When you are thinking of joining any coaching institute, do not go bytheir advertisements. Many institutes only keep the names of toppers even ifthey visited their institute for open mock interview as it was free. There aregradations in the level of engagement a topper has with an institute, and youneed to recognize this before you decide to join them.
It is always advisable to take the opinion of those who have alreadytaken mppsc coaching in that institute,to make an informed decision. Their response should be given more importanceand not pamphlets or advertisements.
About the capacity of teachers in coachinginstitutes?
Many a times, aspirants (especially beginners) place a lot of trust andcredibility in the coaching teachers. Some teachers are really good but someare just awful. Especially in special subjects like GS, reading standard booksand referring to internet will tell you whether what you are being taught in mppsc coaching in indore institutes isright or just rubbish.
You can also search the blogs of toppers on that particular topic, whowould have given an accurate account of their opinion about the institute.
How useful are coaching notes? Can they replacestandard books?
Standard books are important because they are written from the ground upand they form the foundation of your knowledge. Once you have read the standardbooks, reading coaching mppsc notes becomes not only a lot easier, butyou can also see where a small subject fits into that bigger picture.
The problem with just reading coaching mppsc notes is that they give you such a bigpicture perspective. What you will be left with are fragmented concepts andbroken knowledge that do not stay in your memory for long. For long termmemory, we need context of a topic, so you should always start with standardbooks.
While reading the mppsc notes, remember these:
1. MPPSC Coaching in indore notes are helpfuland they are easy to revise before the exam. But they can only complement butnever replace standard books.
2. Always map your notesto the chapters and topics of the course. Most of the coaching institutes donot cover the syllabus completely. Even if they do, they usually run through afew chapters. So when you see that a topic is not covered well in your notes,read yourself from other sources and make mppsc handwritten notes.
3. Coaching notes andmaterials come in handy to cover a specific topic. For example for subject likegovernment schemes, instead of laboring to compile them from the websites ofministries, it is better that you buy compilation booklet of any institute.Smart work saves you a lot of time.
4. You must rememberthat MPPSC is not at all like an undergraduate exam. In college, it is quiteeasy to just read notes and score well. But in MPPSC, the questions are of highlevel and of deep analytical depth. Usually, no question comes directly fromyour mppsc coaching notes. It is the clarityof your concepts - especially in the optional - that will help you write goodanswers.
Should I take coaching for GS?
General Studies is not quantum physics. MPPSC only expects candidates tohave a generalist understanding of a wide range of topics. So if you have thematerial with you and can study on your own, you will be able to understand thesubject and hence GS coaching isn’t really necessary. You only need to go themarket, buy the relevant GS material or coaching notes and study on your own.