By: Neetu Singh, Founder Director KD Campus
Studying for exams is always a torrid experience, more so when you are studying for cracking a government job. The comforts and perks of an Indian Government job are such that anyone can give much more than his full efforts just to see himself get into that dream career with a super stable income. Although many people in Metros might feel that the private sector is a much more prosperous choice for focused and able individuals, an ocean of youth all over the country is desperate to bag a government job despite everything.
Due to the number of job applications received by the government being enormously high, it has formulated strategies to choose the best from the available talent pool. The workforce of the government directly dictates the future of the public sector, so it is imperative that the workforce chosen should be the best. The exams given out by agencies that control the recruitment of candidates for the government have a very different manner to judge candidates. These exams are entirely based on a set of pattern and syllabus and hence targeted preparation and smart work is a must for cracking the exam.
Due to a large number of applicants and tough competition most of the candidates fail to qualify the said exams. However, it is the lack of a clear strategy too while preparing for exams that keep most candidates at bay from succeeding. It is important to study in an organised and a dedicated manner to ensure better results and here are a few key points to remember.
1. Understand the Selection Procedure
After you locate a role that interests you, go out looking to fetch all kinds of information that relate to it. This would mean that you would come across the complete path that leads towards bagging that dream role. This research would also give you a direction and let you know how you should utilise your time and efforts in order to succeed in your path. If the selection procedure consists of a written exam then all your focus should go onto hardcore academic studies, whereas you should work heavily on developing your interpersonal skills and building general awareness if it consists of a physical interview.
2. Analyse the Syllabus
All the outcome of your studies would depends on your understanding of the syllabus. For that matter, it is a consistent rule with all your studies that you need to specifically understand the syllabus if you want to crack any given exam. Analyzing the marks assigned to each topic and subtopic in the exam allows you to manage your time according to the needs of the exams. You should focus on the topics that carry more marks as that would mean that more questions ideally are related to them.
3. Grab the Best Preparation Material
Every candidate would study a thing or the other, but it is the quality of what you study that makes you uniquely favored to crack the exam. You should not randomly purchase material that says that it relates to the exam for which you are preparing. Rather, you should deeply analyse the content and buy the content that you find the best. The goodness of the content depends on its age, the level of ease, research done, as well as its relevance to the exam.Most of the materials today prenoted by teachers in class are copy and paste materials,prepared by students looking for part time jobs and are full of errors. Always rely on books of authentic publication.
4. Easy First, Difficult Later
An excellent strategy that has helped students since old times is that of covering topics that are easy and precise, before delving into topics that are detailed and difficult. This gives a student a lot of confidence, to begin with, and makes him more energetic for tougher tasks ahead. Studying long and hard topics, to begin with, may make the studies overwhelming unless your determination is very high. Studying easier things first is also not time-consuming, so you are getting more prepared for further studies.
5. Test Yourself
After completing a topic, you should always test yourself with the help of mock question papers or previous year question papers. While testing yourself, if you find that some concepts are a little grey in your mind, then take the time to do a quick revision of those topics. So, before moving on to a new topic, ensure that you are satisfied with your knowledge of the topic you have just covered.
6. Remain Motivated
Everyone starts his journey of studying for exams with excitement, aspirations and high motivation. However, there are only a few that can persevere. Many aspirants get distracted or overwhelmed after a few days of hard work and it may be the end to their dreams. So, keep your determination high and always remain motivated despite all odds. An easy way to be determined is by being with people who have been successful in life and yet better would be to talk with the ones who have achieved heights in life despite modest buildings.
7. Self Belief and Reliance
Always believe in yourself and trust your abilities, if you do not believe in yourself, no one else will. Rely on your efforts and hard-work. With proper strategy and dedication, everything is achievable.