If you can recall the 4*100m relay ,you will often find that the last lap is most crucial and it has the potential to change the results of the relay completely !
You all must have been preparing for civil services for a year or few now ,but you might still get nervous when the notification is released . A lot of students come up with this question -‘ What to do in the last 3 months or 100 days ?’
These 100 days can be called the Last Lap of UPSC Prelims .Here is its significance :
1. Significant for consolidation of preparation
2. Current Affairs preparation
3. Test series
There are certain basic rules to follow in the last lap.
Rule 1 – Consolidate your preparation
Check if you have completed the syllabus atleast once for now .If not,ensure you finish the uncompleted portions and subject first
Rule 2 – Monitor your test performance
Check if your scores are improving ,you are able to finish the paper on time and also coding the answers properly.
Rule 3 – Health
Eat well and sleep well.Summers are approaching and ensure you don’t fall sick .
Rule 4 – No breaks
A break for a wedding or a family gathering is not recommended in the last 3 months. As far as possible devote your self completely for the preparation.
Now keeping the rules in mind ,I shall share a tentative study plan for last 100 days .
Day 1-10 – Revision of Polity
Day 11-17 – Revision of Modern Indian History
Day 18- 25- Revison of Geography
Day 26- 32- Revision of Indian Economy
Day 33- 39- Revision of Environoment ,Science and Tech
Day 40- 42 – Economic Survey ,budget,India Year Book (Selective Reading)
Day 43- 45- Ancient ,Medieval And Culture
Day 46-55 – Current Affairs of 1 year
Day 56- 60 – Revision of Polity
Day 61-64 – Revision of Modern Indian History
Day 65 – 68- Revison of Geography
Day 69- 71- Revision of Indian Economy
Day 72- 74- Revision of Environoment ,Science and Tech
Day 75- 76- Economic Survey ,budget,India Year Book
Day 77-80 – Current Affairs of 1 year
Day 81-82 – Ancient ,Medieval And Culture
Day 83-85 – Revision of Polity
Day 86-87 – Revision of Modern Indian History
Day 88-90- Revison of Geography
Day 91- 92- Revision of Indian Economy
Day 93-94 Revision of Environoment ,Science and Tech
Day 95- Economic Survey ,budget,India Year Book
Day 96-98 – Current Affairs of 1 year
Day 99 – Ancient ,Medieval And Culture
Day 100- Relax .!
Also,along with this you will have to
A. Prepare for CSAT for one hour every day
B.Also allot time for writing any tests that you have enrolled .
This is just a tentative schedule of 3 revisions of basic Prelims material .You may change to suit your convenience and calibre .
All the best