How to prepare for Government Jobs Exam
Getting a government job is the bestest thing which could happen in anyone’s life. But for getting a government job you need to study hard with full determination. We all want a secure future and getting job in a government sector is a gateway to that. This is main driving reason as why the youth is more interested in giving the government job exam after the graduation.
Lakhs of aspirants apply and appear for government jobs exams every year and only few lucky ones get selected. You can be one of those lucky ones. Here I will give you tips on how to prepare for your dream government job.
List of Top Government Exams in India
Cracking a government exam is definitely not a cake walk. It requires a lot of dedication, hard work and devotion to clear the exam in very first attempt.
Some of the best options for any graduate or the final year graduate would be the UPSC exam, SSC Exam, Banking (for PO) and Railway exam.
1. Know the dates
Knowing the dates is a very important thing which should be done early. Make a list of all the exams in which you want to appear. Check out their relevant dates of filing the applications and the date of exam as well. This will help you in kick start your preparation well in time.
After knowing the dates, also check the eligibility criteria as well. It may be different for different exams.
2. Know the syllabus
The syllabus of all government exams is almost similar but having a proper list of subject wise syllabus will help to boost your preparation level. Most of the exams have current affairs and a general section. Some may have a different section for reasoning, aptitude and English as well. But you need to be well aware of the exam subjects.
3. Right study Material
You may take help from online materials. There are plethora websites floating over the internet from which allows you to download NCERT books and their solutions, some other standard books. Some of the websites also have collection for old NCERT books which offered a good in depth knowledge than today.
Well, I would suggest that if you have all the study material available, why go and waste thousands of money over coaching. If you are unable to understand any concept, there are webinars held over the internet by expert professional which will help clearing your doubts and help you know the latest techniques and approaches. You can also explore online tutorials available over internet which will clear your concepts.
Even if you want to join coaching, then join the mock test series. This will help you know where do you stand.
5. Solve previous year papers
You can freely download the previous year question papers from internet and get to know the pattern of question asked. No matter, how hard you have prepared but if you have no idea of the pattern followed in exam; all your hard work goes wasted.
6. Work upon your speed and accuracy
There are many exams where negative marking is applicable. So, avoid attempting any dubious questions in such as case. No guess work as the chances of getting a wrong answer are more than getting a right one. Do you know, your one wrong answer may shift your rank from hundreds to thousands?
7. Analyze and make Study Plan
Know you know the exam dates, syllabus and have the study material as well, so the first step would be to analyze all the topics in which you are weak or strong. It is always better to start well in time so that you have enough time to work over your weaker areas.
Make a time table and follow that regularly. You don’t have to make time table for complete moth but make it for a week. But follow it strictly. It’s your time management which will help you grow further.
8. Prepare for interview side by side
The time given for interview preparation is very less, may be 15 days or so. So, it’s always better to start preparing for your interview right from the beginning. Exams such as UPSC interviews are the toughest and are hard to crack. So, a preparation well in time guarantees your success rate. Stay confident and dress well in your interview. Remember, “First impression is the last impression”.
Some tips while attempting the paper
- Always start with the subject in which you are confident.
- It happens in the exam that tough questions are placed in the beginning and the easy ones at last. So don’t spend much time on any question.
- Leave the lengthy question and first solve the smaller ones.
- If possible learn short tricks and Vedic maths, this will definitely increase your speed.
- Don’t solve the paper in a hurry, read full question and then attempt it.