If you are one of those aspirants who wish to appear in UPSC Prelims Exam 2018, you should start your IAS preparation on a serious note. I feel that preliminary stage is most brutal stage because here, dreams of a large number of aspirants come to its end at least for a year. Yes, you understood very well that approx. 1000000 aspirants appear in UPSC Prelims exam and about 1500 moves to next stage of UPSC Mains.
So, if you are doing practise of answer writing for mains, keep aside it and first focus on UPSC Prelims Exam 2018. From today, devote at least three months for UPSC Prelims only. In first three months cover full syllabus of UPSC Prelims. After that start solving last year’s papers. You must have collection of papers from 2010 (minimum). These papers will help you to look for the areas which want time to prepare. For example you can find that in general studies paper questions of current awareness come from static GK also.
After second phase, get enrolled in any mock test series for UPSC Prelims 2018. These test series are must to check your time management. Not only this, mock test series help in identifying strength and weakness. No strategy can work universally. You have to make your customised strategy based on your strength and weakness.
But, few strategies always work that is time utilization and maximum revision. Revise again and again whatever you have prepared. First three months preparation will give idea that how much time you need to revise everything.
Once you solved old papers and appear in mock test series. Start revision. Revision should by at least three times before UPSC Prelims 2018. Don’t forget to spare time for your mental and physical heath. You need to take care of your eating habits and spare time for light exercise. Meditation should be must part of your time table of upsc preparation.
Wishing you good luck for UPSC Prelims Exam 2018.