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Thursday, September 23, 2021

UPSC CSE – How to make notes effectively

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UPSC CSE – How to make notes effectively


We all know how important it is to make notes for exam preparation. We all do it and have been doing it for years. However, you might not be able to reap the maximum benefits out of it. Here, we bring to you tips on how to make notes effectively. This post is brought to you by Oliveboard, an online exam preparation platform for government and banking jobs.

Understand the purpose – Why make notes?

· While understanding a topic is easy, remembering it is difficult. Hence it is important to make notes of important topics so that you can glance through whenever you want to revise. Well-made notes save you the trouble of revisiting the voluminous study material.
·  Writing down points helps you to remember it better. Note that while you’re writing, you’re also thinking about it, which helps your mind engage more actively with the information and thus store it better.

How to make notes?

1. Linear Notes

Linear notes method is in which you condense the material you have read using headings and subheadings. This is the best method for making notes while reading a book, newspaper or a magazine.

·         Avoid getting carried away and copying a lot of material.
·         A good way is to keep loose sheets of paper handy and to jot down important points about a given topic.
·         Usecolors, block letters, boxes, and highlighters to immediately draw your attention to the critical points and would aid in a quick recall.

2. Pattern Notes

In this method, one writes the main idea at the center of the page and each line radiating from it represents a branch of that idea. Each point is written as briefly as possible. (Think of flowcharts and mindmaps.) Advantage is one can see the entire information without turning the page and disadvantage is there are chances of missing out on information.  Using keywords can remind of basic ideas but when it comes to remembering details it is sometimes inefficient.

What does a good set of notes have

·         Topic outline, key points, advantages and disadvantages and finally the conclusion
·         Well labeled diagrams, tables, graphs or sketch maps wherever necessary

Tips to make Notes
·         Use loose sheets as they help in organizing and adding content relatedat a later time
·         Include information in points and do not write long paragraphs. That would defeat the purpose of making notes. The idea is to keep it crisp, concise and focused on the main idea
·         Try to use different colored pens for headings, sub-headings etc.
·         Maintain separate folders/files for each subject. You could also use sticky notes to demarcate one section from the other
·         Keep revising the notes every once in a while.

Now, that you know how to make notes, make the most out of it during your preparation. You can also use Oliveboard’s Mocks to improve your UPSC CSE exam preparation.


Hope this helps.All the best.
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Thursday, May 23, 2019

India after Independence in Hindi by Paramount Pdf Download

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Monday, October 08, 2018

UPSC 2018 SOCIOLOGY OPTIONAL QUESTION PAPER

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Saturday, October 06, 2018

UPSC CIVIL SERVICES MAINS EXAM 2018: Paper-A Hindi Question Paper

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Sunday, September 30, 2018

UPSC CIVIL SERVICES MAINS EXAM 2018: General Studies Paper – 4 Question Paper

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UPSC CIVIL SERVICES MAINS EXAM 2018: General Studies Paper – 3 Question Paper

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

UPSC CIVIL SERVICES MAINS EXAM 2018: General Studies Paper – 1 Question Paper

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UPSC CIVIL SERVICES MAINS EXAM 2018: General Studies Paper – 1 Question Paper

  1. Safeguarding the Indian art heritage is the need of the moment. Comment (10)
  2. Assess the importance of the accounts of the Chinese and Arab travellers in the reconstruction of the history of India. (10)
  3. Throw light on the significance of the thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi in the present times. (10)
  4. Why is Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS) needed? How does it help in navigation? (10 )
  5. Why is India taking keen interest in the Arctic region? (10)
  6. Define mantle plume and explain its role in plate tectonics. (10)
  7. What are the consequences of spreading of ‘Dead Zones’ on marine ecosystem? (10)
  8. “Caste system is assuming new identities and associational forms. Hence, caste system cannot be eradicated in India.” Comment. (10)
  9. ‘Despite implementation of various programmes for eradication of poverty by the government in India, poverty is still existing’. Explain by giving reasons. (10)
  10. How the Indian concept of secularism different from the western model of secularism? Discuss. (10)
  11. The Bhakti movement received a remarkable re-orientation with the advent of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Discuss. (15)
  12. Discuss whether formation of new states in recent times is beneficial or not for the economy of India. (15)
  13. Why indentured labour was taken by the British from India to their colonies? have they been able to preserve their cultural identity over there? (15)
  14. “The ideal solution of depleting ground water resources in India is water harvesting system.” How can it be made effective in urban areas? (15)
  15. Defining blue revolution, explain the problems and strategies for pisciculture development in India. (15)
  16. What is the significance of Industrial Corridors in India? Identifying industrial corridors, explain their main characteristics. (15)
  17. Mention core strategies for the transformation of aspirational districts in India and explain the nature of convergence, collaboration and competition for its success. (15)
  18. ‘Women’s movement in India has not addresses the issues of women of lower social strata.’ Substantiate your view. (15)
  19. ‘Globalisation is generally said to promote cultural homogenisation but due to this cultural specificities appear to be strengthened in the Indian society.’ Elucidate.
  20. ‘Communalism arises either due to power struggle or relative deprivation.’ Argue by giving suitable illustrations. (15)                                          
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Friday, September 14, 2018

UPSC MAINS SOLVED PAPERS FOR CIVIL SERVICES MAINS EXAMINATION (2001-2016)

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

UPSC Guide - How to read newspapers effectively

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Are you an UPSC aspirant? Here’s an interesting article on reading newspapers brought to you by Oliveboard, an online exam preparation platform for government and banking exams.
Regularly reading the newspaper is an indispensable part of the UPSC Civil Services exam preparation. In fact, newspaper reading is an integral part of exam preparation, be it the UPSC CSE or other exams such as CAT, IIFT, SBI PO, IBPS PO etc. This improves your general awareness and help you score higher in the GK section of the exam. If you are reading the newspaper in English, it boosts your English preparation along with GK.
‘The Hindu’ is the most widely recommended newspaper for UPSC aspirants. Here are few tips on how to read newspapers effectively.
     1. Rely on 1 good newspaper and that should be enough
     2. Spend no more than 5 minutes on the front page
   3. Focus on issues and not news. As for example: The news is boy faces trouble for talking to a girl. Here, the issue is moral policing
  4. Read selected editorials – Areas of interest, Agreements, Political Events, Scheme Announcements by Government bodies, Economy
    5. Maintain notes, understand the ‘what’, ‘why’ and ‘how’
Watch this video to learn to read newspapers effectively in less than 3 minutes!


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Friday, November 10, 2017

UPSC Mains GS Paper 2 All topics Notes Pdf Download

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Thursday, November 09, 2017

UPSC MAINS GS Paper 1 All topics Notes Pdf Download

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