’t be insecure. With the back support of job, you won’t feel the brunt of unsuccessfulness so much.
So, we advise you to follow the aforesaid points and prepare smartly.