The countdown for the toughest examination in the country, Civil Services, has begun. Cracking the examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is obviously a gruelling task because of the massive competition. Around eight lakh candidates are all set to take the preliminary examination on June 3, 2018.
It's high time for the Civil Services' aspirants to focus on the last-minute preparation to clear this prestigious examination. Within a couple of days, aspirants will be entering into the final week of preparation. The admit cards for the Civil Services have been released and the exam date is approaching.
Aspirants might have drafted a plan to prepare for the Civil Services, specifically in the last ten days. The last ten days of preparation should be based only on the revision and taking the mock test. Even if you feel that you a lag in few areas, there's no need to put your confidence down. To make your final leg of preparation better, we have come up with some strategies for the last ten days.
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Revise The Basic Concepts
The success of the Civil Services is purely attributed to the basic concepts. Be it history, geography, Indian polity or economy, give enough time to master all the basic concepts which will make the job easy during the last phase of your preparation. Try to cover all the key concepts and make a note of all the important points.
Focusing More On The General Studies
We hope, most of you aware of the fact that the general studies paper is only considered for shortlisting the candidates for the main examination. For this reason, the last days of preparation should be based on the general studies paper. We suggest aspirants to take up the most important topics first.
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Opt For Subject-wise Preparation
The general studies paper consist of over six important subjects that include Indian polity, economy, history and geography. We suggest you to devote a day to each subject for revising the concepts specifically during the last days of preparation.
Don't Encourage New Concepts
The last ten days preparation must be on mastering the concepts and never encourage the new concepts at this stage. To be honest, what you read during the last days of preparation will play a significant role on the exam day.
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Make A Timeline
While revising, try to make a timeline of events wherever it is required. Making a timeline in the history specifically in the modern Indian history will help you to revise the concepts during the last day of preparation. We also suggest you to make a timeline for the current events as well.
Devote A Day For Current Affairs
There is no need to mention the importance of the current affairs section in the Civil Services. One can expect many indirect questions though the weightage of this section is comparatively less. Devote at least one full day to cover the current affairs.
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The India Year Book
The India Year Book published by the government is the best source of information for many issues in the rolling year. Try to learn the statistics mentioned in that book. Keep this book only for the reference because it takes a lot of time to master.
Take Mock Tests
We keep on pushing the aspirants to take the full-length mock tests at the end of preparation which will display where you stand in the cut-throat competition. Try to give at least three full-length mock tests during the last ten days of the preparation.
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