Hardly a month is left with UPSC Aspirants to prepare for the UPSC Examination effectively. A month may sound reassuringly time but the reality is that it adds up everything you’ll need to do between now and then. UPSC Prelims can be quite unexpected and much vast at the same time. Final month of approaching UPSC should be planned well.
Educolada is here to tell you about some efficient UPSC revision strategies to further enhance your preparations.
1. Normal Revision Technique :
This is the standard technique used for revision. We all have been following this common technique since our school days. If you study and forget as the time passes by, then you have adopted this method of revision. To compensate the same, you have to study again and again to keep remembering things.
Consider a UPSC aspirant who studied Polity in November and got happy with his studies. After studying for 4 hours, his memory level is 100%. After one month, he again studies the same portion from Polity subject, he could think of only 60% of the facts. So he has to study for 2 hours to keep it 100%.
Again, one month later the aspirant studies the same polity topics, he could only recall 40%. So again, he has to study for 3 hours to make his memory level 100%.
This is what really happens in Normal Revision Technique. When the time passes by, UPSC aspirant loses his memory level of a subject and so he has to spend more time to re-erect the memory level again and again.
2. Frequent Revision Technique :
An unshared secret in the Frequent Revision Technique is the single word “Steadiness”. In a nutshell, it emphasizes a UPSC aspirant to study repeatedly with not more than 5 days gap.
For example, a UPSC aspirant who follows Frequent Revision Technique studied Polity on November 1st and achieved 100% memory level.
According to his UPSC Exam study plan he had study time for Polity on November 6th, he assesses his memory level by answering UPSC previous year question paper, it was 90 %. He has to spend just 15-20 minutes for reinstating that to 100%.
Again he got time to study Polity on November 10th, he discovers he had 95% of memory level. Now he has to spend less than 15 minutes to fix his memory to 100%.
Therefore, More often you study, you save the time and even energy.
3. Educolada Revision Technique :
Set Daily Targets in order to avoid any extra burden. Revise whatever you have studied till date but now with a focussed approach. Do not burden yourself with extra load unless something is extremely important.
Based on targets, get Daily revision tests which include both Prelims and Mains questions. Allot not more than 4-5 days to each of the Prelims topics likewise you will finish entire syllabus during first 30 Days.
After 30 days, second round of revision will begin and you must have revised the entire Prelims syllabus twice. The method of revision matters a lot. You should be systematic not haphazard or else you’ll miss out on many important topics while revising and regret later.