Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan – Rank 2 – Optional Philosophy
|Name||Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan|
|Place||Jammu and Kashmir|
|Graduation||B.Tech, IIT, Mandi|
|UPSC Rank||Rank 2 Year 2015|
|Mains Written Exam Total||825/1750|
|Prelims – General Studies|
|Prelims – CSAT||Solve Previous Year Papers|
|Mains – General Studies Paper||
|Mains Optional – Philosophy||
- First of all, try to understand the examination well, the pattern, syllabus, previous years papers as it will give you an idea what is the requirement at the examination. After that you need to plan your studies, make long term or medium term strategies which you can follow. You have to cover each and every area that too with proper depth and understanding.
- Choose one or two newspaper whichever you find comfortable and easy to understand and after that have the syllabus of the examination in your mind while reading the newspaper. That will help you in reading those articles, editorials and news items which are very much related to your examination. Also, reading newspapers early morning helps a lot as you will be reading it with a fresh mind at the same you can note down some important points from what you are reading. Dont make paper cutting etc as they can pile up. Just note down 2 3 or 4 lines of the article but make sure you write down something out of it.
- You need to have a time table which can tell how much and how many hours you are going to read every day. It also helps in making the weekly and monthly plans and to cover the topics as well. Set the targets which are achievable, it should not be like you want to finish the whole syllabus in 5-6 days as it doesn’t happen. It has to be very realistic. Once you have made your plans, try to stick to them as much as you can. So discipline is the key here & time is the biggest resource.
- Mentor generally guide students well, they help them in prioritizing things better they give them regular encouragement and feedback which actually helps a lot in the aspirant’s preparation time.