IPS officer Lakshay Pandey, who is posted as an ACP in Delhi, took to his Twitter handle to share handwritten tips on how to start preparation for UPSC civil services exam. Based on personal experience, he mentions “Self-study is better than any coaching. He adds, “Minimum books and maximum revision. Solving and revising the 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 also put up a few photos of pages from a notebook where he had jotted down a lot of tips for this year’s prelim exam hopefuls. One of the things that stand out is the advice: “Quality matters and not quantity.”
He also advises aspirants to include 7 to 8 hours of sleep daily, spending time with family and friends, watching TV, taking part in outdoor activities like running and jogging, and using “Facebook and Insta” in moderation.
Pandey suggests reading the newspaper for 45 to 60 minutes every day to become an expert in current affairs. He has advised aspirants not to join any coaching classes or subscribe to online tests. Instead, he says, “Just go to the market. Purchase tests from the shop.” He also tells candidates not to refer to multiple sources, but focus on one book or current affairs magazine, such as vision IAS.
He gives details about how candidates should tackle subjects such as polity, economics, modern Indian history, geography, environment etc. One thing he stresses a lot is attempting a lot of tests at home.
He has also promised that he would share strategies for the mains exam soon.