As the task is huge and the date for the exam is on the mark, you need to prepare a wealthy timetable and stick a progress chart to it. This is why you will need to create, adhere to and make adjustments to study plans. We have got some useful preparation tips for scheduling a timetable for the IAS exam.
Importance of Timetable for IAS Preparation
The human body functions much better when you have the clarity to expect what in advance. Moreover, we are creatures of habit and it leads to complete tasks easier. All you need to make preparations, recall presentations a habit for your brain. Here we have got some sort of importance of daily timetable if you are preparing for IAS examination. A daily timetable prepares your body and brain for the UPSC exams. Moreover, with the time built-in for revision and mock tests, you can build a healthy brain capacity for recall and presentation.
Study plan for the weekend
As the weekend is the best time to study because of the extra hours. Since you’d be having more time weekends as compared to the weekdays. Once in a while, you can spend the time doing something that doesn’t take up much time like watching any entertainment show or going for dinner with your pals.
The time table for IAS preparation for working professionals will be quite different. With many more commitments and minimum time, you might need to give it all on the weekends and keep a 3-5 hour study schedule to stick to the link that you learned on the weekdays.
How to make a timetable?
You should plan a weekly timetable for the next 9-10 months. Reserve two months before the exam date for revision. On the weekdays all you can try to cover two subjects on daily basis. We would also suggest you spare mandatory time to practice reading the newspaper. On weekends, try to revise an entire week’s study material and revise newspaper notes for current affairs. Moreover, schedule 30 minutes every day for writing two answers for essay writing practice.
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How to follow the timetable for the IAS exam?
It is very simple to create a timetable and plan your study schedule. But what if it is not followed? We have found some real motivation to stick to the schedule and follow it regularly.
Be honest about what you are doing. If you are not focusing on your work, you might as well be doing something else that excites you. Honesty could take you towards reality and fetch the lag if any.
Whatever you are doing, do it whole-heartedly. You should be serious about whatever task you are performing in the schedule.
This is one of the most important qualities everyone should have if you want to achieve something big. Discipline leads you towards success. Your discipline will make the timetable effective, and will always keep you in the process till you succeed.
Perseverance is the capacity to push on in the face of difficulties. No matter you fail hundred times, but one fine day you will achieve the best.
This is important in following the study plan. Without planning you will never know what has to be done and what can be achieved. You must have a day plan beforehand to be prepared and off the mark.
To avoid all the distractions in life, you need to focus on the present. You will slowly achieve the art of concentrating on the task and never ever distract whatever comes in.
Maintain your health
Understand the fact that you are appearing for a very big role. All you have to keep your mind fresh and maintain your health to take responsibility for the studies and crack the examination.
Enjoy the process
No great deed was achieved without enjoyment. To enjoy the process all you need to search for newness and up-gradation the process.
We hope that this article brings worth to your understanding about creating a timetable. Let us know in the comment section the challenges you are facing while creating the timetable and planning to fix a schedule.
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