In india, millions of aspirants appear for various government jobs or Sarkari Naukri exams across India. Government jobs are perceived as stable with great opportunities for growth at both personal and professional levels. Hence, these jobs are highly sought after by the aspirants. Therefore, they look for the perfect strategy help on how to prepare for Govt Jobs.
Various exams are conducted by IBPS, SSC, RRB, UPSC, etc. every year, to recruit lakhs of candidates for various government posts. Not every candidate is able to turn their aspirations into reality. The way they prepare for Government job exams and their preparation approach make them stand out from the crowd. Keeping that in mind, we are providing an article that will give you an idea of how to prepare for government jobs. Read on to find out.
The number of students taking Government Job Exams are increasing drastically. Everyone wants to excel in Government Job Exams, but where we get stuck is in “How To Start The Preparation”. To start with your preparations, you need to be vigilant, focused and highly determined. I am providing you the “Step-by-step Guide To Start Government Job Preparation”.
The first thing you must be very clear about is “Your Goal”. There are n number of options available in government jobs, whether it be IAS, SSC, Banking, Teaching, or Defence jobs, and many more. So, your preliminary goal should be to decide which job suits you more, which exam you want to focus on, and then only you will be able to give your 100% to that exam and will be able to crack it in your first attempt.
I have seen people jumping between various exams but eventually landing on none. So its better to be focused on one. So, Why wait? Choose right now.
After you have decided for which exam you are going to appear, second step is to gather complete information about that exam including the Syllabus, Exam Pattern, whether Interview is conducted, A rough idea of about how many vacancies are released every year, etc.
In the third step, since now you are familiar with your goal, you can start your studies. And your studies should always be started by going through the previous year papers. All the exams follow a pattern, the type of questions asked in a particular exam are often repeated. Previous year Papers provide a clear picture of the exam. They tell you the most important as well as the least important topics. Once you are done with atleast last 8-10 year papers, you have crossed half of your journey. Now, You have to analyse which topics are being given more importance to and What are your Strong and Weak areas.
Now it’s time to work on the weak areas more. It’s early stage of your preparation, take your time, clear your fundamentals, no need to rush in any topic. Take help from your elders, youtube or whatever source is available to you.
After you feel you’re gaining confidence in your weak areas, its time to polish the topics you already have command on. Let’s say If you are good in maths, try to solve maths problems in less time, practice more and more. Or if English, try to improve your reading and comprehension speed. If General Awareness is your strong part, make sure no fact is left unread by you, and so on.
The most crucial step I can say, because most of the aspirants ignore this step or even if they don’t ignore still they don’t make best use of it. It’s about taking “MOCK Tests”. A lot of mock test series are available online these days, although u have to purchase them but they are worth it and they are also not very expensive. Alot of people take mock test but they just see their marks and leave it, that MUST not be done.
Mock tests are for your self assessment. They not only improve you, but they also give you self-confidence. In the early days of your preparation, mock’s score must not matter but your improvement should. Mocks provide a real exam time pressure due to the tickling clock on your head while solving the paper. Mocks are mirror of your preparation. Take mocks with sincerity, analyse the topic you spent more time on and work hard to improve your score.
So, the final step is to go for the real exam and conquer it. Remember the key points to success in government job preparation are to get started, be patient and never give up. If you religiously follow the preparation strategy, you will be able to come up with flying colors.
Evaluate The Exam Pattern:
Without assessing the exam pattern of the respective government job exams, you can’t reach anywhere. The exam pattern too varies from one exam to another. Candidates must be aware of the different sections (for both Prelims and Mains), the number of questions and marking scheme, etc. of the exam they are appearing for. Most of the government job exams have the following sections:
a. General/ Financial Awareness
b. General English (can be both objective and descriptive)
c. Reasoning Ability
d. Quantitative Aptitude
e. Computer Awareness
Some exams have all these sections. In others, a few of them are not there but some other section related to the post may be there.
The number of questions asked from each section can be different for different government sector jobs. Apart from the number of questions, candidates must know about the marking scheme. Some exams have negative marking scheme while others do not.
Also, for some exams, the different sections can be separately timed.
Understand The Syllabus:
After having a thorough knowledge of the selection procedure and exam pattern, aspirants should know about the syllabus of the exam – the topics included under each section of the exam. The most important topics (from where questions are asked frequently) should also be marked.
Create The Master Plan To Crack Govt Job Exam:
Segregate the topics based on your strengths and weaknesses. Also, mark the most important topics for the exam.
Allocate a fixed time for each section as you need to clear the sectional cut off along with the overall cut off. So, you cannot skip any section. Allocate time based on your weaknesses and strengths. Refer to the timetable given below to get an idea.
a. General Awareness – 1 hour
b. General English – 1 hour
c. Reasoning Ability – 2 hours
d. Quantitative Aptitude – 3 hours
e. Computer Awareness – 1 hour
Clear the theory behind them:
- After you are done with a particular topic, go through examples and practice sufficient questions.
- Take mock tests on a regular basis to see where you are standing.
- Analyze mock test results and work on your mistakes and weakness.
- Revise on a regular basis, even those concepts which you are confident about.
Tips To Crack Interviews:
Imagine a situation, where you get very good marks in a written exam but do not perform well in a Personal Interview. Nobody would like to be in such a situation. Hence, to avoid this, aspirants should take Personal Interviews seriously.
The following tips can help you to prepare for Personal Interview round of Govt Jobs:
- Go through the official website of the government organization for which you are appearing for the exam.
- Search for news and stay updated with what they are doing as well as their history.
- Read the job description for which you applied as there are chances that the interview panel will ask questions related to what the candidate is supposed to do after joining.
- Practice mock interview session and read about the past year interview questions.
- Last and the most important thing is to prepare a few questions to ask when the panel gives you the opportunity to put across your questions. Make sure that you sound sensible.