How to prepare for Government exam at home during a pandemic

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Everyone is always looking for a Government job, right? It gives you assurance and also a constant source of income as well. Also, there are miscellaneous benefits a Government employer gets throughout his job life

Why the majority after the Government job?

With the growing competition nowadays every job has started examination to screen the enormous number of candidates who apply every year. Most of the time it is seen that the number of applicants are much higher than the vacancies. Hence, to crack such exams amidst so many competitors is indeed a hard working Sarkari job.

A large number of exams are being conducted generally during the months of February to April. The Staff selection commission (SSC) conducts a large number of exams at different levels. For recruitment, a candidate has to appear in the exam as per his/her eligibility.

The SSC exam includes:

  • SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam.
  • Combined Higher Secondary – SSC
  • SSC Stenographer Grade C & D .
  • SSC JE Paper-I exam.

Another most important exam is the UPSE(Union Public Service Commission)/IES :

  • UPSC Sr Examiner .
  • UPSC Civil Services .
  • IES/ISS 2021.
  • UPSC NDA & NA recruitment.

The Railways also conduct a number of exams. Also it is one of the most common job-providing sector of the country:

  • RRB NTPC exam .
  • East Central Railway .
  • RRB Group D exam .
  • South Eastern Railways.

Apart from these exams, several banking exams,agriculture sector exams are always available.

What you need most before you begin your preparation?

  • You must decide what exams and in which sector you want to work.
  • The status of the job you expect for yourself.
  • The type of work that you feel will be suitable for you.
  • Your weakness and strength.

Once you are confident enough about these few points, you are ready for you preparation!

Now it is a fact that the time required for exam preparation is completely depending on the candidate. Also during this year, it is indeed a great opportunity to do the preparation at home staying in your utmost comfortable zone i.e. home. Even if you are already working, being at home gives you ample time and scope to take out time for exam preparation. This might not have been possible, had you been in your normal work-life away from home.

Another most important thing is – analysis of the exam level. Your entire preparation strategy  depends on it. Checking the previous year questions can help you optimizing your exam preparation.

Key strategies for preparation at home:

  • Know in detail about the areas covered in your selected examination.
  • Generally in all exams, it can be commonly seen that emphasis is laid upon reasoning,general knowledge and aptitude angle of the candidate.
  • Study in detail the syllabus given for the exam.
  • Search for previous year question papers available online.
  • Go for online materials be it ebooks,PDFs,video lectures etc.
  • Find grounds on the internet where you can sit for mock tests.
  • Time management is an important aspect in such exams.
  • Read the newspaper thoroughly. Definitely make it a daily habit!
  • Consult with peers or relatives if you find someone with previous experiences in these examinations.

NOTE: Usually the exams are conducted in English medium. Hence, you need to have a good grip on the language. Also writing proper English without grammatical mistakes will be an important aspect in your screening test.

Few tips and tricks:

  • Make a habit of noting down any important information in a notebook. This will definitely help in last minute revision.
  • Make a planned time-table. Give equal importance to all the areas under the syllabus.
  • It is always preferable to start preparation at the earliest time possible.
  • Try to do revisions a few times before you go for the examination.
  • Be regular and persistent in your preparation.
  • Staying focused throughout the preparation.
  • Always try to be confident!

Hope this article helped!!

FAQs (Frequently asked questions) :

Is there a need for General knowledge in banking examination?

Yes, questions will cover areas from multiple domains. Hence, GK is a must.

How to be efficient in time management?

Practicing mock tests before exam date will help you in this.

What are common subjects in Government exams?

General knowledge, general aptitude,reasoning and mental ability are common areas in major exams.

How much time is required for preparing for Government exams?

It is always better to start early. However, a dedicated study for 4-5 months will be helpful.

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