Life lessons from engineering that are useful for UPSC aspirants.
## Last-minute study.
Last-minute study is very popular in engineering colleges. Since, the question paper is predictable so even last-minute studies can increase your scores in the exams.
The same concept must be applied to UPSC preparation as well. If you have 5-10 minutes then
– read a nice article (esp. editorial)
-revise (you can revise 2-3 pagea in just 5 minutes)
-search on Wiki (you can complete at least one topic)
-practice answer writing (you can write at least 1 answer; you won’t be given more time in Mains anyway)
## I’ll get selected.
In engineering even if it is just 10 hours from exam & you haven’t studied anything then too “Back is unavoidable” if you study selectively & prepare well.
Same is true with UPSC as well. You have to have a positive mindset that you will get selected. It will pace up your preparation in the right direction. Results are not in your hand but solid preparation is.
## Have Patience.
Just as it is difficult to understand the engineering concepts in first reading so is true with Economics, Geography & other subjects. So, have the patience to re-read them.
## It’s OKAY to enjoy.
If you are feeling low then it’s okay to enjoy- go for a money, talk to a friend or go for an outing. It’s okay to feel low during preparation at times. So, give yourself a break when required.
With Great Love,
Er. Amit Yadav