Thinking about cracking APSC CCE-2021? You have landed on the right page!
If you are serious about your preparations, do not skip this blog. Go through all these genuine tips till the end to crack APSC 2021.
APSC(Assam Public Service Examination) is a constitutional state commission that mainly conducts the Assam State Civil Service Examination for the recruitment of state civil servants. Like UPSC, APSC also follows the same pattern of examination syllabus, viz- Prelims, Mains followed by the final interview which is actually a Personality Test.
Before discussing the methods to crack the APSC exam, an aspirant should know the selection process of APSC Combined Competitive Examinations (CCE) which consists of three main parts:
• The Preliminary Examination: Written-test of 400 marks
• The Main Examination: Written Test of 2000 marks appx. (depends on language papers)
• Interview Test: Personality test of 275 marks.
Please note, CSAT of Prelims is qualifying in nature (33% must). Similarly, two language papers in Mains are also of qualifying nature. Now comes the next part, the syllabus. Generally, class VI to XII NCERT study materials are the ideal start for APSC preparation but you too need some standard books for GS (General Studies) paper. This year onwards the commission has also included a new Assam paper (history, geography, the political history of Assam) GS V. 30-35% of questions in GS paper 1 will be related to Assam. For the detailed list of study materials for your APSC preparation 2021 check this link.
Given here 7 tips and tricks to crack APSC 2021
1. Preparations for Prelims :
Start your preparation for prelims with standard books like Indian Polity by M. Lakshmikanth along with the NCERT books as said earlier. NCERT books are required for clarifying your basics whereas go through other books like History by RS Sharma and Dr Khullar for Geography.
2. Revise Your Study:
The foremost key to successful preparation is revising your study. Revising the topics once a week helps to retain the same for the future. While revising, take notes and points for future preparation.
3. Study Smart:
Don’t overread or consult too many books. Study the materials which will help you clarify your doubts. You may check the link provided above for APSC study materials. Also, read the newspaper regularly to improve your languages and keep a tab on daily happenings. Check other sources as well as, magazines, news portals etc.
4. Take Care of Your Health :
Yes, you should take good care of your health. Physical fitness does affect your performance. So it’s highly advisable to maintain a good sleep-cycle and having good food habits. Moderate exercise is good for increasing concentration.
5. Mock Tests:
You can rate your preparation with mock tests every time. Test yourself taking mock test and check your ability for APSC CCE.
6. Learn Time Management:
Preparing for any government exam needs efficient time management. You have to carefully set a schedule for all your subjects and distribute the time with ample buffer time for revision. But trust me, this is not a joke. You somewhere need professional help at this point. So check out some good coaching institutes for APSC preparations.
7. Enroll in a Coaching Institute:
To understand the real competitive environment, you have to step out of your study room. Consult one of the best coaching institutes in your region to gear up your preparation. Check places that are good at providing quality coaching with regular doubt clearing sessions, mock tests, and interview preparations. Also, try to have an idea of the study materials provided by the institutes before checking in.
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