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Thursday, 21 December 2017

How can honesty help in UPSC preparation?

How can honesty help in UPSC preparation? 

Honesty will see you through the IAS exam and make you fit for the Indian Civil Service Post. As strange as it may sound, honesty begins with the intent itself. If you desire to be a part of the Indian Bureaucracy System, honesty is a trait which will fetch you great results in your career as part of the IAS. However, that is not our point today. Our primary motive is to encourage you to adopt honesty while preparing for the UPSC exam.

How can honesty help in UPSC preparation?

Many will argue saying that ‘I am an honest person’ and this is why I desire to serve my country. All this is true and acceptable. Still, we recommend honesty during the exam preparation. It is because self-discipline and a sincere approach should be your top priority. We explain by giving you an example of what to do and what not to do, to be considered honest during the UPSC Preparation.

How will honesty help?

1, An honest approach will help your score better

The first step towards honesty is self-assessment and self-realisation. By being honest about your strengths and weakness and by knowing your current level of confidence, you are only doing yourself a favour. It is just you who will understand your current state of preparation, and once you do an honest evaluation, every step ahead will be self-guided and self-motivated.

2, Honesty will help you save time

When you attempt the mock test or the previous year question papers, you must time yourself sincerely. Anybody who is serious about IAS preparation should honestly attempt these mock tests and must seriously time themselves to finish the paper in the stipulated time period. There are many ways you can cheat on your preparation, but, honesty is your saving grace.

3, Honesty will help you prepare smarter

There are many times when we look for shortcuts to escape the hard work. But it is essential to jog your mind as far as possible. So, next time when you attempt a question and find it a bit hard to find a solution, do not practice shortcuts like looking at the answer key and giving yourself a false notion, that I knew it already. Remember, nothing beats an honest attempt to solve the problem to the end.

4, Honesty will keep you excited

Only when we make a sincere and honest effort will our mind attune itself to the concepts and the logic of the problem or the subject. You have to enjoy studying, and it will only happen if you know how much you need to prepare for one subject. Working on a presumption that I know it all and I need just a bit of preparation will not be helpful. The reality is nothing is known as enough in the preparation stage. 

5, Honesty is good for self-challenge

If you join a virtual classroom and get an opportunity to interact with your peers, it is wise to learn from them than to start competing and thinking superior of oneself. Do not compare yourself, as everyone has different backgrounds and thus, a different level of preparation. The idea of joining a virtual classroom means interaction and engagement with other students or people, in honesty and sincerity. If you approach it honestly, there are many new things to learn and imbibe from other. So, start by being honest with yourself- we all don’t know it all.

In the End…

What we discussed today will be recommended by an education expert or a counsellor. You need an honest approach at every stage of preparation, and it begins with finding your ambition to become an IAS officer. You should first question yourself on why I need to be an IAS officer or do I have the will to work hard and achieve my goals? Will I be sincere in my UPSC preparation?
Then, follow it up with sincere preparation towards the exam. Honest people can assess themselves realistically and prepare accordingly. Be honest and Do well!