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14 Mar 2019

#CareerBytes: Memory tips, tricks for UPSC aspirants to remember everything

Tips for UPSC IAS aspirants to improve memory

The UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE), popularly known as the IAS exam, is one of the toughest examinations. However, with the right preparation and hard work, one can crack the exam.

However, right preparation alone isn't enough to crack the exam. No matter how much they study, some aspirants struggle to remember things properly.

Here are some memory tips and tricks for UPSC aspirants.

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Tips for UPSC IAS aspirants to improve memory
Write as you read to memorize things better

#1

Write as you read to memorize things better

Some aspirants might struggle to memorize information properly, despite preparing and revising well. Lack of written practice could be a reason behind this.

One can write as they read to memorize something better. Reading out loud while studying could also help them retain lessons/information for long.

They can practice writing answers and solving previous/sample papers to train their brain to retrieve information better.

#2

Mind mapping, flash cards, charts help remember concepts for longer

Aspirants should also make notes of important points while studying something as it can be useful in quick revision. Mind mapping to visually organize information and preparing charts, flash cards, and diagrams can help remember important concepts, figures, formulae, historical events, definitions, and other data.

Watching videos or documentaries on the topics they are studying can also help them remember key details better.

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#3: Regular revision can help in remembering information for longer

The importance of regular and proper revision in IAS exam preparation cannot be emphasized enough. Aspirants may not be able to remember what they have studied if it is not registered in their mind properly. With regular revision, retaining and retrieving information becomes easier.

Teaching is considered the best way to memorize things

#4

Teaching is considered the best way to memorize things

Another useful tip for aspirants for memorizing things better is they should study as if they were to teach.

While studying, they should try to learn in such a way that they can teach the same to others in a simple language in detail.

So, to ensure that they understand and remember everything for longer, aspirants can teach or explain topics to others.

#5: Follow healthy diet, include memory boosting food items

It is also essential for aspirants to eat healthy while preparing for the IAS exam as it will enhance their memory. They can include memory-boosting food items like almonds, walnuts, berries, and green and leafy vegetables in their diet to improve their memory.

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What topics should I cover for CSAT Prelims?

What are the NCERT subjects that we have to study for basics? Suggest some books for UPSC 2020.

Is it possible to give the UPSC interview in both Hindi and English language?

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Is it possible to prepare for IAS exam without coaching?

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Is one year sufficient for UPSC preparation?

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What are some useful YouTube channels to prepare for the UPSC exam?

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Is it possible to give the UPSC interview in the Kannada language?

Asked 9 hours ago by DARSHAN A.M.

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Yes, it is possible to give the UPSC interview in the Kannada language.

Should I prepare notes from the NCERT textbooks?

Asked 1 day ago by manyata patel

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Yes, you can prepare notes from the NCERT textbooks as they cover all the basic topics.

What topics should I cover for CSAT Prelims?

Asked 1 day ago by SOWBA P.T.

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The important topics you should read for Prelims are (1) Plans and policies by NITI Aayog, (2) New Aviation policy, (3) Latest bills and Acts such as GST, Triple Talaq and Constitution (Amendment) Bill, (3) Latest schemes by central and state governments, (4) Details about budget, Rafale deal, and GST, and (5) Latest terror attacks on India and around the world.

What are the NCERT subjects that we have to study for basics? Suggest some books for UPSC 2020.

Asked 1 day ago by SOWBA P.T.

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The subjects that you should cover in the NCERT books are (1) Science, (2) Mathematics, (3) Social Science, (4)Economics, (5)Democratic politics, (6)Chemistry, (7)Biology, (8)History, (9)Art & Culture, (10)Geography, and (11)Literature. A few preparation books for UPSC exam are (1) History of Modern India by Bipin Chandra, (2)Geography of India by Majid Husain, (3) Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh and (4)Manorama Yearbook.

Is it possible to give the UPSC interview in both Hindi and English language?

Asked 1 day ago by Romiya Bhoi

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Yes, it is possible to take the UPSC interview in Hindi as well as English language.

How can I practice writing answers for the UPSC exam?

Asked 1 day ago by jyotsna vyas

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To practice answer writing for the UPSC exam, follow these simple steps: (1) Underline the keywords, (2) Try to write short sentences, (3) Solve mocks to write answers in the allotted time, (4) Write a gist and summary of your answer in the last paragraph, and (5) Write simple and clear answers.

Is it possible to prepare for IAS exam without coaching?

Asked 1 day ago by Pritam. Hial

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Yes, it is possible to prepare for the IAS exam without coaching. You can self-study by following these simple steps: (1) Read thoroughly your NCERT books as they will provide the basic details on any topic, (2)Read NewsBytes daily to stay updated on national, international events, (3) Read about the latest laws, amendments and the policies, (4) Solve mock-test and previous year question papers.

Which book is best for IAS preparation?

Asked 1 day ago by Pritam. Hial

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The books that you can read to prepare for the IAS exam are (1)NCERT book set from 8th-10th, (2)History of Modern India by Bipin Chandra, (3)Geography of India by Majid Husain, (4) Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh and (5)Manorama Yearbook.

Is one year sufficient for UPSC preparation?

Asked 1 day ago by AbhiShek MEena

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Yes, with hard-work and dedicated revision, you can easily prepare for the UPSC exam in just a year.

Is it possible to prepare for UPSC without coaching classes?

Asked on 14-03-2019 by Pranav Dasgupta

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Yes, one can crack UPSC Civil Services Exam without taking coaching classes as right preparation is all that is required. Here are some tips: 1) Prepare a study timetable, 2) Focus on basics, 3) Study and revise regularly, 4) Practice mock-tests and past years' papers, 5) Regularly read newspapers for current affairs, and 6) Take online courses and test series.

What are some useful YouTube channels to prepare for the UPSC exam?

Asked on 14-03-2019 by Ishan Kapoor

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Some of the best YouTube channels to prepare for UPSC are (1) Unacademy, (2) Vision IAS, (3) Study IQ Education, (4) Rau's IAS, (5) Study IAS classes.

How many hours should I study to crack UPSC Civils exam?

Asked on 14-03-2019 by Rishika Venkatesan

Answered by NewsBytes

There's no set number of hours that UPSC aspirants should study for. Just make sure whatever time you spend studying, you're completely focused. Focus on getting your basics right, and give preference to the quality of study rather than the number of hours.

What are the best coaching institutes for UPSC in Delhi?

Asked on 14-03-2019 by Shreya Subramanium

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The best coaching institutes for UPSC in Delhi are (1) Rau's IAS Study Circle, (2) Vajiram & Ravi, (3) ALS (Alternative Learning System), (4) Unique Shiksha IAS Institute, (5) Drishti IAS Coaching.

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