How do you schedule your last 90 days of preparation? Now is the time to assimilate the knowledge you have gathered and test whether your knowledge is up to the mark of UPSC ask, relearn according to your test results and deepen your understanding of each subject. Of course, nothing can replace unadulterated curiosity and sheer indulgence in the learning process. The last 12 days have to be reserved for intensive revision of the subjects 2 days each for History, Polity, Economy, Geography and Science and Technology along with related current events associated with each subject (2 days – reserve) In the last 3 months before the prelims (except the last few days reserved for intensive revision) devote time to revise each subject and answer questions related to each. For instance, if you spend 2 hours for the revision of a subject, spend half an hour practicing previous year questions (or questions from any other reliable source) pertaining to the topics you revised. Keep time while answering (say 30 questions in 30 minutes). You have to relearn topics if you could not answer questions from them. Please make sure you have a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of all subjects which is a necessary and at times sufficient requirement for clearing prelims. You should have gone through the NCERT books and other standard books on the subjects and made notes out of them. Below are the links providing information about the basic books:
(Do analyze the newspapers simultaneously – you can limit it to CNA and DNA during the last 12 days if necessary) “One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation”-Arthur Ashe. Also remember, “Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something”-Morihei Ueshiba All the best!