IES preparation takes a lot of effort and time, and many aspirants work extremely hard to get through the exam. Every effort can go in vain if you don’t know how to prepare effectively and efficiently for the exam.
Do’s and Don’ts in an IES preparation
Here are a few tips and dos and don’ts that you should keep in mind while preparing for IES:
- No Doubts: Avoid doubting yourself as it is the last thing you need. It is the most important thing, and you need to understand that if you don’t start believing in yourself then no matter how much you prepare for the exam, you will crumble in the end if you don’t believe in yourself and your preparation so don’t lose confidence.
- Motivation: Avoid all the negative thoughts and people as there won’t be many who will believe in your potential. All the people have done things what others have said were impossible so it is unnecessary to pay heed to such things. Motivate yourself every minute and avoid people who remind you constantly how tough this exam is. Keep in mind that many have cracked it regardless and let that be a motivating factor.
- Stick to a Schedule: Remember sticking to the schedule as it will become difficult for you to keep track of improvement if you don’t follow a routine. A proper schedule will ensure that you finish your entire syllabus on time. This way, you will get maximum time for revision and self-study.
- Manage Time: Though the preparation is rigorous and requires a maximum of your time, don’t forget to give a break to yourself. Studying for 4-5 hours can be exhausting, and you shouldn’t keep yourself from taking rest. You deserve it.
Do not make the mistake of studying while eating, relax and have your meal without worrying about the preparation. Short naps are also known to boost your memory and help you concentrate.
- Avoid Distractions: Avoid engaging yourself in social media to refresh your mood. Social media can be a negative influence, and half of the information is irrelevant and isn’t of any use. Read informative articles and success stories to distract yourself a little. It can also motivate you to perform better in your tests.
- Calm Down: Don’t get frustrated at last moment. The last days can be very stressful but don’t let it affect your mood. Understand the importance, remind yourself that all the hard work you’ve put into it so far will pay off in the end. Meditate to regain mental stability. Don’t lock yourself up in the room. Take walks outside your home and relax.
- Do not compare: Avoid comparing your preparation with that of someone else’s. Understand that everyone works at their own pace, so there is no point of comparing yourself with others. Focus more on your goals and see what you’ve accomplished so far. There is no harm in taking help from others but don’t enter into the vicious circle of comparing yourself with every other person.
- Find your Motivation: Don’t forget to implement everything that has been told to achieve your goal. There is absolutely no use of learning things if you forget to apply them in real life. Many inspirational videos, messages and quotes are all over the internet, but they will be of no use if you don’t motivate yourself from within. Take small steps towards it, still better than sitting idle.
- Tests, tests, tests! Don’t stop taking tests at last moment. Revision and practice should be done simultaneously, and neither one of it should take a back seat when exams are approaching. Take help of your schedule and try to fit in both of the things in it. They both hold equal importance and are equally impactful.
- Find Help: If you wish, you can join coaching classes to prepare for the IES exam. Coaching centers have professional staff, and some of the centers deliver promising results. Joining a coaching center also makes sure that you give a fixed amount of time to your study. Apart from self-study, it can help you improve your performance. Look for the coaching classes that are near your house so that you don’t waste much time in travelling.
So here are a few do’s and don’ts that you can follow to crack the exam. You can also take help from blogs of some of the aspirants.