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50 days UPSC Prelims study and revision plan 2021

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We know it is never too early to start for the UPSC Prelims but it is also never too late if we have a good strategy.

UPSC Prelims 2021 is on the horizon, so it is time to consolidate your preparation and focus on the score maximizing topics. This is where 50 days Revision Plan comes in. Here is a step-by-step time tested “Revision Plan” for the next 50 days.

Prelims 2021 Plan


Important Techniques

  1. Schedule your day before leaving the bed in the morning and stick to this as far as possible.
  2. Avoid Normal Revision Technique which students followed in their school and college days. In last 50 days revise weak areas, like on 3rd, 6th, 9th, 12th & 15th day of the same topics/chapters
  3. Analyze previous year's paper: It would help in listing the important static part of Subjects and indicates the Shifting trends/Changing patterns.
  4. Self Assessment: Always observe yourself, you are the best guide of yourself. You must know where you lack and how much time you need to devote that topic.
  5. Don’t devote too much time on reading newspaper. Current affairs magazines are more helpful at this stage of exam preparation.
  6. Never make notes of Books like Laxmikant and Spectrum, which themselves are notes of standard books. Topic wise short notes can make difference.

Approach to Mock Tests

  1. It’s good if you have already following a test series plan rigorously otherwise practice mock tests smartly in such a short span of time.
  2. Practice tests improve time management and other mistakes which aspirants commit during exam.
  3. Allot symbols to attempted, unattempted and confused questions which needs guess work.
  4. Work on eliminate technique by carefully watching options and reading extreme words like like only, not, never, none, always, etc.
  5. Post test self assessment is important to find out the weak areas.

Do’s and Don’ts

  1. Work Smartly: It is the time of consolidation and finding your strong and weak areas. On that basis you can allot time/days for subjects.
  2. Cramming Wisely: Question papers have become more conceptual and dynamic- this needs a holistic approach and too much strategy of cramming facts will not help.
  3. Limited Sources: Source is like an old trusted friend, which will always help you in the time of need. There is no time for reading new books, which our brain usually forced us to do, decide on a few and stick with them.
  4. Aptitude tests: Don’t forget to practice Aptitude mock test as it has emerged as a villain. GS paper will be evaluated only if you clear CSAT by getting 33% or 66 marks. Cover aspects like comprehension, mental ability, and logical reasoning while taking aptitude tests.
  5. Time Management: Do not spend your energy by talking and discussing unusually. Avoid stressful people and follow Eat, Sleep, Study & Meditate strategy for better results.
  6. Say no to Facebook, Instagram, Web series or any other social media platform which can easily distract you.


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S no. Date Module-Short Code First Half
(Subject- topic wise)
Source Second Half
(Current Affairs)
CSAT Practice


Polity & Governance (1ST Reading)

Current affairs
Day 1 9 may 2021 p1
  • Historical Background & Making of the Constitution,
  • Preamble, Salient Features of the Constitution
  • Directive Principles of State Policy,
  • Fundamental rights
  • Fundamental Duties
  • Secondary Source: Our Constitution - Shubash Kashyap
  • NCERT XI - Working of Indian Constitution and Indian Constitution at Work
  • India Year Book
June Current Affairs-1 (Half of the magazine) 2020
Day 2 10 may 2021 p2
  • Basic Structure of the Constitution
  • Amendment of the Constitution
  • Centre-State Relations
  • Inter-State Relations
  • Emergency Provisions
  • Union and its Territory
  • Citizenship
June Current Affairs-2 2020
Day 3 11 may 2021 p3
  • Parliamentary System
  • Federal System
  • Prime Minister
  • Central Council of Ministers
  • Parliament
  • Cabinet Committees
  • Parliamentary Committees
  • Parliamentary Forums
  • Parliamentary Group
  • Governor,
  • CM,
  • Council of Ministers
  • State Legislature
July Current Affairs-1 2020
Day 4 12 may 2021 p4
  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Supreme Court
  • High Court
  • Subordinate Courts
  • Tribunals
  • Panchayati Raj
  • Municipalities
  • Special Provisions for Some States
  • Scheduled and Tribal Areas
July Current Affairs-2 2020
Day 5 13 may 2021 p5
  • Constitutional and Non Constitutional Bodies
  • Official Language
  • NITI Aayog
  • Co-operative Societies
  • Political Parties
  • Elections
  • Voting Behaviour
  • Anti-Defection Law
  • Pressure Groups
  • Election Laws
August Current Affairs-1 2020
Day 6 14 may 2021
August Current Affairs-2 2020

Indian and World Geography

Day 7 15 may 2021 G1
Physical Geography
  • The Origin and Evolution of the Earth and Universe
  • Interior of the Earth
  • Distribution of Oceans and Continents
  • Minerals and Rocks
  • Geomorphic Processes
  • Composition and Structure of Atmosphere
  • Solar Radiation, Heat Balance and Temperature
  • Atmospheric Circulation and Weather Systems
  • Water in the Atmosphere
  • NCERT Class XI :INDIA-Physical Environment Geography
  • NCERT Class XI: -Fundamentals of Physical Geography
  • NCERT Class XII: Fundamentals of Human Geography
  • NCERT Class XII: India People and Economy
  • GC Leong
September Current Affairs-1 2020
Day 8 16 may 2021 G2
Indian Geography
  • Location
  • Structure and Physiography
  • Drainage System
  • Climate
  • Natural Vegetation
  • Soils
  • Natural Hazards and Disasters
September Current Affairs-2 2020
Day 9 17 may 2021 G3
Physical geography
  • Water (Oceans)
  • Movements of Ocean Water
  • Islands and corals Reefs
  • The Oceans

NCERT Human Geography:
  • Primary Activities
  • Secondary Activities
  • Tertiary and Quaternary Activities
  • Transport and Communication
  • International Trade

Economic Geography
  • Population
  • Migration
  • Human Development
  • Human Settlements
  • Land Resources and Agriculture
  • Water Resources
  • Mineral and Energy Resources
  • Manufacturing Industries
  • Planning and Sustainable Development in Indian Context
  • Transport and Communication
  • International Trade
October Current Affairs-1 2020
Day 10 18 may 2021
October Current Affairs-2 2020