“The journey may be painful, but the destination will always be beautiful”
UPSC CSE, Union Public Service Commission IAS, the most prestigious and respected examination of INDIA. It is also considered as one of the toughest exams of the world. Its syllabus shows itself, how UPSC Ideological is. Many young graduates fascinating towards this profession nowadays. It demands only three things from aspirants, and that are Dedication, Time and smart Planning (DTP). But, as it is already mentioned above about its toughness, so being an aspirant, one must need to devote at least 10-12 hours a day and for non-professionals, they can easily committed towards this schedule of time. But, being a professional, it is very challenging to devote even 7 hours a day. He or she can able to manage 5 hours a day, but it is next to impossible to afford 7 hours to study for them. 8 hours is considered as standard time for working professionals, and after that, you have not much energy to devote yourself for 7-8 hours on study. So, how can we achieve the goal to becoming an IAS officer after being professional?
But first of all, you need to ask yourself, why you want to become an IAS officer? If your “why” is stronger, then only you can aspire yourself to become an IAS officer.
Here, we are providing you some tips to get success in your dream:
1) Time- Management :
The very first and most crucial part of examination is “Time Management“. Due to professional life, you have not enough time to study. Non-professionals always makes ” Hour study”, but professionals need to focus on “Hour study” as well as “Minute study”. You get number of breaks in between your work, so you need to utilise even your 5 minutes of break. Time is less and syllabus is vast, so you have to do smart work. First you select the ” Day topics”. Further, divide it in two categories – one for “Minute Study” and another for ” Hour Study”. The sub-topics which you can cover in “Minute Study”, put it in that and the others put in another one. Weekends should have a separate schedule. And, follow this routine with consistency, so that you can able to manage all your time. And, to save your time more, you can stay near your office. This little bit, may help you to manage time. Travelling kills time.
2) Stay Out From Negativity :
Always remember that, you are surrounded by lots of people either by social media, or by office employees, or by society, or by family. All are not there to support you. Many of them try to push you in ditch, many of them try to pull you from competition, many of them disturb you intentionally and try to divert you from your way. Just stay out from those kind, keep away yourself from those who trying these stuffs to fall you down. Because you have not enough time to react on these disruptive things. Surround yourself with positivity, stay in touch with those who always try to push you to fight and pull you from depression. This can help you a lot to study with consistency.
3) Job as Financial Support: Many working professionals thinks to quit job. But it is the most supportive and motivating part of your journey to keep you inspire from yourself. It works just like a booster. When you look behind, it boosts your confidence to achieve more and more in your life. Consider your job as an advantage, not a liability. Don’t forget that, you are contributing in growth of India’s GDP, which is again, an important part of your expedition. Always remember that, only you can motivate yourself and only you can distress you. So, don’t underestimate the power of yourself. But, also, don’t forget that, you are preparing for UPSC, with every rights and freedom, there is duties also which you have to follow, so if you think, you need leave before your exams, then you should take it.
4) Tricks your Hard Work: Make proper strategy of your daily routine, and cleverly use your smartphone. Use your time in quality rather than quantity. Watch “The Hindu” analysis from youtube, read news analysis from internet and refer editorials brief. It is not time consuming, and give you high returns in short while. Similarly, use e-books to read in your free time, you can take online classes in your tea break or lunch break. This can save your time.
5) Take leave atleast 10-20 days before prelims and atleast 1 months before your mains. Your work experience can help you in interview.
Bottomline of entire scenario is, UPSC is tough, but not more than your spirit. If you have courage to struggle from yourself, if you have ignorance power, if you have potential to do, then only you can jump in this field. The most important thing is, you need to focus more on DON’Ts than DOs in this. Observe syllabus, analyze your capability, and prepare yourself mentally to do this….
All the best…
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