Lakshay Pandey, an IPS Officer shared his study tips and notes on Twitter for cracking the painstaking UPSC exam! He posted his exam strategy and personal notes along with some tips for all aspiring candidates on how to score perfect marks in UPSC. From a list of books that all UPSC aspirants should refer to, to a list of dos and don’ts to help candidates prepare more efficiently, Pandey encouraged aspirants to focus on self-study and revision rather than on coaching. In this blog, we will look at IPS Officer Lakshay Pandey’s tips for scoring perfect marks in UPSC!
Books, What Not To Do and more!
Lakshay Pandey, the 2018 batch IPS officer, posted a bunch of photos on Twitter containing a list of essential books subject-wise for UPSC Prelims. In the same post, he mentions some essential pointers and tips for scoring marks in UPSC prelims such as using a limited number of books and focusing on multiple revisions. He even mentions reading the newspaper on a daily basis for not more than an hour. According to Pandey’s advice and personal experience, coaching institutes should be your last resort; after completing the entire syllabus, if you still feel you need some guidance only then you should join an institute with no more than 50 to 70 students.
IPS Lakshay Pandey’s Tips for Scoring Perfect Marks!
In the post titled ‘A simple strategy on how to start preparation for UPSC’, Pandey gives a complete rundown of his exam strategy for UPSC to the delight of all aspirants. His key tip to all is to use fewer books, focus on multiple revisions and solving tests. Here are IPS Officer Lakshay Pandey’s tips for scoring perfect marks in UPSC-
- The first and the most important tip is to buy fewer books.
- Make a time table and stick to it! Pandey mentions how managing time is the key to success and scoring marks in the gruelling USPC exam.
- Devote 4 to 5 hours to studying and gradually increase your preparation time.
- Start with subjects like Political Science and Economics and then solve tests and memorise the answers.
- The IPS officer stated that joining test series or coaching institutes is not necessary instead buy tests from local markets. Use test series given in Vision IAS Prelims test series.
- Revision is extremely important. All applicants should revise daily for 30 mins!
- Modern history and geography should be given 2 to 2.5 months followed by solving tests.
- Similarly, topics like Environment and Science should be given 1 to 1.5 months followed by revision and solving tests.
- Memorising the answers, solving tests/last year papers and revision is paramount.
- Buy any monthly current affairs magazine and read the newspaper daily.
- Also discussing topics with friends or seniors will help you understand them better!
Who is IPS Lakshay Pandey?
Lakshay Pandey is an IPS officer from Uttarakhand who is currently serving as the Assistant Commissioner of Delhi Police in New Delhi. He cracked the UPSC exam back in 2018 with the all- India rank of 316. He recently took to Twitter to share his personal experience and exam strategy for scoring perfect marks in UPSC. He has encouraged aspirants to rely on self-study, revision, solving tests rather than joining coaching institutes and test series. Pandey is also planning to share his strategy and tips for scoring in UPSC Mains!
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