Now you have only 30 days, so what you can do?
- Prioritise – Don’t Panic and plan your day with an objective in mind. Assuming you can study for 8 to 10 hours in a day. Devote your 100% time for Prelims and try to cover mains with the study of prelims.
- Set your Goal– Make a chart/list of things you want to cover in next 25 days. Set your goal and daily at the end of the day analyse your progress. The target should be realistic. This activity is extremely important because it will keep you alert and if you achieve even 80% of your target every day you are doing great. ( How and What- given below)
- Comfort yourself– In November last 9 days only revision of GA and one mock every day. A day before your exam make a visit to your center and make yourself comfortable with the availability of transportation and traffic. Set your exam tool kit a day before. Attempt mock test in during day time in a noisy and uncomfortable environment, you never know what type of broken chair or messy computer you are going to get in the exam. You can also attempt some tests in a cyber cafe to avoid your over dependence on your own PC/Laptop.
- Be confident, you have nothing to lose.
- Trust in your mentors whosoever it is.
How and What?
Assuming you have a 10 hrs day then till October End ideally I would have done this strategy
- One full length test for prelims – 2 hrs
- Analyse your attempts from these four aspects- 3 hrs ( it takes lot of time)
- Questions which were done incorrectly- How to do them correctly.
- Questions which were done correctly- is there any other way to do them faster without compromising on accuracy.
- Questions which you could have done but left- How to maximise your efforts.
- Questions you are doing incorrectly on a regular basis- How to avoid this trap.
- Building General Awareness – 3 Hrs- Current affairs ( May to October)- GK Today, Vajiram’s monthly, Pratiyogita Darpan, Affairs cloud, Maggubhai (Editorials / Economic Affairs), Vision Monthly, Competition in Focus by Arihant Publications, Any random GK test of previous year exams of similar type like IBPS, LIC, NABARD etc. Hard copy sources are always helpful in revision right before the exam.
- Building English- 1 hr- Write (Type) one page essay, one summary and solve any random quiz
- Management- 1 hr – Any chapter on a regular basis from the any source.
- Building ESI/FM- 2hrs- India Year book, Vikaspedia, Union Budget, Eco Survey, RBI related news, Government Schemes, News related to IBRD, IMF, WTO etc., PIB
- Building Finance – 2hrs – Chapters from Bharti Pathak
- Building General Awareness – 3 Hrs- Current affairs ( May to October)- GK Today, Vajiram’s monthly, Pratiyogita Darpan, Affairs cloud, Maggubhai (Editorials / Economic Affairs), Vision Monthly, Competition in Focus by Arihant Publications. Any random GK test of previous year exams of similar type like IBPS, LIC, NABARD etc.
- Building English- 1 hr- Write (Type) one page essay, one summary and solve any random quiz.
- Management- 2 hr – Any chapter on a regular basis from any source.
Day 3- Do the Day 1
Day 4- Do the Day 2
Things to avoid – Too much social media. The best is to go to a telegram or FB group if you are looking for a particular study material and that can be availed from that platform. Otherwise it is just another way to tire your brain.
Essentials – Breaks between studies and a compulsory morning walk/yoga or any light physical workout. Eat healthy it helps your body to perform well.
If you don’t have a 10 hours every day do the Day “1” only and break it in two days.
This is just a model strategy you can devise your own. The crux of this post is set your goal, devise a strategy and stay honest to yourself.
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