Is It Possible To Prepare For W.B.C.S Exam Without Books?

Is It Possible To Prepare For W.B.C.S Exam Without Books?
Is It Possible To Prepare For W.B.C.S Exam Without Books?

Is It Possible To Prepare For W.B.C.S Exam Without Books?

Low-cost internet facilities, coupled with affordable smart phones, laptops and tablets, resulted in a change in the reading habits of W.B.C.S aspirants. The change is more visible in aspirants’ growing inclination towards digital/e-reading in place of hard copies.For the benefit of Civil Services  Exam aspirants, here are some useful tips to boost preparation through electronic reading.Continue Reading Is It Possible To Prepare For W.B.C.S Exam Without Books?.

Subscribe to e-Papers

To clear the WBCS Exam, first hand reading of newspapers is a must. All the major newspapers such as the Hindu, Times of India, Indian Express, Dainik Jagran are available in electronic format. And, surprisingly, many of the above mentioned publications are available at a free of cost or less than the price of a hard copy. Compared to their off-line counterparts, e-Papers have many new features. In an e-Paper, you can save important articles for further reading and share articles with your friends.

Read e-books

 Nowadays, almost all the important books related to the WBCS preparation are available in the form of soft copies. E-books published by NCERT, IGNOU and NIOS are available free of cost. These books cover most essential basic aspects of the syllabus. To have a strain-free reading experience, it is advisable to use e-readers.

Refer to web sites

This is the most important component of the ‘Digital Reading’. Most of the websites can be accessed at a free of cost. Many websites provide quality content to aspirants in text as well as video format. The government-run websites such as PIB, All India Radio, DD News and NITI Aayog help us keep a track of the activities of the government in the social and economic sectors through their press releases, annual reports, economic survey, budget, etc. On the other hand, the exam preparation portals provide study material, practice tests and mock tests to aspirants. Besides, wikipedia, arthapedia, britannia encyclopaedia, online language and subject specific dictionaries will be handy for aspirants during the preparation.

Use Mobile Apps

Unlike websites, reading through mobile applications (apps) keeps you focused. Features like enhanced interactivity, personalization and off-line reading give the apps an edge over websites. Mobile apps of jagranjosh, unacademy, visionias, mrunal, gktoday, etc.

Go through online magazines

Besides newspapers and books, magazines play an important role in the success of an aspirant. Important magazines like Yojana, Kurukshetra, Down to Earth, Frontline, Outlook, etc are available online. While the magazines published by the Government such as Yojana and Kurukshetra cost nothing, other magazines mentioned above comes at a premium.

Refer to journals

Jouranals help in adding value to your material. Some of the journals that help WBCS aspirants are  – Economic and Political Weekly, Indian Journal of Public Administration of IIPA and journals published by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).

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