Here is a suggested Study time table by Exam topper Santosh
Misra. It can help you plan out your studies for giving
Start in December
December to February: Finish your Optional Subject
"Optional Subject" is NOT the one you are going to be giving in the
prelims! The other optional subject! The one you will be giving in the
March & April: Devote fully to the Preparation of
Optional 1 (i.e., the subject you'll opt in the prelims) thoroughly.
May should be spent exclusively for Prelims. A selective and
precise coverage of syllabus for the prelims is required.
Give your Preliminary Exams!
Take a break after the Prelims for 10-15 days. Relax and
re-energize yourself for the last four months.
Complete the Optional-1 where you left it at the time of
Prelims. This should be done by the middle of July.
Give second half of July and August to your
Optional 2, once again.
Prepare all your General Studies including current
events in September and leave October for Revision.
Also prepare for your "English qualifying paper" and "Indian Language
qualifying" paper now! However, you are weak in English or the Indian
language, you will have start this preparation a little earlier!
Give your mains!
After your Mains are over, take a break for say a month or so.
keep reading Newspaper/Magazines (Hindu & Frontline's
events are a good combination).
From January you should start preparing for your round two.
the topics you could not do in your 1st attempt and try to cover any,
new areas where you feel you were weak. By March, you should be fully
prepare to tackle the Mains once again (hopefully you won't need it,
still it pays to be prepared).
In March the results come out and immediately afterwards you should start your interview preparation.
Give your interview! Get selected! OVER!
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We hope that YOU do succeed and help change the face of the
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