How Do I Prepare for Government Jobs

Preparing for government jobs requite systematic planning and smart work. Up-till now, we had the perception that if we study for at least 8 or 10 hours, then only it will be calculated as a form of study

We even make time tables to achieve like “10 hours of aim” to study

Like 2 hours of studying English, then reasoning, analytics etc.

Yes, little do we realize that our mind can only study for 4 hours

Yes, after that, it tends to get swayed and gets tired.

For example, if we tend to get smell from kitchen

We at once get diverted.

Likewise, in the event of a door bell, we tend to run to door to open

Other than that, if our cell phones buzz, then we get diverted as well.

Likewise, on learning many new things, we tend to associate those new things with that old ones and on not finding any relation, we tend to lose the old ones.

Recommended Book to purchase before you start study for Government Jobs in India

Section Book Title Author / Publisher Why this Book
Reasoning Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning R.S Aggarwal This book covers all important topics. The type and number of questions are sufficient enough. The questions from previous years are also included.
Quantitative Aptitude SSC Mathematics Rakesh Yadav This book has been written in such a way that all Important types are covered chapter wise. The questions from previous years are also included in this book. The solutions are also provided in very lucid way, you will be able to solve complex questions in optimal way.
English Language and Comprehension General English S.P Bakshi The general concepts of English are illustrated in a very easy way; the language used is quite simple. The questions to practice are of good quality.
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis The vocabulary is taught in a very interesting way, using root words methodology. After completing this book you will be able to learn a lot of basic words very easily. It also covers one word substitution part.
General Knowledge SSC General Studies Solved Ghatna Chakra General knowledge can be a little bit boring, but this book follows very interesting methodology, the syllabuses off all topics are covered in the form of questions. The previous year’s questions are also covered in this book.
Current Affairs Pratiyogita Darpan Monthly Magazine Pratiyogita Darpan Editorial Board The questions on current affairs are very scoring and easy to cover if you cover it regularly. This magazine is super set for current affairs.
Reasoning A Modern Approach to Verbal and  Non Verbal Reasoning R.S. Aggarawal For miscellaneous topics like syllogism, direction sense, blood relation, inequality, alphabetical series, order and ranking etc. This book illustrates concept in a very easy way and the number of questions are more than sufficient. The candidates complete this book at least once before taking mock tests.
Analytical Reasoning M.K. Pandey As per the current trend the weightage of analytical reasoning is increasing at high pace. Therefore a special book for analytical topics is a must. This book contains good quality questions for practice.
Reasoning Gradeup App The puzzle is a very dynamic topic, as the level and type of puzzles keep on changing from exam to exam. This cannot be easily covered by any book as it required regular updates which are possible on online sources only. This app provides up to date and good level of puzzles to practice.
English Language and Comprehension A mirror of common of errors A. K. Singh This book includes all important concepts on which questions are asked in exams. It includes questions from previous exams also. The candidates should attempt questions from this book in a rational way, the candidates should not rush to the answers instead look for the reason for being correct for each and every sentence.
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis The vocabulary is taught in a very interesting way, using root words methodology. After completing this book you will be able to learn a lot of basic words very easily. It also covers one word substitution part.
30 Days to More Powerful Vocabulary Norman Lewis This book includes the lists of all important words asked in exam very frequently. The methodology used by author is very interesting.
How to Read Faster and Better Norman Lewis The exams are time bounded; the candidates are required to attempt questions in a very limited time. The candidates with fast reading skills will definitely have an extra edge over others. This book builds the habit of reading English language in fast an efficient manner.
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Arun Sharma Merely reading fast is not sufficient, the candidates are required to comprehend the content and answer questions based on it. This ability can be built by following the book written by Arum Sharma.
Quantitative Aptitude Magical Book on Quicker Math  M Tyra This book illustrates concepts with best fit examples and the shortcuts used in solving questions are very effective and saves a lot of time.
Data Interpretation Arun Sharma As per current trends the weightage of data interpretation has increased a lot. The candidates are required to practice this topic very well in order to score well in quant section. This book provides candidates with sufficient number of questions for practice and at the same time provides short tricks to save time.
General Awareness Banking Awareness Arihant This section is very scoring if covered well and from a good source. This book covers all topics well. The candidates should attempt quizzes after completing this book.
Pratiyogita Darpan Monthly Magazine Pratiyogita Darpan Editorial Board The current affairs related to banking industry should on tips for the banking aspirants. This magazine is more than sufficient for current affairs. It also includes questions asked in recently conducted exams.
Objective Computer Awareness Arihant This book covers syllabus well and more than sufficient for banking exams. The candidates are advised to attempt quizzes after completing this book.

How Do I Prepare for Government Jobs

So, the big query is to how to study?

Well, suppose the books which you are going to study, count the number of pages of the books

For example, if the book has 2000 pages, then the semester you have got, comes in 6 months, then divide them on per day.

For example, you have to study 11 pages per day if you study for 1 hour (which comes to 1980 pages almost 2000 pages) then if you study for 2 hours, then you can complete the course two times in 6 months. Isn’t it?

It is important for you to read Questions paper and syllabus, twice. In this way you will be able to know the internal choice.

A unit comprises of 2 – 3 chapters and the exam will consists of questions from both the chapters

There will be choice

If In a unit, there are 3 chapters, so study first two, then leave the third one

In this way, you can leave 1000 pages of the whole chapter

Yes, hence 1000 pages will come on internal choice

Then in this way, you can leave half course easily

Now, you just need to read

Loosing half of the syllabus will actually mean, than now you just have to read

5.5 pages

If you study 1 hour, you complete course twice in 6 months

How should I study like a topper?

