The volatility in the job market is increasing after the economic depression that has hit India with economic indicators. It is imperative to understand that the recent surge that has been witnessed in the primary job market. The jobs offered by the Central Government and the State Government of the country including portfolios related to the Staff Selection Committee (SSC), Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Indian Revenue Services (IRS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Banking Personnel Service (IBPS) and Indian Administrative Service (IAS) examination.
Maximize the knowledge gained through work experience
It is a well-known maxim now that theoretical knowledge can only deliver the goods and reap benefits at the preliminary level. After you graduate to an advanced level in the work environment, your experience and efficiency in the job environment is what determines your progress and helps you climb up the corporate ladder. So if you are preparing for IAS UPSC Examination and are simultaneously working as a full-time professional in any organization, you should never think about leaving and quitting the organization just to focus on your preparation completely.
Do not let external elements like excessive usage of social media distract you
To recommend someone to completely switch off from social media is a request far too naive to be made today since social media is not just a platform of recreation but has also developed as a viable communication platform maintaining informational background about official interaction as well. However, you should be preparing yourself for such rigorous competitive examinations, your time frame is always limited. Thus you should utilize each moment judiciously so that nothing goes to waste.
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Optimize the Scarce Time Available
The fact that you have a very limited timeframe to crack the competitive exams and prepare for them is a blessing in disguise since you would always feel the burden of the limited time available to you. Thus you would prioritize your preparation before anything else, you would subsequently devote a majority portion of your days towards the development of your analytical skills about understanding the kind of questions that are asked in such competitive examinations. Judicious usage of time will allow you to optimize business functions effectively.
Browse through sample papers of previous years
Browse through in detail the questions that have already been appearing in the competitive examinations of the past few years. Set a pattern and timetable according to which you would allow sufficient time for each subject in your curriculum. In this manner not only will you be able to centralize your priorities and allocate an equal amount of effort and dedication towards each subject, but you would also be able to develop a rational mindset towards building a consolidated knowledge base.
Adopt an integrated approach towards your preparation
Adopting an integrated and balanced approach towards your preparation is the judicious thing that must be done to enhance your chances of getting selected after appearing for the aforementioned examination. Switch constantly between solving the papers of the preliminary UPSC examinations and the Mains examination which would in-turn help you to understand the examination pattern.
Get hold of adequate study material and resources
There’s an old saying that you should never enter a battlefield empty-handed. Thus the preparation for such an important examination of your life should not be devoid of the adequate resources that are necessary to integrate functioning and bring about productive results in the process of achieving efficiency. Proper selection of study materials is very important for adopting a strategic approach towards your preparation.
Job Security and Financial Support
The biggest benefit that you can reap while being a full-time working professional and preparing for competitive examinations like IAS and UPSC is that you would have the mental satisfaction that a salaried job offers and you would also be financially independent to pay your course fees and expenses for materials required.
Thus adopt a strategic approach with a balanced frame of mind to achieve success as an IAS and UPSC professional while working as full-time service personnel.
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