In order to effectively prepare for the CSS proper strategy and timetable is required. One should try to follow the routine strictly if he wants to succeed in CSS examination. If you want to check your abilities then you should review past 10 years papers of CSS. One of the best ways to analyze one’s capabilities in natural sciences subjects is to review past 10 years papers in this way one can easily understand the prospective problems and rate of success.
By reviewing past 10 years papers one can easily calculate how much diligent efforts are required to get excellent marks in the subject. Please neither underestimates nor overestimates your competence. In case of overestimation none would endure loss but only you. Underestimation is somewhat good because it would work as impetus for hardworking.
CSS Exam 2013 Preparation Guide and Tips
Opting optional subjects is to evaluate scope of subjects. Go for that subject where you have adequate interest coupled with relatively shorter syllabus instead of that subject where you feel too aptitude coupled with too much syllabus.
You have to draw a good strategy for the compulsory subjects. Take your time to prepare for English, current affairs and Pakistan affairs. Read the newspapers every day, keep in touch with all the current problems, practice essay writing, Try to get more and more knowledge about your country. The candidate must be able to know his weaknesses.
One should really need to improve his English language skills if want to get success in any of the competitive examination in life. You should have analytical skills in order to solve the CSS examination. If you do not have analytic skill it would be very difficult to attempt paper with reason and logic. Anyhow to develop analytical skill is not too difficult you just need to read what one says and put argument accordingly.
What is sufficient time span for preparation?
No one can predict accurate time span it could be from 6 month to 3 years. All is what academic background you have what kind of skills you have what is your rate to grasp concept.
- If one has to start from beginning but possessing good metal capabilities rough estimation is of 1 year.
- If one has to start from beginning with not too good metal capabilities rough estimation is of 1½ to 1 year.
- If one need not to start from beginning and possessing good metal capabilities rough estimation is of 6 months.
It depends upon the candidate that how he can evaluate his skills. If he considers himself capable of doing effective preparation in 6 months or less time, then he should try to do well. You can only get success with serious study and proper dedication in your future task.
How much should I study?
Answer of this question strictly depends on your choice of time span coupled with your mental capabilities. Whatsoever time span you chose as suggested above you need to study from 6 to 8 hours on daily basis.