In this Post we are to going to tell you how to Crack any Competitive Civil Engineering Exams easily.
The exams such as MPSC, SSC JE, GATE, Departmental Exams like PWD, WRD, CIDCO or many more examslike this.
The first thing you should decide is whichexam are you preparing for. Whether it is ESE, UPSC, PSUs, MPSC, SSC JE,or whether it departmental exam like PWD, WRD, WCD, CIDCO, etc.
So first decide your target. Why I am saying this, because every exam hasdifferent patterns, For example, if you want to appear for ESE,SSC JE, then it has pre and mains exam and the mains exam is descriptive typeWhereas, if you are preparing for MPSC, then for this exam, both pre and mains exams areobjective type So you will have to study and practice accordingto the pattern of the Exam.
And always target for the big and better examlike GATE, ESE, MPSC. And specially that exam which is generallytaken every year. This is because, if you are preparing fora big exam, and even if you not qualified in this exams, you will easily Crack otherdepartmental exams.
Once your target exam is finalised, startcollecting all the notes for it. Before starting preparation for any exam,you must be ready with all the notes with you.
So which notes you should refer? I always say in my videos that I personallybelieve, You should refer postal study material offamous engineering classes. For ex if you are preparing for GATE, or ESE,Or any state level exam, then you should refer this notes. I have ranked them as1. IES master Delhi2.
Made easy and ACE academyI am not saying that others are not good. But in my opinion, these study material isquiet good. These postal course should cover all the civilengineering subjects as well as non technical stuff like Aptitude, reasoning, current affairs,general studies.
But if you still can’t find 1 or 2 subjects,you can buy reference books for that And in my opinion, if you are using the aboveclasses notes, then there is no necessity of reference books. Next thing is, find and print as many previousyear question papers as you can.
When you go trough the papers, you will observethat many questions are either getting repeated or they are asked on the same Concept manytimes.
This will be helpful in knowing the patternof Exam, type of questions they are asking, whether it is more numerical based or theoreticalbased questions, on which subject they are focusing more. Then you can study accordingly.
For ex, in GATE exam the questions are formulabased numericals, in MPSC, they are asking both numericals and theoretical questions. Whereas in departmental exams, you must alsobe very good in Non technical subjects.
Next thing is what are do’s and don’t’s. And What strategies you should have. 1. Do not directly start practicing the MCQs.
Many candidates just take a random book andstarts reading or solving the MCQs. That’s very wrong way. You should first study theory part of it andthen and then only you should go for MCQs
2. You can even skip some part of your syllabus. Its not necessary to cover each and everysingle part of your syllabus. But don’t just keep on ignoring the main bits also.
3. Keep in mind that you need at least 6 monthsto 10 months of dedication for cracking any exam. So keep in mind that these 6 moths to 10 monthsI will give my 100% for the studies
4. Form a routine for your studies . And followit properly. Try to give minimum 4 hours for study, 1 to2 hours for revision of what you have studied in previous days and 1 to 2 hours for solvingMCQs on the topics which you think are now studied properly. Also give some time daily for formulas, makea small handout of formulas and read that at least weekly. So, in total you should daily give 6 to 8hours for your studies very dedicatedly
5. Next important thing is, when you are simultaneouslyrevising the things, and solving the MCQs, try to observe where you are lacking, andmake it better on the same day itself
6. Make a list of subjects you have to study,divide them according to their difficulty level and subjects with maximum and minimum marks. For eg. Subjects like Geotechnical Engineering, EnvironmentalEngineering, Highway Engineering, Structures, SOM, etc. will require more time and practice,whereas subjects like CPM, tunnel, bridge, Estimating costing Valuation will requireless time for its preparation, but these subjects are also asked for less marks in many exams
7. One more thing, i always say that, preparea diary of notes and try to note important points, formulas, in a short way and try tofit all the subjects in it if possible.
8. One more thing, don’t just study the technicalsubjects only. Its equally important that you should alsostudy the non technical subjects also. Like Aptitude, reasoning, English, Marathi,General Studies, which includes history, geography, economics, Politics, Sports, etc. Specially in departmental level exams, itcarries more marks, and you cannot Crack that exam only with just civil engineering subjects.
9. In your last days of preparation, start givingmock tests subject wise as well as for full syllabus, and try to observe where you lackingin a particular subject and prepare that on the same day itself.
10. And last, always remember that your competitionis only you and no one else. Be positive always that you can Crack theexam surely. I have seen many students who were not verygood in their studies during their academics, but they cracked the competitive exam justwith their consistency, dedication and hardwork. So best of luck for your Exams, and commentyes i will, if you think you can Crack the Exam. Hope you liked this video, please subscribeto Unite Coaching for such videos.