Are you serious about IAS preparation? Then it’s time you should devote attention to smart work along with the hard work. How smart aspirants clear UPSC Prelims by Smart Work? Read to know more.
Only serious aspirants clear UPSC Prelims, Mains, and Interview. UPSC exam demands hard work.
But at the same time, hard work alone may not always help you clear the IAS exam.
Those who clear easily are those aspirants like you – who realize the importance of smart work!
What is smart work?
Smart work is doing great things in a smart way.
Smart work is using the right tools for the right work.
The smart worker completes the urgent and important task first and leaves the rest for later.
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What do Smart Aspirants do to clear UPSC Prelims?
- Smart Aspirants take proper training: Most smart aspirants realise the importance of proper training to save time, effort, and money with respect to UPSC preparation. For the right guidance, many aspirants join ClearIAS Online Classroom Program (PCM or PMB).
- Smart Aspirants practice well: Those who know the importance of smart work also know the importance of practice. Smart aspirants enroll in quality prelims mock test series early. They take exams on a regular basis and revise mock exams 2-3 times and evaluate their performance. ClearIAS recommends the practice of at least 10000 MCQs including previous year questions and ClearIAS Prelims Test Series.
- Smart Aspirants will collect the essential textbooks and study materials: They are never reluctant to invest in the right books and study materials. They may also look for free resources which explain difficult concepts in a simple language, often in much better clarity than in textbooks (To give a hint – just read our article on ‘Balance of Payments).
- Smart Aspirants will master the techniques for success: They not only invest in knowledge but also in smart techniques – memory techniques, question paper solving techniques, and intelligent elimination techniques, to name a few.
In short, if you need to clear UPSC CSE by smart work, you need to prioritise. You need to invest in those resources which give maximum output in minimum time.
Smart candidates don’t panic about the vast syllabus or unfinished study materials!
At a time, when fellow aspirants are over-burdened with hundreds of textbooks, NCERT books, online/offline study materials and coaching materials, smart candidates chose their resources wisely. They don’t panic.
Smart aspirants use the right tools
The right tools can save a lot of time.
Smart aspirants focus on the right coaching, the right study materials, and the right mock exams.
They know their time is limited and cannot (and need not) study everything under the Sun.
They seek the help of experts who can analyze UPSC trends.
Smart aspirants know what is to be expected at the exam hall well before!
They look for clues from the UPSC syllabus and previous year’s UPSC questions.
Having taken and revised their mock tests well in advance, they will be well-prepared to face uncertainties and surprises in the exam hall.
Smart candidates don’t waste time, but they use their time!
They realize that time wasted pondering over wasted time is again time wasted.
Those aspirants who know the art of effective preparation, learn all portions of the UPSC syllabus as per the cost-benefit and relative importance.
For this, they seek help from websites like clearias.com.
They also look for clues from the IAS topper’s interviews.
They plan their work and work their plan.
And finally, smart people know that the time remaining is enough to clear Prelims!
People who do smart work have self-belief.
They know that the time available is enough to clear UPSC CSE Prelims if properly utilized.
A smart IAS aspirant would pay more attention to their final goal and clear the examinations in flying colours spending less time, energy and money!
Extra tip: Enroll for ClearIAS Prelims Mock Test Series, if not already done so. More than 3,00,000 aspirants have already registered on our mock test platform.