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Use of Social Media  in IAS Preparation.


Preparation for toughest IAS exam has changed through these years. Methods which were being used the century old Civil Services Exam is not the way it was done few years back. Earlier most of the aspirants were approaching to metro cities like Delhi to attend classroom coaching and library etc. but internet revolution, gadgets like tablets and smart phones , social media, online shopping websites etc. have changed the way aspirants now deal with the requirements of UPSC Exam . In this post, we will discuss how to make use of the use of modern-day technology to help IAS preparation

There is impetus, in electronic material- blogs, sites, pdfs, RSS-feeds. Many aspirants feel bogged down by this information overload. So, how do make  balance this i.e. electronic material vs. paper material (Books,   newspapers).
Internet is having positive aspects, which should be limited only to add upon information rather than using it as a base to gather information. Prepare a list of articles during weekdays for which you need to access the internet and once a week sit for 4 to 5 hours and make jottings of all the information that you need from the internet.
Make sure that you surf the internet for a particular topic for only that much amount of information which gives you  that extra edge without overloading you with futile information which you can’t even use in your  paper.
With so many discussion portals and online forums, make sure you don’t spend your precious time conversing futile things which are of no use in the examination. Also, as far as possible, keep yourself  away from the social media sites like facebook, twitter, instagram and even the watsapp so that your focus on the exam is not lost.
Compiled notes are available in the market and directly reading them would save time and make it more directed to devote it for learning rather than collecting information.
UPSC aspirants generally know what books and upsc syllabus points are to be prepared. But most of them lack consistency in their preparation. So, you need momentum going on only.
Just stay motivated  and self disciplined to handle distractions. Keep  yourself  isolated from the world of social media, facebook or whatsapp to help you maintaining consistency.