How to Prepare for Kerala PSC Examinations ?
Self assessment is an important
part in the preparation. Practice as many Mock Tests as possible in close to examination
environment as possible. Because time management is very important. Don’t try to
read the entire question paper first. Try to answer easy questions first with care.
You have to answer for a large
number of questions with in a short time. For example as per Kerala PSC exam
pattern you will get only less than one minute for answering one question
(100 questions to be answered with in one hour and fifteen minutes). The experiences
of the author as well as many selected candidates show that you should have 90 or
above correct answer out of 100 questions to get a call for interview.
Questions can be asked from every
nook and corner of the subject and therefore it is not at all advisable to omit any
chapter or area. Because even a single wrong answer could miss you
a prestigious medical officer seat. We are living in an era of tough competition.
Unless & until you have a well planned strategy you will miss the target.
Previous question papers show that
plenty of questions are asked repetedly. Candidates Should have a thorough knowledge
of all subjects covered for the psc exam.
You can guess if you are able to
narrow down the answers to two, otherwise not.
Beware of negative marks. Each correct answer carries 1 mark and for each wrong answer
1/3 mark will be deducted in Kerala PSC, no negative marks in UPSC, 1 minus mark
in Kerala PG Entrance exam (4 marks for correct entry). No negative mark for unattended
Avoid heavy oily food just before
exam – your brain will concentrate on digestion not on your question paper.
Take more vegetables & fresh
water – like green leaves, carrots etc. which will decrease your eyestrain and sharpen
Avoid smoking, excess tea &
drinks- Many of us have a belief that smoking, black tea etc. will stimulate our
brain so that we can able to study for a long time – but these will definitely decrease
your energy, and you will become tired with in short time.
Sleep deprivation will result in
decreased mental alertness – Many of the students will prepare thoroughly before
the exam, but in the night before the exam, they avoid sleep and try to revise the
whole topic. This will definitely decrease their mental alertness and they are unable
to grasp the questions. So go to bed early in the night before exam.
Plan your studies at least 2 months
prior to exam - this is the most important aspect towards securing a good
rank. The plan should ideally be drafted up to 2 months prior to the date of examination;
thereafter a revised schedule might be put into operation. Prepare a simple timetable
with sufficient time for each subject.
Make notes in a separate paper
in abbreviated form (a must). It will considerably shorten the revision time &
improve your memory. This proves very useful while revising the textbook also. Use
different colored pencil or pen for marking tricky confusing questions.
Group discussion is also an important
factor in preparation. One among you asks questions in haphazard/ rapid manner and
others try to answer. This will quicken or sharpen your memory and reflexes. But
not conceal any points for fear of others knowing it.
We may forget 75% of topics with
in first 48 hours
So try to read the same topic 2-3
times with in 2 days - other wise you will not be able to remember majority of the
Last moment revision
It pertains to the last three days
before the examination. Relax the schedule's bit, try recapitulating the information,
and revise the matter which you couldn't recollect. Revise the easily forgettable
information like Biochemical values, aphorisms, observations etc.
Read the notes you prepared in
Remember that there is no magic formula for success in an interview. Good preparation,
judicious application of common sense and self-confidence are the key factors that
will help us in an interview.
Regular assignments and home works
are unavoidable for getting a higher score
Pattern of questions
50% can be answered by an average
30% can be answered by above average
20% very difficult to answer (You
should very careful while answering it)
Avoid anxiety & jealousy
It is very difficult to comprehend
and concentrate if you are over anxious.
If you are jealous towards your
friend and classmates on competitive exams- it will create turmoil in your brain
– so you are unable to concentrate.
Make preparation - a thrilling
-- wishing you a great success ! - Kerala PSC Guide.com Team --