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Revathi Question by Revathi on Jun 06, 2024Hindi
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Sir hello,, This is Revathi , doing Engineering . I have completed my 2nd year with Computer Sciences branch .I am opting to choose my career into UPSC. But in dilemma to start from where ? and how? Can you please guide me , so i could take my first step. Thank you in advance

Ans: Revathi,

Regarding your interest in preparing for UPSC, first of all, do a thorough RESEARCH about UPSC Exam like Exam Pattern, Syllabus of the Exam, Evaluation, Level of Competition, Coaching Centre to Join (offline or online or self-study), Availability of Time Everyday (as you are in 3rd year CSC to study & perform well parallelly), Preparation Strategies, Selection Process, Last 5-10 Years Question Papers (which you can get online), Economic Status of Your Parents, & Level of your Aptitude, Attitude, Personality Traits & your Orientation Style (which you can come to know by attempting a Psychometric Test, meant for College Students). After Researching & Analyzing all these factors, if you are confident enough, you can start preparing for UPSC. Also, make sure that you will be able to prepare for UPSC simultaneously if you get a job after you complete your Graduation in CSC or you can focus only on UPSC (depends upon your family conditions).

Hope I have clarified your doubts.

All The BEST for your Bright Future.

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