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What Mistakes are you making to clear USPC Civil Services Exam?



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New Delhi: In our country nowadays lakhs of IAS aspirants take up Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil exams. Basically, if some clear prelims and unable to cross the main bridge. While if few are able to clear both but stumble at the UPSC board interview.

To justify this there is a phrase said by Author Ziad K. Abdelnour, “Never let success get to your head and never let failure get to your heart.”

IAS is one of the toughest competitive exam usually candidates fail to clear in India.

Basically, actual competition is not only with those 9lakh students who fill the form for prelims but real competition comprises of 2-3 thousand students who delicately devote the time for UPSC.


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Many aspirants to clear IAS exam adopt many wrong approaches knowingly or unknowingly and fail in the UPSC Civil Services Exam. They basically make many mistakes in their preparation, particularly regarding the IAS mock exams before Prelims.

Here we take a look at few preparation strategy and reasons for failure:

Evaluate your performance: check the level of your preparation before UPSC CSE Preliminary Exam takes some quality mock exams. Also compare your own past performance and analyse the improvement.

Rectify your mistakes: some mistakes in your overall preparation which is pulling you down to rank in the top 10% candidates aim work harder for improvement as your target should be to score at least 90 marks out of 200 on an average to clear IAS mock exams.

Efficient platform and Lack of strategy to Clear IAS Mock Test: Aspirants should practice mock exams with a timed-environment along with negative marking and follow test series timetable to get an idea of uploaded and upcoming mock exams. Reading mock exams from Photostats or PDFs is not the right way for practicing.


Reasons for IAS Aspirants who fail to clear USPC Civil Services Exam:


Not following the multiple round answering techniques (3-2-1-0-E method): Solve UPSC question paper in 4 parts which based on the number of answer choices you are able to eliminate and use multiple rounds.

Less number of questions being attempted: keep an idea of cutoff score and don’t attempt only 50-60 number of questions, try to achieve high score preferably above 85, with good accuracy. Cutoff score can increase or decrease based on the difficulty level of the question paper and number of vacancies.

Lack of revision: due to lack of poor grip to the syllabus and even the current affairs questions revise periodically as it is not possible to remember almost a year for preparation.

Random guessing and carelessness: test yourself with free mock test exam and think before answering don’t lose marks for being careless and lazy or do random guess for negative marking .apply logic and common sense for wrong options.


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Answer the question asked: Aspirants make common mistakes they don’t read question properly and end up answering wrong, ignoring what is really required for example: “Why have the resource rich African and South Asian countries remained poor for decades? Explain.”

Here, you don’t need to waste words and time on talking about comparing poverty figures of both regions, but start listing reasons for the poverty. Lack of time management and study plan: follow good time management techniques with proper strategy for the subjects and study material.

Attitude to give it all: civil services require dedicated preparation throughout so candidates should keep an attitude to repeat it once more even after the failure and prepare again and again. This is not for lethargic ones. Stay positive and eliminate your mistakes.

So remember UPSC Civil Services Exam is not a tough nut to crack if Aspirants follow proper guidance and strategies they can easily clear exams as thousands of students are able to cross the main bridge. All the Best!!!!!



HCL to felicitate students at finale of 3rd edition of ‘Sports for Change’




Lucknow: HCL Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of HCL Technologies, will
felicitate winners of the 3rd edition of Sports for Change. The two-day event will culminate on
November 30, 2019.

Sports for Change aims to leverage the potential and capacity of sports to foster
inclusion and bring people from all backgrounds together at the grass root level.

The Guest of Honor of event will be Mr. Om Prakash Singh, Director General of Police, Uttar
Pradesh, along with special guests Ms. Suvarna Raj, International Para Athlete and Ms. Nidhi
Pundhir, Director of HCL Foundation.

The event will also be graced by the presence of Mr. Binod Kumar Singh, Additional Director
General of Police (PAC), Uttar Pradesh, Mr Abhishek Prakash, District Magistrate, Lucknow, Mr.
Ram Kumar, Inspector General, Central Zone, Uttar Pradesh and Dr. Sarvendra Vikram Bahadur
Singh, Director Basic Education Government of Uttar Pradesh.

HCL Foundation reaches out to 67,500 students across 200 government schools and 60
gurukuls for providing professional exposure in sports. So far, the Foundation has given out 64
sports scholarships worth Rs. 23 Lakhs in total and 50 more scholarships worth Rs. 25 Lakhs in
total will be announced this year. These long-term sports scholarships are funded by the HCL
Power of One – voluntary employee contribution.

More than 400 children from six southern cities – Chennai, Bangalore, Madurai, Hyderabad,
Vijayawada, and Coimbatore; and from various government schools in Uttar Pradesh supported
under HCL Uday in Noida and Lucknow; HCL Samuday in Hardoi, and HCL Grant in Barabanki
and Gonda are taking part in this event.

The students who had excelled in South and North Qualifiers 2019 held earlier this year
had participated in the National Sports Meet. The students representing at the Sports for
Change event today have been identified from over 200 Government schools and 60
Gurukuls after training and coaching support.

They have qualified for the Zonal and State Level Championship and top 400 players are participating at the National Finals

The Sports for Change, 2019 will be inaugurated on 29 th November 2019 by Shri Ram Kumar –
Inspector General, Central Zone, Uttar Pradesh at the 35 th PAC Police Vahini Sports Stadium,
Mahanagar, Lucknow. The event will kick-off with a welcome dance, sports drill and torch run
and torch lighting.

During these two days, the students would be participating in sporting events like Athletics
(100m, 400m, 800m, Long Jump, High Jump), Discuss Throw, Shot Put, Badminton, Chess,
Carrom, Football, Kabaddi and Volleyball.

Sports for Change initiative is aimed at leveraging the potential and capacity of sports to foster
inclusion and bringing people from all backgrounds, irrespective of their socio-economic
backgrounds, together at the grass root level.

The key objective is to empower young leaders from disadvantaged communities and
channelizing their energy towards sports thereby making them society’s role models and create
opportunities for them. Over the years, through this initiative 6500+ students have been
successfully trained in various sports such as athletics, karate, chess, carom, badminton,
volleyball, football, kabaddi etc. Students have represented and won accolades at the District,
State and National Level Tournaments.

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