Clearing competitive examinations like the UPSC civil services exam is no easy feat. Yet some of the pros who are able to clear the exams often step up to help others also succeed just like they did. For instance, an IPS officer selflessly provided free coaching to UPSC aspirants, deserving a salute from all of us!
Recently, another IPS officer named Lakshay Pandey, who aced the exam in the year 2018, took to his social media handles to share some tips for candidates who are appearing for this year’s UPSC civil services exams. Currently, he’s an Assistant Commissioner of Police (UT) in Delhi, NDTV reports.
He shared his recipe for success by offering a simple strategy “based on personal experience”, like using “minimum books and doing maximum revision”. He also stated that he finds self-study to be better than any coaching classes or online tests.
Simple strategy on How to start preparation for UPSC civil services exam .
Note – Self study is better than any coaching.
Key Tip – minimum books and maximum revision . Solving and revising the tests .
(This is based on personal experience and selected candidate’s reviews) pic.twitter.com/lakBdZgGW8
— Lakshay Pandey (@lakshay_cop) March 30, 2021
He posted photos of a few pages of his notebook, filled with tips for this year’s prelim exam hopefuls.
He urged students to avoid referring to multiple sources and stressed the importance of reading newspapers daily for an hour instead. He also advises taking part in outdoor activities, getting 7-8 hours of sleep, and spending time with friends and family. He adds that social media can be used in moderation, but definitely not in excess. Prioritizing quality over quantity was another effective tip he had for all the aspiring candidates out there.
Apart from encouraging the candidates to take a lot of tests at home, he discussed how to tackle subjects like economics, geography, and history on priority.
He also shared his recommended book list for the examinations:
Books needed for preparation of UPSC civil services exam.
This is based on my experience. Trick is to read minimum books multiple times .
You can message me about any other doubt as well .☺️#UPSC #books pic.twitter.com/IU3EaMPNuC
— Lakshay Pandey (@lakshay_cop) March 2, 2021
Students online thanked him for his guidance:
CC to all UPSC Aspirants .. https://t.co/Jdqlf0EEOY
— Akhilesh Pandey, PRO (@akhileshPRO) March 30, 2021
Simple and doable strategy for CSE 🙏 https://t.co/GWnzCEwpMG
— Rajashekhar BG (@raju_b_g) March 31, 2021
Hat's off to this man ( ꈍᴗꈍ) https://t.co/qbRLiU8kRC
— Udhav Sharma (@UdhavSharma007) April 1, 2021
All we need is people like these! Thank you sir! https://t.co/TfQKfgEiAJ
— Himanshi Tiwari (@tiw_himanshi) March 31, 2021
Hands written Success ! https://t.co/EaQI8fjGuz
— 🔥Tripathi Ji🌸 (@dhruv_xoxo) March 31, 2021
Excellent, continue to guide new students https://t.co/Ztu2INasPa
— Arun Singh (@arun64381) April 1, 2021
— preparing for upsc (@KrishnaGayath17) March 31, 2021
— @29AVNIBISHNOI (@AVNI20102001) March 30, 2021
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