Make Easy-To-Refer Notes:
With the broad UPSC syllabus and topics to be dealt with for exam, small notes make big difference as it helps the aspirants to revise at ease during the last days of the prelims exam. The revision is the crucial and the deciding part of UPSC IAS exam preparation. To recall all the information, facts and figures, good notes are a mandate. Aspirants MUST mark the important questions and assemble in one note, for future reference.
Memory Techniques To Recall Information:
The Civil Services Preliminary Exam is a multiple choice question test. To be able to crack this stage, aspirants should possess a thorough knowledge in traditional areas as well as latest current affairs. The Prelims exam is meant or planned to test aptitude and qualities of aspirants such as retention power, sharp memory, and other skills. To refine and enhance these qualities, aspirants should use different memory techniques. Aspirants can use visual aids like a timeline, chart, infographics, or tables to enhance their memory. They can also use abbreviations, mnemonics, and timeline to recall information. These can also help us to give a quick recap to the essentials.
Aspirants should take mock tests along with their preparation. Give your mock tests in both the ways; one being before and the other, after covering specific topics. Either way, it will make easy for aspirants to assess their strengths and weaknesses. The constant evaluation will also guarantee the topics studied have been well covered. This will boost the confidence of aspirants and eliminate anxiety during UPSC IAS exam time. Aspirants should also refer to the UPSC IAS previous years question papers before starting a subject and after finishing it. This will give an idea of what to study out of the extensive syllabus. Along with previous years question papers, aspirants can also to enroll into our test series to keep up to date with the latest question trends and to develop skills like time management, eliminating and deducing answers from MCQs and ultimately can predict the type of questions that may be asked in the exam.
Several aspirants tend to be hard on themselves with a huge amount of information and eventually end up retaining very little. This happens when the aspirants fail to choose the right source of study material. Aspirants should use standard books for the detailed explanation while addressing other reference books for information missing in the standard book. Mock tests, when given along the preparation, helps you recognize what more has to be studied under which subject or topic. Constant and regular reading of the few relevant books helps you to dig out more.
Speed And Accuracy:
Speed and accuracy are equally important for UPSC IAS Exam. Aspirants should take mock tests constantly to enhance their speed. By taking mock tests, aspirants will enhance or start working on their skills like time management that will allow them to tackle both GS Paper I and II (CSAT) and to solve more questions in less time.
Get Rid Of Anxiety:
There is no call for panic when you are unable to answer a question. Try to answer other questions of which you are sure about the answer. Study more, give mock tests more often and solve previous year’s question papers to be less worried. This will give them an edge over the other aspirants.
Aspirants should stay calm and study hard. It is important to keep calm and have a positive outlook throughout the UPSC Preparation. Positivity will improve the productivity of UPSC aspirants.