Nupur Kaushik Updated On: 01 Mar, 2019 10:28 IST
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It is important for the candidates to study the subject matter well. For UPSC ESE, candidates should have a good hold on subject matters related to engineering especially on terms and phrases for the specific engineering branch selected by the candidate. There are some pointers that can help them prepare well for the exam. These are as follows:
Coaching Centres: One of the most common ways of preparation these days is to join a reputed coaching centre. One can find a number coaching centres that can guide through these tough exams. Coaching centres for UPSC exams are also always updated with the current pattern and style of questions asked in the examination. These centers give you an insight into the types of questions and their solutions.
Previous Years' Papers: This can help you gain an idea about the type of questions that can appear in the Mains exam. Sometimes, it can also serve to be a good guess material too, as there are probable chances of questions getting matched. Solve these papers with timer on so that you may get an idea of how much time you're taking to solve the paper. This, in a way, can help you manage your time and you can check the amount of time taken to solve a particular section.
Time Table: Making a time table is not a bad idea. It actually helps in solving the riddle of what to study first. Divide your time in a way that all your subject matters are covered properly. Give each section proper time slot so that, everything within the subject matter is covered. Making a good time table will help in keeping in a track of what has been completed and which section requires more time. Also, keep a time slot for revising the studied material, which can help in memorising the topics well.
Reference Books/Material: There are number of books and reference material that can really serve to be a good source of information for the UPSC ESE applicants. Online reference material is also available for candidates. It is advisable to refer one book for one topic. Keep your preference clear while selecting books and do not get confused with more than one book in one section of engineering.
Instructions for Preparation of the Exam
Remember to make short notes while studying for the paper as it will help at the time of revision.
Keep your health and mind healthy when you are preparing for the examination and also at the time of examination.
Do not focus on more than one topic at one point of time. Complete the section you started and then switch to the next section.
You can always take help of your seniors and teachers if you are stuck in some section.
Keep separate note books for different sections that you will study.
Exam Day Instructions
Remember to carry your e-admit card on the examination day.
Do not carry any unwanted papers and material.
Do not carry electronic items that are not specified by the authorised body.
Try to reach 20 minutes before the allotted time to avoid any kind of rush or accident.
Before leaving for the examination, remember to check the documents asked for at the time of exam. Documents like admit card and ID proof are a must to carry at the time of examination.