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UPSC Civil Services Exam for the recruitment of IAS, IFS, IRS and 21 other services is one of the most difficult exams in India. More than 10 Lakh aspirants give the UPSC exam every year making the exam competitive. But that does not mean YOU cannot crack it!
Here’s what you need to know before you start preparing for UPSC Exam.
FACT: UPSC Civil Service exam requires Hard Work + Strategy + Guidance This is the Holy Trinity that will help you become an IAS officer.
So, how do you start?
1) The UPSC Exam Schedule:
UPSC exam is held in 3 stages – Prelims, Mains, And Interview. Prelims are based on objective questions, Mains is subjective, and Interview is a personality test. Fortunately, you can prepare for these stages together and online!
2) Understanding the syllabus:
UPSC exam has a vast syllabus. It is important to know the scope of preparation before you start preparing for the exam. Here are some of the questions you need to ask yourself:
a) What are the scope and the nature of the syllabus?
b) What to study and what not to study?
c) What is the question pattern?
d) What are your weak areas and what are your strengths?
e) What kind of guidance will you need? Etc.
Our guidance program, for example, helps students understand the syllabus and develop a strategy around it. The mentors at Civils Daily handhold the candidates and guide them at each step. They explain to the students about the Dos and Don’ts of the exam and train them how to develop a good study pattern.
3) Developing a Smart Strategy:
Developing a strategy that delivers results is very important for this exam. We believe that every student learns at their own pace and each student should have a personal study plan that suits their learning curve.
This is why our mentors do the following:
a) They assess the students and understand their requirements.
b) They develop a study plan for the students that match their learning abilities.
c) They provide the important study material so that the student doesn’t feel lost.
d) They provide regular feedback to students to help them remain focused.
We believe that students should have strong strategies that are tried and tested, and our experienced mentors customise these strategies for each student.
4) Managing Current Affairs:
Current Affairs is the heart and soul of UPSC preparation. But there is so much news every day that it becomes difficult for the student to cope. That is why we tie Current Affairs with static knowledge and share it with students. This makes it easy for students to remember important details and score more in the exam.
You can also practice reading newspapers daily and making notes. This will keep you updated. And you can always receive the Current Affairs study material from us in consolidated form for quick revision.
5) Choosing Optionals:
This is what topper do when choosing optional:
a) They narrow down the subjects to 3-4 options based on their background.
b) They go through the syllabus thoroughly before making a decision.
c) They also analyse the previous years’ question papers to understand the pattern.
d) They consult with their mentors to develop a study plan that could work.
Speaking with a mentor is highly helpful in making this decision because they keep analysing the exam pattern. The mentors know what kind of questions may come and how to study for them. Having an experienced guiding hand for optionals can take your preparation to the next level.
6) Writing Practice
Answer-writing practice and essay writing practice is a must for any candidate. But the most important thing is getting feedback and evaluation.
a) Getting feedback from the beginning will help you practice the best way of writing answers.
b) Getting your essays evaluated will help you avoid making mistakes.
c) Getting the right guidance can save you a lot of effort.
Starting with the right guidance can help you avoid mistakes and save you a lot of time. Why waste time doing things that don’t work and why not start with the right guidance itself?
7) Getting The Right Guidance
Do not waste your time and energy in reinventing the wheel!
It is important to engage with someone who understands your needs. Experienced mentors know the common mistakes that students make, they understand how overwhelming this experience can be. The mentors know how much time and effort goes into the right preparation. And they know how to help students in all these situations.
The best thing to do is to get in touch with a mentor who can help you avoid making mistakes and guide you to the right preparation techniques.
This is why our programs are designed to help students at each stage of their preparation. Any problem you face, you can speak with us and we will find a solution for you. We believe in working with our students and providing the guidance that can make your dream come true!