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[How?] People clear exam in 1st attempt and [Why?] Some take more

I have following query how can people clear the exam in first attempt while others (like) still struggling to clear the exam.

Please memebers throw your enlightening experience, mistakes , and other key ideas which one should adopt.

As every one is reading same material , stardard books , what may differ is the way or style or number of revision.

But even with basic minimum pre-requisite if one fails how should s/he can cope up .


  • Hard work(which essentially means becoming self centered and focusing primarily on daily and weekly targets)
    Preparing according to the pattern and also keeping in mind how much effort it will take to consolidate and remember the syllabus.

    Rest everything(which may include emergencies of any sorts) is is matter of chance, which is not in anybody's hands.

    Myth buster:
    A lot of us know and have/buy the same books but reading/building those concepts through internet/teacher/building notes daily and revising them, well not everybody does the latter. The one who does this always makes it to some list. Be it UPSC or State or other equally coveted exams like RBI.
    Geography Optional.
  • Can suggest example of how people rectified the prelims failure and converted into success after failure ?
  • Self centred and focussed approach is the trick of the game. Forget everyone around you, that a world exists around you. Make targets, daily n weekly and monthly, with adequate time for leisure (but in a way u would want, not as per others). Those who talk about social behaviour and personality development forget the fact that personality development has already taken place, during your schooling and grad years.
    Stay focussed, stay motivated, achieve your targets and have a good night sleep.
    Decision toss karke liya tha, toss ka result dekh kar nahin...
  • Utkarshp said:

    Can suggest example of how people rectified the prelims failure and converted into success after failure ?

    I would suggest you to go through toppers talk of Mallika Sudhir on YouTube. Very enlightening and best part is she failed in prelims three times in a row and secured rank under 50 in fourth attempt (first time written mains).
  • Hello,
    Best RRB Syllabus 2017:
    To clear your exam in just one attempt is very easy it just needs a good study plan which focuses on your weak sections and doing revision side by side with a good study material will help you in cracking your exam like many students got success in their Indian Railway exams from the Best RRB Syllabus 2017 link provided above.
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