psychology crash course - 2022/23
Under The Guidance of Ravika Purohit
Some of our students like
Arvind Sukumar (IPS, Rank 185); Mayank Prakash ( IRS-IT ); Prayas Kaushik (IIS); Vikram Singh (DANICS, CSE 2019); Gaurav Sharma (UP PCS, Rank 10); Harshika Singh (UP PCS, Rank 15)
have made it to the Coveted Civil Service.
What you'll learn
What you'll learn
Best Faculty for Psychology
Ravika Purohit , as a Co-Founder have been guiding Civil Services aspirants since 2016 and have made the journey of Civil Service Aspirants a successful endeavour.
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Psychology Articles by Ravika Ma'am
Psychology Behind Hits and Misses of sports
One of the most significant developments in psychology
WORKING MEMORY – An Emerging Construct
Gender – Part I
The Psychology of Gender – Albert Einstein once said
Gender – Part II
Gender Identity and Gender Expression
It’s easier to be wrong with everyone than be right
WHY to choose Psychology optional in UPSC Civil Services Exam
Optional plays an important role in ones selection and securing a decent RANK in UPSC exam. Generally, when students start their preparation, don’t pay heed to selection of optional. This puts them on backfoot in their successive attempts.
We advice students to take due care while starting their preparation and choosing an optional. Here, we bring out few pointers which can be taken into consideration if one is ro chose Psychology Optional in Mains.
Psychology is about human behaviour and mind. Thus it becomes easier for one to develop interest in the subject – as we can correlate with the subject matter and apply it in our day to day lives.
What if optional that interests me now is not matching with my academic background ?
Overlap with ETHICS paper
Few topics from psychology and overall understanding of human behaviour and human responses can be used in ETHICS paper. This has the potential to give an edge to an aspirant in GS Paper IV.
Because of this trait, psychology as an optional is chosen by students from varied backgrounds. Whether you are an Engineer, MBA , doctor or a plain graduate – subject matter of psychology is easy to comprehend.
I don’t think an optional has to be Scoring . If I work hard, I will be selected anyhow even if optional is not scoring.
Is this the correct form of reasoning before opting an optional ? Or is some kind of contractual thinking that’s taking place here ? Or is it an apt case of optimism bias ?
With good conceptual clarity , revision and sufficient answer writing practice – an aspirant can score above average marks in Psychology optional. One must be prepared to work hard and do self reading to gain mastery on the subject which has a direct correlation with one’s marks in MAIN EXAMINATION.
Easy availability of Reading Material
Another good aspect for psychology optional is good reading material in the form of standard books is available in psychology optional. This takes away a truckload of burden as in few optionals gathering reading material is itself a challenge.
I think reading books is not important. What I need to do is memorize coaching material and I will be selected in Civil Services.
Don’t ever become a victim of such line of thought. Reading books are as important as our decision to sit in this exam. If you only rely on material provided by any institute, you are planing to play with fire. Our advice is , an easy availability of good reading material is a crucial factor in ones success.
As interview is a test of one’s personality, here also psychology comes to our rescue. With better understanding of psychological processes and human behaviour, psychology optional students are always better prepared and develop a good potential to score better marks in Civil Services Interview.
Strong LINK with Interview
With all this if you have right guidance, I think there is no reason that one cannot achieve the dream of becoming a Civil Servant. As it is said, ‘ where there is a WILL there’s a WAY’ , if you are determined for your success, we are always there for a hand holding.