How to Secure Rank 1 in APSC Examination
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Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) organises many exams for various posts every year. It’s a dream for many to clear APSC examination and secure 1st rank. First of all, it needs to be understood that clearing any exam is not an impossible task. If the preparation of the exam is done by a complete concentration then APSC exam can be cleared easily and Rank 1 can also be secured. In today's article, we will provide you with the information as to how you can Secure Rank 1 in APSC examination.

Make a Proper Time-Table

The first step for clearing any exam is to make a proper time table for your study. You need to use your time wisely. If you utilize your time for the preparation of the exam properly then you can easily crack any examination. You should have adequate time for studying and revision.

Read Current Affairs and Books

You should read Daily Newspapers or can watch the best The Assam Tribune analysis or best newspaper analysis by SPM IAS Academy which is the most comprehensive way to understand in-depth analysis of various topics and also need to know the current affairs around the Country & World. For this, anyone can refer the Assam Tribune, The Hindu or The Indian Express. SPM IAS Academy makes sure that we cover all the important topics from all leading newspapers.

Always start your basics with NCERT books based on History, Geography, Economics, Political Science, Indian Society, Science & Technology Chemistry or go through the class notes / handouts of SPM IAS Academy.

You need to give at least 6 months completely for studying. Just read these books and try to complete it as soon as you can. You need to study a minimum of 6-8 hours per day to be on track. You can also join SPM IAS Academy, the best Online coaching for APSC or you can join the classroom program of SPM IAS Academy which is the best APSC coaching center in Guwahati.

Requires Hard Work

You can say this is your second stage of preparing. In this, you need to prepare optionally and focused on the current affairs with their related topics that you have read & learnt earlier. You can also join SPM IAS Academy’s Test Series which is the best APSC Online test series available and this will help you to assess your preparation level and competency.

Apart from this, you can take crash courses or revision courses from one of the best APSC coaching center in Guwahati i.e SPM IAS Academy. SPM IAS Academy is by far the best Online APSC coaching in Guwahati and the best APSC coaching centre in Guwahati. Prepare your notes in a summarised version so that it will help you as a ready reckoner before the exam. If any student is planning to join any coaching institute then he or she should confirm the institute whether they would provide the study materials in a summarised for the revision like SPM IAS Academy provides.

Final Preparation

4-5 weeks before Prelims Exam you should increase your study timings and you should revise your summarised notes. Also, you should revise all the test papers through. If any student can learn about 2000 objective type questions from SPM IAS Academy’s best APSC test series then there is more chance that student can answer most of the questions of the exam very easily.

You should also practice answer writing and revising your notes as it would also help for your Mains Exam Preparation. If someone is not fully confident about any particular subject which is important for Mains Exam then the students can give more time to that subject after the Prelims Exams and or can join any APSC coaching institute in Guwahati like SPM IAS Academy for the same.

Important Tips

  • ● Studying on a daily basis is most important and it depends on you as to when you want to study in a day. Try to study for at least 5 to 8 hours per day.

  • ● Study only the relevant things and don't waste your time on irrelevant topics.

  • ● You should be focused on practising the objective type questions and main answers.

Strategic Milestone during preparation

  • 1. Stage - I : Do the Groundwork - This will be like laying down the foundation for your preparation
    • 1. Get previous year questions with solutions
    • 2. Daily newspaper reading, refer to The Assam Tribune or best newspaper analysis by SPM IAS Academy
    • 3. Don’t worry about Optional at this stage, because initially you will have many things to learn, and you will overburden yourself with optional
    • 4. Read basic books (Below books are for beginners only)
      ○ NCERT books - History, Geography, Economics, Polity - from Class 6th to 12th
      ○ NCERT books - Indian Society
      ○ NCERT books of Class XI – An Introduction to Indian Art & Living Craft Traditions of India (Chapters 9 & 10)
      ○ NCERT books of Class VI to X for Science & Technology
      ○ NCERT books of Class XI Chemistry: Unit 14 & Class XII Chemistry: Unit 16
      ○ NCERT books of Class XI Biology: Units 4 & 5 and Class XII Biology: Units 8, 9, 10 & last four Chapters (13 to 16)
      ○ Assam History - SL Baruah, Priyam Goswami
      ○ Assam Year Book
      You can also join SPM IAS academy, the best APSC coaching centre in guwahati where we will take care of these things.
      Additional standard Books for GS Paper
      ● Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth
      ● Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh
      ● India’s Struggle For Independence by Bipan Chandra or A brief history of Modern India by Rajiv Ahir

  • 2. Stage - II: This stage is the most arduous one which involves hard work. Here you have to prepare Optional subject and focus on current affairs and their relation with static topics which you have learnt in the previous stage. Towards the end of this stage, join a Prelims test series which will help you check your preparation level and competency.
      ● You can take crash courses and revision courses for APSC by SPM IAS Academy too.
      Prepare gist/summaries of your notes which will serve as ready reference before the exam.

  • 3. Stage - III: This stage typically begins 4–5 weeks before Prelims. Here you do only revision of the gist/summary which you have made. You revise all the test papers of the test series which have bought. If you are able to revise ~2k objective question from test series then there is a very high chance that you will know most of the questions in exam.

    For Mains preparation also, just practice answer writing and revising your summaries. If you feel that you are not thorough with any topic which is important for mains then you can complete that right after Prelims. Mains exam is about optional preparation, so you have to give more attention to optional.

    Interview round is more about you rather than what you have studied. 3 things are to be focused upon for interview round -
    • 1. About yourself - right from birth to where you are right now. Everything must be logical and genuine.
    • 2. Why are you preparing for APSC? This will involve questions around career choices.
    • 3. Case studies, related to public administration.
    • 4. General awareness and your opinion of burning issues, particularly related to Assam.

    If you follow the above steps & prepare whole heatedly then no one can stop you from being a Civil Servant and you can even score RANK 1 in APSC.