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When we look up sky is the limit but on this earth cracking the civil service examination is the ultimate for each competitive aspirant. Every year 3 to 4 lacs students sit for the litmus test but less than thousands finally crossed the end hurdle. No doubt cracking the civil service examination, we need some preparation but it is not impossible. Aspirants from the word go must make the right strategy and select appropriate books and materials to conquer the test.

Most students prepare for the civil service examination after their graduation examination or after the publication of the result. But if you need a result in favor of your then start your preparation after 10th or at maximum 12th standard. Because NCERT books which you read in schooldays are the most basic essence or gateway to the temple of success.

Thinking of students who used to falter and those who finally come out as a winner, the basic difference is the right approach or strategy as books and materials are the same for each aspirant. History reminds us there are many instances where an average student achieve the miraculous feet if he or she has the zest, zen, and zeal to surpass their counterparts.  Before commencing the arduous journey aspirants must go through following aspects———-

  • Analyzing previous year questions with answers
  • Go through seriously and vividly The Hindu daily and mostly the editorial portion
  • Selecting the right books and avoiding unnecessary materials or books for the same subject(Take the help of good and right mentor)
  • Cover the entire syllabus because UPSC is unpredictable
  • Never prepare for preliminary examination only but for the main examination at the outset which will help you crack the prelims.
  • While studying any subject, start preparing probable and expected questions as per the syllabus and previous year questions.
  • Last but not the least commence your journey with the right strategy, appropriate approach and perfect attitude

Another important aspect of cracking the civil service examination is selecting the right coaching or guide as most of the students are unaware of the civil service examination.

May God bless you. Best of luck for upcoming exams and the rest of your life.

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Sarada Prasanna Pattnaik is based out of Balasore, Odisha. He was earlier a banker and later a faculty at quite a few reputed colleges and institutions. He now teaches civil service aspirants in leading coaching institutes. He is the chief architect of Vidya Group of Educational Institutions. He is an author and a writer in the civil service coaching arena. Writing is his passion and he loves to pen down his thoughts on varied topics ranging from Literature, Politics, Science & Technology, Finance, Sports and Travel.


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