Here, in this blog, the research desk at Lifology.com has listed other six things you can integrate into your daily routine if you are considering the Indian Civil Services as a career option.
- Time holds the key to success: Time management is quite a crucial aspect when you prepare for the exam. Remember that out of the hours you set aside for preparation, do not forget to take a break and include some time to do any leisure activities you enjoy. Create a timetable for your study plan. Set aside specific time periods to read textbooks; do mock tests, writing, etc.
- List out the books you want to cover: There are several books on the stands for civil aspirants which are recommended by coaching centres, fellow aspirants, friends and mentors. This huge pile of resources creates confusion for the aspirant. Hence, we suggest creating a separate list of books which you want to cover for prelims and another which you need for the mains.
- Be consistent and regular: Cultivate the habit of having a routine. Civil service aspirants have to have a clear vision and consistent focus on their studies even when they are on the go. Discussions with batchmates and people with thorough knowledge all come in handy during the prelims examination as well as while writing descriptive answers during the mains.
- Go micro: Make a habit of taking micro notes while you prepare as they are quite handy and will help you with quick revisions. Lengthy notes might seem daunting when you are revising. On the other hand, short, simple, straightforward pointers will help you refresh your knowledge just before the examination day.
- Go Digital: As the world went digital, so did education. Digital lessons can be more refreshing than regular studies. With its audio-visual elements, online classes can be more immersive, too. You can look for various solutions of analytic questions as it will help you derive new ways to crack problems. This can save you a lot of time.
- Stop worrying: We have so far listed five tips to help you prepare for the civil service examination. But the most important tip for you is to live a stress-free life while you prepare. Enrol yourself for meditation or do something which you enjoy doing so that it can help you bust the stress. And, always seek the support of friends, family and mentors.
Following these tips every day will help you prepare better for the Civil Services exam.