Following are the tips to strategize and prepare better for the UKPSC PCS exam 2022:
Analyze the previous year paper
It is critical to become familiar with the topics that are usually questioned in the exam by solving UKPSC Previous year question papers. Rather than the traditional subject-by-subject approach, this is the smartest way to prepare for the exam (which is generally practiced in the graduate examination). Candidates will be able to cover a few of the most important topics in this manner.
Analyze the trend
It is crucial to go through the detailed UKPSC PCS exam pattern of all three stages of the examination. The awareness around the number of questions asked in different papers helps a candidate plan better and hence prepare better.
The UKPSC PCS Prelims syllabus consists of various sections.
- History, Art, Culture, Literature, Tradition & Heritage of Uttrakhand
- Indian History Ancient & Medieval Period
- Modern Period
- Geography of World and India World Geography
- Geography of India
- Geography of Uttrakhand
- Indian Constitution, Political System & Governance
- Economic Concepts and Indian Economy
- Uttrakhand Economy
- Science & Technology
- Analytical Reasoning. Mental Ability
- Current Affairs
Familiarisation with the syllabus
You should know your syllabus in mind and plan your study according to that.
By this, we mean that never make a rigid Study Plan with many stringent aspects of covering subtopics within a particular time frame of minutes. Instead, focus on finishing the study material scheduled for the days as per your understanding so that you do not regret wasting time on a superficial understanding of core topics. Be flexible yet goal-oriented.
Make a timetable in such a manner that 2-3 revisions are ensured.
If available, do attempt sectional tests; do not merely keep covering the syllabus.
This not only helps develop a perspective around a specific topic, but one gets to know in how many different ways the question can be framed and asked in the examination.
Keep Sunday reserve for tests.
Develop a habit of reading, studying, and memorizing the theoretical aspects but do not forget to retain them in long-term memory. Remember, the UKPSC examination is a year-long cycle and candidates need to recall and express the learning after 12 months sometimes. And Given the times of uncertainly, the period might extend, so revising through attempting the tests on Sundays is advisable.
Learn by note-making
Keeping notes and revising through the notes helps revise better. It is always easy and handy to revise from the self-made notes. It helps retain and recall better, and in the examination gives an edge.
Also, check out the Uttarakhand PCS Preparation books here.