Hence, a topper studies in this way

For ex.

If specific queries comprises of 1 mark, then he will answer in 2 words, and if the same query comes for 10 marks then he will write as long as a page or even more

If you want to appear for a competitive exam, then you have to study like a topper

I have a Pomodoro technique to help you understand what I am talking about:-

If you study for 4 hours, then take 10 minutes of break after every 1 hour, as it enhances the oxygen supply in a brain which strengthens the functioning of a brain

For example, in a competitive exam, you have to study for more than 4 hours

After every 25 minutes you take a break for 5 minutes, then after resuming, you study for another subject.

Only those competitive students pass, who knows their overall skills and have confidence in them

This technique increases your processing technique of your brain as well, as you switch over to new subjects at regular intervals.

After all, as this is the trait of a hard worker, which knows different subjects and you tend to grasp more new things.

How sound we study in 1 day?

Well, in any case, you shouldn’t study for more than 6 hours Like You should have the best of resources in terms of Books, teachers and techniques, while appearing for competitive exams

As these exams, only have studies related with Class 6th and 10th studies. Since, subjects change from class 11

If you really want to achieve something big, then do have “Wikipedia” and “Free dictionary” should be installed

Then refer the whole syllabus from Wikipedia atleast once to get a thorough understanding

From Free dictionary enhance your vocabulary with similar words

Syllabus and 5 years of question paper

While you study, remove all those things which may divert your mind in any manner.

  • Make your mobile in airplane mode
  • While studying at home, tell your parents not to disturb you
  • If you are in hostel, then place ear buds with almond air in your ears.
  • You may get stains on your pillow, but it is far better than staining your life. What to say?

What to do with negative people?

Move out of those people who give you tensions and worries and create negative vibe.

These people basically can’t do any thing, and they don’t let you work constructively as well

These negative people tend to divert your mind in small and little things.

But do make sure, while creating a gap between the people, never to say anything to them which may make you sorry.

How to gear a gap with such people?

Borrow money from them and return the next day, then again ask for money, then return.

Use this technique for a month and you will find the result.

Ask from large number of people and then you will find such negative people move away.

It is important to have the best of health

So, eat almonds,

Sprouts as they are full of nutrients

Make sure have sprouts in large numbers

As even Kaju don’t have such micro nutrients like sprouts

How to become more attentive?

Most of us don’t get attentive to study

Well, what you can do, is to write a query in a plain paper, like “why am I studying”?

Place the paper in such a manner, than you see day in and day out.

Remember, those learned people who have excelled and made a name for themselves has firstly created targets, then achieve them through focus

So, you need to have memory retention in place and then create a graph

Revise the things at the end of a day as it re-affirms your learning and understanding of matter

Just revise what you have learned for the first 3 days.

This is the basic aim of me to help you learn the things.

You will be able to extensively understand and learn the things in a broad manner.

If your really want to understand things, better, then make the best use of resources.

Finally, signing off by wishing Best of Luck to everyone.

Success will be all yours if you tend to follow the aforesaid tips.

Other Sources for government jobs exam preparation and Study Guide

  • Government Jobs Preparation with free Practice Test:
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Do’s and Dont’s while preparing for Govt. Job Exams

Government jobs have been very lucrative since many years because it offers job security, various perks, allowances and many other things. Due to this the competition is increasing day by day. Many students are working really hard to get a job in the government sector. Now as there are various government sector exams like SBI, IBPS, Insurance, SSC and many more, it’s very important to choose which exam you need to prepare for. Now here are some do’s and dont’s that one should do while preparing for any government job exam.


  • Not everyone has same capabilities and not everyone can do the same thing. So, the first thing to do is to go through the syllabus and analyze for yourself that which exam you need to prepare for.
  • Go through the pattern and the topics asked in the exam. All exams seem to have same syllabus in Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, English etc, but the topics from these subjects and the type of questions asked are quite different.
  • Get the detailed syllabus and the correct study material for the exams that you need to prepare.
  • As most of the exams are online nowadays, so it is very important to practice online so that you get in touch with the real exam interface which is very important to appear in any government exam.
  • Try to solve the previous year question papers and have an idea about the previous year analysis of the exam you are preparing for.
  • Practice as many mocks as you can from various test series, as the more you practice, the more are your chances of getting the selection.


  • As everyone has different kind of caliber, so never compare yourself with others. If someone near you wants to prepare for ssc, bank and other exams at the same time then don’t try to do the same. See your capability and interest before choosing any exam.
  • More than 80% students never read the complete notification before applying for any exam. Never do this as the pattern and other details of the exam are given in the notification.
  • Don’t set unrealistic expectations, that if you are good at one section then you can leave rest of the sections. Most of the exams have sectional cutoffs so prepare accordingly so that atleast you score the  sectional cutoffs in your weak sections and cover your marks in the strong sections.
  • Don’t let others influence you. You are the one who can analyze yourself, so choose the exam you want to prepare accordingly.
  • For competitive exams you cannot follow the same strategy as in school. You cannot rely only on preparing some chapters from a book as you did in schools. Here, you need to practice all type of questions that can be framed from a certain topic. Just a theoretical study of the topics won’t help.

When we want to achieve something we really want in our life we can find several ways to get that thing and if we don’t want to do something in life then then we will find numerous excuses not to do it. So, if you really want to achieve something big, be ready to face any hardships for that.

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