How to crack MPPSC - 10 Tips and tricks every aspirant should know

Author : Rekha Solanki | Published On : 11 Sep 2021

10 Tips and Tricks on how to crack MPPSC– Kiran bedi, Smita Sabharwal, Harshal Chuadhary, Jyeshtha maitri, manuj Jindal, etc. These great leaders share one mutual aspect; they all are in “Civil Services” some are in central level and some are at district level.

Though we see many memes floating around the social media mocking the aspirants who are preparing for the civil services exam, we cannot deny the fact that UPSC and MPPSC aspirants go through one of the toughest, rigorous yet interesting curriculum, with an endless number of study hours, subjects, and preparations.

So, The Government of India celebrates April 21 every year as ”Civil Services day” as an occasion for the civil servants to rededicate themselves to the cause of citizen and renew their commitments to public service and excellence in work. This date is chosen to commemorate the day when first Home Minister of Independent India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel addressed the probationers of Administrative Services Officers in 1947 at Metcalf House, Delhi, he referred to civil servants as the ‘steel frame of India’. The first such function was held in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi 21 April 2006.

1. Have a plan and stick to it

The very first step to be successful at anything is to get focused. You should have a plan and a fixed routine, in which you strike a balance between everything, depending on your strengths and weaknesses. Be judicious in deciding the time you put for your preparation, your sleep and other daily activities. You should be diligent, remember that there are thousands of students preparing along with you, thus to ensure that you are a step ahead, you should be industrious and focused: it will help you to secure a good rank in your final exam.

2. Do not waste time

It shouldn’t be the case that when you realize that time is money; it has slipped out of your hand. With distractions appearing at every blink of an eye, you should become oblivious to them. Facebook, Whatsapp or other social media handles can have a negative impact on your preparation. So, keep them away for the time being. Though some groups on Facebook or Google+ can be helpful keeping in mind your preparation, you should restrict yourselves to them. Also, friends can be a distraction so be wise in choosing your friends for these 2 years of preparation.

3. Develop a genuine liking for the subjects

MPPSC preparation won’t be an arduous task if you develop a natural liking for the subjects. Learning will be fun and you will start enjoying it even more. You will develop a knack for problem-solving as well. 

4. Self-study

You have a reached a point in time, when no spoon feeding will be done. You should learn to help yourselves and self study, apart from institute and mppsc coaching classes. A regular study of 7-8 hours apart from the joined mppsc coaching in indore will be fruitful.

5. Don’t miss important topics

Though the whole portion is important for the exam; you will realise that there are a few topics which are omnipresent in bits and parts scattered throughout the syllabus. You should definitely not miss those. They will also give you an upper edge over other topics also. Topics like history, mp geography, acts, IT, polity, etc should be thoroughly prepared for the exam.

6. Get conceptual clarity

Make sure that all your basic concepts are cleared well in advance. Your base has to be strong and you should practise these concepts harder. MPPSC is all about having a strong grip over the concept and is not like board exams where you can memorize the answers and replicate the same thing.

7. Focus on problem solving speed

You should grill yourselves with a lot of numerical problems every day. Also as you solve these problems, try innovating your approach. Say a problem can be solved using a X method but it can be solved using a Y method more quickly. Try to look for alternate approaches which can help you to save time and will indirectly sharpen your intellect as well. By the time the exam approaches you should be able to look at a problem and recognise its type and approach in a whisker.

8. Practice mock Tests

You tend to react differently when you are under a time pressure, you cannot help it, but you can get used to it by writing a few mocks, which will help you get acquainted with the online system and boost your preparation. Practising mocks will also help you develop time management skills, which are of premier importance when we talk about mppsc competitive exam. Joining an online mppsc test series is highly recommended. It will help you judge your preparation and keep an eye on the competition as well.

9. Seek expert guidance

Find a mentor, who can guide you with short tricks, doubts, tricks, probably help you analyse your performance or simply a motivator, because you will needs tonnes of motivation as you gear up for the MPPSC.

10. Be calm Be fresh Be active

You should be at the prime of your intelligence when you appear for competitive exams, so to keep yourselves fresh, you can engage in some physical activity. This will help to keep your brain alert and engaged, as you prepare. Do not compromise on your sleep; it can act in a negative direction. Also, learn to be calm and composed, there can be surprises coming your way, but you should calmly deal with them and emerge victoriously.
These are some tips and tricks on how to crack MPPSC. We hope you practice hard and score well in your exams. All the best!!!