Your Brain, Mobile, Laptop, and any other things can act as weapons to triumph over the exam if these weapons are judiciously used. Misuse causes great damage. This article provides you with some insights into these Strategic Exam Weapons and how to utilize these in your best interests. There are certain things that should be done to achieve success in any government competitive examination.
Study Tips and Tools
- Both hard work and smart work matter. Study Consistently for a fixed time. It may be 1 hour or 6 hours. Consistency matters more than the length of time.
- Choose study time when your mind is full of concentration. It may be early morning or evening. Meditate for 20 minutes. It increases concentration, reduces tensions, and builds up confidence.
- Switch off the TV, LAPTOP, and MOBILE when you are studying. These are called Idiot boxes.
- Make short notes. Keep only important phrases. Revise all topics every week and every month. Self-quiz helps you to test your knowledge and learning.
A Few Mistakes to Avoid
There are certain things that should not be done to achieve success in any government competitive examination. You no need to pursue any post-graduation to prepare for any competitive exam unless you want to do post-graduation. competitive exam preparation can be done as a standalone. However, post-graduation always help in one way or the other. But don’t combine both for the benefit of the exam.
These are a few mistakes that students commit while preparing for competitive exams like UPSC, SSC, APPSC, TSPSC, etc.
- Study 24 hours a day for a few days and then leave it for so many days. Then go into depression. This should be avoided. Instead, Study daily minimum hours and maintain consistency.
- Overconfidence always kills interest in the long run.
- Disengaging with friends and family feeling that you are doing a great thing. Actually, you are not doing any great thing when compared to parents. Don’t neglect them. If you are unable to manage your relationship with your parents, how can you manage thousands of people, employees, and family when you become an IAS officer?