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How to prepare for upcoming government exams

Every year bodies of state and centre governments conduct various recruitment exams for different posts and services in various divisions. The exams are released by Staff Selection Commission (SSC), Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Indian Railways, Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS), State Bank of India (SBI), Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), etc. Every year lakhs of candidates try their luck in these exams. Candidates are eligible to apply for these exams after the completion of their graduation courses. Some of the most competitive and highly prestigious Government job exams are:
• RBI Grade B
• Indian Railway Recruitment
• UPSC Civil Services
• Etc.

These exams are generally considered to be quite tough and require elaborate preparations. Forming a conclusive strategy and working through it is the primary requirement for cracking these exams. Some of the basic subjects required for qualifying in any of the government job exams are:
• Maths (up to class X)
• General Awareness or General Knowledge
• Reasoning
• English
• Basic Computers

The first biggest question for any student aspiring to join a Government job is Where to start, how to start and what to study. Here is list of some primary points to keep in mind when planning to prepare for any of these exams:

Create an awareness: It is vital to know what is needed to qualify an exam. Understand what you need to learn and divide it into smaller groups. Focus on one part at a time and built up as you progress. Be aware of upcoming government exams and apply for various exams, not only the one you plan to qualify. The syllabuses are almost same and appearing in different exams will help you understand where you lack.

Built up your knowledge base: Always be aware of the changes happening around you and learn to recognize important news that might be part of the exams. You don’t need a large number of books to qualify majority of the exams, hence focus on quality and not the quantity. Clear your concepts and cover every topic in the syllabus. Get practice test papers and practice mock tests to evaluate your preparations. Always revise before an exam and keep an open mind.

Manage your time: Success always comes to those that work hard for it. Time management is a great tool for you. Learn to priorities your work and create time for study as well as co-curricular activities to relax your mind. During preparations learn to manage your time for successful completion of each question. Divide time slots among various sections and recognize your strong zone and weak zone. Try to finish your study plan at least one month before the exam so that you can revise the syllabus.

Practice: Only practice can make a man perfect. Acquire practice books, Mock tests, previous years papers, online practice series, etc. to recognise your weaknesses and strength. Work on your weaknesses and to perform better in the exams. Revise every topic again and again. Various Educational blogs are available online to assist students preparing for competitive exams. Follow them for latest updates, upcoming exam notifications, preparation tricks, subject knowledge, and more.

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