Civil Services Preparation for Working Professionals
- October 31, 2018
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Uncategorized
To discuss the nature of the civil services, in Pakistan, time and again, is to state the cliché. Given the status and power, a large number of working professionals are driven towards the CSS examinations. However, given their tight schedules and engagement in their jobs, it becomes an immensely difficult task to prepare for the civil services examination
Therefore, I have made an effort to analyze and discuss the problems faced by the working professionals, while preparing for the CSS exam. Preparing a rational study plan is of utmost importance for the working professionals Given the time constraints and other considerations, a working aspirant can only succeed if he/she chooses a planned strategy.
The Working Environment: An Array of Distractions
A full time employment hardly leaves any time for you to become a disciple of the CSS. Therefore, you have to be in a distance relationship, and try to maintain the feelings. Like the real-life long distance love stories, dealing with the civil services, while working, is difficult. Also, an injudicious approach towards the CSS would only lead to a wastage of money and mind. Therefore, put your foot down into the arena of civil services, only if you are committed to it
Once you have firmly decided to go for it, before starting to go deep into the study-schedules, you need to plan- how would you take time and mind out of your present work, for the CSS exam. Once you are done with this initial planning, you are ready for ‘THE COMPETITION
While working, a number of things invade your mind, and create distractions. Therefore, you would have to draw a line between your work life and your personal life. Do what you are supposed to do at a moment. Thus, Work when you are working, eat when you are eating, sleep when you are sleeping, and most importantly, Study when you are studying. Mixing your different tasks only creates distractions, and hampers your productivity. Thus, Do not mix your different aspects of life
Now, the biggest problem that a working professional faces is, to get some time to study. For this, we recommend the principle used by, our old friend, Mr. Tortoise slow and steady wins the race. Studying 10-12 hours a day might not be a rational decision, as it would only raise your stress level. Instead, you must try to devote at least 3 hours for your CSS studies. Remember, that those three hours should be pure studying and no other consideration. In this regard, the most important thing to remember is that, your study plan should be consistent and without lags
If you are able to cultivate a habit of devoting, even 3 hours for your CSS exam preparations, on daily basis, you would be able to cover the whole syllabus in a reasonable time. To help you psychologically, just assume that you are doing overtime for your job, and the remunerations for it is in the form of an investment
Do not mix your professional life and personal life. Work when you are working; and Study when you are Studying
Try to make a practical Plan, of how you plan to cover the syllabus and do the preparations. Only an effective plan can help you in maintaining a balance in your work and studies
It is most important to develop a habit of studying on daily basis. Do not let your preparations, to have lags and breaks. If you study daily, you would be able to keep up with the exam schedules
Do not feel that not being able to do the coaching classes would affect your performance. Instead, you can always take the support and assistance from the online courses, that give you convenience and flexibility
Develop a healthy reading habit. You can learn from your job environment. Your practical knowledge also pays in the exam. Thus, do not feel demotivated only because you have a tight schedule and a full time job. In fact, many of the CSS toppers, in the past years, belonged to the category of Working Professionals
How to Study While Working Full Time!!
One of the prime considerations of a working professional is to decide from where to study. Since the working people have strict time constraints, it is very important that they does not spend their precious time in experimenting with different source materials from the exam point of view.
Thus, instead of going out for an expedition in the market, in search of study material, follow a reliable source for your preparations.
You can succeed without academies easily. However, given the time limitations and other constraints, it might be advisable to take some correspondence course from a reliable coaching.
In this regard, an online coaching can be very handy for you. Since you are not able to go for real coaching, you should find it convenient to study online, as it gives the option of preparing ‘on the go
The Strategy for Working Professionals
It cannot be denied that preparations for CSS examination need an extra effort by the candidates, who are working full-time. But, it is also true that, this does not prevent the working candidates from clearing the CSS exam. The only thing required is a good strategy and dedication.
Prepare your future plans in a practical manner. If you have a plan in mind, you would be able to cover the planned syllabus properly. Do not let your job to become an impediment for your studies. The same principle goes the other way round. Your studies should not hamper your work. We understand that many of the candidates have to work, full-time, due to some obligations. So, keep your preparations going along with your work.
Thus, I advise the aspirants to utilize the information technology to the fullest.
The above mentioned points are mere suggestions, and might not be suitable for all working professionals. The best way to prepare for civil services exam is to prepare a plan, as per your respective profession.But ultimately it’s a question of will power. Are you prepared to overcome these hurdles to achieve your cherished goal? The same holds true for those preparing full time. no amount of time or coaching ca…