We all know that the UPSC Civil Services Exam is one of the most challenging one in our country. Its success ratio is .01%. Thus, it is not only your hard work and luck which matters but also your way of life. You need to eat, sleep and breathe IAS. Your aim should be to become an IAS officer during the course of preparation. This article tells you what all things you should avoid in the journey of becoming an IAS officer.
- Being Negative: It is very important to stay positive during the entire course of your preparation. You should not let a single negative thought stop you from your work. You should always remember what is the reason you want to become an IAS officer and always keep yourself motivated.
- Procrastinating: Procrastination is a curse. If you are preparing for Civil Services, you should always remember that you have limited time and a lot of topics to be covered. Thus, whatever is necessary to be done, do it then itself rather than procrastinating. It’s a toxic habit that eats us away.
- Mugging Up: UPSC syllabus is very vast and one needs to understand the concepts at a depth. Many times it has been observed that aspirants simply tend to memorize the facts and figures and waste a lot of time and efforts. This is a wrong approach to your preparation. You must be knowing that UPSC questions are often indirect ones and if you do not do an in-depth analysis of the topics, you might not be able to write good answers in the exam.
- Reading from too many sources: There are many sources available in the market for the UPSC exam. But you don’t have to refer to all of them. For a single topic, you must refer to a single source or maximum two sources.
- Following unworthy websites: Using the internet for studies is a good idea but it might give you wrong pieces of information as well. Therefore, you need to be careful while using the internet. Books, of course, are indispensable but the internet is the need of the hour. So, make sure you are visiting only worthy websites.
Even though there are lakhs of aspirants who write UPSC exam, your real competition is only with a few thousand serious contestants. You should not get intimidated and enter the race fearlessly. The mantra is to work hard and be positive.
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”- Confucius
All the best!