Are you scared of the cut-throat competition? Do you worry about never making it to the top rankers in an entrance exam and lagging behind? That, in fact is worrisome. Many people want to become IAS officers, or CAs or any government job seekers in that case. But let's face it, it is a handful of people from the sea of aspirants who get passing marks and after that, a filtered few get the job. If you are motivated enough to say that you can make it, well, then you probably can! But you would require the right knowledge, the inspiration and the guidance to work in the right direction. Of course, hard work plays a key role but you do not want to waste your efforts in the wrong direction. So how do you prepare?
First off, you must see more than what the ordinary candidate sees. You need to read between the lines. So make a list of all the bestsellers for your exam's preparation and go through each at a book shop. Now, select only one of top books, any one that you think is clear to understand and grasp and read it thoroughly for the next days until your exam. Do not try to finish as many books as possible; this would ruin your learning process. But that, every person taking the exam would do. But what would make your preparation different and more thorough than the others? This is where the use of internet and its various resources comes in. While people would ask you to spend less time on the internet, we are telling you to do the exact opposite. Using Skype, YouTube and other such knowledgeable sources would help you through and make you stand out in the crowd of sluggish muggers. YouTube, you understand, but why Skype? What good would it do? Actually, a lot. There are so many people out there who you can actually connect to on Skype. For example, if you are going to sit for the IAS exam and need the help of pros, you can always contact someone who has already cleared the exam on Skype by their Skype name. While there are other ways to contact them too, but Skype plays that knot between decency and friendship. All you need to know is the Skype name of the person you want to contact and ping them respectfully on Skype, if they agree to help, you can even video chat with them and learn some important tips for the exam and the interview that would follow . This would help you score well and have someone to share your views with. Such secret recipes are all it takes to succeed. You do not need to be a terrific learner, just keep your eyes and ears open and opportunities would knock on your door. Best of luck!