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css Preparation Tips

1st Stage – Know Thyself • Choose the optional subjects carefully. keeping in view your aptitude and background knowledge • Discover the areas in which you have an edge and also those in which you need improvement. Design a study pattern accordingly. • Develop the necessary skills such as: o A good grammar base and a sufficient vocabulary o Ability to grasp, analyze, relate, simplify and generate ideas o Reading and writing with speed, accuracy, fluidity, clarity and comprehensiveness o Ability to motivate yourself, maintain focus, get things done etc. • Get a general (text book) understanding of the subjects that are entirely new to acquaint yourself to the basic concepts 2nd Stage __ Select and Collect • Go through past papers and choose 20-25 topics (not questions) for each 200 marks paper and 10-15 topics for each 100 marks paper. • Gather relevant material on the selected topics through books, newspapers or journals, internet. 3rd Stage __ Notestaking not Notes-making • Give an extensive and intensive reading to the gathered material • Jot down the definition, meaning, historical background, relevant facts and figures, practical application, future prospects, etc. related to the topic. • Select 6-7 suitable quotations relevant to each topic. 4th Stage __ Familiarize, Memorize and Revise • Familiarize yourself to the various aspects of the topic • Memorize the quotations, facts and figures • Revise the points you had made while note-

• On the last page of answering sheet pen down the main points regarding each question you are going to attempt. • Now you can begin answering the questions.taking Paper Attempting Tips • Give the question paper a careful reading for first 5 minutes. • Having done this. • Try to complete the objective part in first 10-15 minutes. maintaining the flow and connectivity of your writing. This should not take more than 10 minutes. elucidate __ do whatever has been asked . For theoretical and descriptive answers • Begin your answer with a relevant quotation • Define the key terms • Give a brief historical background if needed • Discuss. elaborate. • Maintain a balance in the length of answers. explain. • Give your self a break after completing every question. • First attempt those questions that are wellprepared. All questions carrying equal marks should cover more or less the same pages. as all the key information you have to deal with is available. enunciate. describe. and choose the questions you are going to attempt. relax yourself. • Save last 5 minutes for correction of spelling mistakes or grammatical errors. leaving for the end those for which you have to dig deeper in your mind. • You have with you almost two and a half hours for the subjective section which should be divided equally among the remaining questions. without the fear of getting off the track or forgetting any important idea.

references • Give your personal comment and analysis • State a comprehensive conclusion based on arguments of previous section • End with a suitable quote . examples.• Support with facts and figures.