Do you want to appear in a competitive examination but don’t have enough money to take admission in any competitive exam coaching center? Then this article can help you to find ways to crack any competitive exam without coaching.

Now the question arises is it possible to crack the competitive examination without the help of any coaching center? The answer is YES. 

Every year millions of candidates appear in competitive exams. If everyone gets admission to those coaching centers the coaching centers are going to be stuck. If that is so, every candidate who is getting admission to those coaching centers must secure at least one examination. 

The coaching center published the ads in leading newspapers showing the successful candidate list. Can you verify the list whether it is right or just an advertisement for getting new students?

The main point is that every student cannot financially afford this type of coaching center. Most of them charged a huge amount for admission. Apart from this, there are some other expenses incurred for this conveyance expenses, tiffin expenses. In some cases, students also take rent for property to stay near the coaching center. 

Here in this article, I am discussing Government Jobs examination preparation with any coaching center and this article is mainly focused on those who cannot financially afford this coaching center.

Now deep down to the main topics of how to crack any competitive exam without coaching:

1. Be Mentally Prepared:

Like many other examinations, you should mentally prepared for this exam. The exam has a wide range of syllabus, you should compete between the candidates who are present throughout the country, there is no assurance of success and so on.

Side by side if you get success in those exams thenthe  you will get a secured job with lots of amenities. 

So the choice is yours whether you should prepare for this examination or finding any suitable private jobs after study. 

My suggestion is that go for any competitive examination when you have ‘age’ for appeared. Because getting any private job is not limited to age. You can join it at any age but Government Jobs has some strict criteria for joining.

Read More: How to Prepare For UPSC in 2021

2. Getting information about job publication:

Every state Government, central Government, local authority (like Municipality, etc..) published the vacancy advertisement every year. So be informed of this notification. 


All the Government and the local authority have a website. Go through that website regularly so no vacancy news is unseen. Here is a list of some leading job website –

Apart from these, there are some private website that can publish a similar type of information –

If you are using any android device then search the web, you will find many other websites for the same topics.

3. Syllabus:

Most of the competitive exam has 4 main subjects. 

  • English Language.
  • Reasoning Ability.
  • Mathematics and Data Interpretation.
  • General Awareness.

English Language

The English Language is the most difficult to pass. The question comes out from this subjects are tricky question with lots of confusing options. If you are good at English grammar then this is a plus. 

But don’t worry about it. There are lots of study material available online which can help you to boost your preparation. If you have any old grammar books then start learning from this. 

One thing I want to clarify that if you did not find any good study material online you have to buy some books. Buying expenses for those books is much cheaper than taking admission to any coaching center. 

The general syllabus for English languages are:

  • Reading Comprehension 
  • Cloze Test
  • Error Spotting 
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Phrases and Idioms 
  • Fill in the Blanks (Single and Double Fillers)
  • One Word Expressions and Homonyms 
  • Phrase Replacement
  • Sentence Improvement 
  • Misfit Sentences
  • Para Jumbling Questions 
  • Sentence Completion

The syllabus varies from exam to exam. The syllabus is available in their job advertisement also.

Reasoning Ability

Reasoning ability is a practice for solving multiple puzzles and solving types of questions. It just judges the IQ level. These are the total new things in competitive exams. Because you are already familiar with other three subjects in a little bit.

You have to study hard for this subject from the very beginning.

Here are the topics covered in this subjects are:

  • Coding-Decoding 
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Puzzles 
  • Syllogism
  • Clock problems 
  • Matrix 
  • Dictionary Rankings
  • Jumbled Words and Word Formation 
  • Order and Ranking
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Blood Relations 
  • Number and Letter Series
  • Analogy (both letter and number)
  • Direction Test
  • Logical Reasoning & Miscellaneous

Mathematics and Data Interpretation

You are already solving mathematics at your school and college level. Competitive exam mathematics consists of some of your old mathematics. 

The topics covered with this subjects are:

  • Profit and Loss 
  • Average and Age
  • Ratio and Proportion 
  • Mixture and Alligations
  • Time and Work 
  • Time and Distance
  • Simplification
  • Number System
  • Simple and Compound Interest 
  • Trigonometry
  • Geometry
  • Approximation
  • Pipe and Cistern 
  • Linear Algebra
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Mensuration (2-D and 3-D Figures)
  • Data Interpretation (Bar Chart, Line Chart, Pie Chart, Histogram, etc.)

General Awareness

If you want to crack the competitive examination you must be very good at general awareness. The subject consists of those exams the general knowledge, current affairs, history, geography, basic science, and so on.

For the current affair, you must read the daily newspaper and study the magazine. You may follow online editions of newspapers like The Hindu, The Economic Times and for the magazine reading, you may follow  Reader’s Digest, Competition Success Review, Pratiyogita Darpan.

The topics covered in General Awareness are:

  • Static GK (Includes Physics, Chemistry, History, Geography, Indian Polity, Economics, and Biology, etc.)
  • Current Affairs (of at least last 6 months)
  • Banking and Financial Awareness 
  • Computer Knowledge (History of Computers, memory, hardware and software, input and output devices, abbreviations, MS Office, computer terminology, networking, DBMS architecture, etc.

There are plenty of website who can publish general knowledge for competitive exam. Here are the list of few of them:

4. Fill the Form Carefully

You must the fill the application form carefully. In most cases many application forms are rejected due to the wrong information.

Today most of the job website offer online submission of forms. If you feel any doubts take the help of other. Check carefully each and every fields before submitting the form. 

Also be cautious when you pay the fees. There are many options available for payment of this fees. Be sure that after the payment you will received the payment confirmation receipts.

This is advisable to fill the form and pay the fees by using any laptop or desktop and always take a help of your elderly persons like brother or sister.

Also attached the supporting documents carefully. Check whether the documents upload or not. Read the main terms and conditions carefully before pressing the submit button.

5. Make a effective study plan

Every exam need preparation. As you can see when you appeared in class X exam, you studied rigorously for almost one year. In the same for getting success in Government exam you have spend same type of dedication with iron solid determination.

If you can remember then you will agree with me that at the class X exam you studied for 8-10 hours a day with a proper study plan.

Samely if you want to get success in Government exam you have to study minimum 8-10 hours study in a day.

Depending on examination divide the total day in some slots. Also keep a single day for revision.

If you already passed class X you can prepared for those exam which minimum qualification is class VIII passed out. It is a good practice to start the preparation after passing the class X. 

Atleast if you appear in the exam you will come to know the questions pattern, examination type and many other things. If you will unsuccessful then prepare for the next year and at time this experience will help you a lot.

6. Appear in Mock Test

Mock test is a perfect way to test your knowledge. There are lots of website available from where you can check your knowledge.

Here are lists of few of them:

The mock test and previous year question papers are also available offline. You can go and purchased at least last 10 years previous year question paper and solve it. You may purchase some of them from online sites like or

Conclusion: In this article on how to crack any competitive exam without coaching I try to figure out all the possible ways to prepare for the competitive exam without coaching. If you want to share your experience please drop this as a comment. 

I wish you a very very successful career ahead.