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Should I go for coaching or self preparation

This question often comes for those starting now or for those who got no time at hand and in need of some instant fix.

what you get through coaching?

Material of the coaching centre
Attending classes and interact with other students & faculty
Need to spend around 6 hrs daily attending classes
possibility of practising mock tests if they conduct any such
Finally all this costs around 5000 ( only coaching fee depending on institute) without including hostel/living ,travel and food expenses.
Most institutes takes 1 to 3 months to teach syllabus depending on fast track or regular batches.So in total it costs atleast 10000 to 15000.


What you get by self preparation?

Remember Group II is a objective test, not descriptive.
You read the syllabus,collect the books and prepare your material
Better concentration on exam as you dont get diverted by pep talk of your collegues
It doesn’t cost you more than 3000 with all material included and no travel and living expenses as you prepare from your home/office.
You can practise the mock tests by going through previous papers, fortnighly magazines,newspapers once your preparation is finished.
So if you want control on the material preparation (yes you can do it in 3 to 4 months and you learn along the way as well!)and your costs better prepare self.If you don’t have time or you you lack the will to prepare on your own and can afford the costs go for coaching.Most people realise that they don’t need coaching and curse themselves after they took coaching!!.I prefer to prepare self than go for coaching as this is an objective test and most importantly the current affairs aspects need to be handled by you and not the institute. Crash courses are disastrous on your psyche as they dump lot of information in short period, but regular coaching can enforce some discipline and regularize your studies.

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    April 22, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    i cant able to decide how to start my preparation.means from which paper and which subject.pls help me sir

    • April 22, 2011 at 8:31 PM

      Hi dinesh,
      Start your preparation from paper one general studies, as it will cover all the aspects which u will come across in paper 2 &3. Go to the group ii syllabus link and look at paper 1 syllabus, then start from science,social,history,S&T,mental ability and then weekly current affairs (one year before exam date). what you want start first depends upon where u are weak(start the topic which u feel hard to get).

      Hope this helps.


  2. Ramesh Babu Y
    May 28, 2011 at 11:44 PM

    Hi Dilip sir,

    i would like prepare for next Group I Notification .
    could suggest me use full Books.

    • May 30, 2011 at 1:10 PM

      Hi ramesh,
      I am not sure when you can expect next Group I notification(mostly after finishing of current notification),but the books mentioned here for Group II are all included for group I.You can get the list of books from appsc commission website under heading syllabus then group 1.

  3. naren
    April 7, 2012 at 3:50 PM

    Hi dilip,

    Please let me , Paper 1, 2 & 3 for Group 2 syllabus, which books need to refer for those papers,
    hoe to start the preparation, pleas help me on these.


  4. siva
    July 4, 2012 at 9:07 PM

    how to prepare appsc group 4 exam and also best books for group 4 exam please suggest sir

  5. April 19, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    This notes can help u in self preparation:
    Andhra History Class Notes: 200+ Pages

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