A Government job in hand is a dream-come-true for millions of Indian youth. The job security that comes with such a job accounts to its popularity amongst the people. With an SSLC certificate in hand, the best way to enter a government job is the PSC LD Clerk exam. The Kerala Public Service Commission conducts the exam for selections into posts of lower division clerks to various Kerala Government offices, with qualified candidates being appointed to government offices across the 14 districts of the state.
The exam which has a high level of competition, devotes a major chunk of its questions to General knowledge(50%), with the rest of the sections comprising of General English(20%), Mental Ability and simple arithmetic(20%) and General Knowledge in Regional Language(10%). So, let’s hear it from the people who have went through this rigorous task of cracking the PSC exam. Here we have five very important tips right from the treasure box!
Practice makes it perfect
Mrs. Vineetha Harikrishnan, 27, took the PSC exam in 2014. The coaching which she went for was beneficial, she says, but that would amount to only 20% of the work, the rest lies on the hard work that is put in. Working out previous year’s question papers does a lot of good and also, attending questions that one is only remotely sure of is a poor strategy as this only fetches you negative marks, she advises.
Tip 1: “ Time management is a very important factor. Only for someone who has practiced with previous year question papers in a fixed time limit, will this come naturally.”
Paraphernalia for success
Mrs. Dhanya, 34, who currently works at the Finance department took the exam in 2013. Attending coaching classes was, to her, only for reference, she says, the major chunk of the work was done by her back home. Covering whatever was mentioned in the syllabus was one strategy she followed, enabling her to answer a majority of the questions for the exam.
Tip 2: “ Referring to Thozhilvartha will do a lot of good, since they put up mock tests which is as close as it gets to the real one. Also, a good source of knowledge are the Yearbooks.”
Knick-Knacks to get you through
Mrs.Megha Arun, 30, wrote her exam in 2012 after having lost all hope of getting through with the NET exam. But this setback had helped to strategize the study plan, she says. Six months worth of newspaper and a systematic learning of the typical history and geography helped her get through nicely with the GK section, she retorts.
Tip 3: “ Checking the exam syllabus and pattern and finding the areas that one is very confident in is important. Because, keeping one’s knowledge of these parts intact will help in scoring maximum marks from them.”
Combined efforts to land PSC
Arun Raj, 25, who works at the Secretariat took the exam in 2015. His way of preparation held a high position for the coaching that he attended to crack the exam. This enabled him to connect with like-minded people with whom combined study was a fruitful task, he says. Learning it with a group of people makes the task at hand seem like a manageable one, he believes.
Tip 4: “ Taking the skills in one’s regional language for granted might be a risky move. Hone and polish those skills to the maximum. One other important factor is believing in oneself. It creates a positive stress-free environment.”
Old is Gold
Mrs. Santha Kumari, 74, took her PSC exam way back in 1962. After getting selected in the first try and also the first chance, she joined the Revenue Dept. Her strong knowledge of the current affairs, she says, comes from the numerous hours she had spent pouring over the newspapers and books and especially from listening to the radio which helped her a lot for the exam. Back when PSC coaching was unheard of, she beams with pride of her achievement.
Tip5: “Reading lots of quality stuff for the sake of acquiring knowledge rather than solely for the sake of exams makes it easy to remember them, especially GK. This can make us take the exam in a stress free manner.”
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