Appearing for UPSC CSE Prelims in 2018? You are in last 60 days on UPSC preparation and about to face prelims on june 3, Time Management will matter in a big way during this phase. If utilized optimally these 60 days have a lot of really effective and impact worthy hours in it.
Till now you were in a subject ‘learning’ and ‘exam application’ mode. You must have been focused on learning the subjects without making any distinction between what part of subject UPSC prelims worthy or mains worthy, you were just enjoying the knowledge quest within the syllabus framework. That was ideal way to goo till now. That has to stop hereon.
In this leg the civil services preparation your strategy needs to be adjusted to immediate needs. Now, ‘Time’ is the most scarce resource you have. The current pressing need is getting more prelims performance out every time unit spent.
Although every individuals needs to have his/her own strategy and action plan depending on their strengths and weaknesses, a skeleton on a successful strategy will look something like this –
- If The individual has self evaluation lacking in CSAT, a regular chunk of daily time needs to be devoted towards CSAT. Just keep in mind we are just aiming for a performance somewhat above qualifying marks
- ‘Current Affairs’ and ‘Indian Economy’ are very important and most fluid and dynamic parts of the GS syllabus. It will require good daily devoted time. Dynamic data and analysis like Budget, Commission reports, Economic survey and Govt. Schemes needs to be dusted and updated, if not already.
- The rest of Time units needs to divided between subjects depending upon individual needs
- Geography + Ecology
- History + Art & Culture
- Science & Tech
Best of luck and keep working hard, UPSC CSE 2018 prelims is your’s for the taking!