UPSC exam is considered to be one of the toughest exams ever taking place, but with certain knowledge and dedication, UPSC aspirants can crack this exam.
A small mistake in the preparation would cripple the mindset and all the hard work goes in vain. To enter into a service that enables the option for you to watch the country grow requires a lot of dedication and you shouldn’t commit at least one mistake. This would take away that dream.
A gripping strategy and a determined mindset are all that requires to get par the line while preparing for the exam. Although most students fear making a mistake, it is something we can avoid with sheer dedication.
The entire preparation process of UPSC can be daunting and exhaustive and eventually leading to committing a mistake. There isn’t a lot of time for you to prepare, also this being a crucial period you shouldn’t commit the mistakes which would take the hard work with a snap of mistakes. Many surveys point out the types of mistakes aspirants commit in their preparation, which eventually make it hard for you to face prelims and main exam.
Mistakes that you should avoid during your preparation:
- Not practicing enough
It is quite redundant that once you understand a concept and have enough syllabus on the board, you tend to not practice the writing enough. This type of mistake should be one to be avoided to ensure you get over the line. Keep practicing until you completely get the command over the subject.
- Oversight of Newspapers
Although there are different sources to attain the information from, the most important assets are the newspapers as they contain almost 60% of the important concepts that would turn in an examination. Do no oversight the newspapers while preparing for the UPSC.
- Not referring to previous papers
One of the most common mistakes has been aspirants not referring to previous papers, as they contain a lot of potential information that would be helpful in analyzing the pattern and the type of questionnaire being asked. Referring to previous papers should be your first priority while preparing for the UPSC, don’t commit the mistake of not referring to them.
- Not taking up mock tests
After preparing enough, it is often required to put practice to assessment, search for different mock test offering platforms, and give tests, to analyze how much of your preparation has gone perfectly. After preparing each module, take up mock tests.
- Not having a proper strategy for preparation
UPSC is often considered to be a huge ocean in terms of syllabus, it is necessary to put in a strategy which will help us get on par after attempting the main exam. To clear a huge exam like UPSC it is important to have a strategy as it is only possible to clear such exams with 50% strategies and 50% knowledge. So make different strategies which would help you in clearing the exam.
- Time management
William pen once said, “ Time is what we want the most, but which we use the worst.”
An aspirant devotes almost so many years in the preparation of such a high profile exam, but with no proper time management, he can fall down the ladder at a faster rate. It is the key factor for any aspirant while preparing for the UPSC exam. Have a proper time management strategy you will finish the exam with flying colors.
- Buying too many books for preparation
Many of the aspirants often tend to buy so many books for information purposes often bulking the racks, but fail to keep revising the concepts and cannot sustain the interest of reading the books and therefore give up. To avoid such mistakes only handpick a few books which would be really helpful in picking up essential points.
- Not keeping a track of current affairs
Current affairs being the most important component of the UPSC exam, aspirants often tend to overlook a few events in hurry, which is a big mistake in terms of preparation. Sit down make note of all the events and then cross-check for the fact-checking purposes. Never overlook current affairs as that would be constituting to a major chunk of the exam portion.
- Avoiding revision
Since the UPSC syllabus is huge, it is possible for you to forget what you had studied in the beginning. The best possible way to remember things is to make short notes of it and have them pasted around the studying space so that you don’t forget which event took place at which point of time.
- Ignoring health
Many aspirants just take a break from the world and often devote themselves to the 4 walls and keep studying day and night, which takes a mental toll on their health consequently which shows the results on the exam day with being fatigued and not in a position to write the exam properly. Take a fresh air walk, after studying for a couple of hours which can replenish your mind and mood.
You need to have a keen strategy while preparing for the UPSC exam because one small mistake can cause an irreplaceable loss. Each step that goes into preparing for the exam should be taken with utmost care. Be confident and determined and avoid the above-listed mistake for better results.
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