If you are preparing to take the UPSC prelims 2021, then you would know that clearing the IAS exams requires intense, planned and devoted preparation. You might have to lock yourself up in your study room for at least an hour at a stretch in order to concentrate better. The ambience of your room plays an important part in your being able to focus and study faster for the IAS exam.
In this article, we shall discuss in detail the tips to create the most suitable environment for UPSC exam preparation. These tips will help candidates study in an appropriate ambience with the least amount of disturbance.
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Tips To Create Perfect Study Environment for UPSC Preparation
There are certain ways you can enhance your study room/environment while preparing for the UPSC civil services exam. A few handy tips are given below:
- ENOUGH LIGHT
Your room should have enough natural lighting. You should not strain your eyes trying to read. Preferably artificial lights should be used only after sunset.
Your study room should be airy and ventilated. To be able to sit for long hours in your room, it should not get stuffy and uncomfortable. You should preferably sit by the window while you study.
- GET RID OF DISTRACTIONS
Remove all objects of distraction like the television, music system, etc. It is better if these objects are elsewhere so that you don’t have any temptation to switch them on.
- AWAY FROM NOISE
If possible, let your study room be one that is secluded from the rest of the house or place of stay. You can concentrate better with minimum noise and least interference from other people.
Place motivational sayings or pictures on your wall. Reading something inspirational or a quote by your favourite icon can motivate you when you feel down and out. Examples of a few motivational quotes that can push you forward and overcome your disinclination to IAS preparation:
“Work until your idols become your rivals.”
“I CAN AND I WILL.”
BE A WARRIOR, NOT A WORRIER.”
- STOCK IT UP
Stock your room with essential food and water supplies. Do this to avoid getting up and going out for these things. Frequent interruptions break your flow and you will take double the time to finish off the portions.
- UTILITARIAN FURNITURE
Have a comfortable and practical table and chair. Don’t sit on your bed or couch and study. It prevents you from fully focusing and also can make you feel drowsy. You must also have a proper place to keep your laptop/desktop and all your books.
Place all the required stationery like notebooks, pens, pencils, erasers, markers, etc. nearby.
9. POSITIVE ATMOSPHERE
It is very important for any UPSC aspirant to prepare for the examination with a positive attitude. Since the syllabus is comprehensive and exhaustive and the standard of the exam is tough, having the right support and positive vibes around is a must.
10. AVOID KEEPING DISTRACTIVE GADGETS AROUND
A lot of candidates tend to have many gadgets in their rooms which may be a cause of distraction. Thus, one must ensure that only study related material must be kept around so that the focus is not lost.
Having the right ‘mood’ to study takes a bit of preparation especially when you are preparing for the very demanding UPSC civil services exams. For those who shall be appearing for the first time in the coming years, they can refer to the UPSC Syllabus at the linked article.
Apart from having the perfect environment for UPSC preparation, having the correct Preparation Strategy for Competitive Exams is also must. Thus, candidates can visit the linked article and get the best tips to start their IAS exam preparation.