Government jobs have always been popular amongst youngsters in India. The competitive entrance tests for these jobs are considered as some of the most rigorous and demanding competitive exams of all. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Staff Selection Commission (SSC), and Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) are a few of the primary authorised agencies that conduct various competitive exams for selecting candidates for various government jobs.
These government competitive exams are the most popular and significant job recruitment exams that are conducted at different points during a year regularly and thousands of aspiring candidates appear on these exams to land their dream job. The biggest challenge for beginners is to get the proper guidance on how to prepare for these exams. You need to plan and make strategies to successfully crack these competitive exams.
Some of the points to consider and remember while preparing for government exams are mentioned here.
Start by Setting Your Target: There are different examinations that fall under the category of government exams. It is better to set your target based on the kind of job you are best suited and qualified for and start preparing for the exam. Work on your basics whether it is English Grammar or mathematical formulae since the questions asked in these competitive exams are based on the concepts taught at the school level from 6th to 10th standard.
Outline the Syllabus: Once you have looked at the syllabus, you must break the topics into smaller parts. You can then start your preparation step by step covering each and every topic thoroughly. Identify your strengths and weaknesses so that you know which subject to focus on. If you feel fresh in the morning, keep the toughest topics for that time so that you can grasp them fast.
Time Management is Crucial: Managing your time and daily routine is equally important while undertaking a competitive exam. You must also devote equal time to all subjects since most of the entrance exams for government jobs have a subject-wise cut-off in addition to an overall cut-off mark. For instance, if your logical reasoning is good, then it will require less time than other sections like data interpretation. Make sure to take as many practice tests as you can before the actual exam to build up your speed and also identify any issues you face while attempting the exam.
Focus on One But Appear in All: It is good to fill every exam form whether you want it to specifically join that organisation or not. The syllabus for different government exams is more or less the same. So if you are preparing for one, you are covering the syllabus of other exams as well. Appear in many exams as these exams will help you to gain experience, test your preparation and know in which section you are weak and where your need improvement. This technique will also help in making a better strategy for the exam of the organisation you aspire to join.
About The Author:
Rupali Shete (M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D) is one of the admins of Gr8AmbitionZ.com. She is a gold medalist from Osmania University (Hyderabad), one of the working members of Rananujan Mathematics Academy and Institute of Scientific Research on Vedas (ISERVE), Currently working in University of Pune.