This UPSC exam candidates for the year 2020 might’ve been the only set of candidates to have encountered a pandemic that has engulfed the entire world in a dark cloud of uncertainty.
It is like pulling back on the reigns of a powerful stallion that has been charging through many gauntlets with the confidence and precision that is born of a single-minded focus. The UPSC exam preparation is nothing less of the metaphor used.
Candidates who have been coursing along with months and years of preparing for one of the country’s toughest exams have been pushed into a state of ambiguity and concern.
Focus is Key
From the very outset of UPSC training, building confidence, dedication, and consistency are given equal importance as much as the syllabi itself.
Aspirants are constantly in touch with experienced professionals who impart in them these mandatory traits that are meant to help them face the toughest situations when they take up their jobs.
Now that the pandemic has come like a bolt from the blue, it is imperative that aspirants implement mental faculties to focus their minds and face a more herculean task.
Old plans are to be shelved and new study plans need to be devised. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. So how can UPSC aspirants stay focused and emerge victorious from this challenge?
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Bank on authentic information
In the current situation, rumors are spreading faster than the virus itself. Here’s how you can filter off the unwanted rumors regarding the exam:
- Stay connected with your coaching center to provide you with regular updates,
- Watch out for information in newspapers and tv news channels.
- Get the information from trusted government portals.
Adjust and Reset with online classes
The pandemic should not be a deterrent to pursue your Civil Service dreams. And if you give up on those dreams, you will only be admitting early defeat. Remember that all is not lost! And everything comes with a solution.
UPSC coaching centers are rescheduling their plans and providing the best online classes and revision modules.
However, it is crucial to filter the most useful sources from a plethora of material that is available online. Aspirants must diligently spend time to study as they did in the pre-COVID period.
Making clever use of the lockdown
As a UPSC aspirant, you can choose to look at this lockdown period as a golden opportunity to breakdown the time at your home in a very practical and helpful way. Completely devoid of all external distractions, this is a very conducive environment that can be used for studying and revising.
A 24-hour period can be compartmentalized this way:
- 3 hours for hobbies and physical fitness
- 10-11 hours for study
- 2-3 hours for family and entertainment.
- 7 hours of deep sleep
Entertainment and socializing is as important as studying. It gives you the opportunity to refresh and reset your mind for the next study session. It is also an opportunity to catch up on the latest news and developments around the world on TV or with newspapers.
Tips To Stay Positive And Competent During The Pandemic
The psychological impact of the country-wide lockdown and the looming pandemic are issues that need to be acknowledged and addressed.
UPSC aspirants are bound to undergo a roller-coaster of emotions, especially for those who have invested years of hard work, dedication, and sacrifice to face the exams in 2020 and see their dreams become a reality.
Let’s go through some pointers that will help aspirants easy out the situation and use it for their maximum benefit:
- Make use of technology-based learning methods.
- Gather all the latest information on current affairs by reading newspapers.
- Keep track of all the incoming news on reliable news portals.
- Synchronize your daily routine to keep yourself active and positive during the lockdown.
- Spend extra time on prioritized subjects.
- Avoid social media. It can be an addictive source of distraction and a total waste of time.
- Set reasonable targets every day.
- Write mock-up tests and do self-evaluation.
- Coordinate with your coaching centre to avail of all the online classes and mock tests.
- Stay physically active and healthy.
- Do not risk falling sick.
- Keep in touch with your mentors, friends, and family to boost your mood.
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With years of consistent success and experience and a faculty that is unparalleled in their knowledge, Chinmaya Academy is there with you throughout this journey. Trust us to help you ace the exams with exemplary confidence and courage.
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List of Exams Conducted By UPSC
UPSC or Union Public Service Commission conducts several examinations. They are as follows: Railway protection force or RPF, Central Armed Police Forces Examination or Assistant Commandment Exam, Combined Geologist and Geoscientist exam, IFS or Indian Forest Service exam, Special Class Railway Trainee, National Defense Academy Exam, Civil Services Exam, Combined Defense Services Exam, Combined Medical Services Exam and Engineering Medical Service Exam. To know more about the examinations conducted by UPSC, visit UPSC Website.